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How to Get Rid of Butt Acne

Here's everything you need to know about how to get rid of butt acne, including what causes it and how to stop it from occurring in the first...

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How to Treat Cystic Acne - Best Cystic Acne Treatment

Cystic acne is painful and notoriously hard to treat. Find out the best way to get rid of hormonal cystic acne breakouts from top dermatologists.

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How Your Skin and Skincare Routine Can Impact Your Mental Health

While many know that certain skin conditions can lead to a decline in mental health, forming an effective skincare routine can give many people a...

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Dark Under-Eye Circles Are Not the Devil

Many people deal with dark under-eye circles. And yet, society still sees them as a problem to be fixed. But why?

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When to Expect Your Skincare Products to Start Working

You may expect instant results from your skincare products, but some take longer to work than others. Find out how long every skincare product takes...

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Black Women Are Still Not Wearing Sunscreen Every Day — and the Result Could Be Fatal

There's a common misconception among Black women that sunscreen isn't a necessity - but that notion is completely false. Find out why Black...

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Does Dermatology Have a Race and Gender Problem?

Dermatology textbooks are full of images of white skin. Here, dermatologists open up about their training, as well as what they see for the future of...

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Are You Ready to Deal With Menopause Skin Changes in Your 30s?

"The change" may hit anytime after 40 on average, but look carefully and you'll see it on your face way earlier. Here's what to...

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A Manicure May Have Caused My Facial Eczema Flare-Ups

Eczema is an annoying condition to deal with no matter where it is on your body, but things can be so much worse when you can't hide a flare-up...

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What Dermatologists Wish You Knew About Anti-Aging Treatments

We polled dermatologists to find out the truth behind some of the biggest misconceptions surrounding anti-aging ingredients and treatments like...

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The Dos and Don'ts of Mixing Skincare Ingredients

While effective on their own, not all skincare ingredients can be mixed. Find out how to layer and use some of the most popular skincare ingredients...

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Can Retinol Cause Skin Thinning?

We spoke with top dermatologists to get the low down on retinol and find out if it can cause damage to your skin over time.

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This $5 All-Natural Soap Cleared Up Every Single Pimple on My Back — and the Scars

I dealt with pimples and hyperpigmentation on my back for years, but this one soap completely transformed my skin.

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Stretch Marks Happen. Why Do Women Have to Love Them, Too?

We cut through the marketing ploys around stretch marks to explore what stretch marks really are, what can and can't be done to improve their...

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What Does Sugar Actually Do to Your Skin?

We all hear that sugar is "bad" for us, but what exactly does it do to the skin? InStyle caught up with Dr. Tanuj Nakra of AVYA skincare to...

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Nothing Dermatologists Prescribed Could Clear the Pimples All Over My Neck, Chest, and Back

I used to get whiteheads and red bumps all over my neck, chest, and back, which was diagnosed as folliculitis. Then, I found out birth control may be...

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This Herbal Tonic Feels Like Splashing Younger Skin Directly Onto My Face

I once thought that toner was useless. But once I found this particular product, it's now the one step in my skincare routine I won't skip.

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I Have “Bad Skin” — and I Do Not Need Your Advice

Nobody knows more about treating acne than a woman who's spent a lifetime dealing with it. In this essay, author Akilah Hughes talks about the...

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This Is the One Treatment That Healed My Severely Chapped Lips

Having chapped lips can be brutal, but there's one lip treatment that can heal them. Find out which one our beauty editors swear by.

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The Proper Way to Cover Up Cystic Acne, According to a Makeup Artist

Cystic acne isn't just painful. The red swollen bumps can be tough to cover with makeup too. Read a makeup artist's tips for covering up...

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