Research has demonstrated that our diet affects our skin. So, what should we eat more of to boost our glow, and what should we try to avoid? Read on for some dietary suggestions that may enhance your health and improve the appearance of your skin. Generally, these recommendations will help reduce inflammation, which is associated with cell damage and increased skin aging. Eat: Monounsaturated fatty acids: Found in olive oil and avocados, these healthy fats help maintain the s
Curious whether you should be switching up your skincare regimen according to the season? If your skin isn’t responding differently to different seasons, there is no need to buy different products. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. However, if changing seasons or conditions seem to be wreaking havoc on your skin, it may be time to make some tweaks. Cold weather: If winter weather causes your skin to peel, flake, itch etc., there are some changes you can incorporate into your s
Though the name is a little intimidating, hyaluronic acid is a fantastic, effective skincare ingredient with many benefits. If you suffer from dry skin (hello, winter), products containing hyaluronic acid are great to incorporate into your skincare regimen: this ingredient has the greatest ability to hold moisture of any natural or human made polymer. Impressive! Hyaluronic acid is also a good component to look for in anti-aging products, as it boosts the skin’s moisture cont
While some men have embraced skincare routines, a lot of men don’t do much to their skin, and have no clue what they could or should be doing. Social ideas dictating that it isn’t cool for men to care about their appearances are clearly outdated, but likely play a role in how some men approach skincare. Which may be to ignore it completely. Or to buy the heavily marketed but ineffective product because a lumberjack was in the ad. Your skin, being a part of your body (the larg
Ever wonder how a $350 skin cream differs from the drugstore’s $7.99 offering? Why the drastic difference in price? Is it possible to develop a truly effective skincare routine using less expensive products? There are great and terrible products at every price point: the product’s formulation, not its marketing budget, is what really matters. Some tips to ensure you are getting the most bang for your skincare budget: Examine the ingredient list and ingredient concentrations.
When building a skincare routine consisting of multiple products, it’s important to know the facts on which ingredients help or hinder each other. You wouldn't throw a party and invite friends who don't see eye to eye, so make sure your skincare routine's ingredient party isn't ruined by an erroneus invitation! Read on for a nice overview of ingredient pairs to look for, and a few that should be avoided. BFFs (Best Friends Forever!) Retinol + Hyaluronic Acid: Moisture boosti