Day: January 7, 2021

Local Eclectic Launches ‘Birth Flower’ Jewelry – WWD

Local Eclectic, the female-founded, female-run jewelry site, has launched a collection of accessible 14-karat yellow gold vermeil plated baubles for the new year.

Since its inception in 2013 by founder Alexis Nido-Russo, the company has focused on becoming a platform for independent and emerging labels while carving out its own offering of accessible styles. This month, Nido-Russo has debuted a new “Birth Flower” line, which sits withing her “For You, With Love,” label and includes 12 individual designs depicting flowers that correlate to birth months. Featured on earrings ($42), signet rings ($62) and pendant necklaces ($59), each flower, like a birthstone, represents a unique meaning and is “believed to represent personality traits of people with birthdays in each given month.”

Local Eclectic’s ‘Birth Flower’ Necklaces 
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How to Exfoliate the Right Way, According to Dermatologists

All of the dermatologists I spoke to agree that exfoliating too much can harm your skin, so what’s the sweet spot for how often you can do it? It really depends on your skin type, but once a week is generally a good starting point, according to Robinson. She says if you don’t know your skin type or are unsure of frequency, you can start incorporating a mild chemical exfoliating cleanser or wash into your routine once a week.

If you do know your skin type, then that will help you personalize your routine even more to benefit your specific needs. “Those with dull or mature skin may be able to tolerate more frequent exfoliation,” says Imahiyerobo-Ip. “Those with sensitive skin or excessively dry skin may not be able to tolerate exfoliating as much. If you have sensitive skin and you find that your skin burns or stings after exfoliating, that is a sign that you are exfoliating too much. I recommend that those with acne-prone skin limit exfoliation to once weekly. More frequent exfoliation may strip the skin which will paradoxically stimulate oil glands to produce more sebum and more acne.”

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