Molly Ringwald has inspired girls since the ’80s, and now she’s back as a self-assured grown woman with plenty of wisdom in the beauty department. Ringwald recently confessed to BellaSugar.com that she now wears significantly less makeup than she did in her teenage years, but the length of time that it took for her to get to that point taught her a few neat tricks where makeup is concerned.

There’s nothing quite like makeup products that are designed to make you both beautiful and healthy at the same time. This summer, take your skin’s health into consideration when choosing your makeup.

Most of you have heard of food fixes that can go into home-made facial masks, skin treatments, hair resuscitation and so much more. We’re willing to bet, however, that few of you have ever suspected that you can use a couple edibles to the benefit of your manicure.

Even if your hairstyle is as run-of-the-mill as a bowl of cereal in the morning, just about anyone could learn some invaluable hair advice from those that take their tresses to the extreme.

This summer, we entreat you to consider the kinds of textures you would want on your gorgeous face. No, we’re not thinking shiny and sweaty, though anyone who doesn’t take the proper steps to prevent this effect can easily attain such a look. We’re talking about the differences between cream-based products and powder compacts and everything in between.

You rotate your outfits depending on the seasons, so why wouldn’t you change up your makeup as well? Your mug has different needs in the summertime, so choose your makeup products accordingly.

In the modern world, there’s no “color by numbers” guide to show you where to put your makeup. Runway models (and the likes of Lady Gaga) have all teamed up to show us that where you apply your makeup is inconsequential as long as you can maintain a creative vision.

In a perfect world, we wouldn’t over-process our hair by dying it every few months, straightening or curling it on a daily basis and blow-drying it to near extinction. But as we all know, most of us are far from perfect, and it makes sense to learn a few hair-saving strategies to at least minimize the damage that we’re nevertheless inflicting.

In case you thought that professional makeup artists had secrets up their sleeves that the rest of us could barely fathom, think again – sometimes, the most amazing beauty solutions are so simple, it’s hard to believe we didn’t think of them ourselves.

Chances are you’ve racked up plenty of experience telling the lady at the sales counter whether you’ve got normal, oily, dry or combination skin. But did you know that having sensitive skin isn’t always a result of what your mama gave you?

Ah, summertime – an occasion for balmy outdoor nights, the rotation of your entire collection of sundresses and, as always, flaunting the brightest shades of lipstick.

If you’ve been living with acne-prone skin, chances are you’ve picked up a pointer or two on how to tame your flare-ups. Whether these tips and tricks have any grounding in valid practices is another matter altogether, we’re afraid.