Men & Makeup: Beauty Shouldn’t Be Gender-Specific

When you think “beauty”, you probably think “female”. Like most people out there, you tend to associate makeup with women. Perhaps if you’re from South Korea, however, you’d know that this is definitely not the case. This fascinating article from The Economist details the Korean man’s journey into the world of beauty, and how it wasn’t necessarily seen as a “feminine” move for men to … Continue reading Men & Makeup: Beauty Shouldn’t Be Gender-Specific

Clarisonic Lovers, You Should Know About This

Are you addicted to your Clarisonic? I know I am. After removing my makeup with an oil-based cleanser, I use a gentle cleanser with my Clarisonic to remove all remaining traces of makeup and oil. Wow. Such clean. Many refresh. For many of us out there, however, our skin can get sensitive and those little, vibrating bristles can feel less than revitalizing. Whether you naturally … Continue reading Clarisonic Lovers, You Should Know About This

Double Cleansing: Why Everyone Should Be Doing it!

Double cleansing. Heard of it? Yes, no, maybe so? It’s nothing fancy. In fact, it’s literally exactly what it sounds like. Washing your face not just once but twice. You might be thinking, why would I need to clean my face if I just cleaned it? This is more for the ladies in the house who wear makeup. If you slather on some makeup remover … Continue reading Double Cleansing: Why Everyone Should Be Doing it!

Tool Time: Face-Cleansing Devices

No fluff or fanfare. Let’s get right down to it! Washcloth: Pros: Cheapest, offers a good level of exfoliation Cons: Harbors a lot of bacteria, can tug on skin and lead to skin irritation and wrinkles. Tips: Use a fresh washcloth every time to avoid bacterial contamination Sponge: Pros: Cheap, offers a good level of exfoliation without tugging on skin Cons: Can harbor some bacteria … Continue reading Tool Time: Face-Cleansing Devices