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14 Aug

This Pro Surfer’s Skin Secret Is Worth Stealing Now

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The line between sun-kissed and sunburned, one of the summer’s most alluring and dangerous games, is a thin one. How to enjoy the sun’s glow without falling victim to its damaging rays? Few people have mastered this art like professional surfers, who live, work, and play at the beach. For Montauk, New York, native and world-renowned short boarder Quincy Davis, 22, years under the sun have taught her two important things about her skin: It will look better in the future with more SPF, and it will look better right now with a little color correction. “I’m in the sun so much, so I really want to take care of my skin while I’m young,” says Davis, who shares her multilayered fail-safe routine for...
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26 Jul

There’s a New 5-Minute Way To Get Rid Of Acne, And It Actually Works

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I have ridiculously sensitive and dry skin. And I don't mean to say that occasionally, after rubbing it with acids and scrubs, my face gets a little raw—no, I mean that sometimes, just for fun, my skin erupts in a smattering of hives and stinging red marks, all because I dared to try a cream with ingredients harsher than water. Basically, my face is a Fabergé egg. And that makes treating my hormonal breakouts and fine lines an impossible nightmare, because all retinoids (the umbrella term for vitamin-A derivatives, like the well-known retinol) leave my face burning and flaking for weeks, even when padded with multiple moisturizers and prayers. So when, in the depths of Reddit, I discovered a magical way to use retinoids to...
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24 Jul

13 Foundation To Address Every Skin Concern

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Inflammation and acne? Dryness and wrinkles? Name a skin-care issue, and there's a foundation for that. Here, our top picks to help camouflage (and reverse) the biggest complexion offenders.

Courtesy: Revive
Courtesy: Revive

Best For: Brightening
ReVive's lightweight formula works double duty: light-reflecting and color-correcting pigments even the skin tone and illuminate shadows instantly while cell-renewing proteins help turn back the clock over time.

RéVive Le Tint Moisturizing Veil, $105, nordstrom.com.

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Courtesy: Clarins
Courtesy: Clarins
Best For: Boosting Hydration In order to illuminate dry skin, you need to feed it moisture. This medium-coverage formula contains hydrating skin plumpers like samphire extract to quench parched complexions so the end result is dewy not cakey. Clarins True Radiance SPF 15 Perfect Skin Foundation, $44,...
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30 May

What Swimming In Your Makeup Does To Your Skin

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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

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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

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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

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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.")

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GETTY
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

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

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JAMIE NELSON/BLAUBLUT-EDITION.COM./COURTESY

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).

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STUDIO D

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.

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SEAN CUNNINGHAM/STUDIO D
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

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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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