Getty Not to brag, but when my period rolls around, my skin goes bonkers. It breaks out; it looks tired; it loses the radiance that I have the other three weeks of the month-it's pretty remarkable, actually. This month has been no exception-looking in the mirror, I knew right away that my period was around the corner.
A few years ago, if you wanted a tighter physique (sans gym) or more defined jawline (sans dieting), your options were limited, and were probably on the invasive side. These days, it's a whole other story. Product innovation aside, there's a whole new slew of non-invasive in-office treatments out there that help sculpt your face and tone your body with very little downtime.
Amanda Montell Whenever people find out that Byrdie's assistant editor Erin and I live together, they always tell us it's the cutest thing they've ever heard. "Beauty editor roomies!" they squeal. Little do they know our living situation is even more adorable than they know. Our apartment is spilling over with products, and because Erin and I love beauty both in the office and out, we always wind up swapping products and advice-from how to repair our color-damaged hair to how to remove our old self-tanner-as we sit in the living room, drinking wine, prepping tomorrow's Byrdie stories.
If you've made it to this article, the worst must have happened. After relaxing your hair, it's limp, breaking off at the ends, and very, very dry. What can you do besides cut it all off and start over? Normally, the first piece of advice would be to not relax at home (where so many people have problems), but you did the right thing by visiting a pro, and it's still too late.
Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/getty As fun as Instagram can be, at one point or another, it makes everybody feel crappy about their life. Whenever we scroll through someone's fancy vacation shots or trendy outfit posts, we can't help but compare the outside of their experiences to the inside of ours. And inside, everyone is a mess.