The skincare step that will give you immediate results? Exfoliation. Whether it's to bust breakouts, diminish dark spots and scars, or even smooth away lines, finding the right exfoliant for your skin will help ensure that your complexion stays healthy and glowing. Learn what type is right you, when you keep reading.
We've all done it. It's the painful moment when the razor sweeps across the skin in the most awkward of ways, causing an unbelievable amount of bleeding. While most of us are careful to prevent major cuts from happening, sometimes the nicks can get the best of us. There are far better methods than the classic toilet paper scrap. Check out seven surprising ways to stop bleeding from razor nicks, when you keep reading.
Glasses may make a big fashion statement, but they can sometimes stifle your creativity when it comes to eye makeup. The lenses in your glasses actually magnify your eyes, so it's the perfect opportunity to highlight one of your best features. Find out how to modify your favourite makeup looks for frames.
Contouring. Just the word strikes fear into many hearts, but this technique shouldn't be left only to the pros. A simple swipe of bronzer and highlighter in the right places can bring light to your best features (and detract from others). All face shapes are beautiful and unique in their own right, but artists try to give the illusion of a more oval face by creating shadows on the face.
"The key to a perfect contour is proper blending and remembering that light accentuates the face, while shadowing recedes it," Floriane David of Make Up For Ever Academy says. In order to contour at home, choose an eye shadow, foundation, or bronzer that is about one shade darker than your complexion, and grab an angled brush. Get your personalised guide to contouring based on your face shape when you read more.
Greening up your makeup bag might sound a little daunting, but if you're looking to make more eco-friendly choices, we have some advice on how to find the right Earth-friendly beauty buys for you. Sasha Plavsic, founder of the luxury natural beauty brand ILIA, gives us her green beauty tips, when you read more.
Internationally, April has been designated Rosacea Awareness Month, which is a perfect time for us to learn more about the inflammatory condition. Many mistake the facial redness or bumps for acne, but there are tell-tale signs you may be dealing with rosacea instead. And although there is no cure, dermatologists can provide treatment. There are even some beauty tricks you can employ to diminish the appearance of rosacea.
The benefits of regular facials are widespread, but if this is your first, then you may have a couple of burning questions. "There are certain things to expect and certain things to not expect from your first facial," celebrity facialist Mila Moursi, who is the woman behind the glowing skin of stars like Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, says. And sometimes, serene music and cucumber slices on your eyes aren't in the cards. Learn what to expect when you keep reading.
One of the easiest ways to play with your beauty look is to change up your polish, and Flower Beauty's very own Drew Barrymore gives us a clever nail tip for a lovely, long-lasting manicure. Drew, who admits she's anything but precious with her hands, highlights one key product that she stands by for stay-put results. Be sure to head over to Flower's Facebook page to keep in the loop on what's going on with the newly launched beauty brand, and check out @flowerbeauty on Twitter for special promos, including a giveaway mentioned in the video above. Watch now to uncover Drew's polish trick.
We are so excited to share the first episode of Lazy Girls' Guide to Beauty, an all-new show hosted by popular vlogger Jackie Perdue! Lazy Girls' Guide is a beauty show on POPSUGAR Girls' Guide, our new YouTube channel debuting at the end of the month. Each week, Jackie will take you through the easy shortcuts and must-have products you need to look your best in a flash. In this first episode, we're sharing a few tips and tricks for how to look more fresh and awake in minutes. Let us know what you think in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to POPSUGAR Girls' Guide on YouTube for more great videos.