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HAIRY SITUATION

I Took TikTok's Advice and Started Shaving Down There With a Beard Trimmer

My sensitive skin and depression-fueled laziness are truly thanking me right now. 

LEARNING CURVE

My Hair Loss Took the Most Unexpected Toll on My Body Image

My body's been through a lot this year, but none of it mattered until I started losing my hair. 

TO-DO LIST

How Often Should I Go to the Ob-Gyn? Here’s What Experts Say

If the pandemic has you behind on your visits, you should probably book one as soon as possible. 

Health

Halsey Shared 'Important,' Honest Photos of Their Body 3 Months After Giving Birth

"I do not want to feed the Illusion."

An Illustrated Guide to Doing a Breast Self-Exam

Following these four steps once a month could save your life.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2021

Crest Whitening Emulsions Leave-on Teeth Whitening Is for Anyone Who Hates the Dentist

Here's why it won a Best of Beauty Award.

In the Stars

What October's Virgo Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

This month, stop the passive aggression and be direct about your concerns.

These "Mental Health" Supplements Might Actually Mess With Your Meds

The industry is largely unregulated, and these interactions often go unstated. 

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

Louisiana Now Requires Textured Hair Training for All Cosmetologists

Will Lousiana's new textured hair training resolution pave the way for a nationwide mandate? 

BLACK LIVES MATTER

National Crown Day Marks the 1-Year Anniversary of the Signing of the Crown Act

It's still legal to discriminate based on hairstyles in the majority of U.S. states. The Crown Coalition hopes this new national holiday will help change that.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Sephora’s Racial Bias Report Shows Just How Traumatic Shopping Can Be for People of Color

The retailer commissioned a study on racial bias in retail and is rolling out a slew of new action items to combat the results.

Garnier’s One Green Step Report Proves People Want More Sustainability

The massive global survey shows recycling and plastic waste are top concerns for beauty consumers in 2021. 

YOUR CIVIC DUTY

Lipslut Is Donating Proceeds From Its F*ck Trump Lipstick to the Causes Trump Hates

From now through Election Day, all earnings from Lipslut's famous anti-Trump lipstick collection will go toward civil and voting rights organizations.

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE

Can Someone Please Explain Biden Beauty to Me?

A brand backed by anonymous industry leaders is raising money for the DNC. But who the hell created it?

BLACK LIVES MATTER

The CROWN Act Was Approved by the House, but It Still Needs Your Help

Here's how to contact your state's representative to urge them to pass it as well.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Here's How You Can Support the Black Lives Matter Movement, Even If You Can't Donate Money

Dismantling racism isn't a short-term project. These are 12 low-cost ways you can support Black Lives Matter in the long run.

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it's a sign

How to Find Your Rising Sign in Astrology

Here's why knowing your exact birth time is crucial.

In the Stars

What January's Gemini Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

January sees you getting more involved in humanitarian efforts and exploring your secret kinks, charismatic Gemini.

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What January's Capricorn Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

This month is all about taking control, Capricorn.  

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What January's Cancer Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

January asks you to stop doing too much emotional labor in relationships, Cancer, or risk paying the price.

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What January's Aries Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

January brings money moves, Aries, and rad career news. Try not to neglect your personal life. 

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What January's Leo Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

This month, a full moon brings you meaningful dreams — but hold off on having major relationship talks, Leo.

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What January's Libra Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Venus is retrograde, and you feel frustrated in love, Libra. But don't let Mercury retrograde trick you back into old habits.

In the Stars

Your January 2022 Horoscope Is Here

January brings the end of Venus and Uranus retrograde, along with blessings to your love life. Just watch out for the first Mercury retrograde of the year. 

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Dreamy

The Meanings of 13 Common Sex Dreams, According to 3 Experts

No, your sex dream about a coworker doesn't mean you should leave your partner.

It's A Vibe

The Best Cyber Monday Sex Toy Deals to Bookmark

Buzzy brands like Maude, Lelo, and MysteryVibe won't be on sale for much longer.

SAFE SEX

28 Sexual Fetishes That Are Way More Common Than You'd Think

Plus tips on how to have safe, kinky sex.

GOING VIRAL

The Dangerous Rise of Sexual Health Myths on Social Media

And how to tell which "experts" are actually giving good advice. 

How to Talk About Boundaries When You're Ready to Date Again

The DEAR MAN method is about to become a crucial part of your dating toolkit. 

How Vella Enhanced My Orgasm — and Relationship

Make pleasure a priority.

Toy Land

33 of the Most Powerful Wand Vibrators Money Can Buy

These wonderfully intense toys mean business.

COMFORT AND JOY

This Is the Red Lipstick I Wear to My Most Important Meetings

Editor in chief Jessica Cruel explains how she conquers her imposter syndrome through beauty.

Are All These Diverse Dolls Actually Making a Difference for Kids' Self-Esteem?

The doll aisle is more inclusive than it’s ever been, but can we actually pull that narrative off the shelf and into real life?

In the Stars

What January's Pisces Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Focus on self-care, work, and friends this month, Pisces. When Venus retrograde ends at the end of January, you'll be too busy getting it on to do anything else.

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What January's Virgo Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Yes, sex is great, Virgo, but January wants you to focus on your friends. 

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What January's Aquarius Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Your season begins this month, Aquarius! You find yourself taking on a mentor role, but January ends with fireworks in the bedroom.

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What January's Taurus Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

You're frustrated at work and in love, Taurus, thanks to Venus retrograde. After a few bumps in January, your ruling planet finally goes direct.

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What January's Scorpio Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

This month asks you to choose your battles and only use your signature stinger when necessary. 

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What January's Sagittarius Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Life is too short to play it cool, Sag. January insists that you relay your true desires, especially to romantic partners. 

Find Your Destiny

Everything You Need to Know About Angel Numbers

Here's how to interpret these perceived messages from the universe. 

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Virgo Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

2022 brings blessings in love and a desire to help others. But remember, Virgo, don't forget to take care of yourself. 

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Sagittarius Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

Your ruling planet, Jupiter, goes retrograde, but 2022 is the perfect year to meet the love of your life. 

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Cancer Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

2022 asks you to step up as a caretaker, Cancer, but it also brings abundance in your career and love life. 

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Capricorn Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

When your ruling planet, Saturn, goes retrograde, you're asked to expand your world to welcome new riches. Are you up for the task?

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Aquarius Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

2022 is the best year on record for your love and sex life, thanks to big moves from passionate Mars and lover Venus. 

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Gemini Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

2022 teaches you how to conquer Mercury retrograde and turn your career dreams into reality.

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Pisces Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

Did last year leave you feeling frustrated in love? Fear not, Pisces. 2022 is your year. 

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Leo Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

Make a list of everything you want out of love, Leo. 2022 is ready to make sure that you get it. 

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Libra Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

2022 sees you getting what you want in money and love, Libra, but only if you're ready to grow up. 

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Aries Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

2022 is your lucky year, Aries, as abundance is the name of the game. But remember, beware of burning bridges. 

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Your Sign's 2022 Horoscope Predictions Are Here

2022 is the year to find your community. And if you're not ready to end toxic relationships, a string of eclipses will do it for you. 

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Scorpio Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

Both your ruling planets go retrograde this year, and there are eclipses in your sign, Scorpio. Read this to come out on top. 

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Taurus Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

This year brings a Venus retrograde and two eclipses in your sign, but you're going to come out on top. 

VOLUNTARY RECALL

P&G Recalls More Than 30 Dry Shampoos and Dry Conditioners Over Benzene Concerns

The known carcinogen was found in numerous aerosol spray products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, and more.

SAY CHEESE

When Did We All Stop Smiling in Photos?

Is this just another beauty trend...or has modern joy suddenly gone cold?

Witch Myths

Real Witches Debunk the Biggest Misconceptions About Magick

You might be more open to witchcraft than you think. 

All About Capricorn

The Personality of a Capricorn, Explained

Caps are natural leaders, but their workaholic tendencies can get out of hand.

Life in Plastic

The Ultimate Guide to Lip Filler

More Americans than ever are turning to lip filler injections.

How I Feel About My Breasts Now That I've Had Breast Cancer Treatment

"I wasn't prepared for the grief of losing them. It felt like a chance to reconnect through this new lens."

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Allure Gift Guide Live

From makeup and home decor to splurges and steals, Allure editors are sharing what's worth gifting this holiday season. 

LET'S PLAY BALL

Why Is Everyone Playing Pickleball?

The classic game is enjoying a 21st-century renaissance. So, what's the appeal?

CRYSTAL CLEAR

Is There Any Value to Having Crystals in Your Skin Care?

We spoke to experts from both the scientific and spiritual realms to find out.

Telling Fortunes

A Beginner's Guide to Reading Palms

Your life line doesn't mean what you think it does. 

Allure Astrology

A Beginner's Guide to Numerology

Learn how to calculate your Life Path and Destiny Numbers using your birth date and name.

COMFY AT HOME

Why You Should Buy a New Mattress During These Cyber Monday Sales 

Don't sleep on these epic mattress, bedding, and pillow deals.

SCENT SAVINGS

Cyber Monday Is the Best Time to Score Discounts on Essential Oil Diffusers

Our favorite humidifier is marked down, too.

In the Stars

Your Cancer December Horoscope Is Here

You seek stability in your finances and sex life. Will Venus retrograde get in the way?