Who wouldn't want smooth, glowing skin under the eyes? While some common issues (like puffiness and dark circles) can be heredity, there are plenty of eye creams out there that help stimulate circulation and include collagen to alleviate these concerns. Here are three of our favorite luxury eye creams that are worth the splurge. Why not treat yourself to the best when it comes to attaining radiant skin? On Kirbie: Parker dress.
Not popping a pimple is one of those cardinal beauty rules that is often broken, but there are things you can do to lessen the damage if you do choose to squeeze. Your best bet is to leave your extractions to the pros. But if you can't resist the urge, take some advice from celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau. "If you are going to squeeze a zit or blemish, make sure you aren't making it worse and creating further damage to the skin," she says. "The issue isn't just the blemish itself, but the red, dark, or purple mark left over from picking can linger for months. So the goal is to get the infection out of the skin in the least invasive way." Learn how to do that when you follow these steps.
Cyst happens. Unfortunately for me, it happens at least twice a month: Seemingly overnight, a patch of formerly clear skin will erupt into a deep, painful, under-the-skin acne nodule that sticks around for weeks or months. It is as wonderful as you'd imagine. Some women experience this kind of acne with their menstrual cycle while others are genetically predisposed to developing it, but anyone who's experienced it knows how hard it is to battle. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid haven't worked on my cysts, and short of getting a cortisone injection for acne or trying Accutane (which I'm not into), nothing has worked. Reader, tears have been shed.
This is why, with equal parts skepticism and hope, I tried Renée Rouleau's Anti-Cyst Treatment ($38.50). Specifically designed to combat this kind of acne, it promises to reduce the size of a cyst and speed healing time. Did it work? Find out after the jump.
I just heard about this skincare line called Renée Rouleau, which was founded by a skin salon owner of the same name. (Rouleau also christened September as National Skin Care Awareness Month.) The Rouleau collection consists of more than 60 products, which run the gamut from cleansers to sun protection.
The star product I'm excited to try is the just-released Instant Line Filler with Vitamin C ($62.50). The wrinkle-reducing serum is made with Restylane (typically delivered through injections) and something called Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, which act like little sponges to plump the skin. Frankly, the whole concept sort of boggles my mind it sounds so cool.
It doesn't tingle, but your skin will feel tighter and moisturized. Though I haven't tried it yet, I did speak with one woman who claims it has really helped firm her crow's feet and brow furrow. (Of course, she's only 29, so take that with a grain of salt.) Use the serum in the morning when your skin is cleansed but still moist.