It Puts the ??? On Its Skin: Breaking Through My Breakouts

During what can only be described as a hellaciously stressful past six months, my skin rebelled: the flawless visage I had at 16 became overrun by blemishes — a mutant strain that continued to multiply no matter what over-the-counter washes and drying treatments I used. Coupled with extreme sensitivity, the war I was… »4/09/15 7:50pm4/09/15 7:50pm

Fair-Skinned People Are FINALLY Beginning to Embrace Being Pale

Finally, at long last, it seems people who once flocked to tanning beds for a ritual equatorial bronzing have begun to accept that there is no such thing as a healthy tan, and that achieving the color + texture of a buckskin jacket is not worth all the future skin cancer, wrinkles, and newly acquired shame it… »8/26/14 3:30pm8/26/14 3:30pm

Should Guys Wear Tinted Moisturizer? We Made 'Em Try It.

Calling it "tinted moisturizer" instead of "makeup" seems to make men more comfortable with the idea of wearing it. But are you comfortable with men wearing it? You should be. In case you needed any convincing of its unisex benefits, we applied tinted moisturizer to the faces of our colleagues at Deadspin. Check out… »4/15/13 2:20pm4/15/13 2:20pm

The 5 Kinds of Flesh-Obsessed Articles You Read in the Spring

Every spring, concerned citizens spring up like so many tulips (or boners) to share their opinions on how women should and shouldn't dress when it's warm outside. Unfortunately, unlike pollen allergies, there's no known antidote for these five most obnoxious types of seasonal "Ladies! Put your clothes on/take them… »4/11/13 3:30pm4/11/13 3:30pm

Black Henna Dye Might Cause 'Oozing Lesions' on Some Gullible Tourists

What are some words you associate with the phrase "temporary tattoo?" Probably things like "boardwalk," "awesome," "vacation," "crooked," and "flaky." If you're talking about henna tattoos, however, your temporary tattoo word cloud might include things like: "hives," "boils," and "rash." That's because, according to a… »3/26/13 3:30pm3/26/13 3:30pm

Science Might Be Really Close to Developing Acne Miracle Cream, Still Mum on Making a Real-Life Millennium Falcon

Have you ever gotten a pimple? Of course you have, you zit-riddled monster! Like many acne sufferers, you too probably turned to the commercial smorgasbord of topical acne treatments hawked by celebrities and clear-skinned teenagers from a parallel universe where everyone is attractive at every stage of development.… »3/03/13 4:30pm3/03/13 4:30pm

Sorry Crones: Science Can Now Tell Your Age from Your Skin

You've done everything you could to deny that you're getting older — you've suppressed your love of knitting, you've continued to wear uncomfortable shoes and then there's that old aging portrait of you that you keep hidden in the attic — but the fact remains that time marches on and there's not a lot you can do about… »12/14/12 11:50am12/14/12 11:50am

Can Expensive Skin Cream Tailored to Your DNA Really Make You Younger? DUH, NO.

Okay. Apparently this is the newest thing in face science. You spit in a jar. Then a fake scientist looks at your spit and is like, "Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, YES, birch and phoenix feather! This will do nicely!" And they hand you a jar of customized face goop that "matches" your spit, and you go home and goop up your face with… »12/13/12 3:40pm12/13/12 3:40pm