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The Best Retinoid Products—and Why You Should Use Them

Anti-aging ingredients come and go, but retinoids have been major players for decades.

7 Ways to Treat Dark Circles

A good night’s sleep alone won’t alleviate those shadows.

Can You Shrink Your Pores?

Being a micromanager isn’t all bad. Show your pores who’s boss and score smoother, more radiant skin.

Beauty on a Budget

The one-stop beauty shopping guide for products tested—and loved—by readers and Real Simple editors alike.

8 Standout Face Cleansers for Radiant Skin

These winning washes—chosen from 112—leave skin clean, never tight-feeling.

The Best Beauty Subscription Boxes

Ever splurge on a cream only to discover that it makes you break out? For trial without error, sign up for a beauty subscription service, which sends a package of sample-size surprises each month, enabling you to sniff and swipe before investing in full-size favorites.

Solutions to 4 Common Skin Problems    

Forget “miracle” products. Here’s what really works on spider veins, stretch marks, cellulite, and scars―and what doesn’t.

9 Secrets to Great Skin

Everyone wants glowing, flawless skin. But for many of us, it’s hard to get there, especially when you have skin conditions like acne, dryness, oily skin, and more. All hope is not lost, though. Just about anyone can have great skin—but it will take some time, commitment, and maybe even a product splurge now and then. We asked the experts—dermatologists, aestheticians, beauty experts, and event a supermodel—for their best-kept secrets to flawless skin. First, it’s all about reassessing your routine, tweaking it to suit for your skin type and issues, and setting up some good habits (like putting moisturizer on right after you wash your face or take a shower, and customizing the products you use based on day to day needs). And it’s not just about using the right products and establishing a routine—diet, exercise, and sleep help, too. A well-balanced, nutritious diet can make your skin firm, clear, and acne-free.  Plus, drinking water is always a must (which is no surprise, since we’ve been hearing that one for ages). It’s also about setting an exercise routine to benefit blood flow, which will give you a glowy flush, and getting enough sleep so your skin can recuperate. But all of the tips on the following pages would be for nothing if you can’t commit to becoming diligent about caring for your skin—a great complexion won’t happen overnight, but it can happen if you stick to it. From simple lifestyle tweaks to using (sort of strange) tools, take a look at these winning strategies from the experts who know.

The Best Skincare Products for College Students

Going to college is stressful. These derm-approved skincare tips will help keep your skin in the clear.

How to Organize Your Beauty Products

Ditch the clutter and save money by figuring out which beauty products you actually use, and which are taking up space.