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Skin Care for Men: The Ultimate Beauty Basics

As Men’s Fashion Month kicks off—albeit it in a different, predominantly digital format—the runway will not only point attention to the clothes of the season, but the assemblage of immaculately-groomed faces modeling them. Make no mistake, a surplus of blessed genetics will be at play (models, right?!), but less obviously, there will be secrets behind their glowing complexions and sculpted features. The fact is radiant, healthy-looking skin and natural-looking makeup—which many individuals across the gender spectrum aspire to as a base step for presenting themselves to the world—requires diligence and a stable of basic products and techniques. Here, a quick and dirty guide to a few beauty basics for men, from skin-care to perfecting the no-makeup makeup look and beyond.

Cleanse, Moisturize—Repeat

For cosmetic chemist and founder of BeautyStat Ron Robinson, skin care is the most essential component of a men’s grooming routine in that it promotes a healthy-looking complexion

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Why Good Oral Care is Good Self-Care

Like most women, I too have mourned my beauty routine as the pandemic stretched through the spring, then the summer, and eventually the fall. My morning makeup, which once consisted of a quick, in-Uber application of concealer, lip/cheek/eye tint, and brow gel was quickly whittled down to an in-bathroom application of whatever helped me look not half-asleep on Zoom calls, and I have been yearning for a high-maintenance haircut, a color appointment, and regular manicures (remember regular manicures?) for the past ten months. But I have had another, admittedly superficial concern as I have spent the better part of this year doomscrolling my newsfeed: my teeth.

Somehow, over the course of transitioning to a social life-free, remote existence, my mouth started to feel, well, kind of gross. All the time. Not for lack of upping my oral care game. Like my newfound attention to long, drawn-out showers (the next

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Sure, Birth Control Does More Than Prevent Pregnancy. Why Do You Care What I Use it For?

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos Getty
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos Getty

This week, the Supreme Court upheld Trump’s exceptions to the Affordable Care Act, which will allow universities and employers to deny insurers free birth control due to moral objections. The outcry from womens rights advocates was swift. Many insisted that contraception is an imperative part of health care for women.

On Twitter, former California congresswoman Katie Hill was quick to note that birth control does more than just prevent pregnancies. It also helps to treat some conditions like endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. 

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“Nothing to do with contraception,” Hill wrote. “Just with health, & preventing unimaginable pain. Clearly, people still don’t give a shit about women.” 

The ruling also resurfaced a 2017 tweet from Halsey, when the singer responded to the far-right podcaster and noted

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