|Posted: April 01, 2019
It seems like there’s a new beauty trend around every corner, and the jade rolling obsession is no exception. While the benefits of facial massage are fairly new to us, it’s been used for centuries in Chinese culture to stimulate lymphatic drainage and toxin release. If you’re looking to learn more about the popular skincare tool or you’re just hearing about it, we’re laying out all the whats, whys and hows for you below.
Sure, rolling a smooth stone over your face feels glorious, but does it actually do anything for your complexion? You bet. Using a facial roller encourages drainage of the lymphatic system to help release toxins that may cause skin conditions. It also helps to br
|Posted: February 27, 2019
We’re willing to bet that the majority of the population doesn’t get 8+ hours of sleep per night (us included). But how do some people look bright-eyed at all times? They likely use one, or all, of these depuffing tricks on the reg. Here are four puffiness remedies that fake a blissful night’s sleep, even if it was more like an extended nap.
And we don’t mean drinking it (although you could do that, too). Green tea is full of antioxidants and depuffing elements, and when cool tea bags are placed under your eyes, the leaves help to alleviate that dreaded puffiness. The caffeine helps to shrink blood vessels around your eye, brightening dark circles; antioxidants add a glow; and tannins
|Posted: January 15, 2019
Name one thing that ruins a perfectly good lipstick like dry, flaky lips (we’ll wait). Nothing? Our point exactly. Since we’d prefer not to give up our lipstick-wearing for all of eternity, we decided to take matters into our own hands and come up with an easy five step solution to banishing chapped lips once and for all.
Step 1: Drink *Plenty* of Water
We’ve all heard the “rule” that we’re supposed to be drinking about eight glasses of water a day. But what exactly is a glass and is it the same for everyone? Not exactly. Sure, striving for eight water refills a day is a great jumping off point, the number goes up depending on height, bodyweight, and if you sweat, workout, eat salty foods, and more. Without getting too scientific, we just like to drink more water tha
|Posted: January 01, 2019
Love resolutions? Don’t believe in ‘em? Either way, the start of a new year is the perfect time to reevaluate your routines. But don’t go crazy thinking about what healthy skincare habits you should adopt this year, because we already did that for you (your skin can thank us later). Here, five easy tweaks that will make 2019 your best, glowiest year ever.
1. Unplug from technology
Step away from Instagram and pick up our SmartMud mask instead to detoxify your face and your mind. We all spend way too much time on our phones (and thanks to Apple’s new time-tracking feature, we know just how bad it is). But even swapping in an alternate activity for a few minutes a day can bring on some serious Zen. Take a few minutes to meditate, read, or listen to music while you let the mask do it’s t
|Posted: October 04, 2018
Pumpkin-latte-fueled all nighters (or one too many Oktoberfest pints) making a trip to the spa today seem like just too much? Follow this guide for that feeling of accomplishment, even on your laziest day.
Grab your robe, it’s time to move from the bed to the couch. Apply a pair of FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels while you enjoy your coffee and bagel–extra cream cheese, please. Your eyes are most likely looking a little puffy due to dehydration, and could use some TLC. Because skin in the eye area is super thin, when moisture is lacking, it really shows.
To up the cooling sensation, store your eye gels jar in the fridge. Listen for the faint choir of angels when you apply.
|Posted: September 10, 2018
Are your detox masks conspiring against you and causing unwanted breakouts? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Keep reading for the solution to your woes.
First things first, you need to understand why this is happening. When you detox, the dirt and oils in your pores are pulled to the surface of your skin. Since they’re coming from deep within, this can cause clogged pores. As a result, your skin can freak out a bit.
That’s the not so great part, but fortunately we’ve come up with a three day masking solution for you.
Day 1: After washing your face, apply the SmartMud No Mess Mud Masque. Remove the mask after 10 minutes and rinse your face. Follow-up with the rest of your nighttime skincare regimen.
Day 2: Keeping your skin hydrated post-mud mask is key. Use the FlashMasque
|Posted: July 20, 2018
For some, it’s a welcome routine that helps you unwind after a long day. For others… it’s just one more chore to get through before you can finally flop into bed. No matter how you look at nighttime skin care, there are a few things you should do before turning out the lights.
Do… wash your face.
You don't need every lotion, cream, and gel under the sun for an effective nighttime regimen. BUT, you do need to clean the day off your face. Makeup and dirt can really do a number on your skin overnight. If you don’t have the energy to lather up, try our Clean AF Cleansing Wipes. We made it easy on you: just unfold, wipe, toss, and you’re done. No rinsing required.
Do… repair with retinol.
You may not know it, but sleep
|Posted: July 09, 2018
Did this brutal winter keep your toes in hibernation mode? Us too. Thankfully, we’ve come up with the perfect regimen, so you can set them free in the upcoming summer heat.
First things first, you’ve got to prep. Take a look at your calendar and make sure that you’re two weeks out from your BFF’s wedding, annual girl’s beach trip or anywhere else you’ll be showing off those toes—and maybe put yoga and pilates classes on hold. We also suggest holding off on this treatment if you’ve just gotten a shiny new pedicure. In order for PoshPeel to work its best, you’ll want some rough patches on the bottoms of your feet.
Once your schedule is a go, it’s time to soak and scrub. This will get your feet ready for their best peel (and give you some prime Netflix time).
Next up, you will want to trim and shape those nails. To maximize comfort, keep toenails flush with skin. No
Got an invite for an upcoming wedding or two? Don’t panic. Whether you’re the star of the show, part of the party, or just there for the cake, we’ll get you gorgeous in no time.
ONE MONTH AHEAD
Embrace simple habit updates. Up your water intake, log a few more hours of sleep each night, and try to cut back on sugar. Use this as an opportunity to kick off sandal season with a PoshPeel Pedi Cure treatment. You’re just days away from soft and smooth feet.
1–2 WEEKS OUT
Make masking a regular part of your skincare routine. Twice-weekly sheet masks will help you achieve a fresh and dewy complexion. Here’s a quick breakdown of our FlashMasque sheet masks and their benefits: