How to Treat Acne and Post-Acne Marks on Dark Skin, According to a Dermatologist — See Video

Treating acne can be a frustrating process, especially when you’re left with discoloration and scarring after the pimple is gone. “I’m a woman of color, so I understand when we get pimples, the zit will fade but that mark that’s left behind is the gift that keeps on giving,” says New York City-based board-certified dermatologist, … Read more

Fermented Skin Care: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Trend

Fermented foods — like yogurt, wine, and kimchi — are everywhere, and may even contain probiotics that help with gut health. Fermented ingredients just may work wonders on your skin, too, and are increasingly popping up in moisturizers, toners, and serums. But how exactly does fermentation benefit your skin? We asked skin-care experts to break … Read more

17 Drugstore Beauty Favorites That Won 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards

We asked, you answered, we awarded. Now, check out the rest of our 2022 Readers’ Choice Award winners. If our Readers’ Choice Awards have proven anything over the years, it’s that Allure readers have impeccable taste in beauty and personal care products. More often than not, a slew of especially affordable products makes the cut, … Read more

What Is Epsolay? Experts Break Down the New FDA-Approved Rosacea Treatment

Usually, choosing the right rosacea treatment depends on the type and severity of symptoms of a patient may have. These include other topical creams and antibiotics, oral medication, laser treatments, and even surgery for extreme cases. But Dr. Lain says that oftentimes, these options come with some downsides, and it can take a while to … Read more

Yes, It’s Possible to Overcomplicate Your Skin-Care Routine

According to New York-based board-certified dermatologist Usma Syed, MD, 95 percent of the truly scientific tips you should know as a consumer can fit into one Twitter thread. “All Instagram/YouTube/TikTok skin-care education videos just repackage a few core principles with different dances/ brand names. Let me prove it,” he tweeted in January.  Dr. Syed went … Read more

How to Get Rid of Milia, Those Pesky, Unpoppable White Bumps

Milia appear out of nowhere: a slew of tiny and painless — albeit pesky nonetheless — white bumps. They’re minuscule, almost undetectable even, but you figure you’ll try to pop them anyway because textured skin isn’t what you’re going for. But when you do give them a squeeze, nothing happens — no puss, no blood, nada. … Read more

13 Best Sunscreen for Tattoos 2022 to Protect & Prevent Ink From Fading

Unless you want your very expensive (and painful) tattoo art to fade prematurely, both you and your tattoo artist will appreciate it if you add one of the best sunscreens for tattoos into your routine. Like it or not, you need to be using sunscreen on a daily basis (and reapplying!) to protect yourself from the … Read more

7 Causes of Red Spots and Bumps on Skin, With Pictures

If you’ve noticed rough bumps on your arms, legs, or cheeks, these could be a sign of Keratosis Pilaris. Dr. Shainhouse says this is caused by the retention of keratin in the openings of hair follicles and can be exacerbated by dry weather. These bumps essentially act as a dry skin marker, which can also … Read more

I Tried Divine Skin Rose 001 Essence, Pat McGrath Labs’s First-Ever Skin-Care Product — Review

Campbell got her hands on the product about a year ago, she tells me via a Zoom call. She’s always looking for hydration and luminosity with her skin-care products, so incorporating this essence into her everyday skin-care routine was easy. “[With the product,] your skin is not dry, itchy, [or] flaking,” she raves. “It feels … Read more

I Tried Fractional C02 Laser Treatment, and I’m Amazed by the Results — See Photos

I was told to block off an hour for the procedure, though it can take much less time than that, depending on the number of areas treated. The laser most often targets the face, though in some cases, it can be used on the eyes, neck, and chest, too.  “The laser penetrates the skin in … Read more