Why we Should Change our Skincare During the Warmer months

Days get longer, weather gets warmer, and there are so many outdoor activities to do. Oh yes, the summer season is finally here! With the excitement of beach trips, barbecues, and music festivals crowding your headspace, your skin — and taking care of it — cannot take a backseat on your list of to-dos. Our skin has different needs with the change of seasons. Temperature, humidity, and sun exposure play a role in how skin behaves, so pay attention to the following tips and learn how to keep your skin on fleek during this summer.

Use a lighter moisturizer

We wear lighter clothes when it gets warm out, so naturally, we should be doing the same for our skin. One of our favorite recommendations is the bareMinerals Smart Combination Smoothing Lightweight Emulsion ($31.99), it replenishes combination to normal skin types with oil-free hydration to leave it feeling incredibly soft and ultra-smooth.

Don’t forget the sunscreen, please don’t!

We all know sun exposure and sunburns increase in the summer months. We also know that the sun can be the worst enemy of our skin. Sunscreen application (and re-application) shouldn’t just be relegated to the pool or beach areas. Wear sunscreen daily – even if you’re just driving or riding in the car. Try La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Face Mineral Sunscreen Fluid ($23.39), it is recommended for sensitive skin and atopic skin and it will give you a beautiful matte finish!

Keep it clean

Washing your face is probably something that you’re already doing on a regular basis, but clean skin during the long summer months is extremely important. During the summer heat, skin gets oilier and becomes more exposed to the elements, especially the sun. Having some Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes ($9.99) with you all the time will be very helpful to keep your skin clean throughout the day. Also, don’t forget to exfoliate at least twice a week; the SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub ($27.99) can be the perfect because unlike rougher scrubs, this one won’t damages the skin or cause surface lacerations.

Try Clay Masks

Sweat and just more oil production, in general, tends to clog pores and make our skin feel dirty. We all know that this season is the prime time for breakouts, so try using clay masks to help absorb excess oil, deep clean your pores and prevent breakouts. John Masters Organics Moroccan Clay Purifying Mask 2 ($22.89) encourages collagen production and increased cellular turnover while natural antioxidants neutralize free radical damage.  It’s the perfect product for the summer!

Everything You Need to Perfect Your Eyebrows

You and your eyebrows have been through a lot together. There’s that now infamous junior high photograph of your unibrow. The overplucked arches you rocked in high school. Maybe the adventurous attempt to grow them out 80s-style in college. Whatever your brow history was and your current brow game is, you’ll find everything you need to perfect your eyebrows today at TheBeautyPlace.com.

Every woman needs a great pair of tweezers. The industry gold standard is the Tweezerman Slant Tweezer ($18.99). Made with a stainless steel tip, it’s designed to precisely grip individual hairs without irritating skin. Be sure to squeeze firmly as you bear down on the hair, and then pull swiftly. You’ll be amazed at the clean finish that’s left behind.

 

What if you make a mistake and over-pluck some brows? Hey, it happens to the best of us—you’d be hard-pressed to find a woman who hasn’t accidentally gone a little overboard during a brow grooming session. To the rescue comes the Youngblood Brow Artiste Kit ($28.99). Available in four color sets, the kit includes two pressed brow powders, a tinted wax, a double-sided brow brush, and a pair of tweezers. Use the powder to fill in those bare spots. The wax is exceptional for taming unruly hair and adding just a hint of tint at the same time.

If your main concern is just unruly brows, keep in mind that it’s better to have more hair than less. You run the risk of waiting a long while for those brows to grow back. Try a brow gel, such as this clear formula from Glo Minerals ($12.99), to sculpt brows into place and achieve a sleeker appearance. Enriched with nourishing vitamins and green tea extract, it also pampers the delicate skin in the brow area for a double dose of benefits.

 

Another way to tame especially uncontrollable brows is with a pair of scissors. The Tweezerman Brow Shaping Scissors and Brush Set ($16.59) is designed for this very reason. Instead of tweezers, you’ll use the scissors to deftly trim long brow hairs and precisely shape your brows to perfection. Use the included brush to test your work as you trim. Simply smooth your brows into shape after every snip until you’re satisfied with their shape. The key is to take it slow—if you rush, you run the risk of overcutting.

 

It’s not unusual to develop irritated skin after tweezing the area. Use a gentle treatment, like Anthony Logistics Cool Fix Rollerball Lip and Brow Formula ($14.29), to immediately soothe and nourish aggravated skin. Since it’s free of fragrances and parabens, it’s safe to use on even the most sensitive skin types, and can even be used after waxing to speed the healing process.

Images courtesy Vogue.com

Our Best Selling Products of 2016

It’s been a fabulous year of style and beauty, and we’re excited to present you with a list of the products that enjoyed the most buzz and star power. From makeup to skincare to body products, the best-selling products of the year offer something for everyone.

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One of the best ways to combat stubborn fine lines and wrinkles is with a product that not only attacks those visible signs of aging, but also improves skin tone and texture. NIA 24 Skin Strengthening Complex ($54.99) offers the solution: it’s a creamy treatment enriched with antioxidants like green tea and rosemary, while vitamin A helps improve skin’s elasticity. With regular use, skin feels firmer and smoother, looks clearer and brighter, and appears more youthful.

Dry, aging skin requires a double whammy—a potent product that does more than merely moisturize or reduce lines. Skinmedia HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator ($108.99) has the answer. This lightweight serum contains hyaluronic acid, which is formulated to reduce visible signs of aging while drenching parched skin with much-needed hydration.

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The modern woman demands convenience of her cosmetics—no challenging applicators, unwieldy bottles, or difficult contraptions with which to mess around. Enter Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation ($27.99). The lightweight mineral product combines the coverage of foundation with the airy feel of powder and the heavy-duty prowess of concealer to result in the ultimate skin-coverage tool. It also contains SPF 20 to product your complexion from harmful ultraviolet rays.

Also in line with the most convenient products in the universe, the Jane Iredale In Touch Cream Blush ($17.99) is perfect for women on the go. But whether you toss it in your makeup bag, your travel case, or your desk drawer, you can count on it to brighten up a sallow complexion in mere seconds. It’s available in several flattering colors, boasts a lovely, buttery finish, and even smells amazing.

Sometimes what your skin really needs is a tinted moisturizer in lieu of a foundation. Elta MD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 ($19.99) provides a genius solution to a number of skin concerns. It’s enriched with hyaluronic acid to combat fine lines and wrinkles while improving hydration, and contains free radical-busting antioxidants. A light tint provides just the right amount of coverage.blog_image

When it comes to cult beauty products, Egyptian Magic Natural All Purpose Skin Cream ($26.99) outperforms them all. This multipurpose product lives up to its name—it’s truly the wonder tool in any woman’s beauty kit. It’s made with a hyper-moisturizing blend of beeswax, olive oil, honey, royal jelly, and bee pollen, all of which leave skin feeling softer and smoother than ever. It can even be used on flyaway hairs or as an aftershave, and it feels incredible on sensitive skin.

Let’s hear it for the boys, who catapulted Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser for Hair & Body ($21.99) to the top of this year’s best-selling men’s products list. The reviving blend includes notes of eucalyptus, rosemary, and juniper berry—it’s a refreshing scent that’s guaranteed to wake anyone up in a hurry! The formula is also softening, to leave skin feeling as great as it smells.

The BeautyBlender Two BB Clean set ($37.99) provides the perfect introduction to this now-iconic product. It includes two sponges and a cleanser, and it’s guaranteed to transform makeup application into the easiest process ever. That’s because the teardrop-shaped sponge navigates those tricky areas—like the corners of the nose and the inner eyes—like a pro. Forget about uneven foundation. This product does it all, and it’s earned all of the accolades for a good reason

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