A good facial can be transformative, life-changing even. With the right tools, products, and aesthetician, dull, dry skin can turn soft, supple, and glowing in just a matter of minutes. Since we believe everyone should experience the magic that is a facial, we decided to round up the best facials in San Francisco.
In the winter, wearing natural deodorant seems like a great idea. Just slather on a stick made of essential oils and other non-harmful ingredients, you'll smell great all day long, and you won't have to worry about the long-term harm your deodorant may be causing your health. In the thick of summer, though, natural deodorant is another story entirely.
Zara If you're a beauty obsessive, you'll know all about The Ordinary. Launched by Brandon TruaxeВ in 2016, under the Deciem brand, it's one of the first affordable lines that not only works amazingly well but also speaks to the millennial audience. Along with the likes of Glossier and Beauty Pie, as well as few other beauty brand innovators, The Ordinary has made available toВ us a host of products that give us incredible skin.
Often referred to as the вЂњtree of life,вЂќ the baobab tree is native to Africa, and the nickname certainly makes sense considering that a single tree can live for over 500 years. Part of its appeal is that the pulp of baobab fruit-extracted from baobab pods and then transformed intoВ raw powder-has been a favorite ingredient in wellness and beauty treatments for millennia.
@Huxley_korea By now it's common knowledge that we are unabashedly interested in all things K-beauty. Whether it's following buzzy trendsВ or trying out the latest and greatest products for ourselves, we're kind of obsessed with what we think is the unoff
ASOS We tend to take note of anything perpetually glowy-skinned supermodels like Miranda Kerr and Molly Sims swear by, even if it's something as enigmatic as dry brushing. Chances are that you've heard at least a little about this centuries-old beauty ritual, which has been a favorite of those in-the-know in Hollywood for years.
For Love and Lemons Can buying a beauty product solve all your problems? Maybe not-but we know full well how powerful a brand-new lipstick (or perfume, or serum) can make us feel.В With that in mind, we present to you our new Shop series-a carefully curated collection of all the buzziest beauty products to feast your eyes on, maybe lighten your wallet with, and definitely feel great about.
By now, we're sure that any misconceptions you've had about all-natural and all-organic beauty products have been dispelled and that you've fully embraced them as legitimate options for your makeup and skincare routines. Whether you've switched over completely or like to dabble here and there, we can all agree that these nontoxic products work miracles on our skin.
At a 2016 launch event for Japanese beauty brand SK-II, famed makeup artist Gucci Westman talked about her time in Japan and how taken aback she was by the youthfulness of the women around her. She said that she was amazed at their smooth, wrinkle-free complexions, and insisted that she knew their secrets.
It's safe to say most people have heard of henna tattoos, but how many people actually know more than a few basic facts about them is a whole different story. We're here to fix that. For those who don't know anything about henna tattooing (also called Mehndi), it's an ancient Indian practice that uses temporary brown dye rather than ink to create designs with significant and often spiritual meaning.
Isabella Behravan My excessive collection of face mists is kind of a running joke at Byrdie HQ. At press time, my count is 23 strong. They all sit in a huddled mass on my desk, and when I'm not spritzing them on, I have a tendency to marvel at them all when the sunlight hits their glass bottles just so , leaving prism-like shadows on the white desk beneath them.
There's a few things we know about skin for sure: 1. It's the body's largest organ, and 2. It does whatever it wants. On those unexpected days when acne arrives knocking on our door and we have no choice but to answer it, we have to make a decision. If you're reading this, you're probably just as skincare-obsessed as us, so you can't just let it slide.
I'd be lying if I said I'm not confident in my smile. My parents spent good money on years of orthodontic work to get my pearly whites in tip-top shape. And for that, I'm eternally grateful. My smile is one of the things I get complimented on the most, so I'm forever indebted to my parents' good genes and my hardworking orthodontist.
Now, it may only be autumn, but beauty advent calendars for this holiday season are already starting to roll out, so it's time to get prepared. It might seem silly to talk about Christmas right now, but the first batches of 2019's beauty advent calendars are already available to buy. And, as you'll know from the past few years, they don't stick around for long.
Among the many misconceptions surroundingВ Botox is the idea that it's only useful for fending off wrinkles. In reality, age prevention is just one of countless uses for the injectable. What's more, a lot of them have nothing to do with appearance. As a muscle relaxant, Botox can be useful in tiny amounts in various areas of the body, all to different effects.
Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho / Getty Images The past few years have seen a surge of interest in the anti-aging alkaline diet loved by celebs from Elle Macpherson to Victoria Beckham, largely down to the bevy of reported health, body and beauty benefits it comes with. But while weight loss and improved general health are often the main draws for alkaline diet newbies, there are a variety of skin-specific benefits to be reaped from paying attention to our bodies' pH levels-among them, increased collagen production (hello, natural anti-aging mechanism), reduced inflammation, better nourishment of dry skin and a strengthening of the skin's barrier function.
Oily skin can be caused by a number of factors: genetics, diet, stress, and climate being a few. At its core, though, oily skin is the result of increased sebum production, which leads to clogged and enlarged pores. So while a little extra shine might not be the bane of your existence, the change in your skin's texture isn't ideal.
My favorite part of any facial is not the masks, the peels, or the extractions (OK, maybe a bit), but the devices. When an esthetician comes at me with any sort of futuristic tool (like microcurrent, radio frequency, or bio brasion), I can't help but feel giddy. As a frequent sufferer of hormonal breakouts, most of my facials end with a dose of high frequency.
As someone who was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, California, learned the hard way, the winter can be a harsh and terrible thing-at least when it comes to your beauty routine. The cold air, frigid winds, and close proximity to indoor heaters dry and dull out your skin, and the only solution short of wearing a ski mask out and about (although, not going to lie, we've definitely thought about incorporating that accessory into our wardrobe multiple times) is to change up what you use in skincare.
Here's a list of typical healing times for several popular above the waist body piercings. Your body might heal more slowly (or more quickly) than the norm, but don't get impatient if your navel piercing is still somewhat raw after 6 weeks. It's always good to have an understanding of the time it could take to heal specific piercings before you make the decision to book an appointment for a procedure.
Dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars are three of the peskiest skin issues we experience. The right skincare products are the first defense-a good exfoliant, a brightening cream, and a vitamin C serum, for starters. However, even with all of the best products in the world, it's possible a particularly stubborn spot will stick around.