Plus Rihanna's dreads, Kaia Gerber's curls and 7 more of our favourite beauty Instagrams this week.
Kylie Jenner demonstrates her skincare routine on Snapchat. Source: Instagram.com/kylizzlesnapchats
Don't have time to commit to a 10-step routine? Just do this.
It would be nice if we could just eat and drink our way to perfect skin: a bite of salmon here, a glass or two or water there. “Unfortunately when you ingest things orally, they don’t necessarily go to the skin to give benefits,” says Dr. Kucy Pon, a Toronto-based dermatologist. “With regard to collagen-based drinks or food, there is not a lot of data in the medical literature to know whether there are true benefits to the skin.” Takeaway: Apply a topical product in addition to any supplements you might be taking.
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Exfoliate. “A healthy rate of skin-cell renewal is one of the key components of radiant and even-toned skin,” says New York dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross, who recommends the daily use of alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids.
"Scientific research shows that collagen and elastin production starts to decline in quantity and quality when we reach the age of 30,” he explains. A retinoid will stimulate new cell production and “inhibit the body’s natural enzymes that break down collagen.”
Add peptides into your routine. "They stimulate collagen in a very unique way,” says Gross. “The more receptors you put to work, the more firming you’ll see. If your concern is wrinkles or laxity, then it’s an important ingredient to look for in your products.” (See here for more info on why they are key.)
Skin is drier now than ever before. Use an oil, like Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules ($135 for 60), to hydrate and prevent water loss.
Complete with lots of front-seat dancing.
In his latest instalment of "Carpool Karaoke," late-night host James Corden invited Lady Gaga along on his morning commute. And like a Gaga concert, there were plenty of wardrobe changes and dancing during the drive through L.A.
Gaga also took over the wheel at one point, which made Corden a little nervous – she only just got her licence. “That’s park, the one with P on it,” he said. Buckle up.
In honor of the superstar's 31st birthday, we're looking back at all of our favourite Ciara songs, from the early 2000s to now.
1. '1, 2 Step' (2004)
Who could forget her signature 1, 2 Step? It was the hottest dance move of 2004.
2. 'Goodies' (2004)
This really was her breakout year. We''re still trying to get this song out of our heads.
3. 'Oh' ft. Ludacris (2004)
Ciara at her most gangsta, ladies and gents.
4. 'Like You' (2005)
Bet you forgot Ciara and Bow Wow were a thing. They may be long over but their duet will always be R&B gold.
5. 'Get Up' (2006)
Ci Ci came out with this in 2006 to remind everyone that she's basically the best dancer who ever lived.
6. 'Like A Boy' (2006)
This whole concept was ICONIC. Also, can we talk about what an attractive guy Ciara would be?
7. 'Love Sex Magic' (2009)
Ciara + Justin Timberlake + a steamy love song = magic.
8. 'Never Ever' (2009)
Ciara dished out some pretty catchy love advice. If that boy don't love you by noooow.....
9. 'Body Party' (2013)
Ciara made quite the comeback with this steamy song & video, where she danced for her new beau Future.
10. 'I Bet' (2015)
And she killed her break up song for Future too. Yaaas Ciara, get that bomb selfie.