Category: Skin Care

What is your acne telling you? 0

What is your acne telling you?

I always knew that the once-monthly spots that overtook my chin were the result of not-so-stable hormones. However, when my dermatologist took one look at the sudden outcrop of angry zits on my nose...

Staying Sunny 0

Staying Sunny

It’s that time of year… the days are getting shorter and it’s getting dark sooner. Although its presence is diminishing, that big yellow fireball in the sky provides plenty of benefits: Regular sun exposure...

Pucker Up 0

Pucker Up

Your increased exposure to elements like sun, saltwater, and chlorine can wreak havoc on your skin, especially the sensitive layer over your kisser. Soothe those cracked, chapped lips with these moisturizing ideas: Stay hydrated....

Healing Beams 0

Healing Beams

For years, experts have warned against the dermatological consequences of sunbathing without adequate protection against cancer–causing rays. And while UVA radiation is the greatest culprit in malignant melanoma, studies now show that too little...

Food to Glow On 0

Food to Glow On

For beautiful, healthy-looking skin, hit the produce aisle. Carotenoids – naturally occurring pigments in orange-hued fruits and vegetables – accumulate in your skin, imparting a bronzy glow, say researchers from the University of St....

Save Your Skin 0

Save Your Skin

Get out there and enjoy sunny days when you can — but protect your skin, even when it’s cloudy. You can dramatically reduce your risk of skin cancer by practicing simple sun–safety habits every...

Cold Weather Tips for Dry Skin 0

Cold Weather Tips for Dry Skin

If your skin is already dry, cold or windy conditions and warm indoor heating can further sap the moisture, leaving it feeling parched. Quench your skin with a nourishing routine. Wash: Banish soap and...

A beauty goldmine 0

A beauty goldmine

Some years ago, the unveiling of one particular face cream was deemed so momentous that the beauty press was flown all the wy to Tokyo to witness it. The real significance of the even...

Brush It Off 0

Brush It Off

Most everyone has endured those embarrassing white flakes on their shoulders. This time of year it could be snow or dandruff — a seasonal condition most common in cold weather. Warning signs of the...

Just Say Glow 0

Just Say Glow

7 simple steps for beautiful winter skin 1. Keep it Moving There’s a reason your skin has a healthy, rosy glow in the summer: Warmer weather means more activity outdoors – and more exercise...

Protect Yourself with Proper Skin Care 0

Protect Yourself with Proper Skin Care

It’s cold outside. Which is good for winter activities, but bad for your skin. The constant temperature changes and blowing heat can quickly dry out your skin, leaving it dull and irritated. As the...

ZIT Fighters 0

ZIT Fighters

According to ShopSmartMagazine, experts tested creams and gadgets to see which ones really help Pimples, zits, blackheads, or whiteheads – whatever you can them – can cause scarring (both emotional and physical!). All kinds...

The Biggest Beauty Dont’s 0

The Biggest Beauty Dont’s

What mistakes drive beauty experts crazy? Makeup is meant to enhance, not distract, but many of us are guilty of overdoing it. And many of us have bad beauty habits that can lead to,...

The best moisturizers for your body 0

The best moisturizers for your body

All body lotions are supposed to moisturize. That’s their main purpose, after all. But some come with bigger promises, like “long-lasting relief” and “non-irritating”. Then there’s the matter of what’s inside. Flip over just...

Slimming Cream? Fat chance! 0

Slimming Cream? Fat chance!

A lotion that will “noticeably firm skin in just four weeks” sound too good to be true. And it is. Nivea recently stopped selling its My Silhouette! Redefining Gel-Cream. The company reached a settlement...

Take a Closer Look 0

Take a Closer Look

Besides your hair and nails complementing your look, they have specialized functions that can reveal a lot about your overall health. A change in your hair’s thickness — or more lost strands in the...

Check Yourself 0

Check Yourself

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and when it comes to skin cancer, sunscreen, protective clothing, and staying in the shade are no lightweights. But early detection is...

Truth in Beauty 0

Truth in Beauty

Do claims like “natural” or “dermatologist recommended” mean that products are safer or more likely to work? Manufacturers can claim that their products are “hypo-allergenic”, “dermatologist-tested”, or “noncomedogenic” (designed not to clog pores), for...

What labels on sunscreens won’t tell you 0

What labels on sunscreens won’t tell you

Despite words like “broad spectrum” and “waterproof” on the labels, sunscreens don’t’ completely block the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, and none are totally waterproof. Finally, the Food and Drug Administration is changing label...

In the Clear 0

In the Clear

Do breakouts have you staying in, covering up, or feeling down and out? If so, you’re not alone. Thanks to sweating and sun exposure, hot weather often exacerbates acne, which can find its way...

Bad Beauty Buys 0

Bad Beauty Buys

You can find lots of great beauty loot online, but you’ll also come across plenty of overblown or even bogus beauty claims and risky skin-care products. There’s also a lot of bad advice out...

Skin Deep 0

Skin Deep

The sun combined with the natural aging process can leave lasting marks on your largest organ. Over time, cellular rejuvenation slows, the epidermis (outer skin layer) thins and roughens, and elasticity decreases — leading...

Heath – Sun Protection 0

Heath – Sun Protection

What’s your advice for sun worshippers? Remember that the risk of skin cancer is real. No one is exempt, including people with dark skin. But you are at increased risk if you have fair...

Sun Protection 0

Sun Protection

The best sunscreens, plus other tips to keep you from frying When you’re shopping for sunscreens, is it enough to pick a sun protection factor (SPF) and just choose whatever goo smells best? Not...

BEST Beauty Sites 0

BEST Beauty Sites

For discovering new products and lots of free samples Beautyhabit.com Beautyofasite.com Beautysak.com Bluemercury.com These sites carry a well-curated selection of high-end, trendy, and hard-to-find brands of makeup and skin-care products. You can shop by...