Here are the articles and tips about skin care you'll find on Beauty Top To Toe. These are mainly focused on the face. You'll find articles about looking after your body in the body care section. Also see this link for more on skin care.

10 Winter Skin Tips To Ignore

winter skin tips

There’s no doubt about it. Skin suffers in winter, so you’ll want to take special care so that your skin stays dewy and soft. But sometimes we can be our own worst enemies and not realize that we are making things worse rather than better. I came across a great article1 by Elizabeth Flahive recently on winter skin care tips and the myths to be aware of as you look after your skin in cold weather. Here are the 10 myths you need to know about according to Elizabeth plus my take on the subject. 1 MYTH: Use Thicker Cream […] Read more »

Top Skin Care Tips For The Holiday Season

skin care tips for the holidays

So many things can take their toll on your skin during the holiday season, it’s so not funny. You are up to your eyeballs in stress, you party all night, you eat for six (and all the wrong things) and then you want to look your best! Better have some strategies in place to cope so you don’t suffer a mass skin breakout that lasts the whole of December! Here are the top skin care tips to help you have great skin over the holidays right into January and beyond. 1 Keep an Eye on Your Alcohol Consumption Your skin […] Read more »

Best Dry Skin Moisturizers For Very Dry Skin

skin like parched earth

I came across this helpful video and article by Sali Hughes at the Guardian (one of the quality newspapers in the UK, in case you don’t recognize the publication). She takes us through the best dry skin moisturizers available for dealing with facial dry skin. Sali makes the point that although there are some great cheap moisturizers for very dry skin for use on the body (such as Vaseline, Eucerin and E45) you can’t use the same cheap products on your face especially if you want to use makeup. Makeup just doesn’t sit well on top of those formulas. You […] Read more »

Beauty Resolution #1: Prevent Dry Scaly Skin Patches On My Arms

prevent dry scaly skin on arms

I’m always astonished at what seems to happen to my arms in a few short months. They disappear into my sleeves at the end of summer and when I get them out again in spring ready to face their public, I have patches of rough dry scaly skin rather than smooth healthy skin. How does that happen? I mean I don’t treat my arms any differently in winter. I use the same level of exfoliation, same moisturizing shower gel but somehow my arms decide not to cooperate any more. I could understand it if my arms were exposed to the […] Read more »

10 Steps to Combat Dry Skin in Winter

winter dry skin

Even if you don’t normally suffer from dry skin, you may find that when the temperature and levels of humidity drop outside and harsh winds blow, your skin starts to suffer. The lack of moisture outside and the increase in heating inside affect the skin’s natural lipid layer and you end up with dry winter skin if you don’t take special care to protect it. Not to worry though, there is plenty you can do to help your skin through harsh winter conditions inside and out. Follow this ten point plan for your face and body and your skin should […] Read more »

How To Get Rid Of Clogged Pores

How to get rid of clogged pores

When the pores in your skin are behaving themselves they are pretty much invisible, yet they have a vital role in keeping your skin moisturized and healthy. They are the means by which oil from the sebaceous glands and moisture from the sweat glands reach the surface of your skin and stop your skin cracking and drying out. It’s when you system starts producing more oil and/or dead skin cells than the pores can cope with, that they get blocked and then you need to know how to get rid of clogged pores, because clogged pores are a breeding ground […] Read more »

The Best Supplements, Food and Vitamins for Dry Skin

vitamins for dry skin

You can treat dry skin with creams, oils and lotions to prevent it feeling so parched but you can also help get rid of dry skin by eating the right things. And if the right things are not likely to feature in your everyday diet any time soon you can take supplements and vitamins for dry skin instead to keep your skin healthy from the inside. The great thing about this is that you will have a beneficial effect on all your skin in one go, keeping it healthy all over your body so your dry elbows, hands, scalp and […] Read more »

Face Masks For Dry Skin

face masks for dry skin

If your skin feels rough, dry and flaky and in need of some tender loving care, moisturizing face masks designed to rejuvenate your skin can make a world of difference. There are some great choices in face masks for dry skin. Whether you choose to buy or create a natural homemade mask, you will not struggle to find what you need, whatever your budget. If you don’t mind a bit of work and wearing the contents of your fridge and store cupboard on your face, you’ll find a whole heap of homemade dry skin mask recipes below. They have all […] Read more »

Best Facial Cleansing Brush For Soft Clear Skin

clean your face with a facial brush

There are so many benefits from using an exfoliating brush on your face, that everyone should own a face brush and use it regularly. Facial brushing is particularly great for those of us on a budget who want our skin to look its best. Expensive anti-wrinkle and anti-aging creams contain chemical agents such as retinol and alpha hydroxil acid which have an exfoliating effect, revealing new more youthful skin by getting rid of the uppermost layer of dead skin cells. But you can obtain the exact same effect with much less expense by using a facial brush followed by ordinary […] Read more »

How to Exfoliate For Clear Beautiful Skin

Exfoliate for beautiful clear skin

Exfoliation is one of most important things you can do if you want clear beautiful skin. The problem is that the layer of skin cells you see on the surface (the so called horny layer) is actually a layer of dead skin and the longer it sticks around the less vibrant your skin looks and the more likely you are to have problems. If you know how to exfoliate your skin, you can make sure that you get rid of the oldest cells and you will reveal the brighter and softer skin hiding behind. If you have problem skin, the […] Read more »