Kinerase: Does Kinerase Work?
by Ida Hsiang
Facial and spa treatments that we used to get at our favorite salon are now becoming more and more readily available in at-home versions. One such beauty product that's effective and super simple to DIY is the facial mask. Whether it comes in mask or peel form, the facial mask is a quick way to rectify any skin type. You just have to know what to look for! Well, that's where we come in. Check out our tips for the best type of facial mask for different skin types, then click on the slideshow to see some of our favorites!Normal Skin - This is a simple one! For you, a facial mask should just be for maintenance and prevention. Look for moisturizing face masks chock full of vitamin C or anti-oxidants. Apply a face mask once every 2 weeks.Oily Skin - Look for a clay mask or a facial peel that will mattify and control shine. Steer clear of anything that's super moisturizing as this can lead to even more shine. Try a mask once a week for optimum results!Dry Skin - A facial mask once a week can do wonders for dry skin. Look for options that have vitamin E and are highly moisturizing. A quick tip for a little added hydration? Smooth on a dime sized amount of night cream after your done with the facial mask!
by Ida Hsiang
Late night parties, days spent lounging in the sun, weekend getaways ... all these things are what makes summer so special. But all these things also take a toll on our skin. So pamper your pores and soothe and smooth yourself from head-to-toe with gentle exfoliating. Not all body parts are created equal, though! What may work wonders for your body can be too harsh on your face and hands exfoliators may not make a dent at all when it comes to your feet. Take a look at a few of our exfoliating tips and then click on the slideshow to see some of our favorite exfoliating products!Face - Your visage is the the first thing that people notice so make sure what they're noticing is a smooth face. Facial skin is delicate, however, so be sure to opt for an exfoliator that's gentle with small, rounded beads of uniform size. Don't scrub too vigorously as a rough application can do more harm than good. And space out the treatments to once a week, or even once every two weeks for finer, more sensitive skin. Body - All that fun in the sun can mean dull, dead skin that needs to be sloughed off to help make your summer tan pop even more! Try using an exfoliating body wash once a week to keep skin looking smooth and soft. Apply just a quarter sized amount to a washcloth and scrub, focusing on areas like the elbows and knees. Hands - Pretty hands are feminine and attractive. But besides a fresh manicure, the state of our skin also makes a difference! Make sure your handshake feels smooth and soft by exfoliating you hands one every week and a half. There are some great hand exfoliating products out there, but make your life easier by opting for a handwash that moisturizes and exfoliates all at once! Feet - Your feet carry your weight and you use them to walk, run or dance. So it's no surprise that our feet need the most love. Soak feet in warm water for about ten minutes before applying and using an exfoliator. This helps soften the skin for easier removal. Focus on areas like the balls of the foot and the heel, using repeated circular motions with a little pressure. Finish with a thick, foot cream to keep skin soft.