Expert Tips for Preventing Chest Wrinkles and Crepey

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Plus, the treatment options for signs of aging. By:Hannah Baxter If you’re of a certain age, you might have given some thought to the creeping signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. There’s a reason why medical professionals performed 7.7 million Botulinum Toxin Type A (like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin) procedures in 2019. Minimizing the appearance of fine lines in various areas of the face is a big business, and it’s only getting bigger (there’s been an 878 percent increase in these types of injectables from 2000 to 2019), which is why we weren’t surprised to learn that dermatologists are seeing more and more patients that are concerned about… read more

Is Taking a Bath Actually Disgusting? Experts Weigh In

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Don’t pour the bath salts just yet. Claire Harmeyer Feb 17, 2021 @ 3:42 pm Ah, just the thought of sinking into a warm bubble bath puts us at ease. Lighting candles, playing soothing music, and settling into a bubbly tub with a book or glass of wine is a favorite self-care ritual for many people. But is taking baths actually disgusting? Think about it: You’re soaking in a tub filled with your own germs. Are you getting clean or dirtier the longer you lie there listening to Bon Iver? To either validate the theory that there are benefits of taking a bath or debunk the myth that taking baths… read more

How to Do Microdermabrasion at Home Without Ruining Your Skin

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by Sarah Yang Feb 13, 2021 It seems like the longer we’ve been staying at home, the more we’ve been experimenting with our beauty routines. When you can’t make it to the salon or spa for a manicure, pedicure, facial, spray tan, wax, etc., you learn to get a little creative. Luckily for us, there are so many tools and products at our disposal these days that claim to mimic those in-office treatments. At-home tools have been really gaining traction these days. I’ve seen a ton of people get on that LED mask train, which seems very cool and futuristic and apparently worth the price tag. Some of my colleagues… read more

Doctors are Analyzing Tom Brady’s ‘Non-Aged’ Face on Instagram

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Another celebrity case of the Benjamin Button effect. By Brittany Burhop Fallon, Beauty Director · Feb 11, 2021 Whether you’re a football fan or not, you’ve seen Tom Brady’s face plastered all over your screens lately. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, husband to supermodel Gisele and father of three won the Superbowl on Sunday, breaking records and thrusting himself into the spotlight once again. But, not all of the spotlight is focused on football. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons are fascinated with Brady’s seemingly “non-aged” face—another celebrity example of the Benjamin Button effect—and taking to Instagram to tackle the aesthetic rumors head on. According to past interviews, Brady credits his youthful… read more

Bee Propolis Is the K-Beauty Ingredient Your Skin-Care Routine’s Been Missing

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Also known as “bee glue,” the natural ingredient plumps and soothes skin while keeping oil away. By Michella Oré February 11, 2021 Propolis—or “bee propolis,” as it’s sometimes called—might not have the same instant name recognition as hyaluronic acid or niacinamide. But if you aren’t familiar with it yet, you’re definitely about to be. The skin-soothing ingredient is quickly on its way to becoming the next hydration and glow-boosting all-star. I first came across propolis last fall while looking for a hydrating serum that could tackle the rough patches on my combination skin without weighing it down. When I spotted the Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum during my routine Soko… read more

The Best Skincare Routine for Women In Their 40s, According to Dermatologists

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Spoiler: Stronger products don’t always equal better. By Erin Lukas Feb 11, 2021 @ 4:28 pm Whether you love to indulge in a 13-step skincare regimen or prefer a minimal routine, the products you use are likely to change nearly every time you enter the next decade of life — and that goes for your 40s, too. When women hit 40, the descriptors used for skin suddenly switch from preventative to negative. Words like “sagging,” “dull,” “hollow,” and “wrinkly” are commonly used to market skincare towards women in this age group. But the reality is, signs of aging are marks of life experiences that younger generations aren’t in on —… read more

This Immune-Boosting Drink Makes My Skin Glow

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Plus, it tastes way better than other vitamin C powders on the market. By Rachel Nussbaum January 27, 2021 To say I’m not a morning person is putting it very lightly. To quote The Rocky Horror Picture Show, I’ve always been a creature of the night. Ever since high school, the midnight hours were when I could find solace from a bustling house and finally concentrate. If I could be a morning person who’s up and crushing to-do lists before dawn, I would, but hitting snooze always feels so much better — even if I’m only squeezing in just a few more minutes of shut-eye. This is all to say… read more

Yes, Men Should Use Conditioner—Here’s Why

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written by Adam Hurly updated Jan 27, 2021 I laugh at this now, but when I was a kid, I remember thinking that the conditioner in our family’s shower was only for my mom and sister. It didn’t lather quite like the shampoo I used, so it felt like a pointless product. Plus I had short hair, so I never really experienced what having dry, brittle hair felt like. But here’s a spoiler: Men should use conditioner, too. In fact, I use it three or four times as much as I do shampoo now, and I don’t even keep my hair that long—maybe a few inches at most. And conditioner… read more

The 5 Commandments of Shopping for a Moisturizer When You Have Oily Skin

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by Sarah Yang Jan 28, 2021 Ever since I started writing about beauty almost a year ago, I’ve come to realize that choosing beauty and skincare products based on your skin type is so important. You’ll want to make sure you’re using products that won’t mess with your skin or screw up your skin’s needs. Most of us know how annoying it is to put on a cream, serum, oil, etc. that’s supposed to make your face looking glowy, hydrated, and brand-new but that has the completely opposite effect. The fact is that some products are better suited for certain skin types than others. If you have dry skin, you’re probably… read more

4 Reasons to Get Lip Filler—Even If You Don’t Want Big Lips

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Jolene Edgar Published on Jan 28, 2021 There’s an intriguing trend emerging across top injectors’ Instagram accounts: lip augmentations that, at first glance, appear utterly…unaugmented. The absence of a striking size shift actually stops us mid-scroll, compelling us to take a closer look. That’s when we see it—the lip line is crisper in the “after”; the Cupid’s bow, sharply defined. The upper lip is more outturned and pouty but almost imperceptibly so. The left and right halves suddenly seem a more perfect match. A supple smoothness has replaced preexisting cragginess. The common thread linking these lips is a sort of undone quality. They look youthful and healthy, cared for but… read more