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The Beauty Beat

BEST BODY AND BEAUTY TIPS

Welcome to the Beauty Beat, your source for all things skin and body: massages, skincare, medi-spa trends, and plenty more. Want to know how to get rid of smile lines? How about the best methods for plumping up the skin under your eyes? Or when you should consider collagen induction therapy? We have the answers to all those body spa questions and more, including the latest skincare ingredients, self-care trends, and all your facial spa needs!

How Does Facial Light Therapy Work & What Are The Benefits?

Facial light therapy might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s actually an incredibly accessible treatment with a lot of benefits. This therapy treatment actually originated in space, where scientists tested the technology on plants, and then connected with researchers on earth to implement the science to...

How to Incorporate Glycolic Acid Into Your Skincare Routine

If you’re looking to get brighter, smoother skin, but can’t make a trip to the spa, try this potent glycolic acid. Whether you use it in a wash-off mask or apply it as part of your nighttime skincare routine, glycolic acid is beneficial for many different skin types and concerns....

The Best Way to Get Rid of a Blind Pimple

If you’ve ever had a blind pimple, you know how painful it can be. These bumps aren’t like a typical whitehead pimple, and they’re even tougher to get rid of. What’s the best way to get rid of a blind pimple? Is there any hope for those of us who...

New York Beauty Brands We Know & Love

New York City is a place like no other. It’s full of character, cultures, and opportunity—but it’s also home to some of our favorite beauty brands. As a NYC-based company ourselves, we love supporting fellow local beauty brands. Especially in this uncertain time, it’s so important to band together and...

New Trend in Beauty: Eyebrow Extensions

Have you been dreaming of fuller brows? The big, bushy brows you see all over Instagram could be yours with a new trend in beauty—eyebrow extensions. Eyebrow extensions are an easy and temporary way to fuller brows. But is the trend right for you? Are there any risks? Let’s dive...

Misconceptions About Chemical Peels: What Actually Are They?

When you think of a chemical peel, you probably think of the 90s, when the treatment was extremely popular, or of some red-faced woman appalled that she has to attend an important event with an irritated face! The chemical peels of today aren’t quite the same as those 20 or...

What's the Best Hair Removal Method?

If you’re someone who chooses to remove body hair from certain parts of your skin, you know the struggle of having to keep up with it on a regular basis. There are a lot of types of hair removal, each with their benefits and drawbacks. Whether or not you choose...

Which Body Sculpting Treatments Are Best for You?

Body sculpting is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for anyone who wants to get rid of cellulite, tighten loose skin, tone muscles, or get rid of fatty deposits. These treatments are virtually pain-free, and you’ll generally see results after just 1–2 treatments! There are a number of body sculpting treatments...

Is Olive Oil Actually Good for Your Skin? And Other DIY Olive Oil Treatments

In the era of all-natural skincare, many people are turning away from chemical-filled products and seeking out skincare products with fewer ingredients. Olive oil has been around for thousands of years, and some people swear that it makes their skin look and feel younger! But is olive oil actually good...

How to Clean Your Beauty Blender and Makeup Brushes

Your makeup brushes and beauty blenders are a key part of your beauty routine. From foundation to eyeshadow, setting powder to lip color, brushes and sponges are used to perfect your look. But how often do you clean your brushes? If you have to think about it, you’re probably not...

Which Skin Problems Does Microneedling Tackle Best?

Microneedling is a common procedure that many people use to treat a variety of skin problems effectively. It’s often a more affordable option for people, and it can deliver amazing results in as few as three visits! Some of the most common skin problems can be reduced through professional microneedling....

What's the Secret to Growing Long Eyelashes at Home?

Many women and men want longer eyelashes. It’s not hard to see why—long, thick lashes have been gracing the red carpets and Instagram for years. And longer lashes open up your eyes, making your eyes appear bigger. But of course, not everyone is blessed with naturally long lashes. You can...

What are Gua Sha Stones, and Do They Work?

You’ve likely seen gua sha stones all over Instagram and beauty websites. It seems too good to be true—running a stone over your face to get defined cheekbones and de-puffed eye bags?! Is this just another trend that will fade in a year or so, or is gua sha here...

Best Silicone Facial Cleansing Brushes

Cleansing brushes are all over Instagram—influencers are always using these seemingly high-tech devices to wash their faces. They seem like an unnecessary purchase, because doesn’t a washcloth do the exact same thing? There are many varieties of cleansing brushes, from manual to electronic, bristles to silicone. Silicone facial cleansing devices...

How to Do Every Braid You've Seen on Instagram

Braids are a classic hairstyle that has many variations. Through the years, different styles of braids have gone in and out of vogue—french braids, traditional braids,  One reason this style has stayed popular throughout the years is that it works on nearly every hairstyle. Whether you have curly, straight, coarse,...

Benefits and Risks of At-Home Microneedling

Microneedling has become a trend that many beauty gurus, influencers, and YouTubers swear by. You’ve probably seen the before and after photos over Instagram—the after photos featuring smooth, dewy, glowing skin. Many people get microneedling procedures done professionally, either by a dermatologist or aesthetician. But is it possible to get...

A Guide to Injectables (and Alternatives If That Isn't Your Thing)

The plastic surgery industry is booming—but it’s not just for those looking to turn back time. People as young as their 20s are looking to take advantage of the effects of cosmetic procedures that prevent and correct early signs of aging. One of the most common corrective procedures is known...

Best Skin Treatments and Products for Your Age

Skin care is important at every age, but your skincare regimen will look different at each stage of life! As your skin ages, you’ll need different products and treatments that will address your skin concerns. Let’s break down the best treatments and products for your skin, whether you’re in your...

Best DIY Face Masks

Facials should absolutely be incorporated into your skincare routine—we’ve sung the praises of getting monthly facials at a professional spa! In between your professional facials, you can make your own face masks at home using items you probably already have in your kitchen. They’re affordable, easy, and quick! At-home facials...

Do Body Sculpting Treatments Really Get Rid of Fat?

Body sculpting, made popular by celebrities like the Kardashians, has risen in popularity in recent years. Some of these treatments claim to literally kill fat cells (apoptosis) so your body loses fat and looks slimmer. But do body sculpting treatments really get rid of fat? Yes, body sculpting gets rid...

What are the Benefits of HydraFacial?

HydraFacials® have been seen everywhere in the past few years — literally. They went on a worldwide tour to give out free treatments, and the treatment has been covered by every major beauty magazine and blogger. And for good reason, because there are a lot of benefits to HydraFacials. From...

Winterizing Your Skin Care Routine

In the summer, we can lather on a lightweight SPF and live our best lives. But in the winter, everything changes. Your skin can become flaky and feel tight—even those with oily skin can experience dryness! That’s why it’s important to winterize your skin care routine. You don’t have to...

Does Microneedling Really Help Acne Scars?

If you struggle with deep acne scars and pockmarks, you’ve probably tried every topical treatment, serum, and DIY mask to attempt to reduce the appearance of your acne scars. If you’ve looked into professional treatments by dermatologists or licensed aestheticians, you’ve most likely come across microneedling. You’ve seen the before-and-after...

How to Take Care of Your Skin During Travel

The end of the year and holidays mean travel, travel, travel. Oftentimes, regular routines take a backseat, and we forget to take care of our skin. (Who can bring every item in their 10-step routine on a plane, anyway?) Whether you’re flying cross-country for a Q4 work trip or back...

How To Prevent HEV Blue Light from Damaging Your Skin

We all know the damage that UV rays have on our skin, so we lather on SPF face moisturizers every day. New studies have shown, however, that the blue light that emits from our screens (TVs, phones, computers, tablets)—also known as high-energy visible or HEV light—can also cause damage to...

What Are The Benefits of Getting a Facial Once a Month?

Many women and men see facials as a treat—something they do once in a while to feel refreshed and brighten up their skin. But getting a facial once a month is a great supplement to your skincare routine. Just like any part of your skincare regimen, facials are best when...

How to Build a Custom Skin Care Routine for Your Skin Type

Say it with us: skincare is self care. Taking care of your skin is being kind to your body and soul! And it all begins with building a custom routine for your skin type. Whether you’re a budding skincare lover or an experienced beauty guru, it’s important to have a...