A primer for all ages
Why is it that celebrities have perfect, poreless faces that just don't seem genetically possible? Their secret: diligent skincare and some seriously skilled dermatologists! The truth is, you can have that same enviable skin at any age if you stick to a regimen and avoid some common pitfalls.
Keep every inch of you soft, smooth and soothed during dry-skin weather
Winter weather is a blast. Outdoors, you're buffeted by fierce, skin-chapping winds. Inside, you're pummeled by the steady gust of a heater that can create desert-like conditions. The result: skin that's parched, itchy and rough to the touch.
Steal our dos and don'ts for putting your best face forward
There's more than one way to get soft, bright and young-looking skin. It all starts by knowing the issues you're facing. We break down common skincare concerns and show you how to smooth them over.
Retinols vs. retinoids—is one better than the other?
In the war on aging, there are some heavy hitters that pack a serious punch when it comes to fighting wrinkles: retinols and retinoids. "They are both versions of vitamin A," says L'Oréal Paris Consulting Dermatologist Gervaise Gerstner, M.D. "They can be used to address skin texture, including pore size, fine lines and acne." With a slight slip of the tongue, you might think these to de-aging warriors are the same thing, but their difference lies in their strength. Here's the lowdown.
How to create a relaxing, indulgent spa day without leaving the house
A trip to the spa is a rare treat, but you don't need the professionals to feel pampered. Creating an at-home spa is a great way to give yourself the royal treatment and save big bucks. Set aside just 30 minutes a week for one of these relaxing alone-time rituals. The results? Softer, smoother, younger-looking skin and less stress
Turn your skin from frenemy to BFF with the latest products to save face
We've all got our issues—acne, premature aging, sunspots, an oily T-zone, dry patches. After one too many battles with your skin, don't you think it's time for a truce? Arm yourself with latest tips, tricks and innovations when it comes to a perfect complexion. Here's what you need to get your face back into the friend zone.
Keep your skincare regimen as pure as the organic foods you eat
Maybe, like me, you've swapped the highly processed food in your pantry and fridge for whole grains and organic fruits and vegetables. You wouldn't think of sleeping on polyester sheets and you even try to clean your home and clothes with nontoxic products. Yet, the creams and lotions you use to cleanse, tone and treat your skin are filled with chemicals and preservatives.