- March 1st, 2009
Broken capillaries leak small amounts of blood that pool under your eyes almost like little bruises, says Paul Frank, a New York City–based dermatologist. The inflammation from these tiny bruises also explains the I-stayed-up-all-night puffiness. Besides catching up on your z’s, these four tricks can help you get rid of those raccoon eyes:
Ever wonder where those dark circles under your eyes come from?By Celia Shatzman
- March 1st, 2009
March’s cold wind and static-inducing wool caps make hat-hair a frizzy reality. But Sheila Cluff, owner of The Oaks Spa in Ojai, California, says not to despair—just apply a reparative hair mask, followed by a moisturizing scalp treatment. Here’s how to make your own at-home treatments for frizz-free tresses:
By Bonnie Siegler
- October 1st, 2008
In our hunt to find the healthiest skincare products available, we slathered on hundreds of serums, scrubs, and shampoos. Here are the ones we can't live without the winners of Natural Solutions' first-ever Beauty With a Conscience Awards.
- September 1st, 2008
Toss avocado, lettuce, and tomato with a splash of olive oil, and you have a healthy salad. Bottle them up with staples like aloe vera and sweet almond oil, and you have a recipe for serious beauty boosting.
The nutrients that feed your body can also nourish your complexion.By Josie Garthwaite
- June 1st, 2008
Ah, summer. For every delight the season promises—sundresses, outdoor activities, warm breezes—it presents a corresponding challenge—exposed skin, itchy ailments, frizz.By Kate Hanley
- May 1st, 2008
From volcanic glacial clay in Iceland to rainforest super berries in Brazil, “backyard” elixirs offer the secret to true beauty for women in all corners of the world. How society defines “beauty” changes across cultures, of course, but tending to one’s appearance has always been a special preoccupation for women.Time-tested skin secrets from Fiji to FranceBy Lindsey Galloway
- March 1st, 2008
More than likely you know that chocolate and French fries don’t cause acne, but did you get the surprising news that oil cures oily skin, that popping pimples won’t make them go away, and that concealers make you look younger? Neither did we. That’s why we rounded up a bevy of beauty experts to debunk common misconceptions and offer natural solutions in their stead.Experts set the record straight on seven common misconceptions.By Holly Richmond
- January 1st, 2008
When that little green-and-white organic label began appearing on food, everything seemed so simple. After all, if we could have organic milk, wouldn’t it just be a matter of time before we could luxuriate in an organic milk bath? And if eating an organic strawberry pie messed up our makeup, surely we’d be able to repair the damage with an organic strawberry lip gloss?What you see isn't always what you get.By Vicky Uhland
- February 1st, 2007
Women seem to face beauty crises night and day; men, on the other hand, rarely need emergency interventions. But while men tend to fall naturally on the low-maintenance end of the vanity continuum, an ingrown hair (pseudofolliculitis barbae) can quickly turn into a real pain in the neck for them—literally.
By Hollis Brooks
- March 1st, 2006
There are bad hair days and then, as in the case of dandruff, there are really bad hair days. Dandruff can torment your scalp—making it itchy, irritable, and excessively flaky—and create some rather embarrassing social situations.By Leigh Eising