These Are The 5 Worst Foods For Skin

In our quest to achieve the most glowing skin ever, many of us go full throttle. We start meditating to reduce stress, up our spin classes from two to four times a week, gladly accept the challenge of catching more beauty sleep each night, and splurge when it comes to skincare products.

What we often forget to consider, though, is the old saying, "you are what you eat." So, while we're well aware that a steady diet of junk food isn't helping skin matters, all too often we forget to consider wha

Is Your Gut Health The Key To Great Skin?

When you notice a pimple on your face or that your skin lacks radiance, it's natural to blame the usual suspects, such as hormones or a hectic schedule. But if you were to listen to your gut, it's probably trying to tell you something — its health may actually play a role in your skin's issues.

"When your gut is unhealthy, this can manifest as problems with the skin," explains Selvi Vasudevan, M.D., Integrative Nutrition Health Coach focused on Crohn’s Disease. "Anything from skin rashes, itchy

Pumpkin Spice Lovers: You Need These Fall-Inspired Skin Care Products

Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin spice latte, commonly referred to as PSL. It's synonymous with the autumn season, much like cozy flannels, candles and changing leaves. And now, PSL lovers can kick their love affair up a notch by incorporating pumpkin into their skincare!

"Most of the enzymes used in skincare come from fruits and vegetables such as pineapple, papaya and pumpkin," explains NYC Dermatologist Hadley King, MD.

"These proteolytic enzymes help to break down proteins, including k

The Post-Workout Beauty Advice Most of Us Forget to Follow

When it comes to sweating it out in the gym, we've accepted (for the most part) that we won't be strutting out afterward looking like an Instagram fitness model. And the point of your workout is to work hard, so you should expect to look a little sweaty when you're done. But this can wreak havoc on your skin.

Hang on, don't throw in the towel on saving your skin from sweat-induced breakouts just yet because as it turns out, you can achieve a post-workout glow that makes your skin look radiant,

TikTok Beauty Trends That Are Actually Worth Trying

For more than a year now, TikTok has been our go-to entertainment hub. We've tried (and loved) baked feta pasta and learned new life hacks on the daily. Another thing the app has blessed us with? BeautyTok.

Here, you'll learn more about makeup and hair than some learn in cosmetology school – no cap (that's TikTok lingo for "no lie"). You'll also be introduced to viral beauty trends.

But before you sprint to your bathroom to try them all, read ahead to learn which ones are actually worth trying

Is Chlorine Taking A Toll On Your Hair? Here's How To Treat It

There's so much to look forward to with summer: basking in the sun (with SPF of course), hitting the beach or poop, taking your workouts outside. But in the midst of all that salt, sand, chlorine and sun is something about as unpleasant as not having air conditioning: hair damage.

Unfortunately, this can be caused by your favorite summer activities. "Exposing our hair to sun rays can be damaging, as well as swimming in chlorine pools and saltwater ocean," explains Gabrielle White, Master Cosmet

7 Signs Your Beauty Routine Needs a Makeover

A rut can sometimes be hard to notice until it’s staring you right in the face.

There are the same shows you like to watch, over and over, despite there being other great ones out there and you’ve even started to feel like Miranda from Sex and the City once the Chinese restaurant you always get food from starts to memorize your order.

When it comes to your beauty routine, you might also start to notice that, like that Chinese takeout, things have started to get a little stale…

If this sounds

11 Beauty Hacks To Take You From The Gym To Happy Hour

While no one expects you to walk out of the gym looking like Gisele Bündchen, you don’t have to look like you’ve just stumbled your way through 10 excruciating laps either. We’re here to keep that from happening. Enter these beauty hacks, straight from the beauty pros themselves that will take you from the gym to happy hour (or wherever!) in record time. Cheers to that!

1. start with cleansing your face right after working out

“One of the biggest concerns after working out are breakouts,” says

Here's What You Need to Know Before Getting Hair Extensions

Whether you’re looking to experiment with a new look, or you miss rocking longer locks, extensions may be a solution for you.

Before going this route, however, there are some details to consider. Things like hair texture, type of application and more, can make or break a ‘do (almost literally).

So before you book that appointment, read on for what 4 extension experts have to say below.

What type of extensions should I get?

So, what’s the difference in types of applications? Miguel Estrada, m

The Best Makeup Removers to Use Based on Your Skin Type

You use it every night (or at least you try to!), but there comes a point where you have to ask yourself: How much do you really know about your makeup remover? Do you know its ingredients? Does it do double-duty by also cleansing your face? And, most importantly, is it even the right makeup remover for your skin type?

A lot of questions and sadly no answers — until now. We interviewed our experts to find out exactly what kind of makeup remover you should be using for your skin. So scroll on to

6 Beauty Hacks Girls with Glasses Need to Know

Mascara smears. That annoying red mark on the bridge of your nose. Spending an hour perfecting your eye shadow, only to have it be barely visible in the end. Yep, it’s a hard time out there for girls who love makeup but have to wear glasses.

Thankfully, something can be done! With these hacks straight from the beauty pros, you get the best of both worlds: You can wear your favorite makeup and have great vision, too.

Suddenly, everything is looking 20/20.

1. start by changing up your skincare

How I Used Science to Stick with My Skincare Routine

As someone who writes a lot about beauty, prepare to be surprised over what I have to say next: I used to be bad at skincare. And by used to, I’m not talking about the distant past or even in a galaxy far, far away. I’m talking about here on earth and just a few months ago.

Even when I spent a lot of money on skincare and tried to make something as simple as removing my makeup every night a habit, it would never stick. I knew I had to make a serious change and thankfully, this happened at the e

Why Does Makeup Cause Breakouts? (Plus, How to Treat Them)

What if we told you that the very makeup you use to cover your blemishes could actually be triggering them in the first case? Yeah, it’s the hard truth many of us are still coming to terms with. Thankfully, we spoke to several skin experts about how to stop these skin woes in their tracks. Read on.

why does makeup cause breakouts?

Preventing breakouts from makeup (also called “acne cosmetica,” according to Certified Dermatology Physician Assistant, Jamie Kim) goes a little (skin) deeper than j

Save Your Strands: A Vital Guide to Washing Your Hair Less

Feeling worn down from the ol’ rinse and repeat? Take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. There are plenty of people who don’t exactly hop to the shower to complete this beauty chore.

Thankfully, training your hair to go the distance between washes is possible. To help you get there, we turned to the hair pros. Follow their rules below to shave some serious time off your hair care routine.

1. Have The Right Products

Get right to the root of your hair woes by turning to your shampoo and

You’re Probably Washing Your Face Wrong – Here’s How to Do It Right

For something you do every day, you’d think you’d have your face-washing routine down to perfection. But even small things, like having the wrong water temperature, can throw a wrench in your plans.

Doing it right is vitally important if you want to unlock your skin’s glow potential. “Washing your face removes makeup and physical dirt that blocks pores and creates a layer on the skin that can prevent active ingredients from effectively reaching the skin,” says Tsippora Shainhouse, MD, FAAD, a B

A Breakdown Of What Your Skin Goes Through Every Day

From the moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep (okay first, we binge a few episodes of 90 Day Fiancé), our skin goes through a lot.

Pollutants. Toxins. Stress. The gang’s all there!

“The skin is the largest organ of the body and is a reflection of your health and well-being,” says Dr. Howard Sobel, Owner of Sobel Skin, New York City's Premier Med-Spa & Dermatology Practice. “Free radicals cause inflammation of the skin and cause damage to the skin cells.”

Don’t let time tick away on yo

6 Beauty Treatments You Shouldn't Try At Home, According To Experts

Unless you’ve been going hard for that “quarantine glow-up,” your day-to-day look probably sounds more like a Drake song: sweatpants, hair tied, chilling with no makeup on. Factor in that most beauty establishments being closed and you've also got hair that desperately needs a trim, enough leg hair to make a sweater and eyebrows that are not on fleek.

Sound familiar? If so, you might be tempted to go the DIY route for beauty treatments and try to #WellnessFromHome. While it might save you money

How To Build The Perfect Skincare Routine In 6 Easy Steps

When it comes to skincare, you’ll be surprised to learn that less is more. Instead of splurging on every new serum, balm, and cream that comes your way, you can focus on just the essentials. This means more time in your day and more money in your pocket — talk about a win-win.

And what are these bare necessities, you ask? For this, we turned to the experts to get their take on the most important skincare steps. You can find all of these below.

How To Build The Perfect Skincare Routine with 6 P

How Fast Does Hair Grow? & Other Hair Questions — Answered

Forget Prince Charming— most of us are longing after hair like Rapunzel. Luscious, healthy and, most importantly, at a great length. This desire for long hair could come from regret over letting your hairdresser get a little too scissor-happy or maybe you’re just feeling up for a change. Either way, “how fast does hair grow?” is a question on a lot of people’s minds.

For the answer to this and other hair-related questions, keep reading to see what the hair experts had to say.

How fast does hai

The Benefits Of Using Apple Cider Vinegar On Your Hair

Apple cider vinegar, or ACV, is one of the oldest tricks in the hair care book. Sure, it may feel like dumping salad dressing on your head, but the benefits far outweigh that. It restores life to your hair by sealing in the cuticle and leaving you with a squeaky-clean scalp.

“It is the perfect way to detox your scalp and hair without stripping away the beneficial oils our bodies produce naturally,” explains Sandra Snell, Founder of Thermal Hair Care.

Here, the hair experts share why you’ll wan

Here’s Why Knowing Your Hair Type Is So Important

On any given bad hair day, the answer to “what hair type do I have?” might be “problematic.” But in actuality, hair falls under four main types. Knowing this is key to properly taming that mane, as it helps you determine which products to use and which to steer clear of— just as you would a skincare routine.

Ready to learn yours, once and for all? Who knows, you might even possess the rarest hair type. Keep reading to see what the hair experts have to say.

How do you determine your hair type?

The Do's & Don'ts Of Coloring Your Own Hair

Ready for a color change but going to the salon isn’t an option? Well, if you’ve checked out social media lately — particularly celebrity accounts — then you probably feel inspired, perhaps even determined, to dye your own hair at home.

But before you roam the hair dye aisle at the nearest department store, remember these wise words: With new hair color comes great responsibility. (That’s what uncle Ben from Spider-Man said, right?)

So to help you get as close to salon-quality results as possi

The Experts Weigh In On Your Cuticle Questions

Your cuticles are one of the most misunderstood parts of nail care.

Based on many trips to the nail salon, you may have been taught that tampering with them (i.e. cutting, picking or pushing them back) is for your benefit. Truth time: This is actually purely cosmetic.

“The cuticle acts as a protective layer around the nail bed and prevents bacteria from entering as nails grow out from the nail root,” explains Emily H. Rudman. Founder/CEO at Emilie Heathe. In other words, your cuticles are a lo

7 Dermatologist-Approved Summer Skincare Tips

When the warm weather hits, it's the dermatologists' time to shine. They're experts at crafting the perfect summer skincare routine. They know just the right product swaps to make and how to minimize sun damage and sweat-induced breakouts.

They could probably educate you on all the reasons to apply SPF in their sleep. So while we may all live underneath the same sun, it's clear that they've got a leg-up on the rest of us. Ready to learn their secrets? Here's how to protect your skin like a derm
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