I have received many questions about sunscreen lately. Here are three truths and one fallacy about the summer’s hottest product—based on your queries. Source: Dr. Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist in New York City, author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin. 1. Sunscreen expires. It’s usually good for three years. Hopefully, you’ll use it up long […]
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The Real Simple community is no stranger to new uses. We’ve got new and clever ways to use everything from outdoor items to zippered plastic bags, but here’s one we haven’t heard before: eye cream as a lip gloss.
We all have one. Maybe it’s hidden in the back of a drawer of buried at the bottom of your jewelry box, but you know what I’m talking about: that tangled heap of jewelry that gives you a headache just looking at it.
Have stray grays to cover but not ready for allover color?
Last week, I had the honor and privilege of getting a facial at Just Be, (justbeskinline.com), from owner Negin Niknejad. Often, a professional facial consists of many white clinical-looking bottles and high-tech machinery; they’re all wonderful, but they don’t add up to an experience that can easily be replicated at home. Not so, Negin’s Papaya mask, which was one part […]
Have a good head on your shoulders? Brush up on your hair-care expertise with these questions. For answers, scroll below the scissors. 1. What’s the best strategy for applying a hair product? (a) Start at the ends of the hair and work your way upward to the crown. (b) Start at the crown and work your way down to the […]
Even “eco-friendly” nail polishes (the ones labeled 3-FREE or 5-FREE) aren’t safe for the environment, says Enesta Jones, a spokesperson for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. So, ideally, you should bring all your polishes to a household hazardous waste (HHW) facility. While you’re there you can also unload everything from hair dye to paint cans and pesticides. To find a […]
Gel nails are the latest in manicure trends because they last an impressive two or even three weeks. That said, they’re not for everyone. If you prefer a “classic” manicure, try these tips from Deborah Lippmann, creator of the Deborah Lippmann nail-care line. (Hint: Patience is your friend.) • Polish needs a smooth surface for the longest-lasting results, so gently […]