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With warmer days ahead, we’re excited to shed those extra winter layers—and this includes our wardrobes as well as our skin. “The beginning of spring is great news for our skin, as the increase in temperatures and humidity is beneficial for moisture levels as well as overall healthy appearance,” says board-certified Miami dermatologist Dr. Ileana Perez-Quintairos. Now’s the time to put a fresh face forward, and there are myriad ways to both improve cold-induced dullness and dryness from head to toe while revealing the healthy, radiant skin you crave for spring, summer and well beyond.
It’s all about exfoliation
Low humidity, cold weather and exposure to artificial heat can ca
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Moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated, soft and smooth so choosing a good one for your skin type is important to maximize the benefits. You’ll probably need to switch things up as your skin changes throughout the year. Different factors like your age, cleansing habits, the humidity in the air, your environment, the temperature and the season will affect your current needs making it important to modify your choice as your skin changes. You’ll know yours is working for you if it gets absorbed easily into your skin making it feel soft and supple, and if it has added benefits like SPF and antioxidants. You should also find that the quality of your skin will continue to improve over time.
Turmeric, a spice known for its bright yellow color as well as it’s warm, peppery taste, is crossing boundaries and cropping up in beauty products. Used extensively in Asian home-made skincare recipes, the anti-inflammatory root is also an ideal antiseptic, and helps heal and prevent blemishes while improving radiance of the skin. Check out these three new products that feature the versatile root:
Juara Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum ($62)
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An Indonesian skincare brand founded by quartet Metta Murdaya, Jill Sung, Tami Chuang, and Yoshiko Roth, Juara uses turmeric in its silky Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum. Roth explains that the
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Serums, as it turns out, are more diverse than a pack of M&Ms. From light as a feather to heavier and protective, serums offer easily absorbed solutions for face and body. Recently, a slew of serums crossed my desk—and if you think serums are just anti-aging boosters applied under moisturizers, think again.
Dennis Gross MD, creator of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare agrees. “Serums are here to stay,” he says. “Serums are generally light, water-based liquids that deliver a large dose of ingredients into your skin. Their point of difference is in their composition. Serums contain no emollients, which means there is nothing to interfere with the concentrated ingredients as they reach