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Macaela Mackenzie


Macaela is a writer, traveler, and lover of a bold lip color. As a freelance journalist living between NYC and SF, she covers all things culture, style, and health. The quickest route to her keyboard: any story that tugs at the thread between fashion, politics, and feminism.

Lumps n' bumps
Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Warts

But may have been too scared to ask.

A Guide to Removing Halloween Makeup Without Wrecking Your Skin

Experts break down what you should — and shouldn't use.

Digital detox
Here's What Blue Light From Phones Actually Does to Your Skin

Dermatologists weigh in on the potential damage.

sunburn 101
The Fastest, Most Effective Ways to Treat a Sunburn

Here are five ways to treat that painful burn, according to dermatologists.

Does Sunscreen Expire? How to Tell If Your SPF Has Gone Bad, According to the Experts

We asked dermatologists to share the signs of spoiled sunscreen. 

Please Don't Remove Your Gel Manicure With Dental Floss

Instead, follow these expert-backed tips and tricks.

spot the spot
A Visual Guide to Skin Cancer

Here's what it actually looks like.

nonprofit work
There's a Nonprofit Offering Free Plastic Surgery to Domestic Violence Survivors

"Domestic violence has no socioeconomic or cultural bound."

Life in Plastic
Everything You Need to Know About Tummy Tucks

No, it's not the same as liposuction.

best-selling balm
This Lip Balm Has More Than 1,000 Five-Star Ratings on Target's Website

A tube is sold once every second.

tech that works
An Expert's Guide to Cellfina, the Super-Effective Cellulite Treatment

Results are expected to last for up to five years.

stubble care
The Ultimate Skin-Care Routine for People With Facial Hair

Because beard dandruff is real.

squeaky clean
How to Tell If You're Cleansing Your Face Too Much

If you have flaky or dry skin, derms warn that you might be cleansing too much.

Is this the end?
Deciem Founder Brandon Truaxe Has Been Removed From the Company

Estée Lauder took legal action after he told Instagram followers the brand was shutting down.

cleansing woes
Why You Should Never Use the Same Towel for Your Face and Body

Dermatologists say there's bacteria involved. Lots of bacteria.

salmonella scare
This Woman's Breast Implant Became Infected With Salmonella

And then it had to be removed.

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