There are lots of vitamins and botanicals that fade spots by interrupting melanin production, including vitamin C, vitamin B3, soy, licorice, arbutin, and kojic acid. But they work in slightly different ways, so fit as many into your daily regimen as possible. In the morning, wear brighteners that are also antioxidants, such as vitamin C, [...]
It may sound counter intuitive, but the best way to fight oily skin is with more oil. Starving your skin with harsh cleansers and oil-free moisturizers will only make it overproduce more and give you a shiny face.
Stay hydrated. The more hydrated your skin, the better your wrinkles will look. Drink lots of water, cut back on coffee and soda, and moisturize regularly.
There are certain ingredients that have proven themselves in clinical trials (benzoyl peroxide or glycolic or salicylic acid for acne)—use them. And give them a chance: They need at least six weeks to work. If nothing has changed by week six, the product will never work for you. Then, it’s time to see a dermatologist—prescription [...]
In addition to causing cancer and bad breath, smoking cigarettes destroys collagen and elastin and decreases levels of estrogen, which is necessary to keep skin firm.
Rain or shine, liberally applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen that contains both UVA and UVB protection every day is the single most important thing you can do to prevent sun damage and skin cancer.
The latest trend in healthy eating involves cutting gluten out of your diet (if you’ve been to Whole Foods lately, you’ve probably noticed how the whole store is basically gluten-free). It turns out many of us could have a sensitivity to gluten, and this could lead to skin inflammations, such as acne and eczema. The [...]
Headaches, nausea, the intense to desire to wear sunglasses indoors and talk to no one — the effects of hangovers are strong and sucky. Another negative effect: bad skin. So when we wake up with a pounding hangover headache, there’s a good chance our skin is dry, puffy and red, plus our pores are enlarged. So [...]