What is ‘emotional skincare’ and why do you need it? Your 6-step regimen to this unexpected type of skincare routine
Wrinkle wrap-up, part 1: The bottom line on preventing wrinkles? Do these 5 things every. Single. Day.
Frozen cucumbers and driving gloves? 7 ‘Korean mom skincare tips’ from skinfluencer star Dr. Zion Ko Lamm
Mirror-gazing isn’t vain—and does wonders for stress and mental health, according to this unusual mindfulness practice
Want to maximize your workouts in the new year? Why you need active recovery (it’s really a thing!), according to this A-list trainer
Edited and updated January 2022. New Year’s resolution to start working out? Already a hardcore cardio devotee? Either way, you might think all the magic happens in the high intensity training zone. But more and more, fitness experts are discovering that how you recover from a workout is just as important as your time spent […]
Neuropeptides are showing up in skincare everywhere—why and what exactly are they? Plus, 2 top docs weigh in on their supposed ‘Botox-like’ results
When 2020 forced a break from dermatologists (it’s not you, it’s the pandemic), many devotees of Botox—the popular-as-ever injectable neurotoxin—turned to neuropeptides as a pseudo-replacement. We asked Dr. Alexander Zuriarrain, double board-certified plastic surgeon with Zuri Plastic Surgery and Dr. Jenelle Kim, doctor of Chinese medicine, founder and master herbologist at JBK Wellness Labs to help us face the facts: […]
Love healthy eating, but can’t stand meal planning? The best organic food-subscription services for every type of eater
Edited and updated January 2022. It’s a new year, aka the perfect time for a fresh start—especially when it comes to nutrition. But as life gets busier, it seems to get more difficult to eat healthy meals. Enter: organic food subscription services. Whether you’re looking to eat a plant-based diet, paleo, keto or just healthier, […]
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October is Global Diversity Awareness Month, which is why we chose entrepreneur, author and body acceptance advocate Katie Sturino as guest editor. Using her fun, unapologetic voice and style on social media to raise awareness for size inclusivity and to empower women of all sizes, Katie’s viral content has attracted global attention with her work appearing in Elle, W, Marie Claire and more. As a first-time author (she recently released Body Talk,) Katie is all about getting people to feel more comfortable and confident in their own skin.
Lalese Stamps is a ceramicist and founder of Lolly Lolly Ceramics. Beloved for handmade work that feels intimate, authentic and inviting, she’s garnered a cult following on social media, and her “functional yet display-worthy” art has been featured in British Vogue, Architectural Digest and The New York Times. As a brand whose founder, Dr. Howard Murad, swears by the healing, self-care power of art, we couldn’t think of a better guest editor for Well Connected.
Dr. Zion Ko Lamm
Zion Ko Lamm, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine specialist and social media skinfluencer, who has been featured in Vogue, Allure and Shape. She entered social as an outlet to the stressors and uncertainties of working in outpatient COVID clinics. Dr. Ko Lamm started sharing videos on Instagram and TikTok about all things skincare—from debunking trends to honest product reviews. An immigrant from South Korea, she also features frequent cameos of her Korean mom, who is living proof that sunscreen, facial massages and a good skincare routine work.
What’s ‘mirror meditation’? 9 minutes with a psychologist on how it can impact your confidence and complexion
Mirror meditation, or the act of gazing at your own reflection, has been proven to work wonders for mental health, from increased self-esteem to deeper self-awareness. But did you know this alternative meditation practice can also help your skin look and feel its best? Listen as Tara Well, PhD—Barnard College professor and author of the […]
Geeking out on skincare: 7 minutes with a product developer about the almighty skincare ‘base’
All your lotions, potions and more have this in it. (And if they don’t, you should probably check why not.) What is it, you ask? The all-important skincare base. It’s the literal foundation of products, affecting everything from efficacy to experience to eco-consciousness. Murad’s head of research and development, Andrew Koenig, takes us behind the […]
6 minutes of ‘wellness retail’ explained, from ‘angel dusting’ to doctor visits at experiential malls
Did you know there’s probably a “wellness retail” guru responsible for your favorite self-care experiences at your local shopping destination? Yes, wellness retail is totally a thing now. In this latest Well Connected x Murad microcast, Francine Miley, former head of health and wellness for Westfield Centers, breaks down the trend—from product marketing tricks to […]