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Like botox, but it's free.
As we get older, wrinkles will eventually find their way to our faces. A temporary solution to smoothen these wisdom lines is through botox, but that doesn't come the cheapest, and neither is it an option that everyone's open to try right
Hyperpigmentation is stubborn, but these ingredients are hard workers.
If you struggle with acne, dealing with dark spots is not unfamiliar territory. In fact, dark spots can also be caused by sun damage and hormonal changes. In medical terms, these darker patches are referred to as hyperpigmentation.According to the American Osteopathic
Achieve the skin of your dreams.
One of The Ordinary's best-selling products, the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is a great serum for locking in moisture. The hyaluronic acid paired with hydrating B5 is a powerful moisture bomb, keeping your skin moisturized for longer periods of time. Just
She also shared the exact skincare products she swears by!
Beauty queen turned actress Kylie Verzosa has undeniably amazing skin even up-close. With experience on modeling and doing pageants over the years, she has developed an effective and hardworking cleansing and skincare routine that keeps blemishes at bay. In this episode of Barefaced
Yes, caffeine could wake up your skin, too!
Not everyone is a coffee person, but everyone can be a caffeine-in-skincare person. It has more perks for your skin than you think, and you can get all of it without having to endure a bitter taste. Just like a real cup
So many products on the market are overrated and not really necessary for healthy, glowing skin.
It's not a sin to go all-out and extra with your skincare routine. You can have five, 10, or heck, even 15 steps—as long as they work for you and your skin is thriving, that's your business. Thing is, that doesn't mean
Mix your actives like a pro!
It has probably been almost a year since your last visit to the dermatologist, so you may or may not have taken it upon yourself to experiment with different products to solve your skin woes. But before you get too excited, here's
It will also cost you nothing.
There's no denying that Ellen Adarna is one of those celebrities who isn't afraid to show off her bare face on camera (we had her take off her makeup for our newest episode of Barefaced Beauty here). Her Instagram is filled with
How good is it for your skin, really?
If aloe vera were a person, it would be the type that's friends with everyone. It's that approachable—it's an uncomplicated ingredient that jives with most people, regardless of their skin type. Not to mention, it's so easy to use (seriously, just slap
Rather, it's the moisturizing ingredient you might be missing out on.
Oil isn't all that bad for our skin, but we don't blame everyone who flinches at the sight of it in products. After all, some oils don't have the cleanest track record—a lot of them can clog your pores (we're looking at you,
Have you heard of Centella Asiatica?
Think of your skin as a sleeping ogre—you never know when it'll wake up and decide to cause trouble. That's why instead of waiting for anything bad to happen, it's important to have ingredients in your skincare that'll keep it (and you)
It's the natural anti-acne ingredient you need in your routine.
The existence of tea tree oil is one of the many solid proofs that mother nature is looking out for our skin. This natural antibacterial ingredient helps us treat acne and other skin struggles, expanding our list of breakout-fighting options that include
This skincare ingredient is one of the holy grails for hydration.
Hyaluronic acid isn't difficult to find in skincare at all. It's so well-loved and effective that even when you don't look for it on purpose, it's probably in at least one of the products you're using right now. The reason? It addresses
It's one of the secrets to clear skin and smaller-looking pores.
If you struggle with acne, exfoliating regularly is no longer an optional thing (check out your beginner's guide here). You should get those dead skin cells off your face at least once a week, because if not, those breakouts will never leave
Here's how it can give you the radiance boost your skin always needed.
Talking to dermatologists and asking them about their own personal skincare routines has taught me a thing or two about what products are actually essential for our skin. It's the products they never fail to mention, and ones that they themselves use
Whether you're struggling with dull skin or dark spots, this skincare ingredient has you covered.
As someone who exclusively used face scrubs to exfoliate as a teen, I'm always jealous of people who discovered chemical exfoliants early on in life. I probably would've had clearer skin if I knew how AHAs and BHAs worked back then, or
Meet one of the beauty world's favorite ingredients for radiant, healthy skin.
The skincare world deals with trends just as much as fashion does, and with only one face to try stuff with, it's not that easy to keep up. Not everything trendy is a total must-have anyway, but there lies a few exceptions.
Lesson number one: Don't panic.
Breaking out when we're stressed is standard protocol for our skin. It's like our body's way of shaking off all that tension, like a knee-jerk (face-jerk?) response to those sleepless nights and not-so-nutritious midnight snack sessions. So while it's not exactly everyone's
It's the well-rounded ingredient you need in your regimen ASAP.
Vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids are always top of mind when it comes to all things brightening. The former protects and reverses sun damage (usually in the form of dark spots), while the latter reveals a healthier, more even layer of your
Let your skin breathe but still look flawless.
Ever since we started wearing masks, we lost our love for foundations. Seeing it stain our masks wasn't so fun at all, and we felt that it may have contributed our previous maskne problem. But since we're not born with porcelain-smooth skin,