It’s no surprise that eating well and living a healthy lifestyle can be the key to healthy, beautiful skin. Whether you’ve heard that a daily serving of kidney beans keeps blemishes at bay, snacking on walnuts improves your skin’s texture, or eating bell peppers can help fight wrinkles around the eyes, it’s smart to take charge of your diet today to maintain that youthful glow tomorrow.
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At Auspect, we have always believed in ‘change without trauma’ – the idea that a skin care routine should be gentle and effective. But there are certain elements that can traumatize your skin – particularly environmental – that we just can’t control. Crystal Martin for The New York Times’ Skin Deep column recently reported on this study of the growing link between air pollution and skin damage, such as brown spots, irritation, and excessively dry skin.
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You’ve heard it time and time again: exfoliation is good for your skin. True, but there are many misconceptions regarding exfoliation and we want to set the record straight. And although everyone’s unique exfoliation needs may vary, here are the basics.
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Summer may be over, but the outdoor fun doesn’t end there. Whatever your fall-time flavor – hiking, camping, skiing, tailgating – it’s important to protect your skin from UV rays even after those long summer days fade away.
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Did you know that sometimes using too much product on your skin can be more detrimental than doing nothing that all? Over-challenging your skin is more common than you may think. For instance, exfoliating too often can irritate your skin, while harsh, chemical ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can dry out your skin and leave it raw and flakey. By comparison, you can easily avoid over-challenging your skin by using skin care products made with natural ingredients that are both calming and potent.
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It’s no secret that the skin care market overwhelmingly targets women, but what about skin care for our guys? The truth is that men’s skin really isn’t all that different from women—aside from facial hair, of course—so a lot of the products that advertisers are promoting for women actually work well for men, too. Even so, there are a few “Dos & Don’ts” that every guy should know when it comes to skin care
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We all have at least one skin care essential we can’t be parted with – that’s why we take it with us to the gym, carry it in our purse, and pack it up for a long weekend. And of course, good skin care products rarely come cheap, so it’s irritating to say the least when you find a bottle of your favorite moisturizer, serum or SPF has exploded in your bag. And even more disheartening to see your pricey products spoiled by the sun, contaminated by bacteria, or used so liberally that they disappear before you even start to see the benefits.
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Treat yourself to a night (or morning) in with your favorite cocktail! No, not drinks—we’re talking about a cocktail for your skin. It’s what we call a combination of skin care products that you mix in your palm and apply to your skin all at once, saving time while loading up on all the nourishing goodness your skin care routine offers. Simply use after your cleanser and finish with a great moisturizing product and you’re all set! It’s a smart solution that can completely revolutionize your daily skin care routine.
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For new moms and practiced parents alike, baby comes first, and there’s nothing more important than ensuring the products your little nuggets come in contact with are safe. That includes the products YOU use, from body wash and lotion to fragrances and skin creams. Because your baby’s skin is likely to be more sensitive than yours, always read the label to make sure these products contain only natural, high- quality ingredients that won’t irritate your little one’s skin.
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Skin health is one of the most important investments you can make. However, so many of us are hesitant when it comes to splurging on pricy skin care products. Why is that? We can convince ourselves to splurge on high-end foods and beverages, but for some reason, the same logic doesn’t always translate to purchasing high-quality products for our skin. It’s time to rethink that reasoning and start to pamper our skin!
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