Going to bed with your makeup on is a universally acknowledged faux pas when it comes to beauty. Not only does it clog pores and cause blemishes, but your skin regenerates overnight, so without proper care you slow the rate of cell turnover. Translation? An increase in fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and uneven skin tone. We know that some evenings, even the most diligent skin care devotees need a quick fix: enter face wipes. Best stashed in your bedside table, desk drawer, gym bag or glove compartment, these portable, one-step cleansing wipes gently remove dirt, oil and impurities without drying skin or leaving a greasy film.
Heat styling, be it blow-drying, curling or flat-ironing, can cause your strands to become dry and brittle. Over time, this leads to split ends, uncontrollable frizz and a dull, lacklustre mane. Instead of reaching for your heat tools, let your hair air dry with the help of a styling enhancer that works with your natural texture. To get the effortless look, work a small amount of these cream-like formulas into damp hair then comb through to ensure the product is evenly dispersed. After a gentle scrunch or tousle, let your hair air dry and embrace your natural wave. Avoid touching strands too much while drying, as this can cause frizz and make you lose volume and bounce.
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Extreme contouring and overly bronzed skin has given way to soft, rosy complexions. Celebrities like Mandy Moore, Emma Stone and Lea Michele have all embraced this warm makeup trend, and while it may seem complicated, one multi-purpose makeup stick is all you need to easily create this natural glow. To get the look, swipe a colour stick (in a peach, rose or berry shade) across the apples of your cheeks and use a damp sponge or your fingers to gently blend out and up, towards your temples. Continue to build colour until you’ve reached your desired intensity. Complete the look by patting colour across your brow bones and onto lips for a barely there stain.
If binge-watching The Crown and reclining in cashmere sweatpants is your idea of the perfect evening activity, then consider a beauty mask the ideal addition to your night-in relaxation redux. In the span of 10 to 15 minutes (less time than your Uber Eats delivery!), these fast-acting formulas work to supercharge skin and give your complexion an instant boost. With so many masks on the market—with varying purposes, price points and application techniques—there is a mask to suit any skin ailment and preference. Detoxify skin with a charcoal mud mask, create overall radiance and improve skin tone with a vitamin-rich, gel-like formula, or boost hydration with a serum-soaked sheet mask.
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Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cotton Extract, $10, burtsbees.ca