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.
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.
Whether you're battling blemishes, clogged pores, dullness or a frustrating combination of all three, there's a face mask for that. Better yet, some of the best and buzziest masks can be found in the sparkling aisles of your favorite drugstore. Potently packed with skin-loving ingredients and available for under $25, we've rounded up the holy-grail drugstore masks that will boost your squad's complexions with a one-two punch of TLC and Instagram-worthy radiance. Cheers!
Slather on all the lipstick and gloss you want, but if your pout isn't properly prepped, your lips can end up looking less than kissable. Thanks to the latest batch of plumping lip masks and treatments, giving your lips a little TLC is now easier than ever. Going above and beyond the duties of a basic balm, these hydrate, plump and smooth -- fast -- leaving you with fuller, softer lips... and who doesn't want that? Pop on any one of our nine favorites.
The best acne products are essential for adults suffering from bad skin. While some women are lucky enough to outgrow teen acne (or skip it entirely -- jerks), the rest of us need help dealing with the recurring blemishes in our 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. That's when this list of the best acne products -- along with the ones you should avoid -- becomes especially handy. With it, we can navigate the endless acne treatment options out there and hone in on the best acne products that will help us treat everything from cystic acne and the occasional monster zit to chin acne or recurring breakouts.
Glow is having a serious moment. Brands like Becca and Anastasia Beverly Hills are all about the highlight (see: Becca x Jaclyn Hill and Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit), and even Kim Kardashian has traded her signature contour for strobing (check out our tutorial here). Plus, there's just something so youthful and fresh about dewy, glowy skin. As someone who is a fan of glow, shimmer, sparkle and all iterations thereof, my glitter-encrusted heart skipped a beat when I heard about glotions, the latest way to give your skin a luminous finish. Glotions (sadly, I cannot take credit for the name) are part moisturizer, part luminizer. They make your skin look ethereal without being OTT sparkly (no disco ball effect, scout's honor). Wear one solo for an effortless look, mix it into your foundation for a dewy tinted moisturizer effect or dab some on the tops of your cheekbones to get that Taylor-Swift-post-gym glow.
Every month, we round up the best new beauty products hitting store shelves. For May 2017, there's a drugstore mascara with a tiny built in teasing comb, an LED eye mask that zaps wrinkles in three minutes, and even a new makeup brush attachment for your trusty Clarisonic. These new beauty products are innovative, exciting and unlike anything else. So get yourself to the nearest Sephora, drugstore or computer -- we know you'll be excited to shop after clicking through our list.
We know glowing, radiant skin is the result of a good skincare routine, and one of the first steps you should take in your routine is addressing how to even out your skin tone. These reader-approved skin lightening creams and skin brightening products do just that, giving you smoother, brighter skin and lessening dark spots caused by sun damage and scarring. (There are also a few skin lightening creams that just don't live up to their name.)