mental health

'Are You Bald By Choice?'

I was Sam, the badass dyke with the shaved head. What people didn’t see was the physical anguish that prompted me to pick up the clippers in the first place.
Sam Manzella

Why Some People Bruise More Easily Than Others

Everything from your genetics to the type of medication you take could leave you more prone to being hurt.
Angela Haupt

Tattoo Parlors Are Bragging About Their 'Healthy' Vegan Tattoos

Is vegan ink actually better for you?
Misha Gajewski

This Is What Happened When I Tried Light Therapy to Clear Up My Acne

LED light therapy started as NASA technology, but it's now being used as an at-home cosmetic treatment for acne and wrinkles.
Julissa Treviño

I Thought I Just Had Acne, But It Was Actually a Less Common Skin Condition

The over-the-counter creams I was slathering on my face apparently weren’t helping, either.
Julie Stewart
Asking for Friend

Is Cheap Makeup Bad for Your Skin?

There has to be a reason for the drastic price difference between MAC and dollar store bronzer.
Melissa Pandika

The Mental and Social Consequences of Compulsive Hair-Pulling

Echoing the experiences of many, a man in his late 20s described middle school as “absolute hell” because kids perceived him as “the weird kid with missing eyelashes."
Sara Talpos
What's Freaking Me Out

These Common Meds Could Make You More Likely to Get Sunburned

I kept wondering what had changed to cause me to burn so badly.
Glynis Ratcliffe
Living With It

What It's Like to Live With Epidermolysis Bullosa

One in 22,000 people worldwide has a form of the skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).
Sanne de Waard

Everything You Need to Know About Treating Cystic Acne

It’s different from other, more superficial types of types of acne like blackheads and whiteheads because it’s deeper down in your skin.
Colleen de Bellefonds
Skin Deep

This Terrifying App Shows You What Not Using Sunscreen Will Do to Your Face

Sunface is a free facial aging app that lets you take a selfie and see what your skin will look like in the future based on your level of UV exposure.
Susan Rinkunas
mental health

Why Do People Drastically Change Their Skin Color?

The complicated psychology of why some people obsessively tan and why others use bleaching products to lighten their skin.
Melissa Pandika