Category Archives: Skin Care

Skincare for the Weekends

Woman applying face mask

Do you tend to reduce your skincare regimen over the weekend or step it up?  If you wear less makeup, then a reduced skincare regimen might be in order.  Perhaps you step back and just use a mild cleanser and a restorative moisturizer to keep your skin healthy and happy.  If you tend to wear […]

Beauty Dictionary: Essences

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As the Korean skincare methods gain traction worldwide, some of the steps in these methods are rather unknown to most of the world.  One such product is the essence.  These are typically gel or liquid in texture but are considered a serum-like treatment product.  Most often applied after cleansing and toning, they absorb easily and […]

Upcoming 2017 Skincare Trends

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There is certainly a functionality to having a skincare regimen, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun as well! If you can view that time as personal-care time, it can ready you for your day or for a good night’s sleep. Here are a few trends to keep your eye out for as you […]

New Year, New You: Skincare

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Not just because it’s a new year, but the middle of winter is a perfect time to revisit the skincare regimen.  Every complexion needs a boost now and then, and it is a great time to see what can be added to your existing routine.  Here are a few options that could leave your complexion […]

Holiday Wish List: Skincare

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I also tend to collect skincare products.  I do not know whether I am just buying into whatever sales pitch they give me or if I just like to play around and experience new products.  But regardless, I love my skincare.  Here are my top five wish-list skincare items that I would love to see […]

Choosing a Body Moisturizer

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After you have chosen your body exfoliator and have used it gently but thoroughly, it is time to moisturize that fresh new skin.  But again, so many options are available that it can easily be overwhelming.  Again, we can apply the same criteria to choosing a body moisturizer that we did to a body exfoliator. […]

Choosing a Body Exfoliator

Woman applying exfoliating face mask

With winter quickly closing in, we do tend to focus on changes in our facial skincare regimen, but what about all of that lovely skin from the neck down?  It is time to make sure you are taking care of that complexion as well. One of the first steps is to make sure you are […]

Beauty 101: Microdermabrasion

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The basic definition of microdermabrasion is that is a skincare treatment offered by a licensed esthetician or a dermatologist during which the skin is sprayed with a blend of exfoliating crystals to help exfoliate and remove the dead skin cells. Risks versus Results — The biggest question when you are considering any cosmetic procedure is […]

How to Layer with a Moisturizer

Woman with face product

Facial oils have really taken off lately and can do wonders for a complexion in need of some tender loving care.  But sometimes I find that the oils by themselves are just not enough to moisturize my poor skin.  That is when I turn to the layer technique of using an oil and a moisturizer in […]

Which is Better for the Eye Area – Regular Concealer or Specialty Under Eye Concealer?

Eye concealer product

Personally, I do not like the idea of having a separate product just for my occasional dark circles.  But there are many under eye-specific concealers available! Personally, I think most people are better off with a concealer that works for all purposes.  If your skin tends to be dry, stick to a creamy formula.  If […]