3-Minute Read: Got Fine Lines? Blame the Weather
Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we’re talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we’ll get you up to date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
1. High humidity might be giving you frizz, but it's also keeping you young.
Next time you’re moaning over the sticky summer climate, take solace in the positive impact it has on your complexion. In a new study, Japanese scientists observed the skin of women in both 10% humidity and 80% humidity and found that those in the drier atmosphere had deeper wrinkles. But don’t despair, L.A. gals—just layer on the moisturizer, preferably with high-impact ingredients like hyaluronic acid. (Cosmedica’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $15, can’t be beat for the price tag.)
2. Move over, Cyber Monday…
…Because Amazon Prime Day is the summer’s best e-commerce holiday, and it’s already looking all kinds of epic. While the big online shopping event is technically on Tuesday, July 12, the deals are already starting now. The marketplace is our go-to for everything from global beauty finds to healthy must-haves to under-the-radar gems, so make sure you’re signed up with Prime (it’s free for 30 days!) to reap major savings. (And remember to download Honey to find all the discounts, with minimal effort.)
3. Eating before a run: Yea or nay?
Seasoned joggers know that when fueling up beforehand, there’s a fine line between getting much-needed energy and inducing nausea. These nutritionists provide the roadmap to doing it right. (And if you’re curious, see the food diaries of women who clock some serious mileage.)
4. You don't have to spend big to do your makeup like a professional.
On the contrary, many A-list makeup artists swear by drugstore items. See the budget products they keep in their bags.
5. Take a selfie for a good cause.
This Friday marks Rodan + Fields’ Go Naked Day, a 24-hour event sponsored by the skincare brand’s Prescription for Change Foundation. Participating is simple: Just spread the word by posting a no-makeup selfie on any social media channel with the hashtag #RFGoNaked, and a $5 donation will be made to BuildOn, an organization that works with students to give back to their communities.
What are you buzzing about this week? Tell us in the comments below.