Stories by Dawn Davis

7 Hair Vitamins to Help Your Hair Grow Longer and Thicker

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, which would have meant nothing to me 10 years ago. But as I've gotten older, my hair has definitely gotten thinner. And I -- along with so many women -- am turning to hair vitamins to (hopefully) thicken and strengthen my strands.   read more

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The Next Generation of Mud and Clay Masks

Mud masks are messy. Clay masks are drying. You'll be cleaning your bathroom for days if you use one. Well, not anymore.   read more

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8 Serum Bronzers for a Tan That's Actually Good for Your Skin

Even if you've been diligent about applying SPF, chances are you're looking more bronzed right about now than in, say, February. And you're probably not too sad about it. Keeping that bronze, however, is the tricky part -- especially if you're using acids and brightening serums to lighten any sun damage you've picked up over the last few months.   read more

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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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