Should You Be Worried About Blue Light? We Investigate.

Annie Ryu

The past year has altered the way we go about our daily lives. Now more than ever, we spend a significant chunk of our day glued to our screens—whether it’s for work, leisure or socializing with friends. But what many of us may not realize is that the more time we spend in front of our laptops and mobile phones, the more harm we may be doing to our skin.

As it turns out, digital eye strain is not...

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What Is a Toner Used For? Plus, the Best Pick for Your Skin Type

Annie Ryu

Toners are one of the most underrated skin care products, and they’re also one of the least understood. That’s because there’s no hard definition accepted by dermatologists—some toners are formulated with ingredients like hyaluronic acid to hydrate, while others are technically alcohol-containing astringents, which are meant to reduce the oil content within the skin to prevent breakouts. (Then...

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6 Reasons to Add Vitamin E to Your Skin (and Hair) Routine Now

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz

Next to flashier ingredients like retinol and vitamin C, vitamin E is something of an unsung hero. You’ve probably spotted it in at least one of your products, given that it’s one of the most widely used ingredients in beauty (it’s typically listed as “tocopherol” on ingredients lists), but you might not know it does far more than moisturize. From powering your other actives to working its...

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How to Find the Best Face Masks for Dry Skin (Plus 8 Hydrating Favorites)

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz

There’s a reason why face masks are shorthand for self-care­—it’s because they really work. In order to get the most out of a mask, however, you have to choose one that caters to your complexion.

If your skin type is dry, you’ll want a mask that offers a serious hydration boost. According to Dr. Michele Green, a board-certified dermatologist in New York, ingredients to look for include:

  • Hyaluroni...

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Resveratrol 101: What You Need to Know About This Anti-Aging MVP

Kaitlin Willow

A glass of red wine a day may be good for your heart, but did you know it could also be good for your skin? Credit this to resveratrol, the anti-aging superstar found in red-grape skin. This antioxidant powerhouse boasts of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to protect the skin against the effects of oxidative stress and sun damage. But drinking wine isn’t the only...

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7 Best Beauty Devices to Help Solve Your Skin Care Concerns

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz

Microcurrents, light therapy, microneedling—oh my! It can feel like every day we’re seeing in our feeds some new gadget designed to rejuvenate our skin. And with these devices being used more and more at home (no longer only during trips to the spa or the dermatologist’s office), it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the options. But it’s totally worth it to add a device to your skin care routine,...

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How to Get Rid of Keratosis Pilaris, According to a Dermatologist

Annie Ryu

Some skin conditions may be easier to ignore than others, but it doesn’t change the fact that they still put a dent on your quest for soft, smooth and healthy-looking skin. Take keratosis pilaris, for example. Commonly known as chicken skin or goose flesh, these tiny bumps seem harmless enough. Aside from making you feel wary about wearing arm-baring tops, they don’t really cause any itching or...

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Antioxidants in Skin Care: How Do They Work and Which Ones Are the Best?

Gracee Tolentino

You might be aware that antioxidants are in some of your favorite skin care products, but maybe not what they actually are or how they work. Well, it’s worth getting familiar with this all-star class of ingredients because antioxidants can do a world of good for your skin.

According to Dr. Rhonda Klein, a board-certified dermatologist in Connecticut, “Antioxidants protect the skin by limiting free...

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Which SkinCeuticals Vitamin C Serum Is Right for You?

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz

A vitamin C serum is a morning skin care staple with major anti-aging benefits. And there are plenty of reasons why SkinCeuticals’ C E Ferulicis the most sought-after vitamin C serum of all time. It’s been vetted by scientific studies galore and has over two thousand five-star reviews from Dermstore shoppers, for starters. But it isn’t the only powerhouse vitamin C in the brand’s repertoire—which...

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Facial Redness

Kaitlin Willow

When it comes to your complexion, seeing red is not always a good thing—especially if you have sensitive skin that reacts from the slightest triggers. While facial redness is one of the most common skin issues to deal with, the whys and hows behind it are often a mystery. So here are some facts about redness to keep in mind the next time your skin is looking flushed.

  1. Redness comes in different...

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