Skin Care

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How to Remove Dead Skin from Your Face

Exfoliating your face is the easiest way to remove dead skin. But the skin on your face is sensitive, so follow our exfoliation tips to remove dead skin.

Quick Tips: Is it important that your face wash be antibacterial?

Antibacterial face wash (and other products) are more popular than ever, but is antibacterial face wash a good idea? See if it helps or hurts acne.

Quick Tips: Soy: should it be in your face wash?

Soy can be found in a variety of skin care products, but does it help your skin? We examine soy face washes to determine if soy and your skin mix.

Why Petroleum Jelly Is a Great Moisturizer

Petroleum jelly, or Vaseline, can be a cheap and easy way to moisturize your face. Try these creative ways to use petroleum jelly in your skin care routine

Understanding Vitamin E Cream for Your Face

Is vitamin E cream good for your skin on your face? We'll teach you how vitamin E cream can prevent wrinkles and moisturize your skin

How to Wash Your Face with Olive Oil

Washing your face with olive oil is becoming a new trend. We explain why olive oil and an oil-cleansing method may be the best way to wash your face.

Should I Use A Glycolic Face Wash?

Glycolic acid is a popular in ingredient in face washes. See if it helps skin and if you should choose glycolic face wash as part of your skin care routine

Quick Tips: Should you wash your face with warm or cold water?

The water temperature you wash your face with can hurt or harm your skin. See if cold or warm water is the way to go when it comes to washing your face

The Best and Worst Weather For Your Face

Dry air can dry out your skin and humid weather may make it oily. Find out which weather is best for your face and your skin in general.

Quick Tips: Will eating salmon make my skin look healthier?

Certain foods can be good for your skin, and salmon is one of them. See how salmon, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, can benefit your skin.

Quick Tips: Can organic facial cleansers work on acne?

Organic skin care products are more popular than ever, but can they help control acne. See which organic facial cleansers work the best for acne.

How can I prevent red skin on my face?

Red skin, including annoying spots, rashes and blotches, is common and often easy to cure. Learn how to prevent red skin on your face and body

Is Vaseline good for dry skin?

Vaseline, or petroleum jelly, is a great moisturizer. But is it OK to apply it to dry, flaky skin? Follow our do's and don'ts of using Vaseline on dry skin

5 Food Mistakes That Hurt Your Skin

Is there a diet for healthy skin? Maybe not, but these food mistakes affect your skin – for better or for worse. We give you tips for a healthy skin diet.

Quick Tips: Do skin-firming lotions really work?

Anti-aging creams line pharmacy shelves, but can these skin-firming lotions get rid of wrinkles and cellulite? We put skin-firming lotions to the test

Quick Tips: How Can Baking Soda Benefit the Skin On Your Face?

Baking soda has many uses, including skin care. Not only can it exfoliate, it may also help with acne. Follow our tips for using baking soda on your face

How Does Benzoyl Peroxide Work In Skin Cleansers?

Benzoyl peroxide is found in face washes, gels and other acne products. But should it be in your skin cleanser? See how benzoyl peroxide helps your skin

Quick Tips: How important is organic face wash?

Organic face wash and other skin care products may eliminate ingredients that irritate or hurt your skin. But is organic face wash worth it?

How to Smooth Out Rough Skin on Your Face

Turn rough skin on your face to smooth skin with our healthy skin smoothing tricks. You'll never have to worry about rough skin again!

Quick Tips: Should I not wash my face if it's dry?

Dry skin can be tricky to cleanse. There are face washes for dry skin, but do they really work? We'll help you perfect your dry skin care routine.

Top 5 Sun Hats to Protect Your Face

These five sun hats will protect your skin from sunburn and damage. See which hat fits your personal style and provides important sun protection.

Are Oral Acne Medications Good For Your Skin And Overall Health?

Oral acne medications are just one way to treat breakouts. But are they safe? See if antibiotics, birth control and other treatments are right for you.

What can I do daily to reduce dark circles under my eyes?

Dark circles, or bags, under the eyes are a common, yet hard-to-treat skin care problem. Get home remedies and treatment ideas for dark circles.

Quick Tips: Will eating fish improve my skin?

Fish, especially salmon, include omega-3 fatty acids that are beneficial to skin. We explain why eating fish can give you a glowing complexion.

Quick Tips: Why is mud from the Dead Sea so good for your skin?

Mud from the Dead Sea is proven to have big benefits for your skin. See what the vitamin-packed mud can do for your complexion.