Sure, summer is the season to kick back, relax, and just enjoy being outside and not freezing, but it's not time to slack on your skincare routine. UVA/UVB rays are harmful all year long, but are especially damaging during the summer month when our exposure levels are higher thanks to spending free days at the beach or in the park. That's why it's important to focus on sun and heat protection, in addition to maintaining your regular skincare routine. It can be tough to know where to start when switching over your products for a new season, so we turned to a handful of top dermatologists to find out their tips for keeping skin healthy during the summer. VIDEO: Get Your Skin Prepped For Summer With This Full-Body Microdermabrasion Keep scrolling for 25 skincare tips that will get you through the summer, no matter your skin type.
After a long day, few things are more frustrating than not being able to fall asleep. When your upstairs neighbors sound like they're running a 2K marathon, or you can't leave your work stress at the office, counting sheep isn't going to cut it. Luckily, there's a few ways your beauty routine can help both your body and mind relax so you can clock in a full night's worth of ZZZs and get energized to take on the next day. To get your best beauty sleep, turn to products that contain calming and relaxing ingredients such as an essential oil like lavender, or upgrade your bedding to fabrics that promote better sleep health. Here, we've rounded up our favorite relaxing beauty products that will help you get to sleep (and stay asleep) as soon as your head hits the pillow.
Full-coverage doesn't have to equal matronly. The swimwear market now offers high-waisted bikinis and one pieces of all stripes, and at every price point. The key when shopping is to look for clever flourishes like color-blocking, ruching, and seam detailing. We rounded up eleven flattering swimsuits that are also super-sexy (a key criteria!). Start with the Miraclesuit above, then scroll down to shop the best options on the market, from a classic halter design to flirty, ruffled bikini. VIDEO: 2018 SI Swimsuit Model Search Winners Revealed
This week, InStyle is diving into the changing look, complicated impact, and undeniable power of summer’s uniform: the swimsuit. Searching for a swimsuit that will make your bikini pic land on Instagram's explore page? How about a sexy one-piece to wear to that pool party you know your ex will be at? Either way, you can make a chic statement this summer without dropping a full week's paycheck on a swimsuit. I know, sometimes it can seem like the prices for swimsuits are getting more and more expensive. But trust me, there are plenty of great, affordable options out there. You just have to do a little digging. Well, not you, us. InStyle's editors put in the work and found 12 affordable swimsuits that you can keep on repeat all summer. And yes, we've rounded up options fit for multiple sizes and body shapes, too. So scroll on to find the perfect under-$100 swimsuit for you.
Dry shampoo has universally improved haircare routines everywhere by letting us go a day or two longer before our next wash, but no two cans of the stuff are alike. While curly hair can always use extra hydration, the last thing an oily scalp needs is more moisture. Instead of subjecting you to trial-and-error to find out which formula works best for your strands, we’ve done the work for you. Here, we’ve rounded up the best dry shampoo to use for every hair type.
Navigating anti-aging skincare shelf as a newbie can feel like a trip to the the Upside-Down, in Stranger Things terms. Nothing really makes sense, it’s kind of scary, and there’s a bunch of products made with ingredient names you can’t pronounce. Demogorgon, much? But don’t stress over what should go in your starter kit, because we consulted with a top dermatologist to find out what to stock up on to delay the signs of aging from showing up on your face. Trust, it’s not that different than your regular everyday routine, just maybe a little more retinol and attention to eye cream. Keep scrolling to find out exactly what you need to shop to ward off fine lines and wrinkles.
Winter is over (thank you very much, Jon Snow), and now we’re concentrating on bringing back our glow as quickly as possible. And besides a fast-acting self-tanner or an unrealistic impromptu vacation, the easiest way to do that is with your bronzer. Sweeping the product across the high points of your face is like sun-kissed skin 101, and we rounded up some notable newbies that’ll help you do just that. Whether you crave a little shimmer or something matte, we’ve got you covered, below.
Despite what you might think, your quick fix for getting rid of wrinkles isn’t limited to an injection of Botox. Because yay technology, beauty brands have formulated creams that smooth over fine lines, patches that make fine lines undetectable, and other lotions and potions that instantaneously tighten your skin, creating a youthful-looking and well-rested appearance. Now, the results aren’t as long-lasting as getting fillers or months and months of dedication to anti-aging moisturizer fillers, but for a special event or a dinner where you want to look your best, these options below are golden. Keep scrolling to check out five ways to get rid of your wrinkles by tonight.
What's the first thing you ask a friend who tells you they just dropped a massive amount of cash on a beauty product? "Was it really worth it?!" Hopefully, more often than not, they say yes, and spending all that $$$ wasn't a total waste. And when it comes to these eight concealers, we've discovered they're worthy of every single penny of their high price-tags. Dark circles and discoloration don't stand a chance against these products. With easy to blend pigment that sits comfortably on your face all day, you won't feel like it's a splurge at all. It's a necessity. Check out our roundup of some of the best concealers out there, here.
A proper-fitting swimsuit is the key to confidence for pretty much all women, but finding one is not always easy. Those of us with fuller busts know the struggle of searching for a suit to support "the girls" and avoid any peekaboo action. We want to look and feel great without being hindered by our breasts—and we've found what just might be the cutest solution. Trending right now are suits with higher necklines, which can be a girl's best friend. Not only is this cut flattering on most body types, it offers that extra coverage and support that so many of us are seeking. Check out the gorgeous suit from ASOS, above, then scroll down to see 14 more of our selects and shop your favorites. VIDEO: Celebs In Bikinis
Fact: Tousled, voluminous strands make for the ultimate effortlessly chic hairstyle—but no matter how convincing the look may be, no one wakes up like that. The secret to the lived-in effect? Texturizing sprays. Part dry shampoo, wave-enhancer, and hairspray, these hybrid products add movement, volume, and bend to hair, which not only results in the roughed-up effect you’re after, but also absorbs enough oil to extend your current style by a day or two. Just like shopping for a new pair of jeans, texturizing sprays aren’t one-size-fits all. Finding the formula that will cater to your specific hair type will take some trying on to get the perfect fit. Not to worry, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to the best dry texturizing sprays for straight strands, curls, and everything in between. RELATED: The One Product You Need for the Perfect Textured Lob RELATED VIDEO: So, What Do You Do Marcus Francis?
Wanting a shampoo that cleans your hair isn’t exactly asking for much, at least in my opinion, but sometimes you want a formula that really cleans your hair, clearing all the dirt, oil, and chemical and product build-up that inevitably accumulates on your scalp, especially if you’re doing everything in your power to delay washing your hair. And believe me, I get it. And that’s where clarifying shampoos come in handy. Specifically made to deep clean without stripping your hair of the good stuff, countless brands developed nourishing and formulas that will have you looking forward getting your hair wet and even brushing through the tangles afterwards. So what’s the best one to try? That’s a loaded question, and has a lot to do with your hair type and the kinda clean you need, so we went to a few pros to find out their favorites. RELATED VIDEO: How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? Our Top Tips
For women who were blessed with curvy frames—as much as we envy your Shakira-worthy hips that don’t lie—we know that finding jeans that flatter said truth-telling hips can be tough. It seems like the try-on process always starts out fine, your jeans shimmy their way up your shins and past your thighs, but once they get to your hips? You’re at an impasse: do not pass 'go'; do not collect $200. In our last few denim fit guides, we searched the market and found the best jeans for women with short torsos, large thighs, and bigger behinds, just to name a few. Next up? Big hips. To alleviate some of that post-shimmy anxiety, we’ve once again turned to the denim pros from AYR, Parker Smith, 7 For All Mankind, and more for help finding the best jeans for women with big hips. The results? High-waist and cropped styles with plenty of stretch where the biggest hits (low-rise skinnies are a no-go). Shop all their recommended styles, below. RELATED VIDEO: What Makes Jeans Expensive?
You're probably still wrapping up in huge puffer coats and cozy sweaters, but warmer days are coming. We promise. Soon we'll all be heading to the beach to soak up some much-needed Vitamin D. But before you hit the waves, it's time to hit refresh on your swimsuit collection with new styles that will get you noticed. From one-shoulder tops to high-waist bottoms, we’ve rounded up 14 swimwear styles that are sure to impress. Go on and step your beachwear game up before the long-awaited summer days are here.
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From holographic highlighter, glitter lipstick, and rainbow-colored hair, there's no shortage of beauty trends to try. But sometimes, less is more. When you don't have time in the morning to carefully apply a cat eye or contour your cheekbones, go back to basics with a simple makeup look that will subtly enhance your features. If you're not sure what a simple makeup look entails, we're here to help. Prepping your skin, evening out your complexion, and amplifying your eyes, cheeks, and lips are the easy ways you can master a natural makeup look. Keep scrolling for our step-by-step guide on how to apply simple everyday makeup for when you feel like you need a break from sparkles.
Think about how much time and effort you put into choosing a lipstick shade. You pick a set of potential colors, swatch them all, and maybe even take a selfie of yourself with each one on before making your final selection. But when was the last time you thought about your hair brush? Sure, we reach for the tool once we step out of the shower or when we have serious bedhead without second-guessing it, but when it comes to having good hair days, the actual brush you're using can make all the difference. Using the right brush for your hair type is one of the most important things you can do for the health of your strands. You'll get less breakage, the desired look you want, and there's a ton of styling hacks that come with using the correct brush for your hair's needs. Since brushes come in all shapes and sizes, we've done the research for you by breaking down the best hair brush to use for each and every hair need. Keep scrolling to find the right tool for your strands.
Here's yet another reason you shouldn't underestimate the power of serum—these little bottles can act as magic erasers for dark spots. According to board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Melanie Palm, this common skin concern is the result of "abnormal and high concentrations of melanin in the skin," which is often caused by stress from infrared light, visible light, and UV exposure, or in other words, prolonged time in the sun without SPF. "Too much of any of these sources of light causes cellular damage, and the regular and uniform production of pigmentation goes awry, creating uncontrolled, uneven overproduction of pigmentation in an area of skin," she says. Luckily, when formulated with high concentrations of key brightening ingredients, serums can help fade these spots, and even make them totally disappear. When shopping for a serum that tackles dark spots, Dr. Palm says to look for two types of ingredients—skin brighteners, like licorice root, vitamin C, and niacinamide, as well as anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, like vitamin C, vitamin E, and green tea. So to help you in your search, and your goal of evening out your skin tone, we rounded up six InStyle-approved formulas to shop now.
Whenever I see someone with long eyelashes, I ask them what salon they go to because I always assume they have extensions. While a set of false lashes can instantly give you the lashes you've always wanted, there are ways of growing them au natural—if you can be patient. Instead of adding another step to your skincare and makeup routines, switch your regular mascara out for a conditioning one. These formulas give lashes a temporary spider effect now, but they're also enriched with nourishing ingredients like plant cell extracts, biotin, and amino acids that work strengthen and stimulate lash growth over time so that you'll eventually end up with the real deal. A win-win, right? We’ve rounded up our favorite conditioning mascaras that help promote eyelash growth.