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Fashion Weekly Faves: OneFigure Beauty by Samuel Levi

Written by Hanna Sloan

Welcome to Fashion Weekly Faves, home to the crème de la crème of beauty and skincare products. Check out Fashion Weekly Faves to find the ultimate must-haves in beauty, carefully curated by us and shared with you! This week's fave: OneFigure Beauty by Samuel Levi.

Fashion Weekly Faves: Bohemian Skin

Written by Hanna Sloan

Welcome to Fashion Weekly Faves, home to the crème de la crème of beauty and skincare products. Check out Fashion Weekly Faves to find the ultimate must-haves in beauty, carefully curated by us and shared with you! This week's Fave: Bohemian Skin. 

5 Makeup-Free Skincare Techniques Trending in 2020

We’ve identified the top 5 natural skincare techniques that are trending in Australia in 2020.
These techniques are guaranteed to make your skin look great with zero makeup, zero cruelty, zero chemicals, and for a lot less cash than Kim Kardashian’s latest eyeshadow!

How Your Emotions Affect Your Skin

Skin health is a major concern for many people. Studies show that emotions can affect skin health, and dermatologists are conducting further research on how our emotional wellbeing affects the skin. The skin indicates the current state of mind of an individual, according to Merrady Wickes, the head of content and education at Detox Market. Read on to learn more about how your emotions affect your skin.

Home Hair Dye Tips with EdwardsAndCo.

Desperately need to fix your roots during lockdown? Or maybe you want to come out of isolation with a fresh new hair look. Don't just reach for the box dye - check out these tips from EdwardsAndCo to ensure your home hair dye job goes smoothly. 

Give yourself a cruelty-free, perfect manicure while social distancing

As working from home becomes an everyday routine and after-work drinks with the girls moves onto Facetime, it's fair to say that social distancing has become the new norm for most of us, at least for the time being. Once the novelty of working in your comfiest loungewear or leggings wears off, it's likely you'll need a little pick-me-up - after all, these are uncertain times we're living in.

Why you should make the switch to natural skincare

Many of us focus on what we put into our body - but what about what we put on it? Our skin is like a sponge: It absorbs up to 70% of what we slather on it, so it’s well worth making the switch to toxin-free products and getting glowy the natural way. These days, a growing number of skincare brands are infusing their products with superfoods that are proven to brighten, even out, and hydrate skin naturally.

How to Take Care of Your Skin for Every Season

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For the past few years, you may have noticed that the amount of skincare products has boomed. As many people become more conscious about the condition of their skin, the skincare industry has answered this demand by widening its range of products and target markets.

Understandably, building your own skincare routine can seem overwhelming at first, especially now that there are too many choices for you to consider. Fortunately, you can just stick to the basics if you don’t want to bother with anything time-consuming.

However, it’s worth noting that your skincare routine should mainly be based on the climate or season of the place in which you live.

Seasonal Skincare: Why Routines Must Be Adjusted

Certain products, like Vitamin C face serum, are generally useful no matter what kind of environment you’re in. It’s one of the best ways to keep your skin supple and moisturized throughout the year. However, once the colder months come, you may notice that they don’t “work” as well as they usually would.

In the same manner that you switch wardrobes when a new season starts, you should also rotate your favorite skincare tools.

Your skin is sensitive to sudden shifts in the environment. Oftentimes, you find yourself dealing with seasonal skin issues when they’ve already become bothersome. Fortunately, it only takes a few proactive changes to your basic routine to prevent them from happening in the first place.

Here are a few tips that can help you care for your skin in the best way possible, depending on the season:

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Default Products for Every Season

A change in season entails a change in your environment’s humidity. The skin needs consistency in order to maintain its current state. Hence, a rapid change in the weather can manifest on your skin as it starts to adapt.

You may need to add and subtract items from your core skincare products based on the season. In any case, your default products should consist of:

● Cleanser
● Moisturizer
● Serum
● Exfoliant
● Sunscreen

Warm to Cold Seasons (Summer to Autumn or Winter)

Transitioning from summer to fall means that humidity and temperatures are going to drop. As a result, your skin will have to work double-time to keep itself hydrated. This is why many people associate the cold months with dry skin.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. For the fall and winter seasons, it’s recommended to exchange your lightweight moisturizers for heavier and richer ones. These products boost your skin’s hydration, which is extremely helpful in battling the cracks and chafes on your skin.

As for cleansers, make sure that you switch to cream-based products from the water-based ones that you used during summer. Products that contain hydrolyzed soy protein are especially helpful in preventing dryness, irregularities, and even face lines and wrinkles by oxygenating your skin.

A hydrating serum also works best during colder seasons, since your skin wouldn’t be as oily as it is during the warm months.

Cold to Warm Seasons (Winter to Spring or Summer)

Once your skin manages to survive the cold months without any problems, it’s time to switch things up again. Because the warmer temperatures during spring and summer make your skin oilier, it can also result in a higher occurrence of acne breakouts.

Aside from the rising temperatures, you also have to deal with increased humidity and pollution. To combat this, you can start by switching your creamy cleansers to lighter, sulfate-free ones.

Of course, despite the uncomfortable nature of the summer heat, many people will still go outside and have fun under the sun for hours on end. Make sure that you always wear sunscreen and reapply it when you’ll be out for extended periods of time.

As your skin produces more oil, your serum should switch to a dry oil that will stop your skin from being greasy. Lightweight moisturizers are also recommended to minimize unwanted shine on your skin. This will also help you feel less sticky when you’re out in the heat.

Different Seasons Require Different Skin Care Regimens

You may not be able to do anything much about the weather or season, but you can adjust your skincare regimens accordingly so your skin maintains its glow. Your skin’s state will be reactive enough so you can immediately tell when it’s time to switch up your favorite products.

Changing your routine alone is usually enough to prevent the reemergence of pesky skin issues. However, if that doesn’t work, consulting with your dermatologist will provide you a specialized plan that can help you manage your skin all year round.

Nourish and hydrate sun-damaged skin this summer with Jurlique

Bikinis, espadrilles, glowing golden spray tans…who doesn’t love summer? But even the most UV-conscious sunless tan aficionados can’t avoid a bit of sun damage at this time of year. The harsh Australian sun, while perfect for those ’grammable beach snaps, takes its toll on our skin.

5 Must-Know Tips On How To Take Care Of Your Dry Skin

Treating dry skin is one of the hardest beauty tasks! Everyone experiences dry, patchy areas once in a while and it’s something you can’t hide with makeup. These 5 must-know tips below are so easy to follow and true life-savers.

Self Care Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Who says Valentine’s day is only for splurging on your other half! In this day and age where no one ever has time for anything, self-care should be everyone’s top priority and Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil yourself and take some time to relax and unwind. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for you to go out and buy for yourself.

Svetlana Burckhardt spills on Valentine's Day beauty tips

Are you looking to spice things this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re single, taken or in an ‘it’s complicated’ relationship, we have the ultimate guide to making you look and feel your best on this loved-up day. We sat down with beauty leader, Svetlana Burckhardt from Eyebrow Experts to talk beauty tips and Brazilian waxing.

Summer beauty tips you need to know

Summer. Think beach days, late nights and pool parties galore. But while there is no doubt it is the best season of the year, the sweltering temperatures and harsh conditions can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. Never fear, we’ve rounded up some of the best beauty tips and tricks for looking flawless all summer long.

The Best Lipstick For Dry And Sensitive Lips

With thousands of lipstick brands and kinds, it can be confusing what to purchase, especially if you have dry and sensitive lips. In this article, we’ll give you a few of the best lipsticks for dry and sensitive lips.

Hair Trend Report for Summer 2018/19

This season, amp up your mane game with inspiration from these top hair trends for summer 2018/19. Our friends at Franck Provost Paris have exclusively released this hair trend report so your locks can steal the attention all summer long!