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New Year, New Fresh Perspective

The new year always brings a desire for change and self-improvements. Making traditional New Year's resolutions can be mundane and, well, boring. They're often so vague and impersonal you might be uninspired to see them through. For 2017, try a fresher approach at self-improvement with unconventional — and even fun! — resolutions for the new year.

  • Climb something. You don't have to summit Mount Everest to show your strength. The goal here is to stay active and push your limits, whatever they may be. Climb the nearest mountain or hike a hill in 2017.
     
  • Compliment more. This may seem insignificant, but you'd be amazed how much a little compliment can make a friend or stranger's day. Each "beautiful smile" and "great shoes" will bring a smile to someone else's face and make your own heart swell!
     
  • Plan a little, destress a lot.  The power of a simple to-do list should never be understated. Whether you're listing out your daily tasks at work or meal planning, making a habit of to-do lists can help put a little order into your life and save you from unnecessary stress.
     
  • Make more memories. Most of us carry a camera everywhere we go on our phone. So, you have no excuse to take at least one picture every day. It could be a picture of you crossing something off your bucket list or spending the day at the park. Even if the photo seems plain today, it might be treasured in 2018.
     
  • Be softer. We have a feeling 2017 is the year to be kinder and gentler to our loved ones — and ourselves. That's why you should make sure to use a deep moisturizing cream like Corium 21 all year long. Corium 21 cream contains Isopropyl Palmitate, a natural emollient and moisturizer. This allows the cream to sink into your skin so you can experience long-term moisture and softer skin.

What do you want to get done in 2017? Plan it out now and don't forget to sprinkle in some fun! While you're on whatever adventure this year brings, let Corium 21 cream soothe you along the way.

You've Earned Some "You" Time During the Holidays

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With all of the holiday commotion, it can be hard to carve out enough time to take care of your skin. You don't want to neglect your own health because you're taking care of everyone else. Here are a few quick health tips that will keep your skin glowing, without taking too much of your time, this holiday season:

Exercise regularly.

Whether it's a calming yoga class, a high-energy CrossFit training session or a brisk 30-minute walk through your neighborhood, exercise can boost your health. Just 30 minutes of exercise every day can improve your circulation, improve your mood and give you more energy to get through holiday activities. The sweat even cleans dirt out from your pores so you can beautify while getting in shape!

Eat healthier.

Cookies, pies and Christmas pudding can be tempting this time of year. Balance out the surplus of treats with healthy options. Add more fruits and veggies to the table this year and eat those first.

Remove your makeup every night.

It can be easy to forget this step from your nighttime routine, but the few minutes it takes can save your skin. Left on too long, makeup products can clog your pores. When you leave it on overnight, you might wake up to blemishes, irritation and more!

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

After washing your face, don't forget to moisturize! Choose a cream that won't just rub off in your sleep. Corium 21 goes deeper than surface level to moisturize and heal your skin. Natural oils like PEG-100 Stearate help deliver the rest of Corium 21 cream's natural ingredients. They make your skin even softer.

Taking a few minutes for yourself will keep you healthier and happier throughout the holiday season. Treat yourself and your loved ones with some Corium 21 cream for the holidays!

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5 Ways to Destress So You Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner

The holidays are just around the corner. It's a wonderful time of year to enjoy good food with loved ones. But if you're in charge of the big family gathering this year, the commotion can be a little stressful. Here are our top five tips to destress, sit back and enjoy dinner:

1. Start every morning with "me" time.

No matter what responsibilities you may have during the holidays, you deserve some quiet time. Designate a portion of each morning where you aren't pulled in four different directions. You'd be hard pressed to find any task that can't wait 15 minutes while you collect yourself and prepare for the day to come. During this time, center yourself. Breathe in and out. You'll find that starting the day in the right state of mind will help you get through any hiccups that may arise.

2. Make a list.

Santa does it, so why shouldn't you? Whether you use pen and paper or the notes app on your phone, a to-do list will help you keep track of all the little tasks. Writing it down will save you from that nagging feeling you're constantly forgetting something. Plus, you'll be grateful for the lists when you only have to make one trip to the grocery store.

3. Delegate!

It can be hard to give up the stuffing you've made every Thanksgiving for 10 years. But this is the year to delegate some things on your list to others. Lightening your load will relieve the pressure that the success of dinner relies solely on you. So, next time your cousin offers to bring mashed potatoes, say yes! You'll be amazed how great foods can taste when you're not the only one in the kitchen!

4. Remember to self-care.

When we get really busy, it is easy to forget to take care of ourselves. Taking care of your body will help ease your mind of stress. So, go for a run if that is something you enjoy. Take a long bubble bath to relieve your muscles after being on your feet all day. Moisturize with aloe to soothe your skin. Corium 21 cream uses the strongest type of aloe in the world, Barbadensis Miller. Its six antiseptic agents can help fight infection, along with three anti-inflammatory agents and three analgesics that reduce pain and itching.

5. Surround yourself with people you enjoy.

The holiday season brings numerous social engagements. Instead of trying to go to every one, even when they conflict, pick and choose the dinners and Christmas parties you truly want to attend. You'll have more ufn and be more at ease throughout the season.

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Treat Yourself With the Good Stuff!

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Be honest, when you're stocking up on candy for Halloween trick-or-treaters, how often do you sneak a Snickers? It's ok, we all do it! Unfortunately, chocolate isn't always as nice to our skin as it is to our taste buds. That's why we recommend replacing fun-size candy bars with foods that will help your skin thrive, instead of leaving it in blemishes.

Olive oil

It's not just delicious to cook with, olive oil is great for your skin as well! In fact, it actually has more antioxidants and good fatty acids than popular cooking oils like sunflower and peanut, which can help smooth fine lines and help you radiate from the inside out!

Tomatoes

What's fall without a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup? We have some good news! Your favorite rainy day lunch is loaded with skin preserving ingredients! Some studies have even found natural SPF in tomatoes — though they shouldn't replace your daily SPF lotion!

Walnuts

Did you know walnuts have a significant amount more Omega 3 fatty acids than any other nut? It's true! Adding more walnuts to your diet, and your candy, can leave you with smooth skin. They also have eczema-fighting properties.

Kiwi

How do they fit so much Vitamin C in such small fruit? Not only are kiwis great for the rest of your body, they contain collagen that can reduce wrinkles over time and make your skin more supple.

Pumpkin

It is fall after all! When cooked, it has almost four times your daily Vitamin A. So, the more pie you eat, the more soft, smooth and wrinkle-free your skin will be.

And now, about that Halloween candy. You don't need to swear off all chocolate this month. Instead, splurge a little for higher quality dark chocolate. It's loaded in antioxidants that won't make you break out and it tastes amazing!

If you watch what you eat for glowing, healthy skin, you'll want to be sure to use the best moisturizing creams, too. Corium 21 cream contains Panax Ginseng Root Extract, an ingredient that produces collagen. While your skin also produces collagen naturally, it does so at a lesser rate as we get older. Collagen increases blood flow and can make your skin more supple. Which means you look younger longer. Think of Corium 21 cream as a trade for every sly Snickers bar this month.

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Don't Let Summer Dry Skin Follow You Into Fall

This time of year can be an awkward transition for your skin. Labor Day festivities may have been the last glimpse of sunshine you'll see before you get swept up in the hustle and bustle of fall activities. Whether you've been wearing SPF all season long, have been living sunburn to sunburn, it's important to treat your skin carefully during this transition. Here's how we take care of dry - and even flaking - skin to get ready for fall:

Cleanse mildly

Now is not the time to start using a harsh acne cleanser. Dry skin needs to be handled carefully so look for mild ingredients in fragrance-free  cleansers. Your skin is more sensitive right now. Remember, if you feel any tightness or notice increased dryness, you probably need to switch out cleansers.

Steam carefully

Keep your showers short and sweet. Heat can be good for dry skin, but you don't want it to get too hot. A warm shower that's less than 10 minutes can provide the right amount of steam to help your skin recover.

Dry thoroughly

Any extra water from a shower or early season rain can dry out your skin even more. That's why you want to be sure to dry gently and thoroughly whenever your skin gets wet. As strange as it may seem, that's not the kind of moisture your skin needs during this transition period.

Moisturize quickly

What your dry skin does need is a thick moisturizer free of added fragrances that won't leave your skin greasy. Look for ingredients that specifically target dry skin like Niacin and Vitamin CCetyl Alcohol, which is derived from coconut and palm oils, helps seal in moisture and prevents the loss of any more. These ingredients, all found in Corium 21 cream, help to soften your skin and repair sun damage and flaking skin. For maximum effect, moisturize right after you towel off following a shower. Your skin will still be damp, which will let the thick cream really sink in!

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Everything You Need For an At-Home Spa Day

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Summer is always a busy time of year. With all the hustle and bustle, it's easy to forget to take a second and relax! While you might not be able to take that Caribbean island vacation this year, you probably can spare an afternoon for some good old fashioned self-care. Our favorite way to relax and give back to ourselves is an at-home spa! Here's everything you need for a calm, rejuvenating afternoon:

Pamper with a natural face mask

Regardless if you have dry, oily or combination skin, there's a natural face mask for you! Face masks are a wonderful way to address any concerns you may have with your skin. After 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the mask, you'll be amazed at how much better your face feels. Be sure to take a look in the mirror and check out your beautiful glow! If you don't already have a favorite brand for face masks, or are looking to try something new, try a DIY one. There are a lot of DIY recipes on Pinterest and blogs online! (Don't forget to share your favorite with us on Facebook.)

Deep condition with coconut oil

You may have heard about coconut oil in just about every beauty magazine and article. We recommend it as a deep conditioner for your hair. If you let it sit and work its magic for a while, your hair will be smoother, stronger and shinier than before. Plus, it will smell great!

Rest your eyes

One of the best things about going to a spa is the ambience. Everything about the experience is relaxing. Well, you can recreate that ambience at home! If you have a dimmer switch, use it. Candles are great for ambience as well. Just remember to be safe around the open flame! The dim lights will also help your eyes rest. For the true spa environment, find some soothing music, whatever helps you relax, and play it throughout your spa day.

Moisturize!

Don't forget to end your at-home spa day with smooth, healthy skin. Using a moisturizer like Corium 21 cream will keep your skin happy even on non-spa days! Collagen, just one of Corium 21's special ingredients, can help make your skin firmer and more supple - so say goodbye to fine lines!

Ready to feel even more relaxed? Try Corium 21 today!

Let Your Confidence Shine Through This Month!

There is no better feeling than summer confidence. Here are our favorite ways to let your confidence shine as bright as fireworks:

 

Smile! It sounds silly, but smiling - even when you don’t feel like it - can make you feel more powerful and in control. It’s a classic example of “fake it ‘til you make it.” When you grin, you’re sending signals to your brain that you’re happy. Try it! You’ll be feeling and looking more confident in no time.

Stand up straight! Have you ever noticed extremely confident people always seem to be a little taller, no matter their height? Good posture exudes strength and self-assurance. Just like smiling, standing up straight sends a message to your brain that you’re in control. It also gives your back a break from the pain of poor posture.

Turn it up! Have you ever danced in the kitchen while cooking? Listening to music you love can wash away any worry. Dance like no one is watching to start off a good day. Whether you’re going to a Fourth of July BBQ or another summer wedding, let loose a little and turn the music up with friends and family!

Moisturize! When your skin looks good, you feel good. It is, after all, your biggest organ. Take the time this summer to show your skin a little extra love by using Corium 21 cream. It’s the best moisturizer for all your summer skin concerns. If you’ve been getting a little extra sun, the aloe in Corium 21 can help soothe your burns. If you’re dry from the heat, the niacin in Corium 21 will help your skin retain moisture. Check out our amazing products here

 

Embrace the Sun and Be Nice to Your Skin

The sun is officially starting to shine and you’re probably anxious to get outside. As eager as you are to go on a hike or a picnic, think about your skin. After a long cold winter your skin may be dry and in need of a little restoration. Lightening up your routine, and using the best moisturizers, could be exactly what your skin needs. So, before you rush to your nearest park, take a look at these tips for transitioning your skin to the new sun:

Exfoliate

This is crucial for healthy springtime skin. You can’t get that glowing skin that reflects the sun without first getting rid of winter’s remnants. Scrub away any dried or dead skin to start on a clean slate. You’ll be amazed by how much fresher you feel after your pores are cleared!

Protect

It’s been awhile since your skin has been exposed to the sun so be sure to give it some time to adjust. Early spring is an essential time to remember wearing SPF protection every single day. Don’t just rely on makeup products or tinted moisturizers for complete sunblock coverage. Apply Corium 21 cream under all other products for maximum protection. The aloe in Corium 21 cream is a natural sunscreen. Extra protection means more time spent soaking up the rays - without all the damage!

Lighten Up

Cut down on your morning routine and the products you’re using for more even coverage as the days get warmer. Forget the heavy foundations you rely on during the winter and opt for light powders or tinted moisturizers instead. As long as you’re applying Corium 21 cream first, your skin can be even and luminous without all your winter tones!

Fighting Adult Acne: The Ultimate Guide

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Acne isn’t just a thing during puberty. Even adults could get it and more often, it affects self-esteem. There are many reasons you’re experiencing breakouts – stress, hormonal changes, you name it. Seeking the help of a dermatologist can help you pinpoint the cause. But right now, you don’t have to hide in the shadow, there are many ways to get rid of breakouts at any age.

It all boils down to your daily skin care

And it starts with your facial wash. It is very important to cleanse your skin daily to remove impurities. Remember to wash your face no more than twice a day and use a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin.

Here are just some of the products you can use to curb your acne:

Aloe vera cream. Aloe vera is known to soothe, heal, and rejuvenate the skin and is a popular remedy for acne and other skin conditions. We recommend stocking up your beauty haul with Corium 21 – it’s like having a leaf on hand. To use it for acne, simply apply some onto the affected area every morning and at night. Regular use will reduce redness and inflammation and prevent future outbreaks.

Over-the-counter creams. Retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, and sulphur are just some of the products you can use to clear acne. Be careful though, as it can dry out your skin.

Cosmetics. While in the course of acne treatments, you can grab a few cosmetics containing salicylic acid. Also, when you’re on the hunt for cosmetics, look for the noncomedogenic label.

Medications. Birth control pills, prescription retinoids, and antibiotics can help with adult acne. Using one of these may take up to three months to kick in. Talk to your dermatologist to know your options.

Medical procedures. Chemical peels, light therapy and other office-based medical procedures have been found to be effective for many people.

Lastly, don’t pop pimples and regardless of the treatment you prefer, be sure to set realistic expectations. For some people, acne might look worse before it gets better. It may take four to eight weeks to see noticeable results.

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Love Your Skin this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about flowers and chocolates for your partner, it’s also about self-love. Pamper your skin just in time for the romantic evening to get that beautiful, healthy glow. Follow these beauty tips religiously and see the difference it can make:

Go Natural. Natural products work with your skin (instead of against it) and have no strange side effects. You won’t have to worry about chemicals, and other irritants. For an instance, aloe vera is an impressive herb and when applied topically, it can make your skin visibly radiant. Corium 21 comes in real handy as it moisturizes the skin without the greasy feel, perfect for anyone with dry or sensitive skin. It works for those with oily skin problems too. For women, aloe vera can be used as a makeup base to prevent skin from drying. It can be used as an aftershave treatment for men. It’s also safe and fun to use with kids for treating rashes and itch.

Follow the basics. Stick to your everyday routine. Remember the basics? Cleanse, tone, and moisturize for optimum skin health. Be sure to exfoliate once a week to get rid of dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new cells on the skin surface. Also, don’t forget to remove your makeup before bed.

Indulge. No more lonely February 14’s with your partner! This is a great time to get that amazing glow you’ve always wanted. Give yourself a little pampering by indulging in a facial mask or a night treatment. You can also keep stress at bay and rejuvenate the mind with a massage.

Spoil your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and show your skin some love, too. Cheers to beautiful skin!

Get Rid of Blisters After Game Day With These Tips

There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning after a game and discovering you have blistered and callused feet. If you’re active in sports, you can get these small fluid-filled sacs. The most common causes are wearing new shoes or poorly-fitting shoes, walking or running long distances, friction between the skin and another surface, burns, exposure to chemicals, and skin conditions like chicken pox. Although they are harmless, they can be bothersome, uncomfortable, and painful.

Advice for Athletes

Both professional and amateur sports players can benefit from wearing proper footwear. Be sure that you have well-fitted comfortable shoes that isn’t likely to give you bad blisters. Do not wear socks that are too worn, too tight or too loose. Some would prefer to wear two socks for double layer of protection. Another suggestion would be to practice wearing your shoes before playing sports to help mold the boot around your foot's shape. Applying foot powder also keep blisters at bay. If you’re too late for prevention, put a protective covering over the blister to avoid the risk for infection.

But sometimes, it’s not based on footwear alone. Blisters and calluses can also form because of your foot shape and orientation. Thick soles and padding can be applied if you have flat feet, deformed, or crooked toes. Others opt to meet with a professional cobbler to customize their shoes.

A Proven Way to Treat Blisters

Blisters usually heal within a week but there’s a better way to get rid of these immediately. When blisters are fully formed, aloe vera can work wonders. Cleanse the skin and simply apply Corium 21 to the affected area and you will begin to feel the difference. It’s better than just putting a bandage over the area. Reapply if necessary, especially if the blister has burst. This can also be applied directly to the hot spot areas for prevention.

It’s time to put your best foot forward and enjoy your game without having to worry about blisters. Try Corium 21 today!

 

Watch Out! These Things Could Make Your Sensitive Skin Worse

Causes of sensitive skin vary from one person to another. You may be allergic to certain products or develop rashes in response to external factors such as plants, food, or harsh weather conditions. Perhaps you have overly dry skin or exposed to skin damaging elements such as excessive heat or cold and you may be dealing with skin disorders such as contact dermatitis, rosacea, or eczema. Moreover, age, genetic factors, and gender may also play a role in causing skin reactions. In this post, let’s take a look at some of the most common irritants:

Soap. If you’re using soap that doesn’t match your skin care type, it can strip off the moisture and will often lead to dry, irritated skin.

Fragrance. Whether synthetic or natural, this is a common skin irritant found in most beauty products.

Alcohol-based toners. Everyone knows alcohol is an irritant that could make oily skin and redness worse.

Heat. While hot baths open up pores and increase blood flow, overexposure can aggravate redness and chafing. This is also true when you’re always outdoors and sweating too much.

Spices. If you have existing skin condition, such as rosacea, spicy foods can make your blood vessels dilated and can irritate your skin further.

Household products. Fabric softeners and detergents are just some of the most common skin irritants.

Wool. Clothes made of wool may lead to itching and rashes because of its coarse texture.

Corium 21: A Must-Have Skin Care Product for Sensitive Skin. Be sure to plump up with a good moisturizer that contains aloe vera to protect your sensitive skin and give it a healthy glow. Corium 21 leaves your skin well-moisturized and happy!

 

Aloe Vera: A Natural Remedy That Works for Eczema

When it comes to soothing the skin from eczema flare-ups, you want to reach for a natural remedy for your child as quickly as possible. This often means going to the drugstore to buy an over-the-counter ointment. But did you know that aloe vera can become your new best friend?

What is Eczema?

Also known as atopic dermatitis in its most common form, this condition produces red, scaly, itchy skin which is pretty annoying to deal with especially for kids. This can appear on the face, scalp, behind the knees, hands, feet, or anywhere on the body. You can spot the affected areas in your child and you’ll notice a very dry, thickened area that may be accompanied by crusting and oozing.

The good news is that you can calm the skin and help your child avoid flare-ups. To prevent further irritation, seek proper medical treatment and follow these mom-approved tips:

  • Speak with a pediatrician to help pinpoint possible triggers associated with eczema. It can be food, weather extremes, and other offending elements.

  • Your child’s delicate skin will benefit from gentle soap that doesn’t contain harsh ingredients.

  • Use a good moisturizer after baths to lock in moisture. Corium 21 Skin Cream is a great option. It contains aloe vera that provides a protective barrier against irritants. Many individuals find that aloe vera soothes irritated skin.

  • Sleep with a humidifier through the night to prevent dryness that can cause irritation.

  • If you notice your child scratching in his sleep, put gloves or socks on before you tuck him in bed.

The Skin Care Ingredient That Moms Swear By

We love aloe vera for all the good reasons (moms love it too!). Best known for sunburn, it works for just about every skin irritation, including eczema. Packed with emollients, nutrients, and vitamins, Corium 21 is a favorite winter moisturizer and is well-recommended for eczema-prone skin. While we don’t intend to replace sound medical advice, this soothing aloe vera cream can provide relief at the moment. Be sure to consult with your pediatrician about your child’s skin condition.


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New Year, New Skin Care Regimen

Now that a new year is here, many of us would like to work on areas we can improve. If you feel the need for a new formula, resolve to better take care of your skin, and achieve a healthy glow, read these tips on creating the perfect skin care regimen:

Know your skin type. Not everyone is blessed with a normal skin that’s balanced and clear. Your skin may be flaky, scaly, or rough. Some may have oily skin and big pores while others have combination skin, or may itch, sting, and burn due to a reaction to certain products.

With a little work, you can get a fresh, new glow no matter what your skin type.

Find a cleanser that works for you. Use a gentle cleanser or soap and avoid scrubbing your skin harshly. If you find your skin dries out, gets oily, or tends to break out easily, try a different cleanser. Many people with dry or sensitive skin usually benefit from an alcohol-free and unscented products. Those with oily skin will love using a foaming wash that works well in removing excess oil.

Moisturize. We all know a warm shower, harsh weather, and other external factors can strip skin of oils. Face creams and body lotions are good to have but stashing and applying different products can be tedious. Corium 21 is a good all-in-one face and body cream that keeps your skin hydrated all day. Use it regularly to help seal in moisture and heal imperfections.

Don’t forget your sunscreen. It’s always best to have a separate sunscreen that works against UVA and UVB rays and an SPF of at least 30. Wear it every day, even in winter and when it’s not sunny.

Stick to your routine. Your new regimen doesn’t have to be a one-hour long prep. Remember the basics - cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and applying sun protection. When it comes to your skin, you want to have a daily routine that you can stick to. Once you learn to simplify things, it’s much easier to keep up with weekly treatments, such as exfoliating and facials.

Let your skin breathe. Don’t go to bed without removing your makeup, or better yet, go au naturel once in a while. Your skin will thank you for it.

Give your skin care regimen a boost this year. If you’re wondering about the best moisturizer that’s formulated for all skin types and concerns, you don’t have to look that far. Try Corium 21 today!

 

 

 

Three Tips for Healthier Skin This Winter

Winter and holiday festivities are just around the corner. We’ve spotted some drying elements everywhere – both inside and outside the home. Here are ways to keep your skin moist and healthy through the winter months:

Don’t give in to long hot baths

Most of us love hot showers and baths on cold, gloomy days but doing this will dry out your skin. Instead, limit your baths or showers to five to eight minutes using lukewarm water and gentle moisture-rich soaps. Pat yourself dry and apply Corium 21 Skin Cream to instantly hydrate the body leaving a luminous, softened skin.

Avoid irritants

Clothing made of wool and other rough fabrics can be problematic for people who suffer from a atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema. If you suspect that your clothing causes flare-ups, keep cotton and cotton poly fabrics in your wardrobe. Also, loose fitting clothes can reduce chafing and becoming irritated from perspiration. Wear scarves, gloves, and hats to protect your skin from the cold wind.

Moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize

Use Corium 21 during morning and evening. This lightweight moisturizer helps hydrate and soften your skin without feeling greasy. As soon as the weather gets dry, this is definitely a must-have to your daily regimen.

You still have a few weeks to prepare for the winter season. Corium 21 can help you combat winter woes -- from dry skin to cracked hands, and more. Get your go-to solution here

 


 

 

Skin Care Tips for the Holidays

During the holidays, we all want to look our best, however, the added stress, lack of sleep, and busy life, can all take a toll on your skin. Here are some tips to keep your skin healthy all throughout the festive season:

Manage stress. Stress can contribute or worsen skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea. They can also trigger rashes and flare-ups. This holiday season, rethink how you handle stress. For an instance, you can start Christmas shopping early so you won’t have to scour the earth just to find the perfect gift. Remember to stick to your gift budget. Also, set priorities and simplify holiday commitments.

Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated will help keep your skin looking soft and glowing. Increase your water intake instead of getting a few drinks during the party.

Remove your makeup before bedtime. Otherwise, you may end up having clogged pores, blemishes, and irritation. Take a few minutes to remove all your makeup before you hit the sack.

Exercise. It does not only improve your mood, it can also have a positive effect on your self-image. In fact, regular exercise boosts circulation and delivery of nutrients to the skin cells. The sweat can actually flush dirt from your pores which helps your skin look better.

Keep a moisturizer handy. The best way to protect winter skin is to seal it. That means choosing an aloe based moisturizer that locks in moisture and offer protection while letting the skin breathe. We recommend using Corium 21 after every shower as it contains rich emollients without the greasy feeling. You can also use this to soothe dry, chapped lips.

Quit smoking. Make it your New Year’s resolution as smoking makes the skin dull and dry, leading to wrinkles and stretch marks. Imagine the difference it will make in just a few weeks of quitting.

Choose healthy foods. Add fruits and vegetables to your Christmas table to support smooth, healthy skin. At this time of the year, it’s just a matter of mindful eating.

Consistency is key. Don’t skip on your skin care regimen no matter how busy you get during the holidays. Your efforts in caring for your skin will surely pay off in the long run.


 

Corium 21: Not Just for Women, Men Use It Too

Guys, if you wake up this morning trying to grab a cleanser or a bar of soap, it’s time to step up your skincare regimen. Survey has shown that women are more drawn to men who pay particular attention to grooming and basic hygiene – and what you do to your skin counts!

Some may experience acne and other skin issues but committing to and practicing these steps will make you do a double-take (or fine-tune what you already do):

  • Wash your face with a good cleanser. After taking a shower, use a mild soap or cleanser to remove excess oil. Go a little further by exfoliating with a gentle scrub. This can quickly unclog pores and helps prevent pimples and blackheads.

  • Apply an aloe based moisturizer. While facial hair can be sexy on a guy, women like to touch soft, kissable skin. Gentle products, like Corium 21 is a good moisturizer option, It naturally delivers dry skin relief and replenishes lost moisture from your skin after every use.

  • Avoid products that contain alcohol. After-shave is a must-have for every men’s staple. Be sure to pick one that’s alcohol-free so it doesn’t dry out your skin after shaving.

  • Never leave home without sun protection. Find a good sunscreen that contains SPF 30 or higher. It doesn’t hurt to have a separate bottle handy. It also shows that you actually care about your skin.

The Benefits of Aloe Vera for Men

Whether you are exposed to harsh conditions in the workplace or spending time in an air-conditioned office, your skin takes a real beating. A daily application of aloe vera cream provides these amazing benefits and more:

Moisturizes. It combats dry and flaky skin and penetrates deep into the outer layer to keep the face hydrated.

  • Protects the skin. An aloe based moisturizer aids in skin cell regeneration. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit those with damaged skin from razor burn and other skin issues.

  • Prevent signs of premature aging. Because aloe vera is excellent in keeping the skin hydrated, it also slows down the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.

  • Quick-absorbing and non-greasy feel. Aloe vera cream is not just for men with dry skin, it also works well in dealing with excess oil on the face. It is convenient to use and will leave the skin soft and supple.

  • An excellent all-over moisturizer. A little dab of aloe gives your face a refreshing feel, but this can also be used for overall hydration. It saves your skin from dry winter weather and keeps you looking and feeling good.

Now that you’ve read the basics of skin care, stretch out and wash your face, grab Corium 21 aloe vera cream, wear sunscreen & be on with your day!

 

Five Tips for Soothing Dry Winter Skin in Children

Dry skin is one of the common problems in children during winter. The wind, dry indoor air, low humidity, harsh soaps, and even a cold weather sun can make it even worse but don’t fret: dry, flaky skin can be easily prevented.

These practices will help if your child’s skin is prone to drying out:

  • Limit baths to 2 or 3 times a week. Too much washing and scrubbing can strip off the natural protective oils from your child’s delicate skin. Use lukewarm water and limit bathing time to ten minutes or less. Avoid scrubbing vigorously with a towel instead, gently pat the skin dry.

  • Apply an aloe based moisturizer. Aloe vera cream contains safe, natural ingredients. Unlike thick ointments and creams, it doesn’t have a greasy feel. Apply this a few minutes before getting out and reapply as soon as you notice dry patches.

  • Avoid prolonged exposure to harsh environment. Winter sun, cold air or harsh winds can cause irritation. Get your kids occupied and happy by planning indoor activities and if there’s a need to go outside, dress them warmly.

  • Humidify your home. If you’re staying home, keep the indoors at about 30 to 60 percent relative humidity to help moisturize the skin. Anything higher may cause itching and dryness to the eyes, nasal passages, and even the skin.

  • See your doctor. In some instances, dry skin may be a sign of a condition that needs further treatment, such as dermatitis, psoriasis or eczema. If you notice any redness, peeling, or bleeding, or if the skin appears swollen or has pus, a visit to the dermatologist and prescription treatments may be required.

Winter is a fun time for you and your family. Be safe and be smart. To discover the best home remedy for dry, flaky skin, click here

 

Get Glowing Skin with These Thanksgiving Beauty Tips

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It’s Thanksgiving week and as you prepare to cook and look your best for one of the largest dinners, remember to take care of yourself. Often, you get caught up with all the activities – you may be organizing decorations, entertaining family members, mastering the turkey, or doing it all!

In between all of the busy cooking and socializing, never let the exhaustion take a toll on your skin. Whether it's a cross-country flight, putting together a feast for your guests, or a visit with the in-laws, there are many ways to look cheerful and vibrant even if you feel stressed or hurried.

Get some fresh air in the morning. Because you’re going to be in a hot kitchen during the day, a cool morning (and a dose of vitamin D) will give you a fresh glow and makes you feel invigorated.

Take a shower. You’re going to be real sweaty throughout the day, so get clean while you can. Trust us on this one.

Stay hydrated. Make sure to have an optimal amount of water as your body works well when it’s properly hydrated.

Eat cranberries. Cranberries are a hit for a holiday meal. Cranberry sauce, desserts, or just plain fruit - they’re delicious and rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. Did we mention they’re good for the skin?

Bake pumpkin or apple pies. Thanksgiving isn’t complete without pumpkin or apples. It’s like having autumn in your plate. They’re not just desserts; you can use them in your beautifying diet! Pumpkins are a good source of vitamin C, carotenoids, and contain natural enzymes that help break down toxins. Just watch out for the whipped cream! Also, apples benefit your appearance since they contain nutrients that nourish your skin.

Serve turkey. It is the best part of the holiday feast meal and boasts a good level of protein. Protein plays a role in supporting skin, nail and hair health.

Fix your hair. Dry your hair after you shower. Wear it down keeping the front and top part looking finished or throw it up in a classy ponytail. Also, you can try these deep conditioning treatments before the big day.

After-party pampering. After you’ve arrived home or after juggling all the tasks, indulge in a much needed pampering. Get an at-home facial mask or a good scrub, and soak in a hot bath. This will get you ready for sleep in no time.  

A Holiday Treat to Share

Thanksgiving is a great time to share a beauty gift. Show how grateful you are for having your family and friends around. With so many skin care products released during the holiday, it’s a pleasure to receive one. Corium 21 is a delightful treat that’s so easy to give - and there’s more than enough to share!

Happy Turkey Day, BFFs! Hope you have a fabulous day filled with good food and great company.

 

Aloe Vera Pampering: A year-round treat



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As the temperature takes a nosedive this season, skin complaints are on the rise. But this doesn’t have to mean you’re going to endure dry, dull skin. In fact, there are many ways to keep it looking fresh.

We love the richness of autumn: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and a glass of wine to warm up those crisp evenings. But the changing seasons also spell trouble for the skin. Some of the pesky ailments you may encounter are:

Seborrheic Dermatitis. If you notice some flaky scales on your face or scalp, you may be suffering from a stress-induced condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. Weather changes, product buildup, genetics, and hormonal fluctuations are to blame. Be careful not to scratch the affected area as this can lead to hair loss and infection. Use a natural face cream such as Corium 21 or an over-the-counter shampoo to keep itching at bay.

Rosacea. Temperature fluctuations can trigger facial redness and breakouts. Use a good moisturizer to cut inflammation and wear sunscreen outdoors.

Keratosis Pilaris. Those little bumpy patches on the back of your arms or thighs may be due to keratosis pilaris, a condition wherein an overproduction of keratin traps your hair follicles in your pores. Cooler weather worsens it but you can protect your skin from the harsh weather by wearing layers of clothing (a breathable cotton fabric is recommended). Moreover, keep your skin well-moisturized or use an ointment containing alezaic acid, kojic acid,or tretinoin.

Brown Spots. Once the sun goes into hibernation, it might leave you with brown spots and patches. An increase in the production of melanocytes results in pigment irregularities. These dark skin patches are known as brown spots, age spots, dark spots, or sun spots.

To dramatically improve the condition of sun damaged skin, use Corium 21 Aloe Soothing Cream. It has healing properties and aids skin regeneration. Gently massage onto the spots twice daily and within a month, you should be able to see noticeable improvements.

Achieve Healthy, Happy Skin This Autumn

The skin can be an indicator of how good you feel. Enjoy the best the season has to offer and give yourself the happiest face possible with these tips and tricks:

  • Get a good dose of that autumn sun. A moderate amount of sun exposure is essential for keeping the skin healthy.
  • Be sure to establish regular skincare routine. Always moisturize before leaving the house and reapply as necessary, especially if you have very dry skin.
  • Use a deep hydrating face mask once a week for some TLC.
  • Look for non-clogging ingredients when it comes to your moisturizer and body lotion.
  • Diet plays a role in protecting your skin, so a healthy serving of protein from lean meat and eggs are great choices.
  • Eat seasonal foods, such as apples, pears, and cabbage - they’re all good sources of vitamin C, as well as squash and carrots for their vitamin A-giving properties.
  • Add omega 3s to your diet as these can help maintain elasticity and keep the skin smooth.
  • If you are suffering from eczema and psoriasis, cut down on your alcohol intake and quit smoking to prevent flare-ups.
  • An age-old piece of advice would be to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. Also, never go to bed with your makeup on.

A little pampering now will ensure a soft, radiant, and healthy glow all year round. But if you need an extra boost to get you through the day, there’s always a blusher that can actually work on you!