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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
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
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
There's a combo for every skin concern.
When you delve into the world of skincare, it can be quite overwhelming for beginners. There are a lot of products out in the market right now, with each one addressing a different concern. You may think that you can just layer
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
It only has five steps!
At night, you're allowed to be as extra as you want with your skincare routine. It's the time to indulge in all your favorite masks, serums, and creams without worrying about looking too shiny—you'll just be going to sleep, after all. But
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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