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Healthy skin tip #5: Use fewer products

Posted on March 15, 2014 by Jennifer McKinley | 0 comments

Between skincare and makeup, women report using quite a few products – for many people it's 20 or more.

Though it seems like each product zeros in on a specific function, doctors and dermatologists agree that less is actually more.

For one thing, lots of very specific products don't deliver huge benefits. And for another, using more and more products just raises your chances of allergic reactions and mystery ingredients.

So here's the tip: Cut back on product overload. Keep it simple! Professionals in this New York Times article and this more recent one from More magazine  all recommend no more than two or three products for the morning and three before bedtime.

The two they all agree on are a gentle cleansing product [AHEM!] and – ready? – sunscreen!

The Style List has an even more radical approach to try: Taking a week off from makeup. Completely. We'll dig into that idea in a future post!

We're also very proud that our customers say Cor Silver Soap can serve many functions, replacing a lot of products with just one. In addition to cleaning and moisturizing your face, it's a gentle and effective makeup remover, and it's all we use for exfoliation. And check out Cor users' comments about complexion!

 

See earlier skincare tips on getting more sleep, managing stress

 

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