• dry vs dehydrated skin

    Dry VS Dehydrated Skin: How To Tell The Difference

    Can skin be oily AND dry at the same time? Your skin has always been an oily nightmare. It has visible shiny patches on your forehead, gigantic pores on your t-zone and is always riddled with a pimple… or ten. But now winter’s coming round, you’re experiencing a sense of… tightness? Worse, it has even […]

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  • mad hippie cleansing oil

    Do You Really Need To Double Cleanse?

    You’d think washing your face would be easy… When I was a kid, my mom told me to use plain old soap and water. It made my face squeaky clean… and dry as a bone. In my teens, I graduated to foaming cleansers. That worked better. I got clean skin without the dryness. Until I […]

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  • cerave hydrating cleanser

    My Most Recommended Cleanser For Dry Skin

    Do you feel like giving up on cleansing in winter? No matter what you do, your skin ALWAYS feels so tight and dry after cleansing. Blame it on surfactants. They help oils and dirt mix with water so they can easily be rinsed off. But if your skin’s dry and sensitive, they’ll remove too much […]

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  • the ordinary lactic acid 10 + ha 2 01

    The Best (And Cheapest) Exfoliant For Sensitive Skin

    Remember when you had to sell a kidney to get your lactic acid fix (yes, I’m looking at you Sunday Riley Good Genes)? Now you can get your hands on it for less than two Starbucks coffees. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% has put lactic acid firmly on the drugstore skincare map […]

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  • how antioxidants fight pollution

    How Pollution Damages Skin (And 2 Ways To Fight It)

    All my life, I couldn’t wait to escape from Senigallia. It’s a charming small town. The kind of place where you spend all your summers on its velvety beach and the rest of the year hanging out in one of the few pubs on its outskirts, gossiping about your friends and colleagues. There’s nothing else […]

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