Dressing for the winter can be tough. You have to wrestle with the balance of dressing warmly, yet not too warmly once you make it indoors, and ensure you still look cute and not like the Michelin Man. This winter, master the skill of layering and you will be amazed at all of the new outfits you can create while still fighting the chill of the season.
Get out the down coat, winter is here and is in full swing. Staying warm is hard to do without wanting to boost up the thermostat to make it feel like summer. But each degree that the heat is increased more energy is used. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 30 percent of home energy consumption comes from heating. To reduce energy use from heating the home, try some of these tips.
Winter is a tough season for our beloved skin. The cold winter air, or even warm air from home heating systems, can leave your skin cracked, chapped, and dry because the water and natural oils from your skin diffuse into the humidity-lacking air. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer through the winter months waiting for spring, because there are many solutions to help keep your skin look fresh and feel moisturized.
As winter approaches and everyone looks forward to the return of hot chocolate, crocheted infinity scarves and cable knit sweaters, colder weather and biting winds bring about the dreaded side effect of chapped lips. There are, however, remedies and tips to relieve yourself from the painful and irritating dry and flaky lips.
Summer has come and gone and we are forced to wait another year until we bask in its glory again. But don’t throw your summer wardrobe in storage just yet! Virtually all your summer clothes can be milked for at least a little bit longer if you use them as layering pieces for fall and winter. Here’s how to make the most of your summer wardrobe and brighten up your winter one.
These days, it’s not hard to style your hair how you want – you can curl it, straighten it, and everything in between. Fortunately for us, technology has allowed us to style our hair with ease. There are a variety of hair tools on the market to help you achieve the look you want, and the best part is that you don’t have to empty your wallet for them! Here’s a guide to getting the best straighteners, curlers, and dryers, no matter what budget you’re on!
Acne is something nearly everyone has to deal with at some point in their lives. For some, it’s just a nuisance that makes its appearance during those awkward adolescent years. For others, it’s a problem that requires special attention from a dermatologist. Others don’t have to deal with it at all! Regardless of how much of a problem acne is or isn’t in your life, there are many misconceptions out there on this beauty bother!
1. Eating a lot of chips, chocolate, or greasy food will lead to breakouts.
FICTION: Contrary to popular belief, there are no studies that directly link foods like those to acne! Greasy foods do not directly increase oil production from the sebaceous glands that promote acne. Actually, the only food known to do this is excessive iodized salt, but that wouldn’t cause acne, it would make existing acne worse.
By Jillian Cener
Hello readers! This week I thought I’d take a break from my normal type of article and tell you all a little bit about my makeup & face routine. I hope you find it fun to read!
Every night, I take off my makeup with Neutrogena Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($7.99 at drugstore.com). I wash my face with Tom’s of Maine Sensitive, Natural Beauty Bar Soap ($5.99 at drugstore.com) and pat dry. Then, I apply a layer of Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer, SPF 15 ($13.99 at drugstore.com) and acne cream that I get from my dermatologist.
By Jillian Cener
When should you replace your makeup? It’s an important question to ask, though it probably doesn’t cross your mind as often as it should. Makeup does eventually start to expire and build up bacteria, which could be harmful to you. Since you’re putting makeup around your eyes or mouth, you really want to make sure your makeup is as fresh as it can be. Here’s a simple guide to help you figure out how often you should replace your makeup:
By Jillian Cener
In terms of necessity, makeup brushes are just as important as the makeup itself – if not more. While a product may be made well and look great, if the brush you use to put it on doesn’t deliver, you might as well not wear it all! The quality of a brush makes a huge difference in how makeup comes across on your face. But don’t worry, you can find great brushes at any price point with a little research. Here’s my list of the essential makeup brushes you need at prices you can afford:
How you feel about your skin can play a huge role in your overall confidence. After all, your face is the first thing people notice about you. Blemishes, discoloration, acne, or flaking can definitely put a damper on anyone’s day, but many of these problems can be fixed by using the right products for your skin. Understanding what type of skin you have is necessary in order to buy the products you need. Here’s a guide to help you determine what type of skin you have and what to buy in order to keep it looking its best!
How To Determine Your Skin Type:
1. Wash your face and gently pat dry.
2. Wait one hour.
3. Take separate pieces of tissue and press them onto the following areas of your face: chin, middle of cheeks, outside of cheeks, middle of forehead, outside of forehead, and nose.
4. Look at each piece of tissue and see if there is any oily residue or flakes.