Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tag: Skincare

Why Augustinus Bader Is ‘The Best Skin-Care in the World’

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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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How Long It Takes Skin-Care Products to Work

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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A Simpler Skin-Care Plan for Stressed-Out Skin

Boston-based dermatologist Ranella Hirsch traces the beginning of an ongoing surge in skin-care experimentation to last May, when people realized that stay-at-home orders weren’t going to lift anytime soon. “The aesthetician closed down, the dermatologist offices closed, and suddenly it was this perfect storm of people all online together with a lot of free time,” she says. Some started taking matters into their own hands. At the same time, many dermatologists, who were also stuck at home, expanded their social media presence, supported by a following eager for information. Hirsch, who is known for her straightforward and often hilarious skin-care … Read more

Corinne Foxx Drops Her Skin-Care Routine

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.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

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Emily VanCamp Drops Her Skin-Care Routine

Emily VanCamp doesn’t mess around, both when playing badass agent Sharon Carter in Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and when it comes to her skin-care routine. When I signed on for our Zoom, the 34-year old actor came prepared with a written list of her favorite products in order to keep organized. 

But that doesn’t mean it’s all business. VanCamp considers her skin-care routine a self-care ritual. “I wasn’t always like that, but I think when I entered into my 30s, I realized I needed to make skin care a little bit more of a priority,” she says.

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Which At-Home Skin-Care Devices Are Safe To Use?

If this makes you just a little wary, you’re in fabulous company. “My fear is, how do you know which devices to trust?” asks Shereene Idriss, a New York City dermatologist. At times, the marketing of devices is at odds with dermatological opinion. She’s wary of at-home rollers, for example, especially the fancier, less-disposable ones. She recommends using an at-home roller 5–10 times before switching it out. In contrast, one at-home roller sold online advises switching out the needles, at minimum, every 20-plus uses.

Things are even cloudier above the skin’s surface. Idriss shares a bone-chilling tale about patients

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