SkinReading Blog

5 DIY skin care recipes that need to be stopped

Thanks to Pinterest and anyone with a blog, DIY skin care recipes have increased in popularity. Some are harmless, but much like the also popular “Pinterest fails”, some of these recipes have terrible consequences. But unlike a DIY craft project gone wrong, you have to walk around with the consequences on your face for everyone to see! […]


Is toner necessary? Get the truth from professionals

The question “Is toner necessary?” is one of the most asked questions skin care professionals receive. We took this question to our panel of estheticians and skin care professionals. The verdict? Every single one said toner is crucial for great skin. But, why is toner necessary? Read on to see what the professionals say.   […]


How to Prevent Breakouts: 7 Acne Mistakes

Even if you faithfully use the right skin care for your skin type, breakouts and irritation can still crop up. In fact, up to 85% of people experience minor acne at some point in their lives.* Unfortunately, these breakouts can have surprising causes. Most people don’t realize they commit daily mistakes that actually cause acne. […]


7 Expert Tips for In-Flight Skin Care

Wanna get away – with great skin? Whether it’s for spring break, summer vacation, or a simple weekend getaway, every time you board a plane you expose your skin to more environmental assaults than usual – which can make you look oily, dehydrated or dull when you land! It’s important to make subtle changes in your daily […]


Causes of Aging Skin: Not-so Healthy Lifestyle Habits

  Everyone knows the importance of healthy lifestyle habits, but there are some surprising habits that cause premature skin aging. If you want a youthful complexion, make sure to ditch these bad habits!   Skin-aging bad habits to ditch:   1) Makeup wipes Makeup wipes may seem like the perfect solution when you’re too tired to […]


Causes of Aging Skin: Intrinsic Aging

Intrinsic aging, or chronological aging, is the natural process of skin aging due to internal influences. While we can’t entirely stop intrinsic aging, we can target the physical age signs that appear on the skin. Keep reading to learn what intrinsic aging is, how it’s different from extrinsic aging, and how to prevent aging skin. […]


Causes of Aging Skin: Free Radical Damage

Do you know what free radicals are? They’re one of the top causes of skin aging, yet many people have never heard of them. Keep reading to learn what free radicals are, how they age the skin, and how to prevent free radical damage.   What are free radicals? Free radicals are highly unstable and […]


Causes of Aging Skin: Tanning 101

Do you love to get a “healthy” glow from the sun? Do you think a little color is good for your skin? It turns out there’s nothing healthy about a tan (even a “base tan”). The sun is one of the biggest causes of aging skin, and you damage your skin every time you leave […]


Easy Ways to Remove Makeup: Do This, Not That

Everyone wants a skin care shortcut, but some shortcuts should be avoided at all costs. Many people search high and low for easy ways to remove makeup, and choose makeup wipes. However, this skin care shortcut does more harm than good. Keep reading to learn the truth about makeup wipes – and the alternative, easy […]


How to make life easier: 7 insanely easy skin hacks

Think you don’t have the time or patience for a complete, effective skin care routine? Think again – our skin “hacks” make it easy to get great skin. Plus, they actually make the rest of your daily routine easier, too. Read on for 7 easy skin hacks from the skin care pros:   #1: Create a […]