Tip of the Day Archive

Take a milk bath

The white stuff is rich in protein and fat, both of which calm irritated skin. Add two to four cups of whole milk to a warm bath and dip in.

Salon preparation

Ditch the highlight descriptors (baby blond versus honey blond) and talk to your colourist with the help of pictures. Bring magazine photos of the shade you’re after.

Tweeze easy

The most important eyebrow hairs start at the inside corner of the eye, so avoid over-tweezing. Dramatic brows are elongated from the inside to the outside corners of the eye.

Ditch alcohol-based toner

Alcohol-based toner strips away bad oils like sebum along with essential fatty acids that form a barrier against germs and irritants. Look for alcohol-free toner and use blotting papers to absorb any midday shine.

Feed your skin from the inside

Honey, especially the dark kind, is high in disease-fighting antioxidants. Add it to your morning yogurt or tea for a health—and taste—kick.

Wax on, wax off

Avoid showering or applying moisturizer for several hours after a wax treatment. Waxing opens up the hair follicles, so it's best to allow them to close first to prevent ingrown hairs.

Stain, stain, go away

Maybe you shouldn’t have ordered spaghetti while wearing a white blouse. Try this: wet a cleaning wipe for quick spot cleaning. It won’t set the stain and you’ll see immediate results.

Cover the puff

If you wake up with swollen eyelids, avoid pale eye shadow, which will only highlight them. Instead, stroke on eye colour that’s at least one shade darker than your normal skin.

Curling iron mishap

If you’ve accidentally burned yourself curling or straightening your hair (hello, morning rush!), treat with cold water, then break open a capsule of vitamin E and dab on top.

Eye-opening mornings

Speed up your morning routine with three beauty boosters: a lash-enhancing product, monthly lash tints and an eyelash curler. A lash tint eliminates the need for mascara, leaving your curler free of gunk.

Shape up

Most eyebrows grow in one of two shapes: an up-and-down arch or a gentle arc. For the most organic, natural-looking brows, follow—don’t fight—your own shape.

Quiz

Your skin sheds how many cells a minute?

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