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Fix These Common Moisturizing Mistakes Smart People Make

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November 5, 2018 | Categories:

Think you don’t need a moisturizer? Or that you know all the ins and outs of hydrating your skin? Surveys show that moisturizer is widely underused among dermatology patients, possibly due to a lack of information about the products. So before you give yourself a gold star for your moisturizing know-how and techniques, read on… Read More

Should You Use Petroleum Jelly As A Moisturizer?

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November 5, 2018 | Categories:

If you’re looking for an excellent, cheap moisturizer, look no further than your medicine cabinet for a tub of petroleum jelly, known by its brand name Vaseline. Also check out what baking soda can do for your skin. Moisturizers are often categorized into three classes: occlusive, humectant, and reparative, according to dermatologist Hanan Taha, MD…. Read More

How Does Benzoyl Peroxide Work In Skin Cleansers?

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October 26, 2018 | Categories:

Whether you’ve known it or not, you’ve probably been using benzoyl peroxide in skin care products since you were a teenager and tried to erase your first blemish with on-the-spot treatments and cleansers. “Benzoyl peroxide is an effective anti-acne medication,” says dermatologist Dr. Linda Stein Gold. “It’s effective in treating blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. It… Read More

Skin Care Tips: Do Face Creams Increase Histamine?

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October 26, 2018 | Categories:

Sometimes, the products that you hope improve skin may actually be making it worse. If you’re breaking out more often or your skin is appearing red and irritated, your moisturizer could be to blame, even if your skin isn’t typically sensitive. It could be that your skin’s allergic to the ingredients in a new face… Read More

Skin Care Tips: Should you wash your face with warm or cold water?

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October 26, 2018 | Categories:

Have you ever heard that washing your face with very cold water might help tighten the skin and prevent or minimize wrinkles? Or that washing your face with steamy hot water will open pores and possibly help your cleansers scrub deeper? There are plenty of myths floating around about face cleaning practices, but washing your… Read More

Quick Tips: Does Toothpaste Really Dry Out Acne?

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October 21, 2018 | Categories:

We’ve all been there: A pimple is threatening to ruin a first date, photo opportunity or an important meeting. Desperate times can call for desperate measures. Whether your best friend in high school swore by it, or you tried it last night when your acne cream ran out, chances are you’ve applied toothpaste to a… Read More

Quick Tips: Should You Wash Your Face with Bleach?

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October 21, 2018 | Categories:

Bleach can make your bathrooms spic and span, but can it do the same for your skin? If you’ve never heard of it before, the idea of using bleach on your face as a cleansing tool, acne solution, or way to help you skin glow might seem a bit extreme. But this harsh cleansing product… Read More

Are Oral Acne Medications Good for Your Skin and Overall Health?

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October 15, 2018 | Categories: ,

Pimples can be painful, both literally and figuratively (it’s hard to feel confident with a face full of acne). Luckily, there is no shortage of over-the-counter and prescription products to treat skin issues. And acne sufferers will happily shell out cash to get a clear complexion: People spent more than $2 billion in the treatment… Read More

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