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The Difference Between Body Lotion With SPF and Body Sunscreen

My fair-skinned roommate came home the other weekend frantically searching for aloe to soothe a bright red sunburn down the front of her legs. No, she hadn’t been at the beach or lying out on a rooftop—she was just running errands on a sunny day. “I need an everyday body lotion with SPF so I’m always covered,” she declared. Sounds like a no-brainer, I thought, there must be tons. Only…not so fast. A search of my local Sephora, Duane Reade, and

Skin Needs Moisturizer in the Summer Too

For most people, sunscreen is a given in the summer, even year round. But many people neglect moisturizer when temperatures are high, and that’s a mistake. “A lot of people don’t think they need to use as much moisturizer in the summer. They might feel like their skin is greasier, but they should keep up the same moisturizing regimen they use in the winter, especially if they spend time in an air-conditioned environment,” says Ray Jalian, cosmetic dermatologist at UCLA Medical

The Air is Hurting Your Skin!

Icky Goop In the Air Is Giving You Acne and Wrinkles. 4 Key Steps to Stop It. You don’t have to be Gwyneth Paltrow or an owner of a Vitamix to have heard the hype about detoxing. The obsession with clearing your internal organs of pollutants for a generally healthier life has made juice cleanses essential popular rituals among even those who don’t think negativity ruins water. But according to emerging research, we should all be focusing more attention to pollution’s effects on

Keep Makeup Minimal in Extreme Heat

The Only Makeup You Need During Extreme Heat Living in California has many benefits: rare rain showers, a temperate climate, amazing produce! But that beautiful ball of fire in the sky that makes all this possible is constantly beaming down. Trying to keep my makeup from sliding down my face is not easy friends. Here is what I discovered to be the best, bare-bones makeup routine for extreme heat. Keep your makeup light and simple. 1. Skip foundation. Use sunscreen or SPF tinted

How to Stay Pimple-Free This Summer

When heat and humidity collide, acne can erupt. Here’s how to keep those zits under control so you can feel confident showing skin. Those gloriously long, sunny summer days have one nasty drawback: the breakouts that sweat and sweltering temps provoke. And as if facial acne isn’t bad enough when the last thing you want to do is cake on makeup, body bumps on the chest, back and bum often emerge just in time for swimsuit season. “Now that it’s summer, it’s

Retin-A: How and When to Apply for the Best Results

From clearing acne to preventing aging, retinoid is a hero ingredient—but using it can be tricky. Here’s how to best apply it for your most beautiful skin ever. If there’s a grand taskmaster in skincare, it’s the class of ingredients known as retinoids. These derivatives of vitamin A, often referred to as the brand name Retin-A, do it all. They can clear acne by preventing skin cells from clogging pores, and increase cell turnover rates and stimulate the production of new

Skin care: 5 easy ways to keep pimples at bay

Acne is amongst the most common skin problems that people of all age groups, especially teenagers face. There can be many reasons that attribute to the cause of acne like stress, puberty, hormonal changes, menopause etc. Here are a few acne defense tips and reminders: -Wash your face properly. It is recommended to clean your face twice a day and not more than that as it can leave your skin more oily. -Always remember to wear sunblock as the sun has UVA and

14 Skin Care Regimen Musts for Adults with Eczema

So, you’ve been diagnosed with eczema. Bummer. But hey, there are a lot worse diagnoses out there. Eczema may be unsightly and uncomfortable; however, it is also treatable, non-life-threatening, and non-contagious, so you are golden. All you really need is a positive attitude and a solid skin care regimen. Here are a few skin care tips to keep you itch- and flare-up-free. Eczema may feel like a total nightmare at times, but hopefully a little regular love for your skin can go

Coconut Oil Uses

21 Unexpected Beauty Uses For Coconut Oil There are very few beauty products that we can honestly say are cure-alls, but coconut oil comes pretty close. You can use it for everything from healing scars to moisturizing dry knees. Recently, all the talk about relying on this oil for fresh breath got us thinking: what can’t coconut oil do? The answer: mattify (and it took us a minute to come up with that one). Celebrities like Emma Stone count it among

Top Ten Beauty Myths

A new study says that 9 out of 10 women admit to making grooming mistakes such as washing hair daily to bring more volume to it or plucking eyebrows too close to the mirror to get a perfect shape. The study has been conducted by professional hair care website Hairtrade.com, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “We all make hair and beauty mistakes but the good news is they can easily be put right and by doing so, may even save you time and money,” said