Skincare

6 Self-Tanners That Really Work

You know that getting a faux glow with self-tanner is much safer than basking in the sun or a bed. But self-tanners are notorious for being messy and stinky. Here, six formulas that will leave your skin looking sun-kissed—minus those telltale streaks. 

10 Products Beauty Editors Can’t Live Without

As a beauty editor, I get sent a lot of free products to review (tough job, I know). But there are some gems I’ve found over the years that are worth every penny—even if that means spending my own money on them. I asked my fellow Time Inc. (Real Simple’s parent company) beauty editors to share their most beloved beauty products and why they’re so great.

How to Protect Your Hair From Sun, Chlorine, and Salt Water

Keep your hair shiny and healthy all summer long. 

The Natural Look Is In—Here’s How to Achieve It

A recent survey found that more and more women are fans of natural-looking makeup.

The Best Facial Mists

Hydrate, tone, prime, and soothe your skin without even touching your face. These spritzers (out of 50 tested) deliver benefits fast and refresh your senses.

How to Get Softer Feet

With sandal season in full swing, it’s time to give your feet some TLC. No time for the salon? Here, six easy-to-use products that will whip your heels into shape at home.

Why Breakouts Happen When You Travel (and How to Prevent Them)

Vacation is all smiles and selfies... until that annoying pimple pops up. We asked Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, why breakouts happen at the most inopportune—and picturesque—out-of-town moments.

The Best After-Sun Products

If a day at the pool has left you feeling the burn (it happens to the best of us), grab one of these post-sun refreshers to cool down quickly.

The Big Sunscreen Mistake You Might Be Making

A new study finds that only 40 percent of the most popular, well-regarded sunscreens meet American Academy of Dermatology criteria.

How to Treat a Sunburned Scalp Fast

A dermatologist weighs in on the quickest way to remedy the redness.

The Best Body Scrubs

Scrub away your problems (acne, dry skin, sore muscles) with one of these six multitasking exfoliants.

The Fastest, Easiest Way to Paint Your Own Nails

DIY manicures require time, patience, and the kind of precision only those who are ambidextrous possess—until now. Enter British nail brand Nails Inc. and their latest beauty lifesaver—spray on nail polish. You’re welcome.