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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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The Myths and Facts of Sun Care

As we enter Skin Cancer Awareness Month and slowly begin venturing outside it is important to know the myths and facts behind sun care.  Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and also one of the most preventable and treatable when detected early. While that sounds nice, Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, can spread to other parts of your body resulting in more risks as you undergo treatment for those cancers. It is best to know your facts to prevent skin cancer and save your skin from painful sunburn. Myth - Base Tan Prevents Sunburn...

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Skincare for Every Version of You

Life at home has become a bit crazy with all of us following safer at home guidelines. Our everyday routine has been thrown out the window and chaos has entered in its place. Most of us are wearing more hats than our closet can hold and personally, I don’t even like hats. We are building new routines and learning our new roles, but those roles effect our skin and mental well-being. Thankfully there are skincare solutions for each of them.   The Teacher I think it is safe to say this is everyone’s least favorite new role. The apps aren’t...

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Relax & unwind with a spa day at home!

Social distancing has you cooped up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a #selfcaresaturday in the comfort and safety of your own home. Get your at-home spa stocked up and use our guide to help you pamper yourself and forget about the worries in the world for a moment. Set the Tone First, tidy up your bathroom, make it look crisp and clean just like at your favorite spa - decluttering your space helps you declutter your mind. Then get out the good towels, you know, those extra soft ones that just feel oh, so right. Set the music,...

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