Had a bad breakout of bumps on your cheeks and chin that just won't go away? Experiencing a lot of redness? What you're dealing with may be a very common skin ailment, type 2 rosacea — not acne — and your course of treatment could be exacerbating the problem. Rosacea is commonly mistaken for acne because the bumps look so similar, but some treatments that help reduce acne flare-ups can actually make rosacea much worse. Be sure to see a dermatologist for either acne or rosacea, but here are quick tips to help you spot the signs of rosacea.
The Spring runways were filled with a new cut of cropped jackets from the likes of Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, and Giambattista Valli to name a few. From fitted ladylike renditions — think Michelle Obama style — to boxier silhouettes, we love this trend because, frankly, we're tired of wearing our heavy Winter coats, and this jacket will make for the ideal transitional piece into the warmer months. From Acne's standout bright green leather jacket to more feminine wares, shop the best from the batch right now.
If you have acne scars, then you'll know that not only are they hard to get rid of at home, but they can also be difficult to cover up as well. Before you give up, though, look no further than our three-step method to treating (and hopefully eliminating!) these pesky scars in the comfort of your own domicile.
The denim jacket is a season-enduring wardrobe staple — this, we know — and with Spring layers in mind, we're loving the resurgence of lighter washes, distressed finishes, and sleeveless iterations to fete the shift in mood. Along with what we saw on the Spring '13 runways (think 3.1 Phillip Lim's downtown girl or Dries van Noten's '90s plaid-wearing femme), it's safe to say that the once-Americana jean-jacket look has taken a turn for a more girlie-meets-grunge sensibility this time around. Whether you employ a little bit of that street-styled edge à la wearing your jacket draped around the shoulders, layering a longer vest with a breezy printed dress, or working in a peplum silhouette for more "dressed-up" occasions, the denim jackets we've picked out below are meant to keep your warmer-weather looks on point. Shop our editors' favorites below.
William Wegman, the photographer best known for his surreal images of Weimaraners, has partnered with Acne for a seven-photo "portfolio" starring the elegant pooches. Modeling shoes, hats, and printed suits from the Spring 2013 and Resort 2013 collections, the dogs pose on pedestals and white boxes, their expressionless faces leaving plenty of room for interpretation by the viewer. "I'm a big fan of William Wegman's work, its beauty, witty humor, and intelligence, but also what it says about identity and culture," Acne creative director Jonny Johansson explains of the collaboration. "I always thought it would be interesting to work on a project together. The outcome is beyond all expectation."
Source: Courtesy of Acne.
You've heard it all before: do not pick at your blemishes! Squeezing them can leave scarring and unnecessary redness on your skin. But sometimes, when a pimple is sitting above the surface, it's hard not to want to get rid of it. Learn when you should pop a blemish, and also when to leave it alone. Plus, we have a no-squeezing method that will get rid of the bump without the damaging effects. On Kirbie Johnson: Kardashian Collection blouse.
We're all for wearing even our most summery of dresses come Winter, but it can be a tricky seasonal balance to strike. The key to getting this look right? It's all about layering, and we're showing you how to do so — like a pro. Simply pair a silky printed shirt dress (we prefer the kind that hits around the knee area) with a fur jacket and ankle boots for a look that's as cool as it is cozy. Here's a tip: when shopping for the perfect furry coat, make sure the silhouette hits you right around — or a little higher than — the waist to avoid extra bulkiness. The result? A highly textural cold-weather getup that's high on style points and might possibly get you snapped on the streets during New York Fashion Week if you just so happen to be in NYC. Shop our three mapped-out outfits below, and, of course, don't forget to don a pair of lined tights for extra insulation!From left to right: Mulberry Wild Lamb Fur Cropped Jacket ($1,227, originally $2,045), Topshop Letter Print Shirt Dress ($100), ASOS Altitude Leather Jodhpur Ankle Boots ($96), Velvet Alana Coat ($110, originally 275), 3.1 Phillip Lim Floral Shirt Dress ($750), Acne Pistol Boot ($399, originally $570), Muubaa Shearling Biker Jacket ($749, originally $1,071), Mara Hoffman Printed Crepe Shirt Dress ($204, originally $370), Nasty Gal Boyfriend Ankle Boot ($178)
When the weather gets chilly and windy, skin gets dry, flaky, and easily irritated. No surprise, then, that clogged pores pose a major problem. In warmer weather, using acid or a drying agent like benzoyl peroxide is the easy solution, but when skin is already sensitized, both often just end up inflaming things further. Don't worry, though. There are plenty of gentle ways to keep pores clear. To see three of the easiest fixes, just keep reading.
This oil-absorbing mask comes in an easy-to-use press pump, making it easy to apply. The five percent sulfur sucks up any excess oil, all while minimizing breakouts. Prickly pear exfoliates, willow bark extract treats acne, and retinol helps to smooth out skin. After one use, trouble spots are dried and T-zone shine is minimized. You can also use this mask for 10 quick minutes if you prefer not to sleep in it, or even as a spot treatment. It's the perfect thing to add to your weekend arsenal.