This 30-minute pimple-popping facial proves treatments don’t need to take forever to *work*

November 06, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC embed: Curious what can be done in a 30-minute facial? Watch it go down, here.  We tend to think of facials as deluxe occasions to really indulge in self care—a chance to spend about an hour letting a professional do your skin care for you, and using every advancement … Continue reading This 30-minute pimple-popping facial proves treatments don’t need to take forever to *work*

If you’re only going to buy one facial serum, make it one of these multitaskers

October 29, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC My serum collection is about as vast as my hot sauce collection: I have a lot of both. While I tend to use only one of my hot sauces (Valentina ILYSM), my serums overwhelm me to the point that in a skin-care-induced craze I just slather on the … Continue reading If you’re only going to buy one facial serum, make it one of these multitaskers

This Well+Good beauty editor tried being a facialist for a day—here’s what happened 

October 21, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC https://content.jwplatform.com/players/mZCLICMY-AjgxWzQ7.js Are you ever sitting at your desk wishing you could step into a different life—even if you’re super content with what you’re doing—just to see what it feels like? Same—whether it’s fantasizing about being a barista who can create a face in your morning latte, a fitness … Continue reading This Well+Good beauty editor tried being a facialist for a day—here’s what happened 

What it’s *really* like to get a $2,000 facial treatment

September 13, 2019 at 01:01PM by CWC Close your eyes and imagine getting a $2,000 facial. Are you envisioning your skin being scrubbed with tiny crystals? The most extra LED light setup? Face masks and chemical peels and gadgets galore? Yep, that’s pretty accurate, at least in senior video producer Ella Dove’s experience in Well+Good’s latest … Continue reading What it’s *really* like to get a $2,000 facial treatment

A facialist, my mom, and I can’t get enough of this hydrating facial spritz

August 24, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC When it comes to crowning my favorite beauty finds, one of the first factors I consider is smell. That’s because before I even apply a product, its scent informs my first impression. Like moth to aromatic flame, I shop to appease my nose, so when a facialist introduced … Continue reading A facialist, my mom, and I can’t get enough of this hydrating facial spritz

What the heck is a microcurrent facial? One editor tried the sculpting, smoothing treatment to find out

August 23, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC The best—and arguably most WTF-worthy—way to lift your face and smooth your skin? With an electrical current-based workout. In the latest episode of What the Wellness, video producer Ella Dove visits SB Skin for a microcurrent facial to see if it will have her walking out sculpted and more … Continue reading What the heck is a microcurrent facial? One editor tried the sculpting, smoothing treatment to find out

The 4 most common skin-care mistakes that facialists see clients make all. the. time.

August 12, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC I may have a consistent skin-care regimen now, but it’s taken years of trial, error, and hundreds of beauty products to get to this place. And lest we not forget: I’ve interviewed dozens upon dozens of the top estheticians in the world to get intel on what to … Continue reading The 4 most common skin-care mistakes that facialists see clients make all. the. time.

How this facial cleansing brush completely transformed my sensitive skin for the better

August 10, 2019 at 02:02AM by CWC I don’t know about you, but I vividly remember when facial cleansing brushes became a thing. Back during the Clarisonic boom, it seemed like everyone had added the Oprah-approved device to their skincare routine. Well, everyone except me. Even though they were in every magazines I flipped through, … Continue reading How this facial cleansing brush completely transformed my sensitive skin for the better

Cancel your facial, these serums are like a laser treatment in a bottle

July 24, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC My feelings about laser treatments are bittersweet. I love them because they’re a speedy way to brighten, tighten, and lift my face. But this time of year, with UV indexes soaring through the roof, some derms have told me that it’s smart to pass on lasers because of … Continue reading Cancel your facial, these serums are like a laser treatment in a bottle

Everything you need to know about facial meridians—and why they’re important

July 21, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC While we all know the damaging effects of skipping sunscreen and not moisturizing regularly, have you ever taken the time to think beyond what meets the eye? What’s going on inside your body can actually play a pretty big role on the surface of your skin. That’s the … Continue reading Everything you need to know about facial meridians—and why they’re important

Lea Michele’s luminous skin secret is a 30-second facial you can do anywhere

June 27, 2019 at 06:02AM by CWC Lea Michele will do just about anything in the name of good skin. From cryo facials to magnesium baths, the actor is always down to try a new wellness treatment. And when her skin needs a good at-home refresh, she knows exactly where to turn. “I like to … Continue reading Lea Michele’s luminous skin secret is a 30-second facial you can do anywhere

Four things a facialist would never, ever do before a skin-care treatment

June 22, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC There’s nothing quite like the anticipation of going in to get a facial. If you’re anything like me, you spend the hours leading up to the big event staring into your selfie camera like a parakeet in front of a mirror, imaging how positively radiant you’re going to … Continue reading Four things a facialist would never, ever do before a skin-care treatment

What it’s like to get the crystal- and acupuncture-infused facial that’s all over your Instagram feed

June 17, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC Sure, you might have some rose quartz or amethyst in your living room, and maybe you’ve heard of the myriad of benefits acupuncture can offer. But what happens when you combine the two? Now, that’s some next-level wellness shit. In the latest episode of Well+Good’s YouTube series, What … Continue reading What it’s like to get the crystal- and acupuncture-infused facial that’s all over your Instagram feed

3 things a celebrity facialist tells her A-list clients to *never* do to their skin

June 15, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Facialists are the skin whisperers we turn to for everything from acne to hyperpigmentation, redness, and extractions (oh, and we can’t forget that facial massage). They’re the ones with the power to prod, microcurrent and zap your skin with a complexion-boosting LED light in order for you to … Continue reading 3 things a celebrity facialist tells her A-list clients to *never* do to their skin

Your ultimate guide to getting a facial (and navigating those pesky extractions)

June 06, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC I remember my first facial like it was yesterday. I was 14, my skin was flaring up from breakouts on a regular basis, and nothing seemed to be working. As a last ditch effort, my mom booked me an appointment with an esthetician, and the experience was, let’s … Continue reading Your ultimate guide to getting a facial (and navigating those pesky extractions)

The 3 things that’ll fight facial bloat from salt overload, according to derms

June 06, 2019 at 09:57AM by CWC Last night, I celebrated my 28th birthday in the best possible way: with dinner at the Olive Garden. I treated myself to unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks, an unfathomable amount of pasta, plus something called an “Italian margarita” that I will think of fondly for the rest of … Continue reading The 3 things that’ll fight facial bloat from salt overload, according to derms

This completely free facial reduces puffiness with nothing but an ice cube

June 04, 2019 at 07:56AM by CWC Whether your face is looking a little puffy due to a lack of sleep, eating too much salt, or seasonal allergies that refuse to away (guilty on all charges!), it can be tricky to calm the swelling down. While booking an appointment with an esthetician is one way … Continue reading This completely free facial reduces puffiness with nothing but an ice cube

Having good “facial posture” is a thing, and it’s just as important as sitting up straight

May 25, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC The importance of having good posture and not hunching like Quasimodo over my laptop all day has been so ingrained into me by now that you can sort of, kind of say that I sit up straight. (For all of my coworkers that are raising an eyebrow, I … Continue reading Having good “facial posture” is a thing, and it’s just as important as sitting up straight