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Back-to-school is the perfect time to refresh and reset your skincare routine—but you don’t have to be in school or the parent of a student to take advantage of this new start. Regardless of age, the end of summer and the start of fall signals a transition, and our brains have been programmed to see this time of year as a new beginning. Think of this as an opportunity to step up your product game and get your skin on the right track for the months to come.
Commit to a new regimen
Stuck in a skincare rut? Not seeing the results you want? “It’s easy to settle into skincare habits, and sometimes it’s necessary to overhaul your entire routine. This is actually a lot easier than it
Your medicine cabinet is likely filled to the brim with lotions and potions, but between serums, moisturizers, prescription-based treatments and various other products, you may be wondering what to apply first (and second, and third). How you layer your skincare can impact the effectiveness of active ingredients (and reduce potential side effects and reactions), which is why the order in which you apply them is so important.
What comes first?
According to Dermatologist Dr. Michael Kaminer of SkinCare Physicians in Boston, Massachusetts, “The general rule is lightest to thickest, so serums first followed by light lotions and creams.” But why? “It has to do with absorption, and light
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Vacation beauty prep starts well before you pack your bag and print your boarding pass—especially if your trip includes beach or pool time. If your goal is smooth, soft, glowing skin from head to toe, we’ve got a guide to getting it right.
Exfoliation is essential for putting your best face forward, as eliminating the buildup of dry, dull, dead skin cells instantly reveals more youthful, healthier-looking skin. According to New York City Plastic Surgeon Dr. Bryan Forley, “Regular exfoliation has numerous benefits for your skin, including managing excess oil and debris that can lead to acne breakouts, minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores and enhancing the pe
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There’s no escaping the summer heat, since we all have step outside eventually, right? It feels like a jungle out there, and it’s a fact that increased temperatures can have an impact on your skin. Dermatologist Dr. Deanne Mraz Robinson of Modern Dermatology of Connecticut in Westport shares the affects heat can have, and how to protect your skin this summer.
When we feel the sensation of heat on our skin, infrared-A (IRA) energy is to blame. “The sun emits many wavelengths of light, and while UVA and UVB rays are the most talked about, they only account for roughly 5 percent of what reaches us from the sun. IRA is invisible, but it accounts for approximately 50 percent of the ener