The Beautiful Skin Blog

All your skincare questions in one place!

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!

Healthy skin tip #5: Use fewer products

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

 

Healthy skin tip #3: Shield from the sun!

Sunshine is awesome – it lightens the mood and (in moderation) helps your body produce vitamin D.

But as with almost any good thing, you can get too much sunshine. And that's not good for your skin.

UV rays from the sun are a form of radiation. Sunburn is thing that should give us a clear sign our skin doesn't handle overexposure very well. But smaller amounts of UV exposure over the long-term also add up. UV radiation weakens the skin's immune system, which can contribute to the development of melanoma and other types of skin cancer.