There’s nothing spookier than waking up to dull, blemished skin following a night of Halloween fun. Whether you’re decked out in costume and makeup for a late-night party or to trick-or-treat with your kids, these tips will keep your face glowing long after the flame from the jack-o-lantern is gone.
Moles have graced some of the prettiest and most famous faces of pop culture, from Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor to Cindy Crawford and Blake Lively. In the eighteenth century, moles were so highly regarded and coveted that many people often embellished their appearance by cosmetically applying them.
Ghoulish costumes, spooky settings and sugar-induced frenzies all contribute to making Halloween the most frightening night of the year. But you don’t have to be dressed as the Bride of Frankenstein or a wicked witch to experience a scary skin situation. Conditions like redness, acne, dark marks and dry, flaky skin, can happen at any time.
Keratosis Pilaris: A common skin condition, also known as “chicken skin” or “goose flesh,” characterized by rough, bumpy skin on the upper arms and tops of the thighs.
If you’re experiencing an unwanted skin souvenir in the form of tiny, rough, slightly red bumps on your arms, thighs or backside, you are not alone. This condition is called keratosis pilaris and is estimated to affect approximately 40% of adults and up to 80% of adolescents. Keratosis pilaris is a build-up of a protein called keratin at the opening of the hair follicle. This build-up produces spiky overgrowths of skin that can worsen as weather turns cooler and drier.
Along with increased stress and less face-to-face time with others, there’s one more potential wrinkle that comes from being connected 24/7.
Staring down at your smartphone, tablet and laptop too often could be giving you a neck that looks much older than you are—a condition some experts are calling “tech neck.” But before you swear off tech, know that there are some simple things you can do to help stave off lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and other telltale signs of “tech neck.”
As you’re swapping swimsuits for sweaters to prepare for the cooler, crisper days of autumn, it’s also a great time to rethink your skincare habits and make a few seasonal tweaks to your skincare routine. To get you started, I am sharing three tips to help give your skin a fresh start for fall.
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