Chapter 1. Sun Protection: The 40 Questions & Answers. No matter how sophisticated your skincare routine, you’re not fully covered unless you make sun protection a daily habit. In this FAQ Handbook, you’ll find facts about the short-term effects of too much sun – including sunburn and sun poisoning – as well as tips on preventing long-term damage, such as skin cancer, age spots and melanoma. Learn about proper SPF, sunless tanning product recommendations and how to treat and soothe sunburn.
Chapter 2. Anti-Aging: The 32 Questions & Answers. As more and more people are realizing, it’s never too early – or too late – to begin an anti-aging skincare regimen. From eliminating age spots to preventing crow’s feet, it’s important to understand the aging process and how you can take a proactive approach to maintaining healthy, youthful skin. Learn about simple lifestyle choices that can combat the signs of aging, such as caring for your hands and exfoliating weekly, and find out which habits – like your sleep position – may actually make you look older. Get the facts on how eye cream, antioxidants, sun protection and retinol fit into your anti-aging strategy.
Chapter 3. Natural Skincare: The 31 Questions & Answers. Curious about taking a more natural and eco-friendly approach to your beauty routine? Start with doing your homework on the benefits of natural ingredients like aloe vera, vitamin C and honey. Then, learn the important distinctions between natural and organic formulas, how to concoct DIY remedies for your skin type and tips on boosting your beauty regimen with aromatherapy, yoga and healthy lifestyle choices.
Chapter 4. Skin Type and Seasonal Skincare: The 30 Questions & Answers. Healthy skin begins with understanding your skin type and how to adapt your beauty routine to the changing seasons – from the challenges of summer heat to battling winter chills and dryness. Whether your skin is sensitive, dry or acne-prone, knowing how to tailor your skin care product choices and habits to your skin’s specific needs is crucial. Plus, learn how to be flexible with your skincare and makeup routine during seasonal transitions. This way, you’ll avoid weather-induced skin reactions like flakiness, breakouts and sunburn.
Chapter 5. Hair Care: The 29 Questions & Answers. Between heat styling, sun damage and seasonal changes, a proper hair care routine is essential to maintaining healthy locks year-round. Use this guide for tips on repairing damaged hair, treating conditions like lice and hair loss and maintaining color-treated hair. Plus, learn how to tailor your hair styling regimen to your unique hair type and lifestyle – from styling tips for curly-haired gals to combating chlorine damage for swimmers.
Chapter 6. Acne: The 27 Questions & Answers. Acne is an unfortunate reality for people of all ages and skin types – from women going through menopause to adolescents with dry, sensitive skin. How do you find a solution that works for your unique needs? This guide offers tips on treating and preventing acne, no matter what the cause. Read about acne-fighting ingredients that won’t irritate dry or sensitive skin types, quick-fix options for blemishes and effective treatments for blackheads and back acne. Plus, learn how to disguise acne scars with lightweight makeup and deal with acne triggers like stress and cosmetics.
Chapter 7. Body and Spa: The 25 Questions & Answers. Everybody needs some pampering now and then, not only to rejuvenate dull or problematic skin but also to get some relaxation time. Whether you’re a massage regular or are curious about a first-time facial, learn about both spa treatments and DIY options you can do at home. From the basics of professional extractions and body wraps to at-home hair removal and cellulite treatments, here’s a head-to-toe guide for giving your body some much-deserved TLC.
Chapter 8. Skincare Conditions: The 25 Questions & Answers. Struggling with an uncomfortable skin condition like rosacea, psoriasis or eczema? Wondering if there’s a cure for stretch marks or spider veins? Get a better understanding of what’s ailing you, whether it’s a chronic condition like keratosis pilaris or a temporary (and curable) issue like athlete’s foot. Here you’ll find both treatment options and effective tips for preventing a variety of skin conditions.
Chapter 9. Skincare Ingredients: The 23 Questions & Answers. With so many skincare products to choose from, how do you know which formulas are right for your skin type? The key to an effective skincare routine – whether your concern is anti-aging, rosacea or acne – is understanding the active ingredients and how they address your skin’s needs. Learn the basics about key skincare ingredients like antioxidants, peptides, retinol and hydroquinone. Once you’re better-versed in the function of different skincare ingredients, you can make more informed choices when shopping for new products and treatments.
Chapter 10. Makeup: The 21 Questions & Answers. Beauty junkies and makeup minimalists alike can benefit from this guide to demystifying makeup, from proper application techniques to tips on storage. Find out how to tailor your makeup routine to your needs and skin type, including choosing the right powder choice for dry skin, avoiding eye irritation with contact lenses and knowing when to toss expired products. Want glowing skin? We have tips on creating a healthy, polished complexion with the help of a few simple products – without causing breakouts.
Chapter 11. Skincare Routine and Lifestyle: The 20 Questions & Answers. Health and beauty aren’t just about what you put on your skin; daily lifestyle habits like sleep, diet and coffee can also affect the youthfulness and vitality of your skin. Get tips on how to boost your skin with a good moisturizer and exfoliator, treatment for under-eye circles and skincare strategies for everyone from kids to senior citizens. Plus, find out how lifestyle choices like indoor tanning and cigarette smoking can affect your skin.
Chapter 12. Men’s Skincare and Grooming: The 13 Questions & Answers. For men who want to look their best, it helps to have a little guidance – especially when it comes to skincare and grooming. Here, men get the attention they deserve with questions and answers ranging from how to eliminate age spots to tips on proper shaving. With this handy guide, any man can create an effective and low-maintenance skincare routine that works for his lifestyle and skin type.
Chapter 13. Cosmetic Procedures: The 12 Questions & Answers. Searching for a more immediate solution to the signs of aging or a more intensive treatment to eliminate acne scarring? This guide offers an informative look at your cosmetic options. Nervous about electrolysis or Botox? Wondering how long it’ll take to recuperate after an in-office procedure? Get answers to your questions about anti-aging treatments for the hands, face and body – from under-eye circles to spider veins – and more. Plus, learn the differences between laser and chemical treatments and get the low-down on hair removal.
Chapter 14. Pregnancy, Babies and Kids: The 11 Questions & Answers. With babies and kids, the key to healthy skin is gentle ingredients and proper sun protection. Get a head start by learning about safer makeup products and acne treatment formulas you can use during your pregnancy. Need help ensuring your child is adequately protected from the sun? Learn how to protect kids from sun damage with natural ingredients that can soothe sunburns and rashes, plus tips for choosing kid-friendly sunglasses.
Chapter 15. Beauty on a Budget: The 8 Questions & Answers. Want to know how to look – and feel – like a million bucks, without straining your budget? This FAQ guide offers priceless tips on how to invest in quality skincare, splurge wisely and create an affordable anti-aging regimen. Whether you’re looking for new ways to simplify your beauty routine, want to expand your skincare horizons without spending a fortune or just need cost-cutting tips during the holiday season, find out how to look gorgeous on a budget – without sacrificing quality.