Though it's been used for centuries for both medicinal and aesthetic purposes, charcoal is now being heralded as the latest buzz-worthy beauty ingredient, popping up in acne-fighting face washes and masks, cleansing sponges, body bars, scalp-soothing shampoos, and cream eye liners. But don't go raiding your husband's BBQ stash in hopes of turning that unused charcoal into an at-home remedy!
What these products contain is activated coal, a form of carbon that's been processed and treated with oxygen at high temperatures to increase its adsorption. What the heck does that mean ayways?
Penélope Cruz is, without a doubt, one of the most gorgeous women on this planet. The woman is so naturally stunning, I'm convinced she's never had plastic surgery, Botox, fillers or any other plastic procedure ever. She's a classic beauty who takes care of herself the good old fashioned way--you know with anti-aging creams and healthy food. But she recently let us in on a little secret during an interview with InStyle magazine. You'll never guess how she keeps her skin so youthful and radiant!
Good news: There's a new skin treatment procedure that promises decrease the appearance of stretch marks by a whopping 90 percent! But before you get your hopes up, you should know there's a catch. The treatment requires patients to undergo a procedure so painful, it's been compared to actual torture. Still game? Well, then keep reading for the rest of the cringe-worthy deets.
I had no idea how badly I'd been treating my skin until I finally became a beauty writer. For years I considered sunscreen optional, assuming that the extra melanin in my brown complexion would protect me from burning, discoloration or worse, cancer. Boy was I wrong! Apparently everything I thought I knew about sun protection, hyperpigmentation, manchas and even aging was false. I blame my Latina mother for all these crazy beauty myths I believed!Continue Reading >
There's a BIG difference between a beautiful summer glow and super shiny face. I have combination skin, which means during the colder months I struggle with dryness and in the summertime I have to keep tissues within arm's reach to wipe off my greasy T-zone. Luckily, I've mastered how to keep oil in check!
I don't know what's been going on with my combination skin, but I've been suffering from breakouts more often than usual. I've tried everything under the sun from fancy acne treatments to DIY remedies, but nothing was working until I finally took advice from a good friend of mine. My friend Juwon suffers from breakouts herself. In fact, she claims she gets cystic acne but with that super clear complexion of hers, I didn't believe her. What's even more surprising than that is what she uses to banish pimples and blemishes. Want to take a guess? It's oil!
I've been on a mission to look like I'm 21 (or at least 25) forever. Well, more like for as long as I possibly can anyway. And as much as I love to splurge on fancy skincare and hair products, I have to admit that some of the best beauty goodies out there don't come with a high price tag. In fact, they are crazy cheap and available in most local health food stores. And let me let you in on a little secret: some of these babies work better than anything else out there that I've ever tried!Continue Reading >
Every woman wants to look her best, no matter her age. But sometimes the very things that we do to protect our skin and face--like cleansing and applying lotions--can actually make us look older, if done the wrong way. So how do you know which of your daily habits could be aging you? Read on to find out!
It's summer which means it's time to start loading up on the SPF! The strong UV rays can take a huge toll on your skin, resulting in everything from wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, dullness and even hyperpigmentation. A lot of us tend to get careless when we're out in the sun and then suffer the consequences come fall. But the damage isn't always reversible and the best way to deal with signs of aging is to prevent them from appearing in the first place!
Summer is finally here and it seems everyone's already in a better mood! After all, sunshine, beach, and BBQs...what's not to love?! The only downside? All that time outdoors can wreak havoc on your skin, especially if you don't take extra precaution. The good news is you don't have to stay indoors all day! There are a few tricks to help you rejuvenate your skin overnight, so you can enjoy the beautiful weather during the day. Check them out below!