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.
In the past few years, self-care has been occasionally and incorrectly equated with self-indulgence. Sure, self-care can mean throwing down for spa treatments, a new wardrobe or fine leather goods, but there are plenty of other ways to "treat yo' self." Some of the most powerful and healthy self-care habits for your mind and body are actually pretty simple, not to mention free (or pretty close to it).
On a hot day, or after a weekend of unrestricted brunching, a salad starts to look like the perfect meal (or perfect penance). And if you give any thought to the food pyramid, a salad is a super-easy way to squeeze in your daily rec of four servings of vegetables.
It's not earth-shattering news that exercise plays a major role in your physical wellbeing, but a slimmer waistline or more toned biceps aren't the only results you'll see after regularly hitting the gym. Your skin is equally susceptible to the effects of exercise; it is your largest organ, after all. And while we're mostly talking about lots of positive benefits, there are admittedly a few potential pitfalls to be aware of (but sorry, that's not an excuse to skip today's workout). Here, top dermatologists explain how a daily sweat session can impact your skin.
In some ways we've come a long way in the body image department, but the sad truth is it's still a major issue for many women. And since summer is the season of skimpy clothes and swimsuits, it can also be a terrifying time for anyone who doesn't have Beyoncé's bod -- or body confidence.