Brie Larson helps her skin glow the same way as everyone else: by standing up for her convictions and wearing sheet masks. If your excuse is often, “I can never remember to mask” or “I just don’t have the time,” well, good news: You’re stuck in a tuna can in the sky, so you might as well plump up your skin.
You’ve tried all manner of dietary cleanses, but your skin is the biggest organ of them all. Here, a primer on various complexion purifiers for a beatific glow.
It can seem daunting when you’re standing in the skin care aisle, starring at all the different lotions and creams deciding which one will give your skin that pick-me-up it needs. This overnight mask will change your skin.
During these chilly months, transport yourself to a warmer clime with just a visit to the beauty counter. Desert-inspired finds are everywhere.
By Kristen Dold Plastic microbeads (those perfectly spherical little balls in your body wash, tooth paste, and yes, facial scrub) are officially on the outs, now that we know they’re traveling down our sinks into the ocean and getting swallowed up by fish. Illinois is the first state to officially ban them, with others surely set to follow. While derms will admit they were great for buffing grit and oil off your face with minimal irritation, there are a slew of other materials—like crushed shells, seeds, rock, and grains—that do the job just as well without polluting Nemo. Check out these five non-synthetic scrubs that solve a bevy of skin problems.
Photo: Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu A native of Ethiopia, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu is the founder of soleRebels, a line of colorful footwear that pairs Ethiopian craftsmanship with western design. The handmade, fair-trade shoes are made entirely in her native country and sold in 55 others. Alemu, who was recently named a Forbes Woman to Watch, takes pride in spreading her Ethiopian culture and style across the globe. Doing beautiful things to uplift and empower other people is the ultimate expression of beauty.” Unlike the United States, Amelu’s native country doesn’t celebrate stress, and that laid back attitude encourages a positive outlook that she says contributes greatly to overall wellness and health. She also comes from a rich tradition of do-it-yourself beauty.