Setting Powder: How and Why to Use It

Related Information Full disclosure: As the owner of a shiny T-zone by the end of the day (okay, by lunch) I can attest that it makes a difference to actually set my face makeup. When I say “set,” I’m referring to the process of using either a powder or spray—typically powder in my case—to keep […]

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How to Know If You Should See an Aesthetician or a Dermatologist

In a perfect world, our skin would be all of the following at all times: clear, glowing, and healthy. However, until that world actually exists, we must figure out how to make our skin happy on our own—and when to call in the big guns if necessary, like a dermatologist or an aesthetician. If you’ve […]

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How to Break the Busy Cycle

You’re busy, right? And if you’re not, what’s your problem? In today’s ramped-up world, it’s become a badge of honor to be busy. When you return to work on Monday morning, it can sometimes feel like a competition to see who did the most over the weekend and talk about how little time you had […]

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How Long Does it Take for Topical Scar Creams to Actually Work?

Welcome to Ask a Beauty Editor, our new column in which Sarah Jacoby, SELF’s senior health and beauty editor, goes on the hunt to find the science-backed answers to all of your skin-care questions. You can ask Sarah a question at askabeautyeditor@self.com. How long would it take for topical scar creams to actually make a […]

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On Choosing to Share Your Abortion Story Online—Or Not

The headlines broadcasting the many attacks on abortion access are nonstop: Georgia signs a six-week abortion ban into law; Missouri’s last abortion clinic risks closure; Alabama enacts a near-total abortion ban with the most restrictive bill in the nation. Thankfully, none of these bans have actually gone into effect, but the threat remains chillingly real. […]

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We Talked to Dr. Pimple Popper About the Joy of Watching Cyst-Popping Videos

Even if you’re not looking for them, it’s almost impossible to search for anything skin-care related online without running into one of Dr. Pimple Popper’s videos. Clearly, dermatologist Sandra Lee, M.D., FAAD, FAACS, has tapped directly into the deep, pus-filled heart of the strange-yet-satisfying video world. Shortly after posting her first pimple popping video, Dr. […]

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I Wanted to Learn to Swim Before I Turned 30. Easier Said Than Done.

Whether I’m being forced to participate in a team-building icebreaker or I’m trying to make conversation on a first date, I have one go-to fact about myself that always works: I can’t swim. I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but I’ve reached my late 20s still have to hold my nose when I go […]

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Highlights From the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup So Far

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is underway in France, and ICYMI, the competition is already hot. Really hot. We’re just one week into the month-long tournament, and records have already been broken, history has already been made, and controversy has already been stirred. Missed any (or all) of the action? That’s OK. Here, we […]

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Hydroflask Water Bottle for Kids Review

I am one of those privately gross people who looks outwardly put together, but has a secret stash of unwashed water bottles tucked away, slowly growing their own petri dishes of filth. It’s not that I’m an unhygienic person, per se, but as a lazy city dweller with no dishwasher, I really can’t bring myself […]

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Sunburn: First Aid

If you have been sunburned, you will experience the signs and symptoms of sunburn within a few hours of exposure to the sun. The affected skin will be painful, red, and swollen. In some cases it might blister. You may also have a headache, fever, and nausea. If you have a sunburn Take a cool […]

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17 Sustainable Activewear Pieces That Are Legitimately Cute and Stylish

I love the thrill of buying something new, but between being a quality over quantity type of person and also a “worried about the earth” person, when I’m out shopping, I try to pick pieces that I know will last me at least a few years. One of the ways I practice conscious consumerism is […]

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Need Supply Summer Sale 2019 on Activewear

It just so happens that Need Supply, one of our favorite retailers for shopping independent brands, has a great selection of activewear for a range of activities like swimming, yoga, biking, and running. And as part of its summer sale, lots and lots of things have been marked down—way down, in fact. You can find […]

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