beauty
Exactly 24 days ago, I embarked upon the most restrictive diet I've ever miserably bumbled my way into: an anti-Candida plan.
in

Sep 11, 2014 at 4:09pm | 176 comments

freckles
Even though her freckles are adorable, she's already insecure about them. But I can't blame her -- I was exactly the same.
skin
That narrative of dark-skinned pain is not everyone’s story, and it certainly isn’t mine.
in

May 20, 2014 at 12:00pm | 125 comments

beauty genes
At the risk of sounding like the sappy, cheese ball that I am, I strongly believe that some of the best gifts we get from our mothers are the ones we see in the mirror every day.
acne
While I’ve yet to meet a dermatologist who’s on the no-dairy bandwagon, almost every single esthetician has the exact opposite opinion.
in

Jan 31, 2014 at 9:00am | 301 comments

skin
In which I say "NO" to things I like in an effort to look and feel better.
skin
You guys asked! And now I'm answering. Here are some of my favorite tricks and products.
in

Sep 30, 2013 at 4:00pm | 81 comments

skin
Being angry all the time is messing up a lot of things, but it’s really messing up your skin.
in

May 9, 2013 at 9:00am | 34 comments

scars
This is my left arm after an angry bubble of olive oil attacked me for no good reason.
in

Apr 30, 2013 at 3:00pm | 233 comments

skin
Brought to you by the cheapest beauty broad NOT in the beauty biz.
aa cream
After getting a shitload of “Which one do I use?” questions from friends, I feel like it might be time to define industry buzz terms like “AA,” “BB” and “CC” creams.
ask dita
Allow me to commend you on having the good sense to care about the future of your skin!
maternity products
Whatever your particular routine requires, you’re likely to find a safer, inexpensive, environmentally friendly alternative in the maternity section of your beauty boutique.
hair
Anyway, around this time you’ll see a lot of articles on “Red Carpet Trends” -- have you noticed they’re literally the same from year to year?
shoppables
Logically I know that pushing at a blackhead until it erupts is only going to make things worse. And yet!
in

Jan 18, 2013 at 2:00pm | 197 comments

shoppables
People comment on my melanin shortage on a weekly basis. When I was at the beach, a stranger told me I “really needed” a tan before I dared to wear a bikini.
shoppables
I’m like the Goldilocks of Makeup: This foundation is too yellow, this one is too white, this one is too chalky, etc.
shoppables
There’s no real inspiration behind this look, but I think the words “disco hooker” do it justice. Take that as you will, but I think it’s super glamorous.
in

Dec 14, 2012 at 9:00am | 88 comments

exfoliation
I've figured out two steps you can do before and after showering for the softest skin possible.
skin
Remind me to tell y’all about the time I bathed in volcanic mud in Colombia another day.
in

Nov 13, 2012 at 10:00am | 61 comments

hair
Because having great skin shouldn't break the bank.
skin
Skin problems, period-induced meltdowns and the magical drugstore buys that just might help take the edge off.