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These Are the Best Moisturizers to Start Using in Your 30s

In case your old moisturizer is not cutting it anymore.
There's no denying that once your hit your 30s, your skin does a full 180. The products you used in your teens might not be cutting it anymore, especially in the hydration department. It never hurts to have some age-defying perks to
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These Skincare Tricks Will Give You Tighter, Less Visible Pores

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
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Here's How You Can Finally Get Rid of Those Pesky Blackheads

But first, ditch those pore strips!
Out of all the breakouts we can get, blackheads are by far the most persistent. They'll keep coming back as long as you haven't found the best way to remove them (not pore strips, by the way)—but don't worry, because we plan to
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How to Start Using Retinol If You've Never Tried It Before

Don't be intimidated!
The only thing we hear about as often as retinoids is its intimidating side effects. Once you start using this potent ingredient, it starts a process called "retinization" on your skin, which takes the form of redness, peeling, and dryness. Definitely not
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These Basic Moisturizers Can Work Perfectly with Retinols and Acids

Or if you have sensitive skin!
Actives, acids, or active ingredients are made to target specific problem areas, from acne marks to hyperpigmentation, that your average face wash-and-moisturizer combo can't fix. But because they're so potent, they’re highly reactive. Retinols, for one, don’t mesh well with AHAs and BHAs, and other
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What Is Bakuchiol and Why Are People Saying It's Better Than Retinol?

People are calling it "nature's retinol."
Retinol is great and all (it really is, here's some proof), although it's not exactly the most approachable anti-aging skincare ingredient out there. Pregnant women can't use it, for one, while many avoid it because it tends to cause minor irritation like
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10 Best Skincare Products with Retinol for Smooth, Poreless Skin

Fight signs of skin aging.
Retinol is one of the most popular and effective skincare ingredients in targeting skin concerns such as acne, blemishes, hyperpigmentation, rough texture, and wrinkles. It's the over-the-counter sister of retinoids, which is a derivative of Vitamin A and a potent exfoliant that
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7 Popular Acid Exfoliants and What They Can Do for Your Skin

Welcome to Acids 101.
Chemical exfoliation often intimidates skincare newbies, partly because it involves using "acid" on your face. But FYI, these are good acids—not the kind that'll burn your skin off (unless you use something too strong and not recommended by your derm). In fact,
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10 Best Night Creams, According to Your Skin Concern

Wake up to better skin!
Because our skin is at ease the most during nighttime, it's the best time to slather on our most potent skincare. Not having to worry about sun damage, for example, gives you the freedom to soak in exfoliating acids and retinol (in
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This Serum Just Made It Easier to Add Retinol to Your Skincare Routine

Even retinol newbies can use it!
When it comes to retinol, everyone raves about it but only the brave actually pursue. (Learn more about why it's amazing here.) We don't blame you, though—the slight peeling that comes with the exfoliation process does seem daunting. Although those few days or weeks
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10 Reasons Why Retinol Is the Secret to Smooth, Poreless Skin

It's one of the best ingredients out there!
Most of you probably associate retinol with skincare for older women, and we don't blame you. Derived from vitamin A, this ingredient is common found in many age-defying products as it helps encourage faster cell turnover in the skin. It therefore famously
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Everything You Need to Know Before Using Retinol-Based Products

Here's everything you need to know.
The word "retinol" is often thrown around by dermatologists and highlighted on boxes of skincare products. From these labels, consumers get a general idea of what retinol is: it reduces wrinkles, we learn, and Retin-A is used to treat acne.But like all
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The 5 Skin Care Ingredients You Should Never Mix

Skincare cocktails to avoid like the plague.
Layering skincare products is great—recommended, even, for a more personalized regimen—but did you know that there are certain ingredients that should never, for various reasons, mix? If you've been breaking out, this might be the reason why! Below, five skincare cocktails to
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Beauty Lingo: Retinol

Get the lowdown on the beauty world's favorite anti-aging ingredient.
Printed multiple times on different anti-aging products, retinol seems to be the star player when it comes to fighting off wrinkles, but what it does is still a mystery to most. On the simplest level, most can explain retinol as a form