Archive for the ‘Skin Care’ Category

Argan Oil: Promoting Beauty and Women's Rights

Argan Oil: Promoting Beauty and Women's Rights

Every year, we see a new “super” beauty product being advertised, especially those from natural products. Recently, argan oil has been called the new “miracle oil.” Although it is easy to scoff this claim off, the benefits of argan oil are too hard to ignore. Argan oil is made from the nuts of the argan […]

Anti-Aging Retinoids : Pros and Cons

Retinoids have long been a popular ingredient of anti-aging formulas. But as with everything there are two sides to the retinoid coin. ProsAccording to Dr. Leslie Baumann, a Miami dermatologist, “[retinoids] are are prescription drugs. For FDA approval, drug companies have to do scientific studies that absolutely prove retinoids get rid of wrinkles. It is the only thing on the market that has such concrete evidence.”Dermatologists disagree with the idea that retinoids make the skin thinner. Acco…

Face Oils vs. Cream Moisturizers

Face Oils vs. Cream Moisturizers

Consumers are pitting oil moisturizers and cream moisturizers against each other in a battle of which type works better for your skin. According to Ellen Marmur, M.D., Chief of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, it really boils down to personal preference. Marmur says the different types of moisturizers are just different vehicles that carry the main ingredients. Moisturizers are a mixture of occlusives, humectants, hydrocolloids, and emollient…

How to Maintain a Clear Complexion for Fall

How to Maintain a Clear Complexion for Fall

Colder fall temperature can be tough on the skin. Fortunately there are ways to combat the damaging effects of the cool weather. Fight flakesPutting on liquid foundation can give you a healthy, dewy glow. However, applying it on dry, flaky skin may yield sub par results. To solve this problem, Nicholas Perricone, MD, FACN, recommends using a toner which contains alpha lipoic acid and DMAE – “two excellent antioxidants that act as natural anti-inflammatories.” They will remove the flaky skin whi…

Fall Skin Problems Solved!

Each season brings a new set of skin problems. This coming fall, things will be no different. The best you can do is to know what you’ll be dealing with and how you can prevent or cure them. Seborrheic DermatitisSeborrheic is that dandruff-likeproblem that affects your scalp, chin, and nose. Seborrheic dermatitis is usually caused by stress but it may also be caused by weather changes, hormonal fluctuations, product buildup, and genes. Jeanie Downie, a dermatologist from New Jersey, says, “You’v…

Star Beauty Tips and Tricks

Perfect BronzeTo get the perfect self-tanned bronze, celebrity tanning expert for Fake Bake, Lisa Fulton says put your skin on bed rest. “It’s best to do your tan at night,” she says, “as it takes six to eight hours for the tanning agents to develop. When you are sleeping there is less chance for the tan to be ruined.”Star makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who has worked to perfect Megan Fox’s glow, adds “Never go more than two shades darker than [your] skin tone.” Perfect GlowJames Boehmer, lead make…

Skin Care Products: Splurge or Save?

Skin Care Products: Splurge or Save?

Continuing our Splurge or Save series, we proceed to the skin care products list (as chosen by Style.com), where you’ll find the best products and services to cater to your needs – along with their more recession-friendly counterparts. Splurge: ReVive Microdermabrasion Renewal SystemReVive’s newest product is a powerful yet gentle exfoliant that works two ways: 1. it removes the appearance of surface damage and signs of aging; and 2. it renews and restores skin to a more youthful glow. ReVive Mi…

Treating Dry Skin On Legs

Treating Dry Skin On Legs

Dry skin on the legs appears to be a common problem among adults as well as children. This can become particularly common during the colder months where the humidity is low. Dry skin on the legs can make them more susceptible to breaking and cracking, and sometimes, to a lot of pain and concern. Using MoisturizersThe most effective way to treat dry skin on the legs is to use moisturizers. There are different types of moisturizers available that can help treat dry skin.Their primary objective is …

Winter Facial Skin Care Tips

Winter Facial Skin Care Tips

The cold, winter weather is one of the harshest and it has negative effects on facial skin. What you need is a winter face care routine to combat the negative effects of the harsh weather.Season transitionStart your facial skin care regimen as the season begins to change. If you can get a professional facial, even once a year, so much the better.Drink lots of fluidsThe heat indoors and the outdoor cold saps moisture from the body. Drink plenty of liquids, especially water, and avoid drinks such …

Enhancing Hispanic Skin

Enhancing Hispanic Skin

Dark brows and lashes and shapely lips are what makes a typical Latina a looker. They can get away with wearing almost no makeup because of these fine features. But if they want to, they can enhance their beauty more. This can be achieved through the use of a good foundation as base, softening colors that match their skin tone, and some tinge of eye makeup.Using a foundation that is right for the Hispanic skin tone is essential in achieving the right glow. It also helps in hiding small zits and …