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The Real Deal: Everything You Need to Know About Retinol

The Real Deal: Everything You Need to Know About Retinol

Posted by Nikki Wisher on Oct 30th 2020

Have you ever heard or seen an ad that made a statement like “Now containing retinol!” and your only thought was, “So what? What am I missing?” People constantly hear retinol touted as this magical anti-aging ingredient that everyone over the age of twelve absolutely must have in their skincare routines. Is it really all that it’s cracked up to be? How does it even work? Wonder no more, my fellow skincare fans. Let’s dig in. Wha...
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Confession Time: The Biggest Skincare Mistakes I've Made

Confession Time: The Biggest Skincare Mistakes I've Made

Posted by Nikki Wisher on Oct 30th 2020

Okay, friends, here’s the deal: I’ve been writing about skin care for more than five years, working closely with dermatologists, aestheticians, and plastic surgeons, all of whom have given me great insights into the skin and how to treat it. With humility, I consider myself a skin care expert. In other words: I should know better. Despite that, I’ve made some real mistakes with my skin, both in the past and more recently. Quite frankly,...
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Lies, All Lies! Common Myths About Skin Hydration

Lies, All Lies! Common Myths About Skin Hydration

Posted by Nikki Wisher on Oct 30th 2020

There are certain pieces of advice that you hear left and right, and everyone seems to think they’re the first one to think up these genius ideas. “You know, you should really be drinking more water.” Really, Janet, should I? I’ve never heard before that water is important for health. As irritating as all those Janets may be, they’re also correct in more ways than they realize. Hydration is critical for your body, but it’s also essential...
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The Do's and Don'ts of Exfoliating

The Do's and Don'ts of Exfoliating

Posted by Nikki Wisher on Oct 30th 2020

In all of the skin care, one of the most common questions I hear is, “Do I really need all this stuff? All these toners and serums and creams?” The answer is no, you don’t need every category of skin care product under the sun. Many of them are meant to address a specific problem, so tossing them into your routine won’t help if you don’t have that particular issue. There are some products that just about everyone should use, though, and...
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Serums 101: What Are These Magical Skin Potions?

Serums 101: What Are These Magical Skin Potions?

Posted by Nikki Wisher on Oct 30th 2020

Do you ever get that feeling like your skin is just “meh?” Do you feel like you need something to make your skin care routine actually help you instead of keeping you treading water, but you aren’t sure what that “something” is? I’ve felt that too. I’d wander jam-packed skincare aisles in the drug store and wonder which of these hundreds of products was the missing piece for me. Then I took a turn toward skin care in my career, started lea...
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