Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion: Old School Relief for Dry Skin

You know when I started to feel like a real grown-up lady? It was the day I turned my back on drugstore skincare and decided to brave the lions in the cosmetics department. I wasn't going to use Noxema or Clearasil any more -- that was for kids. I was going to be sophisticated, like the upper classwomen in my college dorm. I was going to use Clinique....more

I agree. sometimes all you want/ need is moisture for your skin.



I ...more

Exfoliate for Brighter Skin: Out With the Old, in With the New

This time of year can do a number on your skin; the combination of cold weather outdoors and warm air indoors leaves your hands and face and limbs feeling dry and, well, sad. Take five minutes to exfoliate and uncover a whole new you.Exfoliating is a simple way to refresh tired winter skin; sloughing off the dead, dry top layer (eew) gives you a glow that no makeup can match. But you don't need a fancy cream or scrub to bring out the best in your skin -- a washcloth will do just fine....more

Proactiv: A story of love and loathing

sssssssssssssI cannot believe I'm about to admit this. In fact the second I say this my face is going to erupt in painful cystic acne once again and my dermatologist will be injecting Benzoyl peroxide directly into my pores. So here goes: I like Proactiv. No, I...I love Proactiv. And that noise you just heard was my brand new linens screaming in horror due to imminent bleaching....more

I too have had a love-love-sorta-hate relationship with Proactiv.  I was signed up in ...more

Skin Care Basics Everyone Should Know (Yes, Even You)

I have a friend who has beautiful skin -- smooth and even, with nary a wrinkle in sight. But recently, her mother called her and said, "We need to have a talk. You need to take better care of your skin. You're 35, after all -- it's time!" Despite the fact that my friend's skin is truly lovely, I had to agree with her mother. It's never too early to start babying your face.Fortunately, a good skin care routine doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. In fact, the best skin care routine is simple and minimal; this really is a case of less is more....more

Agreed -- I use an SPF 50 every day, rain or shine, INCLUDING the days that I never leave the ...more

Benefits of Antioxidants on your skin

ANTIOXIDANTS AND YOUR SKIN     What are Antioxidants and how do they work?   ...more

I'm Not A Teenager, So Why Do I Still Have Acne? Can Retin-A Help?

I went to the dermatologist for the first time in my life last week...At the ripe old age of 42, I thought it was about time. I decided it was time to go for several reasons: ...more

I have to agree with Jennifer. I struggled with adult acne my whole adult life. I tried ...more

Going Green :] – Eco skin care and makeup

I have been trying so many different brands of skin care and makeup during the years to find some that really is gentle but still gives the skin what it need.  Lots of money have been spent on rather expensive product but without any positive results and sometimes even making the skin react in a negative way. ...more

Would you buy your Mom “age-defying” cream for Mother’s Day?

There are some gifts that, no matter how well-intentioned, just aren't a good idea to give to a woman.* A new vacuum cleaner. A blender. A gift certificate for WeightWatchers. With Mother's Day around the corner, I started thinking about whether expensive anti-aging creams fall into that category. ...more

Need SPF and anti-aging wizardry? Try Olay's Pro-X line

It's finally (finally!) the time of year when shopping for sunscreen starts to sound like a good idea. And not just stuff to wear to the beach--stuff to wear every day. (Yes, I said every day, missy. Or don't come whining to me when you're fifty and look like a Shar-Pei.) The matter gets a little more complicated for those of us of the aging persuasion. As much as I love the idea of ramping up my SPF numbers, I'm wary. I don't want to deal with clogged pores or stinging, both of which have happened to me with SPF30 sunscreens. ...more