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...

Read more →

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...

Read more →

How to Apply Retinol to Achieve Maximum Results 

lsalerno

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...

Read more →

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 »

Read more →

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 »

Read more →

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 »

Read more →

How This Olympian Saves Her Skin During Workouts

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
While Queen Quedith Harrison Claye might be best known as an Olympic hurdler and sprinter, she’s also a major beauty enthusiast. Whether she’s posting tutorials on her Instagram, working on launching her own clean cosmetics line, or starring in our new campaign video, Queen isn’t afraid to make a bold statement. We asked her to... Read more »

Read more →

How I Finally Cleared Up My Adult Acne, With a Dermatologist’s Help

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
My skin had seen better days. To be quite honest, I never thought I’d see another pimple on my face after graduating high school. Reality check: I’d been dealing with acne on and off throughout my teen and adult years. But this time, I was really in for a rough patch with my skin, and... Read more »

Read more →

4 Days with Dermstore’s Essential Set of the Best Skin Care & Beauty Around

ksherbo
A confession, before we get started: since I lead the copywriters at Dermstore, I had a hand in naming The Essential Set. The lineup of brands in this baby, from industry-leading SkinCeuticals to cult-favorite Sunday Riley, make this the go-to collection for anyone looking to intro themselves to high-end skin care and hair care. Or... Read more »

Read more →

How to Pick the Right Shiseido Sunscreen for You

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
Shiseido’s sunscreens have racked up an impressive array of beauty awards—no surprise for a brand that combines a 140-plus-year heritage with the some of the most groundbreaking advancements in recent skin care science. But with so many buzzworthy SPF formulas, which one is right for you? Let’s take a closer look at Shiseido’s best-selling sun... Read more »

Read more →