Skincare

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.

7 Overnight Masks Worth Applying


From dull skin to flaky feet, these seven masks work the night shift to help solve your beauty problems by the time your alarm goes off.

The Best Face Sunscreens

Real Simple tested nearly every formula under the sun. Here are six shining examples.

Sunscreen Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Considering the fact that 40 to 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will get skin cancer at least once, it's always a good time for a (proverbial) skin check. Dermatologists sound off on the most common SPF missteps.

7 Manicure Mistakes You Might Be Making

Experts share their nail don’ts so you can get a professional looking (and long-lasting) manicure at home.

6 Eye Creams That Solve Your Most Annoying Skin Concerns

Your eyes can tell a lot about you: just how little sleep you’re clocking and even your age. Since the thin skin around your eyes is one of the first places to age, applying eye cream is important. But they're not all created equal. Using one that’s targeted to solving your problem—puffiness, dark circles, dryness—is key. New York City dermatologist Whitney Bowe explains how to find your dream cream.