Andrea Pyros

Bio

Andrea Pyros is a commerce writer covering beauty for Bustle Digital Group. Before her time with Bustle, she held senior-level editorial positions at a variety of publications, including at Conde Nast, G&J USA, and Bauer Media. She was a co-founder of Girls on Film, a pop culture website that received praise from Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, The New York Times and others, and the co-author of the GIRLS ON FILM book, published by HarperCollins. The site was ultimately acquired by Geraldine Laybourne’s Oxygen Media. Andrea has also written for Gannett, LifetimeTV.com, MSNBC.com, Hachette, RetailMeNot, and more. Andrea earned her undergraduate degree at Vassar College and her master’s from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where she specialized in emerging media. Andrea grew up in New York City and now lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband, their two children, and their dog, Rye. She is the author of two middle-grade novels, PINK HAIR AND OTHER TERRIBLE IDEAS and MY YEAR OF EPIC ROCK.

Dealing With Cystic Acne? These Are The Face Masks To Use, According To A Derm

By Andrea Pyros
If you have inflamed, painful pimples buried deep under your skin, you're probably dealing with cystic acne. Certain skin care products can help clear it up, though — including the occasional face mask. According to board-certified dermatologist Dr.…

Everything You Need To Know About "Noncomedogenic" Moisturizers

By Andrea Pyros
When choosing skin care products that won't cause clogged pores, searching for the best noncomedogenic moisturizers is a good place to start. But there are some caveats, board-certified dermatologist Alicia Zalka, M.D. tells Bustle. She explains…

The Absolute Best Face Washes, Shower Gels, & Bar Soaps For Acne-Prone Skin

By Andrea Pyros
Whether you're dealing with acne on your face or body, the cleanser you use will be the foundation of your skin care routine — so make sure you choose yours wisely. Face washes, shower gels, and cleansing bars all fall under the "soap" umbrella, but…

6 Mineral-Based Blushes That Basically Double As Skin Care

By Andrea Pyros
If you're on the hunt for a new mineral blush, you've come to the right place: ahead, you'll find six of the most gorgeous, mineral-based formulas out there, and they're all made with good-for-skin ingredients (in addition to actual minerals), like…

Just In Time For Summer: 3 Clever Sunscreens For Your Hair & Scalp

By Andrea Pyros
If you tend to neglect your scalp when it comes to sun protection, it's time to invest in a hair-friendly sunscreen to give you the motivation you need. The best hair sunscreens have lightweight, non-drippy formulas and offer an SPF of at least 30,…

5 Scalp Masks You Need To Try — Because Your Head Deserves Some TLC, Too

By Andrea Pyros
Unlike the majority of hair masks on the market, most scalp masks focus less on hair and more on skin, though it's important to remember that the two are inherently related. So naturally, choosing the best scalp mask for you will depend on two…

Give Yourself A Pro-Quality Gel Mani With These Affordable LED Lamps From Amazon

By Andrea Pyros
With the right equipment, it's easy to give yourself a pro-level gel manicure at home. So, grab your favorite bottle of gel polish and order yourself one of the best LED nail lamps from Amazon. You'll find four great options just ahead, all of which…

7 Easy Ways To Repair Split Ends, According To Experts

By Andrea Pyros
Taking care of breakage and split ends entails a multi-pronged approach, but one of the most important things you can do is make sure you're using the right products for your hair. To find out more about the best split end treatments, Elite Daily…

These Derm-Favorite Cleansers All Cost Less Than $20 On Amazon

By Andrea Pyros
Lots of decisions in life are tricky, but narrowing down the best CeraVe cleansers isn't one of them, because, truly, they're all fantastic. The best one for you, though, will depend on your skin type, since all CeraVe products are very much…

Is This Topical Vitamin Your New Skin Care Hero? (Hint: It's NOT Vitamin C)

By Andrea Pyros
Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, can be found in all sorts of skin care products, from body lotions to lip balms. So the best vitamin E cream for you will depend on the type of moisturizer you're looking for, whether that's a thick ointment for…

The Best Heat Protectants You Can Buy For Under $25

By Andrea Pyros
If you style your hair with hot tools, you already know that applying a heat protectant is nonnegotiable. You may not know, however, that you don't need to use a fancy heat protectant — there are a lot of great ones from drugstore brands that do…

5 High-Performing Biotin Shampoos To Make Your Hair Feel Strong & Soft

By Andrea Pyros
Biotin, a B vitamin that helps stimulate keratin production, has a reputation for being beneficial for your hair, skin, and nails, so it makes sense that you'd be interested in using a biotin shampoo. But the best biotin shampoos are complimented by…

3 Unscented Dry Shampoos For People With Sensitive Skin, Scalps, Or Noses

By Andrea Pyros
Whether you have a sensitive scalp or just prefer unscented products, there are plenty of reasons why you might be looking for a fragrance-free dry shampoo. They're admittedly kind of hard to find, especially at the drugstore, but they do exist —…

5 Super Nourishing (& Super Cheap) Hair Serums To Promote Smoothness & Shine

By Andrea Pyros
Some products are worth spending a lot of money on; others, not so much. Take hair serums, for example. They're typically used to promote softness, strength, and shine, and since the ingredients that do these things best (namely, plant-derived oils)…

The Best Cleansers To Clear Up Whiteheads, According To A Dermatologist

By Andrea Pyros
Prone to whiteheads? Then make sure you're washing your face with the right cleanser. According to dermatologist Dr. Sandy Skotnicki, the best face washes for whiteheads contain the acne-fighting ingredient benzoyl peroxide. "Benzoyl peroxide washes…

How To Get Longer, Stronger Nails, According To Experts

By Andrea Pyros
Achieving stronger, longer nails requires a multi-pronged approach that involves both using the right products and implementing certain lifestyle measures, says Dr. Melissa Piliang, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist at Cleveland Clinic, who…

The Gentlest Shampoos For Frequent Hair Washers & People With Sensitive Scalps

By Andrea Pyros
Gentle is in the eye of the beholder, so when looking for the best gentle shampoos, first you have to start with your hair and skin type, and then determine the desired benefits you're hoping to get from your shampoo, suggests Procter & Gamble…

How To Keep Your Nails Healthy & Strong, According To Experts

By Andrea Pyros
Keeping your nails and cuticles looking (and feeling) their best all starts with the right products. But, considering that there are literally thousands of cuticle creams, nail oils, and strengthening polishes to choose from, knowing where to start…

Got A Spray Tan Coming Up? Here, Pros Explain Exactly How To Prep Your Skin

By Andrea Pyros
“Exfoliating is the most important step in prepping for a spray tan or self-tanning application," says Kristyn Pradas, celebrity spray tan and body contour artist. So, to narrow down the absolute best exfoliators to use before a spray tan, Elite…

5 Cool Sunscreen Sticks That Do WAY More Than Protect Your Skin From The Sun

By Andrea Pyros
Because they're so portable and easy to apply, sunscreen sticks have become a beauty bag mainstay, especially during summer, when frequent reapplication throughout the day becomes mandatory. Picking out a sunscreen that'll actually protect your skin…