7 Things You Didn’t Know (But Absolutely Should) About Your Breakouts

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz

The fun thing about acne—other than absolutely nothing—is that it’s consistently…inconsistent. The products that break you out may be fine for your best friend, while the treatments that clear your skin could be a nightmare for someone else’s. So before you buy another product or listen to another friend’s advice (sorry, mom), make sure you know these seven acne facts, first.

  1. Not all...

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Got Oily Skin? Don’t Fall for These 4 Biggest Myths

Annie Ryu
woman touching her face

If you have naturally oily skin (and aren’t exactly thrilled about it), there’s a high chance you’ve received unsolicited advice from friends, tried sketchy DIYs from the internet and bought a drawerful of products to curb the shine that lives rent-free on your face. But two very important facts you need to hear: Not only is oily skin perfectly natural and doesn’t need to be “fixed,” it’s also...

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How Designer Anine Bing Keeps Her Skin and Hair Healthy

Annie Ryu
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Photo: Courtesy of Anine Bing 

Since launching her namesake fashion brand in 2012, Danish designer Anine Binghas blended her European aesthetic with a hint of rock ‘n’ roll to create effortless pieces with an elevated edge. Today, her lace camisole tops and leather jackets are considered wardrobe staples among Hollywood starlets, fashion editors and women around the globe. In addition to...

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How to Get Smooth Skin: 7 Dermatologist Tips

Kaitlin Willow
Model with freckles touching her face

Transform Your Textured Skin into Smooth Skin

If the constant emergence of cult products and skin care trends are any indication, it’s that the quest for smoother, radiant and younger-looking skin is a never-ending one. From dealing with acne in your teens to stress-related breakouts, sun damage and the first signs of aging in your adulthood, you always find yourself fighting the good fight to...

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

Kaitlin Willow
The author today, without acne scars

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 a blotchy, cystic acne-covered complexion that at any one time, could have five or seven...

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

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
Close up of woman's face

Of all the skin care ingredients out there, there’s one that reigns supreme, and that’s retinol—a type of retinoidderived 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 and dark spots. “Retinol is...

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How to Apply Retinol to Achieve Maximum Results 

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Woman applying retinol

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, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and...

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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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8 People on the Acne Remedy That Finally Worked for Them

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
After struggling with hormonal acne for 15 years, I’d say I’m a veteran when it comes to testing out every acne treatment available. From harsh acne washes to pure honey cleansers, to antibiotics and then spironolactone, I’ve tried it all in the name of clearer skin. Although it took me many years of trial and... Read more »

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