Cristina del Rio

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Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Next Big Thing In Beauty, Squalene

One of the many reasons I love being a writer is that I learn so much. I’m constantly reading, but I also get to interact with so many crazy smart …

Retinol 101: Here's Exactly How to Use It

If you're at all interested in skincare, I'll bet you've heard of retinol and retinoids before. Retinol isn't new, but it is a proven "wonder product" that reduces fine lines and wrinkles and improves the overall skin tone. However, with so many variations, product names, and percentages available, …

Skin Care

Why Aquaphor Is My Favorite Beauty Product Ever

Oh, Aquaphor. My skin-care routine has changed (multiple times, in fact) over the past decade or so, but there are a few products that I keep coming back to and Aquaphor is invariably one of them. I'm typically a total sucker for luxe packaging and clever marketing, but when it comes to products …

This Primer Makes Your Pores Look Smaller in Seconds

When your pores are as deep as the accidental "like" you gave your ex's 40 weeks-old Instagram post, you can try every primer, serum, gel, and …

Skin Care

5 Dermatologist-Recommended Ways to Stop Sun Damage

Had a little too much fun in the sun this summer and seeing the effects on your face? You're not alone—we've all been there and a little post-summer sun damage, while troublesome, can be rectified and stopped in its tracks. Whether you're prepping for your wedding day or recovering from a honeymoon …

Skin Care

6 Healthy Beauty Habits That Will Make You Feel Happier and More Confident

Even though it’s hard to believe all the time, you have the power to feel like your absolute best self. Sometimes searching for happiness is so …

6 Things Your Dermatologist Wants You To Know Before Trying Retinol

In terms of youth-enhancing skincare products, retinol always tops the list. But even though most women have heard or read about it, they still …

Skin Care

Face Yoga Is Super Weird, but It Actually Works

I want to start by saying I’m not "anti" aging. I want to live a long life, and that means I’m going to get old. The changes that go along with that …

Why Hyaluronic Acid Is in Every Skincare Product Lately

It’s the most hardworking ingredient there is.<p><i>This story originally appeared in Racked’s daily newsletter. Want more news from Racked?</i> <i>Sign up for our newsletter here</i><i>.</i><p>It’s really easy to get overwhelmed shopping for skincare. Between the bizarre-sounding ingredients (“vital energies”?), neologisms, …

Skin Care

The 7 Skincare Ingredients You Need For A Flawless Face

You know the drill—every month a new miracle skincare ingredient dominates your social feeds and soon it’s available everywhere from eye creams to …

Skin Care

What Are Skin Softeners — & Should You Be Using Them?

I already have a fairly excessive beauty regimen, so I was skeptical about adding yet another step and product to what is already a very cramped …

Skin Care

Here’s Why Honey Is Taking Over Our Summer Skincare Products

Even though summer is nearing an end, it’s common to still be dealing with the skincare issues that go along with the season. Sweat and the sun can leave us with a face full of blemishes, and we continue to suffer from the extreme drying effects of salt water and chlorine. There’s still time to …

Skin Care

How to Figure Out Your Face Shape Once and for All

Figuring out your face shape, much like achieving the perfect messy bun or mastering liquid eyeliner, is one of those things that sounds a lot easier …

The Surprising Ways Alcohol Is Damaging Your Skin

Beauty<p>The Best Cleansers For Every Skin Type<p>Beauty<p>The Best Beauty Buys At Trader Joe’s Right Now<p>Beauty<p>How To Give Yourself An At-Home Facial For …

Skin Care

The Best Anti-Aging Hand Creams You’ll Actually Want to Slather On

By now we’ve accepted (albeit, begrudgingly) that we’re going to age. But despite our many attempts to love and appreciate our fine lines and …

The Best-Selling Face Wash At Target Is Only $10

We love drugstore beauty buys and here’s why: They’re easy to find, they’re affordable and (contrary to what some people think) they can really …

Beauty

This face mask makes you look 100 years old, then 10 years younger

Believe the hype.<p>When it comes to Instagram beauty trends, everyone loves a spectacle. The latest comes from South Korean brand Hanacure (and yes, they ship worldwide), a gel mask that pulls so tightly on the skin when it's dry that it totally warps your face and, when you move even the tiniest …

How To Tell Whether Your Skin Is Dry — Or Just Dehydrated

“My skin is so dry, how can I fix it?” It's an age-old beauty conundrum, and we have yet to find a universal, quick-fix for banishing dull and tired …

Skin Care

7 Ways Your Workout Is Messing With Your Skin

It’s no secret working out has some major benefits beyond just improving your overall physique. Exercise can also help you sleep better, reduce …

Skin Care

The Ugly Truth About Ingrown Hairs (& How to Deal with Them ASAP)

If you’ve ever experienced an ingrown hair, you know firsthand how annoying (and sometimes painful) they can be. Ingrowns happen when a hair coils …

Skin Care

What are pores and how can you have clear skin

When you type “how to get rid of pores” into Google, over 500,000 results fill your screen. But whilst we’re sorry to disappoint over half a million …

Skin Care

Collagen-Infused Products for Plump, Healthy Skin

If you're thinking you'll have to go under the needle for a boost in collagen, think again. The protein, which is responsible for giving our skin its …

Skin Care

The Benefits of Face Mist

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Out on Face Mists<p>Face mists feel and smell good, but do they actually do anything? The short (and definitive) answer: yes. At …

Does Armpit Botox Really Stop Sweating? Watch One PEOPLE Editor Put This Beauty Treatment to the Test

How do beauty editors get ready to bare their skin for summer? Here’s a hint: they don’t stop at shaving and spray tans. It’s all about sweat …

Why These 4 Dermatologist-Approved Tips Will Save Your Skin This Summer

Even the most thoughtfully assembled skin-care routine is rarely a year-round winner. Shifts in humidity, arctic blasts of air-conditioning, and brighter, longer days all play a role in how your skin holds up. With summer officially here, now’s the time to rethink your seasonal wardrobe from the …

Is a Facial Worth the Fuss?

For the beauty do-it-yourselfer, we live in boom times. Between masks and eye strips and deep-cleaning products and YouTube videos on face massage, you can do a pretty good approximation of a spa facial in the confines of your home for a fraction of the price.<p>I have a drawer in my kitchen — my …

Skin Care

Everything You Need To Know If You’re Thinking Of Getting Lip Injections

It seems everyone is on a mission these days to get a plumper pout, and fillers are the solution du jour. As with any procedure, if you’re looking to …

5 Shaving Mistakes To Stop Making If You Refuse to Wax Below the Belt

Leaving your razor in the shower and using deodorant as after-shave are a just a couple of the bad habits you need to break.<p>For those of us who …

Sensitive Skin

Beauty Heroes: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Kiehl’s bestselling Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a rich and luxurious facial oil designed to be worn at night. Its goals are to enhance your …

Skin Care

11 beautiful uses for Vaseline that will seriously change your life.

Yes, we’re talking about Vaseline.<p>It’s the tub that keeps on giving – and a staple to solve many a beauty dilemma.<p>Split ends? Hide them with …