Airplane cabin air is notoriously dry. This is why it’s important to stay hydrated (read: don’t forget to bring water!) and take other steps to keep your skin happy while in the air. These are the products I use to make sure that even if I’m jetlagged, my skin is not. Continue reading “My Skincare Routine for a Long-Haul Flight”
Let me tell you a secret: I hate washing my hair. It’s not that I hate how clean my hair feels, it’s more so the process that happens in order to dry and tame my hair. And although there is a constant debate that you should actually be washing your hair more often, I still stand by washing it less often and here’s how I do it. Continue reading “Tips to Wash Your Hair Less Often”
There was a Korean beauty trend that went around last fall called “glass skin,” which is essentially that your face looks “clear, poreless, translucent, [and] luminous—like a piece of glass.”
After I figured out how to clear my skin, I knew this was something I wanted to try without buying new skincare products that might not react well with my face. I’ve been wearing less makeup and have been loving the look of dewy skin (especially now that it’s winter and my face is dry). Here are the steps and products I use to achieve “glass skin.” Continue reading “How I Achieve the Glass Skin Trend”
Anyone who knows me knows I love nail polish and often paint my own nails at home. However, there are the occasional times where I will treat myself to a gel manicure. It’s the same cycle for me every time: I love how it looks, then get sick of it after a week and feel the urge to remove it. I normally peel it off, and I know it’s so bad for your nails, but I don’t think soaking your fingers in pure acetone is any better. My nails usually look scraggly and dry after I peel off the gel polish and takes about a week for them to recover.
I went to get a gel manicure recently and told myself I would have it taken off professionally, but decided to just do it myself at home. I researched different ways and many of them involved the technique of wrapping aluminum foil around each finger with an acetone-soaked cotton ball situated on the nail for 10-15 minutes (this is the method I use to remove glitter nail polish). To my dismay, I ran out of foil and it was too late to go out and buy some. I kept researching and found the answer to my request. I have tweaked it a little and it works like a charm. Behold, my new favorite way to remove gel nail polish at home. Continue reading “How to Remove Gel Polish at Home Without Foil”
I thought I had my skincare routine down pat—until summer came along and my face broke out. Continue reading “How to Avoid Summer Breakouts”
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to wear less makeup and focus more on skincare. I do not have perfect skin by any means, and I made it a point to figure out a skincare regimen that works for me.
A little background: I did not have any problems with my skin until I started wearing makeup in college. I developed bumps on my cheeks and had breakouts all over my T-zone, so I would wear two layers of foundation to make sure everything was covered. I also used to use skincare products specifically for oily skin, and even had a prescription for clindamycin as a topical solution for a few months. For the next five years, I was convinced that my skin was oily and tried to find the best products to ban any shine because oil = pimples. Or so I thought. Continue reading “How I Cleared My Skin”