If you've got adult acne, you've probably tried every product imaginable, along with altering your diet, drinking more water, and every other voodoo-like trick on the internet. (Raise your hand if you, too, have rubbed banana peels on angry, inflamed skin.)
When it comes to hydration, hyaluronic acid is a miracle molecule -- largely because it can hold 1000 times its weight in water. And hyaluronic acid isn't a weird chemical created in a lab. In fact, it naturally exists in skin, and synthetic hyaluronic acid is virtually identical to what your body already makes.
Whether your skin suffers from seasonal dryness (oh hi, winter), or just seems to be perpetually parched, a dry complexion can be problematic when it comes to makeup application... especially if your goal is to create a fresh, dewy, oh-so glowy effect. So we asked celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor to walk us through a step-by-step tutorial on combatting that dryness to make your skin look healthy, radiant and anything but dry. Check out these top tips and makeup picks, perfect for any dry-skinned gal.
So, you went a little crazy last night. You said "yes" to a few too many rounds of flaming shots, performed a few too many whips and far too many nae naes, and now you've found yourself with a splitting migraine and zombie-like complexion. We've all been there.
If you haven't already met the cleansing stick, then prepare yourself for a life -- and skincare regimen -- that's about to change for the better. Cleansing sticks are exactly what they sound like: a solid cleanser in the shape of a stick. They're spill-proof, leak-proof and travel friendly, which means you can toss one into your gym or weekender bag without a worry (or a side-eye from your friendly TSA agent).
When you've struggled with annoyingly dependable breakouts for more than 15 years (and you're only 28), you become an expert at acne-concealing life hacks. For example: I can tell you every date spot in New York City that has flattering, ambient lighting. I know the out-of-pocket cost of injecting an overgrown, painful pimple with cortisone. I can also give you a long-winded review of everything from spironolactone to Accutane, all of which promise to clear up your skin if you can endure side effects for months -- or sometimes, years.
Twelve-step Korean skin-care plans, complicated acne treatments, lasers, peels, masks, oh-my. It's enough to make even the most seasoned beauty girl's head spin. So let's bring it back to the basics, shall we? We asked top skin docs to weigh in on the only three products (plus one bonus add-on, for you overachiever types) you really need, no matter what your skin type. Finally, an easy way to figure out what skin-care products you should use -- and what you can skip.
Glowing skin is basically a prerequisite for hitting the red carpet, but how do celebrities always manage to look so good? Thanks in part to social media, it's become less of a secret that there's a full team behind every celebrity's flawless face. Celebs have aestheticians and makeup artists who recommend and apply the best skin-care products in the industry, starting with red carpet facials in the weeks before show time and ending with last-minute touch-ups before they step in front of the flashing cameras.
There's an adolescent beauty myth out there that moisturizers for oily skin simply aren't necessary. We're here to tell you that that skincare fabrication is all fiction. All skin types need nourishment, and oily skin is even more prone to over producing sebum when it gets too dry. Depriving your oily skin of moisturizer can kick off a vicious cycle of oil production and clogged pores. But not all moisturizers are created equal -- especially when it comes to oily skin.
If you struggle to walk through the Target beauty department without sneaking a new lip color, face mask or hair product into your basket, you're our people. You're also going to freak the $#&@ out the next time you take a trip down the Tar-zhay aisles. Everyone's favorite affordable department store has just added an amazing new selection of boutique beauty products. Now, you can find top Korean makeup and sheet masks; organic, handcrafted skin-care products; exclusive hair products created by a celebrity stylist; and much more.