Skincare

7 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. “Old age,” as Bette Davis once said, “is no place for sissies.” But that doesn’t mean you need to chicken out. Sure, growing older affects nearly every part of your body—including your hair, skin, heart, muscles, and more—but aging well may be as simple as adopting these (mostly) easy everyday habits.

Can I Make My Own Bubble Bath?

Real Simple answers your questions.

4 New Ways to Get Glowing Skin

If getting a well-rested glow naturally (the good ol’ eight-hours trick) isn’t cutting it, give one of these new facial treatments a try to fake a radiant complexion.

The Best Acne Treatments

For the battle against blemishes, these powerful winners—out of 100 tested—are spot-on.

Beauty Myths Debunked

Dermatologists share the real truth about common myths and the steps you can take today to look great for years to come.

The Prettiest Manicure and Pedicure Combos for Summer

After a long winter, it’s finally time for your feet to come out of hiding. Treat yourself to a mani/pedi—and this time skip the hemming and hawing in front of that wall of colors. We’ve come up with five great starting points, and loads of directions they can go in. Choose your own (color) adventure.​

How to Remove Gel Polish at Home Without Destroying Your Nails

Have a love-hate relationship with gel nail polish? The pros: The polish is super shiny and lasts for weeks—there's no annoying chips regardless of how many dishes you do. The cons: The dreaded removal process takes time and can seriously wreck your nails. We asked celebrity nail expert, Tracylee (@luxebytracylee), for her advice on taking off gel polish at home.

How to Remove Self-Tanner

If a new self-tanner has turned your skin orange, try this technique to return your skin to its natural shade.

12 Products That Changed Our Lives

As magazine editors, lots of products—from makeup and hair tools, to cleaning supplies and organizational products, to gardening gadgets and even toilet paper (yes, toilet paper!)—make their way across our desks. Some fall flat, others generate temporary buzz, and a select few become staples in our lives. And when we realized that some of these products have become items we simply cannot live without, we knew it was time to share the wealth with our loyal readers. Here, we present you with our editors’ all-time favorite items.

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.