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What Are the Benefits of Reishi Mushroom for Skin?

If you’ve been following Youth To The People for some time, you probably know we’re big fans of adaptogens—but this didn’t start with us; adaptogens have been used in Eastern medicine and Ayurveda for around 5,000 years. Chinese and Japanese medical practitioners have used reishi mushroom for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

How to Manage the Stress of a Chronic Skin Condition

Living with a chronic skin condition, I feel the far-from-fun effects of skin-related stress more often than not. But I know I’m not alone: millions and millions of Americans suffer from skin afflictions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne, and the fact is that most of them are inherently stressful lifelong battles, so though there aren’t necessarily cures for these skin ailments, there are ways to control the symptoms—and stress management is a major one. 

Why Topical Hydration is Essential

For all the time society spends imploring you to drink more water (and, we’re not saying you shouldn’t,) you might think it’s powerful enough to provide inner hydration to the body and outer hydration to the skin. But the fact is your skin needs external sources of hydration too.

Meet the People: Gillean McLeod on the Confidence That Comes With Aging

Featured here is the 63-year-old Gillean McLeod, a model and stylist in Los Angeles, but would you believe her start in modeling didn’t come until just about four years ago? With age has come a better sense of self, and the confidence that comes with it: “I've let go of an awful lot of fear,” says McLeod, “I'm talking about the way I look and the way I feel about my looks. And I just feel like I'm free.” 

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.

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

A Personal History of Adaptogens

By Elsa de Berker More than ever, we’re looking for ways to increase our vitality via sustainable and natural measures. And the turn of a New Year ...

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.

How to Achieve Your Skin Goals

By Sara Spruch Feiner Achieving your skin goals can be a delicate balance. Perhaps you’re dealing with blemishes and dehydration, or dullness, or a...

8 Ways to Hack Your YTTP Faves

By Rebecca Dancer After investing your hard-earned money on a new skincare product, you’ll be happy to learn that there are often multiple ~off-lab...

5 Things Your Skin Needs More of This Fall

The transition from summer to fall can signal a few timely changes in your skincare routine, too —particularly if you live somewhere with seasons. “As we enter the cooler months, there is less humidity in the air, so the skin gets drier.