Skin Care

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Will bangs make my forehead break out?

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.

Quick Tips: Will eating avocado really make my skin glow?

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

Natural Skin Care: 5 Important Herbs in Face Wash

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

Quick Tips: Why do I break out after I get my eyebrows waxed?

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!

Can Eating Organic Help With the Appearance of Your Skin?

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

Quick Tips: Do Face-Firming Products Really Work?

Want to get rid of wrinkles? Products that claim to firm skin

Quick Tips: Is it bad to sweat with makeup on?

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.

Quick Tips: Can the sun cure acne?

We're always looking for home remedies for acne. But can a day in the sun cure your breakouts? We talk to dermatologists to see if the sun can cure acne.

How to Stop Skin from Peeling on Your Face

Stop peeling skin on your face with our dermatologists' proven skin care tips. No matter what the cause, there's a cure for peeling skin.

How to Make a Homemade Face Mask

Homemade face masks can exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize your skin. Follow our tips for making simple and safe homemade face masks.

Quick Tips: Should I apply my makeup before I style my hair?

Which do you do first: hair or makeup? We share expert tips for the order in which you should do your beauty routine to get the best hair and makeup.

Quick Tips: Can carrying an umbrella protect your skin?

Ladies once carried parasols, or decorative umbrellas, to protect their skin from the sun. Do umbrellas still provide the skin protection they once did?

Quick Tips: Does touching your face cause acne breakouts?

Trying to prevent acne? We debunk this old wives' tale to explain why touching your face may (or may not) cause acne and troublesome breakouts.

Quick Tips: Does vegetarianism improve your skin?

There are certain foods that promote healthy skin, but does cutting out meat give you a glowing complexion? See if vegetarian diets help build healthy skin

A DIY Guide to Exfoliating Face Scrubs

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

Quick Tips: Does Toothpaste Really Dry Out Your Acne?

When it comes to acne home remedies, toothpaste is a common treatment for pimples. But does toothpaste really cure acne? Find out!

5 Ways to Get Rid of Acne at Any Age

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.

5 Ways to Fake a Gorgeous Glow

Are you fairer than them all and you just want to look good on the beach?! Read on for these healthy tips!

5 Things to Know About Dry Shampoo

Say so long to greasy hair. Without showering, dry shampoo can help you hair look healthier and more voluminous. Learn how to use this must-have hair care product.

How to Get Rid of Warts

No one wants warts! Luckily we have easy ways to get rid of warts. See if common treatments – like salicylic acid – actually work!

How to Shrink Large Pores

Large pores can make you look older and cause annoying blackheads. Learn how to shrink large pores naturally with our skin care tips.

5 Things to Know About Plantar Warts

Get rid of plantar warts for good using our helpful ideas. We'll give you simple ways to treat, prevent, and get rid of plantar warts.

5 Important Botox Facts

Botox may erase wrinkles, but it can cause some serious side effects. See if this injectable fountain of youth works. Read these important botox facts

Quick Tips: Exfoliating Your Face

Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, giving you fresh, glowing skin. But exfoliating your face can be tricky – learn how and which exfoliators to use.

Quick Tips: Help for Acne

Acne isn't just for teenagers. Anyone can be affected! Learn acne basics plus easy ways to prevent and treat unwanted pimples.