The goodness of olive oil has been documented in countless ways and using it to cleanse your face is just one of them. While there have been many versions over the years, DHC Deep Cleansing Oil ($28) is a standout. It's olive-oil-based, making it not only excellent at melting makeup away, but also perfect for delivering natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and omega-3 nutrients to your skin. Apply it directly to dry skin while your makeup is still on, massage over your complexion, and rinse away with warm water. You'll be surprised at how clean your skin will be — without that taut, dried-out feeling.
Face powder isn't just for dusting on to set your makeup. With the right formulation and texture, it can be used as skin care, too. Korean skin care brand Amarte has come up with a way to combine cleansing and exfoliating into one step with its Daily ExfoliPowder ($35). To use, shake the powder into wetted hands, activate it by rubbing your palms together, and apply it to your face in circular motions. But here's where this cleansing exfoliator is different from the rest. Instead of physically exfoliating with beads or harsh acids, this gentle skin care product gently foams on the skin, leaving your complexion softened and brightened. The secret is corn and plant seed derivatives, which work to slough away roughness. You'll love the scent, as well: a blend of berry fruits, orange blossom, rose, and lily. You'll also love its TSA-friendly nature. Multitasker plus nonliquid equals one happy traveler.
If you're wondering why certain products don't work for you or why you still have makeup residue left over after you've washed your face, it could be because your regimen doesn't include a crucial step. Or perhaps you're not doing the steps in the right order, impeding you from getting the complexion you want. Learn the most effective way to wash your face. We make it all crystal clear.
A good cleansing towelette is a must have for every woman's arsenal of beauty products. These handy to-go wipes are perfect for tossing in your gym bag, stowing at your desk for a quick refresher, and for stashing in your nightstand for those don't-have-time-to-wash-my-face instances. We're rounding up our favorite drugstore picks, from acne-solvers to skin-brighteners that don't go over $10, so you can wipe and toss without worrying about your wallet.
Admit it: sometimes you roll over in bed without removing your makeup (oops!). It happens to the best of us. But in 2013, resolve to wash your face every night to have healthier, clearer skin. Get a few simple tricks to make remembering easy when you read on.
Sure, your mother always demanded you wash your face with soap, but bar soap might not be the best option for daily cleansing. The average soap has an alkaline pH of seven, while balanced skin is about 4.5. Ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate create the foam the gives you that clean (or tight) feeling. Soap, however, can strip away the natural oils your skin needs, therefore leading to a misbehaving complexion. Discover your soap alternative when you keep reading
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