If you have dry skin, a derm says these are the only products to use in the shower

January 22, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC These so-cold-your-face-is-numb temps aren’t too kind to your skin. But considering winter isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, your dry-skin checklist is still very much a necessity. Because truckloads of moisturizer alone isn’t going to cut it, there’s one more thing you should be doing to make a flaky, … Continue reading If you have dry skin, a derm says these are the only products to use in the shower

4 things you should always do to your skin, according to a French facialist

January 21, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC I’ve gleaned beauty secrets from all types of experts, ranging from top dermatologists to facial yoga instructors and everyone in between. But I’m very excited to spill what a French skin-care routine looks like, according to my latest resource: Mila Moursi, a 70-year old Parisian facialist who has … Continue reading 4 things you should always do to your skin, according to a French facialist

A Sephora beauty director can’t stop gushing over these 5 skin-care products

January 20, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC When a beauty insider sweeps aside the curtain and lets you in on her beauty secrets, you get out a pen and take down notes. So when Sephora beauty director Myiesha Sewell shared the five Sephora skin-care products she loves the very most, you better believe my hand … Continue reading A Sephora beauty director can’t stop gushing over these 5 skin-care products

You can spot treat skin dryness just like you can breakouts, according to derms

January 18, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC We often think about spot treatments in terms of fighting breakouts. But newsflash: There are also spot treatments for dry skin, too. Think about it: It doesn’t really make sense to apply a cream all over your face throughout the day if only certain parts of your complexion … Continue reading You can spot treat skin dryness just like you can breakouts, according to derms

8 skin-care products you can get from Ulta for under $20 from this new UK-based brand

January 17, 2020 at 04:17PM by CWC In case you haven’t heard yet, 2020 is the year of skin care—especially affordable skin care that still leaves your face as hydrated and radiant as the expensive stuff. Riding in on this new year, all-things-skin-care trend is Dr.Organic®, a UK-based skin-care brand that’s already won several European … Continue reading 8 skin-care products you can get from Ulta for under $20 from this new UK-based brand

How to get instant skin-care results, while protecting skin in the long run

January 17, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC In an era where we can order everything from a luxury SUV to $17 avocado toast with the tap of a button, it’s no wonder millennials have garnered a reputation as the “instant gratification” generation. We want what we want when we want it, and have come to … Continue reading How to get instant skin-care results, while protecting skin in the long run

How to pick a product if your skin is oily *and* dry, according to a derm

January 16, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC Whether you’re dry or oily, the cardinal rule when choosing any skin-care product is to make sure it works for your skin type. But what the heck are you supposed to do if you’re… both? According to board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD, that’s actually the case for most people, and … Continue reading How to pick a product if your skin is oily *and* dry, according to a derm

Cult-fave brand Skinceuticals is opening its first IRL shops—and facials are involved

January 13, 2020 at 07:44PM by CWC Derms and beauty lovers, rejoice! SkinCeuticals is launching SkinCeuticals SkinLab, the first brick-and-mortar shops since its founding in 1997, where customers can get a specialized treatment and shop the brand’s best products. “With SkinCeuticals SkinLab’s approachable aesthetics, we are bringing in the next generation of aesthetic enthusiasts to … Continue reading Cult-fave brand Skinceuticals is opening its first IRL shops—and facials are involved

A lazy-girl’s guide to dry brushing your winter skin in 3-minutes flat

January 12, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC The last time I tried dry brushing, I took my decade-old hair brush and stroked my sad, sallow skin. It did not end well. Because the ancient practice has so many health and beauty benefits, I’m glad I learned a better way how to dry brush. “Dry brushing … Continue reading A lazy-girl’s guide to dry brushing your winter skin in 3-minutes flat

The best beginner skin-care routine for your kid (or yourself) to start with

January 11, 2020 at 10:00PM by CWC Like pretty much everything in your early teens—your first crush, your first period, your first bra purchase—navigating your first skin-care routine can be particularly confusing. It’s as if all of a sudden, your hormones have all teamed up and decided to hit you with a one-two punch of … Continue reading The best beginner skin-care routine for your kid (or yourself) to start with

Whoa, whoa! Should I be mixing my skin care products to use less and save money?

January 11, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC You might apply your skin-care products like you’re icing a cake: layer by layer. But dermatologists say that if you’re doing so with active ingredients, you’re likely wasting a ton of your favorite formulas (and a lot of money)—but there’s a pretty easy fix when you’re trying to … Continue reading Whoa, whoa! Should I be mixing my skin care products to use less and save money?

This retinol oil has completely transformed how bright and even my skin looks

January 10, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC When my hormonal acne wouldn’t budge, I had to end my love affair with facial oils as I figured out a game plan for clear skin. This saddened me, because although facial oils are luxe, nourishing ways to hydrate and feed your skin, lots of dermatologists advise against … Continue reading This retinol oil has completely transformed how bright and even my skin looks

If you’re looking for a less-is-more $4 solution to skin care, it’s time to get ‘slugging’

January 01, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC I only buy Vaseline when my skin looks like it’s been through the shredder, and that’s how I started slugging. After a no good, very bad cold, my nose and mouth were dry and chapped to tatters, but my go-to lip balm had been contaminated with sick-kid germs, so … Continue reading If you’re looking for a less-is-more $4 solution to skin care, it’s time to get ‘slugging’

One of the best ingredients for dry skin is found in, um, your pee

December 30, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC As a beauty editor, I frequently find myself having to tell people: “Please, don’t put that on your skin.” Case in point? Kombucha. But one freaky thing that actually might be worth slathering all over, particularly during the colder months of the year? Urea, which is a nitrogen-rich … Continue reading One of the best ingredients for dry skin is found in, um, your pee

A dermatologist is begging you to stay away from this ingredient if you’ve got dry skin

December 28, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC When it comes to selecting products for a dry skin routine, I like to play ingredient bingo with the labels. “Hyaluronic acid,” “ceramides,” and “colloidal oatmeal” are all winning picks to use, plus bonus points for buzzwords like “cream,” “milk,” and “hydrating.” But equally as important as the … Continue reading A dermatologist is begging you to stay away from this ingredient if you’ve got dry skin

Derms say “moisturizer layering” is the fastest way to hydrate skin that’s dry all the time

December 27, 2019 at 09:32PM by CWC Using a moisturizer is the most important step in any dry skin routine. It delivers hydration, seals important natural oils into the skin, and strengthens the barrier so that it can better defend itself from the (harsh! cold!) environment. But every once in a while, particularly when the … Continue reading Derms say “moisturizer layering” is the fastest way to hydrate skin that’s dry all the time

The 3-part skin-care equation that will make stressed-out skin a thing of the past

December 27, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Stress. It’s happening all the time to our skin whether we like it or not. Internally, we’re dealing with mountains of modern-day mayhem that sends stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol soaring. Externally, we’re confronted with environmental aggressors such as UV exposure and pollution that can take … Continue reading The 3-part skin-care equation that will make stressed-out skin a thing of the past

I’m a dermatologist and this is exactly how many steps should be in your skin-care routine

December 26, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC Looking at the bottle-heavy shelfies that dominate Instagram, it’s easy to believe that, when it comes to skin care, more is more. But according to board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD, that’s not necessarily true. In fact, all you need for an effective facial regimen is six steps—three in … Continue reading I’m a dermatologist and this is exactly how many steps should be in your skin-care routine

50 million dead cells give you dull skin—here’s what you need to do to make it shine

December 25, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Lately my skin looks like it was forced to sit through a screening of The Irishman. It’s tired, dull, and just generally lacks that glow that normal alive people seem to have. Dull skin is “skin that doesn’t reflect light and feels and looks sluggish,” says Renée Rouleau, … Continue reading 50 million dead cells give you dull skin—here’s what you need to do to make it shine

The most common ways your skin tells you to “listen up”

December 23, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC Sadly, our pores can’t speak. But considering our skin is the largest organ of our bodies, it has plenty to tell us about our overall health and vitality. The only trick, of course, is figuring out how to listen to what it needs. As dermatologist Zain Husain, MD, … Continue reading The most common ways your skin tells you to “listen up”

A facialist shares the most genius hack for keeping skin hydrated when you’re wearing makeup

December 23, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC By the time the clock strikes noon during the winter months, it can feel like every ounce of moisture has been sucked straight out of your face. Thanks to the combination of cold air outside and the blasting heat in your car/house/office, parched skin is pretty much a … Continue reading A facialist shares the most genius hack for keeping skin hydrated when you’re wearing makeup

Drunk Elephant raised our expectations of what clean skin care can do and we’re never going back

December 23, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC Tiffany Masterson has always been an entrepreneur. As a Houston stay-at-home mom, she had a knack for the side hustle: She was a representative for the direct sales cosmetics company Arbonne, developed a healthy pantry renovation company called Holy Pantries, and sold an independent company’s bar soap that, … Continue reading Drunk Elephant raised our expectations of what clean skin care can do and we’re never going back