Given how much so many women love experimenting with makeup, indulging in face masks, and playing with bath bombs, it's a bit of a mystery why so many of us who shave our legs still aren't using a shaving prep product. If you're one of the many women who lather up with soap or shower gel before a shave, we have news for you: not only is it doing your skin no favours, it could also be the reason you're spending a fortune on new razor blades.
Proving that Game of Thrones reaches a wide swath of the population, the show's latest collaboration brings together two very unlikely bedfellows: streetwear and the world of Westeros. Teen Vogue reports that HBO is celebrating Game of Thrones ' seventh season by enlisting a cadre of streetwear designers to riff on the show's iconic imagery. The collection, called Rep the Realm, will include several drops in the next few weeks, with labels Carrots, Billionaire Boys Club, ALIFE, Dee & Ricky, 40s & Shorties, Koio, and V/SUAL on deck.
Is activated charcoal really the secret to perfect skin? It appears so. Charcoal as a beauty ingredient is nothing new. It’s been used to whiten teeth naturally and clear skin for years now. But, like a lot of beauty fads, charcoal doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. If anything, there’s a steady flow of new products containing the unusual ingredient as more and more people cotton on to the fact that charcoal really does work. It clears the skin of impurities and is being mixed with the likes of coconut oil, green tea and tea tree oil to maximise the effects (and give it a nice scent) to help with numerous skincare complaints: blackheads, excess oil, visible pores and a dull complexion. “Charcoal attaches itself to toxins, absorbing them before the stomach can absorb them into the bloodstream,” says Jennifer Hirsch, a beauty botanist for The Body Shop. “ While it’s among the newest superfoods, charcoal has long been known for its purifying properties.” But it’s not just skincare buys that you’ll find charcoal in. More and more people are scrubbing their teeth with polishes and pastes boasting the ingredient as the residue leaves pearly whites looking, well, white. It’s even used to settle upset stomachs from gas to diarrhea. Best of all? It’s not expensive. From a £10 face wash to a £7 jar of whitening tooth tablets, here’s our pick of the most effective charcoal beauty buys available. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Rihanna, Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne turn heads at fashion-forward Valerian premiere Cara Delevingne almost reveals all for futuristic GQ cover Would you be brave enough to sport leopard print hair?
Ever get spots that appear on exactly the same area of your face, to the point where you can almost anticipate the next one's arrival? Your skin might actually be trying to tell you something.
Keeping moisturised is one of the universal tenets of skin care that is applicable to all skin types. Whether you belong in the dry, oily, sensitive, or combination camp, well-hydrated skin is the best defence against most skin complaints. It's especially important to keep up with your skin's moisture levels when the seasons change, due to the drying effects environmental factors can have on our skin.
Hot summer days conjures images of sleeveless sun dresses and airy tank tops for some, but for others, the heat means sweltering under cardigans and jean jackets. Stylist and community manager of plus-sized styling company Dia&Co , Ashby Vose, is only too familiar with the problem. The body positive brand, which offers a personal stylist service that sends clients packages of curated clothes in sizes 14 and up, gets plenty of requests from their plus-size clients for layers and jackets even in the summer. “We hear a lot from our customers and our community about creative ways to hide their arms,” Vose tells Allure . “It got us chatting. We talked about our own experiences with our arms and our preferences for layering up even though it’s hot… We had to do something to liberate our community and that arms are not a source of shame.” So to encourage women to stop hiding their arms, Dia & Co launched their #DiaARMy Instagram campaign, asking women to flaunt their biceps and triceps and embrace sleeveless styles. And the response is gorgeous! Check out the gallery above to see confident chicks killing it and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA . “A little bare arms love.” (Photo: Instagram/styleofleslie) “Summer is here! Its crazy hot and humid, so why are you covering up ladies?! It’s too freaking hot for cardigans! I am joining the #DiaArmy in going sleeveless! Don’t cover up those puppies Tall Sisters! Be free and comfortable!” (Photo: Instagram/thetallsociety) “I’m joining my friends at @diaandco #diaarmy because it’s too damn hot out here to be covering up my arms. You don’t like my big arms then that’s your problem.” (Photo: Instagram/plusjones) “I’m showing off my arms as part of the @diaandco #DiaArmy ! Tag your bestie and challenge them to fight the stigma and show their arms in the summer! It’s hot. Let’s wear what feels good to us & forget whatever judgment someone else might have! If you like it, wear it!” (Photo: Instagram/readytostare)