Celebs have access to the coolest and newest pieces in fashion, which means they really help set the trends. One of my favorite ways to observe celebrity style? While I love all the glamour of a stunning red carpet, I tend to take more inspiration from everyday street style looks because it influences how I actually want to get dressed. Right now, the celebrity outfits are *good* and I have to share some of the random trends they’re putting on the map that I was to borrow immediately.
From the Kendall Jenner-approved to the “going out” pieces Bella Hadid is a fan of to the color Rihanna’s endorsing that’s really taking off, these are the 5 celebrity-approved style trends to add to your closet now. And yes, I’ve already shopped each of them out with some picks to add to your shopping cart.
From the silhouettes to the styling, athleisure continues to get reinvented and athletic shorts are one of the key pieces to own right now. Think of them as this season's answer to bike shorts.
2021 is shaping up to be the year of green and there are so many notable shades to have on your radar. The one that will be most remembered? The vibrant bright green hues that are absolutely everywhere—including Rihanna's closet.
Oversize button-downs were one of the key S/S 21 trends we reported on after spotting them on the runways and they have certainly proven to be one of the most essential buys of the season. They're especially cult-worthy in fun saturated shades.
If you're going to add a pair of sandals into your closet, make them a directional pair of cloud slides that have padded straps and cushy soles.
Ready for that "revenge" look? I know I certainly am and think that the cutout tops, dresses, and swimsuits are the coolest way to tap into it right now.
Next, see 30 new arrivals I'm obsessing over right now.
Blackheads can be so annoying to deal with because they're so hard to remove at home. You want to unclog your pores and make them appear smaller, but you also don't want to do any damage to your skin—which is what some so-called "blackhead-removing" devices and products can do if you're not careful.
"Blackheads or open comedones are a combo of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells that's clogging your pores," explains board-certified dermatologist Ife Rodney, MD, FAAD, of Eternal Dermatology. "The buildup creates an opening on the surface of your skin. As it gets exposed to air, it oxidizes and turns 'black,' hence the name blackheads."
Before starting a home treatment regimen, Kathleen S. Viscusi, MD, FAAD, FACMS, co-founder and partner at Dermatology and Surgery Specialists of North Atlanta (DESSNA), advises seeing a dermatologist who can provide expertise to ensure your regimen is safe and effective. And you should see your dermatologist if the blackheads become persistent, severe, or bothersome.
But while it's easiest (and safest!) to get blackheads removed at a dermatologist's office, there are a few ways you can treat them at home. But there's one thing you should know before you start the removal process, whether at home or in an office: You can't remove 100% of your blackheads. "Some can return, especially since the underlying cause of the blackheads (genetics, oily skin, etc.) remain. The best way to keep blackheads at bay is to establish a skincare routine with products proven to treat blackheads," Rodney says.
Viscusi recommends softening and opening up the pores with steam or a warm shower. "This will aid in less irritation and more effective results," she adds.
"You want to make sure that your face and hands are clean before attacking your blackheads," Rodney says. She recommends using a gentle cleanser with salicylic acid, or gently exfoliating your skin with a scrub.
A topical retinoid cream or benzoyl peroxide can be used to remove blackheads, Rodney says.
"Pore strips can help if you need to get rid of a blackhead before a special occasion," Rodney says. "However, these strips do not treat the root of the issue and may not be best for sensitive skin. A detailed skincare routine is best. "
If you want to use manual extracting tools, you should be very careful. Most dermatologists don't really recommend this route. "Some people swear by an extractor tool to remove blackheads at home," Rodney says. "Just beware that this can cause trauma to the surrounding skin (resulting in brown spots and discoloration). If needed, your dermatologist or an aesthetician has the right tools to carefully manually remove your blackheads."
Viscusi adds that improper extraction methods can also exacerbate the problem by introducing even more bacteria into the pore and surrounding areas. So yeah, use caution if you decide to go this route.
"Following manual extraction, be gentle with the open pore, keeping it clean and avoiding any harsh scrubbing," Viscusi suggests.
Rodney adds that once you're done exfoliating or cleansing your skin, you should lock in as much moisture as you can with a non-comedogenic moisturizer.
"For maintenance purposes, utilize beta hydroxy acid (BHA) products and retinoids or retinols," Viscusi says. "These are super effective when it comes to pore and blackhead maintenance as they gently exfoliate dull, dead skin cells on the surface and can get ahead of the problem before it starts and/or reduce blackheads going forward."
You might be tempted to use your fingers, dig into the skin, and squeeze your blackheads, but both Rodney and Viscusi warn against this. "You can cause more trauma to your skin which can lead to more acne, scars, and even infections from the dirt on your hands," Rodney says. "Sometimes, you can't tell if you have an actual blackhead and can damage your skin. You also need to give the treatment a bit of time and not move on to extreme, harsh methods if you're not seeing results."
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We take a first look at SeaVision’s new VisionAnchor concept, which recently won an EU space program award for its innovative use of underwater drone technology.Just as we’re still reeling from the Bladerunner-esque concept of smart clothing, along comes a smart anchor! It’s the brainchild of Slovenian start-up SeaVision, which won a prize at the MyGalileoSolution competition, organised by the European GNSS Agency (GSA). The VisionAnchor system is based on an anchor buoy equipped with an underwater camera pointing directly downwards and a Galileo based satellite transceiver. Article continues below…
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The location of the legendary Amber Room - ornate Russian treasure looted by the Nazis - remains a mystery after divers investigated a World War II shipwreck.This week the Baltictech dive-team completed an expedition to the sunken German steamer the Karlsruhe in waters off Poland.After they discovered the wreck last October, the technical divers returned to investigate mysterious crates scattered near the wreck 90 metres below the Baltic Sea.READ MORE: READ MORE: The vessel left Koenigsberg - which is today the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad - in May 1945 before it was sunk by Soviet warplanes.The ship had been taking part in the sea evacuation in history of more than one million German troops and civilians...
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