What you need to know this instant.


Office Affliction: Phacne

I am ALWAYS broken out on the right side of my chin, just below my mouth. A few months back, I finally gave up trying to figure out why this was so, resignedly declaring it a mystery like the Roanoke Lost Colony or the birth of Suri Cruise.

Today I was sitting at my desk doing 10 things at once, with the phone tucked between my ear and my shoulder, when I realized the following:

1) The receiver was hideously greasy (also mysterious, and gross).

2) It was rubbing against the right side of my chin, just below my mouth.

It hit me: Could the inexplicable/omnipresent acne be attributed to a bacteria-laden office phone receiver? Could it be phone acne? PHACNE?! I lamely wiped down the mouthpiece with a Shout wipe, but what I really need are these antibacterial especially-for-phones cloths. I've ordered them—might they be the missing link in my extensive zit-fighting regimen? Time will tell.

With that said, is phacne real? Or am I paranoid and delusional? Discuss.

—Cat Marnell, associate beauty editor

What's with All the Spam in the Comments Section?

We're sure that you've noticed the flood of spam in the comments section lately. Spammers beware--we are completely on top of it. As we figure out a way to put a stop to this madness, we ask you for your patience and that you don't stop leaving your own comments, because we love hearing from you!