Combination skin like mine can be tough to care for; you want to treat your problem areas, but don’t want to risk stressing it out more and adding fuel to the fire.
As soon as I read the description for the new Ibuki Multi Solution Gel from Shiseido, I thought it just might be the solution for sensitive or combination skin that’s prone to both breakouts and dry patches. And Shiseido, founded in Japan in 1872, has 140 years-plus logged in beauty innovation, so they know a thing or two. Continue reading Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel Review + Giveaway
You’ve probably heard a lot of skincare tips about closing the pores on your face with toner or opening your pores with hot water. The truth? Pores don’t open and close. A pore is an opening in the skin that allows sebum to flow to the surface and provide moisture, but there’s nothing that causes pores to open and close. It simply doesn’t happen!
If your pores seem large, it could be that dead skin cells that have built up in the pore. The solution: exfoliate. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and keeps pores looking smaller and cleaner. Hot water does soften the skin temporarily, making removal of dead skin easier – but it doesn’t “open” anything. Similarly, toner tightens skin and usually has acidic properties that help to remove excess dirt and moisture.
Continue reading Beauty Myth: Pores Open and Close
I rarely review skincare products – I’m ashamed to admit I’m instinctively more interested in the BandAid makeup provides for my skin problems – but this one was too good to miss. I’d run out of powder (my Victoria’s Secret Finishing Powder finally bit the dust) and I noticed the coupon could be used online, so I snagged the powder at Ulta and this stuff.
Now I have a rather embarrassing confession to make. I’ve had the most disgusting collection of blackheads in the pores in my nose since…
…wait for it…
…the SIXTH GRADE.
Continue reading Skincare Review: Neutrogena Visibly Even Skin Polishing Enzyme Treatment