Major DON’Ts for the Acne-Prone

Using Face Scrubs First, I will say that those with ONLY blackheads can use a scrub or physical exfoliant and be all right (although you should go easy!). Those of you with whiteheads, however, should stay far away from scrubs. Your whiteheads are tiny little surface infections, and you don’t want harsh grit tugging and tearing at this inflamed, sensitive skin. Sorry, but you’re going … Continue reading Major DON’Ts for the Acne-Prone

Ingredient Label Ingrates: What to Avoid & Why

You’ve probably seen little notices on skincare boxes touting their lack of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, blah blah blah. But what does that all mean? Not all companies put their claims on their packaging, but they do always put their ingredients list. Here’s how you can read an ingredients list and know what to avoid. Sulfates: Sulfates (or sulphates if you’re English) are elements in skin … Continue reading Ingredient Label Ingrates: What to Avoid & Why

A Complete Guide to A Complete Skincare Regimen (All Steps not Required!)

Skincare Routine 1) Double Cleanse: First Cleanse You might be thinking, wait, first? I have to cleanse more than once? Frankly, yes. Yes you do. This is the concept of Double Cleansing, which you may or may not have heard of. Double cleansing is a way of cleansing your face twice to ensure that all dirt, oil, and makeup have been removed. It’s not just … Continue reading A Complete Guide to A Complete Skincare Regimen (All Steps not Required!)

The Good, The Bad, and The Neutral: Alcohols in Beauty Products

Consumers are becoming more educated about what’s in their products. They’re looking for products that claim to be oil-free, paraben-free, sulfate free etc. One of the big ingredients we’re told to steer clear from are alcohols. But are all alcohols really bad? You may have read tips in beauty magazines or on beauty blogs to occasionally rinse your hair with a heavy beer, like Guinness. … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Neutral: Alcohols in Beauty Products

Skincare for Oily/Acne Prone Skin

Whether you have enough oil to rival the BP spill, enlarged pores, blackheads, or straight up acne, you need to follow a routine that has products catered to your skincare concerns. Luckily, all of these issues can be addressed with some similar ingredients. Read on to learn more about how you can clear up your skin on a daily basis. Cleanser: You want a cleanser … Continue reading Skincare for Oily/Acne Prone Skin