Appearance

Beyond Beauty

When Good Skin-Care Products Cause Bad Reactions

Why do we sometimes react to even the cleanest of skincare formulations? The answer typically lies in the gut…and in your hormones.

Beyond Beauty

Wearing Sunglasses Protects Your Skin, Not Just Your Eyes

Wearing SPF daily to protect your skin from sun damage simply isn’t enough. The surprising way that sunglasses are also essential for your whole body.

Cosmetic Procedures

A 3-D Twist on Rhinoplasty Improves “Nose Jobs”

With rhinoplasty (aka a “nose job”), it’s tricky for the patient to describe to the surgeon the changes he/she is seeking. Until now…

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Give Yourself a “Butt Facial” at Home

Does your derrière need some attention? Many spas now offer Fanny Facials but you can keep your backside looking great with these at-home treatments.

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Stop Hiding Your Chicken Skin Arms! Help for Keratosis Pilaris

Embarrassed by little pink- or flesh-colored “chicken skin” bumps on your arms? Here are 7 ways to reduce keratosis pilaris and stop hiding your arms.

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What to Do About Dark Circles and Puffiness Under Your Eyes

Eye creams do little for undereye circles. Best: Figure out if a health or lifestyle issue is the real cause, and address the problem from the inside out.

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Get In Touch with Your Natural Self

It’s time you let yourself feel beautiful in your own skin, even if it is imperfect and aging. Lessons from the natives of Tahiti and Polynesia…

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Best Ways to Soothe Dry, Chapped Hands

The keys to soothing rough, dry winter hands? How you wash…and the ingredients in your hand products. Here’s what to use and what to avoid.

Skin & Nails

You Have a Skin Microbiome—Here’s How to Protect It

Each square inch of skin has a million microbes. They protect skin health. Here's how to nurture them.

Skin & Nails

The 6 Best Foods for Your Skin

There’s scientific evidence that certain foods can boost the health and appearance of our skin.

Beyond Beauty

My Five Favorite Beauty Products

These are the personal-care items that make my life easier, happier and simply more zen—and all free from toxic chemicals.

Beyond Beauty

Chocolate: Good for Your Body…Good for Your Skin

Chocolate cocoa is a great source of health-promoting antioxidants. But choose wisely, and prepare carefully so you don’t cancel out the health benefits.

Skin & Nails

Remove That Ring Without the Sting

How to remove a stuck ring.

Skin & Nails

Pamper Yourself with Perfume

How to choose the right perfume scent for you.

Skin & Nails

Make That Bruise Disappear

You can make a bruise disappear.