Skin Care

Skin care is a broad term that refers to everything from hygiene to anti-aging regimens. Learn more about skin care at HowStuffWorks.


Raise your hands if you're sure you know what causes the human axillary regions to be odoriferous. Not waving your hand in the air? Then read the article.

Do hairy people sweat more than the hairless? It might seem that way, but ignore the hype and look at the science, particularly when it comes to underarms.

It may seem strange that spraying on a little substance from a bottle can keep you from performing a bodily function like sweating. How this happens is pretty ingenious.

When the moisture on your skin evaporates, you may be as cool as cucumber and as odoriferous as an old sneaker. What's behind B.O.?

Yuck! If your workout clothes smell stinky, it might not just be because you're sweating. It can also have to do with what kind of material you are wearing. Surprisingly, natural does not always mean "breathable."

Concerns about underarm appearance are causing a lot of anxiety for many people. Check out these tips to beautify the skin you may have been neglecting.

Hairy humans have been obsessing over the coarse matter of shaving for decades. So does the time-honored razor ritual make for thicker, gleaming, streaming hair?

Giving up gluten is hard enough, but should you try gluten-free makeup. We talked to experts to get the down-low on gluten-free makeup

You slather it on every day, but what's really in your face moisturizer? We teach you the ingredients in face moisturizers that can give you youthful skin

Combination skin can be oily in some areas by dry in others, making moisturizing and cleansing a problem. Learn how to treat combination skin.

Is your skin oily yet dry at the same time? You have combination skin! We'll help you find the right products to wash combination skin.

Having a cold is brutal on your skin. Getting a chapped nose can be painful, so follow our tips for treating a chapped nose.

Jojoba oil can be used on your skin and hair and may even help with acne. Learn the many ways that jojoba oil can benefit your skin.

Shea butter's benefits are well-known and accepted by dermatolgists and beauty fiends. But does what are shea butter's benefits for your face?

When it comes to choosing a moisturizer, you want the best face cream you can afford. Learn the secret ingredients that make up the best face creams

Greasy face creams can worsen acne. Use our tips for finding acne-fighting moisturizers. Here's what to look for when choosing an acne-fighting moisturizer

There are many ways to reduce puffiness in your face, but first you have to determine the cause. Learn how moisturizer can reduce puffiness.

Check out the 10 best cities for your skin to discover how climate affects your complexion and why these 10 cities are the best for your skin.

Moisturizers for combination skin can be trick to find and require specific ingredients. Learn how to pick a moisturizer for combination skin

Petroleum-based moisturizers are safe to use and inexpensive. But is it good for sensitive skins? Learn the pros and cons of petroleum-based moisturizers.

Moisturizers, like any other beauty product, have a shelf life. Learn how long moisturizer stays good and when you should get a new one.

Peptides can be great for your skin, especially when they're in your face cream. Learn why peptides are a must-have for glowing skin

If you have fair skin, it's smart to wear both sunscreen and moisturizer. But which do you put on first? Use this order to apply sunscreen and moisturizer

The best face cleansers are the ones that benefit your skin, whether it's sensitive, oily or dry. Learn how to choose the best face cleanser for your skin

Skin on your face and skin on your body are very different. Learn how they vary and the best ways to get healthy skin on your face and your body