I’ve always been taught that a beautiful complexion starts from within. No amount of makeup can truly mask bad skin. You need to sleep well, eat well, and avoid smoking and tanning at all costs (if only everyone could see side-by-side photos of how they would look if they did and didn’t indulge in these!).
Whether it’s an issue of time or whether it’s an issue of price, for many of us, getting to the spa as often as we’d like simply isn’t an option. With that in mind I asked two experts to share their favorite exfoliating, do-it-yourself recipes to help transition from the warm to the cooler weather.
NYFW had some crazy looks this season, especially Hood by Air’s un-blended contoured faces (read: clown makeup). One place where we saw beauty that can actually inspire real women was at Theory’s show where La Prairie and makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo led the team.
I’ll make a long story short and say that a few months ago I had a cut on my body that wasn’t healing. Nothing worked. Finally I was given a bit of Botox, and lo and behold, the small cut was healed. With that I learned that Botox has a number of uses unrelated to making wrinkles disappear.
You know I love my oils. I clean and treat my face with them, and use them to moisturize my body; so you won’t be surprised that I’m in love with Avène’s Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil. For one thing, oil is the best way to clean naturally, but the important thing here is the hydration and moisture retention.
If you’re looking for the next big thing in beauty, odds are you’ll find it on Peach and Lily or Cupidrop. Both sites stock exclusively Korean products. While much has been made about the 10-step Korean beauty routine, there’s plenty to covet even if you don’t have the time or funds for an extensive regimen.