Q. My lipstick creases and cakes after a few hours. How can I make it last?

A. If you favor bold hues, try layering them on to increase longevity. For optimal results, begin with long-wearing Vincent Longo Lip and Cheek Gel Stain, available in a variety of bold shades that never crease or cake. Lock in color with Vincent Longo Velvet Riche Lipstick, which boasts a creamy and luxurious texture. For lighter colored lips, start out with a base of Juice Beauty Mineral Tinted Moisturizer, SPF 30, which can help to neutralize the natural shade of your lips – and extend the life of your neutral-colored pout. To finish off the look, reach for a natural-looking pigment, such as Lipstick Queen, Velvet Rope Lipstick, Star System, formulated with vitamin E and apricot oil to ensure weightless, long-lasting moisture.

Q. Though I enjoy wearing perfume, I find that the scent is faint after a few hours. How can I make it last all day?

A. “Making a single scent or a pairing of fragrances last the longest is more about your skin than the fragrance,” Mark Crames, CEO and creator of Demeter Fragrances, tells Self. “The fragrance molecules want to bind to the oil molecules in your skin, so the best way to make the fragrance last is to moisturize your skin first, with a good lotion or body oil,” he says. Try Jurlique Lavender Body Care Lotion, which is formulated with lavender, calendula and marshmallow to hydrate and restore parched skin.

Q. I love the luminous look of my post-facial skin – but I feel like the effects only last a few days. Can you give me a few tips for keeping my complexion fresh in between treatments?

A. Preserving your healthy, glowing complexion following a facial can be a snap – if you follow a few simple guidelines. “Keeping skin hydrated is crucial to maintaining an amazing complexion after a facial,” Kate Somerville, celebrity skin care expert, tells Self. “Look for products that contain hyaluronic acid, which holds 1,000 times its weight in water,” she says. Try Murad Perfecting Day Cream SPF 30, which boasts maximize hydration on contact, plus broad-spectrum protection from the sun’s harsh rays. Somerville also recommends regular exfoliation. “In between facials, make sure you’re exfoliating two to three times per week. For best results, I recommend using an exfoliator that is both physical and chemical.” For physical exfoliation – minus the irritation – reach for a sonic-powered Clarisonic Mia 1 Value Set, which is gentle enough for twice-daily use. To help reinforce the skin’s barrier function, try SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator, which offers gentle, chemical exfoliation, plus deeply nourishing hydration.

Q: Many face oils on the market are on the pricier side. What are some affordable options?

A: Great skincare doesn’t have to be expensive. For a fraction of the cost of higher-end products, you can purchase a bottle of pure sweet almond oil, olive oil or jojoba oil at a natural foods market. Some places even carry the more exotic rosehip, marula and argan oils. Look for quality, 100% pure oils that contain skin-healthy antioxidants and amino acids, without any additives.

Q: I’m noticing horizontal dips in my nails. What’s the cause, and how can I make them go away?

A: If you’re seeing a series of dips along the center of your nail, you’re likely repetitively pushing or picking at your cuticles – a nervous tic you may not even realize you’re doing. Let these depressions grow out, and prevent future grooves by letting go of your picking habit.


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