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.
Want more gorgeous, clearer, glowing skin? Then you've got to try these
Struggling with acne? Dreaming of a gorgeous new glow? Hoping to banish those pesky fine lines and wrinkles? Why choose one single product when you can enlist the superpowers of a skincare kit containing multiple products that work together to get the job done even better?
The best force fields of protection for your lips
Lips take more of a beating than most other parts of your body, and if you think about it, they really never get a break. Since they're made of some of the thinnest skin on the body, lack oil and sweat glands, and their only source of moisture is saliva, it's no wonder they so easily get dry and chapped.
It can give away your age if not pampered properly
If your skincare regimen ends at your chin, you're neglecting one of the most delicate parts on your body. "The skin on your neck, chest and décolletage is thinner and more sensitive than the skin on your face," says dermatologist Marina Peredo, founder of Spatique Medical Spa in Smithtown, NY. "What's more, the neck doesn't have as many sebaceous oil glands as the face so it ages far more quickly."
Want to look younger by 2013? Better skin starts now
Among all those pledges you'll be promising yourself come Dec. 31 (I will lose 10 pounds; I will stop spending money on coffee), there's one more you need to add to the list: I will take better care of my face.
The best products under $25 that your skin will thank you for
There's no excuse not to take care of your skin, including a tight budget (which, let's be honest, most of us are probably on nowadays). But think of it this way—you can spend money on a good moisturizer now or Botox and a facelift later. And I've heard the latter is a tad more expensive.