At Spring 2013 London Fashion Week, bright, two-toned lips and sweeping, intricate updos were two big trends to emerge on the runway, while nails took a more natural approach. See which beauty looks you need to know for Spring 2013 in this London Fashion Week trend report recap. On Kirbie: H&M.
No one likes getting pimples — especially the ones that seem to sprout up overnight and last for months. Luckily, there are tons of treatments that help put a stop to acne breakouts without emptying your wallet. That's why we chose these three miracle-workers that break pimples down within 24 hours to give you flawless skin once again. And the best part is, you can get each one of them at your local drugstore.
Good news and bad news from this year's just-concluded American Academy of Dermatology conference. First, the bitter reality: if it seems like you break out more as an adult than you did as a teen, you're probably right. As dermatologist Dr. Bethanee Jean Schlosser revealed at the conference, adult-onset acne is on the rise among grown women. A 2011 clinical study found that 45 percent of women in their 20s had acne, and 26 percent of 30-somethings had acne. Compared with men in the same age groups, women were disproportionately living in Breakout City.
So why are grown women more prone to pimples? A variety of factors are to blame, but it's mostly our surge of hormones. Both men and women have androgens, hormones that can cause oil glands to produce too much sebum. In addition, fluctuating androgen levels can cause skin cells to become sticky, leading to clogged pores. Acne is less common as women age, but some women experience it into their 40s and 50s.
So what's the good news? Acne can be treated and managed. Start by using a cleanser with salicylic acid, and apply benzoyl peroxide to your skin at night. Moderate to severe acne requires more attention, and can definitely benefit from a dermatologist's expertise. (Antibiotics, topical treatments, or birth control pills may be the answer; read a doctor's top acne advice.) Battling acne isn't always easy, and it's definitely not quick, but it is possible — and with any luck, you'll have a clear complexion in the bag.
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Falling pregnant is a beautiful thing, but it requires you to pay extra special attention to what you eat and how you take care of yourself. Whilst it's very important to get enough sleep, partake in light exercise and pamper your growing body which often results in awkward aches and pains, it is also imperative to keep an eye on the ingredients in the beauty products you use. I know it may seem silly to worry about a topical ointment, cream or notion that you apply to your skin, but believe it or not, there have been enough studies that find that certain toxins are strong enough to make their way through your skin and into your bloodstream to effect your developing foetus. Read carefully to find out which 5 beauty products you should avoid whilst pregnant.
We've all been there before: you wake up one day to what appears to be Mt. Vesuvius erupting on your face. "Depending on how big a pimple is, it can create almost a shadow underneath it," explains L'Oréal consulting makeup artist Collier Strong.
And if our foolproof steps to covering up pimples just aren't cutting it, don't give up hope. A few optical illusion-style makeup techniques can make the oversized spot less noticeable. See four steps on how to do it when you read more.
That's why I asked Dr. Stein Gold some of the more pressing acne questions: all the things you want to talk to your dermatologist while you're visiting his office, but either don't have the time to fit in or simply forget to inquire about. So to see Dr. Stein Gold's top acne advice, just keep reading.
Acne doesn't discriminate. It affects people of all ages and walks of life, and it doesn't even discriminate based on seasonal conditions. But in the warm-weathered months, there are a few things you can do to prevent acne from rearing its ugly little head in the first place. See three tips for putting a stop to summertime spots when you read more.
Though most people are afflicted by acne during puberty, a lucky few of us get to deal with it well into adulthood. The only thing worse than acne, however, may be acne scars. While there are several skin-lightening and hyperpigmentation products on the market, there are three standouts that provide some serious fade action. See which treatments help fade scars best when you keep reading.
Despite the displeasing beauty connotation that the term acne has, I can assure you that in the fashion world, the brand is quite the opposite. Swedish designer Jonny Johansson created "not a rich, but cool" collection that included earthy mauve and mustard tones in lots of leather and hints of metallics and electric blues to suit its wide audience. Not to take anything away from Jonny's designs, he and MAC lead makeup artist Lynsey Alexander along with Lucia Pieroni decided on a "cool, but boyish and almost androgynous makeup look that is powerful, clean and strong" on the models backstage to complement the clothing.
The face was fairly natural using Studio Cover Concealer and Invisible Powder. Cheeks were basically bare with a touch of Vanilla Pigment on the highest point of the cheekbones to catch the light, and just under the brows. Also, on the eyes was a medium brown Paint Pot in Groundwork, and lips just had a bit of Concealer on them topped with Lip Conditioner. The real focus was a strong brow shaded into a straight shape with a colour that was slightly darker than the hair colour of the models. No mascara was used, however lashes were curled. How do you feel about this wearable runway makeup style?
London Fashion Week kicks off in less than 24 hours, so naturally I'm panicking that my wardrobe is insufficient. I have been dreaming of my ideal wardrobe and rounding up the pieces to share with you. It's pretty cold in London right now, so I will definitely be layering up. I am eager to wear some homegrown designers and pieces that channel new season trends. Click through to see which items I chose.