Q: I have oily, acne prone skin that gets worse with every foundation I’ve tried during the summer. Is there a way to avoid this?

A: To avoid potentially irritating ingredients, choose products that are non-greasy, oil-free, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. Consider mineral based products, such as Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Pressed Mineral Powder SPF 20 - Golden Glow or Too Faced Amazing Face Foundation - Vanilla Crème, which contain mild ingredients and absorb oil.

Q: I have really fair, sensitive skin and burn easily. What’s the best type of sunscreen for my skin?

A: People with particularly sun sensitive skin should use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. What most people don’t know is it’s not just the SPF rating that is important when using sunscreen, but it’s how often the formula is applied. Always apply sunscreen at least every 2 hours when outside all day. Those with fair skin, however, are better off reapplying sunscreen every 1-2 hours. Try a product such as Avene High Protection Cream SPF 50 – which is great for those sensitive to chemical sunscreens – or Supergoop SPF 40 Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen with Olive Polyphenols – which is hypoallergenic and extra hydrating.

Q: My lips get horribly chapped during the hot weather. What can I do to treat chapped lips?

A: First, prevent chapped lips by using a balm that contains SPF and nourishing ingredients such as squalane, petrolatum, castor seed oil, shea butter and sunflower seed oil. A great choice for preventing and treating chapped lips is Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm, which contains a blend of squalane, caster oil and petrolatum along with thermal spring water to soothe. Another great option is Elizabeth Arden Nourishing Lip Balm SPF 20, which protects against UVA/UVB and also contains petrolatum caster seed oil and shea butter.

Q: I can’t seem to get the acne on my back under control. This area is hard to reach for applying topical treatments. Any tips?

A: Consider using a topical spray that’s specially formulated and designed to reach and treat the toughest back blemishes. Glytone Back Acne Spray features 2% salicylic acid to fight acne and restore healthy, balanced skin.

Q: I break out very easily – especially when I apply sunscreen. What can I do to prevent SPF-induced blemishes without compromising my complexion?

A: Use sunscreen that’s formulated for the face. Look for “oil-free” on the label to avoid any pore-clogging ingredients that contribute to the formation of acne.


Beat the Summer Heat: The Top 5 Most Soothing Moisturizers of 2014Beat the Summer Heat: The Top 5 Most Soothing Moisturizers of 2014

Not sure what to look for in a summer moisturizer? Luckily, we have top tips for how to pick the perfect formula. From sensitive to aging skin, read on for a go-to list of moisturizers to soothe and hydrate thirsty, sun-soaked skin.

Summer Beauty Struggles Solved: 10 Simple Solutions for Stress-Free Skin and Hair in Hot WeatherSummer Beauty Struggles Solved: 10 Simple Solutions for Stress-Free Skin and Hair in Hot Weather

Summer is the time to relax, let go and embrace your natural beauty. But in between the BBQs, ball games and trips to the beach, there may be little time left to deal with seasonal beauty challenges. From greasy skin to lifeless locks, here are simple ways to survive summer’s worst hair and skin care struggles.

Hot Weather Beauty for the Pool or Beach: Summer Beach Bag EssentialsHot Weather Beauty for the Pool or Beach: Summer Beach Bag Essentials

Summer is officially here, and for many that means long, lazy days spent lounging by the water. But every bathing beauty knows that the sun’s heat can leave even the healthiest hair and skin feeling lackluster and dehydrated. To maintain moisture and shine, a good defensive strategy is a must – check out our simple how-to guide to maintaining a fresh summertime glow.

Natural Beauty for Healthy Skin and Hair: The Herbal Benefits of Thyme Natural Beauty for Healthy Skin and Hair: The Herbal Benefits of Thyme

Looking for a natural alternative for battling skin infections, acne or hair loss? According to recent studies, a common garden herb may offer a solution to these skin and hair woes. Thyme has been shown to reduce inflammation and fight the bacteria and fungi that lead to skin infections such as athlete’s foot. Read on to find out more about the potential benefits of this multifaceted herb and how to make it a part of your everyday routine.

Skin Care Specific to Sunny, Hot Weather: A Beach Lover’s Guide to Healthy Summer Skin – Part 2Skin Care Specific to Sunny, Hot Weather: A Beach Lover’s Guide to Healthy Summer Skin – Part 2

If the beach is your go-to spot for summer fun, then it’s essential to protect your skin from unsightly – and potentially deadly – damage from the sun. From the most powerful sunscreens to the faking the perfect sun-kissed color – here’s the beach lover’s guide to healthy summer skin.

Beauty Handbooks

Hot Weather Beauty Handbook: Sun-Proof Skincare Tips, Makeup & Fashion. Tired of melting makeup, limp locks and the dreaded sunburn? Keeping your hair and makeup looking fresh isn’t easy in the midst of a heat wave, but with the right guide book, you can bring the fun back into your summer beauty regimen. Read on for articles on hot-weather skincare, trendy fashion advice and sun-safe beauty tips.

Fashion & Beauty Handbook. Whether you’re a seasoned fashionista or simply want to boost your everyday style, our guide to getting gorgeous can point you in the right direction. Find out how to choose key pieces for your wardrobe and revamp your hair and makeup routine for a fresh, pulled-together look for every age, season and occasion.

Office Beauty Handbook: Skincare Guide to a Professional Appearance in the Workplace. The key to professional success isn’t just credentials and job performance. Confidence and presence are essential factors in helping you achieve your goals in the workplace. And whether you’re a makeup maven or a minimalist, creating an office-appropriate look is the first step to exuding inner confidence. Get tips on polishing your appearance to make the right impression with our complete Office Beauty Handbook, featuring articles on everything from looking your best for an interview to unwinding with some post-work pampering.

Sensitive Skincare Handbook. Sensitive skin comes with a variety of symptoms, ranging from acne breakouts to allergic reactions. Looking for solutions to your sensitive skin challenges? Understanding triggers can help you create an effective skincare routine for all skin conditions, ages and seasons. Read on for tips and treatments to keep sensitive skin healthy and beautiful year-round.

Men’s Skincare Handbook. Even the most low-maintenance man can benefit from healthy skincare. Whether men are looking for daily staples to add to their grooming regimen or want to take preventative measures against aging and sun damage, this guide has tips for creating a simple, effective routine for men of all ages and skin types.

FAQs Handbook Chapter 4: Skin Type and Seasonal Skincare - The 30 Questions & Answers. When you’ve got a beauty issue that needs attention, it pays to be proactive. With our comprehensive FAQs guide, learn the ins and outs of skincare, makeup, hair treatments, healthy lifestyle habits and more. This section provides answers to questions about tailoring your beauty routine to your unique skin type and making adjustments according to seasonal changes.

Clarisonic Product Handbook. Clarisonic is a trusted name in skincare. The company’s skin cleansing and anti-aging systems are clinically proven to make skin clearer and more youthful-looking than ever imagined. Learn more about these state-of-the-art devices and how they can help your skin achieve radiance.

Skincare & Beauty Calendar: Twelve-Month Guide to Complete Skin Transformation. A new year means a brand new opportunity to improve the health and appearance of your skin — and we’re here to help. Join us on our 12-month journey toward a transformed skin care routine. Here’s the step-by-step plan for the best skin of your life.

Continue reading »


Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System: Fight Wrinkles with Anti-Aging Technology

Struggling with signs of aging? Particularly wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes? You’ve probably tried every anti-aging product on the market. Take a look at the Clarisonic Opal and you’ll never again need to waste your money on ineffective creams and serums. Find out more about the benefits of this unique product.

More »


Expert Round Table Interview Part 1: Dermatologist Dr. Annie Chiu Answers Questions of Editorial Team About Everyday Beauty and Skincare

Looking for an expert’s opinion about everyday skincare and beauty? Are you always in a rush and need skincare products that are long-lasting but require minimal time and effort to use? See what board-certified cosmetic and general dermatologist Dr. Annie Chu recommends for nail care, fighting acne and even BB and CC creams.

More »


La Roche Posay Toleriane Facial Cream Soothing protective skin care."
Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer This cream is a supremely hydrating and nourishing moisturizer formulated to soften wrinkles, repair the skin barrier, and maintain its youthful suppleness. "
Bliss FatGirl Slim Starter Kit A four-piece introductory kit to Bliss' signature body-toning spa treatment. "

"The information provided on is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. If you have a medical question or concern regarding any news item or article on this news magazine, please consult your physician..."