Skin care

I have to reject self-loathing when it arrives in the guise of self-care, and that means I have to opt out of skin care culture.

Skin Care Talk Is The New Diet Talk (And I Hate It)

People talk about skin care like it’s fun — a way to relax. But for me, the very idea opens onto a black hole of self-loathing. Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   05.3.18   |   SHARE
Benzoyl Peroxide (BP) has been there when nothing else worked. But boy did BP come with a price.

On My Complex Relationship With Benzoyl Peroxide

During such trying times, there is one trusty frenemy whose shadowy presence always sneaks back into my life. Benzoyl peroxide, I wish I knew how to Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   05.22.17   |   SHARE
Dairy is good for you, but it depends, on you, and on the dairy... and no, it's not complicated at all.

Where Did We Land On Dairy Again?

Wait a sec, is consuming dairy good or bad for you? Do you cut it out when you want to get healthy, or add more in? Does it make your face break out Read...
Claire Hopple    |   03.31.17   |   SHARE
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#RavsRecs: Erin Gets Through January With Murder, Music, And Face Cream

Welcome To #RavsRecs, a look inside the lives (and minds) of your Ravishly staffers. Every week we’ll be coming to you with a list of things that are Read...
Erin Khar   |   01.20.17   |   SHARE
For the Francophile in all of us.

The Best French Things To Rub On Your Face

Inside everyone is a little bit of a Francophile, right? French things are just good and that’s that. Cheese, accents, wine, hairy armpits, say no Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   11.14.16   |   SHARE
Steroids are powerhouses when it comes to combating a range of medical issues, but steroids change your face.

5 Ways Steroids Change Your Face (And What To Do About It)

Steroids are powerhouses when it comes to combating a range of medical issues, but the physical changes can be extreme. Steroids change your face. Read...
Kelly Davio    |   06.2.15   |   SHARE

Why We Should Listen to Lorde: Worshipping Photoshopped Celebs Costs Us $152 Billion a Year

Lorde is fighting back against ridiculous Photoshopping and the pursuit of physical perfection, a self-loathing national pastime that fuels a multi- Read...
Nikki Gloudeman   |   04.1.14   |   SHARE

The EU Could Ban Chanel No. 5, Marilyn Monroe Turns Over in Grave

While some of us love a good whiff of eau de armpit au naturale, most of us shy away from our body's potent – and sometimes nose-singeing – stench Read...
Kate Zaliznock   |   02.13.14   |   SHARE