Skin Articles

Summer’s Best Beauty Products

Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner

Want to get the scoop on the best beauty products for this year voted by real woman like you? Read on and choose between the drugstore or department store option. The Best Shampoo From Drugstores: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo ($3) Adds great shine to hear and make you the girl with the amazing smelling hair! From Department/Specialty Stores: Redken All Soft Shampoo ($15; for salons) The perfect shampoo for coarse textures, it infuses moisture when hair feels dry. [...]

Your Skin, All Figured Out

Should you pop? Scrub? Inject? You are always hearing different answers to these tough questions, so we got experts to go head-to-head on your six most confusing skin issues – and the best advice won! Of course you’ve heard of team Conan versus Team Leno, and Wall Street versus Main Street, but what about Team Pop a Pimple versus Team Let It Be? Or shaving cream versus good old-fashioned soap? Hey, in beauty land, those are legit conflicts too! So [...]

Skin FAQs

Q: Do I really need to invest in an eye cream? Or can I just use my regular face cream around my eyes? A: Eye cream is a vital part of every skin care regimen for many reasons. The eye area is the first spot on the face to show aging. Normal skin is around two millimeters thick, but eyelid skin is only 0.5 millimeters thick. So eye creams, which tend to be more emollient than most face creams, will [...]

Try… A salon Style Blowout

It’s amazing what a good hair day can do for the psyche. When we look in the mirror and see a cascade of shiny, bouncy hair, suddenly asking for that promotion or striking up a conversation with the cutie in the elevator doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Unfortunately, good hair days, like the weather, are hard to predict. But contrary to what it may seem, a gorgeously styled head of hair isn’t derived from a random bout of [...]

Beauty School: Self-Tanning

How to get a faux all-over glow, without making any faux pas: 1. Start in the shower. Shave your legs and use a loofah to slough off dead skin. Avoid using an exfoliator loaded with essential oil, as it may react with the self-tanner and cause splotchy, streaky areas. 2. Pat yourself dry post-shower. Put on a pair of disposable latex gloves and apply the tanner. Start by using a quarter-sized amount for each leg. Rub, rub, rub until you [...]