Do you have patches of sticky layers on your bedroom floor or splotches on your bathroom wall, both of which can be directly attributed to the mist of your preferred hair spray? While hair spray is sometimes recommended to remove other stains, we've done some research to find ways to safely remove these tacky spots from any surface (even the leather headrests in your car). To find out what they are, keep reading.
One of the biggest problems with acne treatments is that while they wipe out spots, they often leave skin raw and irritated (not to mention how they can bleach and stain your bedding). British beauty brand Medik8 is here to save your complexion and sanity with its Betagel Spot Treatment ($80). Made with azelaic acid to decongest and soothe, this nongreasy product goes on like an oil but instantly soaks into skin. And because it's not harsh — Medik8 is known as the "green cosmeceutical brand," after all — you can use it all over your face, not just on individual spots. Salicylic acid exfoliates and puts bacteria in its place, while niacinamide instantly takes down the redness. You'll love how quickly your riled-up skin will mellow out, and your sheets will love it too.
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I just got back from a 10-day romp through Vienna, Salzburg, and Paris, and, of course, I packed carry-on-friendly versions of my favorite makeup (Benefit They're Real Mascara Mini ($10), Almay Makeup Eraser Sticks ($6)). But more importantly, I didn't forget to prepare my skin, remembering that the Alps are a lot closer to the sun than my skin is used to. Ellen Marmur, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, told Allure that in the mountains, "The most important thing you can do is protect yourself while you're outside. The sun is intense at that altitude and causes hyperpigmentation in a short amount of time."
So I brought along plenty of hydrating facial moisturizer (my trusty Cetaphil ($11)), Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Oil ($28) to help soothe any chapped skin or nails, and even though I never normally wear foundation, I tried Clinique BB Cream With SPF 30 ($37) and antioxidants to protect myself from extra-close rays. By the time I was in Paris, my skin looked healthier than ever — so either schnitzel and strudel have an undiscovered dermatological benefit, or my technique worked.
Can a new hairstyle help you get more out of life? We're all for the idea that real beauty comes from within, but there's no doubting the fact that a fresh new look can have a tremendous impact on your mood — and maybe even inspire some major life changes!
That's what Wella Professionals makeover winner Jenna and her mom are about to discover in the video featured above. Watch as they share their hair hopes and personal dreams, and see how it all comes together . . . with a few fun surprises along the way!
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When you have a pimple, you want to hide it quickly and easily. Wildly popular vlogger and host of POPSUGAR's Lazy Girls' Guide to Beauty Jackie Purdue gives you all the tricks to perfectly hiding blemishes — or any mark, really. Watch her break it all down now, and be sure to check out POPSUGAR's new Girls' Guide channel on YouTube, your go-to destination for surviving your 20s and 30s in style.
Brides, you know how important your hairstyle is on your wedding day, and the first step to acing your look is your hair test. But how do you prepare? We've got four things to keep in mind before you sit down in your stylist's chair to ensure you get the look you want.
Earth Month is here, and it's the ideal time to give your beauty routine an environment-friendly makeover. Take note from these famous women who live the green life to the fullest, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, and Natalie Portman. Discover which organic brands and products these stars are using to save their skin (and the planet).
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You know that effortless topknot you love to wear to the grocery store or the gym? Last night, Rachel McAdams proved that you can play up that casual look for any occasion — even the red carpet. "I love a topknot, and I'm so happy this trend is sticking around; they're young, cool, and supermodern," said celebrity stylist Mark Townsend, who created the style.
To get this look at home, start by spritzing your roots with Dove Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo ($5) for added texture. Pull your hair into a ponytail just in front of the crown and use Sally Hershberger Genius Spray Wax ($15) on the length of the pony. Next, twist hair around the base of the elastic, tucking in ends and securing with bobby pins. Townsend recommends crisscrossing the pins to secure and spraying them with dry shampoo. The starch in the product takes away the shine, making them less noticeable and also giving them a tighter grip. After pulling out a few flyaways and adding a satin ribbon, Rachel was set for an evening out. You'll never underestimate the glamour of a topknot again.