Skin Care

A Guide to Hair Removal

Though it is more acceptable nowadays, body hair was once an incredible taboo. Legs were kept shaven and moustaches ripped out at the roots all in the name of beauty. Seriously, in some cultures hairlines were plucked individually to give the illusion of a larger forehead. As a whole, we …
Skin Care

How to Depuff Your Eyes

When you first wake up, there are a myriad of skin care steps you may choose to take. Some people opt to just wash their face with water or perhaps a gentle cleanser. Others may have a more in depth, labor intensive routine to combat acne, dryness, oiliness, or any …
Skin Care

Suncare Dos and Don’ts

Summer is upon those of us in the northern hemisphere, which means no school and time to play in the sun. Beach trips, lounging by the pool, and backyard barbecues are all quintessential summer events, all of which place you outside. Though the sunkissed, bronzed glow that comes from spending …
Frequently Asked Questions

Is EDTA Safe in Cosmetics?

When we choose our skin care and cosmetic products, we are hoping to enhance our features. Companies market something for seemingly every concern, be it dry skin, overly zealous oil production, or acne, there seems to be at least ten products all claiming to be the absolute best thing on …
Acne

Does Drinking Water Help to Clear Up Acne?

If social media has taught us anything, it is that staying hydrated is absolutely vital. I mean, sure, we knew that before, but now you cannot get on any social networking site without seeing at least one “drink more water” meme on most days. Funnily enough, this very well may …
Skin Care

Does Freckle Removal Cream Really Work?

How to Get Rid of Freckles? Freckles are forever characterized as cute. A splattering of them across your nose and cheeks brings forth a sweet, innocent look that many people adore. A trend has even begun to spread where people use eyeliner or eyeshadow to draw faux freckles on their …
Acne

How Long Does It Take for a Pimple to Form?

How long does it take for a zit to form? To rip off the Lion King, everything around us takes part in the circle of life. We are born, we live, and then we pass on to whatever lies after Earth. Butterflies, dogs, people, and everything in between all play …
Skin Care

Benefits of Shea Butter for Skin

It can be scary to read the labels of your lotions, toners, acne creams, and other cosmetic products. Seriously, what even are half of the ingredients listed? Harmful chemicals like sodium laureth sulfate and formaldehyde show up, causing some pretty valid concerns in consumers across the globe. Many people are …
Acne

Can I Use Saw Palmetto For Acne? Is it Safe?

The search for an acne cure can take us to some pretty strange places. Mayo masks, black light therapy, and a host of other kooky remedies all have had their moment in the spotlight recently through social media. It seems there is always some new weird remedy somewhere out there, …
Skin Care

Is Olive Oil Good For Your Face?

A healthier alternative to canola and vegetable oil, olive oil is a staple in most kitchens in America and across the globe. Almost every recipe you can think of involves some sort of oil and in lieu of recent health crazes, countless people are opting for the antioxidant rich option …