Where I live, winter is here. (Boo!) It's cold, it's windy and I'm sitting here drinking my coffee looking at a yard full of snow. Just a bit of snow, but we're firmly into the season that seems to turn us all into itchy, scratching people. There's not enough lotion in the world for us, it seems.
Remember, lotion can't revive dead skin, so if you're not exfoliating, the lotion has to work double-duty to try get to the skin that actually needs it.
If you find your hands are cracked and dry, lotion is your first defense, so use it often throughout the day. But try this gentle but effective (and super simple!) hand scrub recipe. You'll definitely have everything you need on hand already, so get in that kitchen and give it a try.
Our latest review is an exfoliating mask from Simply Skin RX. It's called Renew and it's a once-a-week glycolic acid face mask.
Using this mask was a bit interesting - it definitely left its mark. Read our review to see what went wrong and if we'd recommend you using it.
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Our latest review is Skin Authority's Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30.
You might think that because we're headed into winter, you can put a stop to your sunscreen application, but you'd be wrong! Sun's rays are there all year long and can be reflected from the snow, making them even stronger.
Check out our review of Sunscreen Moisturizer to see if this could be your new winter facial moisturizer with sunscreen.
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The weather is just getting to that cold, windy point where all of a sudden, my otherwise healthy skin has taken a nose-dive to the dry, itchy, ashy nightmare. It always happens about this time of year and you would think I would know by now to get a head start on my dry skin routine a bit earlier, but I never do, and I always pay the price.
If you're where I'm at, start with these 5 Dry Skin Remedies and then move on to these 7 Tips to Get Rid of Ashy Skin. We have a long season of cold ahead of us! Flaking and and itching isn't mandatory.
I'll admit it - I'm in my mid 30's and I still break out. Often. I was one of those teens who look back and cringe at my middle school and high school pictures, face full of acne.
Now that I have my own middle schooler, I'm quick to buy the products he needs to fight back and quick to teach him what to do and what not to do. But it still doesn't make our pimple-bonding any fun.
I should be done with pimples. I should have been done with pimples long ago, right? Unfortunately, wrong. Maybe you can relate.
So why do we still break out as adults? And what can we do about it? We broke it down for you.
With the surge of people using coconut oil in their cooking, it is easy to find at many grocery stores. I've never cooked with it, but it didn't stop me from buying a big tub at Costco a while back. It's because it's so useful in your skin care and beauty routine!
The other night, I put a dollop into my bath water, let melt down and emerged after soft and hydrated. I also used it to wash and moisturize my face. (yep, wash!)
Go pick up a tub at your grocery store and give these 10 ways to use coconut oil in your beauty routine a try!
I don't know about you, but acupuncture both intrigues and scares the heck out of me. I love the idea behind it all and have heard amazing stories, but I get so nervous with needles. But, then again, I almost hardly consider acupuncture needles to be true needles with how thin and flexible they are.
There are many health and well-being reasons one would schedule an acupuncture appointment. Acne is one of them that might surprise you! Acupuncture has a long history with treating acne. Here's what you need to know before you decide if you should try treating your acne with acupuncture.
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Tis the season for dry, itchy skin.
There are many reasons why one suffers from dry skin, especially in the fall and winter. Many times it can be blamed on a lack of effort in keeping up with a good moisturizing and exfoliating routine, but no matter the reason, everyone can benefit from an oatmeal soak on occasion.
You can buy a box of them already packaged in an individual bath portions or very easily make your own. Read on to see how easy it is to make an oatmeal bath soak and why oatmeal is good for your skin.
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There's a new tool in the exfoliation world and it's called Exfolimate. It comes to us out of Australia and I have a feeling in a few years, it's going to be one of those tools we all confess to trying, sort of like the Ped Egg. (That tool still gives me the heebie-geebies!)
You can see by the photo here that it's not your typical exfoliating tool, right? But does it work? And do I recommend you run out and purchase one? Probably not. Here's my Exfolimate review.
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When it comes to aging, most of us spend more than we probably should on skin care products full of anti-aging ingredients such as retinoids, peptides and antioxidants. What the answer wasn't what you put on your skin, but what's going on inside your body?
Dr. Timothy Morley, D.O., Board Certified General Health Physician in New York City and a leading expert in women's health is here to talk about Hormones and Aging Skin. He shows us how estrogen, progesterone and cortisone affect the skin with visible signs of aging.
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