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Hyaluronic Acid: Definition, Benefits, and the Best Serums

Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body, but age and environmental factors can stunt production. The result: fine lines, wrinkles, and drier skin. Learn more about this star skin-care ingredient, like the benefits of topical hyaluronic acid serums.

The Difference Between Chemical and Mineral Sunscreen

Wearing some type of sunscreen is crucial for keeping your skin cancer free and youthful. But for certain skins, chemical or mineral sunscreen may be better. Learn about the difference between these types of sunscreens and which may be best for you.

8 Bizarre Skin-Care Ingredients and Whether to Try Them

Whether it’s a superfood like kale or a weird-sounding additive like snail slime, some skin-care products feature unexpected ingredients. Are they worth your time and money? We delved into the research to find out.

How to Care for Your Skin as You Approach Menopause

As you approach menopause (a year after not menstruating), hormonal shifts can cause symptoms including skin changes. Dryness, wrinkles, and sensitivity to UV rays increase. Here’s how to maintain skin health at this life stage.

New to Retinol? A Complete Guide to the Skin-Care Ingredient

Scientific research proves that retinols and their counterpart retinoids can help delay signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Find out how they work, how to introduce one to your regimen, risks to know, and more in this guide.

Alcohol in Skin Care: Is It Ever Okay?

Buying alcohol-free skin-care products isn’t always necessary. Find out why alcohol is used, how much is in your products, when to avoid alcohol in skin-care products, and more.

Sensitive Skin? 5 Common Beauty Mistakes to Avoid

Signs you have sensitive skin are burning, stinging, itching, or general redness after touching or applying a product. Whether you have a diagnosed skin condition like eczema or your skin’s just finicky, avoid these missteps to keep your dermis happy.

How to Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles — Without Getting Botox

Botox and other injectables like Juvederm can reduce wrinkles and fine lines, restoring youthful skin. But you can also fight signs without using needles or spending a fortune. Here are other diet, lifestyle, and dermatology procedures to consider.

A Detailed Guide on How to Exfoliate Your Skin

Whether you choose a chemical or physical exfoliator, including this step in your skin-care routine is key for revealing smoother, more radiant skin. Get tips on picking a product, exfoliating your face, avoiding over-exfoliation, and much more!
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