Topic: skin-care

Best Reason To Eat Your Vegetables: Study Says They Make You Glow

Best Reason To Eat Your Vegetables: Study Says They Make You Glow

We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat,” but a new study says that you also look like what you eat—at least in terms of your skin. A new study analyzes subjects’ skin color and appearance while eating a diet low in fruits and vegetables vs. while eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables. They found that subjects developed more red and yellow skin tones, changes they said correlate with increased attractiveness. If this isn’t good motivation to eat your vegetables, we don’t know what is. More »

7 Small Sins That Can Totally Ruin Your Skin

7 Small Sins That Can Totally Ruin Your Skin

There are no shortage of freaky, pseudo-scientific procedures and treatments women will line up for in the hopes of getting clear, healthy skin. From chemical peels to celebrity-endorsed acne treatments, we spend billions of dollars each year on stuff to fix our skin–and most of the time, they don’t work (remember Tyra Banks$200 cream rage?). But healthy, pretty isn’t so much about what do to it, it’s more about what you don’t do. Curbing a few bad habits can dramatically improve your skin–and doesn’t cost anything. More »

What Your Skin Says About Your Inner Health

What Your Skin Says About Your Inner Health

Did you know that your skin can be a window to your underlying health? Many internal health conditions first appear as skin problems. But how do you know if that rash, that itch or that paleness is something to be concerned about? To find out, we consulted with New York dermatologist, Dr. Neil Sadick, who says that certain skin conditions can signal everything from a malignancy, disease or even a vitamin deficiency. Learn how to tell what your skin could be telling you (of course, these are just possibilities, to find out more, you should consult your doctor): More »

Why Vaseline Is Bad For You, And What You Should Use Instead

Why Vaseline Is Bad For You, And What You Should Use Instead

Vaseline is the panacea of winter skin problems, but lately rumor has it that petroleum jelly is bad. But why? I know some of it has to do with the environment: Petroleum comes from the same place as gasoline, so it’s not exactly “green” beauty. But it’s not just the eco-friendly who shun petroleum; there’s also concern for the bad things it can do to your skin and body. Just don’t ask anyone why—it’s surprisingly tough to find out what’s so bad about petroleum jelly. So I asked around and found some straightforward answers, as well as some ways to make sure your winter skin isn’t left in the lurch. More »

Dry Skin, Chapped Lips And Other Winter Problems You Can Fix

Dry Skin, Chapped Lips And Other Winter Problems You Can Fix

Depending on where you live, this winter has ranged anywhere from “mild” to “oh, it’s winter?” No major blizzards, way less snow than usual, and generally warm-ish temperatures across the country have made many people question if true winter is ever coming. But even though you’ve barely noticed a change in the weather, your skin, nails, and hair definitely have–and they’re probably starting to show signs of their plight. More »

Resolution Rehab: Try New Things In 2012 With Birchbox

Resolution Rehab: Try New Things In 2012 With Birchbox

Get ready for your easiest resolution ever: Try new things this year with a subscription to Birchbox, an independent startup company that delivers high-end beauty product samples in a pretty package, every month. Not only will you get a monthly reminder to be more adventurous (with your make-up and beyond); you’ll get a pretty package to reward yourself for the other good habits you’re working on in 2012. More »

Become Our Facebook Fan, Enter To Win $178 In New StriVectin Facial Products

Become Our Facebook Fan, Enter To Win $178 In New StriVectin Facial Products

It’s a fact: with aging comes loss of firmness in your skin — especially the skin in your face. Little by little, laxity creeps in making once-toned skin appear looser, with loss of resilience and contour. StriVectin’s new three-tiered technology tightens, fortifies and strengthens the skin for both immediate and long-term improvements. Its active ingredients, such as algae extract, cumingii leaf extract, pullulan and sorghum are key to a tighter, softer, younger and smoother skin. If you feel that your skin needs to get its bounce back, Blisstree has the perfect treat for you: one lucky fan of Blisstree on Facebook will win a bottle each of StriVectin Tightening Face Serum and Tightening Neck Cream, a total of $178 in face-firming beauty products. Read on to find out how to enter to win. More »

Botox Users Are ‘Vain,’ and Other Beauty Paradoxes

Botox Users Are 'Vain,' and Other Beauty Paradoxes

We have a bad habit as a society of setting up rigid, improbable beauty standards and then knocking people for trying too hard to live up to them. In a classic catch 22, the two biggest beauty messages women receive are to be thin, and to look as close to prepubescent as possible. But should we dare to admit that it takes effort to reach these goals, we’re labeled vain, silly and worse. More »

Is Bee Venom The Next Botox? The Royals Think So

Is Bee Venom The Next Botox? The Royals Think So

Forget antioxidants or retinol—the next trendy anti-aging product could come from the venom of bees. Last year, it came out that 63-year-old Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was using bee venom as an ‘organic face-lift,’ and demand for bee venom masks has spiked since then, Huffington Post writer Ellie Krupnick reports. The maker of the Duchess-endorsed bee venom masks, British beautician Deborah Mitchell even signed a $164 million dollar deal recently to offer her bee venom treatment and other products in 2,500 Chinese stores and salons. Mitchell claims the paralyzing power of bee venom (which she calls ‘nature’s alternative to Botox’) can lift, tighten and firm face muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. More »