Today, just some eye candy from a holiday gift guide story I worked on with Composure's contributing fashion editor, Min A. Lee (who also laid out the story). I love putting together style and beauty pages, coordinating the colors and silhouettes that will result in a harmonious story, both visually and substantively. While I'm not a … Continue reading Composure Magazine’s Ultimate Gift Guide
You bring sweaters out of storage, you insulate the house. So why aren’t you prepping your skin care routine for winter? Your step-by-step guide to better skin. Alleviating the tightness and flaking that are the hallmarks of dry, dehydrated skin is not just about slathering on another layer of moisturizer. It starts from the moment … Continue reading Weather-Proof Your Skin + Bioelements Giveaway!
When it comes to caring for your skin this winter, there are three categories of skin care you need to know: humectants, occlusive, and emollients. You need all three to keep skin hydrated. Here’s why. Humectants A humectant is a substance that attracts water, whether it is from the environment or from a deeper … Continue reading Humectants & Occlusives: Skin Care Ingredients You Need For Winter Skin
Oh, it’s that time of year again. Sugarplums, holiday cheer, peace on earth … last-minute shopping, carb overload, stress breakouts. The holidays can take its toll on the best of us, no matter how genetically skin-blessed, mask-militant, or regimen-regimented we may be. So to prepare our skin for the shock that lasts from that … Continue reading Prep Your Skin For the Holidays: A Week-By-Week Guide
I did a double take. I had just returned from a 16-day trip across Spain and Morocco. And while the history, the culture, and the architecture were simply breathtaking and utterly mind-blowing — the lighting was not. I guess it’s the price you pay for staying in a museum-quality riad that’s over 700 years … Continue reading The Long Game in Skin Care: Why You Should Stick To It