Why Facial Toner is Actually Good For Your Skin


If you've rounded the thirty year mark, you might remember the toner craze of the 1990s (Sea Breeze, anyone?). Back then it was a harsh, alcohol-laden slumber party-style spa skin treatment that stung like crazy, and which subsequently faded into obscurity. Thanks to cosmetic and dermatologic advancements, facial toner has made a comeback and achieved a certain sophistication with formulaic adjustments and variances to satisfy all skin types. In light of these changes, here's why facial toner is actually good for your skin, and why you should consider adding it to your regimen.

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The Best Ways to Keep Red Hair Looking Vibrant

Calling all would-be redheads: If you've decided to take that walk on the wild side that is rocking a copper top, you probably know by now, either by experience or because someone has told you (and if not, then consider yourself warned), that red color is a terribly tricky tint to maintain, living up to its reputation as a physical trait that signals a mercurial temperament. Above all others, it is most notorious for faster-than-normal fade-out, so it's important to enter into this metamorphosis knowing the best ways to keep red hair looking vibrant, bold, and bright.

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How to Get Rid of Dark Circles and Bags Under Your Eyes


It never fails. You think you've impeccably buried every piece of evidence pointing to a long night followed by an early wake-up call, or perhaps you got the best eight hours of uninterrupted sleep that you've had in months— whatever the case, you're feeling relatively bright-eyed and bushy-tailed either in spite or because of recent decisions, then someone close to you—a colleague, a classmate, your boss, your mother—blurts out, with all the best intentions, and probably too loudly, "You look tired!"

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Two Dermalogica Products That Go Well With YOUR skin Type

Are you familiar with your own skin? Okay, how about comfortable in it? If you're answering no to one or both of these questions, then we want to take a few minutes to acquaint you with a very large part of yourself (the largest organ in the body to be exact). The straight of it is that there are so many different skin types, and you're going to have different needs based on your type. Don't feel like undergoing an intense process of trial and error? Don't worry, we've done your homework for you so you know which two Dermalogica products that go well with your skin type.

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How To Stop Biting Your Nails (And Which Products Will Help)



Several years ago, I was working as a customer service representative for a furniture retailer. A woman approached my desk and all I could see were her long, gleaming, glorious fingernails. Being a guilty-as-charged nail-biter, I was filled with longing and envy as I glanced down at my own raw, whittled nubs. Before getting down to business, I had to pay homage to these feats of manicured splendor that she was flashing, to which she returned a very gracious "Thank you," and relayed her tale of nail-biting recovery. Turns out she had once been a pretty serious biter, so serious that she contracted a nasty infection and was subsequently hospitalized. All turned out well in the end and she was given the strength of conviction to swear off nail-biting for good.

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Why Batiste Is Still The Best Dry Shampoo For Fine Limp Hair

For years, I have been deeply enmeshed in daily High Noon-style, stare-down, guns-blazing standoffs with my fine limp hair (tumbleweed optional). Guess who's always been the victor? That's right: not me. The lesson herein is that fighting hair nature with nurture is hard, if not impossible, and gravity is not an ally. For me, the daily task of getting out the door is mostly synonymous with not feeling particularly confident about what's happening above my eyeballs. That is, until I met Batiste Dry Shampoo out on the dusty trail.

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How To Get Permanent Cosmetics Removed (Including Bad Microblading)

With more and more microblading availability on the rise comes the dark side of permanent cosmetics - microblading gone wrong. Just like a tattoo, mis-shaped or low quality microblading can leave a person feeling intensely regretful and often times embarrassed. Laser treatment removal can be a terrifying option for someone who wants their eyebrows amended for the sole reason that it can burn off the remaining eyebrows you were trying to fill in the first place. Leave it to the revolutionaries of the microblading industry - PhiBrow - to come up with an equally revolutionary removal process that leaves you looking and feeling satisfied and comfortable with your permanent cosmetics. Here's how to get permanent cosmetics removed when you've had bad microblading (yes, even it's really bad).

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How To Ease An Itchy Dry Scalp

 

With the exception of just having watched an intensely perplexing murder mystery, no one likes to be caught scratching their head. You don't need us to tell you why, as the implications alone are a bit scary. But we're not here to talk about those implications - we're here to talk about why having a dry scalp can be impossible to ignore and difficult to address. When you've got an itch that you can't seem to scratch, we recommend the following steps to get your itchy dry scalp to its healthy natural state (free of funny looks forever). 

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How To Heal A Sunburn ASAP

With summer slowly dwindling away, it's pertinent to keep your skin in tip top shape to maximize on all remaining sunny day activities. So what do you do if you've accidentally fried yourself into a human mozarella stick? Try not to worry, because while the sun's sting may still be fresh, there are ways to treat your burn so that it becomes barely noticeable (rather than all-encompassing). Here's how to heal a sunburn ASAP so you can get back in that pool.

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How Often Should I Clean My Makeup Brushes?

Maybe it's just us, but even so much as the suggestion of makeup brush cleaning used to send a tingle of fear and loathing down our spines. In an age which boundless responsibility is met with a staggering time deficit, menial tasks are often begrudged and, consequently, avoided. But with all we're learning about the perils of waltzing with woebegone wands, we decided it was time to translate the loathsome aspects of makeup brush cleaning—especially frequency—to a more digestible dialogue.

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