It's pretty much common knowledge at this point that tanning salons present a host of problems to your skin, ranging from bacterial to cancerous. For starters, most states do not have monitoring or enforcement methods for maintaining cleanliness in tanning salons. There have even been reports of fecal matter, staph bacteria, and the herpes virus on improperly sanitized tanning beds. If that isn't scary enough, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, it's estimated that tanning beds are the cause of up to 400,000 cases of skin cancer each year. Even after one use, your chances of getting melanoma increase by 20%. Yeah, we didn't think that sounded so good, either.
They say that moving is one of the most difficult and stressful life experiences a person can have, and with good reason - virtually all of your comforts have been left behind as you build a nest in a new place building your support system from scratch. For those of you taking the plunge into not only a new place but a new climate, as well, there may be more upcoming changes than you think. While you may have your living situation and new job figured out, we recommend doing a bit of research so you know how to help your hair survive moving from a dry to humid climate (they call it beach waves for a reason).
Ever wished for the pampering and serenity of spa-like indulgence, but budget and schedule conflicts tag-teamed you into submission? Until that elusive duo realigns, treat yourself at home! These soaks and scrubs will transform your tub into a five-star spa by kicking your bathing routine up a notch, helping you to gracefully dismount the bucking bronco that was a too-long day (week, month, whatever) and saddle up for the next phase with some semblance of zen still intact.
Happy Galentine's Day, beauties! It's finally arrived: that internationally celebrated day of love and suspect chocolates. We talk a lot around this time of year about treating yourself and your besties to custom-curated beauty must-haves, and today is no exception, but we're serving it to you straight up with a twist. There's a way to feel the kind of beautiful you can't necessarily see in the mirror—the kind of beautiful that arises from feeling empowered, prepared, and like you've got a one-up on what's around the bend. If you've ever caught yourself thinking, "Where's a ___ when you need one?" or "I'd kill for a ___ right about now," consider our top 6 survival essentials every Galentine needs in her bag for rainy days and what-ifs.
It's that time of year again, gals. No, we're not talking about tax season! Valentine's Day is fast upon us, and rather than waiting for a shot to the heart by some too-late, cherubic archer, why not take bow and arrow into your own hands by treating your gal pals to an amorous return with zero deductions? Feel the love with these 8 great Galentine gift ideas that are sure to get you a seat at the table as both girlfie and gifter du jour.
With January almost over (yikes!), Valentine's Day right around the corner (what?), and spring fast on its way (yay!), what better time than now to consider a so-fresh-so-clean statement style one-eighty as a way to ring in a new season? If you're feeling the push to pull off a new 'do, what about the bob? Look no further for new variations of a cut cult classic that's making a serious comeback in 2018: the bob haircut, versatile enough for a leap of faith without any coiffure shock.
The French have a beautiful word for…well, everything. But the one we'd like to talk about is décolleté, which refers to the wearing of a low-necked garment. Your décolletage—the exposed part of your neck, chest, shoulders, and cleavage while donning such attire—is all too oft oublié (forgotten) when it comes to your daily beauty regimen. We'll break down in plain English why you should start including your décolletage into your skin care routine tout de suite!
There's a new craze on the rise, and it's widening eyes left and right, from Queen Bey to your BFF to your bank teller. Many salons worldwide are adding the service of semi-permanent eyelash extensions performed by in-house lash artists to their respective repertoires. If you're on the hunt for a hands-down, weeks-long, woke-up-like-this cosmetic revolution but are a skeptical first-timer, here's everything you need to know about getting eyelash extensions.
It's probably safe to say there exists a love/hate attitude toward New Year's resolutions. Maybe you love the idea but hate the process. Maybe you respond better to little pressure and low expectations. Maybe you thrive in pole-vaulting those bars you've set high for yourself, no matter the season. Whatever your angle, it's not too late to make practical New Year's resolutions for inner and outer beauty in 2018 that you'll actually want to stick to. We've free-associated some groundwork seedlings to grow your self-betterment over the next 12 months (and beyond).
Is holiday gift gathering posing a unique problem when it comes to your most cherished curmudgeon? Have you puzzled and puzzled till your puzzler is sore? Look no further, because we've curated our 11 favorite best gifts for grinches to banish bah-humbugs and grow even the smallest hearts a minimum of three sizes this season.
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