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Banana Boat Dry Balance Sunscreen review

This sunscreen is designed to deliver a matte finish (non-greasy feel). How does it live up to those claims?

Sometimes I marvel at how far humans have come from the days of putting leeches on our skin as a form of medicine. I feel so lucky to live in a world that offers many types of sunscreen—not just chemical and physical, but also tinted sunscreen and even sunscreen that’s designed to provide a cooling sensation. The latest innovation I spotted in the drugstore was “dry” sunscreen—not “dry” in the sense that it’s actually a powder, but sunscreen that doesn’t…

What's the deal with in-shower lotion?

Does using an in-shower body lotion really save you time? We break down the pros and cons of this product category.

Some people are shower-in-the-morning people, while others are shower-at-night people. I’m a shower-at night person. There’s just something about scrubbing away your stress and putting on your PJs after you’re nice and clean. After my shower, I usually apply CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion all over my body, which is lightweight but still rich enough to keep my skin from feeling itchy. I recently started thinking about the idea of in-shower body lotions. Who uses them—morning…

New-Skin Liquid Bandage review: A great way to heal cracked, severely dry skin

If you have cracked skin (due to dryness, eczema, or just a cut/scrape), this liquid bandage could be the fastest, most convenient way to help those cracks heal.

Anyone who’s had hand eczema will understand right away when I say that, if you have severely dry skin, it inevitably starts to crack, and then it starts to bleed. Slapping a bandage over the crack (after applying a moisturizer like Vaseline) can help it heal, but there are a few problems with bandages (which I’ll get into later on in this post). But one day, I finally discovered a wonderful alternative: liquid bandages! Specifically, New-Skin Liquid Bandage, which already includes…