Gwyneth Paltrow has a lot to offer: she's talented, she has a great sense of humor, she can sing, she dresses well, and she might have the most flawless skin we've ever seen. She attributes her glowing complexion to celebrity esthetician Sonya Dakar, who regularly prepares Gwyneth for big events with an apple stem cell facial. We ventured to Beverly Hills to meet with Sonya, learn the key components of the facial, and even get tips on how to create a version for ourselves at home. Best of all, the ingredients you need can be found at your local supermarket. Now there's no excuse not to give this a try!
We've all done it. It's the painful moment when the razor sweeps across the skin in the most awkward of ways, causing an unbelievable amount of bleeding. While most of us are careful to prevent major cuts from happening, sometimes the nicks can get the best of us. There are far better methods than the classic toilet paper scrap. Check out seven surprising ways to stop bleeding from razor nicks, when you keep reading.
Facials can be a great way to amp up your complexion, but often times post-treatment breakouts can result. We sat down with Dallas Port, a celebrity esthetician from the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, who let us in on several insider skin care secrets, why we break out after facials, and how to get the most out of your next spa visit. On Kirbie: Forever 21 top.
Now that you have your face glowing with this DIY face mask that we posted in honour of Earth Week, next up is an easy DIY body scrub that'll have you ready to show some skin, right now! "I'm a huge fan of coffee grounds, and not just for your morning cup, but for your body as well," explains Jessica Kernochan, founder of eco beauty brand LaLicious. "The caffeine can help diminish the appearance of cellulite, and the coconut oil will hydrate and smooth your skin to perfection."
1 cup coffee grounds
1/2 cup white or brown sugar
1 cup coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly. After you've washed your hair and body, massage the scrub on wet skin and rinse with warm water. Your skin will be soft, hydrated, and ready to be bared in your favourite warm-weather ensembles.
April is Earth Month, which is why we're celebrating with a series of easy DIY beauty recipes from Jessica Kernochan, founder of eco beauty brand LaLicious. Today we're sharing her quick and easy facial, which contains just three ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. "I love pumpkins for its vitamin A, vitamin C, and zinc," Kernochan says. "Pumpkin also regulates oil production, reduces the appearance of pore size, and protects against free-radical damage."
3 teaspoons canned organic pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon milk
Directions: Mix the ingredients together thoroughly, and brush onto freshly cleansed skin. Let dry 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water to reveal soft, glowing skin.
Internationally, April has been designated Rosacea Awareness Month, which is a perfect time for us to learn more about the inflammatory condition. Many mistake the facial redness or bumps for acne, but there are tell-tale signs you may be dealing with rosacea instead. And although there is no cure, dermatologists can provide treatment. There are even some beauty tricks you can employ to diminish the appearance of rosacea.
Sure, great skin is the result of regular cleansing and exfoliation, but that doesn't always have to come in the form of a store-bought tube. Some of the best acne fighters out there are hiding right under your nose . . . or in your pantry. To see the five surprising zit-zappers you have lying around your own home, just keep reading.
We're in the middle of a hot and humid Summer but, unfortunately, the common cold stops for nothing, not even a heatwave. If you're feeling under the weather, but OK enough to head out into the world (and you're certain you won't be spreading the germ love around), there are a few quick things to do with your makeup and skin care routine to look like you're 100 percent. Nobody will know you'd rather be in bed!
The fruit basket at Yes to Carrots is growing with the introduction of their new line, Yes to Grapefruit. Each of the seven new offerings is designed to correct and repair discolouration. "A lot of customers are growing up with us and are now looking for something a little bit different," founder Ido Leffler told WWD. "[They are] starting to worry about how they look in regards to complexion." Grapefruit is a proven remedy for dark spots and has anti-inflammatory benefits, too. The line includes body wash, eye cream, serum, face scrub, body cream, face moisturiser, and the Yes To fan favourite, cleansing wipes. The products will be available in chemists in the US from this March, but we'll keep you posted on Australian on-sale dates. Even as Yes To grows, the brand maintains its devotion to natural beauty (some products are up to 99 percent natural). If you snubbed carrots, passed on tomatoes, side-stepped cucumbers, and brushed off blueberries, the tropical scent and bright packaging will have you saying Yes To grapefruit!
Suffering from eczema as an adult can really bring you down, but make 2013 the year to take back control over your skin. As always, it's best to visit your dermatologist to seek his or her advice on what types of care you need, whether it's a prescription for steroids or an at-home remedy. Once you have your doctor's approval, see five ways to fight the itch steroid-free.