Skin sin #1: Not washing off your makeup before bed. Your skin (like the rest of your body) goes into repair mode while you sleep. If you don’t allow it to breathe, your pores will clog, moisture won’t be able to get in and the morning will look far from pretty. Follow my diligent and ultra-nourishing nighttime skincare routine to become a true “sleeping beauty.” Read more →
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Ahhh, a day at the beach. Show up pasty and plain and return home hours later with a rosy glow, streaky highlights and feet softer than they were after your last pedicure. If only there was a way to capture the beautifying benefits of the sun, sand and surf without having to book an island getaway. Oh wait—there is. Thanks to these ocean-inspired body skin and hair care essentials, you can feel beach beautiful no matter where you are, no matter what time of year.
Q: With colder weather on its way, what can I do to keep my skin soft and smooth? Winter dryness is the worst!
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
Dry skin—characterized by a tight, dehydrated, flaky, dull-looking appearance—can be beyond frustrating. Besides making you feel uncomfortable, dryness can lead to inflammation, redness and irritation, not to mention making fine lines and wrinkles even more noticeable.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it’s not just your insides that benefit from the nutritional value of this popular fall fruit. Apples — and apple-derived products such as apple cider vinegar — may also offer a myriad of beauty benefits for your entire body. Read on to discover all the different ways apples can help support your skin AND enjoy a DIY recipe for a soothing oatmeal-apple facial!
Some people wake up with skin thirsting for a tall glass of moisture. Others start the day a little on the oily side. Having combination skin, I’ve experienced both. However, I learned to adjust to no matter what the day brings by creating a morning skincare routine fully focused on brightening my complexion. This morning ritual lifts the lackluster look and leaves my skin — and my mood — on a high note. Read more →
More and more shopping is done online these days. All of your favorite stores, brands and products are just a click away. Whether you’re browsing on a PC, a tablet or your smartphone, you can shop for just about anything you want from anywhere you are—no need to even step foot outside your home! Online shopping saves time, is incredibly convenient and can often be less expensive than purchasing products from a brick-and-mortar store. Not only are there exclusive Web sales, but you can easily comparison shop to get the best deal on whatever you’re buying.
Q. I usually get lazy and neglect my skin at night. I’m starting to see this bad habit take its toll. What do you recommend for a simple p.m. skincare routine?
Dr. Linda Miles D.O.M. responds:
You’ve heard it before: get your beauty sleep! And, it’s true. A good night of sleep plus a basic nighttime skincare routine is the best way to look and feel better for the long haul. I know that is easier said than done, but think of it this way: nighttime is the best time for skin to naturally repair itself back to a healthy, youthful radiance. Benefit from this restorative process, and fight that sleepy urge to ignore your skin at night, with this simple skincare routine before you hit the sack. It should take no longer than two minutes, and trust me, it’s worth it!
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