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The month of April begins with Fool’s Day and is also home to the dreaded Tax Day, April 15, a handful of holidays, not to mention the showers that are supposed to usher in May’s flowers. April is also Rosacea Awareness Month.
While rosacea awareness may not get as much attention as the other April milestones, it’s a big deal for the 16 million Americans and 415 million people worldwide who live with facial redness and flushing, swollen red bumps, eye problems and thickened skin of rosacea.
Rosacea can have dramatic effects on a person’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Nearly 90 percent of people with rosacea said this condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-estee
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I’m embarrassed by how frequently I tell people that I spent a year in Paris. Then again, I spent a year in Paris, it transformed my life, and I often find myself near tears, wondering if and when I will live there again. Since I can’t just up and move to Paris right now, I try to recreate pieces of Paris at home, and part of that is in my beauty routine. I know it’s working and that I’m emulating the French look because last time I was in Paris, people thought I was French (until I opened my mouth, anyway). I also know that there is definitely something special about Paris that helps you look good because when I returned from my last trip, my skin was clear and my roommate told me I was glo
A fresh new crop of sunscreens are on our radar for the season, but what if your medicine cabinet is still filled with last year’s buys? Check the labels for expiration dates. Most sunscreens have a shelf life of about one year, and after that, they will lose their potency. And why do you have those old leftover products laying around anyway? Could it be that you haven’t been using them consistently or using enough of the product to get adequate protection? You’re not alone. Most of us fall short when it comes to using the right amount of sunscreen, even if we have chosen the right sunscreen to start with.
According to Miami dermatologist Jill Waibel, “To be safe, you need to use at least
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Face mists have come a long way from the Evian Brumisateur, which set the bar years ago. Now, they not only give you a refreshing feeling but they also act as primers, hydrators, refreshers and anti-aging boosters. Here are five we love:
La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water ($12.99)
Rich in selenium, and other mineral salts and trace elements, this spray is loaded with antioxidant and softening properties. It’s ideal after a day outdoors but also soothing after aesthetic treatments like a peel. Formulated for sensitive skin (as with all La Roche-Posay products), this is a great summer buy.
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A brume d’eau face mist (it also comes in a high