While cosmetics can cover up some facial flaws, it is tough to completely hide acne. Summer skin is prone to infections as dust, oil, heat and humidity tend to stick to your face resulting in acne, so make sure you are paying attention to it. Cosmetologist and homeopath physician Karuna Malhotra from Cosmetic Skin and Homeo Clinic and make-up artist Tullika Pandey list ways to prevent acne in summer:
* Wash your face only once or twice a day with lukewarm water, a mild cleanser, and gentle motion — no scrubbing or harsh abrasive products needed. Make sure one of those times you’re washing your face is in the evening, to remove make-up and dirt
* Do not squeeze your pimples. This usually leads to further inflammation, which makes the acne look worse and last longer. Also, this will leave a bad pigmented scar.
Avoid eating oily foods like chips and French fries as they contain saturated oils that increase cholesterol in the body. (Shutterstock)
* Avoid processed foods, generally high in saturated fats and transfats. It can lead to an increase in sebum production triggering acne.
* Also avoid oily foods like chips, French fries, pakodas, and aloo tikkis which taste good but contain saturated oils that increase cholesterol in the body, which leads to poor blood circulation and can worsen your acne.
* Fibre plays an important role in getting rid of body toxins. Eat cereals and fibre rich food and fruits such as blueberries and grapefruit to detoxify your body and clear your skin.
Don’t cover your face with layers of concealer. Instead, use complementary colours to blend in the blemishes. (Shutterstock)
* Include Vitamin A in your diet as it is a good source of carotenoids. Carrots, papaya, spinach, and tomato juice are a rich source of it.
* Stop use of foundation for a week. It can clear up acne breakouts, and stop rashes caused by irritating ingredients.
* Do not use make-up on acne skin, and if needed use non-comedogenic and non-irritating products.
* Don’t cover your face with layers of concealer. Instead, use complementary colours to blend in the blemishes.
Actresses proved you can protest while being beautifully dressed
Cate Blanchett’s spectacular blue Mary Katrantzou ball gown that took six months to make
Black and mixed-race French actresses lit up Cannes protesting the discrimination and stereotyping they have suffered
Spike Lee dusted down his Love and Hate knuckleduster rings from “Do the Right Thing” for his “BlacKkKlansman” premiere
Jury member Kristen Stewart threw off her stilettos and walked barefoot along the red carpet
Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai’s peacock and butterfly-style gown had the longest train seen on the red carpet
Japanese actress Erika Karata had to be rescued twice by her co-stars when she got her heel stuck in her dress
Cannes (France) (AFP) – With two powerful protests by female stars calling for equal pay and treatment, the red carpet at the Cannes film festival — which ends Sunday — was about much more than fashion statements.
But that did not dim the glamour of the gala premieres. We look back on 12 days and nights of glitz, as well as the occasional wardrobe malfunction, on the French Riviera.
– Who’s wearing the trousers? –
The Cannes red carpet has seen a lot in 71 years. But few nights will live longer in the memory than the one when female stars led by jury president Cate Blanchett protested about the festival’s epic fail when it comes to women directors. All but 82 films of the near 1,700 shown at Cannes over the years have been by men.
This was also possibly the best-dressed demo in history, with Kristen Stewart rocking a white Chanel trouser suit and many others following #MeToo protests elsewhere by dressing in black. This was a Cannes where women wore the trousers — once frowned upon by the festival’s dress code — with Blanchett killing it with a black Givenchy jumpsuit for the premiere of “Capernaum”.
– Queen Cate –
No one does regal better than Blanchett who made her name playing British monarch Elizabeth I. Her intelligence and poise gave the festival a new sheen, from her speech at the protest to her insistence that the jury will chose the best film, not the one that best fits the political narrative.
Her wardrobe choices were equally impeccable at more than a dozen galas. Two black Armani numbers contrasted with an intricate avant-garde Iris van Herpen dress. And she brought the house down with a spectacular blue Mary Katrantzou ball gown that took six months to make. The dress also delivered the cutest photo of the festival when her daughter hid under her skirts as she left her hotel room.
– Black is back –
Black and mixed-race French actresses showed how to be angry and elegant in their protest on the red carpet about the shocking discrimination and stereotyping they have suffered. Dressed in Balmain they lit up Cannes on the wettest night of the festival and were clapped up the carpet by jury member Khadja Nin.
The Burundian singer has given Blanchett a run for her money with some seriously sassy wax print dresses and headwraps while Spike Lee dusted down his Love and Hate knuckleduster rings from “Do the Right Thing” for his “BlacKkKlansman” premiere.
– Kicking ass barefoot –
After “Heelgate” in 2015 when women were stopped on the red carpet for not wearing high heels, Cannes “sexist” dress code — since revised — took a bit of a kicking this year with jury member Kristen Stewart throwing off her stilettos and walking barefoot up the steps for “BlacKkKlansman”.
A few nights later she ground convention further into the dust with an androgynous black Chanel jacket and leather trousers and loafers. Italian director Alice Rohrwacher, whose quirky “Happy as Lazzaro” is in the running for the Palme d’Or top prize, took gender reversal to a new level by wearing a man’s shirt backwards for her press conference.
– Butterfly gothic –
Indian icon Aishwarya Rai and Iranian actress Marziyeh Rezaei wore two of the most photographed dresses — for very different reasons. The train of the Bollywood’s star’s peacock/butterfly Michael Cinco dress was the longest seen on the red carpet for many a year, while Rezaei’s was a spectacularly modest shimmering tulle number channelling the most gothic of fairytales.
– A slight snag… –
And you have to feel sorry for the super chic Japanese actress Erika Karata who had to be rescued not once but twice by her co-stars from “Asako 1 & 2” when she got her heel stuck in her dress on the famous Cannes red carpet.
Paris Hilton wowed in a gold sleeveless gown on Sunday night at the Cannes Fashion For Relief gala.
The 37-year-old Hilton heiress, who came dripping in diamonds, showed off her 20-carat, pear shaped engagement ring on the red carpet.
Fashion For Relief is a non-profit organization, lead by supermodel Naomi Campbell, that raises money for various causes.
Pretty princess: Paris Hilton wowed in a gold sleeveless gown by Christophe Guillarme on Sunday night at the Cannes Fashion For Relief gala
What a rock: The 37-year-old Hilton heiress, who came dripping in diamonds, showed off her 20-carat, pear shaped engagement ring on the red carpet
Bling: Paris couldn’t stop staring at her massive diamond
The evening of glitz and glamour included a guest list of over 1,000 people.
Attendees enjoyed dinner, live entertainment, an auction, and a fashion show.
Hilton, who traveled to Cannes with fiance Chris Zylka, flew solo for the event.
Giving back: Fashion For Relief is a non-profit organization, lead by supermodel Naomi Campbell, that raises money for various causes
All smiles: Hilton paired her ring with a diamond watch and choker
Paris is set to host and DJ a party at the VIP Room on Monday night.
She made her DJ debut back in June 2012 and currently has a residency at Amnesia nightclub in Ibiza.
‘My first show was in Brazil. Like 30,000 people, closing for Jennifer Lopez, it was so much fun,’ she told Billboard in an interview.
‘I loved it so much that after that I really just got more into it. I’ve just been having the time of my life. I didn’t realize what a huge success I would be.’
Front row: The evening of glitz and glamour included a guest list of over 1,000 people
Do a twirl: Paris, who traveled to Cannes with fiance Chris Zylka, flew solo for the event
Fashion For Relief: Attendees enjoyed dinner, live entertainment, an auction, and a fashion show throughout the evening
The Simple Life star is in the process of planning her wedding to Zylka, 32.
During the iHeartRadio Music Awards, she revealed to ET that the pair plan to tie the knot later this year, but noted that picking a date has proved difficult due to her large family.
‘First we have the engagement party, the bridal party, and then the wedding,’ she said. ‘We’re still picking a date that’s perfect for everyone in the family. My brother is getting married in June so we’re gonna separate a few more months after that.’
“This season, more than any other season, I channel my personal style through dresses — from feminine silhouettes with bold patterns to adorable denim frocks (like this Givenchy one) — that make me feel like I’m taken back to the summer of ’69.” —Alyssa Coscarelli, senior fashion market editor.
“My wardrobe tends to be black, black, black, but summer is the one time of year I allow myself to break out a tiny bit of color. This pink bag is the perfect way to welcome the season (and a little color).” —Rebecca Smith, managing editor
“Whether I’m snoozing on the beach or just being plain extra at bottomless brunch, you’ll never find me far from a floppy straw sun hat. Nothing reads OOO vibes more than this one — literally.” —Allie Briggs, fashion and beauty writer
“Somewhat unintentionally, it turns out all of the jeans and skirts I own are black. So really my only hope for bringing some seasonal vibes into my wardrobe is through a few bright-colored tops. Luckily, this sunny striped tee is perfect for doing just that.” —Ali Ives, fashion editor
“I love to slip into espadrille sandals. They’re that perfect mix of comfy and chic — and transition seamlessly from work to happy hour. If you don’t consider yourself a heels girl, this is the perfect closed-toe platform sandal to kick off the season in.” —Nana Agyemang, fashion and beauty content strategy editor
“Hoops are a pretty basic staple in my wardrobe. I find I reach for my thicker, bolder ones a lot in summer when temperatures dictate wearing anything that won’t stick to me. Big gold hoops are the perfect way to make a lazy outfit look intentional.” —Channing Hargrove, fashion news writer
“Phasing out my go-to leather shoulder bag for a straw bag is one of the most exciting parts of this season for me. It’s just the right amount of unfussy (while still feeling like I care about what I’m wearing) and works equally well at the beach and brunch. —Lucy Meilus, senior lifestyle and entertainment editor.
“I’ve always been a fan of casual, cutesy summer jumpsuits. They’re beyond easy to pull off and are the ultimate one-and-done for when you’re in a rush to get ready. Plus, who doesn’t love a little ruffle?” —Claire Fontanetta, senior beauty editor
Wear this pretty H&M Dress With Buttons ($40) with your favorite white sneakers.
You’ll want to live in this H&M Kaftan Dress ($35) all season long.
You can also get this H&M Patterned Wrap-Front Dress ($25) in yellow or black.
This lightweight H&M V-Neck Dress ($25) is great for hot weather.
Animal-print-lovers, this H&M Balloon-Sleeved Dress ($60) is for you.
You can wear this delicate H&M Lace Dress ($50) to a wedding this Summer.
Dress up this H&M Striped Wrap-Front Dress ($60) with chic mules.
You can wear this versatile H&M Dress With Smocking ($30) to work, date night, and beyond.
You can wear this versatile H&M Dress With Smocking ($30) to work, date night, and beyond.
This H&M Dress With Eyelet Embroidery ($60) is all about the back.
Go for a denim look and get this H&M Lyocell Dress ($40).
There’s no better time than Spring and Summer to give your wardrobe a quick refresh. Throw out all those chunky old clothes you can’t wait to get rid of. Replace them with chic and versatile dresses that you can wear to work, date night, on vacation, and beyond. You don’t have to spend a fortune, either. We looked to H&M because this popular retailer has so many affordable finds we love. From polka dots to floral and animal prints, these hot picks are all under $60 — so you don’t have to feel bad about getting more than one. Take a look ahead.
It feels like we wait for warm weather all Winter long. We dream of all the places we’re going to go and the outfits we’re going to wear, when a giant coat is no longer necessary. Now that this day is finally here, live out those daydreams in a dress by one of our favorite new designers, LoveShackFancy. The clothes are romantic, playful, and feminine, so basically every Spring vibe you’re trying to channel. They can be worn as vacation dresses, party dresses, day dresses, or whatever-you-want dresses. In short, these are dresses you’re going to want to wear, and we wish you luck in picking a favorite.
To some, “What are you wearing to the Kentucky Derby?” is the most important question of the season.
Louisville natives know what you wear to the Kentucky Derby is just as important — if not more so — than the horse you’re betting on at Churchill Downs. Because of this, planning your Kentucky Derby attire can be daunting.
Have no fear! Here’s some help in deciding what to wear (and not to wear).
Hats aren’t mandatory at the Kentucky Derby, but they might as well be. While most women aren’t used to wearing big, sometimes gawky hats, the majority of Derby-goers are sporting some type of head accessory at the track.
The style of hat is up to you, and you’ll see a little of everything at the track. Go for something more elegant than a pool or beach hat, and you can also wear a fascinator, which is basically a hat on a headband.
Hats can be expensive and hard to find, so we suggest swapping hats with friends and family to cut down on costs. Or, make one yourself. Pinterest can be your best friend around Kentucky Derby time. And don’t be afraid to jazz it up. The more unique, the better!
Dress like you’re going to a chic daytime wedding
The Kentucky Derby is a fashion spectacle like no other. Fit in by putting a little effort into your dress. Like you would at a wedding, you’ll see more women in dresses than anything else at Churchill Downs. But you’ll also see jumpsuits and rompers.
Tie in a manicure, a statement necklace and a cute clutch (as long as it fits these dimensions), and you’ll look like the rest of track regulars.
(Pro tip: Try Rent the Runway for a designer dress that you don’t have to spend a month’s rent to purchase. You get the dress (and/or accessories) for four days and have to give it back, but it’s well worth it. Insurance is included, just in case you get stuck in a muddy situation.)
There’s an official dress code in some areas of Churchill Downs, depending on where you’ve snagged tickets.
If you’re a first-timer, make sure you understand the environment of your seats. Are you in the air-conditioned comfort of the Turf Club? On a picnic blanket weathering the elements in the infield? In a covered clubhouse box … or an uncovered one? If you don’t know, find out and dress accordingly.
As for dress codes in the boxes at the track …
Business casual dress (meaning shirts with collars for guys; no denim, athletic shoes or “inappropriate” clothing) is required in the Turf Club, Trophy Room and Millionaire’s Row, where you can split your time between air-conditioned dining rooms and outdoor terraces, some of which are covered. Guys, a jacket is required in the Derby Room and The Mansion.
If you’ve got tickets to the clubhouse or grandstand seats (which are also reserved), casual attire is permitted, although you’re unlikely to see any of it.
Just remember, though, you may be waiting in long restroom lines and hiking up stairs. Comfort should be a consideration when thinking about your feet.
And if you’re in the infield, there’s no dress code, but plenty of people dress up. Just remember, you’ll be walking a ton and sitting on the grass … or mud. So, if you insist on heels, they should be practical wedges and not crazy-high. Or skip them altogether for pretty sandals or flats. There are even flats that fold up, which could come in handy if you can stash them in your bag.
And, if it’s raining (like it seems to do every year), go for rain boots.
Pro-tip: Take cute “before” pictures in your heels and then swap them for the comfortable ones!
You will get burnt. You’re outside for nearly 12 hours, after all. Sunscreen is smart, even underneath your makeup, ladies and gents.
Try makeup setting spray
This is great for women who don’t want to ruin the makeup they applied in the wee hours of the morning. It will keep your makeup fresh for hours — great for those who sweat or if you’re worried about mascara streaks when it rains.
What to wear to the Kentucky Derby for men
Guys, a classy tie is the easiest way to make your outfit as unique as you are. Whether it’s a traditional tie or a Southern-inspired bow tie, you’ll be rocking that outfit.
Think about pastels for your outfit to capture some red carpet Instagram-worthy pics.
Downsize your purse
Fashion, comfort must blend together for a successful Derby outing. Taylor Riley/Courier Journal/Wochit
Trust us, you don’t want to juggle a gigantic bag along with your julep and racing program. Facility restrictions forbid purses larger than 12 inches in any direction.
The small purse size means you can carry only the essentials (cardigan, sunscreen, flip flops, sunglasses case, etc.) in a clear plastic bag (no larger than 18 inches by 18 inches).
Layer for anything
You really never know what the weather is going to be like in Kentucky in early May, so dress for anything that Mother Nature can throw at you — hail, rain, humidity, frigid temps. A cardigan is great for your shoulders, for the cold or for covering up sunburned skin.
You aren’t allowed to carry an umbrella, so pack a light poncho for unexpected showers. It doesn’t take up much space, and you can use it to cover damp seats.
What not to wear to Kentucky Derby: Stilettos
No way. If you have to have those babies for a little more height, we suggest throwing them on just for initial pictures, then leaving them at home. Consider something a little lower with more surface area and less likelihood of getting caught between cobblestones. If you love heels, try a chunky block version that offers stability and style.
Avoid jeans or athletic shoes
You can technically wear them in the infield, but you’ll be in the under-dressed minority. Sandals, loafers, flats or driving moccasins are all better low-key options.
Skip the Spanx
They may be standard wear for these kinds of dressy events, but if it’s hot, you might want to reconsider. Try a looser dress for the often uncomfortable Derby Day.