Tag Archives: Exfoliate

Five Tips For A Smoother, Closer Shave

Woman shaving legs

In addition to the date night skincare and makeup routines, having soft smooth skin everywhere can make you feel confident and ready to face your evening plans. Here are five quick easy tips on how to get softer smoother legs (and most of them work for the underarm and bikini areas too!). Exfoliate first. Buffing […]

Date Night Skin Care

Couple on a romantic dinner date

It is not always something you think about when you are getting ready for a date – skin care. But when your complexion is soft and radiant, you will just feel better walking out the door. If you have time in advance of the date (i.e., they gave you more than one hour’s notice), it’s […]

How to Select the Right Exfoliator

Personal care products on table

Almost every skincare expert will tell you that exfoliating is one of the most important steps in your skincare regimen. Without it, your skin will accumulate dead skin cells and the active ingredients of your treatments and moisturizers cannot penetrate through to the fresh layers of skin. But how to choose? There are three main […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Spruce Up Your Skincare Routine for Fall

Woman with healthy skin

I don’t know about you, but when the weather changes, my skin starts to misbehave.  I get more breakouts as well as lovely flaky patches.  With fall in full swing (in parts of the country, not necessarily here in Texas yet), there are a few changes to your skincare routine that will help ease your […]

Beauty 101: Chemical Versus Physical Exfoliation (Peels Versus Scrubs)

Women getting a chemical peel treatment

There are literally thousands of facial exfoliators available, from glycolic peels to apricot shell scrubs. It can be overwhelming to pick one. There are several criteria including cost, personal preference, scent, texture, active ingredients, and the degree of user-friendliness. If something requires nine steps just to exfoliate, I will be honest and say that I […]

Exfoliation, How to Protect that Healthy Radiant Glow

Woman with glowing skin

Whether you have scrubbed, chemical-ed, or enzyme-ed, you want to do everything you can to maintain that radiant glow. There is one sure-fire way to help keep your skin as fresh as possible and that is the application of daily sunscreen of at least SPF 15. After removing those sun-induced signs of aging, you want […]

Exfoliation: The Fruit Salad for Your Face

Woman holding orange slices

Now stop picturing fruit salad sticking to your cheeks! But that’s not too far-fetched. The enzyme exfoliators are usually derived from fruits and are typically gentle and effective for most skin types. I am a huge fan of these, because as long as you follow the instructions, you can get a nice, gentle, even exfoliation. […]

Exfoliation: From Inside the Chemistry Lab

Portrait of beautiful woman

Please do not be afraid of the idea of chemical exfoliators! Many of these are available for use at home in gentle formulations. For the most powerful options, you will need a skincare professional. One of the most popular is the alpha hydroxy acid or AHA. Commonly used ingredients for these exfoliating products are glycolic acid […]