I bought a liter of this fancy lotion because it changed my skin in just one week

October 19, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Everyone laughs at me, but I love, love, love showering at my yoga studio. And it’s not because I can control the shower pressure (swoon!), or because I don’t have to worry about washing my own towels (score!). It’s because the entire locker room is bedecked with Kiehl’s … Continue reading I bought a liter of this fancy lotion because it changed my skin in just one week

The only body lotion that won’t make you uncomfortably sweaty this summer, according to a derm

July 09, 2019 at 12:57PM by CWC After three blissful sun and sand drenched days over the Fourth of July, my skin is d-y-i-n-g of thirst. Like, it’s so dry that it legitimately hurts, despite the fact that I was a fairly dedicated SPF user over the course of the weekend. In an attempt to … Continue reading The only body lotion that won’t make you uncomfortably sweaty this summer, according to a derm

This waste-free “moisturizing stone” turned me into a twice-a-day lotion user

June 13, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC A few weeks ago, a dermatologist filled me in on the fact that I was supposed to be moisturizing my body with lotion not once, but twice every single day. “Ha, fat chance,” I thought while politely smiling and nodding along. “That is just never going to happen.” … Continue reading This waste-free “moisturizing stone” turned me into a twice-a-day lotion user

These 7 body lotions are the next best thing to slathering La Mer from head to toe

May 21, 2019 at 06:18AM by CWC While I treat the skin on my face with the utmost TLC, my body’s constantly moving from sleep to showers and sweaty workouts, enduring pollution from the outdoors, and being stuffed into all sorts of both breathable and non-breathable materials. And yet—it doesn’t get, say, a 10-step skin-care … Continue reading These 7 body lotions are the next best thing to slathering La Mer from head to toe

Lotion warmers exist and, yes, they’re as dreamy as they sound

December 11, 2018 at 06:39AM I’ve avoided moisturizing my body for far too long. Despite the fact that my limbs need hydration just as badly as my face, I always wonder who in their right mind wants to slather on a cold cream after taking a nice, steamy bath or shower? I tremble in fright just … Continue reading Lotion warmers exist and, yes, they’re as dreamy as they sound

This in-everything ingredient lurking in your lotion could be drying out your skin

November 27, 2018 at 12:10PM Raise your hand if you’ve ever had this feeling: You’re dutifully slathering on your trusty lotion from your appendages to your fingertips, only to feel dry and itchy hours later. I feel you. To combat the mysterious issue, I’ve cycled through product after product with the ultimate goal of achieving … Continue reading This in-everything ingredient lurking in your lotion could be drying out your skin

The better-than-lotion solutions for dry, cracked winter hands

November 26, 2018 at 01:00PM Ah, winter time. A time for clinging to your warm beverages, holiday shopping, and—on particularly exciting days—ice skating. But as you run about partaking in these seasonally appropriate outdoor activities, one thing is bound to happen: Your hands will get excruciatingly dry. While most people are fine-tuning their skin-care regimens … Continue reading The better-than-lotion solutions for dry, cracked winter hands

Google searches for anti-itch lotions are up 180%—here are our faves

November 01, 2018 at 01:45PM The natural progression of winter-skin woes goes something like this: First comes dry skin, then comes itching. So if the dropping temps have you digging your nails down your appendages, never fear: You’re so not alone. Google searches for anti-itch lotions are up 180 percent, and New York City–based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, … Continue reading Google searches for anti-itch lotions are up 180%—here are our faves

You can spot treat skin dryness just like you can breakouts, according to derms

January 18, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC We often think about spot treatments in terms of fighting breakouts. But newsflash: There are also spot treatments for dry skin, too. Think about it: It doesn’t really make sense to apply a cream all over your face throughout the day if only certain parts of your complexion … Continue reading You can spot treat skin dryness just like you can breakouts, according to derms

The definitive ranking of boutique fitness locker rooms with the best beauty supplies

January 18, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC My old apartment had a scary bathroom that I hated using. To avoid it, I’d book evening hot yoga classes at Y7 Studio so I could shower there. The shower lines are much shorter in the evening, and the Malin+Goetz shower gel they provide smells so good you … Continue reading The definitive ranking of boutique fitness locker rooms with the best beauty supplies

How to pick a product if your skin is oily *and* dry, according to a derm

January 16, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC Whether you’re dry or oily, the cardinal rule when choosing any skin-care product is to make sure it works for your skin type. But what the heck are you supposed to do if you’re… both? According to board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD, that’s actually the case for most people, and … Continue reading How to pick a product if your skin is oily *and* dry, according to a derm

Some of the best moisturizers money can buy are hiding at the drugstore for only $20

January 16, 2020 at 06:46PM by CWC If you had to choose a hot commodity in the beauty aisles right now, I’d bet that it’d be a moisturizer. One of the most important things that your skin needs is hydration, and a solid moisturizer is your best bet when it comes to delivering and sealing … Continue reading Some of the best moisturizers money can buy are hiding at the drugstore for only $20

I’m a dermatologist, and these are the mistakes I see people make when treating eczema

January 15, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC Having dehydrated skin is one thing, but dealing with eczema takes dry skin woes to another level. Since we’re smack in the middle of winter, a lot of people are experiencing eczema flareups, and there are a few key things to keep in mind when combatting this type … Continue reading I’m a dermatologist, and these are the mistakes I see people make when treating eczema

‘Melting’ cleansers completely erase makeup so you can kiss the double cleanse buh-bye

January 15, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC When it comes to the first (and most basic) step in your skin-care routine—cleansing—there are somehow a lot of things to think about. Dermatologists and facialists suggest optimizing your cleanse by using warm (but not too hot) water, choosing a face wash that rids your pores of gunk without … Continue reading ‘Melting’ cleansers completely erase makeup so you can kiss the double cleanse buh-bye

A lazy-girl’s guide to dry brushing your winter skin in 3-minutes flat

January 12, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC The last time I tried dry brushing, I took my decade-old hair brush and stroked my sad, sallow skin. It did not end well. Because the ancient practice has so many health and beauty benefits, I’m glad I learned a better way how to dry brush. “Dry brushing … Continue reading A lazy-girl’s guide to dry brushing your winter skin in 3-minutes flat

The best beginner skin-care routine for your kid (or yourself) to start with

January 11, 2020 at 10:00PM by CWC Like pretty much everything in your early teens—your first crush, your first period, your first bra purchase—navigating your first skin-care routine can be particularly confusing. It’s as if all of a sudden, your hormones have all teamed up and decided to hit you with a one-two punch of … Continue reading The best beginner skin-care routine for your kid (or yourself) to start with

UTI and Cycling

Urinary Tract Infections and Cycling: What you Need to Know Unfortunately for female cyclists, we are more prone to urinary tract infections than the average woman. From: https://www.velome.co.uk/lifestyle/urinary-tract-infections-and-cycling/ Urinary Tract Infections and Cycling: What you Need to Know Unfortunately for female cyclists, we are more prone to urinary tract infections than the average woman.That comes … Continue reading UTI and Cycling

One of the best ingredients for dry skin is found in, um, your pee

December 30, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC As a beauty editor, I frequently find myself having to tell people: “Please, don’t put that on your skin.” Case in point? Kombucha. But one freaky thing that actually might be worth slathering all over, particularly during the colder months of the year? Urea, which is a nitrogen-rich … Continue reading One of the best ingredients for dry skin is found in, um, your pee

Derms say “moisturizer layering” is the fastest way to hydrate skin that’s dry all the time

December 27, 2019 at 09:32PM by CWC Using a moisturizer is the most important step in any dry skin routine. It delivers hydration, seals important natural oils into the skin, and strengthens the barrier so that it can better defend itself from the (harsh! cold!) environment. But every once in a while, particularly when the … Continue reading Derms say “moisturizer layering” is the fastest way to hydrate skin that’s dry all the time

These are Amazon’s best-selling beauty products this season

December 26, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC Whether you’re buying for yourself or your besties, this is truly the season of giving—so it’s no wonder Amazon had record-breaking numbers this year with billions of items delivered around the globe. While that included everything from home tech to kitchen goods (hello, Instant Pot!), some of the … Continue reading These are Amazon’s best-selling beauty products this season

Ready your cart: These are the absolute best beauty launches of 2019

December 25, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC In June 2019, the global beauty market was valued at $532 billion dollars—and it’s growing faster than ever. That means that this year, there were a lot of new launches worth checking out, from new-to-market brands to innovative products that have the power to change your life—or at the … Continue reading Ready your cart: These are the absolute best beauty launches of 2019

50 million dead cells give you dull skin—here’s what you need to do to make it shine

December 25, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Lately my skin looks like it was forced to sit through a screening of The Irishman. It’s tired, dull, and just generally lacks that glow that normal alive people seem to have. Dull skin is “skin that doesn’t reflect light and feels and looks sluggish,” says Renée Rouleau, … Continue reading 50 million dead cells give you dull skin—here’s what you need to do to make it shine

There’s a new irritation-less retinoid that’s about to change acne treatments forever

December 20, 2019 at 05:43PM by CWC Major news, my fellow acne-prone peeps: The FDA has just given the green light to a brand-new acne treatment that could change the game for those with more sensitive or irritable skin. It’s called Arazlo, and is a lotion containing a vitamin A derivative called tazarotene that’s meant … Continue reading There’s a new irritation-less retinoid that’s about to change acne treatments forever