How This Jewelry Designer Gets “Glowy” Skin

Annie Ryu
Photo: Courtesy of Stella Simona The latest installment of our More Than Skin Deep series features Stella Simona, designer and co-founder of two jewelry lines, Amarilo and Haati Chai. As the daughter of East Indian immigrants, Stella draws inspiration from her heritage to create heirloom-inspired pieces that are modern yet timeless. To get to know... Read more »

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How to Get Rid of Acne Scars: Dermatologist Tips, Plus What Worked for Me

Kaitlin Willow
I didn’t always have acne scars. Though I nursed the occasional pimple as a teenager, my skin was smooth and relatively blemish-free. But once I left my hometown of Bayamon, Puerto Rico to study in Ames, Iowa in 2010, my relationship with my skin changed dramatically. By the end of that first semester, I had... Read more »

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What It’s Like to Start Using Retinol for the First Time

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
Of all the skin care ingredients out there, there’s one that reigns supreme, and that’s retinol—a type of retinoid derived from vitamin A. This does-it-all ingredient is known for its impressive benefits: it reduces acne, regulates skin cell turnover, brightens skin, stimulates collagen production and, most notably, reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores... Read more »

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How to Apply Retinol to Achieve Maximum Results 

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Chances are, you’ve heard about the wrinkle-reducing benefits of retinol, but might not understand exactly what this hero ingredient is—or everything it can do for your skin. In essence, retinol belongs to the class of ingredients known as retinoids, which are derived from vitamin A. Retinol works to stimulate collagen production and accelerate skin turnover,... Read more »

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Best Hair Care Products for a Healthy Scalp and Thick, Healthy Hair

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
Strong, beautiful hair and a healthy scalp go hand in hand. It’s easy to forget that the scalp is, in fact, skin and needs proper care just like the skin on our faces. And hair, even though its shaft is comprised of keratin protein rather than living tissue, can become damaged by heat, color processing... Read more »

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How to Keep Every Type of Curly Hair Healthy

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
Believe it or not, roughly 65% of the U.S. population has textured hair. And, just like we all have individual skin types (think dry, combination, oily, etc.), curly hair also falls into various categories and requires customized care. Yep, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution here. Yet, all types of textured hair have one major thing in... Read more »

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How to Use This Game-Changing Curling Iron 3 Ways

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
There’s a hot tool out there for seemingly every purpose: wands designed to create perfectly imperfect beach waves, curling irons made to shape cascading ringlets. But if your inner minimalist recoils at the thought of multiple tangled tools occupying the space under your bathroom sink, you’ve got a new, streamlined option in the 3-in-1 Ceramic... Read more »

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All Your Questions About Olaplex’s Damage-Repairing Hair Care, Answered

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
You may have heard your colorist sing its praises, or read the rave reviews from people who’ve used Olaplex to bring their damaged hair back from the brink. But if you’re not quite sure what, exactly, Olaplex is and how it works, you’ve come to the right place. While the science may be a bit... Read more »

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How This Flight Attendant and Blogger Embraces Her Silver Curls

Annie Ryu
Photos: Courtesy of Tennille Murphy For the latest installment of our More Than Skin Deep series, we’re shining a spotlight on Instagram star and blogger, Tennille Murphy. As a former-interior-designer-turned-celebrity-flight-attendant, Tennille is no stranger to traveling in style. When she’s not jetting across the globe as part of her job in corporate aviation, the silver-haired... Read more »

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I’m an Esthetician Specializing in Multi-Ethnic Skin Care. Here’s What We Need to Understand About Treating African-American Skin

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
“Oops!” is the last thing you want to hear your esthetician exclaim in the middle of a facial. I still have the scar from an “oops” that another esthetician, a colleague at my first spa job, made while attempting to do extractions. She used her tool too aggressively, and it slipped, tearing my skin (which... Read more »

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