Katrina has reportedly been working on her cosmetic label for two years now and may finally launch the line later this year. But we may have tiny clue...

 

Well, we asked Katrina about the three products she would use forever and pat came the reply, “Sunscreen—I don’t step out without it. Lip balm—an absolute must. And eye cream—I always need it before I put any make-up on.”

Could these three must-have products make an appearance in her upcoming beauty line? Only time can tell.

 

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Now, that she is ticking becoming a beauty mogul off her bucket list, what’s next? “A holiday with all my sisters! I miss them so much! As a person, I’m extremely driven and like to keep myself busy with work, but it’s important to get away from it once in a while. Luckily, all of us managed to get time off together. Normally, it’s very tough to coordinate because we’re all working. We haven’t decided the destination yet, but it’ll be somewhere hot and beachy for sure,” she says.

Looks like sunscreen is going to be in demand this vacay though!

 

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From fitness inspiration to glass skin goals, Katrina Kaif’s Instagram account is a virtual beauty mood board for every fashionista. So, it comes as no surprise that the Bharat star wants to address the endless style queries in her comment section the millennial way – by starting her own beauty line.

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Yes, Katrina may soon join the long list of influencers turned beauty moguls such as Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian and more. After all, she is the country's fastest-growing celebrity on social media with 20 million Instagram followers within 2 years – a feat that no other Indian celebrity has managed to achieve.

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We caught up with the brand ambassador for Reebok recently and she tells Cosmo, “I’m excited about my beauty line, which I’ll be launching soon. It’s keeping me very busy. It’s something that feels personal to me and I really believe in...and a lot of women will be able to relate to.”

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The actor had the beauty community heave a collective sigh of wonder when a video of her dunking her face in a bowl of iced water went viral. Turns out that was indeed the ultimate makeup power move. She says, “Ice! Wrap it in mulmul cloth and rub it on your face before you apply make-up. It’ll calm your skin down, and the make-up will sit better.”


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Well, we asked Katrina about the three products she would use forever and pat came the reply, “Sunscreen—I don’t step out without it. Lip balm—an absolute must. And eye cream—I always need it before I put any make-up on.”

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Could these three must-have products make an appearance in her upcoming beauty line? Only time can tell.

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Now, that she is ticking becoming a beauty mogul off her bucket list, what’s next? “A holiday with all my sisters! I miss them so much! As a person, I’m extremely driven and like to keep myself busy with work, but it’s important to get away from it once in a while. Luckily, all of us managed to get time off together. Normally, it’s very tough to coordinate because we’re all working. We haven’t decided the destination yet, but it’ll be somewhere hot and beachy for sure,” she says.

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Katrina has reportedly been working on her cosmetic label for two years now and may finally launch the line later this year. But we may have tiny clue...   Well, we asked Katrina about the three products she would use forever and pat came the reply, “Sunscreen—I don’t step out without it. Lip balm—an absolute must. And eye cream—I always need it before I put any make-up on.” Could these three must-have products make an appearance in her upcoming beauty line? Only time can tell.     Now, that she is ticking becoming a beauty mogul off her bucket list, what’s next? “A holiday with all my sisters! I miss them so much! As a person, I’m extremely driven and like to keep myself busy with work, but it’s important to get away from it once in a while. Luckily, all of us managed to get time off together. Normally, it’s very tough to coordinate because we’re all working. We haven’t decided the destination yet, but it’ll be somewhere hot and beachy for sure,” she says. 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It’s the same situation with your skin.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSweet spot\r\n\r\nBoth experts subscribe to the ‘everything in moderation’ philosophy but recommend cutting back on refined (white) sugar. To indulge a little without feeling sugar-shamed, says Alexiades-Armenakas, “One treat a day is fine.” The recommendation is about six teaspoons of sugar. Read nutrition labels and download the MyFitnessPal app—it’s a very helpful (free) resource. You’ll find that seemingly innocuous food, such as a store-bought green smoothie, can contain up to 10 teaspoons of sugar. (A regular-sized Snickers bar contains the equivalent of seven teaspoons of sugar.) Switch from sugary cocktails to red wine—which has less sugar than white wine and rosé and has a higher amount of resveratrol, which can fight the signs of ageing. Eat antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables—blueberries are especially powerful. 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Being able to talk to her derma about what’s nagging at her has not only helped her skin, it’s also helped her sense of self. While dermas are in no way a substitute for mental health professionals, it’s easy to see why some women are drawn to them when the going gets rough.\r\n\r\nFOR SOME WOMEN, a trip to the derma is stressful. But when Manika, 34, visits her dermatologist of six years, it’s pure relaxation: calming music fills the space, and she gets face time with the woman who, in addition to prescribing  Manika’s acne medications, introduced her to meditation and yoga and advised her on how to navigate tricky friendships.\r\n\r\nUNDER THE SURFACE\r\n\r\n“At the derm, you often find yourself revealing that you don’t like something about your appearance,” says Vivian Diller, PhD, a psychologist who specialises in women’s issues. What makes this different from confiding in a friend or your hairstylist? Dermas, says Diller, have an air of authority. “You’re hoping that this parental figure can say, ‘I know what we can do!’ and reach into their toolbox. They have a lot of power.” \r\n\r\nDerma visits are more frequent these days, too. Rather than dragging themselves in for an overdue skin check or a funky rash, many women see dermas as often as they see their hair colourists. “More and more people go regularly for cosmetic purposes—lasers, peels, Botox, fillers—so relationships develop... sometimes very intimate, dependent ones,” says Diller.\r\n\r\n“If you’re not happy with your relationship, job, or self-esteem, it’s easier to pick on your appearance, even go to a professional to ‘fix it’,” says New York-based facial plastic surgeon Michelle Yagoda, MD. Recently, Dr Yagoda had a woman come in to discuss a light, anti-ageing peel, but the patient quickly began rattling off a laundry list of treatments she wanted—from facial injections to surgery. “I stopped her right there,” says Dr Yagoda. “I said, ‘I see you’re turning 30. How is that for you?’ She broke down,” she says. “She confessed she thought she’d be married with children by now, and her fiancé had just left her. It became a therapy session.” Dr Yagoda asked the woman to work on herself—pursue hobbies, spend time with friends—and see if she still wanted work done in six months. (She didn’t.)\r\n\r\nPatricia Wexler, MD, a New York-based dermatologist, is all too familiar with ‘fix me’ syndrome. It’s usually when they have a wishlist, she says. “That’s when I say, ‘This isn’t about your face. You should stop working on your appearance and work on your mind’. Then they’ll tell me what’s really bugging them.”\r\n\r\nTHE COMPLEXION CONNECTION\r\n\r\nThe psych-skin link is a logical one. There’s even a growing area of study around it: psychodermatology, which looks at patients from a dermatological, psychological, and psychiatric perspective. While there’s no formal training for it (though it’s more established in Europe), these physicians try to get inside their patients’ heads—not just address the surface—with a combination of treatments like skin meds, talk therapy, meditation, and anti-anxiety treatments, if necessary.\r\n\r\n“A lot of my patients have skin conditions that are exacerbated by stress—acne, psoriasis, eczema—which they’ve described as ‘wearing their emotions on their skin’,” says Josie Howard, MD, a San Francisco psychiatrist, who specialises in this field. One of the pioneers of the stress-skin field, Howard Murad, MD, a celebrity derm, is disturbed by the hamster wheel of self-improvement that’s driving so many into his office. “All they see on Instagram is people who look phenomenal, and they feel they can never live up to that expectation.” The more you chase an ideal, the more miserable you become, he says. Cosmetic treatments won’t make that go away.\r\n\r\nIt’s great to have an open, confiding relationship with your derma, but for women who don’t have that,\r\nDr Wexler has a word of advice: “If you’re depressed or in the middle of a breakup, it’s not the best time to make any changes (to your appearance),” she says. “Most likely, you won’t be happy with anything at that point.” Her suggestion: relaxing baths, new lingerie, even a life coach. “Not lip injections!” \r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"are derms the new therapists?, dermatologists, therapists, are derms the new therapists, are dermatologists the new therapists, new therapists, therapists, dermatologists, therapists, are dermats the new therapists, acne problems, skincare, beauty and grooming, beauty, skin problems, how to deal with skin issues, how to deal with skin issues, skin issues, skin problems, how to deal with acne, pimples, how to deal with pimples ","field_meta_keyword":"are derms the new therapists?, dermatologists, therapists, are derms the new therapists, are dermatologists the new therapists, new therapists, therapists, dermatologists, therapists, are dermats the new therapists, acne problems, skincare, beauty and grooming, beauty, skin problems, how to deal with skin issues, how to deal with skin issues, skin issues, skin problems, how to deal with acne, pimples, how to deal with pimples ","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-02/144-146_Are%20Derms%20The%20New%20Therapists_2pg-4.jpg?IVm9xNo_FDY3uWqeK94RJW8SMZDaWiCz","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/beauty/features/a19646/are-dermatologists-new-therapists","created":"22 February 2020 ","time_created":"2020-02-22T12:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Beauty","field_section_url":"/beauty","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19642","title":"Are you Making These Make-Up Mistakes? Well, We've Got Your Back!","field_dek":"From bad brows to ewww eyes, YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous (star of ‘Help! My Face Is F*cked!” on Kylie Jenner’s app) has your back. \r\n","modified":"2020-02-20 11:22:38","status":"1","field_full_dek":"\r\n\r\nOops!\r\n\r\n1. My cat-eye is completely crooked.\r\n\r\nFix: Even out your line with a pointy cotton swab dipped in oil-free remover, which won’t smudge the rest of your make-up. Gigi’s secret weapon: this micellar water by Bioderma. \r\n\r\n- Johnson’s Baby Cotton Buds, Rs. 70\r\n- Bioderma Sensibio H2O,  Rs. 599\r\n\r\nOops!\r\n\r\n2. I  overfilled my brows. Now, they’re more freaky than fleeky.\r\n\r\nFix: Brush hairs upwards with a clean spoolie (or a clean mascara wand) to diffuse, says Gigi. The bristles grip onto and remove excess product. You can also use a small, angled brush, dipped in creamy concealer (peep her fave by M·A·C) to polish the edges. Bodyography’s dual-ended tool offers both brushes.\r\n\r\n- M·A·C Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer, Rs. 1,500\r\n- Bodyography Brow Brush, Rs. 1,475, on amazon.in\r\n\r\nOops!\r\n\r\n3. I have VFL (visible foundation line).\r\n\r\nFix: Whether your foundation is a shade off or it oxidised post--application (very common), a damp beauty blender is your friend, says Gigi. “Blend the line with the round side, focusing on the perimeter of your face.”\r\n\r\n- Sephora Beautyblender, Rs. 1,400\r\n\r\nOops!\r\n\r\n4. I sneezed while applying mascara.\r\n\r\nFix: Removing wet mascara marks can create a bigger mess, so “first and foremost, wait five minutes for it to dry,” says Gigi. Then wipe it with a clean cotton swab or make-up remover tool (Givenchy’s has a precise marker-like tip).\r\n\r\n- Givenchy Mister Perfect Instant Makeup Eraser,  Rs. 3,100, amazon.in\r\n\r\nOops!\r\n\r\n5. I overstrobed and look like a disco ball.\r\n\r\nFix: Just contour, says Gigi. Sweep bronzer on cheekbones to dull the shine.\r\n\r\n- M·A·C Contour Kit, Rs. 3,100 \r\n\r\nOops!\r\n\r\n6. I applied way too much blush.\r\n\r\nFix- To tone down the redness without redoing your whole face, “swirl powder foundation on cheeks with a fluffy brush,” says Gigi. \r\n\r\n- M·A·C 127 Vibe Tribe Split Fibre Face Brush, Rs. 2,450\r\n- Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation, Rs. 4,030 \r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"beauty mistakes, beauty mistakes you shouldn't make, cosmo india, cosmopolitan india, cosmo, cosmopolitan, makeup mistakes, makeup mistake, makeup, how to fix your makeup, makeup tricks, Gigi Gorgeous, are you making these makeup mistakes","field_meta_keyword":"beauty mistakes, beauty mistakes you shouldn't make, cosmo india, cosmopolitan india, cosmo, cosmopolitan, makeup mistakes, makeup mistake, makeup, how to fix your makeup, makeup tricks, Gigi Gorgeous, are you making these makeup mistakes","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-02/Untitled%20design%20%289%29_0.png?jmnJnqiB4E_xxE50przw2.gpobPq3CI9","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/beauty/features/a19642/are-you-making-these-make-mistakes-well-weve-got-your-back","created":"20 February 2020 ","time_created":"2020-02-20T16:51:00+05:30","field_section":"Beauty","field_section_url":"/beauty","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19638","title":"A Writer's Shares Her Journey to the Best Skin of Her Life","field_dek":" \r\n\r\nFrom annoying zits to spirit-crushing acne, you don’t have to suffer! See how this writer cleared her skin...and steal her secrets.\r\n","modified":"2020-02-20 07:00:01","status":"1","field_full_dek":"A Zit That Keeps Coming Back -By Alyssa Shelasky\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBlame Ethan Hawke…not just for turning me on to a lifetime of scruffy boyfriends but for setting off a recurring volcano of a pimple.  As a journalist, I was assigned to interview Hawke, my ultimate celeb crush. The week before the gig was stressful, between work, dating, life. On the day of the interview, I woke up with a huge zit on my left cheek, where I usually break out when I’m crazed. I went to our Q&A self-conscious, hiding half my face. That stress zit was now popping up every few weeks, whenever things got tense. I’d had it—so I went for help. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHere’s what the pros told me :\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n1. The Doctor \r\nMy first stop was logical: a dermatologist. “I see it all the time,” said Anne Chapas, MD, of Union Square Laser Dermatology in NYC. She told me that inflammatory pimples—like the one on my face—have a talent for coming back, as they’re often triggered by hormonal changes. “Underneath the surface of each pore is a sac-like area consisting of the hair follicle and sebaceous gland,” says Dr Chapas. “With every hormonal wave, this area can inflate with oil, bacteria, and white blood cells.” If this inflammatory response is intense enough and deep in the skin, a nodule or cyst can form. The clincher? “This type of acne is very hard to treat.” Was a top derm in New York saying there’s no hope? Not exactly. “One great option is a topical prescription antibiotic and anti-inflammatory called Aczone; a gel works well on hormonal acne,” she says. If the problem persists, you can actually extract the ‘sac’ underneath the bump—it’s an office procedure with local anesthesia, stitches, and maybe a small scar. I definitely wasn’t up for surgery and wasn’t sure about a prescription just yet, so I held off. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n2. The Naturalist\r\n\r\nOne of my greener friends suggested I see Karuna Sabnani, a naturopath in NYC who employs therapies like meditation and nutritional changes. Sabnani said to me, “You want to know how you’re doing in life? Look at your face. If you’re eating badly, hanging out with the wrong people, working a job you hate...it shows on your skin.” The mind-body-skin connection made sense, but...could she kill my pimple? No promises. Sabnani did, however, have some advice for preventing the next one: “You should drink plenty of water and no alcohol, and stop eating anything fried, processed, sugary, salty, or sour.” Whoa. “Get good rest, and lower stress levels. If you’re not centred, your skin will express that.” This seemed unrealistic. I could eliminate some toxins, but a girl’s gotta live! As for my IRL pimple, she suggested applying a dab of raw honey. It brought the pimple to a hard, pointy head. But total destruction? No!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNATURAL FIX : Controls, excess oil, The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil, ₹695\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n3. The High-Tech Facial\r\n\r\nWhen I heard there was a new spa in town that could zap my zit quickly without all the Zen, I ran. A 15-minute appointment at Skin Laundry—an LA-born spa concept, in cities like New York, California, and Arizona—promises ultraglow-y, clearer skin with the wave of a wand. While one session won’t erase an active eruption, it aims to reduce the inflammation and prevent new ones. The treatment uses a YAG laser, which deeply heats the skin, temporarily shrinking the oil glands. It also kills bacteria. The next step is an IPL (intense pulsed light) laser, which helps improve skin tone and boost collagen. The lasers prickled a little, but it was relatively pain-free. It didn’t even leave me red or puffy. After four sessions, the zit disappeared, never to appear again. Admittedly, I’ve maintained weekly appointments. Now that I’ve stopped worrying about pimples, I have the mental real estate to start obsessing over something new—anti-ageing!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nALL-AROUND SKIN PERFECTER : Retinol attacks acne and aging. Skin Laundry Night Renew Treatment, amazon.in, ₹6,517\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nIF YOU NEED AN RX\r\n\r\nWhen over-the-counter products aren’t cutting it, your derm may recommend one of  these potent meds. Here’s a primer.\r\n\r\n1. Topical Antibiotics: For powerful pimple-fighting effects, derms often prescribe an antibiotic like clindamycin in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide (either separately or in a combination product). Dapsone (aka Aczone) is a newer alternative that’s applied as a stand-alone therapy. “Topical antibiotics are usually well-tolerated, which makes them great starter treatments,” says Gervaise Gerstner, MD, a dermatologist in NYC. Applied once or twice daily, these gels and lotions can begin to reduce flare-ups in as soon as a few days.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n2.Retinoids: In addition to improving fine lines, texture, and tone, prescription retinoid creams and gels are known for their skin-clearing powers and can take two to three months to work. The original topical retinoid is Retin A, but there are several different versions on the market.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n3. Oral Antibiotics: “Because they’re working from the inside out, they can be more effective than topical forms,” says Rebecca Kazin, MD, of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery. (Two popular pills are minocycline and doxycycline.) But, like all antibiotics, they can come with side effects, like an upset stomach, sun sensitivity, and yeast infections.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n4. The Pill: If your acne is driven by fluctuating hormones, a birth-control pill reduces the level of androgens, lowering breakouts.\r\n\r\nSpironolactone: This diuretic (which can cause you to pee more) was originally developed to help lower blood pressure. But doctors quickly realised that it cleared acne, because it acts as a hormone regulator. “It works exceedingly well for acne along the jawline, neck area, chest, or back that fluctuates with the menstrual cycle,” says Dr Kazin, who initially puts patients on it for a three-month trial.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n5. Isotretinoin: This potent drug (flip the page to learn more) shrinks the oil glands that help bacteria breed. It can result in serious side effects (including birth defects), which is why users need to take regular, monitored pregnancy tests. Some derms won’t consider putting patients with moderate acne on it until they’ve exhausted other options, including systemic antibiotics for three months.\r\n\r\n—NICOLE CATANESE\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSerious Acne All the Time -By Liesa Goins\r\n\r\nMornings were the worst. I felt dread before I even opened my eyes. I knew what I’d see in the mirror, but each day, I hoped it would be different. It never was. My teenage face was still crowded with painful acne cysts ranging from red to purple, like a Martian landscape. I hated looking at myself, so I could hardly blame the reactions I got from others. \r\n\r\nStrangers at the grocery store told me what I’d done to cause my acne (used too much hairspray, drank too much soda). My classmates gave me a group lesson on how to wash my face while I fought back tears and listened. Once, a boy asked me out, only to call me later to tell me it had been a dare. As a result, my guard was always up, my stomach always churning. I avoided eye contact at all costs. I didn’t eat pizza in public, afraid I’d hear the obvious comparison. There are virtually zero pictures of me at this point in my life. My acne made me feel totally isolated. Sure, I knew other people had bad skin, but no one’s was as severe as mine. It felt like a punishment. What had I done to deserve this? I wondered. I thought it would always be this way, something unchangeable, like height. I just wanted to disappear. So much so, I hoarded enough medicine (prescription painkillers, cough syrup, anything) in the event I just couldn’t face another morning. I wasn’t being overdramatic. Clinical depression may be two to three times more likely if you’re waking up with breakouts daily, according to a study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. Luckily, I never had the chance to do anything dire. My mother—and a doctor who prescribed me a controversial treatment—saved me in time. The medicine was called isotretinoin, sold under the brand name Accutane, explained Esta Kronberg, MD, my new Houston-based derm. It had only been FDA-approved for a few years, and she had just started prescribing it. As she took pictures of my teenage face, I tried not to feel too hopeful as she explained how this daily pill took an entirely different approach to treating the condition. It was specifically effective on the cystic bumps that I was suffering from. Isotretinoin works through a variety of mechanisms, but the primary one is that it decreases proliferation of cells in the oil glands, in part through apoptosis— or programmed cell death, says Diane Thiboutot, MD, professor of dermatology at Penn State College of Medicine. Since the oil feeds the specific form of acne bacteria (called P. acnes), once you take away the food (oil), you take away the inflammation. Within the first month, my skin began to clear. In nine months, I was completely clear. Seriously. (The only side effect I experienced: my skin and lips became extremely scaly due to decreased oil production. It’s common.) While my skin underwent a miracle transformation, so did my day-to-day. Once I felt people weren’t staring at my skin, my confidence increased. My mom said I started to smile more. I even tried out for a play. (Months before, just the idea of being onstage would have put me into a panicked state.) The following year, I met my first boyfriend and went on my first date.  About 85 percent of those on isotretinoin see similar success to mine, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. “To date, the efficacy of isotretinoin has not been superseded by any other treatment,” notes a 2009 review in the journal Dermato-Endocrinology. I knew about Accutane’s troubled reputation — the drug has been linked to severe depression. But it completely lifted mine, if not saved my life.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWhat Are You Watching?\r\n\r\nZit-popping videos are racking up serious Likes. Nicole Catanese explores what’s beneath the trend. In the dark corners of YouTube and Reddit, acne is having a moment. Type in blackheads and enter a black hole of extraction videos. Some of these homemade films have racked up several million views. But when Cali-based derm Sandra Lee hit the scene in 2014, amateur hour was clearly over. Known as Dr Pimple Popper, Dr Lee’s high-def clips have amassed 1.6 mil Insta followers. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSo what’s the draw?\r\n\r\nBonding Over Blemishes Sometimes seeing something icky—but authentic—can make you feel better about yourself. “It’s exciting to see others participate in behaviour that is usually seen as gross,” says Matthew Traube, a psychotherapist who specialises in body-focused repetitive behaviours. “Seeing a doctor popping pimples validates the behaviour and sends the message that you don’t have to be ashamed of it.” Click Away the Stress “People tell me that they need my videos to relax,” notes Dr Lee, “and that they help them sleep at night.” Kriti M., a 29-year-old @DrPimplePopper fan, queues one up every night before bed. “It sounds bizarre, but they help me unwind,” she says. “There’s a sense of accomplishment to a great pop.”  Really, who can’t relate to that feeling of satisfaction after popping a blackhead or bump lurking just beneath your skin? “Most of my patients describe relief while they are picking,” explains Traube. For chronic skin pickers—indicative of a larger mental health issue—these videos may offer an outlet. “Just like watching someone bite a lemon might make your mouth pucker, watching someone get extractions can also produce a physiological or emotional response or release,” says Traube. It sounds odd, but it gives some a clean slate.          \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nACNE ALL-STARS\r\n\r\nWe tried several products to bring you some of the best and topselling blemish fighters!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nA drugstore icon, this salicylic acid–infused wash has kept excess oil at bay since 1993. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash, purplle.com, ₹549\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nIn the event of an acne emergency, reach for benzoyl peroxide. It helps unclog pores, control oil, and reduce redness, stat. Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel-Lotion, ₹3,270\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nZit stickers? Kind of. Laced with salicylic acid and tea tree oil—and hydrating hyaluronic acid—these clear dots are more like mini spa treatments. Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Invisible Dots, amazon.com, ₹1,609 approx\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAh! That cooling sensation and gentle exfoliation action leaves skin feeling smooth and clean—never stripped. Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub, amazon.in, ₹1,335\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThis magic pencil with Marula oil, beeswax and salicylic acid is a long-wear formula with concealing and healing power! The Body Shop Concealer Pencil, ₹750\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"cosmo, cosmpolitan, cosmopolitan india, cosmopolitan.in, cosmo.in, Beauty, skincare, skincare treatments, acne treatment, how to get rid of acne, face-wash for acne, deep cleansing product ","field_meta_keyword":"cosmo, cosmpolitan, cosmopolitan india, cosmopolitan.in, cosmo.in, Beauty, skincare, skincare treatments, acne treatment, how to get rid of acne, face-wash for acne, deep cleansing product ","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-02/Screen%20Shot%202020-02-19%20at%2012.33.15%20PM.png?EH_M7.Ricw1i0Yb1iqeZgq5thp_yHTpH","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/beauty/features/a19638/writers-shares-her-journey-best-skin-her-life","created":"20 February 2020 ","time_created":"2020-02-20T12:30:00+05:30","field_section":"Beauty","field_section_url":"/beauty","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19602","title":"10 Real Women Share Their #HalfMakeupSelfie With Cosmo ","field_dek":"Cosmo got a bunch of beauty moguls to bare their faces and show us the power of make-up...and discuss the politics of it.\r\n","modified":"2020-02-18 13:55:34","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Is make-up a lie, a betrayal, a show of women’s insecurities? Or is it a choice and creative expression, much like your clothes? Cosmo got a bunch of beauty moguls to bare their faces and show us the power of make-up...and discuss the politics of it.\r\n\r\n1. Tshering Yangzom Vlogger and Make-Up Artist.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n“Putting on make-up is the most exciting part of my day. It thrills me—I feel like I can unleash my creativity. The same way a new haircut can make you feel good, make-up can do the same. I try different looks each time! Because I have monolids and a round face-shape, I like to enhance both through my make-up and doing so is my own personal choice.”\r\n\r\nMaybelline Colossal Liner, ₹425 Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, ₹4,000\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n2. Umang Vanshika: Make-Up Artist.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n“There are days you need to feel sexy and glamourous—and make-up does that for me perfectly. Since my skin is on the sensitive side, I have hyper-pigmentation, spots and redness. We all have flaws here and there, and taking care of them with make-up can instantly make you feel better. If you look at a painting, you won’t say ‘Oh, too much paint’. I feel the same way about make-up. Both are art, both are beautiful.”\r\n\r\nM·A·C Lipstick in Kinda Sexy, ₹1,800 , Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette Vice 2, ₹4,000 approx\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n3. Chandni Girdhar Make-Up Artist\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n“Make-up is a huge part of my life, and I love the fact that my passion has turned into what I do for a living. We, as women, always talk about our features, and make-up helps you feel more confident about them. I feel like I’m blessed with sharp features, and I love to enhance them even more via make-up. Plus, everyone gives me compliments, so that really helps.”\r\n\r\nAnastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer, ₹1,500 approx, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation, ₹3,400\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n4. Santoshi Shetty Blogger.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n“I’m a fan of the ‘no-make-up’ look—foundation, concealer, mascara, and a nude lipstick. I always go for a bit of contouring; it makes my ‘blunt nose’ look sharper, which makes me feel good. I believe we shouldn’t care if people call us ‘fake’ or ‘not natural’, it’s you who needs to feel comfortable with make-up (or without). Make-up can be fun, and it also has the power to make you feel incredibly fierce.” \r\n\r\nThe Body Shop Brush On Bronze, ₹1,295, L’Oréal Paris True Match BB Cream, ₹550\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n5. Tejasvini Chander Make-Up Artist.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n“A lot of people say ‘I don’t think I’ve ever seen you without make-up. Maybe you should show us how you look without it for once.’ I just don’t get it—I don’t leave the house without brushing my teeth and in the same vein, make-up is a part of my routine and how I function in my everyday life.”\r\n\r\nLorac Pro Matte Lip Colour in Fuchsia, ₹1,190 approx, Red Cherry Lashes, ₹1,256\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n6. Reema Patil Make-Up Artist.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n“I don’t always go out dolled up, even if I am a make-up artist. But I’m definitely a make-up fanatic! Contouring is my friend: I have a wide nose, and a lot of girls in school even made fun of how big it was. Now, thanks to the miracle of make-up, people compliment my big eyes and lips—but they hardly ever say anything about my perfectly-contoured nose!”\r\n\r\nChanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour, ₹4,300, Huda Beauty Giselle Lashes, ₹1,190 approx\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n7. Naina Ruhail Blogger\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhen the #halfmakeupselfie went viral, I thought it was the best way to shut down make-up shamers once and for all. Make-up is a personal choice. I’m comfortable in my own skin, and make-up is something I do solely for myself!” \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nInglot Bronzing Powder, ₹1,100, M·A·C Lipstick in Ruby Woo, ₹1,800\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n8. Chandini Singh Make-up Artist.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n“I believe make-up, done right, can do wonders—all you need to do is learn how to enhance your features, without just adding extra layers. I apply make-up everyday: it adds that ‘X factor’ and makes me ooze confidence. Make-up is definitely a game-changer for every girl—it makes you feel good, like good eye make-up makes you look (and feel) pretty powerful, and everyone looks at your eyes while talking. I definitely believe less is more but I truly love make-up (and not going OTT with it)!” \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nBenefit Brow Zings, ₹2,300, Lancôme Advanced Génefique, ₹6,000, M·A·C Studio Finish Skin Corrector in Pure Orange, ₹1,300\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n9. Nilu Yuleena Thapa Blogger.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\"I deal with pigmentation, and make-up is how I conceal it. Earlier, I wouldn’t let anyone see me without make-up; all I was looking for was acceptance, and blogging helped me find that. I wrote about my skin issues and gathered more courage that way! So you’ll still see me with make-up, but sometimes, I do go without it too, like when I’m Snapchatting with my followers.”\r\n\r\nL’Oréal Paris Infallible Foundation, ₹1,320, Sephora Volume Mascara, `1,340\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n10. Juhi Godambe Blogger.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n“Looking good and feeling good about yourself is really important to me (to anyone, actually). My skin began breaking out last year, and it made me conscious, especially when I had to attend meetings. That’s when I started experimenting with make-up to help conceal the acne, and it made me feel significantly better about myself. It’s what helped me perform better at work as well!”\r\n\r\nBharat & Dorris Liquid Foundation, nykaa.com, ₹700, Tom Ford Sheer Lip Colour in Paradiso, nordstrom.com, ₹3,721\r\n\r\n \r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"Cosmopolitan,Cosmopolitan india, Cosmopolitan magazine, cosmo, beauty, makeup, half and half makeup,selfie, half makeup, makeup selfie, blogger, fashion bloggers. indian fashion blogger, makeup artist, half makeup selfie, what women look like without makeup, real women without makeup ","field_meta_keyword":"Cosmopolitan,Cosmopolitan india, Cosmopolitan magazine, cosmo, beauty, makeup, half and half makeup,selfie, half makeup, makeup selfie, blogger, fashion bloggers. indian fashion blogger, makeup artist, half makeup selfie, what women look like without makeup, real women without makeup ","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-02/Screen%20Shot%202020-02-18%20at%207.20.34%20pm.png?VsMjXuHcwloTOdcyb5RTJ2zSsA3hFc.v","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/beauty/features/a19602/10-real-women-share-their-halfmakeupselfie-cosmo","created":"18 February 2020 ","time_created":"2020-02-18T19:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Beauty","field_section_url":"/beauty","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19603","title":"What to Do When Your Skin Acts Like an A-List Diva!","field_dek":" \r\n\r\nYeezy-like acne or skin so sensitive like a John Legend (ary) song...here's help.\r\n","modified":"2020-02-18 12:51:58","status":"1","field_full_dek":"1. Sensitive like john legend\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWhen your skin has a sensitive soul like John’s, you need protective, soothing, anti-inflammatory ingredients. “Calming serums and creams that contain ingredients like aloe vera, calendula, arnica, blue agave, and Vitamin E are ideal,” says Sydney-based facialist Melanie Grant, who counts Delta Goodrem and Lara Worthington as clients. “Avoid active ingredients like AHAs or Vitamin A,” she says. They’re too hardcore for your skin. Soz.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAnanda Aloe Gel and Rose Distillate Hydrating Mask, `1,105\r\n\r\nKiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, `2,500\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n2. Moody like kanye west\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nDoes your skin have a tendency to just blow up—we’re talking big, irrational breakouts—like ol‘ ranty-pants Kanye? Try salicylic acid. “It deeply cleanses your pores and goes to work on blackheads too,” says Grant. Glycolic acid is another winner for blemishes as it is a great exfoliator, while retinol will help your pores look smaller. But a word of warning: add it to your skin routine slowly, every two to three days, as it’s quite strong.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAvène Cleanance Mask, `1,200\r\n\r\nGarnier Neem Tulsi High Foaming Face Wash, `105\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nDull like orlando bloom\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nIf your skin is behaving like a total snoozefest (sorry Orly), you need to give it a bit of boost with some brightening ingredients. “Look out for Vitamin C, licorice root extract, and niacinamide,” says Grant. Exfoliating regularly will also help as dead cells on the surface of the skin can leave you with grey, lacklustre complexion. “And don’t forget to eat well, as bright, healthy skin comes from diet and lifestyle,” says Grant.  \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nL’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Essence, `4,590\r\n\r\nKiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, `3,800\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nGreasy like John Mayer\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHis Lothario ways may have inspired some of our favourite songs, but we’re guessing you’d rather not have skin that gives His Royal Greasiness a run for his money. So stock up on clay. “Kaolin clay masks absorb and mop up excess sebum,” says Grant. Just don’t be tempted to skip the moisturiser as oily skin still needs hydration. “Go for water-based gels or lotions that feature dimethicone or hyaluronic acid,” says Grant.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nOrigins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask, `3,200\r\n\r\nBenefit The POREfessional Shine Vanishing PRO Powder, `2,750\r\n\r\n \r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"cosmopolitan, cosmo, cosmopolitan india, cosmopolitan magazine, skin care, types of skin, what products to use based on my skin type, celebrity, celebrities, hollywood, kanye, kanye west, john legend, orlando bloom, john mayer","field_meta_keyword":"cosmopolitan, cosmo, cosmopolitan india, cosmopolitan magazine, skin care, types of skin, what products to use based on my skin type, celebrity. celebrities, hollywood, kanye, kanye west, john legend, orlando bloom, john mayer","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-02/giphy%20%283%29_0.gif?x0I6pxpPitK4Yco3yxk5hMenNJdo8Xpr","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/beauty/info-pages/a19603/what-do-when-your-skin-acts-list-diva","created":"18 February 2020 ","time_created":"2020-02-18T18:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Beauty","field_section_url":"/beauty","field_content_type":"Info Pages","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19637","title":"From Acne Fixes to Sheet Masks, Paula Begoun Answers Your Burning Beauty Questions","field_dek":"The legendary 'Cosmetics Cop' will change your skincare routine forevs! \r\n","modified":"2020-02-18 11:12:54","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Sunscreen is your MVP and sheet masks are meh! \r\n\r\nWhen it comes to shattering longheld beauty myths with impeccable research, Paula Begoun is the cosmetic cop on every fashionista's speed-dial. The former investigative cosmetic journalist and founder of a global skincare brand, Paula's Choice, sat down with Cosmo for a quick chat. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFrom cancelling some beauty rules to reconfirming others, here's what she has to say: \r\n\r\nCosmo: What is the one product in your personal skincare routine that you just cannot do without? \r\n\r\nPaula Begoun: This is my basic routine: I use my gentle water-soluble cleanser twice a day. For daytime, I use my 10% Niacinamide Booster, RESIST Ultralight Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum, and RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50. For nighttime, I use my 2% BHA Liquid exfoliant and then a serum.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThere isn’t just one product I can’t do without because each one is equally important. I need to gently and effectively clean my face, niacinamide is a multi-purpose ingredient for shrinking pores, repairing skin, and hydrating. Sunscreen is the most critical part of any skincare routine. And my 2% BHA Liquid stops me from breaking out and makes my skin unbelievably smooth!\r\n\r\nCosmo: Do you use sheet masks? \r\n\r\nPB: NEVER! Sheet masks are a total waste of time and money! These fibre, rubber, gel, bamboo, or cloth-like masks are saturated with skincare ingredients that you’re supposed to leave on your face for a rather long period of time (some recommend between 20 and 40 minutes every day), with the claim that they allow the ingredients to penetrate better than other types of masks or products but they aren’t true.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSheet masks don’t help ingredients absorb better. As I mentioned above skincare ingredients absorb into skin based primarily on their molecular size, and sheet masks don’t change an ingredient’s molecular size. However, even if sheet masks could help ingredients penetrate better, you don’t need every ingredient to absorb to the same level. The best products are formulated with some ingredients that remain on the surface, others that absorb a bit more, and others that absorb even deeper to repair skin cells.\r\n\r\nBottom line: there isn’t any research showing that sheet masks work better than traditional masks or just using brilliant skincare products.\r\n\r\nCosmo: What are some of the good skin habits that are underrated?\r\n\r\nPB: The need for using a gentle, soothing, effective facial cleanser. The essential need for daily use of a sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater.\r\n\r\nCosmo: If not cosmetics and skincare, what do you imagine would be your passion project?\r\n\r\nPB: I would write novels and screenplays. I’ve written 30 books over the years though mostly on skincare. But if I wasn’t involved in skincare (which I really can’t imagine) I would still be a writer and use my love of drama and comedies to create compelling stories!\r\n\r\nCosmo: Having battled acne issues yourself, what is your take on the instant acne hacks – Retinol, microdermabrasion, anti-pollution skincare, Glutathione. \r\n\r\nPB: Microdermabrasion is bad for the skin. When you constantly wound skin you impede healing and cause the surface of the skin to become impaired.\r\n\r\nPollution doesn’t cause acne (if it did everyone in polluted cities would have acne and that certainly isn’t the case). Anti-pollution products (those loaded with antioxidants) are important for skin and reduce inflammation which is helpful for all aspects of skin but they don’t directly stop acne.\r\n\r\nRetinol is a great anti-acne/anti-wrinkle ingredient with 50 years of research behind it, but for acne, it works best in combination with a BHA product (salicylic acid).\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGlutathione is an important antioxidant and there is some research showing it can be helpful for acne, however, there is no research showing it works better than other potent antioxidants (of which there are many). The gold standard for treating acne starts with BHA, next would be BHA and a product containing benzoyl peroxide. Perhaps the best “hack” is not using any irritating skincare products or tools which inflame and damage skin and risk making acne worse.\r\n\r\nCosmo: Do you believe in the adage- you are what you eat? \r\n\r\nPB: The research makes it a 100% clear that an unhealthy diet, along with other unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking, exposure to second-hand smoke, not using daily sun protection, using irritating and skin-damaging skincare products) causes skin aging and skin disease. It’s that simple.\r\n\r\nI only eat low-fat meat and fish, big green salads loaded with fresh vegetables, no overcooked vegetables, no processed foods, no sugar of any kind (they are no healthy sugars), no charcoal foods, low fat (and only small amounts of healthy fats), low carbs (and only carbs with a high fibre content).\r\n\r\nCosmo: What are the 3 skincare advice you wish you could give your younger self?\r\n\r\nPB: Sunscreen! Sunscreen! Sunscreen!\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"cosmo, cosmo.in, cosmo India, cosmopolitan, cosmopolitan.in, paula begoun, paulas choice, cosmetics cop, anti pollution skincare, sheet masks, acne skincare, acne remedies, serums, anti ageing, anti aging routine, beauty routine, slim belly diet, flat stomach diet, pollution skin, best sheet masks, pimples cure, easy pimple remedies, clear skin diet, glass skin routine, easy glass skin routine, glutathione, Microdermabrasion, Niacinamide, sunscreen, best sunscreen","field_meta_keyword":"cosmo, cosmo.in, cosmo India, cosmopolitan, cosmopolitan.in, paula begoun, paulas choice, cosmetics cop, anti pollution skincare, sheet masks, acne skincare, acne remedies, serums, anti ageing, anti aging routine, beauty routine, slim belly diet, flat stomach diet, pollution skin, best sheet masks, pimples cure, easy pimple remedies, clear skin diet, glass skin routine, easy glass skin routine, glutathione, Microdermabrasion, Niacinamide, sunscreen, best sunscreen","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-02/Untitled%20design_2.png?GpXg272AeAj7ilbAWU5sJKSbJVYUzn79","field_editory_by":"By","path":"/beauty/features/a19637/acne-fixes-sheet-masks-paula-begoun-answers-your-burning-beauty-questions","created":"18 February 2020 ","time_created":"2020-02-18T16:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Beauty","field_section_url":"/beauty","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":"630","userData":{"uid":"630","field_first_name":"Arpita Kala","editor_sef":"/author/630/arpita"},"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19632","title":"\" How Can I Wear Dark Lipstick\" and Other Common Beauty Questions Answered ","field_dek":"Cosmo #BeautyExperts answer a bunch of your burning beauty questions.\r\n","modified":"2020-02-17 13:12:46","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Q: How can I pull off super-dark lipsticks?\r\nA: Goth lips are no longer reserved for Halloween, you can totally work them IRL. Test shades to find one that brightens up your face. Precision is key, so apply the lipstick with a lip brush (as dark hues can get messy!) Use a lip liner after to intensify the colour. Keep the rest of the make-up minimal: fine, black liner, mascara, and a hint of bronzer.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLancôme Absolu Rouge Definition Lipstick in Le Pourpre, ₹2,300\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nQ: Will spraying perfume on my clothes make it last longer?\r\n\r\nA: This can actually ruin your clothes (especially fabrics like silk) as the fragrance contains alcohol. Also, when sprayed on skin, the perfume spreads with body heat, which doesn’t happen with clothes. The best way to make your scent last longer is to spray it on the right pulse points: your neck, below your midriff, inside your elbow, and behind your knees. Or mix the scent with some lotion or petroleum jelly (like Vaseline), to make it last longer on your skin.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nVersace Eros Pour Femme, ₹7,700/100ml\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nQ:Dark liner and shadows make my eyes look really small. Is there an alternative?\r\n\r\nA: This tends to happen with dark liners and shadows. If you are a fan of dark shades, then trace the ‘V’ corner of your eyes with silver or gold liner to instantly brighten up your peepers. As for dark liners, use the liner only on the top lash line. To make your eyes pop, trace the waterline with a nude or white pencil.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nColorbar All-Day Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick, ₹850\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nQ:  Do I really need to use heat protectants before styling my hair?\r\n\r\nA: Yes! Whenever you are using heat tools like straighteners, curlers or dryers, you need to prep your hair with a heat protectant. This spray or cream adds an extra layer of coating, which prevents your hair from breaking and damage. Bonus: heat protectants add moisture, which gives you smoother, shinier strands after styling.\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nToni&Guy Heat Protection Mist, ₹750\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"cosmopolitan magazine, cosmopolitan india, cosmo, beauty, makeup, how to questions answered, dark lipsticks, lasting fragrance, hair care, hair styling, how to protect hair, beauty questions , beauty tips , beauty how to","field_meta_keyword":"cosmopolitan magazine, cosmopolitan india, cosmo, beauty, makeup, how to questions answered, dark lipsticks, lasting fragrance, hair care, hair styling, how to protect hair, beauty questions , beauty tips , beauty how to","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-02/Screen%20Shot%202020-02-17%20at%204.05.16%20pm.png?OVf43iXWPmr8DeWKlo1V4hRmdMIMUqzM","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/beauty/features/a19632/how-can-i-wear-dark-lipstick-and-other-common-beauty-questions-answered","created":"17 February 2020 ","time_created":"2020-02-17T18:10:00+05:30","field_section":"Beauty","field_section_url":"/beauty","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19612","title":"Here's What Tattoo Removal, Lash Extensions and Other Big Beauty Treatments Really Feel Like","field_dek":"From lip tatts to lash extensions to Botox, we tell you exactly what to expect from these much talked about beauty treatments.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n","modified":"2020-02-15 07:00:01","status":"1","field_full_dek":" \r\n\r\n1. Lip Tint Tattoos \r\n\r\nMakes your lips appear fuller and more pigmented. Ultimate #lipgoals, tick.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHow it works:  First up, numbing cream is applied onto the area. Then, the aesthetician will draw on your lips with removable liner until you’re 110 percent happy. (Practice smiling and look at your lips from all angles.) The aesthetician will suggest ink colours, and once you’re totally satisfied, the process begins. They use a fine, non-traditional tattoo gun and work it across your lips in small sections. Dr Kiran Lohia of Lumiere Dermatology warns against the procedure. “It can appear fake and it’s very hard to remove as well. I always suggest people get lip lightening instead.” \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nExpect: It’s actually not too painful—it just feels like someone’s poking your lips with a toothpick. After, your lips will look (and feel) huge, but they’ll soon settle. Have it done at least one or two months before big events, as there can be swelling, flaking, and redness. Also, allow time for the pigment to soften, as initially it can look very bold. You’ll need a refresher within a few months to help it last (can be up to 10 years), but it’s otherwise low-maintenance.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nPrice: Lip Tint Tattoo from ₹3,300 to ₹19,900, and Lip Lighetning from ₹3,000 to ₹8,000 for two to four sessions, both at Lumiere Dermatology. (lumieredermatology.com)\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n2. High Definition Brow \r\n\r\nSo you don’t have to pencil in your brows.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHow it works: Brows are ruling the world of beauty right this minute, and this treatment will help you attain that gorge, sculpted shape that you envy Cara Delevingne for. The ‘brow doctor’ will assess the shape of your face and create a bespoke brow for you. The procedure promises to turn even the most sparse, over-plucked or unruly brows into perfect arches. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nExpect: An almost painless procedure, it takes about 30-45 minutes to get the perfect brow shape for your face. It includes tinting, waxing and threading, with stylists using a specially designed formula to give you perfectly defined brows. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nPrice: From ₹599 at MyGlamm (myglamm.com)\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n3. Lash Extensions\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHow it works: Individual lashes are applied to your real ones, using an adhesive you can’t see. It’s a delicate process, and you should only have it done at trusted salons. A full set can take one to two hours—you just need to lie back and let the magic happen.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nExpect: The therapists will place eye patches over your bottom lashes to prevent them from getting in the way. Then, they’ll get busy gluing on the lashes—“About 80-100 lashes go on each lash line,” says Sapna Bedi, Owner and Operator, Novalash India. When you open your eyes, they’ll check none are stuck in ‘weird’ ways, and you’re done. Important: you’ll have to be careful not to get them wet in the first 24 hours, and steer clear of oil-based beauty products or make-up removers—they break down the glue, and your lashes won’t last as long as they should (about four to six weeks). \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nPrice: From ₹5,600 at Novalash (novalash.com)\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n4. Tattoo Removal\r\n\r\nBecause you don’t want your ex’s name etched on your arm forever!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHow it Works: The clinician applies ultra-short pulses of energy to shatter the ink in your unwanted tattoo into tiny particles, which are absorbed and eliminated by the body. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nExpect: You’ll wear protective glasses and receive a talk-through of the procedure. Really cold air is blown onto the area to numb it, then the laser treatment starts. It’s painful—like the original tattoo would have been. You might be shocked to see that the tattoo disappears, straight away, but alas, it’s an illusion—the ink is still there. For a small tattoo, each session only takes a few minutes. There will be some protective dressing placed over the area, and they’ll talk you through after-care to prevent infections. You might notice it blisters (which is normal) in the few days after treatment. It’s also best to keep in mind you may need up to 10 sessions, even for a small tattoo. But Lumiere Dermatology does offer the advanced R20 protocol that gets rid of tattoos in just one or two sessions. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nPrice: From ₹4,000 for small tattoos, and `20,000 onwards for larger ones at Lumiere Dermatology.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n4. Light Facial Therapy\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nIt evens out your skin tone, stimulates collagen production, helps acne-prone areas, and gives you a healthy glow.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHow it works: There are three different lights your therapist will choose from: blue (for acne), red (anti-ageing), and near-infrared (healing). If you’re looking for a new skin pick-me-up and overall glow, or to reduce pore size, you’ll probably be recommended a course of red light treatments. If you want to reduce redness and inflammation from breakouts, they may use blue light as well. When the light is switched on, expect your eyes to take a minute to adjust. It’s bright—really, really bright! Once your eyes get used to it, expect the warmth of the light to totally relax you—you may just fall fast asleep—and when it’s switched off, you’ll miss it.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nPrice: From `5,700-`29,000 depending on the therapy at Lumiere Dermatology.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n5. Fat Freezing\r\n\r\nCryolipolysis freezes fat cells to a temperature they can’t survive (around -6 degree celsius)\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHow it works:  A large suction cup is placed on the area you want to treat, gently sucking the skin in, while cooling paddles freeze it.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nExpect: It isn’t as cold as expected, and after 10 minutes, the area goes numb. This isn’t an instant fix, but a long-term one. Drink loads of water and keep up the exercise, which helps speed up the process.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nPrice: The procedure is available at Fortis Radiance and the price varies according to the treatment area. (fortishealthcare.com)\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"cosmo, cosmpolitan, cosmopolitan india, cosmopolitan.in, cosmo.in, big beauty treatments, cyrofreezing, fat freezing, lash extensions, lip tattoos, tattoo removal, brow definition, light facial therapy ","field_meta_keyword":"cosmo, cosmpolitan, cosmopolitan india, cosmopolitan.in, cosmo.in, big beauty treatments, cyrofreezing, fat freezing, lash extensions, lip tattoos, tattoo removal, brow definition, light facial therapy ","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-02/Screen%20Shot%202020-02-14%20at%201.19.19%20pm.png?OEbYVCKIQt9E3_Ukg40X3ht_Dm7LhiRD","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/beauty/features/a19612/heres-what-tattoo-removal-lash-extensions-and-other-big-beauty-treatments","created":"15 February 2020 ","time_created":"2020-02-15T12:30:00+05:30","field_section":"Beauty","field_section_url":"/beauty","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19593","title":"This is How Instagram is Messing With Your Skin!","field_dek":"’Coz you’re a slave to the feed and notification chimes, and all this ’Gram addiction is putting your skin at risk.\r\n","modified":"2020-02-13 15:18:28","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Sleeping on One Side While Browsing\r\n\r\n21st century beauty sleep isn’t all that beautiful. There are no sleeping masks and no lavender-scented candles. Odds are, you’re on Instagram till you pass out. And laying one side of your face on the pillow while constantly browsing your Insta-feed will take a toll on your skin. When your skin is in this constant position (unlike a more ideal one where you sleep on your back) it causes wrinkles and acne—especially the side that you sleep on.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nYour #InstaLove Can Hinder Your Sleep\r\nYou’re stuck in the FOMO rut and you can’t sleep without some late night #InstaNews. But here’s the thing: checking your phone right before you sleep will make you sleepless. The phone light tampers with your sleep rhythm and also makes it harder to fall asleep later in the night. This lack of sleep affects the moisture level of your skin and leaves it dehydrated, making it dull and drier than usual.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe Addiction ONLY Causes Stress\r\n\r\nWord check: ‘Nomophia’ is the fear of ‘no mobile phone’. And you may have it if you start stressing out whenever your 3G stops working or you lose your charger. And the fear of no Instagram access causes more stress, leading to breakouts and zits.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nYour Eyes are Tortured\r\n\r\nDid you know that spending hours in front of the screen forces you to squint a little? The result—crow’s feet. Since our mobile screens are small and hashtag fonts even smaller, we need to focus more. And this constant contraction of the muscles around the eyes causes pre-mature ageing. Yup, that means, wrinkles around your peepers. Argh, scary!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe Glow’s Missing!\r\n\r\nYou’re basically tired even when you’re not doing much. Constantly being on the phone can run you ragged. This also makes your skin look dull and tired. But to get the bounce back, just give your skin a daily moisture shot with a day and night cream.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n#TrendingNow Make-up Makes You Experiment with errrything\r\n\r\nBeing on top of all Instagram make-up trends and viral tutorials can leave you in a bit of a beauty rut. You end up trying everything possible. Remember the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge? You took that too, right? But here’s the thing: you don’t have to try all the trends in the world. Take a break and let your skin breathe. Embrace the #nomakeupselfie for a change—and don’t let the app ruin your skin.      \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nTHE INSTA-DEtox Kit\r\n\r\nTake a break from the app and give your skin some TLC with these wonder creams:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nL'Occitane Angelica Hydra Vital Cream, ₹2,990\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nClinique All About Eyes Reduces Puffs, Circles Cream, ₹1,850\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nO3+ Dermal Zone Vitamin-A Night Repair Cream, ₹830\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-02/Screenshot%202020-02-13%20at%208.47.41%20PM.png?5yVd5CjkfzmLpXp1DIom7q0F3C17rIQF","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/beauty/features/a19593/how-instagram-messing-your-skin","created":"13 February 2020 ","time_created":"2020-02-13T15:05:00+05:30","field_section":"Beauty","field_section_url":"/beauty","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19586","title":"Bollywood Celebrities Show Us How to Wear 8 *Major* Spring 2020 Makeup Trends ","field_dek":"Face embellishments, unicorn hues, and sapphire eyes, Sonam, Sara, Deepika, etc. are wayyy ahead of the game.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n","modified":"2020-02-12 14:10:10","status":"1","field_full_dek":"","type":"gallery","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"Bollywood celebrity, Bollywood scandal, Bollywood gossip, Bollywood actor, Bollywood actress, Bollywood, Bollywood latest, Bollywood news, cosmo, cosmpolitan, cosmopolitan india, cosmopolitan.in, cosmo.in, spring 2020 makeup trends, top spring 2020 makeup trends, bollywood makeup trends, bollywood makeup tips, bollywood makeup looks, kriti sanon, shraddha kapoor, sara ali khan, sonam k ahuja, sonam kapoor, ananya pandey, kriti sanon, malaika arora, karisma kapoor, kangana ranaut, simrit tiwana \r\n","field_meta_keyword":"Bollywood celebrity, Bollywood scandal, Bollywood gossip, Bollywood actor, Bollywood actress, Bollywood, Bollywood latest, Bollywood news, cosmo, cosmpolitan, cosmopolitan india, cosmopolitan.in, cosmo.in, spring 2020 makeup trends, top spring 2020 makeup trends, bollywood makeup trends, bollywood makeup tips, bollywood makeup looks, kriti sanon, shraddha kapoor, sara ali khan, sonam k ahuja, sonam kapoor, ananya pandey, kriti sanon, malaika arora, karisma kapoor, kangana ranaut, simrit tiwana ","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-02/Screen%20Shot%202020-02-12%20at%206.13.23%20pm_1.png?wHaszOyJO6k4A3ZgZ3yED2fpsuoi8uL3","field_editory_by":"By","path":"/beauty/features/g19586/bollywood-celebrities-show-us-how-wear-8-major-spring-2020-makeup-trends","created":"12 February 2020 ","time_created":"2020-02-12T18:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Beauty","field_section_url":"/beauty","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":"467","userData":{"userPicUrl":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/user/images/photo_200_1495215595.jpg","uid":"467","field_first_name":"Simrit Tiwana","editor_sef":"/author/467/stiwan"},"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19578","title":"It's Time For You to Stop Hiding Behind Your Makeup","field_dek":"Secrets to skin so flawless, lips so soft and eyes so bright, you wouldn’t dream of covering them up. \r\n","modified":"2020-02-12 10:30:01","status":"1","field_full_dek":"1. Pamper your eyes:  A DIY laser plus a peptide-rich eye cream are all you need to achieve your #EyeGoals. Harnessing the same technology used by professionals, Tria’s at-home laser delivers a mild injury to the eye area, encouraging the skin’s natural renewal process. Just move the laser in teeny-tiny circles around each eye for a minute (it’s normal to feel a prickly sensation), and follow up with eye serum. We’re loving Kaya’s—the potion is enriched with hyaluronic acid, yeast, and rice peptides that help to target puffiness and makes the skin firm around the eyes.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTria Eye Wrinkle Correcting Serum, ₹16,000 approx\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nKaya Brightening And Firming Eye Serum, ₹990\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n2. Luxe up your lips: The easiest way to pout perfection? A pre-bed lip facial three times a week. Start with a softening scrub to remove flakes and roughness. “Use your fingertip to buff in small circles, or apply the scrub to a toothbrush for more intense exfoliation,” says Dr Engelman. As you buff, you’ll increase plumpness by boosting circulation as well as clear dead skin, so lips can absorb the soothing ingredients in a balm or an overnight lip mask better.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nKiehl’s Lip Balm, ₹495\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nForest Essentials Cane Sugar Lip Balm, ₹475\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n3. Nip your skin woes in the bud: Whatever's causing you to pile on primer, foundation, concealer, and powder in the morning can easily be fixed with a specialised nighttime routine (That's when our bodies are fixated on repair). Time to get your beauty sleep, ladies! Here's what you need to do if you wake up to:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\na) Breakouts: Reach for salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Seeing mostly blackheads and whiteheads? Go with salicylic acid. It exfoliates to purify pores and unclog sebum. (Find it in Garnier’s Face Wash.) “If you have red or painful cyst-like bumps—signs of bacteria overload—opt for antibacterial benzoyl peroxide,” explains Eric Schweiger, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. He prefers a micronized formula like La Roche-Posay’s. Super-potent, the particles are small enough to penetrate the skin’s surface.\r\nHEADS UP: Benzoyl peroxide is notorious for bleaching fabrics, so use old pillowcases\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nb) Dark Spots and Pigmentation. Reach for Hydroquinone.“It’s the most effective lightening agent out there,” says Dendy Engleman, MD, of Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. The ingredient inhibits the enzymes that pump out melanin (responsible for producing dark spots). Two percent is the highest concentration you can get without a prescription (find it in Peter Thomas Roth De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector at amazon.in, ₹6,918)—used nightly, it fades everything from freckles to melasma (sometimes in as little as one week!) and even helps to prevent new discoloration if you’re vigilant about SPF daily. For seriously dark spots or large patches of discoloration, see a dermatologist for a 4 percent prescription of hydroquinone.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nc) Dullness and Dryness. Reach for Hyaluronic acid. Dry, lacklustre skin basically craves moisture, and nothing is more quenching than hyaluronic acid. It’s a hydrophilic, or water-loving, molecule that constantly pulls in moisture from the outside air for 24/7 hydration, says Dr Engelman. As the top layers of your skin soak up the moisture, the barrier on the surface looks plump and dewy. For an HA-packed regimen, try two drops of Pestle and Mortar’s Pure Hyaluronic Serum (₹3,000 approx), followed by Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturising Overnight Serum-in-Mask (`4,000).This combo’s serum-like delivery quickly penetrates the skin’s surface, providing intense overnight hydration.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nProducts to try: \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGarnier Pure Active High Foaming Face Wash, ₹105\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLa Roche-Posay Corrective Unclogging Care, ₹1,300\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nDetox Mask: Daily toxins from pollution and make-up get stuck in pores, stretching and enlarging them. Purge them with a clay mask, and pores will look smaller and other products’ active ingredients will penetrate more deeply. Now’s the time.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nInnisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, ₹1,100\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nRetinol: This Vitamin-A derivative is the only skin-care ingredient proven to grow collagen. This one contains retinol plus Vitamin B, which strengthens the layer of skin that retains moisture.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nInnisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, ₹1,100\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nMoisturiser: A great moisturiser is key to maintaining heathy skin. “Think of it like a Band- Aid,” explains Dennis Gross, MD, a dermatologist in NYC. “It locks in natural moisture and seals in all the ingredients you’ve layered on previously.”\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nClinique Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturizer, ₹2,950\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nLook Out! These Sneaky Saboteurs could be screwing with your skin:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAllergies: Even if you don’t suffer from seasonal allergies, irritants like pollen, dust, and feathers can find their way into your bed, resulting in red, watery eyes and unwanted puffiness each morning. The quick fix? Wash sheets in hot water each week (cold water does not sanitise as effectively), and cover your mattress in a plastic slip cover.\r\n\r\nLate Nights: If you’re sleep-deprived, your blood flow kicks into high gear, thanks to a spike in cortisol, showing up in the form of dark under-eye circles (they’re actually engorged blood vessels beneath the surface). On nights when a full eight hours is impossible, try this sleep cheat: use Relaxing Eye Patches, their texture is cooling, which helps contract blood vessels, and also helps to brighten the area over time.\r\n\r\nDiets: Booze and Chinese food are sure-fire ways to wake up to puff. “Alcohol and sodium make you retain fluid,” says Dr Engelman. If you overindulge, sleep propped up with a few pillows to encourage drainage from the eye area.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAdopt a Sexy Skin 24/7 routine:  Your skin runs on a schedule. Sync up for a glow all day long!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n8am - Prep and prevent Aggressors like pollution and UV rays stress out your complexion throughout the day. The solution? Kiehl’s antioxidant-packed concentrate, which keeps skin bright and smooth for eight hours.   \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nKiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate, `3,500\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n10am - Snap a selfie “At this point in the morning, your body temp peaks, increasing circulation”, says NYC derm Julie Karen, MD. “That gives skin a healthy glow.” If you want to snap and send, now’s the time.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n4pm - Fatigue Alert! Your skin can have an afternoon slump too. 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So...Katrina Kaif Let Us Know About Some of Her Favourite Beauty Hacks

*Runs to take notes*

From fitness inspiration to glass skin goals, Katrina Kaif’s Instagram account is a virtual beauty mood board for every fashionista. So, it comes as no surprise that the Bharat star wants to address the endless style queries in her comment section the millennial way – by starting her own beauty line.

 

Yes, Katrina may soon join the long list of influencers turned beauty moguls such as Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian and more. After all, she is the country's fastest-growing celebrity on social media with 20 million Instagram followers within 2 years – a feat that no other Indian celebrity has managed to achieve.

 

We caught up with the brand ambassador for Reebok recently and she tells Cosmo, “I’m excited about my beauty line, which I’ll be launching soon. It’s keeping me very busy. It’s something that feels personal to me and I really believe in...and a lot of women will be able to relate to.”

The actor had the beauty community heave a collective sigh of wonder when a video of her dunking her face in a bowl of iced water went viral. Turns out that was indeed the ultimate makeup power move. She says, “Ice! Wrap it in mulmul cloth and rub it on your face before you apply make-up. It’ll calm your skin down, and the make-up will sit better.”


 

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Katrina has reportedly been working on her cosmetic label for two years now and may finally launch the line later this year. But we may have tiny clue...

 

Well, we asked Katrina about the three products she would use forever and pat came the reply, “Sunscreen—I don’t step out without it. Lip balm—an absolute must. And eye cream—I always need it before I put any make-up on.”

Could these three must-have products make an appearance in her upcoming beauty line? Only time can tell.

 

All you need to know about Katrina Kaif's upcoming beauty brand

 

Now, that she is ticking becoming a beauty mogul off her bucket list, what’s next? “A holiday with all my sisters! I miss them so much! As a person, I’m extremely driven and like to keep myself busy with work, but it’s important to get away from it once in a while. Luckily, all of us managed to get time off together. Normally, it’s very tough to coordinate because we’re all working. We haven’t decided the destination yet, but it’ll be somewhere hot and beachy for sure,” she says.

Looks like sunscreen is going to be in demand this vacay though!

 

Katrina Kaif and her sisters have family vacay plans.