Do you ever go through the week feeling like you need a reset? Me too, which was why I’m always looking for alternate ways to get through that inevitable midweek funk. After trying a barrage of ideas—think everything from meditation to a technology detox—a friend recommended trying an aromatherapy massage. According to her, it completely changed her mindset and is now something she tries to do every few months—in the interim, she practices aromatherapy at home. Needless to say, I knew I needed to try it.
For some, skincare is a 20-step process, morning and night. Which occasionally makes us wonder: Are we going overboard with the products? Cue skin fasting, a rising trend over the past few years, and your skin’s very own version of a detox cleanse.
We tapped one dermatologist, Dr. Lindsey Zubritsky, MD, and two estheticians, Natalie Aguilar and Karen Fernandez, to get the lowdown on all things skin fasting. Read on for what they had to say.
A yeast infection, or vaginal candidiasis, is an incredibly common—not to mention majorly uncomfortable—vaginal health issue impacting up to three out of every four women at some point in their life. In fact, most women experience at least two, according to The Mayo Clinic.
While it is relatively common knowledge (and scientifically proven!) that wearing cotton underwear can reduce your chances of developing the itchy, irritating, and sometimes burning infection in the vaginal area, you may have also heard that some types of compressive workout pants can also cause the condition to develop. Is there any truth to this? We asked two of the top OB/GYNs in the country—Kathryn McKenney, MD and Mary Jane Minkin, MD—to weigh in.
Whether you’re celebrating this Thanksgiving at an over-the-top event or attending a small, cozy gathering with your nearest and dearest, the question of how to do your hair is a common one. Alas, a midweek soirée doesn’t leave much time for practicing and perfecting a fancy new hairstyle. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to do some research and find the easiest holiday hairstyles to create when you don’t have much time.
Below, check out all our lazy girl-approved, yet photo-ready hairstyles to inspire you for the occasion—from natural curls and braids to blowouts and bobs. We promise they’re easy, not at all time-consuming, and you’ll probably already own all the products needed to pull them off.
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I am very results-driven when it comes to my life, as well as my skincare routine. If something isn’t working, it’s gone. All this to say I’ve tried and cut many formulas from my arsenal over the years—it’s an occupational hazard—and I’ve only stuck with the ones that work. And by work, I mean do what they claim and make my skin look healthy, supple, glowing, and even.
It’s a tall order, even for the best products, and while I can be discerning, I also fall hard. I am here to tell you I have absolutely fallen for Orora’s duo of skin-loving products. A serum and moisturizer that work best as a pair, the brand’s Bioactive Collagen Serum and Cream have changed my skin and nurtured it in all the best ways. Below, find out more about the products I’m shouting about from any rooftop I can find.
When talking about antioxidant skincare ingredients to fight free radical damage (what causes fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation), your mind most likely jumps immediately to popular, powerful choices, like vitamin C, vitamin E, ferulic acid, or maybe even resveratrol. But if you’ve never heard of quercetin or don’t know much about it, now’s the time to get to know its name (which, by the way, was derived from the oak tree—a tree known for its endurance and longevity, according to cosmetic chemist Barbara Olioso of The Green Chemist).
To find out more about this anti-aging ingredient, we turned to Olioso and board-certified dermatologist Caroline Robinson, MD, the founder of Tone Dermatology. Together, the experts explain what the ingredient is, how it works, and how to best use it in your daily routine for the most skin benefits.
Wearing glasses has become so chic that even those who don’t need them for practical purposes have begun wearing them as a fashion statement. As a professional hairstylist, I have to admit: I do think your hair is your best accessory, but I’d say your frames are a very close second. Plenty of celebs with varying hair types and textures have proudly worn their glasses on the red carpet, so we compiled a list of 10 swoon-worthy hairstyles that paired with their frames perfectly.
We put the Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.
Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to embrace lightweight products that create a dewy, radiant glow. Wearing a full face of makeup can be less than ideal during the summer, leading many to switch to a more skincare-heavy strategy for a look that can accompany you on all your sun-kissed adventures. Although feeling the warmth on our skin is a great reminder that summer is truly here, it can also feel a bit harsh (don’t forget SPF!). Too much time in the heat and your skin may need refreshment, and we’re not talking about your favorite cocktail—a hydrating face mist should be in your summer arsenal to stay refreshed all day.
If you’ve ever forgotten to press start on the washing machine and realized you have that cycling class in half an hour but no fresh workout clothes, you’re not alone. But before you dig those used clothes out of the hamper, you should know the potential health risks. Various skin conditions can arise from rewearing clothing due to bacteria, yeasts, and fungus.
So, how bad is it to rewear workout clothes, really? We asked dermatologists Caren Campbell and Julie Russak whether or not it’s okay to slip into used workout clothes when the need arises and what to consider before you do. Here are their tips.
Crown braids are aptly named—they’re a type of French braid that wraps around the head, just above the forehead, in a half-moon shape (resembling a crown or tiara). And while they look a bit complicated, if you know how to do a basic French braid straight down your head, you can definitely master the crown braid, too. Whether your preference is tight and polished or messy and boho, crown braids are extremely versatile and work for virtually all hair types, densities, and textures. If you’re curious about how to create this style on your own, look no further.