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30 May

What Swimming In Your Makeup Does To Your Skin

Here's some important info for all you ultra glam mermaids out there! Hello Giggles spoke with Great Neck, New York-based dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf, who said swimming in your makeup is not actually that bad for you. And in some cases, it might be almost good for your skin. Will wonders never cease! Dr. Graf says that if you get in the water with makeup, that can be fine, but once you get out, it's a good idea to clean your face. (This information applies to both salt water and chlorinated water.) “If [makeup] dries with your wet skin, it can cause further irritation and bacteria can sit on the skin,” she says. And although it might not be the BEST thing for your...
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30 May

The Korean Skin-Care Secret You’ve Been Waiting For Just Arrived

As Memorial Day approaches—and with it the promise of three full months of sun, long days, and carefree good times—there’s no better time than the present to think positive summer thoughts: bikinis! swimming! watermelon! The sweet, juicy fruit that often accompanies outdoor picnics and dusky barbecues is perhaps the ultimate warm weather symbol. But it’s also packed with antioxidants and free radical–fighting lycopene, meaning the delicious treat happens to be really good for your skin, too. Unsurprisingly, that has helped make it “Korea’s favorite fruit,” Glow Recipe cofounder Sarah Lee reveals in Vogue’s new June issue. Inspired by the DIY recipes she grew up with that leveraged the melon’s effectiveness at soothing heat rash, acne, and sunburns (“my mother used to...
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24 May

4 Avocado Hacks For Better Skin And Hair

If you're as obsessed with avocados as the rest of Instagram—guacamole, countless bloggers' artful images of avocado toast, and, our newest fave, avocado fries—you'll be extra-happy to hear how healthy the green fruit is for you. (Yes, it's technically a fruit. Just go with it.) Even though they call it "nature's butter," eating avocado is good for your weight, digestion, skin, and dental health, says Kimberly Snyder, Los Angeles celebrity clinical nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution. Plus, avocado used topically on skin and has major hydration and antioxidant powers. Check out these fool-proof avocado hacks you can easily do at home for gorgeous skin and hair—and if you want more, here are 4 more excellent ideas. Can't stop,...
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20 Apr

How I Recovered From a Weekend At Coachella


It's all fun and games 'til you cough up glitter.
Such is the lesson I learned post-Coachella, and wow, it was painful—an aria of heaving hacks and sequin spitballs that I'll call "Disco Consumption." (Close second but no-go: "Tinsel Tuberculosis.")

Once the coughing fit stopped, I could inventory the morning-after mess: a mascara mudslide on my cheeks, flaked skin on my nose, and a tan line in the shape of a heart on my wrist. My hair was a matted snarl of dirt, sweat, and broken dreams. #Iwokeuplikethis, but honestly? I'm not sorry. Sure, the "glitter tears" I tried to copy from Elle Fanning were somehow inhaled like weed. But screaming for the XX, Lorde, and New Order was...
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14 Apr

15 Instant Skin Fixes


From erasing dark spots to the perfect lip balm, these skin savers will have you fresh and glowing in no time.


Cleanse Smart
Micellar water—a soap-free, no-rinse facial cleanser—contains micelles, molecules that dissolve makeup, dirt, and other grime. Even stubborn mascara breaks down in a flash. We like L'Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water($10).


Banish Blemishes
Many acne remedies are too harsh and drying. The essential oils and natural astringents in Tata Harper Clarifying Spot Solution($32) gently calm and treat breakouts without irritation.

Fake a Glow When choosing a highlighter, keep in mind what type of illumination you want, says Givenchy Le Makeup artistic director Nicolas Degennes. "Powders create a matte effect, whereas a gel gives you more of a reflection." Apply on the bridge of your nose, cheekbones, and forehead, areas where the sun...
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27 Mar

5 Ways To Make Sure Your Neck Looks As Young As Your Face


When skincare experts advise you to anti-age from the neck up, that includes the neck, FYI. That's because it's at the top of the list of body parts that reveal your age first—and if you're not giving it the same treatment as your face, you're doing 70-year-old you a major disservice. Here's how to course-correct:

1. Stop looking at your phone all the time. The reality is that constantly flexing your neck is creating a whole new set of wrinkles (AKA Tech Neck). In an age where our phones are essentially an extension of our bodies, there's only so much you can do to stop yourself. But there *are* some exercises that elongate the neck, as well as release tension. Get the...
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24 Mar

The Best Antiaging Products Designed For Women Of Color


All skin tones are susceptible to UV damage, confirms a recent study by The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. We enlisted dermatologist Dr. Barbara Sturm of Skin of Color and dermatologist Dr. Carlos Charles of New York City dermatology practice Derma Di Colore to break down the best approach to sun protection and antiaging for women of color.

Aging Isn't Just Physical While there's no denying that we'll all age physically, there are a multitude of other factors―biological, environmental, and lifestyle related―that affect the look of skin, explain the authors of the Aging Differences in Ethnic Skin study. So while you may not be able to turn back the hands of time, amping up your skin care regimen in your late...
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3 Mar

These Are The Most Popular Plastic Surgeries Right Now

When people go under the knife, they're focusing more and more on fat, fillers, and facelifts to achieve the perfect selfie. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released data that shows upticks in facelifts, fat transplants, and injectables—and Instagram filters might be the reason. Doctors performed almost 1.8 million cosmetic surgeries in 2016. The five most popular: Breast augmentation (290,467 procedures, up 4 percent from 2015) Liposuction (235,237 procedures, up 6 percent from 2015) Nose reshaping (223,018 procedures, up 2 percent from 2015) Eyelid surgery (209,020 procedures, up 2 percent from 2015) Facelifts (131,106 procedures, up 4 percent from 2015) Plus, a whopping 15.5 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed last year. The most popular varieties: Botox (7 million procedures, up 4 percent from 2015) Soft tissue fillers...
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3 Feb

9 Things Every Woman with Oily Skin Should Know

Fewer things are more frustrating than an oily T-zone, especially when you feel like you're taking all the proper measures, only to gleam in all the wrong places. To make sure that you have a well-rounded understanding of what exactly is causing excess oil production, we consulted the experts to break it down. From your skin regimen to makeup routine, here's everything you need to know. 1.You're not alone. "Oily skin is an extremely common problem with women," explains dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, M.D., at Schweiger Dermatology Group. "We can experience super oily times of the month, on our face and even in our scalp—making our hair look dirtier than normal." Why? Hint: It begins with an H, but we'll get to...
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12 Jan

Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich Review

First things first: I’m not a die-hard Glossier devotee—unlike so many of its fans, I don’t lose my shit over every product launch, and I don’t have Instagram alerts on for everything the brand posts. (To be far, I’m not a devotee of any singular beauty brand.) Instead of embracing the all-too-common Glossier-or-bust mentality, I’m a casual follower: I’ve sung Boy Brow’s praises and I have quite a few Balm Dot Com tubes floating around in any given purse, but Haloscope ranks fifth or sixth on my list of favorite highlighters, and I thought the Milky Jelly Cleanser was just okay. This is all to say: I’m not so blinded by the beautiful packaging or the genius, oh-my-god-I-want-to-be-her marketing that is...
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