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Q: What Are the Best Ingredients for Calming Stressed Out Skin?

Question: What are the best ingredients for calming stressed out skin?

A: When conducting research on the symptoms of stressed-out skin, formulators tend to focus on the appearance of stress. Symptomatically, stress can look like redness, dullness, fatigue, or uneven tone, but stress can also manifest as feelings of sensitivity and irritation. Sensitivity can happen due to myriad reasons, such as environmental stress, or using highly active cosmeceuticals, like retinoids or vitamin C. Regardless of the reasons why your skin is stressed, it’s important to find out what can help skin destress, and there are a lot of amazing ingredients for this.

How a Routine Can Ease Stress

By Elsa de Berker The time is upon us for setting our intentions for the New Year—but in 2020, instead of writing a list of all the things you thin...

Beautiful People: Lou Oates, Executive Chef at Little Pine

Lou Oates is the head chef at Little Pine, a plant-based restaurant in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Little Pine is owned by Moby, an electronica icon and a staunch animal rights activist who has been vegan for over 30 years. His dedication is such that he has pledged 100% of his restaurant’s profits to animal rights organizations/ Like Moby, she also has roots in the music industry and still finds ways to meld her diverse interests: plants, wellness, music, and community.

It’s Winter and You Need Major Hydration—Now What?

According to Youth To The People’s Product Innovation Manager, Mercedes Taylor, our bodies go through a process of dehydration called transepidermal water loss (or TEWL). It happens year-round, but some environmental factors can make it worse, like vacationing in Palm Springs or cranking up the heat on high mid-winter.  But it doesn’t have to be this way—one key element for preparing your skin to face the harsh winter months is a rich, nourishing moisturizer

Six Skincare Myths, Busted

Though scientific information has become more readily available, and general knowledge about skincare has progressed, certain myths continue to pervade. For example, you might’ve heard that you should wash your face with hot water since doing so will ‘open up’ your pores. Or, you might think that dehydrated and dry skin are one and the same. False! It’s time to set the record straight. 

Four Ways to Use Oil In Your Routine

If you’ve ever wondered whether you can use oil for your skin type, you’re not alone. While skincare education has certainly progressed in recent years, there’s still a lingering stigma that oil can cause acne and congested pores, which is why so many folks are still afraid to use it. The thing is, though, no one should be afraid. According to Youth To The People’s Director of Education, Laura Cline, the skin actually needs oil in order to function properly. Curious to know how you can use oil to enhance your complexion? Just keep on scrolling.

Surprising Signs Your Skin is Dehydrated

When it comes to skincare secrets, countless celebrities and models will say that drinking water is the key to a clear, hydrated complexion—but in reality, it’s not that simple. Dehydration occurs when the skin itself is lacking water, which unlike sebum, it can’t create on its own. The good news is topical skincare gets the job done for you. Ahead, find four telltale signs your skin is dehydrated—along with a few moisture-boosting products that can make a major difference.

Meet Our Giving Partners: Surfrider

With chapters and clubs all over the world, for 34 years the Surfrider Foundation has had a global impact for good. Without a healthy planet, there can be no people. The environmental non-profit works to ensure clean water, healthy oceans and coastlines, and accessible beaches for all those who love water and surf. In 2019, Surfrider Foundation helped Youth To The People organize our first west coast beach cleanup, where our team cleared tens of pounds of single-use plastic, cigarette butts, and waste from Venice Beach. At Youth To The People, we believe that utilizing glass bottles is only part of the equation— alone, it isn’t enough. Moving away from a throwaway culture, working hard at cleaning up what’s already been discarded, carefully considering the choices that move us closer to being a zero-waste company, and not being afraid to work up a sweat are all part of our long term strategy.