My skin would be a mess if I didn't exfoliate it. But beyond keeping it looking healthy and glowing, exfoliating has another purpose. When done regularly, it helps to ward off ingrown hairs and razor bumps by getting rid of dead skin cells so hair doesn't get trapped allowing them to point up.
Going for a body scrub at a spa can be a wonderfully relaxing experience, although it can cost an arm and a leg. I had an amazing body treatment at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Spa (read review).
Picking up a scrub is much less expensive, but you always can't pronounce everything in the bottle. To really save and know exactly what you're putting on your skin, make your own. They're pretty easy (and fun) to whip up. Our Beauty Expert, Julyne Derrick shares some Homemade Body Scrub Recipes.
Once people find out I write about hair removal, they often have a lot of questions. Many of these have to do with waxing as it's such a popular form of hair removal that you can get at almost any salon or pick up a kit and can last quite a long time. Learn the truth behind the pain factor, growth, removing hair on different parts of the body and more.
As we get older our bodies go through changes. This also happens with hair growth. In some places it gets lost or thinner and in other areas it may get thicker or darker.
Men often will lose the hair on their heads and find sparser hair in some parts of their body. But they tend to see more upper shoulder hair, wiry or long eyebrow hair, obvious ear hair and nose hair that pokes out. (See manscaping tips for help in each area.)
Women often don't have a full head of hair like they did in their teens and 20's and will normally see less body hair as the years go by. However, eyebrows tend to get sparser, but hairs they do have often become wiry (read: How to Get Thicker Brows). The chin is usually a terrible culprit for women battling dark, thick hairs. The hair in the upper lip right under the nose will often get thicker or darker. Learn more about all of your options on how to remove facial hair.
When you have tried so many shaving products, it's hard to be impressed by something new. Dave Alexander, our Men's Hair Expert and barber didn't think much of it when he got a note on his station that said, "try this" with a shaving cream tube. He wasn't expecting much but after giving it a go, it's now one of his new favorite shaving creams. Read his review.
This month I went to visit Houston, Texas and had a wonderful time with my dearest friend and her family. On the way to the airport I realized that I had forgotten my entire makeup bag, minus my lipsticks and gloss which I keep in my purse. Not wanting to turn around to get it, I figured I could go to the drugstore or just wear lipstick for my three night trip.
I didn't buy any makeup in Texas, but if I had seen these Benefit vending machines on the way there instead of when coming back in both Houston and my home town airports (go figure) I would have bought an item or two. The Instant Eyebrow Pencil shown above would definitely have made the cut because it could have filled in my brows and also doubled for an eyeliner.
You can't miss this pink mini bus with glowing products. Next time you're traveling and don't want to spend extra time finding a forgotten makeup product- check the airport.
We have the most common blunders people make when getting rid of their hair. I know that I have been guilty of a lot of them in the past. Find out how to save money, avoid nasty side effects, when to try a d.i.y. grooming or make an appointment with a professional.
PHRC is hosting two conferences this year. The first will be held in Miami Florida at Miami Beach Convention Center from April 5 -7. Dallas, Texas at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel will host the second from May 3-5. To learn more about the topics being covered, getting tickets, class descriptions and bios, and making lodging arrangements see their website phrconline.com.
Get a free $25 gift card with a Tria Laser purchase. Many Silk'n IPL hair removal products are on sale, plus they have 25% off sitewide. There is also a code for 20% off at folica. Get the codes including where you'll find links to product information, reviews, comparisons and more.Hair Removal Product Sales and Coupon Codes
You may have seen eyebrow threading when walking through your mall, and wondered 'what in the world is that person having done?' Up close, it's truly amazing to watch someone use a thread- and no other power beyond human- to remove hair. (See a video.) With the right tech, it's fast and the brows are precisely shaped and often more loved than a wax.
I've had my brows waxed, tweezed and sugared. I can't lie -- threading can be very painful. But I never got bad side effects from it like redness or irritation.
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Whether you're tired of shaving every day, sick of paying for razor refills, wanting to warm up in this arctic weather or desiring to spice up your look- some facial hair can do just that. It doesn't have to look scruffy or be boring.
For a little inspiration, check out: Men's Facial Hair Styles Worn by Celebs.