The Truth About Adult Acne
Braces and angst are two things most of us can happily leave behind in our adolescence; acne, less so. In fact, breakouts are seemingly becoming more common later in life: Studies published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology note that 50 percent of women will suffer from acne at some point in their adult years, and that the median age of those afflicted has increased from 20.5 to 26.5 years old. All acne is not created equal, however. Younger acne will most always involve T-zone-centric blackheads and whiteheads, while adult acne hits around the jawline and neck, and often shows up as painful cysts and nodules. And grown-up breakouts might be more scarring, because skin becomes less resilient with age.
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Skin scientists have used genomics, the study of genes, to tailor treatments for wrinkles, and now they're using their gene know-how to tackle oil overload that could
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From snakeskin to sparkle, step into fall's most stylish pairs of heelsRead More »from 5 Wearable Heel Trends to Try This Fall
Trend #1: Sparkle
If you thought these glittery gems should only be saved for prom, think again. Fall's a great time to indulge and experiment in the most never-thought-I'd-wear-that trends, when our wardrobes are more predictable than other seasons.
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Trend #2: Kitten Heel
Don't be fooled by the short stature of this heel. 1.5 inches are making a comeback in a big way: wear them confidently with pants that bare your ankles for a surprisingly sexy look.
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Trend #3: The Loafer
The penny loafer has grown up for fall. Be daring this season and add some height to the beloved flat. Instant statement.
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Trend #4: Snakeskin
Even if you're not a huge fan of animal print, a peek of snakeskin underneath wide-leg pants is the perfect way to stay on trend this season. Plus, snakeskin gives even the
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Wrinkles aren't the only indicators of age! Here are other ways your face reveals your true birthday
Just as the eyes are the windows to the soul, your facial features can forecast if you're predisposed to age well. Skin-care experts say these visible signs combined with lifestyle choices and an understanding of your genetic makeup can give a surprisingly accurate reading of how Mother Nature's hands will shape and transform your face over time.
The first facial asset you can hope to be blessed with: a round or heart-shaped visage, versus a long, thin one that is more prone to fat loss. Though you may have cursed its fuller appearance growing up, facial skin that has an increased number of fat cells maintains a youthful look longer.
Prominent cheekbones are also considered golden. "If you're blessed with nice high cheekbones, you definitely hit the jackpot," says celebrity aesthetician Renée Rouleau. "Your cheeks won't sag as much over time because they'reRead More »from Ways to Predict How Well You Will Age
TREND #1: MOTORead More »from Try Fall's Top 4 Trends for Under $100
If you've ever felt the urge to wear head-to-toe leather but don't own a Harley-Davidson, now's your chance.
CELEBRITY MUSE: Lady Gaga's video for Judas was pretty controversial, but we dare you to find anyone who'd challenge her perfected biker look.
GET THE LOOK: Not sure about going in deep on this trend? With H&M's spot-on vest, you don't have to splurge.H&M leather vest, $99; get it at hm.com.
TREND #2: SPORTY
From dressed-up sweats to luxe designer kicks, it's all about workout-ready shapes in street-ready fabrics.
CELEBRITY MUSE: Ciara is known for her stellar dance moves that look more like a backbreaking workout than the cha-cha. This songstress proves that being a strong woman is sexy.
GET THE LOOK: Chunky bracelets channel the sporty feel easily, with the sleekness of an all-the-rage friendship bracelet. The Ropes jewelry, starting at $20; get it at theropesmaine.com.
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TREND #3: MOD
Mad Men, anyone? Neat
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There is something so alluring about women wearing menswear styles, from neckties to slacks and brogues. Get the look of raiding your boyfriend's closet with these tips.
This model has perfected the boyfriend-dressing style from her sunglasses and rugged belt to her worn-in white.1. EXPLORE THE BOYS SECTION
Tap into resources like the boys department of Old Navy for everyday affordable pieces from white shirts to knits and belts. ABOVE: Old Navy boy's oxford shirt, $14.50; get it at oldnavy.com
2. TONE DOWN THE COLORRead More »from 8 Simple Ways to Try the Menswear Trend
Choose a straightforward short-sleeve button-up shirt in a masculine slate blue to pair with trousers, or wear it open and layer over a white tee.3. IT'S OK TO GET A LITTLE BAGGY
Put aside the skinny jeans for awhile and tryout a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans. Pair them with a blazer and lace-up shoes for an effortless look. ABOVE: American Eagle Favorite Boyfriend Jean, $45; get it at ae.com