Tanning Diaries: A Faux-Glow Novice’s Guide to Faking It
I treat myself to a pedicure. Big mistake. The leg massage and scrub that felt so rejuvenating also had the effect of stripping away my lovely bronze color from my shins down. Sad face. Luckily I still have more product at home.
Avoid this tanning mishap (and other Snooki-level orange moments).
Let this Birchbox staffer’s foray into the world of fake tanner be your guide to more beautifully bronzed pastures.
For even more tips on how to score a perfectly even glow, here are tips from Birchbox’s resident self-tanning expert.
I consider myself a skincare junkie—so face peels, which help remove the dead top layers of skin—have always been my jam. But we know that the idea of, um, peeling away parts of your face can be just a tiny bit intimidating. (Anyone who’s seen that episode of Sex and City where Samantha walks around in a black veil post-peel-gone-wrong can agree that the risk may seem too great to take.)
But rest assured, there’s a way to get the most out of these face-brightening treatments, whether you have an oily and acne-prone complexion or you’re hoping to tend to some of those fine lines.
Here’s our easy-to-use guide that gives you the lowdown on everything you ever wanted to know about face peels.
Trying to find ways to get rid of that red, flaky cold weather complexion? Learn how to combat winter dry skin.
Over on our magazine you can read about January’s Birchbox Crush, model-turned-yoga-master Tara Stiles. We love her for many reasons (her refreshingly straightforward approach to yoga, her commitment to living a healthy lifestyle while also keeping a healthy sense of humor, her awesome playlists during practices at her Manhattan studio), but when we discovered that her favorite indulgence of the moment is a homemade (and healthier) version of a Wendy’s Frosty, our crush kind of morphed into an obsession. Click through for the simple recipe!