Psoriasis Can Wreak Havoc on Your Scalp—These Pro-Approved Shampoos Help

Dealing with a flaky scalp isn’t just annoying. It can be an itchy, painful merry-go-round you want to jump off of as soon as humanly possible. But how do you know if your itchy scalp is dandruff or scalp psoriasis? We reached out to a haircare expert to find out.

For starters, Helen ReaveyUSTI-certified trichologist and founder of Act+Acre, tells us, “Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells build up and form scaled, itchy, dry patches. It can manifest as a single patch or several patches and can even affect your entire scalp, leaving the skin dry, flaky, and visibly irritated.” Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about scalp psoriasis, including the top 10 shampoos to prioritize and shop.

It’s all about what’s in our shampoos and what isn’t. On Reavey’s list of nos are ingredients that strip or cause scalp irritation like Read more

True or False: Cleansing Balms Are One of the Best Things You Can Use for Acne

I’m sure by now you’ve heard quite a bit of conflicting information about using face oils and cleansing balms on acne-prone skin. While some experts say it can be beneficial, others report that it’s a big no-no. With all the inconsistencies floating around, it’s easy to spiral into a fit of confusion.

Let me help eliminate some of the inner turmoil by first stressing that everyone’s skin is unique. If you’re prone to breakouts, it’s possible that certain products or environmental stressors trigger flare-ups for you. That’s why double cleansing with a balm before using a regularly scheduled facial cleanser may work well for some but not others with particular sensitivities. It really depends on your skin’s unique makeup and how it reacts to certain ingredients. Set yourself up for success and do a bit of a self-evaluation first before fully diving into double cleansing every night.

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Must Read Food Tips Before Your Thanksgiving Feast

Must Read Food Tips Before Your Thanksgiving Feast

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Overeating can happen to all of us.

“Sometimes it’s a matter of eating too fast, keeping those unhealthy ‘clean plate’ habits or just wanting to have a taste of everything on the buffet,” says Kristie Leigh, RDN, director of health and scientific affairs at Danone North America. “No matter the reason (no shame here!), there are some tips for how to minimize that uncomfortable overly full feeling.”

Make a plan

“One of the easiest ways to avoid overeating is to make a plan, especially if you know you have a big meal coming up or a party to attend. Make sure you eat throughout the day so you don’t go into the event or meal ravenous.”

Don’t eat quickly

“Eating quickly, specially when you are really hungry, is an easy way to end up feeling too

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19 Strategic Cyber Monday Beauty Buys Our Picky Editors Totally Vouch For

Every year around this time, our beauty team Slack channel starts to overflow with choice deals we’re keeping a close eye on. After all, although we’re fortunate enough to be able to test new skincare, beauty devices, gadgets, and makeup most days for free, we still know how to spend some cash come Cyber Monday. I know—your wallet might already be crying after you gave it a workout last week, but we’re not done just yet. We still have some serious steals and deals to share (most ending today) that you won’t want to miss. If you’re curious what brands beauty editors will be shopping, keep scrolling. The below brands are at the top of our lists.

Hair Biology: Selected Hair Biology Amazon bundles will be 20% off ending today.

Mara: Receive 22% off sitewide today only (excluding bundles and sets). All orders placed today will automatically
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The Children’s Skincare Brands Adults Love

The Children’s Skincare Brands Adults Love

You can never be too young (or too old) to start a good skincare routine. That said, it’s important to remember that most experts say that no matter your age, less is more. Your skin can only absorb so much product, meaning if you layer too much it’s just going to go to waste; the product will sit on the skin versus actually absorbing into it. And, as for babies and toddlers, they don’t actually need much other than soap and/or bath bubbles and depending on the weather, a little bit of lotion and/or face cream.

I learned a lot of this the hard way. I bought countless products when my first child was born (with brands like Dr. Barbara Sturm and Chantecaille having launched tot skincare, the temptations were endless…), but I ended up using most of the things I bought on … Read more

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