February 15, 2011 08:00 ET

Beauty Routine & Lifestyle for Healthy Skin -- "Skincare News" Presents Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook -- Part 14: Skincare Routine & Lifestyle

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Wondering whether a daily coffee habit affects skin? Unsure about the proper method of exfoliating, or want to get rid of those stubborn under-eye circles? Part 14 of's Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook can help. Learn the ins and outs of exfoliation, the truth about moisturizing and important facts about lifestyle choices and age-specific skincare.

» Q: Why is it best to apply moisturizer to damp skin?

A: Just like a damp sponge absorbs more water than a dry one, damp skin actually absorbs (and holds) more moisture, so try to apply moisturizer within three minutes of washing or showering.

» Q: Can smoking occasionally affect skin?

A: The toxins involved in smoking just one cigarette can create noticeable effects on the skin almost immediately. As the bloodstream absorbs the chemicals from the cigarette, blood vessels start to constrict, making it harder for oxygen and nutrients to reach the skin. So the damage will add up over time.

» Q: Will drinking coffee each day affect skin?

A: Coffee is loaded with antioxidants that fight free radicals. However, this doesn't mean that it's good to drink coffee in excess. Coffee is a diuretic and can cause the body to lose moisture, so for dry skin, avoid drinking more than one cup per day.

Read the complete FAQ guide to creating a healthy beauty routine and lifestyle at consistently covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe, including acne and other skincare conditions. For example, check out these latest articles:

Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook -- Part 13: Sun Protection

For those who are concerned about aging, the number one tip for healthy skin long-term is widely known: sun protection. Not only does proper sun precaution safeguard skin from painful sunburn, it also helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles that come with aging. In this chapter of the FAQ Handbook, discover essential facts about sun exposure, tips on treatment, plus the low-down on tanning and skin cancer. Read on for the best ways to soothe a sunburn, the facts behind sun protection terminology, and how to prevent sun-related conditions like melanoma.

Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook -- Part 12: Natural Skincare

For anyone who's ever wondered about making the shift to a more natural lifestyle, but wasn't sure where to start, this section of our FAQ Handbook can help. Get educated on natural ingredients like aloe vera, vitamin C and pomegranate, plus get tips on DIY remedies, essential oils and ways to "green" your lifestyle. Chapter 12 of the Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook offers excellent tips on refining one's beauty routine to reflect key changes, such as using more eco-friendly options or integrating DIY treatments into a current regimen. Find out more about the benefits of natural beauty choices.

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