Like this? Then share it with your friends! There are lots of mistakes, or shortcuts, that people make every day in their skin care regimen. But there are a few that might make or break (or break out) putting your best face forward. Skipping toner: Toner is designed to do a few things. First and foremost, it balances the PH of your skin. It also helps close your pores so that less dirt and funk gets in. Another huge benefit is that it also removes the last bits of makeup or dirt that is left on your face after washing. Without toner, a few thingsRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Image by Annemarie Vriends via Flickr Rosacea is one of those skin ailments that never really goes away. Living with Rosacea is difficult, and can have a negative impact on self-esteem. You don’t “grow out of it”, and there isn’t a cure. But there are ways to manage it, are you helping or hurting your skin? There are many different kinds of Rosacea. The most common presents itself as red, dry cheeks. Unfortunately, most women just try to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Here’s the issue, moisturized corn flakes eventually dry out and look like corn flakes again. So if your skinRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! A common question I’ve been getting is how to tell the difference between skin ailments. There are a few that can be mistaken for one another. Being misdiagnosed is very frustrating and can lead to months, or even years of inaccurate treatment, sometimes causing bigger problems than the original ailment. Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is probably one of the most misdiagnosed skin ailments. It’s very common, and is usually easy to figure out if you’ve had any experience with it. The most common form is usually referred to as “chicken skin” because of the raised bumps that form on theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! I’d love to tell you the story of a boy who has chicken skin, and how he manages this skin condition doctors call Keratosis Pilaris. He was born with the condition, and his mom noticed it when he was about 4 months old. The pediatrician insisted that most babies get occasional little white pimples and it would go away. But it didn’t. The condition seemed to get worse and worse. The boy also tended to get very red and hot in the face when he went outside with other kids. His arms were very rough and pimply, and theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Exfoliation is the big buzz word now, from doctors to hollywood stars. It makes your face feel smooth and look great for a few weeks max. But there’s a way to make that feeling last as long as you’re willing to do some of the work yourself. Basically, if you looked at a plug of your skin, it’s like Grapes, Raisins and Corn Flakes. The Grapes are the plump, moisture filled cells as they’re created. As they start to move to the surface, they lose some of their moisture and resemble Raisins. When they finally get to the surface, they’re completely driedRead More →

Like this? Then share it on Facebook! Did you know that in the summer your skin care regimen may need to change? As we spend more time at water parks, at the beach, in the pool, or at home gardening, the sun and chemicals we’re exposed to change the moisture level and texture of our skin. This means you might have to temporarily change your skin care regimen. Depending on the type of activities you’re doing this summer, you might be exposing your skin to different environmental factors, like chemicals, sun and humidity. If you’re going to water parks this summer, you’re more exposed to the drying effectsRead More →

There are a bunch of old wives tales about how to treat eczema and they’re pretty much hit or miss. Same thing goes for prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. I’ve tried a bunch of different treatments, but unfortunately there isn’t a cure-all. Here’s my experience with eczema and treatments that I’ve tried.

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Eczema is one of those mysterious skin conditions that no one seems to know a whole lot about. Scientists have not been able to agree on what causes it. But let me tell you what it is not. It’s not contagious, and it’s not just dry skin.Read More →