This winter has so far been quite bitter especially if you live in the Northern United States. However most of us have obligations requiring venturing out and facing the blistery cold outdoors. Regardless of our age or gender, we all need to pay extra special attention to how we take care of our skin, especially during the cold, sometimes harsh winter months. Frigid, arid, outdoor air coupled with heat from forced-air indoors, can be an extremely challenging combination for our skin. These extremes cause the skin to lose its ability to retain moisture and as a result, it becomes dry, cracked and itchy. It is a condition that does not discriminate.

When summer arrives, the Internet is flooded with information about proper skin care to prevent early aging and skin damage. But, what about skiers? Winter season is often overlooked in the skin care “advice” arena and this is a big mistake. Winter conditions are just as dangerous to your skin as the strong summer sun.

Before shopping for natural skin care products, it is important to know the exact problem you are trying to address with these products to ensure you get exactly what you need. Dry skin is one of the leading reasons people use moisturizers and hydrators, so we are going to take a quick look at some of the causes of this condition.

It is estimated that over 50 percent of the over-21 population takes a drink at least once a month. That is a fairly staggering number. While hangovers and drunk driving are some of the commonly discussed repercussions of drinking too much, you should also consider the overall alcohol effects on skin and your health. You just may be surprised at both the long and short-term affects of drinking too much.

It always seems as though people wake up one day and Father Time has caught up to them. All those years of baking in the sun, smoking, or drinking will eventually take their toll, even if you look great right now. We would encourage you to not only live a healthier lifestyle, but also to take preventative measures with these anti-aging tips.

The skin care industry is one of the most thriving industries in the world. Both men and women are looking for ways to look younger and fight back the natural signs of aging. Cosmeceuticals are one of the hottest topics in skin care based upon the claims companies associate with products that contain them.

Anti-aging skin care…it seems as though every magazine you read or every site you go to on the Internet is talking about it. After all, isn’t that why you came to our site? Today, there are some “hot” product ingredients that you will hear mentioned, but what do they actually do? We have put together some of the more popular ingredients below so you can be a bit more informed as you read down the product labels of your favorite anti-aging skin care products.

It is very easy to get lost in all of the product choices for skin care these days. However, it is important to remember one very critical element…water. Yes, plain old water. Will it create beautiful skin on its own? No. But, can it affect the overall health of your skin if you not getting enough water on a daily basis? Absolutely!

Our skin is affected by just about everything around our body and just about everything we put into our body. Pollution, sunshine, wind, water, etc…all affect our skin in some way. Maintaining a youthful appearance is not easy, but that is why we are here for you!

Age spots, liver spots, sun spots…so many names for the same thing. Since they are in no way related to your liver, let’s just toss that one out right away. Sun spots, though, that actually hits the nail right on the head. Age spots are actually caused by exposure to UV rays and sun over long periods of time. They appear in the form of darker “spots” on your skin.