Skin Cleansing Tips

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When it comes to exfoliating your face, you need to proceed with caution. The skin on your face is sensitive! Try these tips for exfoliating your face

By Amanda MacMillan

Sugary soda can affect your waistline, but can it cause breakouts? We examine the link between diet and acne and determine which foods cause breakouts

By Abigail Libers

Exfoliating your face just got easier. We give you the lowdown on exfoliating face scrubs and masks – and how to make your own!

By Diana Kelly


Acne is not just for teenagers: Adult acne is a common skin care issue. Get home remedies and treatment ideas to help get rid of acne at any age.

By Jennifer Cohen

Have you ever wondered what pore strips can do for you skin? Read on to learn all about pore strips and skin care for your skin.

By Jennifer Sellers

Your skin can be on the receiving end of a lot of unwanted attention, no matter how well-intentioned. Should you ease up on your grooming rituals?

By Robert Lamb

Sometimes, the lure of a beautifully packaged beauty product with a list of exotic ingredients is the siren call that leads you to the cash register. But if it's time to pinch pennies, what do you need to look for in a facial cleanser?

By Tom Scheve


A bad sunburn will leave you wondering how to get dressed or move, let alone clean yourself. What's the best way to wash sunburned skin?

By Julia Layton

If your skin is dull, flaky or oily, you may need to exfoliate. Exfoliating allows you to remove dead cells from the surface of your skin to reveal the bright, new skin underneath.

By Jamie Palamon

Getting rid of extra dead skin cells can prevent blemishes on your body and give your skin a soft glow, but exfoliating too often can do damage. How much exfoliating is too much?

By Alexander Page

Exfoliating your face can help your skin stay soft and blemish-free, but how often you scrub away dead skin cells should depend on your skin type. What's the right amount for you?

By Elizabeth Whitmore


If you have blemishes on your chest, back or arms, you have body acne. Body acne can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable problem, but there are ways to treat it.

By John Barrymore

If you drift off to dreamland without removing your foundation and mascara, it's time for a change of habit. Sleeping with makeup on can be damaging to your skin.

By Elizabeth Whitmore

We've all dealt with a pimple now and then, but for some of us it's a daily irritation. If you're prone to acne, you have to take a little extra care with your face -- and it all starts with a good, gentle wash.

By Michael Franco

Establishing a skin care regimen for dry skin can save you from a lot of itchy, red distress. Ironically, exposing dry skin to water actually saps moisture, so you'll want to be especially vigilant about caring for your dermis.

By Victoria Vogt


Oily skin can strike anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or geographic location. Think all hope is lost? We've put together a list of tips for cleansing oily skin, debunking some well-known skin care myths along the way.

By Alia Hoyt

In a lot of cases, sensitive skin is something you'll have to deal with your whole life, but that doesn't mean there aren't proper practices to alleviate the problem. Read these 10 tips for cleansing sensitive skin.

By Gallagher Flinn

You use soap to get your skin fresh and clean. So what happens when your body bar leaves behind redness, scaling and blisters instead of dewy skin? Some allergens in soap can wreak all kinds of havoc.

By Gallagher Flinn

Your skin cycle is just about perfect in infancy: The outer layer gets sloughed off every few days. But since no one's a baby for long, what are five ways to speed up natural exfoliation on your own?

By Julia Layton


For an instant glow, exfoliate your face. Scrubbing dirt, oil and makeup off your complexion reveals the radiance underneath. And these five exfoliants for the face will set you on the right path toward perfectly smooth skin.

By Victoria Vogt

For skin exfoliation, a lot of people prefer to go natural -- using ingredients that can be found at the local health food store or even at the supermarket. But what ingredients make a good exfoliant?

By Maria Trimarchi & Patrick J. Kiger

In the line of duty, the skin on your face and body takes quite a beating, which can leave it dry and flaky. But you don't have to walk around with a dull complexion and ashen skin. There's an easy way to rejuvenate your skin -- you can exfoliate it.

By Sarah Rutland