We answer a bunch of your burning beauty questions.
Q How can I prevent a PMS breakout?
A. The natural spike in testosterone increases oil production. Have a pill to balance your hormones. Extra exfoliation will prevent blocked pores.
Q What’s the deal with those overnight face masks? Are they different from night creams?
A. They’re more occlusive—meaning they lock in the moisturising ingredients, so they don’t evaporate—and are a great weekly treatment.
Q I don’t use conditioner because it makes my thin hair limp and greasy. But I’m freaked that my hair is going to get damaged. Suggestions?
A. Try a hair CC Cream. The leave-in treatment hydrates, flattens flyaways, and protects against heat without any weigh-down.
Q What should I apply first: foundation or concealer?
A. Foundation. Then cover any visible imperfections with concealer, and set it all with powder. Q By mid-day, my face is so shiny that I have to rewash it. Any tips?
A. Lather with a charcoal-based cleanser for three minutes; the ingredient is a potent oil absorber. Also key: blotting papers.
Alterna Caviar CC Cream, ` 1,595, nordstrom.com
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask,
र 19,400, nordstrom.
Pond’s Pure White Deep Cleansing Brightening
Facial Foam, ` 50