Hair




Are hats the root of your sudden breakouts?

As cold weather approaches, hats once again are becoming a must-have accessory.  But if you notice the arrival of hat weather has coincided with the arrival of sudden breakouts around your hairline and forehead, don’t worry! There’s hope. Because hats can trap sweat and bacteria against your skin, you may need to switch to something that’s a bit looser. If your hat is knit, wash it often, and if all else fails, switch to earmuffs or scarves.

Face




Antioxidants in your nighttime skincare: a not-so-radical idea

At night, our skin repairs the damage it has accumulated during a full day of sun, wind, chemicals, and damage. Some of that damage is done by free-radicals, or unstable molecules that can damage healthy cells. Our body has natural antioxidants that fight free radicals, but these diminish as we get older. The solution? Boost the power of your repair regime by picking a nighttime cream or serum with antioxidants and peptides.Read More >

Face




Winter moisturizers: What to look for in acne-prone skin

Often times, people with acne skip moisturizing, even in this cold and dry weather, increasing the risk of breakouts. If you’re battling acne, then be sure to look for a lotion that is light, oil-free, and noncomedogenic. Look closely at the ingredients: you’ll want a moisturizer that contains ceramides (which improve the skin’s barrier function), but that DON’T contain petrolatum and mineral oil.

Body




Give your hands a gift this holiday season

While oils are becoming very popular for moisturizing, they don't actually work the way you might think. The body doesn't absorb topical oils: instead, they sit on the surface of the skin, acting as a protective barrier. If your hands are starting to crack under the strain of a cold winter, try applying a moisturizer first, then add an oil like jujube. Your body will absorb the lotion, and the oil will lock in the healing power of the moisturizer.Read More >

Skin




Break the winter dry spell with this quick skincare tip

We have moisturizers in our medicine cabinets, and small tubes of lotion in our purses, but for many of us, the majority of our day is spent at our desks, without an easily-accessible moisturizer. While that works during humid, warm weather, the winter months can suddenly leave us with dry elbows and chapped knees. Always be prepared by storing a small, multi-purpose ointment like Aquaphor in your top drawer.Read More >