Unopened products can last three years. But once you open a bottle or jar of moisturizer and skin lotion, its ingredients (including sunscreen or Vitamin C) can deteriorate after 2 years. Since bacteria can hasten deterioration, jars where you dip you finger in lasts shorter than pumps and tubes. Heat can also speed up deterioration, so plastic packaging is better than glass … [Read more...] about How long before my moisturizer “goes bad”?
Mineral makeup's been getting a lot of hype—mainly because it's supposed to be gentler on the skin, and how it seems to create a very natural glow. But how much of mineral makeup's supposed benefits are true, and how much of it is just a product of very smart marketing? Here are the facts on mineral makeup, to help you decide whether or not it's worth the price tag, and what to … [Read more...] about Important facts on mineral makeup
Use an oil-based makeup remover to take off any water-proof or smudge-proof mascara. Put some on a cotton ball and pat against your lashes. This helps "loosen" up the product. Then, rub the cotton ball in a circular motion. … [Read more...] about What’s the best way to take off waterproof mascara?
Worried about wrinkles? Reach for retinoids. Retinoids are the only ingredient that has consistently been proven to reduce signs of aging. It smoothes fine lines and helps fade dark spots. It can also help pores look smaller. Unfortunately, retinoids need to be used with care, since they can irritate skin. Here is a simple guide to using retinoids—just one of the many useful … [Read more...] about How to Use Retinoids without Irritating Skin
Unless you've found the fountain of youth, there is no going around the fine lines and crow's feet that will eventually creep upon all of us. It's best you accept it—and do it gracefully. What you can do though is to get to know your skin better now rather than later. While we many not avoid the wrinkles, we can reduce the damage. … [Read more...] about How to Make Your Eyes Look Younger