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Everything You Need to Know Before Getting Preventative Botox

10/08/2022

Preventative botox is exactly what it sounds like—a form of injections in the face that are meant to keep wrinkles from appearing. Although there is controversy over this kind of treatment, the age range for those who get this procedure done is steadily becoming younger. While it’s recommended that women in their mid-to-late 20s and early 30s start getting the treatment, women as early as 20 are starting now, due to influencers and celebrities on social media popularizing the trend. But does preventative botox actually work? Here, L’OFFICIEL breaks down…

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Why Do We Think SOME PEOPLE SMELL SO GOOD?

06/08/2022

Smell is a powerful sense, especially when it comes to attraction. But why do some people smell good to us, and others don’t? The answer has to do with hormones—specifically, pheromones. “Pheromones are chemicals that animals and humans produce, which change and influence the behavior of another animal or human of the same species,” says Erica Spiegelman, wellness specialist, recovery counselor, and author of The Rewired Life. “Pheromones are a hormone and—fun fact—are secreted outside the body, unlike other hormones that are…

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Can Using Exfoliating Acids on Your Underarms Replace Deodorant?

04/08/2022

Exfoliating acids have been a staple in skincare routines for their acne-fighting powers and skin-brightening benefits by helping to remove dead skin cells. But did you know they can also multitask as a deodorant? Beloved by TikTok users and beauty experts alike, your favorite AHA and BHA exfoliants can also help keep underarm odor at bay. If you’re looking to ditch traditional antiperspirants but haven’t had much luck with natural deodorants curbing body odor, you might want to give chemical exfoliants a try. Here’s everything…

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What Is Dermaplaning?

03/08/2022

Several new beauty regimens made their way into the skincare industry from LED light therapy to microcurrent facial toners—yet dermaplaning, which has been around the market for a period of time, has garnered a reputation from being the best exfoliator in the market to a hazardous tool masked under a beauty instrument. A plethora of spas across the country offer dermaplaning procedures with experts who have mastered the art of facial shaving. Yet not everyone has the luxury of undergoing dermaplaning procedures by…

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Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Her Nighttime Skin Care Routine

29/07/2022

Perhaps nobody loves exfoliation more than Gwyneth Paltrow. The Goop founder has talked extensively about why she never skips the skin care step, and the latest Goopglow launch, the Dark Spot Exfoliating Sleep Milk, is the brand’s fourth product targeted toward exfoliation. “It’s a product that I have been—I don’t want to use the word pestering—but enthusiastically suggesting for quite some time,” Paltrow tells BAZAAR.com of the Sleep Milk, which is a 10 percent multi-acid milky serum made to target uneven skin tone, dark spots, dullness, and clogged…

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7 Wellness Essentials Gisele Always Carries in Her Bag

28/07/2022

Rifle through the average handbag and you’ll probably find some coins, a spare hair tie, and a couple of year-old tampons lurking there. Gisele Bündchen, on the other hand, lives up to her wellbeing guru status with an assortment of items that help her perform at her best, boost health, and remain zen. Of course, it’s not just any bag—it’s a denim quilted Chanel bag that the supermodel has had since her mid-twenties. Below, Vogue discovers some of the wellbeing essentials she keeps with…

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How to Dry Brush Your Skin

27/07/2022

The benefits of dry brushing—it wakes your senses up like no other practice, feels absolutely incredible, and leaves you with silky-smooth skin and an allover body glow—are noticeable both instantly and in the long term. Gwyneth uses her dry brush right before her morning shower. “The bristles feel so good on my skin,” she says. “There’s nothing like it.” The Organic Pharmacy founder Margo Marrone says dry brushing is essential in her routine, too: “It’s invaluable in helping with so many issues, but…

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What a DOCTOR WANTS YOU TO KNOW About Inflammaging

22/07/2022

Getting older is a wild ride: we get excited for new socks, we feel tired all the time, and we’re increasingly aware of our own mortality. And, fun fact, the constant stress of existing in this timeline is probably making us age even faster. The manifestations of aging may be caused by chronic, low-grade inflammation called inflammaging. Macrene Alexiades, MD, PhD, PLLC, who holds three degrees from Harvard and runs Park Avenue and Hamptons private practice clinics in dermatology and laser surgery, shares…

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How to Dissolve a BOTCHED SPRAY TAN

02/07/2022

We adore the fact that most modern people are privy to the fact that frequently tanning to keep up a deep summer bronze is, how do you say, not good. Hello dark spots and melasma, hello fine lines, hello premature aging, and even skin cancer. It’s a serious risk, and the best skincare advice that our favorite aestis and derms can give is to wear sunscreen and limit exposure. The problem is, we look so good with a little extra melanin. Skin appears smoother, leaner, and even-toned,…

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4 SELF CARE THINGS to Do On a Plane

25/06/2022

If you’ve ever felt that airport-specific, overwhelming sense of ickiness that hits when you step off the plane, this one’s for you. We gathered our favorite in-flight self-care tips that help combat the causes of said icky feeling, like being forced to look at someone’s bare feet because they decided that an airplane is an OK place to remove both shoes and socks, or dried-out skin from the recycled air. Plus, we’ve added the products we never travel without. 1. Chill out Pack…

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