How to (Safely) Fade a Tan (If That’s What You Want to Do)

How to (Safely) Fade a Tan (If That’s What You Want to Do)

If there were an official AB FAQ, "How do I fade a tan?" would be right near the top, yet it's one of the easiest to answer (though not to do). To fade a tan, you don't need products marketed as "whitening." You'll need sun protection, progressive exfoliation, melanin inhibition, and a buttload of time and patience. Affiliate [...]

Review: Mizon Honey Black Sugar Scrub

Review: Mizon Honey Black Sugar Scrub

You ever like a product so much that even though you know you shouldn't use it all the time, you end up using it way more than you should even though that's kind of a bad idea, but it's just so enjoyable and the results are so nice? I'm that way about Mizon Honey Black Sugar Scrub, [...]

Review: Mizon Seaweed Jelly Scrub, a Scrub for Those Who Fear Scrubs

Review: Mizon Seaweed Jelly Scrub, a Scrub for Those Who Fear Scrubs

These days, it seems there are two kinds of people: those who love a good old-fashioned facial scrub, and those who either won't, or can't, take so much as a single exfoliating grain on their skin. (A damaged acid mantle and/or prescription retinoids can make skin extremely sensitive to abrasion, for example.) Mizon's Seaweed Jelly [...]

Spring/Summer 2015 Routine Overhaul Status: Complete!

Spring/Summer 2015 Routine Overhaul Status: Complete!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: flexibility is critical to maintaining healthy skin. Your skin is a complex living ecosystem, subject to all sorts of ever-changing influences, like diet, lifestyle, stress levels, living environment, overall climate, and day-to-day fluctuations in the weather. And if that wasn't complicated enough, just about anyone's skin [...]

Review: Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off Face Scrub + Some Safe Scrub Tips

Review: Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off Face Scrub + Some Safe Scrub Tips

Though I love chemical exfoliation for daily skin maintenance, sometimes nothing beats a scrub. A good scrub instantly enlivens your complexion and gives you that baby-cheek softness you just can't stop touching. (Wash your hands first, though.) But not just any scrub will do. Today I want to talk about Skinfood's best-of-breed face scrub, the Skinfood [...]