Topic: Acne

Lorde Shares A Photo Of Her Acne Regimen, Proving She Might Be A Human Teenager After All

Lorde Shares A Photo Of Her Acne Regimen, Proving She Might Be A Human Teenager After All

We’ve all had serious suspicions about Lorde actually being 500 years old and keeping herself looking young by bathing in the blood of all the fellow pop stars who’ve criticized her, right? Call her a vampire (we have), call her a witch, call her a Kris Jenner. Whatever she is, it can’t be human and it can’t be 17 years old. She’s simply too wise and too talented and frankly too terrifying. I wouldn’t blame you if you kept a clove of garlic in your pocket at all times just in case you crossed paths with her. More »

Oil Pulling: 2 Big Reasons You Should Be Gargling Your Coconut Oil

Oil Pulling: 2 Big Reasons You Should Be Gargling Your Coconut Oil

In the last couple years, coconut oil became the fat everybody’s not afraid of. It went from being the hippie beauty aid of choice to spawning 1,000 posts on beauty blogs praising its outlandish magical qualities–put it in your hair! use it as a makeup remover! moisturize everywhere! It was enough to make us go out and buy a jar, which now occasionally ends up in sauteed greens but not much else. We’ll probably die ugly.

But now, apparently, we learn of another reason to buy the jar: gargling. Yes, you should also be gargling your coconut oil. More »

Beauty Blogger Suffers Horrifying Allergic Reaction To Spa Facial (WARNING: Graphic!)

Beauty Blogger Suffers Horrifying Allergic Reaction To Spa Facial (WARNING: Graphic!)

Singapore-based beauty blogger Bun Bun (pre-allergic reaction, above) has blogged about her skin troubles before–she suffers from acne and describes her skin as generally sensitive. As part of some recent blogging duties, Bun Bun received a free extraction facial from a local salon for a sponsored post–she won’t name the salon because she believes the ensuing ordeal was an accident (and she can’t pinpoint what exactly caused the terrible reaction) but what happened to her is the stuff of grooming nightmares. More »

Gallery: 10 Best Foods For Good Skin

Gallery: 10 Best Foods For Good Skin

Upon visiting a dermatologist in New York to curb post-college breakouts, we were surprised when she suggested refined carbohydrates were causing (at least some of) the problems. After speaking with a few skin experts, we found they all didn’t necessarily agree on everything, but they did agree on this: less processed foods, more whole ones. Like spinach. And blueberries. And fatty fish. And avocado. Ahead, 10 good foods for good skin.
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About Face: What Are The Best Foods For Good Skin? (And Does Eating Well Make A Difference?)

About Face: What Are The Best Foods For Good Skin? (And Does Eating Well Make A Difference?)

I got to spend my teen years blessedly free of breakouts. Through college, I had a blemish every now and again. Right around graduation, maybe a little before, I noticed an uptick in spots. Then, I moved to New York City, current reigning champ of America’s dirtiest metropolises. It’s the only city I’ve ever lived where you can step over a puddle of urine only to accidentally step on a rat–pray it’s not one of the rabies kinds.

Needless to say, my skin worsened. More »

Shopping Guide: 17 Exciting Ankle Boots That’ll Add Some Life To Boring Winter Looks

Shopping Guide: 17 Exciting Ankle Boots That'll Add Some Life To Boring Winter Looks

The weather is shitty.

A nice way to pass the time when you can’t go outside is online shopping (well, online window shopping). At the moment, we’re interested in ankle boots of the Winter-friendly variety (no stillettos, no slender heels)–basically, closed toe leather boots for clomping down slick streets. Bonus points if they liven up drab winter staples like puffer jackets and scarves. More »