Primping Checklist: Week of May 23, 2011
Our editor-approved list of the products, treatments, and trends to try this week.
Purify your pores. Damp spring weather coupled with balmy temps can unfortunately create the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and clogged pores on your nose. Before Memorial Day comes, purge your skin of any lingering grime with pore strips, like the new Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips, that are infused with silica and witch hazel. The adhesives will grab blackheads but leave skin softer than if you used a drying toner or scrub.
Ask Francois Nars for makeup advice. Kind of. We're totally obsessed with his brand-new tutorial website, MakeUpYourMind.com which provides face-perfecting tips from his new book of the same name, while allowing users to upload pictures of their completed makeovers. The beauty brand is launching a slew of social media contests and promotions, so check out their Facebook page and Twitter feed (#MUYMEY) for more info.
Tame your wispies. Rain and humidity aren't just tough on your skin. Regardless of your hair type, fickle spring weather is sure to thwart any plans for perfect hair, too. That's why we were glad to find these Goody Slide-Proof Head Wraps as a means to banish face-framing frizz. The plastic grips individual hairs without pulling any out of place. Plus, wearing one of these colorful accessories is an easy and inexpensive way to introduce the neon trend into your wardrobe. Win, win!
Shop at your doctor's office. We have always been big fans of derm-issued skincare lines. In addition to the clinical-grade technology that goes into these lotions and potions, the doctor-endorsed products always make you feel like you're taking a bit of the in-office experience home with you. So, we were particularly excited by the launch of MyBody skincare. Created by the man behind Philosophy, this hi-tech range offers anti-aging and acne-fighting solutions for all skin types, including the most sensitive.