Moisturizers are perhaps the most misunderstood skin-care products, because not everyone needs to use one (it's true!) Instead, what every skin type needs are the state-of-the-art ingredients required to have healthier, younger, and smoother skin. Those ingredients don't have to come from a cream or lotion.
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The primary reason your skin becomes dry is all about impairment. What happens is that the outer layers of skin lose their ability to maintain normal moisture levels. For the most part, this is due to sun damage and, to some extent, the use of skin-care products that contain irritating or drying ingredients.
Abundant research has made it perfectly clear that wrinkles and dry skin are not related in terms of cause and effect. Think of it this way: Kids can experience dry skin and many suffer from conditions such as eczema, but kids don't have wrinkles. Learn what really causes wrinkles and what can you do to correct them!
Tired of buying and being disappointed by moisturizers that don’t improve your dry skin? We were, too, so we consulted the scientific research to find out what any great moisturizer must contain in order to have the best chance of making problem dry skin a thing of the past. Ready to find out for yourself? Read on!
Eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) is a general term used to describe a strange variety of skin rashes ranging from small sections of skin that are slightly itchy, somewhat dry and irritated to chronically inflamed, oozing, crusted areas covering the entire body and accompanied by incessant itching.
Face oils are all the rage now—but what can they really do for skin (and how do you know if they’re right for you)? Find out what you can expect from these oils and how to add one to your routine!
Even if you cleanse, tone, apply a sunscreen in the morning and a moisturizer at night, there's still one thing missing that could make all the difference in the world to get you the skin you want: an AHA or BHA exfoliant!
Every skin type needs beneficial ingredients (think antioxidants, cell-communicating and reparative agents). However, those ingredients don't have to come from a cream or lotion—read on to find out what you can do to get healthier, younger-looking skin.
Whether you’re dealing with eczema, severe seasonal dryness or ultra-sensitive skin, here are the research-proven tips that will get your skin back to its healthy, radiant best.
For some people winter changes everything about how their skin looks and feels while for others nothing changes. If you're among those whose skin takes a beating during winter, not to worry: with a few simple skin-care guidelines you can easily escape winter weather woes.
It seems that almost every skincare ingredient, at one point or another, has its "moment"—when it’s the latest or hottest thing available. That’s certainly the case right now with hyaluronic acid, with its benefits touted in numerous beauty magazines and skincare ads.
Acne is frustrating and embarrassing all by itself, but when you add dry skin to the mix, choosing the best products to treat both issues can become confusing. Learn how to manage acne and dry skin—and find out whether the dryness may be due to the products you're using!
You're diligent about taking care of your skin every day, yet it seems no matter what you do or how much money you spend, your skin doesn't improve. Find out what you might be doing wrong!
Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:
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