Q: I want to brighten up my look for fall, but I don’t want to make a drastic change. Any ideas for subtle yet noticeable ways to switch up my hair?

A: Try the “less is more” effect of highlights. Focus on adding highlights around your face and at the crown of your head to draw attention to your features, rather than going for the dramatic shift of a different hair color. Just make sure to choose golden shades rather than ashy or beige tones, to provide a flattering contrast to paler skin during the cooler weather months.

Q: I had a busy summer and neglected my hair care routine, and now I’m finding that my hair is flat and won’t hold a style. What does this mean, and how can I get my hair back in shape?

A: It’s likely your hair is super dehydrated from summer factors like sun, heat, chlorine and saltwater. To help restore moisture, avoid products that will further dry out your hair, including gels made with alcohol and any maximum-hold hairsprays. Use a weekly deep conditioning treatment to repair sun damage, such as Phyto Phytokarite Deep Nourishing Brilliance Mask, or try a professional moisturizing treatment at a salon for instant gratification. Want a longer-term solution? Try beefing up your diet with omega-3s and B vitamins to impart strength, shine and body to your strands. A small serving of these good fats in the form of nuts, seeds, salmon and tuna can go a long way in nourishing your hair.

Q: I didn’t use a blow-dryer all summer, and I loved my natural, air-dried waves. Now the mornings are too cool to leave the house with damp hair. How can I keep the waves without the frizz?

A: New York City hairstylist and salon owner Ted Gibson tells Marie Claire that with the right drying technique, you can emulate the natural waves of summertime. Start by twisting 1- to 1.5-inch sections of damp hair and misting them with a styling spray like Alterna BAMBOO Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Spray. Let them fall, then repeat the process all over your head, alternating the directions of your twists, and use a diffuser to blow-dry the sections. Avoid frizz by resisting the urge to scrunch your hair. Want a lower-maintenance option? Spray damp hair with a volumizing spray, pin it into a coiled topknot and go to sleep. In the morning, remove the pins for effortless waves.

Q: As a health-conscious man in my late 20s, I’m disappointed with the lack of resources related to men’s skincare. Any advice for finding skincare tips for men?

A: For serious concerns and long-term goals, a dermatologist is always the best source of skincare information. But for routine maintenance and advice on treating common skincare challenges, the Men’s Skincare Handbook is a go-to resource.

Q: I’m six months pregnant and have suddenly developed cystic acne. A friend recommended a Clarisonic – will this help the breakouts? Are there other treatments options that are safe for pregnancy?

A: The Clarisonic Mia 2 Acne Clarifying Collection is a great place to start. Developed for acne-prone skin, the Mia comes with a special brush head and a salicylic acid based cleaner to gently exfoliate without over-drying or irritating skin. Follow with SkinCeuticals Blemish and Age Defense Serum, which both treats acne and combats hyperpigmentation, which can be a problem during pregnancy.


Fall Hair Solutions from the Experts: Repair, Pamper and Protect Your Hair Color and Texture for Fresh Autumn StyleFall Hair Solutions from the Experts: Repair, Pamper and Protect Your Hair Color and Texture for Fresh Autumn Style

You might be eager for the crisp days and earthy colors of fall, but is your hair ready for the change in seasons? Whether you’re facing the challenge of fading hair color, residual sun damage or just need to update your style, learn how to transition smoothly from the laissez-faire days of summer to a more structured and sophisticated routine. Read on for essential tips for treating, protecting and pampering hair for the new season ahead.

Go-to Anti-aging Treatments For GuysGo-to Anti-aging Treatments For Guys

When it comes to tackling the signs of aging, many guys aren’t sure where to start in picking the right treatments for their skincare regimen. From the most effective ingredients to the top men’s anti-aging formulas, this guide will help any guy reverse the clock for a healthier, younger complexion.

How to Choose the Proper Makeup for Your Skin Type: Cream vs. Powder Based MakeupHow to Choose the Proper Makeup for Your Skin Type: Cream vs. Powder Based Makeup

Selecting the best makeup for your complexion involves more than just color matching. Different makeup formulas complement different skin types, and finding the right fit for your skin can seem complicated. Whether you struggle with dry areas, creased shadow or can’t seem to prevent the dreaded midday shine, there’s a makeup formula that can keep your skin concerns at bay. Read on to discover how to find and use the right cosmetics for a naturally flawless look that lasts.

Acne and Aging in Your 30s: Double TroubleAcne and Aging in Your 30s: Double Trouble

Many people spend their teenage years battling acne, while others enter their 20s without having experienced so much as a single pimple. Unfortunately, adult acne is surprisingly common, with many women experiencing their first bout after age 30. Combine this with the appearance of wrinkles and you’ve got a serious skin dilemma. There are, however, many ways to fight both acne and aging simultaneously.

Pregnancy Skin Care Guide: Solutions to Common Skin Conditions for Pregnant WomenPregnancy Skin Care Guide: Solutions to Common Skin Conditions for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy can come with some surprising side effects – including unwelcome changes to your complexion. If you’ve heard stories about the “pregnancy glow” and are now dismayed with the state of your prenatal skin, it’s time to seek out solutions. Discover how you can effectively treat common skin conditions during pregnancy, so you can look and feel your best before baby arrives.

Beauty Handbooks

Hot Weather Beauty Handbook: Sun-Proof Skincare Tips, Makeup & Fashion. Tired of melting makeup, limp locks and the dreaded sunburn? Keeping your hair and makeup looking fresh isn’t easy in the midst of a heat wave, but with the right guide book, you can bring the fun back into your summer beauty regimen. Read on for articles on hot-weather skincare, trendy fashion advice and sun-safe beauty tips.

Fashion & Beauty Handbook. Whether you’re a seasoned fashionista or simply want to boost your everyday style, our guide to getting gorgeous can point you in the right direction. Find out how to choose key pieces for your wardrobe and revamp your hair and makeup routine for a fresh, pulled-together look for every age, season and occasion.

Office Beauty Handbook: Skincare Guide to a Professional Appearance in the Workplace. The key to professional success isn’t just credentials and job performance. Confidence and presence are essential factors in helping you achieve your goals in the workplace. And whether you’re a makeup maven or a minimalist, creating an office-appropriate look is the first step to exuding inner confidence. Get tips on polishing your appearance to make the right impression with our complete Office Beauty Handbook, featuring articles on everything from looking your best for an interview to unwinding with some post-work pampering.

Sensitive Skincare Handbook. Sensitive skin comes with a variety of symptoms, ranging from acne breakouts to allergic reactions. Looking for solutions to your sensitive skin challenges? Understanding triggers can help you create an effective skincare routine for all skin conditions, ages and seasons. Read on for tips and treatments to keep sensitive skin healthy and beautiful year-round.

Men’s Skincare Handbook. Even the most low-maintenance man can benefit from healthy skincare. Whether men are looking for daily staples to add to their grooming regimen or want to take preventative measures against aging and sun damage, this guide has tips for creating a simple, effective routine for men of all ages and skin types.

FAQs Handbook Chapter 4: Skin Type and Seasonal Skincare - The 30 Questions & Answers. When you’ve got a beauty issue that needs attention, it pays to be proactive. With our comprehensive FAQs guide, learn the ins and outs of skincare, makeup, hair treatments, healthy lifestyle habits and more. This section provides answers to questions about tailoring your beauty routine to your unique skin type and making adjustments according to seasonal changes.

Clarisonic Product Handbook. Clarisonic is a trusted name in skincare. The company’s skin cleansing and anti-aging systems are clinically proven to make skin clearer and more youthful-looking than ever imagined. Learn more about these state-of-the-art devices and how they can help your skin achieve radiance.

Skincare & Beauty Calendar: Twelve-Month Guide to Complete Skin Transformation. A new year means a brand new opportunity to improve the health and appearance of your skin — and we’re here to help. Join us on our 12-month journey toward a transformed skin care routine. Here’s the step-by-step plan for the best skin of your life.

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Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System: Fight Wrinkles with Anti-Aging Technology

Struggling with signs of aging? Particularly wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes? You’ve probably tried every anti-aging product on the market. Take a look at the Clarisonic Opal and you’ll never again need to waste your money on ineffective creams and serums. Find out more about the benefits of this unique product.

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Expert Round Table Interview Part 1: Dermatologist Dr. Annie Chiu Answers Questions of Editorial Team About Everyday Beauty and Skincare

Looking for an expert’s opinion about everyday skincare and beauty? Are you always in a rush and need skincare products that are long-lasting but require minimal time and effort to use? See what board-certified cosmetic and general dermatologist Dr. Annie Chu recommends for nail care, fighting acne and even BB and CC creams.

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Frederic Fekkai Salon Technician Color Care Duo Now with advanced Intensive Anti-Fade Color Complex, this line has a self-defense system that contains a powerful natural UV shield, Galanga Root. The Salon Technician Color Care line will leave your hair bold, vibrant and with long lasting color brilliance."
Terax Shine Color Locking Leave In Conditioner The uniqueness of the Terax Crema conditioner line is only fully realized when combined with one of their Color Locking leave-in conditioning treatments. These are vitally important to maintaining the health of your hair, as each leave in helps to seal in color treatments and provide protection against and frizz fly aways."
SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser Formulated for sensitive or traumatized skin, this mild cream cleanser removes excess impurities and oil without drying the skin. Gentle enough to be used several times daily, this non-irritating cleanser conditions, soothes, and calms sensitive or traumatized skin."

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