12 Best Skin-Care Products for Mature and Aging Skin — Dermatologist Recommendations

Although dermatologists see patients for a countless number of concerns (acne, suspicious moles, dandruff — you name it), two of the most common appointment talking points are lines and discoloration. They’re perfectly natural characteristics of skin that simply isn’t as young as it used to be, but some folks would prefer to see themselves with […]

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The Best Teeth Whitening Kits of 2020 — Dentist Recommendations

Professionals, on the other hand, “can take all the necessary precautions to make sure the gum tissue is safe and protected and the whitening agent is only getting on the tooth enamel that we want whiter.” Ultimately, Messina says that all over-the-counter, peroxide-based whiteners will deliver comparable results as long as you follow the manufacturer’s […]

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TV Reporter Reminds Everyone That Braids Are Professional in Viral Tweet

There is a shamefully long history of — and somehow still-necessary pushback against — Black hair being considered inherently unprofessional. Antiquated employee handbooks still cite certain textures and styles closely associated with Black hair as unacceptable for the workplace, which has resulted in a growing number of states passing hair-centric anti-discrimination laws. But while legislation […]

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Meghan Markle’s Lash Secret on Sale at Nordstrom for 50% Off

The beloved Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 officially kicks off on August 19, but the mega-retailer graced the internet and lucky Nordstrom cardholders with both early access and a preview of the sales. If that’s not enough reason to celebrate, the sale also kicked off on Meghan Markle’s birthday. While there are literally thousands of exciting, […]

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6 Black Astrologers, Energy Healers, and Tarot Readers Who Will Energize Your Instagram Feed

Aquarius Maximus is a fact-lover, and it’s this trait that, at first, made her feel critical and disbelieving of astrology and tarot. However, as she delved deeper into the world, she realized tarot card reading is the embodiment of the law of attraction. On her Instagram, you’ll discover card readings related to day-to-day news, celebrity […]

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Simone Biles Wears Extra-Long Braids to Go Instagram Official With Boyfriend Jonathan Owens

Simone Biles may usually wear her hair in a straightened, just-past-shoulder-length style, but for special occasions, she breaks out the extra-long braids. And what occasion could be more special than going “Instagram official” with her new boyfriend? On Sunday, August 2, the world-champion gymnast shared two photos in a new post on her Instagram grid […]

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Kylie Jenner Debuts a Sleek White Manicure on the Cover of “Vogue” Hong Kong — See the Photos

Kylie Jenner is Vogue Hong Kong’s latest cover girl. The 22-year-old makeup mogul dropped the news this weekend via an announcement post on Instagram that features a photo of the stunning cover and Jenner looking as cool as ever in a patent leather ensemble. She’s also wearing a stark white manicure, which contrasts nicely against […]

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The August 2020 Allure Beauty Box: See All the Product Samples You Could Get This Month

Here’s the lowdown on how to subscribe to Allure’s print edition for more beauty routines, recommendations, and features. If you subscribe today for only $15, every month you’ll get: A box of 5-7 Allure-approved products curated by our beauty editors Discount codes for up to 25% off beauty products A mini magazine filled with editor tips on […]

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A Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

“I use ACT as a creative, often funny, methodology to help my clients learn emotional intelligence and reorient how they relate to their emotional/physical pain, thereby relieving suffering,” says Christine Carville, an LCSW-R and professor at the Columbia School of Social Work. “Using lots of amusing, memorable metaphor, and practical exercises to guide the experience, […]

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Best After-Sun Products for Soothing and Treating Sunburns — Dermatologist Recommendations

Plainly put: There’s no excuse to not wear sunscreen. Dermatologists could go on for days about the importance of wearing SPF every day, rain or shine, and even if you’re indoors. Luckily, there are sunscreens to fit everyone’s needs, preferences, and skin tones. Want a sunscreen that doesn’t irritate super sensitive skin? A natural or […]

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