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Q&A with an Allergist: How to choose products that won't irritate your skin

Get the lowdown on the best moisturizing cream for eczema patients, advice for avoiding common allergy triggers, and more.

Recently I had the opportunity to conduct a Q&A with Dr. Ratika Gupta, an allergist and mom based out of New York. As someone who has eczema, I’m always on the lookout for tips on finding skin care products that won’t aggravate my skin. I really appreciated getting advice from a professional who specializes in this for a living. Read on to learn about her favorite product for soothing eczema, common allergy triggers in beauty products, and her thoughts on organic skin care.

Burt's Bees Blemish Stick Review

This acne spot treatment has been discontinued and replaced with a new 'complexion' stick. Which one is better?

I love a good acne spot treatment. Sometimes I think it’s more for psychological benefit than anything elseā€”just completing the action of sticking something onto a big fat pimple is enough to temporarily make me feel better about that unwanted intruder. Even so, I have yet to come across a spot treatment that I love. AcneFree’s sulfur mask is a rinse-off treatment that will do in a pinch, but I haven’t been able to find a leave-on spot treatment that does the trick. A few years…

Karuna exfoliating foot mask review

This mask is a quick, convenient, mess-free way to renew and pamper tired, dry feet.

Nine out of 10 little sisters agree: Big sisters are expert authorities when it comes to discovering cool new stuff first. I read my sister’s books after she finished reading them, I wore her clothes after she outgrew them, and I listened to the music that she played in the car. So when I visited my sister a few weeks ago, I was more than happy to try out a new product that she picked up a Costco: the Karuna exfoliating foot mask.