You may already have gorgeous skin, but the real trick is keeping it that way as you age. So when we talked with celebrity esthetician Kate Somerville (who has worked with celebrities such as Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson) at her West Hollywood clinic, the first thing we wanted to know was how to keep our skin glowing for decades to come. She offers some excellent advice, including what to look for, what to avoid, and a regimen you should follow every day. On Kirbie: Club Monaco dress.
When it comes to Cannes Film Festival, some people are focused on the actors, others on the fashion, but we are zooming in on the manicures. The glamorous dresses call for equally exciting nail designs. Get an up close look at the best nail art and polish spotted in the South of France.
— Additional reporting by Kaitlyn Dreyling and Maria Del Russo
Just when you thought Gwyneth Paltrow might take a break after her worldwide Iron Man 3 tour, it's announced that the actress has signed on to be the face of a new Hugo Boss scent. Already she backs the Boss Nuit Pour Femme campaign, which launched last year. But the latest addition, Boss Jour Pour Femme, is the lighter twin in the duet, and will garner the actress $2 million, according to E! Online.
With notes of grapefruit, lime, lily of the valley, and amber, the fragrance lends itself to daytime wear. "I think that Jour is the perfect name for it — it's very uplifting," Gwyneth told WWD. "I am one of those people who have a whole closet full of perfume. I have always loved it." The new scent is set to hit stores this Summer.
Going to the dermatologist for regular mole screenings is one of those thing that we know we should do but sometimes let fall to the wayside. Regularly checking in on your moles, however, is not only easy, but also smart. New or changing moles can be a sign of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Luckily, you can give yourself an at-home checkup with ease. And because it's Don't Fry Day, a day created by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to raise awareness and remind everyone to protect their skin outdoors, there's never been a better time than now to learn how to do it. You just have to remember your ABCs.
If your mole displays any of these warning signs, then it's a good idea to get it checked as soon as possible by a dermatologist to rule out melanoma:
- Asymmetry: If one half of the mole does not match the other half, then it's asymmetrical and should be checked.
- Border: Look at the border of your mole. Is it ragged, blurred, or irregular? If yes, then go in for a checkup.
- Color: Healthy moles are one consistent color. But moles that have different colors or varying shades of tan, brown, black, blue, white, or red can be dangerous.
- Diameter: Pull out your ruler. If your mole is larger than 6 mm, then make an appointment with your doctor.
- Elevation: Moles that are raised above the skin can be a sign of melanoma and should be checked.
Now, don't be nervous; not all moles that display these signs are linked to melanoma. But it's always a good idea to be safe rather than sorry, as skin cancer is usually fairly easy to treat and cure if it's caught early. Always keep an eye on irregular moles, and if you see a new mole appear, then go in for a check as soon as you can.
Not sure where to get screened? Visit the American Academy of Dermatology's website to find a free screening center near you. Beauty brands also want to help. In honor of Melanoma Awareness Month, SkinCeuticals is sponsoring free skin-cancer checks (with participating dermatologists). And for every SPF product L'Oréal Paris sells throughout the Summer, $1 will be donated to the Melanoma Research Alliance. How's that for a beautiful kickoff to a new season ahead?
Almost all brides want to stand out in the crowd, but a bridal shoot isn't really the time to try the latest beauty trends. Mary Kay Glam Squad Celebrity Makeup Artist Ashunta Sheriff reveals everything you need to know to achieve a timeless style, so you'll still look picture-perfect for generations to come. Read more to get Sheriff's tips.
The weather has been hot and humid (already) in New York City, and while adding an oil to your beauty routine might seem counterintuitive, just wait until you try Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil ($125). Its lightweight formulation includes camellia oil for nourishment, licorice extract to calm skin, and squalene for added hydration. Plus, the flakes of 24-karat gold add a decadent touch to the whole experience. But what makes this bottle so magical is that it's truly multipurpose. I use it on freshly cleansed skin for a lighter moisturizer day and night; I rub it all over my body after the shower for radiant, smooth skin; and I use it on the ends of my hair to combat dry, frizzy strands. The lipid structure of camellia oil is similar to that of your skin, so it's easily absorbed, it won't clog pores, and you're not left with a greasy feeling. This bottle of beauty elixir has streamlined my Summer beauty regimen down to one quick fix.
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Sometimes you don't have the time (or extra cash) to schedule a professional spa facial, but you can give yourself a DIY treatment at home in only 30 minutes. We talked to Elemis International Trainer Emer Gillen to get a step-by-step guide to doing a high-quality minifacial from your bathroom. So, pull out the classical music, your fluffiest bath robe, and aromatherapy candles; it's time to head to the bathroom to treat yourself. You'll learn the right way to give yourself a face massage, along with Gillen's secret to getting rid of tired eyes when you keep reading.
The Cannes Film Festival is bringing out a bevy of stars, who are showcasing some of their best hair and makeup looks on the red carpet. Among the stunning close-ups of the celebrities in attendance, we're bringing you their beauty how-tos with the actual products used. Just click through to see how you can emulate your favorite stars now.
It's been 20 years since the kids of the original Beverly Hills, 90210 graduated high school, but the show is still a cult favorite among loyal fans. And who wouldn't love it? Between the crazy eye makeup and oversize hair, the show definitely captured a moment in beauty. We're celebrating this anniversary with a high school reunion of sorts and looking back at the iconic beauty hits and misses from the original series.