Stories by Emily Woodruff

11 Genius Home Remedies for Bug Bites

For us, summertime is synonymous with barbeques, long nights, beach days, the brightest, punchiest shades of lipstick and breaking out our most adorable summer sundresses. For bugs, summer means one thing: dinnertime.   read more

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20 Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

Travel quotes show us that wanderlust isn't just the desire to take a vacation. For the curious souls who seek out the unknown, wanderlust is a perpetual state of mind. And, considering the state of our Instagram feeds these days (what with all the festival-going, jet-setting, twirling-in-international-fields-of-flowers 'grammers out there), it's hard to not feel frustrated if you're still saving up the money and time for your own world tour.   read more

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10 Lifestyle Hacks for a Healthy Glow

As an experienced health editor, I know firsthand the beauty benefits of healthy living. My speed dial reads like a who's who of the health world; dermatologists, dietitians and fitness experts are my closest collaborators. I'm known to wear workout clothes to the office and tap away at my laptop while pedaling on a stationary bike. (Ask my coworkers.)   read more

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8 Natural Sleep Aids to Help You Fall Asleep (and Stay Asleep)

Sleep and hydration are the two basic tenets of beauty. It's annoying, but true: Press almost any beauty guru for the secret behind her glowing skin and bright eyes, and drinking water and getting enough sleep will inevitably make the cut.   read more

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16 Best Toners and Astringents

A common debate rages in the beauty world: Do toners play a critical role in a skin care regimen or are they an unnecessary step in the cleanse-tone-moisturize process?   See products

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10 Products for Totally Pain-Free Hair Removal

Beauty routines should be as restorative and fun as they are necessary -- after all, there's a deep satisfaction in selecting a lipstick to pull together your look or patting in your beloved serums at the end of a long day. Even the not-so-glamorous process of using a nose strip to clear out your pores can be oddly satisfying, if just slightly off-putting.   read more

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6 Superfoods That Will Make You Look Younger

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6 Superfoods That Will Make You Look Younger

As beauty editors, we fiercely love our anti-aging lotions and potions. But what you put in your face (or rather, your mouth) is just as important as what you put on it -- and maybe, according to dermatologist Jessica Wu, MD, even more so. Research shows that when you feed yourself, you feed your skin -- and all of those salty snacks and sweet treats have a way of mucking up your complexion.   read more

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12 Best Sunscreens for Your Face

Not to rain on your summer parade, but here are a few facts that should wake you up from your margarita-and-sun-induced coma, forcing you to take a big whiff of sunscreen: The incidence of melanoma (a deadly form of skin cancer) isn't going anywhere -- an estimated 73,870 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the US this year. If that doesn't scare you, this will: 80 percent of the aging that dermatologists see is due to excess sun exposure, since it can break down the collagen and elastin in your skin and cause more wrinkles.   See products

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13 Sunscreens That Take the Hassle Out of Reapplying

Remembering to apply sunscreen daily makes you feel pretty darn good about your skin-care routine -- and general adultness level. If you're applying SPF every day (or close to it), we suspect you also regularly contribute to your 401K and eat vegetables with most meals.   read more

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Tan Commandments: Everything You Should Know Before Getting a Spray Tan

There's nothing like the feeling of stepping out after a flurry of beauty appointments, feeling fresh to death -- your manicure unchipped, your hair cuticles sealed, your pores purged of whatever gunk they've been collecting... and not an errant brow hair is in sight. Adding a spray tan to the mix is like layering the fondant frosting on top of a perfectly baked cake. A faux golden glow can smooth any imperfections and bring the whole thing together, giving you the perfect canvas for any outfit and makeup look you can imagine.   read more

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