Despite what you've heard, summer isn't cancelled — because even while social distancing and keeping away from crowds, sun rays and longer days will still do their thing. So how do we snap into summer with our vitamin D-deficient complexions that continue to log unprecedented hours on Zoom calls? That's where bronzer comes in.
Zits are the worst — yes, even when you've been quarantined for months on end and have zero plans to go out. Of course you want to give whiteheads, blackheads, and painful bumps the boot ASAP... but in an overwhelming sea of products to choose from (and many that fail to deliver), the effort can feel futile.
There's so much clutter in the skin care space that it can be tough to know which brands to trust. An easy cheat? Beeline straight for dermatologist-created skin care brands. After all, there's no replacing medical school. And while the country's most in-demand doctors might be out of reach for most of us, we can all get our hands on their expertly-researched skin care products.
Most of us would classify ourselves as upstanding, rule-following citizens. So, if you present us with day and night cream options, we will follow them. But... what if we didn't really need to? Obviously, we wouldn't use straight-up sunscreen at night (unless we wanted our pillowcases to get some extra sun protection). However, things become murkier with other supposedly a.m.-specific moisturizers.
You already know you're supposed to apply SPF every day, but another key component of your morning skin care routine is an antioxidant-loaded product. Antioxidants are your skin's number one shield against free radical damage — a primary contributor to signs of aging. For you and your skin's benefit, we've pulled nine new and amazing antioxidant heroes for you to slather on all summer long (and beyond).
Truth time: At this point in the quarantine game, you've lost track of how many Zoom meetings have made their way onto your weekly calendar. And when you've been living in pajamas all day, everyday, getting yourself camera-ready is no easy feat.
If you're looking for healthy inspo, look no further than fitness guru Mari Llewellyn, founder of Bloom Nutrition and Mari Fitness. Perhaps best known for having dropped multiple dress sizes through diet and exercise, she's the force behind a massively popular Instagram page.
Summer is a time when low-maintenance beauty reigns supreme. Still, it's fun — not to mention, important — to indulge in skin care, makeup, and bath products that give your body much-needed relief in the hot summer months. Some of these products will protect your skin before, during, and after you lounge poolside. Others will help you prepare for what's ahead (ahem, months of regular self-tanning and/or sandals).
You probably thought you'd no longer have to deal with breakouts once your teen years were over — but adult acne is real, and it's frustrating AF. One study, published in The Journal of Clinical Aesthetic Dermatology, found that up to 85 percent of women and 15 percent of men experience adult acne.
This Father's Day, give your dad the gift of good skin! Dads are, quite often, totally turned off by skin care, self care, and the use of so-called "beauty products." But, if they won't do skin care for themselves, that doesn't mean you can't gently force them to...
For those with pesky acne-prone skin, it's never just as easy as hopping into your local Sephora grabbing the first thing you see off the shelf. Nope, we have to be extra careful to make sure we don't irritate our skin (thus causing even more breakouts).
Cryotherapy has been around for some time, but what you may not know is that the full-body cooling treatment also does wonders for the face. Ask facialists and beauty experts alike and they'll tell you: Cold therapy doesn't just relieve muscle pain.
Like acne, hyperpigmentation is a common skin affliction without a straightforward solution. In short, it's a condition by which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin and, once again like acne, it can have various causes. Some of the most common include melasma, sun spots and age spots.
In previous economic downturns, we've seen "the lipstick effect" play out. If you're unfamiliar, it's the idea — accompanied by concrete numbers — that women still want to get dolled up and treat themselves with this small, luxury item — despite the fact that other product categories experience a sales slump.
Makeup artists get to test out a wide variety of the latest beauty launches. (It's one of the many perks of the job.) As such, it takes something truly spectacular for a beauty product to earn their seals of approval.
It seems like just about everyone is making banana bread these days. In fact, the Instagram hashtag #bananabread has more than 1.4 million posts. It makes sense: This classic comfort food is easy to make, tastes delicious, and lets you utilize produce that's gone bad, minimizing food waste.
Evening out your skin tone can be challenging, especially for those of us who are prone to redness. The first thing that's important to understand is that not all facial redness has the same root cause. "Some people will just be flushers and blushers, while others can have bonafide rosacea or even hives," says cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Kenneth Mark.
While F-Factor founder Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD may be a health expert first and foremost, her nearly 115,000 Instagram followers are devoted to her feed for more than just fiber-rich recipes. People turn to Zuckerbrot for everything from fashion advice (like the $29 silk Amazon pajamas she raved about quickly sold out in nearly every color), to charitable inspiration (she regularly donates time, F-Factor food products and money to a long list of charities) and, of course, given her wrinkle-free complexion, people love her beauty tips.
Don't touch your face. It's advice dermatologists, estheticians and skin-care savvy parents have doled out for generations. But if you still haven't taken it to heart, now's the time. "We normally do this about 300 times a day, and it can cause the spread of viral illness," says Dr. Melanie Palm, a San Diego area dermatologist.