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Resolution-Stunning Skin in 2016

Resolutions for the New Year can run the gamut, but most correspond to committing in some way to your health, your physical appearance or your overall sense of happiness. That said, you can pretty much strike a home run when you resolve to take better care of your skin. When you get serious about making strides to improve your complexion, you’ll 1) notice improvements in the health of your skin and even possibly avoid serious health concerns, such as skin cancer; 2) reap the benefits of a more attractive appearance due to the minimization of skin issues, such as blemishes or redness; and finally, 3) increase your overall happiness by feeling confident and beautiful in your own skin. Meeting the goal of taking good care…

Managing Rosacea

Tackle Rosacea with Control Corrective

If you suffer from Rosacea, you’re no stranger to the constant attention required to manage this difficult skin condition and reduce the occasion of its unsightly flare-ups. And unfortunately in the heart of summer, the disorder – which can cause flushing, persistent redness, bumps and pimples, visible blood vessels and other symptoms – can become increasingly problematic, due to triggers including heat, sun exposure, increased physical activity and more…

Addressing Hormonal Acne

Breakouts. The word alone is enough to make even the bravest face want to hibernate at home until the smoke – or the complexion – clears. These pesky periods of acne can be caused by a multitude of factors, but if you’re noticing a regular pattern in when they make their unwelcome return, the reason may be hormonal. While acne is the most common skin condition, affecting all ages, genders and races, hormonal acne is most often specific to women, especially surrounding her period cycle or pregnancy. So, how do you know if you are dealing with hormonal acne, and more importantly, how do you deal? Here are some helpful hints to identifying this common skin condition and getting a handle on it: Cue in…

New Year Skin Resolutions

A spirit of optimism and determination is in the air as so many of us start January eager to make good on a fresh set of resolutions for the New Year. Whether it’s a personal promise to shed a few pounds or to eat better, these goals provide us an opportunity to bring purposeful focus to areas of our life we sometimes neglect. This year, think outside of the box and consider the simple improvements you can make in your beauty and skincare routine. Are you guilty of sleeping on a makeup-smudged pillow at night? Is your bathroom cabinet filled with failed drugstore skincare products? Has your “occasional” sunscreen use earned you a few new age spots? Remember, it’s not just your body that needs…

Skincare Gifts

As the holidays approach, it’s pretty much tradition to spend most days in December seeking out the perfect gifts for loved ones – that is, when you aren’t penciled in for a host of festive fetes. It’s unfortunate that while this is indeed the season of giving, as well as perhaps the most social (and photographed) time of year, we often fail to “give back” to our skin, neglecting it in the name of late-night parties, stressful shopping experiences and one too many Christmas cocktails. This year, make room on your wish list for some skincare gifts that will keep your complexion glowing as you navigate the holiday party circuit, reunions with hometown friends and other impressionable moments.   Gift#1: A Stunning Selfie Sure, the…

Holiday Skincare Gifts

Wait, how many days left until Christmas?! If you’re anything like us, you’re starting to feel that nagging annual pressure of purchasing the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Nothing is more stressful –especially when time is of the essence – than attempting to select presents that feel authentic, personal and unique to family and friends. If you’re looking to step outside the “gift” box of the usual gift cards, mail-order munchies or bath sets, consider introducing loved ones and cherished coworkers to the gift of professional skincare. In essence, you’ll be giving something that most everyone wants to receive (Is there anyone against healthier, more beautiful skin?), yet they may be reticent to buy for themselves. And the best part about amazing skincare…

Staying Hydrated in Winter

While winter’s weather may seem to offer ample moisture, the chilly season’s conditions actually have a severe dehydrating effect on skin. A lack of humidity in the air, coupled with an increase in exposure to indoor heating and long, hot showers, can quickly create flaky, cracked and itchy skin. Much like you revamp your wardrobe to adjust for the onset of winter weather, it’s equally important to practice preparedness when it comes to your skincare regimen. Make sure you are implementing the right products and facial treatments for the season, in addition to being mindful of lifestyle choices that can help skin retain its necessary moisture.   Here are a few suggestions for keeping complexions calm, hydrated and happy when the weather outside is frightful:…

Your Most Common Skincare Questions Answered

Can you believe we’re only a month out from 2016? Yep, time sure flies when you’re having fun – especially when you’re helping folks find their best skin. As we look back on a year’s worth of blog posts, we’ve covered everything from hormonal acne to salicylic acid, facial masks to skincare consistency, and all things beautiful skin in between. And while we’ll never shy away from a clinical-based, comprehensive complexion discussion, we also realize our responsibility in answering some of your most basic questions about your skin. With that in mind, we’ve scoured our inboxes and cross-examined our friends in customer service to round up some of your most common skincare questions.   In no particular order, here are a few of those FAQs,…

Applying Skincare Correctly

Here at Control Corrective, we would never refer to skincare as “simple,” since skin type, skin conditions and skincare treatment plans are completely distinct to each person’s unique complexion and therefore require professional consultation for both diagnosis and management. Even more, often the most arguably “simple” aspect of skincare – applying it correctly– is often botched in a big way. The good news is, at-home skincare application isn’t rocket science, although it isabsolutely crucial that you do it right for your skin to reach new heights. Here’s a roundup of some of the most common skincare application mistakes, how to avoid them, and some basic tips on applying skincare products correctly – and in the right order – every time: Avoid the Biggest Blunders Using…

Secrets of Salicylic Acid

If you’ve ever struggled with acne – whether occasional or chronic – chances are you’ve used or perused a product containing salicylic acid. So, just what is this skincare ingredient boasting breakout-banishing properties?   We’ve got the 4-1-1 on this commonly-used complexion booster, including why it works, who it works for, and when to use caution: It’s a “multitasker.” Salicylic acid is no one-trick pony, as it acts as both a comedolytic and keratolytic agent. In layman’s terms? It not only loosens up congested skin cells to neutralize bacteria within the pores – sending blackheads and whiteheads packing – but it also acts as a powerful exfoliator that helps skin shed dead debris more easily to prevent future breakouts. It’s best teamed with other exfoliators….

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