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.

5 Gentle, Fragrance-Free Shampoos For People With Sensitive Scalps

By Andrea Pyros
People with sensitive skin are typically told to avoid products that contain added fragrance, which is one of the most common (potential) irritants out there. That goes for people with sensitive scalps, too. The best shampoos for sensitive scalps…

2 Top Derms Reveal How To Treat Keratosis Pilaris Using In-Shower Products

By Andrea Pyros
Keratosis pilaris, also known as KP or chicken skin, is a genetic condition that causes bumpy, roughly textured skin on areas like your arms, legs, thighs, and butt. It's very common, but somewhat difficult to treat, and usually gets worse in the…

The Best Shampoos To Use If You Have Psoriasis, According To A Doctor

By Andrea Pyros
Dealing with psoriasis can be difficult and stressful — but there are ways to manage this autoimmune condition on your own. For example, if you have psoriasis on your scalp, using the right shampoo can make a big difference. According to…

A Dermatologist Reveals The Best Ways To Treat Rosacea Without A Prescription

By Andrea Pyros
Treating rosacea on your own can be tricky, confusing, and often, downright frustrating — but armed with the right knowledge (and the right products), it is possible. To learn more about the best over-the-counter rosacea treatments, Bustle spoke…

6 Anti-Odor Body Washes To Keep You Smelling Fresh All Day Long

By Andrea Pyros
We all have days when we smell ... not great. This isn't due to sweat, which is odorless, but when our sweat and bacteria mix. So when shopping for the best body washes for body odor, formulas that target bacteria on the skin will be the most…

5 Game-Changing Styling Tools For Thick Hair, From Steam Irons To Straightening Brushes

By Andrea Pyros
When it comes to shopping for the best flat irons for thick hair, you'll want to choose a tool with big, smooth plates (at least 1.25 inches wide) that get hot enough to straighten thick chunks of hair in one or two passes. There also needs to be…

5 Amped-Up Foundations For Dry Skin That Provide More Than Just Coverage

By Andrea Pyros
Finding the right foundation when you have dry skin isn't as easy as it may seem. Aside from the obvious — making sure the foundation comes in a wide enough range of shades to match your skin tone — you'll want to go for a foundation that's…

The Ultimate Guide To Figuring Out Your Perfect Mineral Sunscreen Match

By Andrea Pyros
All mineral (or physical) sunscreens contain the active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, and are typically well-tolerated by most skin types. But the best mineral sunscreens for your face not only meet the essential requirements for…

Step Up Your Skin Care Game With These Firming & Plumping Collagen Serums

By Andrea Pyros
Our skin naturally produces collagen — it's what gives skin its elasticity and plump appearance. But over time, our skin produces less and less of it, which is where collagen serums come in. Keep in mind that there are two types of collagen serums,…

No, Dehydrated Skin Is *Not* The Same As Dry Skin — & Here's How To Treat It

By Andrea Pyros
If you've ever referred to your skin as being dry and dehydrated interchangeably, you're not alone — but dry skin and dehydrated skin are not the same thing, says Dr. Daniel Lanzer, a cosmetic dermatologist surgeon based in Australia. He tells…

Is This Centuries-Old Beauty Product The Key To Your Smoothest Skin Ever?

By Andrea Pyros
Cold cream was purportedly invented in Ancient Greece, and people have been using it to remove makeup and soften their skin ever since. Granted, the formula has gotten quite a few updates since then — today, you can find it not only in its classic…

These Lightweight But Powerful Blow Dryers Are Ideal For People With Thick Hair

By Andrea Pyros
People with thick hair know that picking up any old hair dryer from the shelves isn't going to cut it. But considering the vast number of blow dryers on the market, it can seem complicated to narrow down the best hair dryer for thick hair — unless…

These Are The Best Toners For Oily Skin, According To A Dermatologist

By Andrea Pyros
Though different toners do different jobs, toners designed for oily skin primarily work to soak up excess sebum, unclog pores, and often, provide some surface-level exfoliation as well. According to board-certified dermatologist Jennifer Chwalek,…

The Acne-Fighting Face Masks That *Actually* Work, According To A Dermatologist

By Andrea Pyros
Everyone loves a good face mask, and there are a lot of great ones that can help with acne — but some will be much more effective than others. In general, the best face masks for acne work to do one or more of the following things: unclog pores,…

A Derm's Guide To Choosing The Right Sheets When You Have Sensitive Skin

By Andrea Pyros
Sliding into bed after a long day is one of life's greatest joys, except if your sheets irritate your skin and make sleeping uncomfortable. Luckily, there's a fix for that. According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Kemunto Mokaya, the best…

A Derm's Guide To Choosing The Right Sunscreen When You Have Sensitive Skin

By Andrea Pyros
Finding a sunscreen that's effective at blocking the sun's damaging rays without causing irritation to your sensitive skin doesn't have to be complicated if you follow a few simple guidelines. To start, the best sunscreens for sensitive skin are…

If You Have Oily Skin, These Are The Best Cleansers To Use

By Andrea Pyros
For people with oily skin, finding the right face wash can be tough. The trick is to find a cleanser that'll soak up excess sebum without being overly drying, since completely stripping your face of moisture can cause your skin to produce more oil…

Treat Dry Scalps & Hair Loss With These Targeted Shampoos, Plus Tips From A Derm

By Andrea Pyros
Scalp dryness and hair loss can be two separate conditions, or, they can be related (more on that below). Regardless, one of the most important things you can do for both of these things is make sure you're using the right shampoo. The best shampoos…

A Doctor's Guide To Choosing The Right Sunscreen When You Have Sensitive Eyes

By Andrea Pyros
Wearing sunscreen everyday is non-negotiable, but for people with sensitive eyes, it can cause discomfort in the form of stinging, burning, and itching. To find the best sunscreens for sensitive eyes, Bustle spoke with optometrist Dr. Kenneth…

3 Non-Sticky, Non-Crunchy Mousses To Moisturize & Define Your Curls

By Andrea Pyros
Though it might have a bad rap, mousse is actually one of the most versatile products a curly-haired person could own. But unlike the styling products we used in middle school, best mousses for curly hair won't make your hair feel crunchy or sticky;…