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Does It Matter If I Brush or Floss My Teeth First?

6th December 2019 Allure 0

There are three types of oral hygiene people in this world: Those who floss religiously, just like their dentists taught them; those who only floss when there’s something noticeably stuck between their teeth; and those who never floss. If you’re in one of the latter two groups, well, it’s understandable — as simple of a…

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Peloton Stock Drops After Controversial Holiday Ad

5th December 2019 Allure 0

Last week, fitness equipment company Peloton’s stock dropped as much as 10 percent after its holiday ad, titled “The Gift That Gives Back,” drew major criticism — and relentless hate-tweets. The ad, which was originally released online earlier in November but went viral around Thanksgiving, depicts a husband gifting his wife a Peloton bike for…

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Reusable Menstrual Cups, Pads, & Underwear for Eco-Friendly Period — Reviews

27th November 2019 Allure 0

They’re white, they’re fluffy, and they’re in candy-colored wrappers. How threatening could pads and tampons be? Well, very. In an era in which plastic straws are illegal in some parts of the country and coffee shops offer discounts to customers who bring their own reusable cup, disposable pads and tampons are still a universal blind…

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The Opioid Crisis and the Future of Pain Management, According to Doctors

6th November 2019 Allure 0

Plastic surgery can hurt. Large-volume liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, and the like. Depending on the procedure, you could be in for an uncomfortable couple of days. Up until recently, many plastic surgeons didn’t give as much thought to prescribing narcotics like Vicodin, Percocet, and oxycodone to address the issue and maintain a level of…

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Demi Lovato Opens Up About Body Acceptance

4th November 2019 Allure 0

Demi Lovato gave her first interview in over a year this weekend at the Teen Vogue Summit. During a sit-down in front of an audience, Lovato explained everything she’s learned over what she describes as “a very introspective year.” As fans know, Lovato has long worked to push forward the conversation about self-love and body…

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FDA Proposes New Warning Labels for Breast Implants

2nd November 2019 Allure 0

It’s been a controversial and emotional year for breast implant devices, and those who have received them. In February, the Food and Drug Administration issued a new update, citing more cases of a rare lymphoma cancer, BIA-ALCL, associated with breast implants. The next month, the FDA hosted a public, two-day public advisory committee meeting in…

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Always to Remove Female Symbol From Packaging for Inclusivity

23rd October 2019 Allure 0

Procter & Gamble announced Tuesday that Always sanitary products will remove the Venus symbol from all packaging in an effort to recognize transgender and nonbinary customers, CNN reports. The Venus symbol (a circle with a small cross below it) has typically been representative of women, so the move is a large step towards inclusivity. According…

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Where to Get Free Flu Shot in 2019, With and Without Insurance

17th October 2019 Allure 0

‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything, black tights, and the flu vaccine. The flu, short for influenza, is a contagious respiratory illness. Thankfully, there’s a vaccine. While getting the flu shot isn’t exactly our idea of a fun time, it’s better than the flu knocking you out and keeping you in bed, away from…

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See Sex Toy Brand Maude’s Beauty Products & Bath Collection — Review

7th October 2019 Allure 0

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here at Allure, we’re big fans of bathing, especially after a long day. There’s nothing quite like lighting up a few candles, pouring yourself a glass of red wine,…

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Sia Revealed She Is Living With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

7th October 2019 Allure 0

Pop singer and songwriter Sia came forward Friday, October 4, to open up about her health and living with chronic pain. “Hey, I’m suffering with chronic pain, a neurological disease, Ehlers-Danlos and I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you keep going,” Sia wrote…

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Beyoncé’s Father, Matthew Knowles, Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

3rd October 2019 Allure 0

On Wednesday, Matthew Knowles, father and former manager of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, revealed on Good Morning America that he is a survivor of breast cancer. Knowles, 67, spoke with host Michael Strahan about the diagnosis, explaining that he underwent surgery after a telling mammogram. He also explained he has the BRCA2 gene mutation, meaning…

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4 Things They Don’t Tell You About Having Lung Cancer

1st October 2019 Allure 0

Lung cancer is a serious diagnosis that’s often not discovered until it’s in its advanced stages, at which point it becomes more challenging to treat. But for many people living with lung cancer, getting that diagnosis is the first in a series of many surprises the disease has up its sleeve. There’s no handbook or…

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CBD-Infused Clothing Claims to Prevent Soreness, But Does It Work?

19th September 2019 Allure 0

From topical ointments and oral tinctures to chocolates and gummies, CBD — a non-psychoactive component of cannabis said to relieve pain, headaches, and even anxiety and depression — comes in many forms. And now, apparently, there’s also CBD-infused clothing. Last month, Acabada Activewear launched the first brand of workout clothes that contain CBD, which supposedly…

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Interview: Tamron Hall Talks IVF, Infertility, and Mental Health

17th September 2019 Allure 0

During Monday’s episode of her eponymous daytime talk show, Tamron Hall’s son Moses made his television debut. But his journey to a TV screen was not a simple one. Since welcoming her son in April, and since announcing she was pregnant shortly before, Hall has been candid about her fertility struggles and the journey she…

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Jaclyn Hill Responds to Body-Shaming on Social Media

11th September 2019 Allure 0

It’s 2019, yet here we still are, wondering why anyone on social media is still body-shaming. The latest target of the social media vitriol is Jaclyn Hill, who recently took to Twitter to shut down trolls who have been constantly plaguing her feed with negative comments about her body. After one (of many) tweeted Hill…

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Jaclyn Hill Responds to Body Shaming on Social Media

10th September 2019 Allure 0

It’s 2019, yet here we still are, wondering why anyone on social media is still body-shaming. The latest target of the social media vitriol is Jaclyn Hill, who recently took to Twitter to shut down trolls who have been constantly plaguing her feed with negative comments about her body. After one (of many) tweeted Hill…

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Lupus 101: A Full Guide to Symptoms, Treatments, and More

7th September 2019 Allure 0

“Lupus can affect any part of the body. The most common manifestations are joint pains with evidence of inflammation like redness, swelling, warmth, and different types of rashes on the skin, which can be exacerbated by sun exposure. However, lupus can also cause inflammation in the kidneys, around the heart or lungs, or even the…

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Demi Lovato Posts Unedited Photo of Cellulite on Instagram — Photos

6th September 2019 Allure 0

Demi Lovato is making major waves with her latest Instagram post, which features a completely unedited shot of herself in a bikini alongside a lengthy caption about cellulite and learning to embrace her body as it is. For those who don’t know, the singer-songwriter has always been open about struggling with body image, so it’s…

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Sunday Scaries Launches CBD-Infused Bath Bomb

30th August 2019 Allure 0

The wellness brand Sunday Scaries is known for creating CBD tinctures, gummies, shots, and more, and its latest stress-busting creation just hit the (virtual) shelves. The Tub Cub is a rainbow-swirled bath bomb shaped like an adorable gummy bear, and comes in mouth-watering black raspberry and vanilla scents. Plus, each cuddly cub contains a soothing…

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Why Do Mosquitos Bite Some People More Than Others?

8th August 2019 Allure 0

Summer is in full swing, which means days at the beach, camping trips, and other outdoor escapades. Unfortunately, these lovely excursions can be tainted by pesky bug bites, especially from mosquitoes. Worrying about and healing from itchy bug bites can be a day-ruiner, especially for people who are more prone to getting bitten by mosquitoes…

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The ‘Food As Medicine’ Doctrine Is Actually Harmful

8th August 2019 Allure 0

Yet despite all this evidence, researchers still have trouble pinning down causal links. One confounding factor is that depressed people might be drawn to junk while happier folks might find it easier to eat healthier. What’s more, gathering research is a flawed process. Most of it is self-reported, and guess what? People lie. Beyond the…

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Why Gender Neutral Language Is Crucial in the Abortion Conversation

30th July 2019 Allure 0

“We began last year with staff training and paperwork changes, but it’s an ongoing process. Last year, we began the turnover in one office with practical language training with a wonderful local activist who was familiar with our work,” she says. “It extended into reviewing and editing all of our patient paperwork in all four…

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What Is Liposuction? A Guide to Invasive Fat-Reduction Surgery

30th July 2019 Allure 0

After spending an hour or two in the recovery room while the anesthesia wears off, patients return home the same day. The Risks All surgeries with anesthesia at play carry risk, although complications related to anesthesia are considered “extraordinarily small” and liposuction is accepted as a very safe procedure, with contour irregularities being the most…

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Your Guide to Breast Implant Safety Concerns and Recalls 2019

29th July 2019 Allure 0

In the run-up to its March meeting, the FDA listed examples of the top reported BII markers: fatigue, brain fog, rash, joint pain, and memory loss (amid an exhaustive 87-item list of other possible issues, including “ear ringing” and “throat-clearing”). “BII is not a diagnosis,” says Stevens. “It’s a collection of symptoms — about 22…

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Forever 21 Slammed by Customers for Putting Diet Bars in Plus-Size Orders

24th July 2019 Allure 0

With their online orders, Forever 21 shoppers are receiving lemon-flavored Atkins bars as a special promotion, eliciting outrage among customers and non-customers alike. Earlier this week, after one unhappy shopper tweeted about discovering a low-carb bar in her plus-sized order, numerous Twitter users shared similar photos and complaints. This isn’t the first time Forever 21,…

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Cardi B Tattooed Offset’s Name on Her Leg — See Photos

23rd July 2019 Allure 0

Cardi B, everyone’s favorite rapper from the Bronx, and Offset, one-third of Atlanta-based group Migos, are making news once again for their relationship. After two years of break-ups, make-ups, and the birth of their child, Cardi has now made it super official with a tattoo of Offset’s name on her thigh. First, let me give…

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A Dangerous Heat Wave Is Coming — How to Stay Safe in High Temperatures

20th July 2019 Allure 0

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are rising to dangerous levels in the central and eastern parts of the United States this weekend, bringing a number of record-breaking highs across the country. Between now and Tuesday, more than 85 percent of the lower 48 states will experience temperatures above 90 degrees, while half will…

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A Dangerous Heatwave Is Coming — How to Stay Safe in High Temperatures

19th July 2019 Allure 0

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are rising to dangerous levels in the central and eastern parts of the United States this weekend, bringing a number of record-breaking highs across the country. Between now and Tuesday, more than 85 percent of the lower 48 states will experience temperatures above 90 degrees, while half will…

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Body-Contouring Procedures Are Trending: 5 New Treatments for 2019

9th July 2019 Allure 0

As noninvasive cosmetic treatments become both more advanced and more accessible, the demand for fat-reduction procedures has crescendoed from a whisper to a yell. In fact, there are more than a dozen noninvasive body procedures using several diverse technologies on the market today, with more set to launch in 2020, and some in the works…

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15 Best CBD Vape Pens for Anxiety and Relaxation

8th July 2019 Allure 0

CBD vapes are overtaking the shelves everywhere from high-end cannabis stores to gas stations. You may even see them alongside nicotine vapes, which may make them seem like a tempting alternative to smoking tobacco. Harvard Medical School cannabis specialist Jordan Tishler cautions that there is no evidence supporting using CBD vapes to wean yourself off…

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Khloé Kardashian Under Fire for Body-Shaming Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson

3rd July 2019 Allure 0

On the season finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians (KUWTK), we continued to get an inside look at Khloé Kardashian’s reaction to the cheating scandal between her ex-partner, Tristan Thompson, and Kylie Jenner’s former best friend, Jordyn Woods. The feud has been nasty and heartbreaking both on and off camera, but on Sunday night’s…