Stories by Dawn Davis

7 Skin Tightening Serums to Contour Your Face Without Makeup

We talk about wrinkles all the time. And we cover pigmentation almost as much. But saggy, loose skin often gets neglected (both literally and figuratively). And that's because -- until recently -- there weren't many skin-tightening serums available.   read more

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Your City is Giving You Wrinkles

I think about pollution every day. I really think about it when I run outside (which I do three or four mornings a week). Next to a highway. In Manhattan. While I'm diligent about applying an antioxidant serum and sunscreen before I run (even if it's cloudy in the middle of February), according to a recent study published in the "Journal of Investigative Dermatology," that's not enough. Pollution is giving me wrinkles.   read more

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Add This Ingredient to Your Nightly Skin Care Routine Now

You know all about antioxidants. Wearing one every day is almost as important as applying SPF. Antioxidants protect your skin from free-radical damage by scooping up wayward electrons that would otherwise attack your cells (and result in the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which leads to wrinkles and sagging). But that's old news.   read more

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8 New Products to Add to Your Beauty Arsenal This August

August is steamy and sweaty, and even though your makeup is melting off your face and your hair is frizzing into oblivion, that doesn't mean you're going to quit buying new beauty products. In fact, you'll probably buy more -- just to fight the melting and the frizzing. This month, we're featuring nine amazing new products that will keep you cool, hydrated and smelling pretty all August long -- because this when you need your beauty products the most.   read more

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A Lazy Girl's Guide to Keeping Hair Color on Point

Here's the sad truth about coloring your hair: It's a high maintenance beauty practice. Even cool, faded out highlights start to look messy after a while. And when the roots come in, you know it's time to head to the salon (cough: time; cough: money), right?   read more

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The 15 Best Ponytails of All Time, Ranked

There are ponytails and then there are ponytails. The simple, hit-the-gym style can be so much more. Whether it's sleek, textured, high, low or finished with a bow, a great ponytail can work for even the most glamorous occasion -- as these celebs know all too well.   read more

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9 New Peel Pads That Make Exfoliating Easy

If a facial peel still makes you think of that "SATC" episode where Samantha has to hide her red, blistering face behind a veil, it's time to reconsider. Most new peels have minimal downtime, and there are even at-home peel pads that make skin look instantly better.   read more

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You're Filling In Your Eyebrows All Wrong

If you've ever found yourself frantically Googling "how to fill in eyebrows," then we have something in common. My sad, scrawny eyebrows just don't grow. (Like many teenagers of the '90s, I was an overzealous tweezer.) But bold eyebrows have been the trend for a while now; so about six months ago, I followed an eyebrow tutorial and started aggressively filling in my brows. I loved the result. Then, one day, my best friend looked at me and said, "Your eyebrow pencil is really obvious."   read more

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Yes, You Can Use Retinol Around Your Eyes

You probably already know that retinol is one of the best anti-aging ingredients in your skin care arsenal.   read more

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7 New Lip Treatments to Plump Your Pout Without Injections

Lip injections are up 50 percent (largely thanks to Kylie Jenner), but there are still legions of women who don't want a needle stuck into their kisser. Beauty companies have responded by developing high-end lip treatment products designed to plump lips, soften lines and improve lip condition in general -- without injections. And they work.   read more

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