Don’t Just Slather — Be Smart About Hydrating Your Dry Winter Skin

  It's right around this time of year that my skin starts to get that "tight" feeling around my cheekbones and eyes by midday. This never used to happen, having had more normal-oily combination skin all my life, as opposed to dry-oily. But now that I'm in my 40s, what was once the happy-normal half of … Continue reading Don’t Just Slather — Be Smart About Hydrating Your Dry Winter Skin

How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated All Day, 24-7

  I've got super finicky skin. It's not sensitive in the typical sense — I don't usually break out from new skin care products or have rosacea or anything. But I still suffer from hormonal breakouts (when will it end???), battle an oil slick of a T-zone in the summer and more recently, dry up … Continue reading How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated All Day, 24-7

Cleaning Up With Micellar Water: A Review of Bioderma (and 3 Alternatives Available in the U.S.)

  When I travel abroad, one of my favorite things to do is go beauty shopping, especially for items I can't get back in the States. When La Roche-Posay first came out with their then-cutting edge, sun stable ingredient Mexoryl SX, which protects against those insidious aging UVA rays, it was available in Europe, but the … Continue reading Cleaning Up With Micellar Water: A Review of Bioderma (and 3 Alternatives Available in the U.S.)