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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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6 Jan

What a Wine Bath Is Really Like


In the latest installment of 'The Younger Games,' actress Kelly Deadmon heads to Aire Ancient Baths in New York City to soak in an unconventional bath of warm red wine. Made up of grapes from Spain that boast only the highest level of antioxidants, Deadmon hopes to leave with her skin feeling smooth and silky.
Watch the full video above and see her previous encounters with botox injections, vaginal rejuvenation, a butt facial, vampire breast lift and hand rejuvenation.

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12 Dec

How to Get Rid of Dry-Skin Patches Overnight

If you’ve ever had dry skin or a face full of dry patches, you know how insanely frustrating and fickle they can be to treat. Either you slather on the richest, thicket creams and jellies and wake up with a fun sprinkle of blackheads and bumps, or you try to exfoliate the hell out of them (bad idea) and give yourself a raw, burning face. So let’s stop the guessing game, shall we, and instead use products that actually work, so you can wake up with soft, hydrated skin, even in the middle of winter. Let’s get one thing straight, though: Skin is a complicated beast. Its primary job is to be a protective shield against outside irritants, but every time you...
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11 Dec

How to Master Multi-Masking


Think about face masks like makeup—you wouldn't use one product for every concern (lipstick as foundation? Not so much). Just like everything in your makeup bag, one size does not fit all, and a single type of mask won't address all your skin concerns. Clogged pores on your nose and chin warrant a different regimen than uneven, tired-looking skin on your cheeks. Watch us multi-mask with five picks from The Body Shop for the ultimate in skin brightening, soothing, and purifying.


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