Beauty

  • The Antiaging Solution

    Growing old is part of the natural course of life—feeling old doesn’t have to be. And while you can embrace the former, no one says you have to accept age-related illness or more than your fair share of fine lines, fatigue, and creaky joints.

    18 surprising tricks to turn back the clock
    By Vicky Uhland
  • Sunscreen Primer

    Choosing the best sunscreen can be tougher than finding the perfect swimsuit. With hundreds of options available, should you reach for a product labeled “nano-free,” “all-day protection,” or “SPF 700”? Plus, terms like SPF, UVA, and UVB can have you swimming in a sea of acronyms before you even hit the water.

    What you need to know to have a burn-free summer.
    By Lindsey Galloway
  • Grooming for Guys

    No matter how rugged your guy, his skin is just as sensitive as yours—perhaps even more delicate. Male hormones, such as androgen, trigger increased production of sebum, the skin’s natural oils, which encourages bacteria and fungus overgrowth. Ironically, these conditions lead to dry, irritated skin, says Cindy Angerhofer, PhD, executive director of botanical research at Aveda.

    Help him choose and use safe, natural products.
    By Joel Warner
  • Fix Unsightly Veins

    Bulging or web-like veins aren’t something you want to show off in shorts, but if you’re among the 60 percent of Americans (mainly women) who suffer with varicose or spider veins, that’s what you’re faced with every time the weather gets warm. To make matters worse, varicose veins can be extremely painful and often cause itching, burning, or throbbing in the legs.

    Five new ways to love your legs this summer.
    By Lynn Ginsburg
  • Spot Treatment

    Aging provides plenty of perks—greater confidence, more wisdom, and discounted movie tickets, to name a few. But growing older also brings a few downsides: age spots, for instance, which boldly advertise your senior status.

    Lighten age spots to reveal a youthful glow.
    By Deirdre Shevlin Bell
  • What Makes Scents

    The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) recently released its Transparency List (view at ifraorg.org), naming 3,163 ingredients—synthetic and natural—that perfumiers use to make scents.

    By Melaina Junnti
  • What Your Nails Know

    If our eyes are the windows to our souls, our nails are the screen doors to our bodies. More than just cosmetic annoyances, brittle, ridged, or yellow fingernails and toenails can indicate nutrient deficiencies and health problems ranging from anemia to thyroid disease.

    Health problems? Look to your fingernails.
    By Vicky Uhland
  • Eco-Fasion for Everyone

    Whoever coined the phrase “green is the new black” several years past was amazingly clairvoyant. Today, green is so much the new black that couture’s other colors pale in comparison when not paired with sustainable textiles, nontoxic dyes, or recycled packaging.

    Sustainable style may be the hottest trend in fashion, but not all eco-apparel is cut from the same cloth. Here's what you need to know to look and shop smart.
    By Sarah Toland
  • A Healthy Hue

    Forget tanning as the path to beautiful skin color: The skin hues that people find most attractive stem from healthy lifestyles, suggests new research from the United Kingdom. When asked to use computer software to adjust the color of Caucasian faces to make them appear as “healthy” as possible, study participants generally increased the pink and yellow hues.

    By Lindsey Galloway
  • The Beauty Bar: Glutathione

    By Jolene Hart Although its name may not ring a bell, glutathione could be among the most important antioxidants your body produces—and a key antiaging weapon. “Glutathione enhances the body’s ability to eliminate toxins and preserve vitamins C and E,” says David Perlmutter, MD, of the Perlmutter Health Center in Naples, Florida.

    By Jolene Hart