My teenage sleepover routine went something like this: pizza, pajamas, Differin gel application, and then a film from Leonardo DiCaprio’s back catalogue. Acne medication was a nuisance—sometimes painful, to be honest—but I appreciated its efficacy. And now that Differin, acne medication of our tormented youths, is…
Your lips are dry, so you apply a little something soothing from a tube or a tiny jar or one of those weird golf ball things. Aah, relief. But as soon as it wears off, you need more. The cycle repeats all winter. Are you practicing responsible skin care, or have you become addicted?
Who cares if smartphones give you eye cancer and brain tumors? There's something much worse that your cell and tablet are doing to your head: They're giving your neck and lower face a crease. A crease. That's horrifying and you're doing nothing to stop it.
Stores like Sephora are packed with rows and rows of expensive creams with bold promises about anti-aging properties and dermatological science. Don't bet the farm on a single one of them.
Around the time you reached adolescence, someone likely introduced you to the idea that shaving unwelcome body hair will just make it grow back harder, better, faster, stronger. Well, just in case you were worried, that really has precious little basis in fact.
The compound used in chemical peels—the anti-aging procedure performed by dermatologists—is raising concern after a growing number of studies suggest it could be a carcinogen. It turns out that pouring acid all over your face could actually be dangerous. Huh.
Crafting press releases is difficult, thankless work that often relies on flimsy pop culture references or outrageous sensationalism to grab attention. In the case of a recent press release from the British Association of Dermatologists suggesting that Carrie Bradshaw’s adventures in pube grooming have all but made…