Moisturizer is the oldest trick in the book for healthy skin. Cleopatra famously bathed in milk, and ancient Greeks and Romans are known to have slathered their skin with handmade complexion-clearing remedies. Over the course of the last few centuries, we’ve seen a
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If you are looking for skin care products that are good for your skin and use eco-friendly packaging, you may not have to look further than Youth to the People (YTTP), which I eventually found after a steady transition from being a person who never paid too much attention to skincare. I was one of those people who used a Neutrogena makeup remover wipe and not much else, which is now a mortifying thought. When I started to notice that my skin was becoming increasingly dull and rough, I took the plunge into the world of skin care. I started
With the rise of online shopping, tailored Instagram ads, and enough TikTok videos to keep your shopping cart constantly filled, instant gratification has become somewhat of a norm in our era. But when it comes to skin care, expecting immediate results could set you up for disappointment. True, some products are formulated to work their magic overnight (think an acne-drying lotion meant to reduce redness in your flare-up), but others may take weeks to create visible results (which may explain why your hyperpigmentation seems so “stubborn”). The question becomes, then, when should we expect to see the benefits of the
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At night, I go back and forth between using a retinol and The Ordinary Lactic Acid and HA serum. I’m not going to lie, I don’t entirely know what it does—I think it exfoliates?—but I feel like it’s doing something positive to my skin. [Editor’s note: Lactic acid is an AHA and does, indeed, exfoliate.] Once again, it was a Hyram recommendation, so I just went with it. Whatever it does, it does it gently and leaves my dry skin softer and smoother.