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5 Ways To Treat Acne When Your Skin Is Completely Over It

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…

Leah Prinzivalli | April 19, 2016 - 1:01 pm

Scientists Have Created Artificial Skin That Sweats And Grows Hair

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…

Katrin Higher | April 2, 2016 - 9:30 am

5 Tips To Prevent Dry, Scaly, Alligator Skin This Winter

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

Lourdes Uribe | November 17, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Beauty IRL: Picking Your Skin Is Gross, But It Feels So Right

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…

Megan Reynolds | June 3, 2015 - 2:15 pm

All The Science You Need To Know About Your Skin’s pH Level

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 10, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Lupita Nyong’o & Elmo: “I Love My Skin”

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Makeup Bag: 10 Shimmery Beauty Products We Love

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…

Katie Oldenburg | June 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Pharrell Williams, 40, Knows The Importance Of Skincare

“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…

Rachel Krause | October 23, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Spa Is Charging $180 For The Bird Poop Facial

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…

Mary Odell | August 5, 2013 - 9:40 am

Makeup Bag: 5 Subtle Glow-Boosting Bronzers

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…

Rachel Krause | May 12, 2013 - 11:00 am

Poll: Which Weird Weather-Related Beauty Concern Are You Experiencing Today?

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…

Rachel Krause | April 23, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Earth Month Beauty: 5 Natural Face Cleansers For Every Skin Type

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…

Rachel Krause | April 12, 2013 - 10:00 am

Was Kerry Washington’s Skin Lightened On The Cover Of Entertainment Weekly?

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”

Jessica Wakeman | April 3, 2013 - 1:20 pm

5 Tried-And-True Face Powders For Effortless Airbrushed Skin

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…

Rachel Krause | March 26, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Winter Skin Care Tips: Stay Silky Smooth From Head To Toe

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…

A New Mode | February 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

5 Oils You Should Be Putting On Your Face Right Now

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…

Rachel Krause | January 30, 2013 - 11:00 am

Girl Talk: Help Me! I Can’t Stop Picking At My Skin

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,…

Julie Gerstein | January 14, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Beauty PSA: Don’t Use Too Much Water On Your Skin!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a seasonal event hosted by Melvita, one of my favorite natural beauty brands. They tend to fly under the radar on the US…

Rachel Krause | October 25, 2012 - 10:40 am

A Plea For Help: What Can I Do To Treat My Newly Developed Cystic Acne?

I’ve always had good skin. It’s not the best skin in the world, but it’s good — I was fortunate enough to escape adolescence largely unscathed by acne eruptions, and…

Rachel Krause | September 5, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Please Explain: Why Can’t I Get A Tan?

Each summer, as I dare to don the shorter garments in my closet, I’m taken back to junior high gym class. Playing kickball and running laps with no athletic ability…

Kate Hakala | August 29, 2012 - 11:00 am
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