Many over-the-counter exfoliants contain microbeads, which are tiny plastic particles less than 5mm in size. They can take any shape, but the ones used in cosmetics are spherical. Microbeads were patented in the 1970s and became a common ingredient in skin care products, toothpaste, and other health and beauty aids that require an abrasive quality.
For many years, microbeads were considered the perfect exfoliating solution for skincare products — safe, effective and inexpensive to produce. In recent years, as eco-awareness has grown and taken more precedence in the minds of consumers, major media outlets such as the New York Times began raising the issue of environmental damage caused by microbeads.
Benzoyl peroxide has a number of side effects that can range from annoying to very troubling, particularly for those with sensitive skin.
Here are eight great reasons why you should avoid acne treatments containing benzoyl peroxide and opt for gentler treatment options.
After the excitement of the end-of-year holidays, the first few months of the New Year can feel like a letdown. Spring break is a great opportunity to get away from work or school responsibilities for some much-needed rest and relaxation.
But just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean your skin care routine should fall by the wayside. Here are some spring break skincare survival guide tips on how to keep a healthy glow in your complexion, whether you’re headed for the beach or the slopes.
Did you know that upwards of $55 billion dollars (that’s billion with a B!) is spent on cosmetics annually in the United States? While cosmetics purchases can make a significant dent in your wallet, they also consume a significant amount of resources that impact the environment.
With Earth Day quickly approaching, it’s a perfect opportunity to review your beauty routine with a “green” eye. Give our planet a gift with these tips for eco-friendly methods to transform your hair and skin care habits.
Despite the hopes of millions of teenagers, becoming an adult doesn’t shut the door on those pesky acne breakouts.
What’s the story behind the epidemic of adult acne and its ever-increasing numbers? Here are some facts that may surprise you…
Dermatologists classify acne into four different types based on form and severity.
Understanding the four different types of acne will help you to identify which type of acne you so you can choose the most appropriate treatment.
Do you think the cold temperatures and brisk air of winter give you a pass on acne breakouts? The truth is that acne does not hibernate once the temperature drops.
Here is a closer look at why acne breakouts happen in winter weather along with tips to battle back:
When you’re a teenager suffering from acne, you may hold on to the faint comfort that you’ll eventually outgrow it. In reality though, acne can play a significant role in adulthood as well.
Here is a look at the nature of adult acne along with top skin care tips and suggestions from dermatologists for treatment.
Utilizing cleansers, toners or moisturizers will have very little effect on any potential acne scars remaining from prior breakouts.
The good news is there are several options available for treating acne scars that you can make yourself using natural ingredients. With a variety of natural ingredients to get rid of acne scars, you’re certain to find one or more that work for you.
Your skin is actually the largest organ in your body in both size and weight. The skin of an average adult covers an area of 20 to 22 square feet and weighs 8 to 10 pounds!
We’ve provided an outline below describing how your skin works, all of its primary parts, features and functions and why your skin’s proper care and upkeep is so critically important to your overall health.