This once-a-year Ulta sale is like Black Friday for skincare

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Ulta's massive summer sale has a treasure trove of skincare goodies marked way, way down. (Photo: Ulta)
Ulta’s massive summer sale has a treasure trove of skincare goodies marked way, way down. (Photo: Ulta)

How’s your skin doing? Maybe it’s dealing with a bout of ‘maskne’ — acne caused by wearing improperly cleaned masks. Or perhaps your fine lines and wrinkles seem to be getting deeper with each passing day. Whatever your issues are, we’re guessing your face could use some R&R.

Luckily, you can host your very own mini spa day thanks to Ulta’s massive summer sale. While the deals include haircare, makeup and tools, the real gems lie in the skincare aisle. From moisturizers to eye creams and more, discover your next holy grail product for a steal — or

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the best acne treatments to banish back, chest and body acne

If you have found that the lockdown period has wreaked havoc on your skin – you are not alone. Breakouts are at an all-time high caused by a whole host of reasons, from stress to lack of sunlight and of course, the consequence of our excessive junk food consumption.

We may be well versed in how to handle facial acne with all the carefully curated lotions and potions to effectively eliminate the average blemish, but what do we do when it comes to our bodies?

The acne that no one wants to talk about seems to always come at the worst time before a holiday or a big event and can have a major impact on your confidence.

The back and chest are often the most affected areas and can be some of the most stubborn, long-lasting and challenging to tackle. It is known as folliculitis and

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Spas are reopening amid COVID-19: Here are the rules

With America still on the road to recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic, nonessential businesses, including spas, are beginning to reopen. But many are wondering, “Is it safe?”

When most people think of a visit to a spa, feelings of relaxation immediately come to mind. However, the fears induced by the reality of COVID-19 have forced many spas to pivot or upgrade their offerings under new guidelines.

Will deep tissue massages, skin-enhancing facials and body treatments still be a thing? The short answer is yes, but staff and clients alike are approaching these beloved services with heightened awareness.

“One thing consumers do know is that they will likely be encountering a very different world when salons and spas start once again to take appointments,” Jeff Alford, the president of The CBON Group, Canada’s largest supplier of professional infection control products, said in a statement.

He continued, “The new norm in

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Struggling with post-lockdown anxiety? Try these mindfulness products, recommended by experts

A recent study found that more than 60 per cent of Britons feel uncomfortable about the idea of going out to bars, restaurants, gigs, sporting events or using public transport: iStock
A recent study found that more than 60 per cent of Britons feel uncomfortable about the idea of going out to bars, restaurants, gigs, sporting events or using public transport: iStock

From 4 July, many lockdown restrictions will ease in England, as the normality of everyday life gradually returns, albeit it looking different to pre-pandemic.

Pubs, restaurants, museums, art galleries, cinemas and hairdressers will reopen, with social distancing measures in place. The 2m social distancing rule will also be relaxed from the same date and instead, a “1m plus” distance is recommended, along with staying side by side rather than face to face and wearing face coverings in confined spaces.

Bigger bubbles of people are also now allowed to meet, with no limit on how many people can gather indoors, as long as they are members of just two households. Additionally, from 6 July those shielding in England will

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