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Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid: How to Get Rid of Adult Acne

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How to stop breakouts starts with knowing what skin care ingredients to avoid. The best products for adult acne, or acne at any age, will be over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. If you aren’t sure if a product is OTC, check the label. If it’s an OTC acne product it will have a Drug Facts box. Read […]

 
 

What to Do Before a Facial: The Facial Encyclopedia Part 2

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If you’ve never had a spa facial (or even if you have), you may not know what to do before a facial.  We’re going in-depth with this article on what you should wear to a facial, what you should do the week before and the day of your treatment. It isn’t difficult to prepare for […]

 
 

How to Stop Oily Skin: Stress and Skin Problems

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You may have tried a million oily skin remedies, but the underlying cause of your oily skin could be something you didn’t expect: stress. Stress can worsen any skin problem, especially oily skin. Excess oil production is one of the most common skin issues, and stress usually plays a huge role. Stress causes the hormone cortisol […]

 
 

How to double face mask

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Want to double the benefits of your skin care routine? Try a “double face mask” – it’s the best way to maximize the time you set aside to care for your skin – to double up the skin benefits of deep-purging, acne-fighting, oil-busting, and more. Here’s how it’s done: Facial masks are essential to every […]

 
 

The domino effect: How to find your best facial cleanser

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  With so many cleansers available, it’s hard to know which is right for you and your skin’s concerns. Rather than wading through the endless selection, it might seem easier to throw your hands up and reach for whatever’s closest. After all, you really just end up washing it all off – right? Wrong! Using […]

 
 

The acne and rosacea-improving ingredient hiding in your anti-aging serum

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They might be famous for their dietary benefits, but it’s been no secret to us that probiotics are the little-known ingredient your anti-aging skin care is probably missing. The topical application of probiotics (pioneered back in 2006 by Bioelements) is now getting the seal of approval from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). They’ve just […]

 
 

4 signs you’re in sun denial

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Although it might seem like the buzz behind sun safety awareness grows more every year, 1 in 5 Americans will get skin cancer – the most preventable cancer –  in their lifetime. You might be saying to yourself, “It won’t happen to me!” But even a skin care professional can get skin cancer. It doesn’t […]

 
 

4 spring break beauty tricks for gorgeous skin NOW!

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Whether you’re escaping the cold with a tropical trip or are planning an extended staycation, spring break marks the perfect time to start preparing your skin for warmer weather. Here are my top 4 tricks for getting gorgeous skin no matter what your spring break plans are! 1. Prep with the ultimate smoothing supplies. Hidden […]

 
 

The 10 Minute Winter Skin Fix You Always Forget

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We’re not even halfway through winter, but an overwhelming amount of us are already battling dry, tight, uncomfortable skin. As the air chills and dries out, it takes the moisture in your skin with it through a process called Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). Added to dry, forced indoor heating, hot showers, and harsh winds, […]

 
 

The 7 Skin Sins: Sun

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Over the last 7 weeks, I’ve been talking about skin sins – lifestyle habits that can wreak short- and long-term havoc on your skin. From alcohol to lack of sleep, I’ve covered them all. This week, I’m revealing the last sin in the series – it’s one we all know about, but often overlook: the […]