Ever step out of the shower, clean as a whistle, towel off and within minutes your skin feels tight and itchy? Let me guess. You used soap. That trusty, dependable bar that’s been your bath buddy since childhood is somewhat of an enemy now that the rubber ducky is retired and your skin is struggling to stay hydrated as time ticks by.
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It’s that time of year again. Whether you have school-aged children or you’re going back to school yourself, one thing is for sure: your morning routine is about to be turned upside down.
Whatever you do, don’t panic! Take a deep breath and follow these helpful tips to put your best face forward:
Once upon a time, you had vibrant, shiny, perfectly even-colored hair. One day, as you combed and primped in the mirror, it appeared. White, wiry and unmistakable nestled in with the rest of your tresses: your very first gray hair. For many women, the next chapter in this story takes them to the salon, where they resign to costly coloring sessions to cover the spread of those unsightly strands. But for others, the plot thickens.
You’ve heard other people talking about argan oil, calling it a “Moroccan treasure” or “liquid gold.” But if you’re still not quite sure what to do with it — or if you think it’s just for skin — you’re in for a pleasant surprise! Read on to discover six different ways to use this versatile oil.
The surf and sand were calling…Beauty Boss is on vacation! Filling in: Vitacost social media guru and special guest blogger, Andrew Davis.
Let’s talk dirty, guys. I’m referring to dirty skin, of course. We’re all guilty of being busy and living fast and fabulous lifestyles. We work hard and play hard. But when was the last time you took a moment to just…pause? Unless you’re lucky enough to visit a spa every weekend, most of us don’t make the time to groom—or even to just look in the mirror.
Hate flyaway strands and frizz? Then you’ve probably considered salon processes like keratin and the “Brazilian Blowout,” which transform the coarsest curls into sexy, silky straight strands and minimize time spent on blow-drying, styling and flat-ironing. Depending on your hair type, the treatment process you choose and your lifestyle, you can keep that straighter-than-straight look for three months or even longer!
The key is to choose products that will preserve your treatment—not mess or stress your silky tresses! Here are some good picks for keratin-treated hair:
It happens to the best of us: the bottle was empty, you had none with you, you just plain forgot. Going without sunscreen, even for just a few minutes on a scorching summer day, can leave you with a look closer to “lobster” than “bronzed sun goddess”—definitely not flattering. But is it fixable? Is there a way to make sunburn fade faster, or to cover it up so you can keep wearing cute sundresses without being mistaken for a crustacean in costume?
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