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A Beginner’s Guide to Sensitive Skin: Learn the BasicsA Beginner’s Guide to Sensitive Skin: Learn the Basics

Whether you have a condition such as eczema or your skin tends to react to certain triggers such as fragrances or weather, you may have sensitive skin. Even though the causes of skin sensitive vary from person to person, there are some universal ways in which to treat and prevent reactions. Read on to find out more about how to care for your sensitive skin.

Understanding Estheticians and Dermatologists: FAQs about Skin Professions and Personal SkincareUnderstanding Estheticians and Dermatologists: FAQs about Skin Professions and Personal Skincare

Ever wondered about the difference between an esthetician and a dermatologist? Under what circumstances should you see an esthetician, and when is it imperative you visit a dermatologist instead? Get the facts on these two skin care professions and how you can benefit from what they both have to offer your skin.

20 Skincare Tips That Work For Every Type: Part Two20 Skincare Tips That Work For Every Type: Part Two

If you’ve mastered the tips offered in “20 Skincare Tips that Work for Every Type: Part One,” such as making better skincare shopping decisions and improving the quality of your everyday skincare habits, it’s time to learn about how your lifestyle choices factor into the skin health equation. Read on for our top 10 tips.

20 Skincare Tips That Work For Every Type: Part One20 Skincare Tips That Work For Every Type: Part One

Don’t get caught up in price tags and seven-step processes! These 10 tips work for every skin type and make it easy to achieve your best skin yet. Refresh your skincare habits and try out some of these tips that work for all skin types – your skin will thank you. And stay tuned for Part Two of this series.

Top 100 Beauty & Fashion BlogsTop 100 Beauty & Fashion Blogs

Looking for the latest in fashion and beauty trends, skincare solutions, cosmetics and natural products? Our updated list of 100 beauty blogs covers everything you need to know to guide you through a gorgeous year, including tips on fragrances, nail trends, hair and fashion.

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Q: What foods are rich in B vitamins?

A: Many types of food contain B vitamins, including green leafy vegetables, beans, fish and other meats. There are eight B vitamins in the B vitamin complex, including vitamin B6, folate and vitamin B12. To find out more about how to incorporate specific B vitamins into your diet, you can check out the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements Web site.

Q: What are some tips for keeping my sensitive skin from drying out in the winter?

A: Take shorter showers in water that’s warm – not scalding hot. Pat skin dry, and make sure to moisturize immediately after showering. You can also run a humidifier to increase humidity in your house.

Q: Can exfoliation benefit sensitive skin?

A: Even though exfoliation can benefit all skin types, it might do more harm than good to some sensitive complexions. By definition, exfoliation removes the outer protective layer of skin. If you have sensitive skin, avoid harsh chemical exfoliators such as glycolic acid. Always patch test a potential exfoliator, and talk to your dermatologist about what types of exfoliation techniques are right – if any – for your skin.

Q: How can I tell if my tap water is either too hard or too soft?

A: Usually the way your face feels after you cleanse is the best clue – is it tight and dry, or is there soap residue? Real Simple recommends checking with the Environmental Protection Agency website to find out more about the water in your area.

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