- Youbeauty.com | Shine's Guide to Great Skin | Mon, Feb 6, 2012 9:59 AM EST | CommentsWater. It's the one drink that's free, it's everywhere, and yet, we're not getting enough of it. At the end of the day, however, its water that's keeping us all alive but…are you getting enough? If you're drinking coffee all day at work followed by a few glasses of wine at happy hour, you may be putting yourself in danger for dehydration-one of the biggest beauty busters out there! Read More »
- Dermapproved | Shine's Guide to Great Skin | Thu, Feb 9, 2012 1:22 PM EST | Comments
(edited from the skininformation.com articles: Winter Skin Care)
Wintertime can be hard on the skin. Winter itch, dry skin and chapped lips are common complaints for many of us who live in colder climates. If you have eczema or psoriasis, you may notice that your condition will tend to get worse over the fall and winter months.
The main culprit behind skin dryness and irritation is your skin being exposed to the drying effects produced by the combination of indoor heat, wind and outdoor cold temperatures. Luckily, there are a variety of ways you can keep cold, arid weather from wreaking havoc on your skin.
Below are some simple skin care solutions that will help protect and preserve your skin year-round:
1. Hydrate Your Skin The Right Way
Harsh winter conditions tend to interrupt your skin's ability to retain adequate hydration levels. Daily maintenance with moisturizers is essential during colder weather in order to avoid...Read More »
- Redbook | Shine's Guide to Great Skin | Thu, Feb 9, 2012 3:56 PM EST | Comments
By Ayren Jackson-Cannady, REDBOOK
Before you Botox, try these five easy at-home tricks to fight aging naturally.
1. Wash With Oil: Sounds terrifying, right? But you should relax and try it if you have dry, weary skin, says Miami Beach dermatologist Leslie Baumann, M.D.: "Many natural oils contain linoleic acid, which helps skin retain water." Start with 10 ml of olive oil, says natural skin-care expert Sharon Gnatt Epel, then mix in 2 drops of one of these oils: carrot seed to boost elasticity, frankincense to restore skin tone, or lavender to calm redness. Massage it in for thirty seconds, then rinse with warm water. We promise, no morning-after acne.
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2. Rub These In: Meet the latest crop of natural time-busters from around the globe. African Anogeissus, found in Origins Plantscription antiaging serum, $55, stimulates production of fibrillin (a protein responsible for skin's "bounce back"). Kiehl's Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerati...Read More »
- Redbook | Shine's Guide to Great Skin | Thu, Feb 9, 2012 11:55 AM EST | Comments
By Mary Rose Almasi, REDBOOK
Our mission: to keep you and everyone in your family glowy and smooth this winter, from your heads to your chubby-wubby toes.
1. Reach out and touch someone: It's a fact: Skin-to-skin contact makes you happier. "Being touched signals the brain's vagus nerve, which has branches everywhere in the body," says Tiffany Field, Ph.D., director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine. "This decreases cortisol, which lowers your stress levels." So silkify your skin, then cuddle someone stat.
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2. Winter-proof your skin: Right now, your body probably feels nothing like, say, velvety-delicious baby feet. By midwinter, skin is tight, scaly, and beat up. Guys, and even children, suffer too: "Low humidity outdoors combined with dry indoor heat robs everyone's skin of moisture," says Ethan A. Lerner, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School. To st...Read More »
- Healthy Self, Self Magazine | Shine's Guide to Great Skin | Tue, Jan 31, 2012 12:21 PM EST | Comments
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Can you shrink pores?
No, you can't shrink them, open them or close them. When it comes to pore-control products you'll see that they claim to reduce the appearance of large pores (not actually make pores smaller). That may sound like a subtle distinction but it's really not. There's not much you can do to physically make your pores smaller, but you can avoid making them look larger.
What makes pores look large?
1. Dirt - Pores get clogged with skin debris, makeup and dirt from the environment.
2. Oil - Excessive oil can k...Read More »