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The Beautiful Skin Blog — hypoallergenic

Healthy skin tip #10: Don't rub your eyes!

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Your facial skin is sensitive. That goes double for the skin around your eyes. Too much rubbing of this skin causes wear and tear! Stop rubbing or scratching around your eyes, look better.   Sounds so simple, right? But okay, why do we rub our eyes in the first place?! You're tired. We think you know the solution to this one – get consistent sleep! You're stressed. Different people find different solutions to stress and worry. We like yoga. Find the approach that works for you – it's important to manage your stress. You're allergic. Often we think of allergies causing...

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All your skincare questions in one place!

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How does my diet affect my skin? How often should I wash my face? What *really* causes acne? What cosmetic ingredients are good or bad? So many questions. You'll be happy to know we've answered these and many more in our awesome (if we do say so ourselves) Frequently-Asked-Questions article: The clean and healthy face: Your ultimate skincare FAQ. It's fun and easy to read – plus we've organized it so you can quickly find the answers to your most pressing skincare issues!

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A great resource: the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

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You know the drill – you're standing at the makeup counter, buying online, considering a purchase wherever – and you find some really mysterious gibberish on the label. "What the heck is Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate?" you ask yourself. "Is that something I really want to put on my skin?" Great question. And here's a wonderful resource for finding your answer: The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database. Here you'll find what it is, products that use it, and how safe it is on a scale of 1 to 10, based on published scientific studies. The database offers good details about any...

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What does the word "hypoallergenic" really mean?

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Allergies can make life really difficult. If you suffer from allergies – whether to food, cosmetics, dust or something else – a product labeled "hypoallergenic" might sound like it will make your life easier. And it might. Hypoallergenic products claim to cause fewer allergic reactions, and often they are created without use of specific allergens. However, there is no standard, regulation or requirement that companies must meet in order to use this word in product labeling. It's like the word "noncomedogenic" in this way. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tried off-and-on to regulate use of the word...

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