Awesome beauty tips in 2021? The drugstore is a treasure trove for all kinds of great lip balms, but if you’re forced to choose just one, make it this guy. A classic for years, it’s beloved among beauty editors, both for its creamy consistency, as well as the gorgeous shades it comes in, ideal for anyone craving just a hint of color. As the name suggests there are in fact 101 different ways to use this ointment—we’re talking everything from dabbing it onto nipples that are sore from breast-feeding to using it on your dog’s dry paws (seriously). Go ahead and try them all, but don’t forget that it’s an awesome option for chapped lips, thanks to the pure lanolin it uses to create a protective seal against the elements.
A textured updo feels romantic and effortless so your accessories should capture this vibe. Find small pins that you can scatter to the side of your updo, or a medium sized comb which can sit in the middle to frame your wedding veil. Depending on the size of your bun and your face shape, exaggerated earrings will balance out your look and will bring attention to the front and sides. It would be a shame to cover up beautiful braids and twists so pair this look with a sheer minimalist veil or position it just above the bun (rather than the crown of your head). Avoid veils with extra wide combs (i.e. wider than 3-3.5 inches) as larger veil combs will look too bulky. Veils attached to smaller combs from 1.5 inches to 3 inches will create a more contemporary finish.
Eye-makeup. It’s a make or break point to your make-up look. Begin with lighter shades towards the inner of your eyelids and blend with darker nude shades on the outer eye edges. Do not mix darker shades entirely, rather give it a soft look blended with sharp hues. If you love cat eyeliner, practice crazy for it! It’s tricky and is not the last-minute choice. Apply a medium volume mascara to give your eyes a lenient look.
Use the hairpieces to show the density and richness of the hair. Thanks to them, the hairstyle will last longer. Add elements of braids and weaves, connecting them on the crown zone, after making a small pile for a more harmonious image. You can leave a few strands of hair falling out on your face so that the image remains light and fresh. This hairstyle is a great addition to the light, flying look. It will emphasize weightlessness and naturalness. A lush dress, a flying veil, a sprig of beads or pearls will make it even more attractive.
Don’t wear makeup with pore-clogging ingredients. For all the salicylic acid out there, there are certain ingredients to steer clear of. “People who suffer from acne should avoid makeup that contains mineral oil or lanolin,” Dr. Nazarian says. “These ingredients are comedogenic, meaning they have a high likelihood of clogging pores and triggering acne.” Check the labels to make sure your complexion products don’t contain either. See even more info on essence say no to dark circles. There are numerous anti-acne products available in pharmacies that do not require a prescription. The pharmacist can recommend one that suits your needs. However, for a specialized treatment it is best to consult a dermatologist. The products available on the market include in their composition an antibacterial agent that can also have a drying effect of the skin, namely benzoyl peroxide, or salicylic acid, an anti-inflammatory agent that is very effective in removing bacteria from the skin surface.
Your pent-up stress is breeding new pimples. Stress triggers acne, and acne results in more stress—ah, the very vicious cycle. When you’re under pressure, your skin produces stress hormones, including cortisol, that can stimulate your oil glands to make testosterone, Dr. Downie explains. This then increases your oil production and clogs your pores. What you can do differently: Work out regularly, meditate, and take time out of your busy schedule to focus on yourself. All these things will help you release stress, so your body doesn’t continue to release hormones that are trying to wreak havoc on your skin.
Age-inclusivity has finally blossomed in the beauty industry, which means individuals are not only dying their hair a fashion-forward silver but are embracing their natural grey hairs too. As Pinterest searches for ‘going gray’ increased by 879 per cent this year, Redken’s global creative colour director Josh Wood explains how to manage the transition in 2019. “Work with a colourist to try to get the hairline as light as your natural grey. If the eye sees the lightest colour against the face it will give the appearance of being totally grey.” Then, use a glossing service like the DIA Richesse service at L’Oréal Professionnel salons nationwide, to subtle decrease any patchiness. You might also want to consider cutting your hair, as “the shorter you go the more any existing colour you are using will be cut out, thus exposing more of the natural colour and grey”, says Wood.
Don’t forget about the beauty sleep! You may find the expression “beauty sleep” exaggerated, but know that it is not so. Very little stress and sleep increase the production of sebum from the skin, which, in combination with dust and dirt, blocks the respiration of the pores and thus the pimples appear. So sleep 8 hours a night and, if you can, at least 30 minutes at lunch.