Acne is one commonality that we all likely encountered in our high school years, so it seems logical we even used the same iconic spot-clearing products, too. Some of these brands might look different on the outside now, but deep down they're relatively the same pimple-blasting formulas we reached for way back when. Remember 10 tried-and-true products that helped you get through puberty unscathed when you click through our nostalgic roundup. But the best part is that they're still available and just as good at clearing up breakouts now that you're an adult.
Spotting a star in a perfectly styled leather jacket is nothing new — we have seven different options to inspire your own dressing right here. Fashion star Miranda Kerr took it one step further, giving the classic black pick the day off in favor of a bold tritone Acne version.
With a statement topper like hers, it's smart styling sense to keep the rest of the outfit simple. Miranda let hers take center stage by wearing dark Citizens of Humanity jeans, a scarf, and pointy-toe ankle booties. The one other twist came courtesy of the denim shirt she knotted at her waist. Love the look? Shop it all here.
Is it just us, or are skin care regimens kind of difficult to decipher? With all the products out there, it can be tough to figure out which ones work for your skin type and how to use them all properly. Well, stop scratching your head. We're giving you a crash course in skin care, just ahead.
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Sure, great skin is the result of regular cleansing and exfoliation, but that doesn't always have to come in the form of a store-bought tube. Some of the best acne fighters out there are hiding right under your nose . . . or in your pantry. Uncover five surprising zit-zappers you have at home.
Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are both excellent acne fighters, and definitely the most affordable treatments on the market. Almost any drugstore acne treatment is going to have one or the other. But it's impossible to tell from the bottle which product is going to help clear up your specific acne. If you end up with the wrong one, it can actually make things worse. To help you determine which product you actually need, I've put together a quick comparison. Ready to know which one you need once and for all? Then just keep reading.
The piece: Acne Studios Ruth Air Sweater
The price: $300
Why we want it: Fall weather is officially here, and when the temps make the air crisp and cool, there's nothing more delicious than a decadent cable-knit sweater in a mood-altering lavender color to keep warm. With alternating textures woven throughout and a ribbed crewneck collar, this Acne option is our top choice for our favorite season.
What if we told you there was a DIY blemish-zapping lotion that not only shrinks the pesky thing but also reduces the redness and can even kill bacteria? Well, it's true. You can actually make your own overnight treatment at home. All it takes is your favorite astringent or tea tree oil and a bottle of calamine lotion. It'll cost you less than $10 at the grocery store and will last you around six months to boot.
On Kirbie: Joie
Accutane can be helpful in eliminating persistent breakouts if you deal with deep, nodular acne. But who else is it good for? And when you should start seriously considering this acne treatment? We visited Soheil Simzar, MD at AvaMD in Santa Monica, CA, who broke down who Accutane is best for, what to expect, how to prep for this medication, and what side effects you may experience during your treatment.
On Kirbie: BCBG Max Azria blazer
Start your quest to find the perfect coat this Fall with our ultimate outerwear guide. The top trends to take note of? Think minimalistic silhouettes, chic camel hues, oversize shapes, and ladylike details from brands like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Helmut Lang. Stay cool in motorcycle jackets, bombers, and parkas from Rag & Bone and Acne, or make a statement in sharp military silhouettes. With every style and every budget in mind, cozy up in all of our editors' picks.
Step into the dark side with moody floral prints for Fall. With dark botanic-patterned pieces ranging from floaty chiffon tops to ankle boots, there are a number ways to inject the trend into your daily wardrobe. Don Marni's ladylike floral coat with sleek trousers and ankle boots for a day at the office, or show off your party style in Valentino's whimsical, full-skirted dress. Peep our picks for irresistible options from Tracy Reese, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and more.