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Spooktacular Halloween Looks You Can Do At Home

October, my favorite month of the year is here! I long for it all year, despite now living in a warm climate where the temperatures don’t necessarily drop enough to pull out a sweater. I’m basic, I love everything pumpkin, the changing fall colors and best of all, Halloween! Halloween makeup has come so far thanks to the talented makeup artists on YouTube giving us tutorials on how to create really amazing looks without using the goopy makeup from the Halloween store. We have three great Halloween looks for you, and just about everything you need to create them at...

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The Skincare Routine for the New Normal

With mask-wearing now being part of our new normal, you may have noticed them taking a toll on your skin. Everything from chaffing and irritation, to what I like to call “maskne” have added to our daily struggles. If you are experiencing these issues it may be time to adjust your skincare (and maskcare) routine.  Moisturize Moisturizing your face should be a twice a day occurrence. Dry skin with with a mask rubbing on it all day can lead to chaffing and irritation. To combat this, moisturize your skin morning and night after washing your face. To avoid breakouts be...

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Cleanse, Treat, Moisturize… Repeat!

If you are like me, you have a bathroom full of skincare products that you apply to your skin every day. Are you sure that you are applying them in the order they are meant to be the most effective? That is a question all of us have asked at one point and I’m going to break down the proper order for you. 

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Seriously tho… What is a serum?

The days of wash, moisturize and repeat skincare regimens are over. But what do we do with all these new-found products we have in our collection? In particular, serum. What exactly is a serum and what are the benefits of using it?  Serums are light-weight beauty products with higher concentrations of active ingredients and anti-oxidants that protect against free radicals, promote collagen and have anti-aging super powers. Well what is a free radical? Basically, pollutants and other environmental conditions create free radicals (we can’t see them) that attack the atoms in the skin and change our skin’s DNA, which speeds...

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Men’s Skincare Upgrade Tips from askderm

It’s Father’s Day 2020, the year when Dads across the globe got promoted from grill master and Mr. Fix-it to babysitter, teacher, psychologist, and entertainer.  One role we don’t often associate with Dads? Skincare expert. But why not?  Men represent the fastest-growing segment in the skincare and wellness industry, as brands new and old now have products specifically engineered for men.  Let’s dive in to why these products exist and why our guys need them.  You just might find that last-minute (or belated) Father’s Day gift, or perhaps just a little something for the man in your life for everyday...

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