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.
By Allure Editors
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.
By Danielle James
How to Tell If Traction Alopecia Is Causing Your Hair Loss
Plus treatment options for when your edges are literally snatched.
By Sharlyn Pierre
The Ultimate Guide to Lip Filler
More Americans than ever are turning to lip filler injections.
By Kaitlin Clark
How to Treat Cystic Acne, According to Dermatologists
Consider this your comprehensive guide to preventing under-the-surface breakouts.
By Rebecca Dancer and Leah Prinzivalli
The 21 Most Effective Acne Scar Treatments
Dark marks don't stand a chance.
By Marci Robin and Nykia Spradley
The 17 Best BHA Products for Balancing Oily Complexions
Consider beta hydroxy acids your sweet mattifying relief.
By Jennifer Hussein
The 23 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums for Extra Hydration
Feeling dry? Layer one of these potent treatments under your moisturizer.
By Karina Hoshikawa and Kaleigh Fasanella
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.
By Renee Jacques, Sarah Kinonen, and Rebecca Dancer
What You Need to Know About Using Benzoyl Peroxide as an Acne Treatment
We asked derms to break down the skin-care ingredient.
By Rebecca Dancer
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.
By Fiona Embleton
Everything About AHA: Your Guide to Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Your guide to glycolic acid, lactic acid, and the rest of the AHA family.
By Jennifer Hussein and Marci Robin
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.
By Noël Duan
Why Caffeine Belongs in Your Skin Care Just as Much as Your Coffee
Experts break down this energizing ingredient's benefits for the skin.
By Nicola Dall'Asen
15 Best Squalane Products for Instant Radiance
Boost your moisture levels with this plant-derived powerhouse.
By Sarah Han
How to Finally Stop Your Hair From Breaking
Breaking hair? Yeah, we actually do care.
By Jihan Forbes
Why Collodial Oatmeal Deserves a Spot in Your Routine
Especially if you're prone to dry skin and irritation.
By Marci Robin
Why Sea Moss Is a Buzzy Ingredient in Skin Care Right Now
The hydrating seaweed has many surprising benefits.
By Elizabeth Denton
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.
By Jolene Edgar