Nothing says summertime quite like freshly squeezed lemonade, ocean breezes, sun-kissed skin, and of course, any and everything nautical. Don't live by the coast? Not a problem. Beth Parker of s e e r s u c k e r + s a d d l e s shares these nautical inspired looks that are wearable even if you live inland!View Slideshow
We all know we're supposed to wear sunscreen, but sometimes its sticky, greasy residue makes hiding indoors almost seem worthwhile. Fear not: These smooth-sailing sunscreens are a breeze to apply, and their barely-there formulas won't turn your beach day into a major bummer. Find your perfect match here!View Slideshow
If you've ever left the beauty aisle scratching your head at some of the latest cosmetic catchphrases (growth factors!?! sleep masks!?!), this story is for you. Here, top beauty experts break down the latest buzzwords in skin care and makeup. Consider this handy guide to some of the coolest new products and trends.View Slideshow
If you like the look of a deep tan or even just a subtle, sun-kissed glow, sunless tanner is the only way to go (no skin-damaging UV rays!). But we all know application can be tricky. One false move and you can be left with an obvious streak that lasts for days. Fortunately, the latest crop of glow getters makes a faux tan faux pas free.View Slideshow
When packing a cosmetic bag for a getaway, it's survival of the smallest. There are only so many less-than-3.4-ounce beauty products you can cram into one quart-size bag (aka the TSA rule for liquids, creams, and lotions in your carry-on bag). To make the packing process a little easier, we rounded up the best miniaturized and multitasking makeup, skin, and hair products that sacrifice space but not quality.View Slideshow
You don't have to spend big bucks to get gorgeous skin. Just ask some of the top dermatologists in the country. Finding products that work -- at a great price -- comes down to knowing a little about what skincare ingredients do (and don't do). Click through to see dermatologists' top picks for beauty bargains.
Infused with a hefty dose of retinol, this serum tackles crow's feet, fine lines, and wrinkles. "You'll start to see them start to soften in about week," says Debra Jaliman, M.D., a dermatologist and author of Skin Rules. "This serum also contains hyaluronic acid, which helps prevent the dryness caused by other products that contain retinol."
This DIY microdermabrasion kit scores bonus points for having undergone clinical trials, proving it’s safe for at-home use. “It's remarkable how smooth and soft it makes the skin feel without leaving it stripped or over-exfoliated,” adds Doris Day, M.D., clinical associate professor of dermatology at the New York University Langone Medical Center. Bonus: Removing that layer of dead, dull cells will help your wrinkle-fighting serums and creams penetrate the skin, improving their effectiveness.
Ask any dermatologist and they’ll tell you that the real fountain of youth can be found in a bottle of sunscreen. Jeanine Downie, a dermatologist in Montclair, New Jersey, is loyal to this hypoallergenic pick because it’s less likely to irritate. Plus, “wearing sunblock rain or shine decreases your incidence of skin cancer, and you’ll have fewer sunspots, fine lines, and moles,” she says.
Good ingredients are what make a drugstore product powerful, says Ranella Hirsch, M.D., a Cambridge, Massachusetts dermatologist. Hyaluronic acid, a potent moisturizer that is absorbed easily by the skin, and lipohydroxy acid, a gentle exfoliating ingredient, team up in this serum to stimulate collagen, smooth wrinkles, and plump skin.
Brown spots can age a face as much as wrinkles. "This skin lightening product uses retinol, soy extract, and vitamins C and E to help clear brown spots from the face and body," says cosmetic dermatologist Wendy E. Roberts, M.D.
See tips and tricks that will keep your skin from aging under the sun's rays.