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Yup, there's such a thing as too much cleansing.
ICYDK, the cleanser is the backbone of a good skincare routine. It's the first step to getting all the grime and oil from your face, so you definitely need a good one. (Looking for recos? Check out our list here.) But, not
Should you be vacuuming your pores? Here's what a dermatologist thinks.
We've all seen beauty tools go viral every now and again, and one that recently went trending on TikTok is quite the intriguing one: Pore vacuums. As the name suggests, this DIY facial tool uses a suction mechanism to remove impurities from
Because cleansing is the first and most important step to skin health
Just as our bodies change as we get older, our skin changes as well. What used to be taut is likely less so, hydration takes more effort to maintain, and skin cell turnover slows. This is why our skin care regimens need
Be gentle with your skin!
So you've been doing your best in following your skincare routine using the best spot treatments in the market, but your breakouts still won't go away. You've tried almost everything—from patronizing salicylic acid products to practicing meditation to keep cortisol levels low—but
Like a facelift for your pores!
It may be physically impossible to shrink your pores (thanks, genetics!), but you do have more than enough options to make them look smaller and "tighter" than they really are. And don't worry, most of them won't require you to put on
The internet doesn't always tell you the full truth.
Not everything that goes viral online is actually good for your skin, regardless of how cool it looks. Some of these products might even be causing more harm than good without you knowing. Luckily, we can always trust skin experts to debunk
Keep your skin blemish-free and healthy.
Scoring flawless skin not only depends on the skincare products you use, but how you wash your face, too. Although this task is pretty basic (we've done this all our lives after all), there are still ways to elevate your cleansing experience
Because it's way too hot for a full face.
Being extra with your beauty routine in the dry season (A.K.A. "summer") is quite the struggle. Less automatically feels like more, leaving all of us with no choice but to make a few necessary switches. Nobody wants to look a mess, we
Conquer the year with a fresh complexion!
There’s a general consensus when the New Year comes around to leave all unhealthy habits and toxic traits in the one that just passed. So, if you’re hoping for the first year of the '20s to be a fresh beginning, why not
Fight breakouts in a few washes!
Salicylic acid isn't only for those with acne-prone skin. Everyone who needs some deep cleaning can benefit from it, too, because this beta-hydroxy acid penetrates deep within your pores to dissolve all the sebum and dead skin that's in its way. In
Because a healthy skin barrier means healthy skin.
Instead of worrying about the size of your pores (which you can't change, by the way), shift your attention towards taking better care of your skin barrier instead. As our first line of defense against dehydration and environmental aggressors, it's key to
From jade rollers to LED acne treatments and more!
Sometimes, skincare alone is not enough. As effective as your favorite products can be, there are more ways to actually make them perform better and provide you with more benefits than originally intended. For example, tools like cleansing brushes and face rollers
You've probably been doing it the wrong way!
At first glance, cleansing oils don't look like they're easy to use. It is an oil after all, and one would typically associate that with not just being greasy but being an absolute pain to remove. Perhaps that's why many tend to
Keeping your skin moisturized is important, and we've heard it enough times from dermatologists not to forget it. No matter how you choose to moisturize is totally up to you, though—you can lather on the heavy cream for a strong glow or
Overexfoliating your skin is not the solution.
Having oily skin can both feel like a blessing and a curse. For one, you'd have to deal with blotting your face repeatedly to avoid looking like a greaseball. You'd have to live with makeup easily melting off your skin until you
Ever heard of the 60-second rule?
Cleansing is important, that we already know. But did you also know that washing your face for 15 to 30 seconds each time may not be enough? At least according to LA-based aesthetician Nayamka Roberts-Smith. Nayamka, or Nai she's called on social media,
Face washing gets a tech upgrade.
As if you needed another gadget to clutter your life, here we are, saying that the time of the electronic face brush is now. Preview girls, of all girls, know, of course, that the said apparatus has been in the market for a
Just add water.
Just because we physically can't make our pores smaller doesn't mean we should stop trying! If anything, we should work even harder to keep them clean—because spoiler: That's one of the very few ways to make them less visible. To get your
The reputation of soaps being overly drying usually overlooks one of its best traits—they're incredibly effective at deep cleansing. A gentle soap can remove oil, dirt, and other irritants that your average gentle cleanser can't. Say you went hiking or found yourself
It's time for a fresh start.
In an effort to recover from your skincare sins of the past, oil and water (and soap) for once work together in our search for ways to cleanse, restore, and heal our skin. It’s about time we indulge in lathering up, and