Facial Moisturizer

The Last Step – Facial Moisturizer The last step in a good beauty routine should be facial moisturizer. After cleansing and maybe using toner, moisturizers will lock in the moisture your skin needs to stay supple and healthy. Most of us probably use some sort of moisturizer already. We know that it makes our skin look good and feel good. But did you know moisturizer becomes more of a necessity with aging? Or when you use certain prescription acne medications? Moisturizer And Aging Moisturizer is especially important as we age. The water content of your skin and its appearance, by extension, will […]

Facial Toner

Tone After Cleansing As promised last week, I’m continuing the series on Facial Cleansers, Toners, and Moisturizers this week. Touted as the mainstay of any beauty routine, this beauty ritual may not be as useful as you think for maintaining beautiful, healthy skin. At least that’s what I learned while writing this week’s installment. I’ve always wondered what a facial toner was. Yet, I’ve never had one. And I don’t think I’ve ever needed one. So toners, what are they good for? The answer may be absolutely nothing. That is unless you’re prone to having excessively oily skin or acne. […]

An Anti-Aging Regimen You Can Use for A Lifetime

Start Your Skin Care Regimen Early As I head into my mid 20’s I’ve noticed some unfortunate signs of aging. I never realized I had smile lines up until one or two years ago. I never used to wake up with puffiness under my eyes. These are all things I’m noticing and experiencing for the first time. Yes, these are minor concerns, but I want to age gracefully. Sort of like a fine cheese or a good bottle of wine. I needed to implement an anti-aging regimen. My plan for staving off the cruel effects of time includes several topical creams […]

5 Ways To Avoid Dry Skin This Winter

Winter Dries Out Skin Even if you’re not living in an extremely cold area like say Minnesota, most of us do notice at least some changes to our skin when the weather turns cooler. The humidity of summer is replaced with the dry, bitter cold winds of winter. This can dramatically alter the appearance of your skin – for the worse. Dry skin is rampant in the winter time. It’s not just that the flakes are constantly being shed from your skin, that’s a minor cosmetic inconvenience. It’s the fact that it feels itchy and can become painful when the skin […]