I'm trying to pare down my skincare to just basics with the help of Althea Bare Essentials.

Going Back to Basics With Althea Bare Essentials

Don’t get me wrong. I still believe in the ritualistic effect an elaborate skincare routine has. But over time, I’ve come to realize that going back to basics is important. You only really need a solid basic routine with an addition of your needed actives (retinol, vitamin C, etc.), and you’re good to go. So …

Here's how long you should be washing your face

Should You Follow the 60-Second Rule for Face Washing?

There are really no hard rules in skincare, except, of course, avoiding using something straight-up toxic. That’s why there’s a popular expression in the Asian beauty community that goes “YMMV” or “your mileage may vary”. There’s a way of washing your face that I wish were implemented as a rule, though, because it just makes …

Skincare and Life Lessons I’ve Learned Through The Years

While I understand that putting a premium on skincare is not for everyone and that, to many, it’s arbitrary, I will admit that I enjoy having a routine — or, well, trying to stick to a solid one. I also find joy in learning new things about ingredients and being nosy about how people take care of …

The Burt's Bees Anti-Blemish Solutions line helped my acne situation calm down.

Bidding Zits Bye-Bye With Burt’s Bees Anti-Blemish Solutions Line

Being problematic about bumps and redness didn’t use to be something I did on the daily. My face was at the bottom of my concern list for skin problems… until the onslaught of annoying acne started. (I sound so bitter about this. But it’s because I am!) So of course, I looked for solutions as …