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.
Time to make nice with static, as seen at Sonia Rykiel's Spring 2017 show.
Spring 2017's most exciting message—to genuinely embrace the undone, aesthetic—is highlighted in the most beautiful way through hair.
Let us count the ways windblown hair looked fresh—not frazzled—on the Spring 2017 runways.
At Chloé, where the hair was slightly bent and the ends were left unfinished.
At Dorhout Mees, where models let their frizz flags fly.
At Etro, where the fuzz encircled the set of waves like an angelic halo.
At Tommy Hilfiger, where it looked as if the models spent the morning at one of the four corners of the earth.
Hair looked like it had air-dried after a morning lake dip (think summer camp and Herbal Essences) at Veronique Leroy.
At Koche, where the glory of the '90s hair flip worked in tandem with all the messy bits.
And at Philosophy, where surfer girl hair story matched freshly scrubbed skin—and freckles.
We know, not everyone can try this look at home. But something everyone can try is frizz forgiveness. The next time you're about to flat-iron, soak your strands in something heavy that will stomp out those flyaways—step back. Your lax hair finish might just be the next big trend in beauty. No need to fuzz off.
The bare necessities.
The new bareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder Foundation comes in 30 shades, including its deepest-ever colour offerings, thanks to new technologies and the removal of physical sunscreen, which allowed for the creation of richer pigments.
“It was a limiting factor for us,” says Bill Hughes, the brand’s senior director of global marketing and product development, of the SPF. “We believe in mineral sunscreen, but titanium dioxide and zinc oxide have a very ashy cast.”
Added in its wake: vitamins D and E, for hydration, and vitamin B6. “Customers with oily skin tend to be deficient in B6,” says Hughes. “So, along with the silica and mica, it will help control oil absorption.”
These minerals and vitamins are milled to create superfine particles, so the powder foundation avoids looking, well, powdery. Just make sure you apply sunscreen first.
bareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder Foundationn ($36), at sephora.com.
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