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8 Hand Sanitizers That Are Actually Good For Your Skin

8 Hand Sanitizers That Are Actually Good For Your Skin

When you think of hand sanitizers, we're willing to bet your mind immediately jumps to something that's either clinical (found in a doctor's office) or sickly-sweet (found dangling off your middle school backpack). The clear gels are often drying, sticky, and smell like rubbing alcohol — but they're also a no-brainer during cold and flu…
Here’s What We’re Actually Buying For Under $100 This Month

Here’s What We’re Actually Buying For Under $100 This Month

These available-for-a-Ben-Franklin picks have been vetted and approved as treat-yourself material by R29's most serious product enthusiasts (aka the Shopping team). Covering beauty to fashion and lifestyle categories, you'll find appearances from sell-out status sports bras, miracle acne patches, magical vintage treasures, actually delicious paleo cookies, and the like. Scroll forth for the best bang-for-your-buck…
Can A Face Mask Actually Prevent You From Getting Coronavirus?

Can A Face Mask Actually Prevent You From Getting Coronavirus?

While it’s unclear whether the masks actually work, there’s a reason why they’re used in hospitals. At the very least, any mask will help reduce the amount of times your touch you face – and that alone can potentially make a big difference – at least until scientists can better understand the impact and prevention…
10 Neck Creams That Actually Make A Difference

10 Neck Creams That Actually Make A Difference

The upshot: We may be able to get away with using the same cream on our neck as we do on our face — if our complexions tend to stay bone dry and don't tolerate particularly strong actives, that is. "Because the skin [on the neck] is delicate, you may not be able to tolerate…
Actually, You Don’t Need That Pelvic Exam At 15

Actually, You Don’t Need That Pelvic Exam At 15

But they still are. Within one year, as many as 1.4 million patients between the ages of 15 and 20 may have been subjected to pelvic exams, the JAMA Internal Medicine study found. That's a problem, since these tests can be painful. Plus, among this age group there's a risk of false-positive test results, which…
How To Actually Tell Your Friend You’re Not In The Right Headspace

How To Actually Tell Your Friend You’re Not In The Right Headspace

That doesn't mean the intent of the message was necessarily wrong, though. "From my understanding, [Fabello's] purpose in offering the designed template was to guide others on how to keep yourself safe, extend honesty to a friend, and set healthy boundaries," Tirado says. "Word choice is where I think the mark was missed in this template, not…
8 Practical Gifts Your Giftee Will ACTUALLY Use

8 Practical Gifts Your Giftee Will ACTUALLY Use

The holidays are a totally different experience when everyone on your gift list is mastering the art of #adulting. Of course, there are those flash-in-the-pan trendy gifts that might initially catch your eye (we see you, jade rollers) — but then there are items that actually make life better and daily routines easier. Those practical…
17 Nude Lingerie Sets That Are Actually Cute

17 Nude Lingerie Sets That Are Actually Cute

Buying lingerie can either be one of the best shopping experiences, or the worst. If you're on the lookout for something sexy to slip into for a special occasion, or just comfy to lounge around in at home, a trip to the lingerie department is inevitable (and who doesn't get excited about shopping for a…
What Perineal Massage Actually Does — & How To Get Started

What Perineal Massage Actually Does — & How To Get Started

Before beginning a perineal massage, wash your hands! Then, the American Pregnancy Association suggests finding a comfortable position in which you can reach your perineum, for example, sitting in bed with your knees bent, squatting against a wall or on a stool, or standing with one leg up on a stool, chair, or the toilet.…
Forever 21 is filing for bankruptcy. What does that actually mean?

Forever 21 is filing for bankruptcy. What does that actually mean?

Forever 21 is filing for bankruptcy, the company announced Sunday night. The fast-fashion retailer — which operates around 800 stores worldwide with more than $3 billion in estimated annual sales — had faced months-long speculation about its plan to pursue a Chapter 11 filing. The company was reportedly in talks with advisers and lenders to…

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