Skin Care

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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

By Diana Kelly

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

By Diana Kelly

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.

By Amanda MacMillan

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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.

By Amanda MacMillan

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.

By Amanda MacMillan

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

By Amanda MacMillan

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

By Amanda MacMillan

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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.

By Jennifer Cohen

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

By Jennifer Cohen

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

By Diana Kelly

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

By Diana Kelly

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

By Jennifer Cohen

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!

By Jennifer Cohen

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.

By Jennifer Cohen

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

By Abigail Libers

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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.

By Diana Kelly

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.

By Jennifer Cohen

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

By Diana Kelly

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.

By Jennifer Cohen

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Bangs may be a popular hair trend, but do they cause acne on your forehead? We'll set the record straight and give you tips for getting rid of acne.

By Jennifer Cohen

Bring on the guacamole! The healthy fats in avocados make them one of the best foods for your skin. Here's why avocados give you softer skin instantly

By Abigail Libers

If you love natural skin care products, these herbs – lavender, calendula, witch hazel, neem oil and feverfew – can help you get glowing skin.

By Amanda MacMillan

If you have acne-prone skin, you never know what will make you break out. Eyebrow waxing and eyebrow threading may cause unwanted pimples. Find out why!

By Amanda MacMillan

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If eating organic can make you healthier; does that mean that eating organic will make your skin healthier? Follow our skin nutrition rules.

By Amanda MacMillan

We all know that sweat and acne can go hand-in-hand. So is sweating with makeup on a cause of breakouts? We spill the details on sweating and skin care.

By Amanda MacMillan