Often confused with sunspots or hyperpigmentation, melasma is a somewhat mysterious skin condition that isn't nearly as commonly discussed-mainly because it's still a bit unclear as toВ what exactly causes it. We spoke with dermatologistВ Dr. Gary GoldfadenВ and asked him our burning questions like: What is it?
Growing up, we definitely squeezed at the skin on our noses and chins with abandon trying to extract the gunk inside our pores. It was fascinating and a bit cathartic, but painful -and not to mention, pretty inconclusive. After a day or two, those pesky spotsВ would reappear, and there we were, once again, fingers in position pushing and prodding our pores.
"I know what a woman is 'supposed' to be-thin, white, and feminine in a way that follows the many rules of the male gaze," contributor Rachel Charlene Lewis wrote in regard toВ the journey to loving her body. She speaks about how it all came down toВ appreciatingВ herself regardless of what she was "supposed" to be.
@Victoriadawsonhoff We've barely had a chance to recover from the chaos of this past work week, and yet it's off to the races again tomorrow. Such is life, but trust: There's no better way to frighten away the Sunday Scaries than a little at-home facial.
Coconut oil might as well be called magic oil. Its multitasking powersВ put it in a league of its own.В Rich in fatty acids,В coconut oil is not only great at moisturizing the skin but because it also increases skin elasticity, it can be anti-aging, as well. The seemingly magical oil also contains many antioxidants, especially vitamin E, which means it can protect skin from free radical damage.
It'll probably give my readers-and my mother-some comfort to know that when I first heard about a skincare treatment that touted itself as a "non-surgical face-lift," I was only curious in a very removed kind of way. As I close in on my 27th birthday, my skin priorities center firmly around health and prevention.
Trust me, I know it's difficult to whittle yourВ stock of skincare products down to just the essentials. I have more jars, bottles, and tubes in my bathroom than most. But, just like with your closet, it's important to clean out and update your beauty regime every few months. The extra storage is great, sure, but more than that, knowingВ the few products that actuallyВ work for your skin type isВ paramount in curating an effective lineup.
When I moved to Paris a few years ago, the first thing I did was shamelessly study every single French girl I came across. On the metro, in every single cafe, every bar, everywhere. Perhaps it was creepy, sure, but can you blame me? I was in the land of je ne sais quoi! I needed to soak it all up until I could impart my own mysterious, sexy aura.
Have you ever used a beauty product just because you think you should, but don't necessarily know exactly what it's for? Insert toner. Sure, your skin may feel hydrated and clean afterward, but what does toner do? In the ever-evolving world of beauty where innovative product launches are popping up left and right, toner has been a permanent fixture.
I got engaged on a Friday night. On the following Monday morning, I had a teeth whitening appointment scheduled. I was a full-time beauty editor at the time, and these kinds of appointments were fairly standard. Part of my job was to try out new treatments and procedures, and, hey, I couldn't complain.
Do you want to know how to design your own tattoo? A talented artist can make the craft look easy. Television shows like Miami Ink , Ink Master , and L.A. Ink brought the world of custom tattoos up close and personal. Forget the tattoo flash. Whether this is your first, last, or some random tattoo number in the middle, make it count and make it custom with a design all of your own.
Imaxtree It's no secretВ shopping for beauty is one of our greatest pastimes. (Ahem, the main reason for living.) So, when a beloved global beauty retailer pops up locally with a bevy of international brandsВ on offer, it's high fives all round. Today is such a day, because European e-tailer Lookfantastic is now, excitingly, shoppable down under.
If you're not currently bawling your eyes out every Thursday evening over ABC's A Million Little Things , you're probably the only one. It's a show about grief, friendship, and re-invention: when Bostonian Jon Dixon (Ron Livingston) dies by suicide, his close-knit circle of friends is shocked into re-examining their lives-especially his widow, Delilah, played by StГ©phanie Szostak with breathtaking humanity.
Tattoo aftercare contradictions are an industry norm. In fact, each studio has its own best practices for healing body art. Some tattoo aftercare sheets recommended washing with an antibacterial soap, treating with antibacterial ointment for three to five days, and then following it up with a moisturizing body lotion.
No matter where you are in the world,В you can appreciate the beauty of our moon. Captivating and enlightening, the moon holds many associationsВ in its physical form. In Greek mythology, Artemis was the Goddess of wilderness and hunting. A moon is often paired with Diana, to represent her protection over children and childbirth.
You might have heard of ferulic acid and have maybe even tried a certain cult-favorite product that contains it, but how much do you truly know about the skincare ingredient? There's a reason (actually, many different reasons) why Byrdie editors wax lyrical about ferulic acid, so we turned to the experts to find out just what makes it so beloved by the masses and if it actually lives up to the hype.
These days, you can get just about anything via a subscription, from tampons and workout classes to beauty products and birth control. Many skincare companies have also operated on subscription-based models for decades-I know I'm not the only one who begged my mom to order Proactiv after watching those infomercials in the nineties-so why should facials be any different?
Good skincare doesn't have to be expensive skincare-and while so many products on the market suggest otherwise, it's the truth. In fact, some of ourВ favorite tools are under $20В and theВ highest-rated sunscreenВ on the market is offered at Walgreens.В We useВ aВ $6 product for glowing skinВ (trust, it's blinding).
The File On the surface, not using any moisturizer may seem like the worst hydration faux pas, but it runs much deeper. While we commend anyone who takes the time to quench their skin's thirst post-cleanse, simply lathering on whichever jar or bottle of lotion is within arm's reach isn't enough-in fact, doing so is the crux of the matter.
Once you wax, you'll never go back. So, an important question before you go down that road: How often do you need to wax? Here's the lowdown. How Often to Wax The average time to go between appointments is three to eight weeks. Part of this downtime is waiting for about a quarter-inch of regrowth before it can successfully be removed (see more about waxing length).
Stocksy The sun is out, and the beach is calling your name. Okay, not exactly, but it will be soon. And if shaving is your style, it's time to get serious about soothing the inevitable razor burn. No matter how much body hair you choose to remove (if any at all), nobody enjoys those itchy red bumps or ingrown hairs that appear after the act.