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         See how
       a few simple
    changeups helped
       four readers
    rehab their routines
      and get prettier

by ayren-Jackson cannady

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getgorgeous                                                                         “My minimalist                                                                                                                                                                   “I’ve had my
                                                                                    makeup look                                                                                                                                                                      fun in the
                                                                                    needs to be more                                                                                                                                                                 sun, but I’m
                                                                                    working-girl.”                                                                                                                                                                   worried about
                                                                                    —Chigozie Amara Ozor, 26                                                                                                                                                         wrinkles.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     —Erica Miller, 27
                                                        Lesson 1 | Embrace Base                                 Chigozie went to her
                                                                                                               hometown Sephora, in                                                                                                                     PrEtty
                                                                Consumed with grad school and sports,          Ann Arbor, Michigan, to                                                                                                                   PLAn
                                                                Chigozie reserved foundation for special       chat with lead makeup                                                                                                               Erica visited Kenneth
                                                                occasions. “I’m too busy to reapply after           artist Sarah                                                                                                                   Mark, M.D., a clinical
                                                                sweating it off,” she explains. Walton                 Walton.                                                                                                                     assistant professor of
                                                                started with (A) Smashbox Photo Finish                                                                                                                                              dermatology at new
                                                                Foundation Primer Light ($36, sephora                                                                                                                                                york University, for
                             B.                                 .com), which “grips foundation like Velcro,”                                                                                                                                            skin advice.
                                                                then used a brush to apply (B) Make Up
                                                                Forever High Definition Foundation in #177                                                                                                                                                                          Lesson 1 | Use SPF, Every Day
                                                   a.           ($40, sephora.com), evening out
                                                                Chigozie’s skin. “Fingers can deposit oils,                                                                                                                                                      erica’s light hair and eyes make her
                                                                causing base to slide off,” says Walton.                                                                                                                                                    prone to skin cancer—and sun damage,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               says dr. Mark. In addition to wearing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sunglasses, he advised her to start each                                             B.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            morning with (a) Z-silc sunblock sPF 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ($30.80, beautybridge.com), a zinc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             based blocker that helps preserve col-

                                                                  Lesson 2 | Walk the                                                                                                                                                                       lagen. He also suggested swapping her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            plain-Jane lotion for one rich in wrinkle-
                                                                             (Straight) Line                                                                                                                                                               preventing antioxidants, like (b) ren Vita-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mineral radiant day cream ($45,

                                                                                      “I don’t wear eyeliner often,” says                                                                                                                                                            renskincare.com).
                                                                                      Chigozie. Using budge-proof (C) Sephora
                                                                                      Keep Kohl! Waterproof Liner in Black
                                                                                      ($8, sephora.com), Walton made small

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                                                                                      hash marks close to Chigozie’s upper
                                                                                      lashes, then smudged the line smooth.
                                                                                      A thin layer of cream shadow, such as                                                                                                                                                 Lesson 2 | Customize Your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      erica and her boyfriend share an exfoliat- Skin Care
                                                                                      (D) Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye
                                                                                      Colour in Alloy ($22, sephora.com),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ing face wash that’s too harsh for erica’s
                                                                                      brightened her eye area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sensitive skin. “Inflammation can spur
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          lines and wrinkles,” says dr. Mark. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              fix: a moisture-packed cleanser that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         doubles as a makeup remover, such as                                          C.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (c) neutrogena ageless essentials

                                                         Lesson 3 | Get Your Shine On                                                                                                                                                                    continuous Hydration cream cleanser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ($7.99, drugstores). Hydroxy acids, like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      those in (d) Md skincare alpha beta Peel
                                                                   Chigozie has always gravitated toward                                                                                                                                                    ($78, mdskincare.com), an affordable
                                                                   matte blush and lip colors. However, “a                                                                                                                                               alternative to a $300 professional peel,
                                                                   little shimmer will highlight her beautiful                                                                                                                                                 are a gentler way to slough at night.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lesson 3 | Shelve the Gels
                                                                   bone structure and lips,” Walton says. On
                                                                   cheeks, she applied (E) Korres Blush in
                                                                   Peach ($22, sephora.com), which gives a
                                                                   soft glow without looking greasy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                To ward off squint lines, erica uses
                                                                   (F) Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine                                                                                                                                                                                                           eye gel, which is less moisturizing
                                                                   Lip Gloss in Verse ($28, sephora.com) lets                                                                                                                                                                                                       than a cream. “dryness contributes
                                                                   lips sparkle, plus it moisturizes like a balm.                                                                                                                                                                                                   to crow’s-feet,” says dr. Mark.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Multitaskers with peptides like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (e) kMMd Tighten & Lighten eye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cream ($64, call 888-999-5293 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    info) smooth lines, de-puff and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lighten dark under-eye circles.

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getgorgeous                                              “My hairstyling
                                                         collection is pricey.
                                                         With a new baby,
                                                         I need to save
                                                         money and time.”
                                                         —Jennifer Horovitz, 37

                        Lesson 1 | Read Labels                                      Jennifer met with
                                                                                  Charles Baker Strahan,
                                   “Pricey salon products smooth my hair           an Herbal Essences
                                   while leaving it bouncy,” Jennifer says.         stylist in new york
                                   Less expensive options can do the same            City, to cut some
                                   thing if they contain silicones (ingredients           corners.
                                   ending in -cone), Strahan says. two that
                                   do: (A) Herbal Essences tousle Me Softly
                                   Finishing touch Cream ($5.49, drug-
                                   stores) and (B) Dove Curl & Sculpt
                                   Defining Mousse ($2.98, drugstores). Mix
                                   equal dollops of each, apply to damp
                                   hair, and use a round brush to blow-dry.

                              Lesson 2 | Update Your Tools
                                                 Jennifer’s hair dryer, too weak for her long
                                                 hair, increased her drying time. “She needs
                                                 1,700 watts or higher,” says Strahan, who
                                                 recommended the (C) Elchim 2001
                                                 ($98, blissworld.com). In addition, her
                                                 curling iron didn’t get hot enough to bend
                                                 her coarse-textured hair. the one-inch
                                                 barrel of (D) Hot tools Gold Curling Iron
                                                 ($35.99, ulta.com), ideal for loose waves,
                                                 curls in three seconds flat.


                                   Lesson 3 | Style While You Sleep
                                                     When crunched for time, Jennifer should
                                                     wash her hair at night, infusing strands
                                                     with a hydrating product like (E) Sexy Hair
                                                     Curly Moisturizing Conditioner ($13.95,
                                                     sexyhair.com for locations), which will help
                                                     nix frizz. Strahan suggested creating two
                                                     low braids and sleeping on them after
                                                     air-drying for 15 minutes. “Unravel in the
                                                     morning for natural waves and body.”

getgorgeous                                                                                “Help! I have
                                                                                           scaly arms and
                                                                                           legs but get
                                                                                           breakouts on
                                                                                           my back.”
                                                                                           —Katie Chiki, 26

                                                     Lesson 1 | Stop Being Sensitive                                    PLAn
                                                                                                                  to get her finicky skin
                                                                                                                   back on track, Katie
                                                                katie lathered up with body wash made for
                                                                                                                visited nancy Silverberg,
                                                                sensitive skin—great for her chronically dry
                                                                                                                  M.D., a dermatologist
                                                                arms and legs, but not strong enough to zap
 a.                                                                                                                 in newport Beach,
                                                                her bacne. a gentle bar soap, like (a) Purpose
                                                                Gentle cleansing bar ($2.45, drugstores),
                                                                removes sebum without drying out the rest of
                                                                the body, says dr. silverberg. after showering,
                                                                katie should use a salicylic acid spray, such
                                                                as (b) rodan + Fields Unblemish salicylic
                                                                acid body spray ($35, rodanandfields.com),
                                                                on her back to further reduce breakouts.



                                                           Lesson 2 | Choose Creams,
                                                                      Not Lotions
                                                                               To ease the itch of dry skin before bed,
                                                C.                             katie used a lotion with menthol, which can
                                                                               irritate. Instead, she should try a gentle
                                                                               cream, such as (c) aveeno skin relief
                                                                               Moisturizing cream ($9.99, drugstores).
                                                                               “creams contain ingredients like petrola-
                                                                               tum, which lock in moisture, stopping the
                                                                               itch,” dr. silverberg explains. a 1 percent
                                                                               hydrocortisone cream, like (d) cortaid
                                                                               ($9.99, drugstores), will control her
                                                                               patches of more severe eczema.

                                               Lesson 3 | Go OTC
                                                            For years, katie has applied a prescrip-
                                                            tion exfoliating lotion made with lactic
              E.                                            acid after her morning shower to dissolve
                                                            the buildup of dry skin. she liked the
                                                            results but not the hefty price tag; it can
                                                            run more than $100 a bottle. dr. silverberg
                                                            suggested (e) amLactin XL Moisturizing
                                                            Lotion ($29.99, drugstores). “It has
                                                            similar active ingredients and will
                                                            produce just as effective results.”

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