Melanie Rud

Melanie Rud

Lives In

Chicago, Illinois


  • New York University


  • Skincare


Before moving to Chicago, Melanie held staff positions at Shape, Good Housekeeping, and Health magazines. Today, she is a contributing writer for Byrdie where she covers all things skincare, interviewing top dermatologists to get to the bottom of the latest trends and products. You can also find her freelance work in Allure, Pure Wow, Refinery29, Well+Good, Men's Fitness, Domino, Martha Stewart Weddings, Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, and Women's Health.


Melanie holds a BA in Journalism and English from New York University.

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