Skin

America's Next Top Model

Model with rare skin disease lets her quirks shine

Livia Gamble America's Next Top Model contestant Chantelle Brown-Young was four years old when white patches appeared on her skin but that hasn't stopped her from taking on the modelling world.

How the rays damage our skin

Under our skin: our faces in ultraviolet light

Black light: A shot from the video as a subject applies sunscreen.

Sarah Berry An artist has captured how ultraviolet rays really damage skin, and how sunscreen should never be foresaken.

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Foundation-free skin at fashion week

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Eleanor Pendleton At recent fashion shows make-up artists were calling foundation a dirty word. Find out why.

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Ask the expert

Do even the most expensive anti-ageing products help tired skin?

Skin cream, lotion, cosmetics, skincare, sun screen.

Eleanor Pendleton New research has emerged on "skin-cell fatigue" and how it may – or may not – be tackled by beauty products.

Celebrity bad skin

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They might be amongst the most beautiful people alive, but that doesn't prevent problem skin. These stars have all battled acne and bad breakouts.

Take the quiz

Can you tell a smoker by their skin?

The effects of smoking (Area on Face is Aged)

Sarah Berry A new study suggests you can you pick a smoker by the condition of their skin.

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Sun sense

Nanoparticles don't penetrate skin, study finds

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Sarah Berry "Breakthrough" claims by cosmetic companies aren't all they're cracked up to be, according to a new study.

Beauty misconceptions

Skin myths

Skin Myths: dry skin needs more moisturiser

Julia Teen Beauty fact or fiction? We talk to the experts about separating hard truths from common misconceptions.

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New research

Want wrinkle-free skin? Here's how

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Forget expensive creams, here's a low-cost wrinkle treatment that works.

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Skin care beats surgery

Surgery or skin care?

Natasha Hughes Cosmetic treatments are a waste of time if the home beauty regime's patchy, says a plastic surgeon.

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Killer cosmetics

Skin cream: killing you softly?

Skin cream, lotion, cosmetics, skincare, sun screen.

Sarah Berry Scientists raise the alarm over use of banned toxins in Australian cosmetics.

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Inner glow

The beautiful skin diet

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What to eat - and what to avoid - for a radiant, youthful complexion.

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On age

Charlize Theron on getting older, 'It's like we wilt or something'

Beauty and grit: Actress Charlize Theron and actor Sean Penn arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'A Million Ways To Die In The West'.

Livia Gamble Charlize Theron expressed her views on the beauty industry, womanhood and becoming a mum in a recent interview.

Wind back the clock

How to look 10 years younger

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Elizabeth Clarke The key to a good youthful makeup is finding the balance between too much makeup and not enough.

Sephora shows off beauty products coming to Australia

Sephora Australia will open in December in Sydney's Pitt Street Mall.

Jenna Clarke Sephora has given beauty fans a sneak preview of what to expect from its first Australian store.

'I smoke, I drink, I sunbathe'

Jerry Hall: I smoke, I drink, I sunbathe... and I look pretty good

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Anita Singh Jerry Hall says she looks "pretty good" for her age despite doing everything health experts say we must avoid.

Trend of elfin nails

Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling finds a new cult serum in the making and shows how it's easy being green with the latest nail polish hit colour

Purple lips and dirty hair

Purple-lipped, dirty haired Lorde becomes a beauty queen

Lorde on the cover of Billboard magazine.

Jenna Clarke Once upon a time purple-tinged lips were a sign of hypothermia, now they are a symptom of the “Lorde effect”.

Super foods and beauty

Super foods in skincare - what's all the hype?

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Julia Teen Is what’s good for the body really good for the skin? That’s the question dermatologists are asking with the rise of trendy super foods turning up in our beauty products.

Beauty: Is it worth it?

Is it worth it? This week, the Dermapen

Nedahl Stelio It hits me when I'm going to see a gig for the first time in years (Phoenix at the Hordern, they were brilliant).