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STRAWBERRIES • Get a punch of vitamin C and fiber in every serving of this sweet summer fruit. Here are our Test Kitchen’s favorite ways to enjoy it:
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DEAR DAD • In honor of Father’s Day, I asked the team to share some reflections on their dads.
GENIUS DAD’S DAY GIFTS • FROM THE EXPERTS AT THE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING INSTITUTE AND THE BELOW SPONSORS
INSIDE THE GH BEAUTY LAB • The look-gorgeous news, tricks and trends you need to know from GH’s in-house scientists and experts
FLOWERS FOR REVIVED SKIN
NEW & HOT • The latest and most exciting finds we’ve come across this month
PROVEN WAYS TO EVEN YOUR COMPLEXION • Hyperpigmentation and its sister melasma, conditions in which dark spots or patches form on the face or body, are common, especially in those with deeper skin tones. A major culprit: the sun—hence their other name, sun spots. Here, skin experts shine a light on the differences between them, their causes and the best instant and long-term solutions for these pesky, stubborn pigmentation issues.
HYPERPIGMENTATION • “Hyperpigmentation is a common condition in which patches of skin are darker than the surrounding skin,” says Hope Mitchell, M.D., a dermatologist and the founder of Mitchell Dermatology in Perrysburg, OH. “It occurs when skin cells called melanocytes produce too much of the pigment melanin.” Think of this as an umbrella term for many types of discoloration, including spots from sun exposure, acne scarring and inflammation. It typically appears as freckle-like marks or dark spots on the face (also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or age spots) that leave tone uneven.
MELASMA • Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation that usually looks like blotchy patches on the face. “It’s more common in women and thought to be triggered by UV exposure, as well as hormonal influences,” Dr. Mitchell says. “The hormonal aspect is what differentiates melasma from hyperpigmentation and can make it harder to treat.” Melasma is commonly referred to as “the mask of pregnancy,” as many women experience it then. Melasma can affect anyone, but people with darker skin tones are at higher risk.
DARK SPOT CORRECTORS • These powerhouses are proven to fade hyperpigmentation.
FACE SUNSCREENS • These star SPFs will shield you from skin damage and signs of aging (including sun spots!)
Let the Scent SET THE MOOD • At Downy, we believe that all fabrics should transform the way we feel. That's why we condition, strengthen and protect your clothes, infusing them with unique scents so that every time you get dressed, it's an experience like no other. Use Downy to help you enjoy different moments of your and nights!
How to LIGHTEN YOUR HAIR —At Home • If you’re looking to brighten your hair color for summer, there are easy ways to DIY a subtle shift. From bleach to natural methods, hair pros explain the best ways to refresh your shade this season.
SUMMER BEAUTY PROBLEM SOLVERS • Warm-weather worries won’t affect you with these speedy solutions — all tested and approved by the GH Beauty Lab
WHAT’S HYALURONIC ACID? WHY IS IT GOOD FOR MY SKIN?
Window Treatment With a Twist
STYLISH LIVING IN THE Great Outdoors • With a few smart moves, you can turn your home into a chic and sunny space that makes embracing summer weather a breeze
Living the (Clean) Dream • Fill your inspiration board with beautiful decor ideas from this sun-drenched home. And steal our experts’ secrets for keeping every room spick-and-span… in minutes a day!
SMALL SPACE CLEANING TOOLS • No crevice left...