Skin, Lip and Body Care

How to Protect Your Skin from the Damaging Effects of Pollution

Smoke. Vehicle exhaust. Factory emissions. Dust. It’s all bad for the environment, but did you know that it’s also bad for your skin? We’ve talked about how pollution can damage skin here on CV Skinlabs many times in the past, and recent studies have shown that we’ve been right—pollution actually ages you, and can make

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Alternative Therapies and Lifestyle

7 Adaptogens That Can Help Your Skin Cope with Stress

Most of us are under a lot of stress these days. It seems we never have time to just relax, right? Believe it or not, your skin goes through daily stress, too. It’s affected by the internal stress you feel, as well as by external assaults from the sun, pollution, and weather. Hopefully you’re already

Breast Cancer + Skin, Lip and Body Care

How to Treat Dry Skin, Radiation Burns, and More from Breast Cancer Treatments

If you’re going through cancer treatments, you know: they’re not great for your skin. Chemotherapy kills off fast-growing cancer cells, but that means it also tends to kill off skin, hair, and nail cells, too. Radiation treatments aren’t much better, though they are localized. But women may experience redness, inflammation, swelling, and sometimes pain at

Hair Care + Skin, Lip and Body Care

10 Reasons You Need Castor Oil in Your Beauty Regimen!

The next time you find your skin and hair looking dull or your eyebrows sparse, you may want to reach for the castor oil. Seriously? Castor oil? Isn’t that what our grandmothers used to treat constipation? It’s true—castor oil, when taken internally, can get the bowels moving. But there’s so much more to this ingredient.