Masks are treatments you can add to your skincare routine as a weekly boost, but knowing which ones are right for your skin will yield the best results. From soaking up excess oils to delivering antioxidant protection and smoothing out a rough complexion, there's a formula out there to improve your skin. Get ready to pamper and learn what to look for to treat your complexion woes when you keep reading.
If you haven't yet incorporated cleansing wipes into your beauty routine, you really are missing out on one of the easiest ways to: a) freshen up and b) clear your skin of impurities. Created to make our lives a little bit easier, face wipes are fuss-free, mess-free and best of all, they actually work. There are a tonne out there — from deep-cleaning to sensitive skin variations, purifying, moisturising, cheap wipes, expensive wipes and more — so we've narrowed the list down to 10, to cover a range of possible needs and price points. Check out our picks, then give them a go! You'll marvel at the results and simplicity of it all.
Once you stir these hair concoctions, you'll truly believe in the term hair food. However, if you don't have the time to whip something up, you can always add a drop of coconut oil to the conditioner you already have. Get Asemanfar's favourite recipes to remedy your specific hair woes when you read more.
A trip to the hair salon for a trim or a full-on cut almost always includes a massaging shampoo and conditioning session, but what your stylist probably doesn't do next is actually dry your hair before running scissors through your strands. Such is not the case for stylist Eiji Yamane, who is perfecting the art of the dry haircut at his New York salon, Eiji. He learned the pioneering technique under the late John Sahag, and he explains why the dry-cut is a better option.
"The dry-cut is known for its ability to sculpt, shape, and save time on styling," Yamane explains. He starts off with wet, cleansed hair, and analyses the client's strands from a wet state to a dry state as he blow-dries the hair. This enables a stylist to better assess texture, movement, and how the hair naturally falls, which makes for a much more customised cut for each individual's needs.
Once the hair has been dried and assessed, Yamane then runs a flat iron through the hair to help seal the ends while cutting. During this process, he comes up with a cutting plan. "Dry-cuts are tapered at the end, so there is a no demarcation or defining line," he explains. "No cut is ever the same and the style only improves while cutting your hair dry." For curly-haired folks, using a flat iron depends on each client's needs.
Yamane has also been educating stylists in Washington, Chicago, and Boston on the dry-cutting technique, and hopes to expand to more cities. Once you do get a dry haircut, Yamane recommends returning after three months for up-keep or one month for clients with shorter hair.
Keep your personality in mind:
"You want the fragrance you choose to perfectly capture your essence and smell amazing to everyone around you," Bukowski says. "Your persona, including your style, fashion profile, and things you like to do, can help determine what scent best fits your personality." So if you're looking for a feminine fragrance and are a romantic at heart, then reach for something with floral notes. Anything frilly make your stomach turn? Look for something with notes that skew cleaner.
Get it on: Sniffing from the bottle or a perfume tester strip won't suffice, nor will merely admiring it on another person. "In searching for that signature scent, be sure to smell it on your own skin, as it could smell differently on you than someone else," Bukowski notes. Get more tips when you keep reading.
A whiter smile is on top of just about everyone's beauty wish list. While you might already know about the foods that cause discolouration, did you know that there are foods you could munch on to help you win the battle of a bright smile? It's as easy as snacking your way to pearly whites when you add these seven superfoods.
Oranges and Pineapples
Oranges and pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain, which acts like a natural stain remover. Research shows that bromelain can help break up plaque, and plaque can lead to some serious tooth decay if it isn't kept in check. Get more of your teeth-whitening shopping list now.
There are two groups of smile bandits: substances that stain and those that erode. Then, there are the double threats (hint: you'll probably be giving up all soft drinks after reading this post). Today, we're taking a deeper look into what might be stopping you from keeping those pearly whites their most glistening. To find out which foods are harming your teeth — and why you shouldn't take the time to brush after eating — keep reading.
While we often treat myself ourselves to a mani/pedi, the idea of cuticle oil can be foreign to some — who uses that stuff anyway? Well, we all should. And two to three times a day! We spoke with Mandi Levanah, Revitanail Nail Care's expert, ambassador and celebrity manicurist — she did Rihanna's nails when she was last in Sydney — to find out about cuticle care. What she told us about nail salons and letting them snip your skin will astound you. Click through.