17 Best Face Cleansers

When it comes to the art of face washing, we ladies take it pretty seriously. We carefully select our skin care products and practically give ourselves a facial in the A.M. and P.M. We do this ritual in the morning to look and feel refreshed and awake (even when we likely get less than six hours of sleep). And then we wash the day off of our faces in the evening, removing all traces of makeup, as well as any dirt and excess oil.   See cleansers

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July 22, 2014  |   1:07 PM  |  115 COMMENTS
3 Tips to Keep Eczema at Bay

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3 Tips to Keep Eczema at Bay

I'm blessed (read: sarcasm) with eczema. It's itchy. It's ugly. It sucks. To all my fellow eczema sufferers out there, you know what I'm talking about. I'm not a doctor and I don't even play one on TV (although I think I would love saying all of that jargon), there are a few things I do to keep my own eczema in check.   read more

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July 15, 2014  |  10:07 AM  |  15 COMMENTS
The New 'It' Ingredients for Treating Hyperpigmentation

Treating hyperpigmentation is tricky and often frustrating, so it's no surprise that Latinas cite hyperpigmentation as one of their top skin care concerns. Hyperpigmentation is caused by overproduction of the pigment melanin, and refers to any area of skin that's darker than surrounding skin. It can be caused by anything from a mosquito bite to hormonal fluctuations, says Miami-based Heather Woolery-Lloyd, M.D.   read more

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July 14, 2014  |   9:07 AM  |  6 COMMENTS
Summer-Proof Beauty Tips From Bathing Beauties

Mermaids are portrayed as beautiful, siren-like creatures with gorgeous, long locks; glowing skin and perfect makeup that never runs. But in real life, we know Ariel's fire-engine red hair wouldn't stand a chance against the sun and water. Skin without SPF would burn and blister (not to mention, leave some serious clamshell tan lines), and we'd hate to think of the prune-like state our fingers and toes would be in after a lifetime submerged. What's a mermaid to do? We asked the closest thing to it, members of the Aqualillies, a professional synchronized swimming troupe, who can spend a whole day in the water, and still look gorgeous. Here, their best summer hair, makeup and skin care secrets against which chlorine, sun and surf don't stand a chance.   read more

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July 9, 2014  |   9:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Video: Shop the Farmers Market With Kristen Bell

They're not just your fruit-and-veggie stop anymore -- farmers markets are a way of life, inspiring us to live healthy and take care of ourselves. Watch these fun and useful tips from our mind.body.natural beauty guest editor, Kristen Bell.   read more

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July 8, 2014  |   9:07 AM  |  91 COMMENTS
How Much Product Do You Really Need?

If a little bit is good, then a lot must be better, right? Not when it comes to your beauty products. According to experts, the products we use on a daily basis adhere to the Goldilocks principle. Too small of a dollop may mean your anti-aging serum may not work at all, but too big of a blob of deep conditioner could mean greasy hair and split ends (not to mention a depleted bank account).   read more

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June 19, 2014  |  10:06 AM  |  COMMENT
10 New Sunscreens to Up the Glam Factor

Consider this poolside scenario: You're wearing an Eres bikini, lounging on an Hermès towel, sipping an Evian. What kind of sunscreen do you pull from your Chloe tote? An ugly bottle of generic SPF? I didn't think so.   read more

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June 13, 2014  |   6:06 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
7 Best Olay Products

With over 1,000 reader reviews for these seven products alone -- three of which were winners in our Total Beauty Awards -- it's no surprise that Olay has been at the forefront of skin care for over 60 years.   read more

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June 12, 2014  |   7:06 AM  |  COMMENT
The Only Way Ever to Apply Your Skin Care Products

What comes first? Forget the chicken and the egg, we're talking about our skin care products, like serum, moisturizer, face oil and sunscreen. A cabinet full of products to keep you blemish-, wrinkle- and sun spot-free means nothing if you don't know in what order to apply them. Instead of slapping them on and crossing our fingers, we conducted a skin care nerd-out session with board certified dermatologists Dendy Engelman, M.D., and Craig Kraffert, M.D., who is also the president of Korean skincare line Amarté. We grilled them to find out which products should be applied first, last and everywhere in between so that they can perform exactly as they're supposed to. Here, these derms school us in the exhaustive process of layering skin care.   read more

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June 10, 2014  |   6:06 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Your City is Giving You Wrinkles

I think about pollution every day. I really think about it when I run outside (which I do three or four mornings a week). Next to a highway. In Manhattan. While I'm diligent about applying an antioxidant serum and sunscreen before I run (even if it's cloudy in the middle of February), according to a recent study published in the "Journal of Investigative Dermatology," that's not enough. Pollution is giving me wrinkles.   read more

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June 2, 2014  |   9:06 AM  |  1 COMMENT

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