Are you looking for a way to get rid of the harsh facial cleansers sitting in your shower? Sometimes it doesn't make sense to buy a big bottle of cleanser, especially if your skin changes frequently with the season. My regularly normal to combination skin is currently drier than dry and the Neutrogena Gentle Face Wash (read review), though made for all skin types, is leaving my skin parched and begging for moisturizer.
Why not try something new and make your own face cleanser. It couldn't be easier! And you can alter the recipe to make just enough for a day or two and see how it works for you without wasting any product or money.
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If you have been wanting to experiment with essential oils, you need to know a bit about how to use them first. Essential oils can be a bit dangerous, so it's good to learn as much as you can before you dive it.
We contacted Debra Duneier, author and Feng Shui Master for some help. She compiled 10 Essential Oil Tips for Beginners and even shared two recipes to get you started. Thanks, Debra!
I got a really fun email from a reader named Christie last week with the subject, "please please please answer this burning question!!" with the first sentence reading, "Well, not THAT kind of 'burning', but....". I have to say, I wondered if I was going to be qualified for the burning questions or if I was going to need to send her over to Women's Health. :)
Christie is a product lover who jumped ship on facial moisturizers in exchange for face oils and serums. She wanted to know if she needed to use both products twice a day. Head on over and read her email and my response. You'll want to check out the products she's been using and recommending, as well. I love hearing what you are all using on your face. Feel free to share your favorites in the reviews at any time.
I received my Lands' End catalog in the mail yesterday and I immediately flipped through to check out the season's swim attire. Right away I was drawn to the UPF swim tee pictured here. Darling, right? Lots of color options, too.
The reason this swim tee and other rash guards are a great option for long days in the sun is because they protect your skin as if you had a consistent dose of SPF50 on, without having to worry about reapplying or missing areas.
Most of you know me as a skin care expert, but what you may not know is that under the skin care umbrella, my passion is sun safety. In fact, last year I started a website called Not Pasty which is all about sun safety and acceptance of one's natural skin tone. I have a child with advanced skin cancer and protecting from the sun is always on my mind. While we're protecting her from more cancer, we're all benefiting from the protection.
The sun is the #1 reason for premature aging, and while you typically think about aging signs on your face, don't forget that your neck and chest almost always show your true age, even if you're careful about protecting your face.
The swim tee is typically $39, but right now they are having a friends and family sale of 25% off! (buy direct) Pick up a couple!
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What a winter it's been in my city - probably yours, too! My entire family is itching and scratching due to the cold and the wind. The reality is that we're causing a lot of our skin issues ourselves and I know with a few habit changes, things will improve. (Hot showers, for one, which is the hardest for me to address.)
Dry skin isn't mandatory, no matter the season or the location. There are easy things that you can change in your daily routine that will make a big difference to the health of your skin.
You might think that beauty editors don't randomly peruse the beauty section for something to pop out at them, but you'd be wrong.
I wasn't even looking for a face wash when I was perusing Target's beauty isles, but I'm a sucker drugstore beauty and when I saw this bright, swirly bottle with its summery look to it in the dead of winter, it found its way in my cart without me even knowing it. That's Target for you, right?
If you're looking for a daily face wash/exfoliator, this might be the one. Come check out my review of Olay Fresh Effects: Out of this Swirled.
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Positively Radiant Moisturizer from the Active Naturals line of products by Aveeno isn't a new product - in fact there are tons of reviews on it by consumers who have claimed using it for years. Most of the reviews are positive, so I was expecting great things from this little 4 ounce bottle.
I had a bit of an issue combining it with the face wash that I was using, so our beginning was a bit bumpy. Come check out my review of Aveeno Active Naturals: Positively Radiant Moisturizer SPF 15 to see if I join those who claim to have found their "Holy Grail" face moisturizer. (Spoiler Alert: I don't.)
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Up for review is Skin Authority's new product called Oil Nutrient for Face, Hair and Nails. It's a product that is just what it says, an oil that you can use head to toe.
I'm a sucker for oils and couldn't wait to try this out. I love the ease of using individual oils in my beauty and skin care routine, but when I can get a combination of oils without having to do the work of mixing them myself, you can pretty much guarantee I'm going to like it.
Come check out my review of Oil Nutrient.
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Our latest review is L'Oreal: Hydra-Renewal Moisture Cream. It's a daily moisturizer made for dry skin. With the winter we're having across the US, chances are good there are a few people out there who are, for one of the first times, joining me in the dry skin category.
Read our review and see if you think you should give it a try!
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Do you ever get stuck in the skin care isle and freeze? Do you need the serum? The exfoliator? The facial oil? What about the cleansing wipes vs. facial cleanser? And can't you just use the soap you're already using?
It doesn't have to be so crazy, I promise. Sometimes sticking to the basics is best, especially when you're overwhelmed.
Here are three products that you should be using - only three. Can you use more? Sure! But this is specifically for those who are just needing to get comfy in their regimen.
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