Whether you normally work out with a squeaky clean face, or you’ve never entered the gym without a face full of makeup, chances are, you’ve had a sneaking suspicion that wearing it while perspiring isn't doing your skin any favors. And you're right: Face makeup, particularly foundation, is a persona non grata when you’re getting active. “Sweating in foundation can clog your pores and lead to breakouts,” says San Diego-based dermatologist Jeffrey Benabio, MD. But wearing lip and eye products, on the other hand, is probably fine. Your lips don’t have any hair follicles, so there’s nothing for lip color to clog, Benabio says. And though it is possible to get a pimple around your eyes, it’s unlikely to happen, he adds. Ultimately, the best thing you can do for your skin is remove the makeup you’ve been wearing all day with a wipe or wash before getting sweaty (these 5 new cleansers get the job done). But if you don't feel comfortable … [Read more...] about Is Working Out In Makeup Really That Bad For Your Skin?
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On last night’s episode of Project Runway, the designers had to work with models who were even leggier than usual, because they all teetered on stilts! Host and judge Heidi Klum tasked the contestants, who worked in pairs, with creating larger-than-life looks that would capture the judge’s attention during the show's first outdoor runway presentation. Kim Kardashian was the guest judge....while Kimberly and Becky's military inspired top had a puffy sleeve. What are these volumizing details reminiscent of? Shoulder pads. "I think a subtle shoulder pad can be chic, especially with an evening look," says WH Fashion Market Editor Liza Collis. "Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have some shoulder pads in their contemporary line, Elizabeth and James." "Make it Work" for You "The trick to pulling off shoulder pads is to make sure the piece you’re wearing has clean lines and veers on simple," Collis says. "You want to stay away from anything busy, loud, or anything reminiscent of … [Read more...] about Project Runway: “Make it Work” For You—Shoulder Details
You probably have that friend who massages coffee grinds on her cellulite, puts coconut oil in her hair, takes ice-cold showers, applies aspirin face masks, or slathers lip balm on her bikini line, and swears, "it works wonders for my [insert problem area here]!". But does it? And will her DIY solutions work for you?To find out about these primping postulates and more, we asked our Facebook followers to reveal their weirdest beauty tips and tricks. Then, we asked Women's Health natural beauty expert Renée Loux to reveal whether they're effective. So check back here weekly for a new tip with Renée's verdict on its effectiveness, and keep posting your own odd beauty tricks on Facebook, here. This week, we discover: does hemorrhoid cream really wipe away dark circles?Your DIY Beauty Tip:Renée's verdict: Somewhat effective. (Find out if witch hazel is a better DIY solution.)How it works: Under-eye circles and puffy eyes are a result of loose blood vessels and weakened skin. … [Read more...] about DIY Beauty Trick: Does Hemorrhoid Cream Cure Under-Eye Circles?
You know you've done something either terribly right or terribly wrong if you've made your girlfriend cry in bed.Just a moment before, things were going quite well, it seemed. And by things, I mean sex. After a morning spent cleaning the apartment and going for a run together, we nestled into the couch with the goal of watching a movie, but soon we were holding hands and rubbing arms. We'd started having sex slowly and increased speed until we ended (and by ended, I mean climaxed) facing each other, lips and hips locked and eyes open. We had both broken a sweat. It felt like we'd been dancing. And then, she started to cry.Until this point, our fresh relationship had been full of frequent, heart-pounding, loud sex. We were making up, passionately, for lost time. It could have been a coincidence that we met each other in the same place in life, after we'd both suffered through years of near-sexless former relationships. But it didn't feel like coincidence—it felt like fate. And for … [Read more...] about 9 Ways to Have Better, Hotter, and More Memorable Sex
You’ve woken up, and something feels weird. You go to the bathroom and look into the mirror and realize that your lip is swollen. Why did this happen? There are many reasons why you may have swollen upper lips, lower lips, or maybe even just in certain spots of the lip, like a swollen lip on one side. Causes of swollen lips can include: 1. Trauma and Injury Trauma and injury to the lip are often the cause of a swollen lip. Whether it be from being hit in the lip or you’ve accidentally bitten the lip, the lips are a soft tissue area. They can easily be injured, causing swelling as a response. 2. Allergic Reaction Along with injury, allergic reactions tend to be why lips become swollen. While most lip swelling allergic reactions usually have a connection to food (food has to pass by the lips), it is not limited to food allergies. 3. Infections A viral infection like herpes simplex 1 may cause swelling in part of the lip. Other infections like canker sores … [Read more...] about Swollen Lips: The Causes and Natural Treatment Tips
Credit: iStock.com/BackyardProduction What is crepey skin? Crepey skin is skin that has become thinner, drier, and less elastic—similar in look and feel to crepe paper. Crepey skin is a natural result of aging that can appear all over the body, from under the eyes to the neck and chest. With age, our skin slowly loses the elastin and collagen that keeps the skin flexible and firm. The loose, and sometimes saggy, thin skin may be a source of self-consciousness. So, in this article, we discuss how to get rid of the crepey skin naturally, as well as the various causes and possible ways to treat it. In this article: What Causes Crepey Skin? How to Get Rid of Crepey Skin Naturally How to Prevent Crepey Skin Crepey Skin vs. Wrinkled Skin: Are They the Same? Foods for Healthy Skin Final Thoughts on Crepey Skin If you could sum up the cause of crepey skin in one word, it would be aging. The majority of factors behind crepey skin do not affect the skin immediately. Rather, … [Read more...] about Crepey Skin: What Causes It and How to Get Rid of It Naturally
The average American diet is full of junk foods, processed foods and foods that contain large amounts of calories with little nutritional value. There are just too many people eating the wrong types of foods—this is why the health status within the United States, and the rest of the globe, is going down the tubes fast. Most people wouldn’t think of putting a poor substitute for fuel and oil into their cars to keep them running properly. So why are we trying to run a machine that makes a car look like a simple toy on a fuel supply tantamount to garbage? If you feed your body garbage, expect the same in performance. Most of the processed food people eat is composed of take-out fast foods, snack foods, frozen entrees, soda, sugar-heavy desserts, confectionary, breakfast cereals and macaroni dinners in a box. To avoid eating junk food and highly processed foods, you really have to understand why people turn to these types of quasi-foods to begin with. Well, they are fast, … [Read more...] about Steps to Cut Down on Processed Food (and start eating real food)
Dutch model and one of youngest Angels, Romee Strijd, looked sensational at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016. The stunning model catwalked the celebrated runway on Wednesday, November 30 in Paris, France. The other models who catwalked were Luma Grothe, Flavia Lucini, and Izabel Goulart. The 21-year-old model looked stunning in her outfit during her fittings for the VSFS 2016. Strijd was donning a white lace bra and a pink robe in this photo, and she looks like she’s enjoying her time in Paris. While the model is all set to embrace her experience, she is also geared to have a good time relaxing in the City of Light. She told Harper’s Bazaar during a nail-art session just before the show, that she would love to eat crepes with Nutella in Paris. She was with her BFF, Taylor Swift. Strijd probably has an occasional food indulgence, but apart from that, she follows a healthy diet plan to stay in shape. How does the stunning Dutch model maintain her fitness? … [Read more...] about Romee Strijd’s Diet and Beauty Secrets for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016
If you don’t have flawless skin or an hourglass figure, don’t worry. Your appeal goes far beyond your looks. The science behind the “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” cliché may surprise you! “Attractive people are paid more, judged more intelligent, and will receive more attention in most facets of life,” says psychology professor Ingrid Olson of the University of Pennsylvania. “Research has demonstrated time and again that there are tremendous social and economic benefits to being attractive.” Luckily, it’s not just pouty lips and long lashes that make you beautiful. These 10 research-proven facts about beauty include several natural ways to increase your “AQ” (attractiveness quotient). 1. Beauty boosts income—but so do brains Attractive people are assumed to be smarter and more capable than average-looking people; research shows that attractive job applicants are hired more often and offered … [Read more...] about Beauty Facts and Myths
Castor oil has been widely used to treat constipation, it also has lots of healing benefits when applied externally to the body. How to use castor oil as a remedy in your daily life: 1. Helps with tired eyes Rub a few drops of castor oil around your eyes before sleep time, and you will feel refreshed in the morning when you wake up. The oil will soak overnight and it works great to remove tiredness from around your eyes. 2. Treats stretch marks Castor oil works great for treating stretch marks. Rub castor oil over the stretch marks and massage gently, apply it regularly and you will fade the stretch marks on your stomach and thighs. 3. Promotes hair growth Castor oil is a popular remedy for promoting hair growth, as it boosts blood circulation to the follicles, thus leading to faster hair growth. For best results, mix castor oil with coconut oil and apply it to your hair and cover with a cap for deep penetration. Leave it overnight then wash it off thoroughly in … [Read more...] about 18 Effective Everyday Uses For Castor Oil and How to Apply A Castor Oil Pack