skin

Mind & Body

If you’ve ever read any interviews with fancy actresses who swear they use apple cider vinegar on their face, you might be wondering how do you use it without feeling like a human salad. Well then, here are some ways to do it that, while also aiming to keep your face from freaking out.READ MORE »


Mind & Body

If you’ve ever sat staring at a pimple and thought to yourself, “When I was a kid, wasn’t toothpaste a thing you could put on pimples to make them go away like immediately? I feel like it was a thing,” you’ve probably also Googled it for yourself and found a lot of conflicting information.READ MORE »


Fall For Fashion

The leather-like “skin” being used for the line of Pure Human bags is lab-grown from the DNA of a small sample of McQueen’s hair utilizing the scientific methods of Stem Cell Biology. READ MORE »


health

There are two things wrong with my face. One, my right eye is bigger than my left. Two, I’m constantly dealing with scars from the cystic acne that I can’t ward off with an army of lotions, potions, and crystals. The age-old question — how to get rid of acne? — is one I’ve been asking in front of… READ MORE »


News

Sick of your boring old natural human skin? Well now you don’t have to have that stupid biological stuff anymore because researchers from RIKEN University and Tokyo University in Japan just announced that they have created the first lab-grown skin that has hair follicles and sweat glands.

Biologist at RIKEN in Tokyo, Takashi… READ MORE »


Style

Winter is coming, your skin is cracking, let’s fix it, shall we? READ MORE »


Style

Lots of things happened after I turned 30. Hangovers went from tolerable nuisances to crippling events that required utter silence and very little movement. Eating pizza and maybe some peanut butter from a spoon at 11:30 p.m. was no longer a suitable dinner, and the soft blub that formed at my waistline didn’t go away… READ MORE »


Style

I have been having THE WORST breakout lately. What bothers me isn’t so much that it’s been all over my face — although lately it has — but that it’s lasted for such a long time, and no matter what I did, I couldn’t get rid of it.
When I stopped shampooing my hair,… READ MORE »


Celebs

“Elmo can see that Miss Lupita’s skin is a beautiful brown color!”

That’s Elmo learning all about skin when “12 Years A Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o visited “Sesame Street.” They talked about touch and tickling, but the most heartwarming part of their skin conversation is loving their skin color. I hope all the… READ MORE »


galleries

Now that you have your summer tan, it’s time to make your bronzed skin pop! The best way to do that is with some SHIMMER. Give yourself the gift of glowing skin, luminescent eyes and an all-over luster with lightweight beauty products that have a hint of shine. This season, I’ve stocked up on affordable… READ MORE »


Celebs

“You have to clean your face. You can’t sit around and assume it’s going to be OK. I wash my face every day — don’t be afraid to wash yours before you go to bed! … At the end of the day, you just have to take care of your face. I’m being honest with… READ MORE »


Style

Though rare in the United States, using bird feces for facial treatments is a well-known and common in Japan. And if you’re just dying to have bird poop smeared on your face in the hopes it will improve your skin, one New York spa offers the treatment for $180.

This poop isn’t just… READ MORE »


Style

Exhibit A: I am not an expert on tanning, or anything even remotely having to do with tanning. My skin glows under those neon lights at the bowling alley. I am, however, sort of an expert (I flatter myself) on faking a healthy summer glow, when the last thing I am in actuality is healthy… READ MORE »


polls

This late April has brought about some seriously weird weather here in NYC. It’s 45 and rainy today and set to be 72 and sunny tomorrow, so not only do we have no idea what to wear, but our bodies have no idea what to do with themselves. This, naturally, presents Beauty Problems galore. We… READ MORE »


Style

As you may or may not already know (you probably do), April is Earth Month, which means it’s prime time to educate yourself about all things good and green. Switching to natural beauty products, particularly skincare (I’m not about to part with my heavy-duty, chemical-laden concealer), can be crazy beneficial to all skin types —… READ MORE »


Celebs

Fresh off a week of the Internet wondering whether singer Indie.Arie lightened her skin on the artwork for her new single, there’s a new Black woman looking awfully light-skinned. “Scandal” stars Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn posed in flagrante on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly and if you aren’t distracted by Goldwyn’s chest… READ MORE »


Style

Of all the beauty products in the world, powder probably gets the worst rap. Just the name conjures images of chalky, pasty texture and little puffs and getting it all over your clothing… but it doesn’t have to be that way! Not anymore, at least — I can’t vouch for my grandmother’s generation, but the… READ MORE »


Style

Chapped lips, peeling forehead, brittle hands, and ashy legs. Did I mention split ends? We’ve all been there before and now we’re back. As I dried off after my shower last night, I mulled over another failed attempt at maintaining that silky smooth summer skin I so desire to achieve year round. There I stood,… READ MORE »


galleries

If you’ve never used an oil on your face, you’re missing out. Really. It sounds terrifying, especially for the oily-skinned, but newsflash: oily-skinned people benefit the most from the use of oil-based moisturizers and cleansers. I am telling you this based on personal experience. Every time I go to my dermatologist, a very intelligent, clinical… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

In June, I went to the doctor with what appeared to be a spider bite on my back. The bite had gotten seriously infected and was oozing pus. In October, I went to the doctor because I had an infected cold sore. My lip swelled up, and my face puffed out. And in January, I… READ MORE »


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