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16 Oct

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Eyelash Extensions—Explained

So you kinda, sorta, really want to try eyelash extensions, but you don't really know what to expect. We get it, and we've been there. Because from the initial appointment, to the total cost, to the actual daily maintenance, lash extensions can be a total commitment, which means you better be well-versed in what to expect before you head to the salon. And that's where we come in. Ahead, your quick and dirty guide to everything you need and want to know about eyelash extensions, as told by both the experts themselves, plus an editor who has actually gotten them done. They're Kind of Like Falsies Despite what you might think, professional eyelash extensions aren't that different from the individual lashes you can...
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12 Oct

How To Pop a Pimple Safely And Correctly

The dreaded pimple. Chances are you’ve had a pimple sometime in your life and probably have taken extreme measures to get rid of it. Whether it was in a dimly lit bathroom, in the car mirror on your way to a job interview, or in the bathroom on a first date, you’ve touched, squeezed, pierced, and poked in hopes of eliminating your dreaded blemish. We regret to inform you you’ve been doing it all wrong—but not to worry, that’s where we come in. We chatted with two New York City dermatologists Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group and Dr. Carlos A. Charles of Derma di Colore to learn more about how to pop a pimple correctly and safely. Dr. Charles, MD, is a board...
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27 Sep

Can Cutting Dairy *Really* Fix All Of Your Skin Issues?

Talk to anyone who has ever been on a diet for more than five seconds and you’ll discover two things: 1. that you deserve a trophy for listening to someone talk about their diet for more than five seconds, and 2. that cutting out dairy magically gave them the best skin of their whole entire life, and did you see their skin? Did you see how clear and perfect their skin is?! Did you know it was because they stopped eating dairy?! Basically, dairy has gotten a bad rap across skincare communities throughout the years (Google “dairy and acne” and you’ll get almost 10 million results), which means that chunk of beloved gouda in your fridge is now public enemy number...
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21 Sep

Are Face Plumpers The Secret To Staying Young?

n the lobby of Zurich's Dolder Grand hotel, a man is slumped on the floor, resting his head on his luggage and looking exhausted, like he just got off a 14-hour flight. But something's not right. His complex- ion is pasty and weirdly puffy, so I step a little closer to see if he's okay. When I'm a few feet away, it dawns on me: He's not human. I must look totally spooked, because the receptionist rushes over to explain: This is the Traveller, a 1988 Duane Hanson sculpture that's part of the hotel's art collection. I'm here in Switzerland to attend Art Basel and check out a Paul Coudamy sculpture commissioned by Swiss cosmetics company La Prairie in celebration of its...
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20 Sep

Help Me, I’m Pore: How To Unclog And Shrink Pores For Good


As a firm believer that skincare is the best makeup of all, enlarged pores are the bane of this beauty editor's existence. But even being fixated on your pores doesn't mean they get any easier to maintain. Pores can be so sensitive, which is why it's crucial to proceed with caution at every stage of your skincare routine. Here, celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau and dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, M.D., at Schweiger Dermatology Group, break down exactly how you can get rid of these pore problems once and for all.

To Unclog

Exfoliate. Rouleau swears by manual extractions as the best way to clean pores effectively (sorry, facial cleansing brush). "To get blackheads and clogged pores clean, you must get extractions from an experienced esthetician...
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19 Sep

6 Reasons You Should Be Using Argan Oil On Your Face


When most of us think of argan oil, we think of shiny, bouncy hair. But the super oil found in many major beauty products these days has a special place in our hearts for its skincare benefits, too. Here, Josie Maran, founder of cult favorite beauty brand Josie Maran cosmetics (which relies on argan oil as a key ingredient for all of its products) and dermatologist Patricia Wexler, MD, of Wexler Dermatology, lay out all the reasons to stock up on argan oil for a glowy skin boost.

1. It's packed with the good stuff. Argan oil is rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, linoleic acids, and essential omega fatty acids. "It's nature's protective, nourishing superfood for your skin," Maran says. 2. It will hydrate even the...
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18 Sep

How Your At-Home Routine Can Amplify Your Injectables

Call it the youthful face holy grail: Everyone wants smooth, lifted, and wrinkle-free skin. And thanks to the non-invasive magic of line-erasing neurotoxins and face-plumping hyaluronic acid, getting it is easier than ever. But with prices ranging between $300 and $1,200 for Botox and up to $2,500 for fillers, they can be a hefty investment. The good news is there are things you can do to extend the life of your injections so you can schedule fewer doctor’s visits and spend less in the long run. Here, experts reveal their best tips on what to do pre- and post- procedure and how a high-tech facial gadget can stretch that youthful glow in between appointments. Your In-Between Routine Be Strategic About Moisturizer “If Botox and fillers...
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15 Sep

Is Sulfur The Key To Curing Your Breakouts For Good?


If you've watched even 30 seconds of TV or walked down the skincare aisle of any drugstore in the last few months, then you've definitely seen that sulfur, the egg-smelling, fire-and-brimstone mineral, is officially being touted as the latest and greatest "miracle" cure for acne.
Though sulfur has been used since ancient times to treat both skin conditions and, you know, plagues and evil spirits, it's recently jumped on the trend train and has been rolling out in creams, cleansers, masks, and moisturizers that pretty much beg you to buy them. But is it really that good?

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"It can be," says Yale dermatologist and all-around acne queen, Mona Gohara. "Sulfur has natural antibacterial properties, so it not only works to eradicate...
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7 Sep

An Inside Look At The New Botox Facial

I am no stranger to skin- smoothing injectables, but the thought of someone repeatedly stamping a device with 20 Botox-filled needles across my face has me terrified that I’ll end up more mummified than beautified. Nervous but intrigued, I head to the Upper East Side office of plastic surgeon Norman Rowe, M.D., for the Botox Facial, a new skin-rejuvenating technique that claims to build collagen, plump wrinkles, and dramatically increase (a much needed) glow with no downtime. Rather than injecting Botox deep into the facial muscles to smooth furrows, the traditional use of the muscle-paralyzing neurotoxin, Rowe combines smaller amounts with a personalized mix of vitamins and nutrients, then uses clusters of tiny needles (a technique known as micro-needling) to infuse...
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