Eyes are often our favorite facial feature. But as we get older, it seems like a new imperfection pops up around the eyes every time we blink. Thankfully, there are many ways to put a lid on eye aging.
What causes eye woes?
When it comes to our eyes, there are three main concerns: wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. Why so many? “The skin around the eye is the thinnest skin on your body,” says New York-area dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie, “so it’s the most susceptible to sun damage and aging.”
You’ve got a bun in the oven (congratulations!)—and a zit on your chin (concealer, please!). There are a million joys that come along with pregnancy, but skin issues are not one of them.
So why does skin suddenly change when we’re pregnant? Internally, hormones change the way facial skin reacts and appears. Externally, the changing state of the figure can leave some after-effects on the body (stretch marks, anyone?). Fortunately, these symptoms are really nothing to freak out over. There are plenty of formulas that can remedy, and even prevent, pregnancy-related skin woes. Keep this sage advice, and these effective products, on hand for all nine months—and beyond.
Back when we were teens, the only spots most of us needed to worry about where pesky pimples. But as we age, different spots start to pop up, and they’re not as easy to erase—dreaded dark spots. But with the right formulas, discoloration (like those high school blemishes) can be a distant memory.
Antioxidants have long been a darling of the beauty world—and for good reason. They’re like invisible bodyguards for our skin, keeping us safe from premature aging caused by the environment. But while most of us have heard about antioxidants, many might not know exactly how they work—or even exactly what they are. Here’s a BeautySage breakdown.
If you stress over your tresses to the point that unruly hair ruins your mood, you’re not alone.
A survey from Tresemmé showed that 23 percent of women don’t want to leave their house on a bad hair day. Extreme? Not when you consider that young girls receive more compliments for their hair, smile or eye color than for their soccer skills or math expertise, says Dr. Marianne LaFrance, a professor of psychology, women’s and gender studies at Yale University.
In my dreams, I have Gisele Bundchen’s “I just woke up like this” hair—smooth, frizz-free, beachy waves that would dry perfectly in place after a dip in the ocean. No serums or flat irons or hair dryers need apply.
The reality is quite different. My hair is naturally wavy and curly, but not in the effortless, beachy sense—more like the frizzy kind that whorls and twists at the slightest hint of humidity.
Ask any skincare expert to name the ingredient they trust the most when it comes to keeping skin safe from the sun, and chances are they’ll say zinc oxide. That’s because it’s the number-one rated sunscreen ingredient in the beauty world. It’s also one of only two ingredients approved by the FDA to defend against UVA and UVB rays.
From blow dryers to straightening treatments, here’s how to rescue your mane from self-inflicted damage.
Everyone wants shiny, bouncy, commercial-worthy hair. In the quest for that flawless mane, many people torture their hair on a regular basis with blow dryers, flat irons or curling irons and then top it off with harsh treatments such as chemical straightening. But these everyday habits harm your delicate strands and can lead to the string of bad hair days you were hoping to avoid.
The good news? Luscious locks are within your reach. By taking some smart steps, you can dial down the damage and help your hair reach its gorgeous and glossy potential.