Alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids are the workhorses of your skin-care routine, exfoliating dull skin and fading imperfections minus scratchy microbeads. Yep, pretty much everyone can benefit from having acid in their routines -- but you shouldn't pick just any ol' AHA cleanser. If you wanna get nerdy about it, the various alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids (like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid and malic acid) work differently on a molecular level, and choosing which one to use can make or break your skin. We asked Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., a Washington, D.C.-based dermatologist, to decode some of the most common AHAs and BHAs and tell which one you should be using. read more
Fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut are probably the last things that come to mind when you think of beautiful skin. But these smelly snacks are packed with probiotics -- anti-inflammatories that help balance your gut and keep pesky skin conditions like acne and dryness at bay. read more
Think about your skin care routine for a minute. You have workhorse serums that brighten dark spots and fight wrinkles, and you have fluffy face creams that feel good and moisturize. Right? read more
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Summer has come and gone in the blink of the eye, but the telltale signs of sun damage and wild summer days still linger. Thankfully, advances in laser technology have afforded people the chance to remedy things that they're not happy with -- like dark spots, freckles and premature wrinkles or the cute little tattoo you got on your last escapade. PicoSure®, the first FDA-approved aesthetic picosecond laser, is your one-stop shop to tackling your post-summer problems. read more
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Getting clear skin doesn't have to feel like a science project. Brands like Juice Beauty -- makers of the Organics to Clear Skin skin-care kit and Blemish Clearing Serum, winner of a 2014 TotalBeauty.com Reader's Choice Award -- are proving that natural, organic, botanical-based products are just as effective at wiping out acne as the synthetic-chemical-based products you see in the drugstore aisle. Here are the top five natural acne-fighters you should get into your routine now. read more
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
Getting acne to do a disappearing act is never an easy task, but in Hispanic women, it can be David Blaine-tricky. According to Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, acne in Latina skin has to be treated quickly to reduce the risk of dark spots. read more
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A $4 washcloth is my ultimate beauty tool. Yes, I'm serious. If you want to look instantly better without makeup, try this: Soak a washcloth, pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds and lay it on your face for a minute or two. It creates a quick flush, it wakes you up as well as a cup of coffee, and makes your face look as good as wearing foundation. read more
You know when you're so tired that 17 layers of full-coverage concealer can't hide your dark circles? Or when your eyes are so puffy it feels like you're drawing eyeliner on a water balloon? Get ready to make those moments a thing of the past. read more
There's a fine line between dewy skin and sweaty skin. And let's be honest, in the summertime, we're almost always sporting the latter. In theory, strategically placed sweatbands, a gym towel and a portable fan would pull the whole look together, but alas, '80s athletic wear isn't completely on-trend this season. The best accessory for the sweltering months ahead? A refreshing facial mist. read more
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