July 9, 2015
by Jill
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Back Acne? Don’t Go To Bed Without THIS

back acne

back acneFor a while there, I didn’t have air conditioning at home, and it was HOT. With all of that constant sweating, I developed a case of back acne. I immediately switched to our back-acne fighting duo (the AHA Botanical Body Soap and Special Cleansing Lotion O, in case you’re not familiar), and started using this essential acne product every night:

The Drying Lotion. Yea, it was tough to maneuver the q-tip in the mirror to hit the exact spots I needed. (You might want to get someone to help you; I didn’t want to ask my fiancée!) And yes, my back looked a bit like I had a case of chicken pox (the product leaves a pink residue on your skin). However, I cleared up my little case of bacne in just a few nights, and I’m back to wearing tank tops everywhere!

July 8, 2015
by Jill
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Air Conditioning And Dry Skin

air conditioning dry skinMy fiancée and I experienced one week without air conditioning and we swore—never again would we let ourselves suffer like that!

NC_seaweednIn all seriousness, air conditioning is pretty crucial for comfort in the summer. The downside? It really dries out my skin. Here’s what I’m doing about that, in case the same thing is happening to you:

Seaweed Night CreamThis much-loved, oil-free night cream is my savior in the winter when indoor heat and low temps dry out my skin. But in the summer? It’s a genius (and sumptuous!) way to battle the negative effects of having the air conditioner on at full blast all night.

July 7, 2015
by Jill
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Help! I Have Forehead Acne!

Woman finding an acne on her foreheadQ. How do I treat my skin if I ONLY have acne in one area? I just break out on my forehead!

A. We get this question really often. Many people tend to break out over and over again on the same part of their face. Why, exactly, this happens is largely determined by genetics, lifestyle factors, and environment.

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Use the Drying Mask only where your skin breaks out.

You don’t really need to use an overall acne treatment regimen if you only have forehead
acne (or chin acne, or jawline acne, etc.). We rarely recommend a specific ‘acne system’ as it is, since everybody’s skin is so different.

Here’s what you should do: Find out which products are right for you overall. (Our skin analysis will help you!) Often, the right skin care products will be what your skin needs to start clearing up and healing acne.

However, you’ll want to take things a step further by treating the affected area a little differently. For example, apply our Drying Mask to your forehead only (or wherever you break out), using your usual mask everywhere else. This type of super-customized skin care is the ticket to clear, glowing skin overall.

 

July 6, 2015
by Kimberly Yang
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Ingredient Spotlight: How Rose Hips Can Benefit Your Beauty Routine

rose hips What is Rose Hips, Anyways?

Rose Hips is an antioxidant extract derived from Rose Hips Oil, renowned for its high Linoleic Acid and Vitamin C content that lends it such incredible antiseptic and anti-aging properties.

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Do you ever get dry, flaky areas of skin?

Who Can Benefit the Most from Rose Hips?

Rose Hips’ benefits, though especially ideal for dry or aging skin, are pretty universal!

So—What Does Rose Hips Do?

In skin care, Rose Hips is known to:

  • Hydrate and intensely moisturize skin;
  • Prevent premature aging;
  • Provide extra defense against damaging free radicals;
  • Diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles;
  • Encourage fading of acne marks, dark spots, and other discoloration; and
  • Soothe dry, flaky skin.

Where Can I Find Rose Hips?

  • Rose Hips Nourishing Oil (a lightweight facial oil designed to provide skin with intense moisture; perfect for dry, flaky areas)
  • Rose Hips Mask (a mineral-rich mask featuring antioxidant Vitamin C to help restore a healthy glow to dry, dull complexions)
  • Botanical Firming Lotion (a skin-smoothing body lotion infused with natural, botanical extracts)
  • Kera Moist Cream (a rich cream designed to restore balance to dry, dehydrated skin)
  • Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream (an antioxidant-infused eye cream that hydrates and brightens­ tired under-eyes)

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July 5, 2015
by Kimberly Yang
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Healthy Food For Healthy Skin: The Recipe Roundup

Here’s what’s on our anti-aging, skin-brightening menu this week:

BREAKFASTBreakfast 1

Healthy Avocado Egg Salad & Salmon Sandwich (via Skinny Taste)

I’m not a morning person just yet—but with these tips and a hearty breakfast like this one, I’m slowly changing my ways. This open-faced sandwich has no shortage of lutein, omega-3’s, and other good-for-you fats known to lend skin a healthy, radiant, and more youthful-looking complexion.

LUNCHLunch 1

Hemsley & Hemsley’s Fennel, Cucumber & Dill Salad (via The Coveteur)

By now it’s no secret that greens are good for you and your skin—all our favorite veggies are chock full of the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and water essential to our overall health and well-being. This one, by our favorite sister duo Hemsley & Hemsley, is a fresh, fragrant salad that’s equal parts aromatic as it is refreshing. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s high in vitamins and nutrients.

DINNERDinner 1

My New Roots Kale Sushi Rolls (via Deliciously Ella)

This is actually one of my all-time favorites. It’s the perfect party appetizer, summer BBQ finger food, or just a light, refreshing dinner. Leafy greens like superfood kale, glow-boosting avocado, antioxidant-rich veggies, and Seaweed are just as delicious as they are incredible for your complexion.

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For more of our favorite ‘Healthy Food for Healthy Skin’ recipe round-ups, click here.