On the street, we call it chicken skin. But in the dermatologist's office, they call it Keratosis Pilaris (KP) -- pronounced "Pie-LAIR-is," like the "pie" you eat and the "air" you breathe. Odds are you're familiar with this skin condition: KP consists of those little red bumps that commonly speckle the back of the arms and thighs, and it effects a whopping 40 percent of the population. Though it's not a dangerous or painful condition, KP is an international enemy purely for its stubbornness -- medical science has yet to find a cure. read more
Hybrids are everywhere: The freeway, the grocery store (tangelo, anyone?) and, now, in our skin-care routine. Melting cleansers give us the best of both worlds: An easy-to-apply gel makeup remover that transforms into a cleansing oil that rinses away as a silky milk. read more
A small-batch, locally sourced, artisanal beauty product is to me what Christmas is to five-year-olds. read more
We all have pores. Whether those pores are giant caves or invisible dots depends on many factors that range from genetics to age. read more
Botox has been around for a long time -- long enough that it's regarded as a normal, not-so-crazy procedure. Once associated with Beverly Hills housewives, Botox is now a procedure that someone you know probably gets -- or maybe you've considered yourself. read more
We've all been there: You glance into a mirror and you're suddenly shocked by the scary state of your skin. Spurred into action by your crossover into bad skin territory, you book the first facial appointment available. Surely, an hour on the table in some able aesthetician's hands will get you back to glowing. You zone out while your aesthetician slathers blissful-smelling concoctions on your face, with visions of clear, lit-from-within skin dancing in your head. You're so relaxed, you barely even remember swiping your credit card and being steered out the door. When you break out a few days later, you wonder: Is it a coincidence? Am I just purging? Or did I put my skin into the hands of a bad aesthetician? read more
Scars, like accidents, happen. And whether it's the result of a surgery, a stumble or a pimple-popping session gone awry (come on, we've all been there), getting rid of them is no easy feat. With an abundance of scar treatments in the form of lotions, creams and oils that all promise to eliminate any and all evidence of scarring, it can be hard to tell which ones deliver real, lasting results. That's why we turned to our reviewers to see which scar treatments they swear by to get rid of scars. Keep reading to see which scar treatments aren't a complete waste of your time. read more
Finding the perfect balance of moisture and effectiveness in an anti-aging treatment isn't easy, but with the help of TotalBeauty.com product reviews, you can pinpoint the right skin-care serum for your budget and skin type. See which products, both in the bargain and splurge categories, generated top ratings. Product reviews
Alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids are the workhorses of your skin care routine. They exfoliate dull skin and fade imperfections, minus scratchy microbeads. Pretty much everyone can benefit from having acid in her 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
There's nothing better than a splash of cold water on your face in the morning, or washing away the day's grime with your favorite skin care products. But sometimes life happens; you're on the go and it's just not possible to do the whole soap-and-water routine. In this scenario, your best and easiest skin care option is to use a face wipe. See products
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Skin care is one of the most important components of natural beauty, no matter what your age, skin tone, or skin type. At Total Beauty, we aim to provide you with all the resources you need to take good care of your skin. We understand how important your skin is - not just for you to look good, but for your overall health as well.
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