Got Lip Lines? Here’s What a Dermatologist Would Do

Call them smoker’s lines, lipstick lines, or whatever you like, but fine lines around the mouth are telltale signs of your real age and some not-so-healthy habits (hello smoking and tanning). Fortunately, there are more treatments than ever before that can literally erase those lines from your face.

Posted on July 25, 2018 .

Face-Lift: The New Advancements in the Old-School Surgery

Toxins, fillers, lasers—they've comprised the bulk of the beauty world's breaking news since the dawn of Botox for cosmetic use. And for good reason: Line-smoothing shots (Botox and now Xeomin and Dysport) and contour-restoring hyaluronic acid fillers (like Restylane and Juvéderm) are pretty freaking miraculous. And remember when we heralded the arrival of skin-tightening treatments, like Thermage and Ultherapy? Sharpen a jawline without a single prick!

Posted on July 11, 2018 .

I Tried Microneedling To Stimulate Collagen In My Face—Here’s What Happened

Like most women over 40, I have mixed feelings about my complexion. I love my pores (they’re practically nonexistent), tolerate the fine lines around my eyes (I have to look pretty closely in the mirror to see them), dislike all the redness on my nose and cheeks (there’s lots), and full-on hate the brown splotches that are becoming all too prominent (like Lady Macbeth, I often use profanities to describe my spots).

Posted on July 11, 2018 .

Never Too Early, Never Too Late

The reach of this disease is immense, with more than 3 million people diagnosed each year in the United States alone. And while taking on the world’s most common cancer may seem like an impossible feat, we’re up for the challenge — but we need your help.

Posted on June 6, 2018 .

The Antioxidant Debate: Experts Weigh In On Whether or Not They're Harmful to Your Skin

​​​​​​​Antioxidants have perhaps the most abstract of skin-saving missions: the right ones neutralize rogue free radicals before they can corrupt DNA or maim collagen. (Which sounds vaguely cinematic, but is, in fact, a very real thing happening in your skin right now.) These enemy molecules are utterly inconspicuous — arising from both internal metabolic happenings and ordinary external elements, like sunlight and pollution — but the damage they do is blatant, manifesting as wrinkles, brown spots, and skin cancer.

Posted on April 11, 2018 .

8 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Zinc

When you picture zinc, you might think of zinc lozenges—you know, those syrupy-tasting tablets that soothe your sore throat when the temperature drops. But in addition to keeping your immune system in tip top shape, zinc is an essential mineral your cells need to keep your whole body running smoothly, especially when it comes to your metabolism, growth, and senses.

Posted on March 28, 2018 .

Micellar water is the latest skin care trend, but dermatologists say it's not such a good idea

Whether you put it on a pedestal as makeup-removing manna from heaven or call bullsh-t on the entire thing, it's hard to deny the appeal of micellar water. If you wear a lot of foundation, if you're exhausted by the idea of washing your face, if you're lazy, if you're convinced that tap water is the root of all your skin evils, if you want desperately to cash in on any and all "French beauty secrets" — then micellar water is for you.

Posted on March 14, 2018 .