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It’s late January, and not surprisingly, my Facebook feed has been filled with screenshots of weather forecasts and tails of cold-weather auto failure from my friends in well, most of the country. Winter’s cold temps and dry air always wreak havoc on skin, but when temperatures are extreme, even the most robust can start to complain of sensitivity and flakes—and we’re not talking about snowflakes. Stop your complexion from becoming a wintry mess with these tips on how to properly moisturize dry skin.

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More than 85% of all people experience acne at some point in their lives, according to the American Dermatology Association. According to the ADA, acne is the most common skin disorder and affects 40-50 million Americans.

Not long ago, I wrote about salicylic acid, a proven acne fighter.

Salicylic acid is antimicrobial and antiseptic, which helps to fight blemishes. It is also a keratolytic agent, which means it softens and exfoliates to help improve the look and feel your skin as it fights acne.

DHC Salicylic Acne Wash and Salicylic Acne Toner contain the maximum-strength concentration of 2% salicylic acid, are two components of the DHC Salicylic Acne Set, and they are currently on sale—for just a couple days more!—through June 30, 2012. If you haven’t had a chance to try them, now is the perfect time. With DHC’s Risk-Free Guarantee, you’ve got nothing to lose (except your acne!).

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I’m a little label-obsessed. As a kid, I’d read the side of the cereal carton at breakfast, scrutinizing the contents. As an adult, I carefully inspect the labels of the food I buy, as well those of all of my beauty products.

Fortunately for me, my job entails a lot of label scrutiny! I am fascinated by skincare ingredients and from the moment we start thinking about launching a new product, I’m anxious to check out the ingredient listing, always fascinated by relatively new ones—like Avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, which has beta-glucan to help diminish the appearance of fine lines—and oldies but goodies like tocopherol (vitamin E), which nourishes skin, and retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), which is pretty much a proven line fighter.

One of my favorite ingredients, and one that I love to talk about is salicylic acid.

Keep reading to see what salicylic acid can do for you.

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Flaky, dry skin, morning after morning? Does every block on the calendar seem like Groundhog Day to you?

Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter this morning, but that doesn’t mean your skin has to take it. Get glowing, radiant skin before the March 20 vernal equinox with these tips.

Late-winter skincare must-haves, after the jump!

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I hear so many of you say you don’t need a toner, is it really necessary for a toner? The answer is yes.

This Third Step in the DHC Skin Care Routine really serves a purpose. Toners help maintain the skin’s pH as well as actually prepare the skin for your next step;be it Advanced Care or your moisturizer.

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