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These Were the Most Read Stories on Allure in 2021

We'd like to think you know a little more about manicures, melanin, and Martha Stewart now than you did at the beginning of the year.

LICE TO MEET YOU

The Truth Behind the Myth That Black People Can't Get Lice

No, lice don't discriminate, but in the U.S., they do have preferences. 

EDGES INTACT

How to Tell If Traction Alopecia Is Causing Your Hair Loss

Plus treatment options for when your edges are literally snatched.

Life in Plastic

The Ultimate Guide to Lip Filler

More Americans than ever are turning to lip filler injections.

bye-bye, breakouts

How to Treat Cystic Acne, According to Dermatologists

Consider this your comprehensive guide to preventing under-the-surface breakouts.

ACNE 101

How to Get Rid of Blackheads for Good, According to Experts

Dermatologists share the best tips and product recommendations for this specific kind of acne.

ingredient breakdown

What You Need to Know About Using Benzoyl Peroxide as an Acne Treatment

We asked derms to break down the skin-care ingredient.

SKIN ISSUES, SOLVED

Why Rosacea Is So Often Misdiagnosed on Black Skin

It's famously tricky to diagnose, but we need to talk more about rosacea in women of color.

AHA!

Everything About AHA: Your Guide to Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Your guide to glycolic acid, lactic acid, and the rest of the AHA family.

Body & Mind

How to Treat Scalp Eczema, According to Dermatologists

Got dandruff or an itchy, red scalp? It could be scalp eczema. It’s not a head scratcher: Here’s how to treat the skin condition.

WAKE ME UP INSIDE

Why Caffeine Belongs in Your Skin Care Just as Much as Your Coffee

Experts break down this energizing ingredient's benefits for the skin. 

(DON'T) GIMME A BREAK

How to Finally Stop Your Hair From Breaking

Breaking hair? Yeah, we actually do care. 

WHEN WORLDS COLLOID

Why Collodial Oatmeal Deserves a Spot in Your Routine

Especially if you're prone to dry skin and irritation.

How Argan Oil Works Its Magic on Skin and Hair

This versatile oil is everyone's bestie.

SEE, MOSS

Why Sea Moss Is a Buzzy Ingredient in Skin Care Right Now

The hydrating seaweed has many surprising benefits.

The Pen Isn't Mightier Than the Syringe

The FDA Is Warning Against the Use of These At-Home Lip-Plumping Devices

The aesthetics community has been speaking out about the DIY filler trend of needle-free hyaluron pens.