Celebrities are just like us, right? They over-eat sometimes; they pick at their skin and fuss with their hair… But with their glam squads of estheticians, makeup artists and airbrushers they manage to appear flawless in magazines and on TV. But in person they have nowhere to hide, so every celebrity sighting at New York Fashion Week was precious because I got to see their skin up close. Aviva Dresher? She’s Botox-injected to maximum smoothness. Joan Rivers? Pulled tighter than saran wrap, Kimora Lee Simons? She has a few fine lines but over-all she’s stunning. Adam Lambert? I just about …Read more
It turns out the old wives tale is true: get lots of sleep and you’ll look better. Yes, beauty sleep is real, according to a new study by Swedish researchers.
If you’re wondering how they studied this, no, they did not look at sleep-deprived people riding the 1 train downtown at 8am (although that would probably prove the theory right away- those tired people lookfunky.) The scientists took a more, well, scientific approach: they snapped two sets of photos of 23 men and women: Once after they had 8 hours of sleep, and once after they’d spent 31 …Read more
In my last post, I told you about a fun website to learn about facial symmetry, and to let you know how you look based on objective beauty factors. The site (http://anaface.com) uses your uploaded headshot and facial symmetry cues to indicate how attractive you are. I rated a respectable 7.11 on 10. Within minutes my editor replied with his facial symmetry grade: a 7.76 on 10. My boyfriend also rated higher than me, a 7.84 on 10.
Just as I was starting to think I should get a complex about my looks, I read this …Read more
If you’re like me, you look at celebrity pictures and wonder about their beauty habits. What creams and lotions do they use? What procedures do they really sneak off to have done . . . ?
Obviously, the massive amounts of prep time for photo shoots and subsequent airbrushing makes them look better than reality. But then you see them on TMZ or Perezhilton caught by paparazzi and guess what, some of them look just as good… Their skin is smooth; blemish free and not a dark spot or enlarged pore in sight…
So, here is my top …Read more
No matter what life stage or age you’re in, it’s possible to show off your best skin! It’s true that each day, your skin’s youthful appearance is challenged. Like everyone, you’ve aged, you’ve noticed small “crow’s feet” around your eyes, winter dryness that requires special attention, and after a long day, maybe a slight sagging under your eyes.
Finding good professional services or at-home solutions can be confusing… But don’t give up. Check out these quick tips that will help revitalize your skin, and keep it smooth, young and healthy.
At-Home Tips and Tricks
Minimize Facial Cleansing. Even creamy …Read more