Even if some of us don’t make it to a dermatologist on a regular basis, we can still benefit from expert advice geared to help us combat skincare woes that many of us invariably end up facing.

Let’s be honest – the Academy Awards on Sunday were good for more than just reflecting on the merits of various films. If that weren’t the case, there wouldn’t be a torrent of coverage devoted to picking apart the attire and makeup.

If style hounds and makeup fanatics were all scouring the red carpet on Sunday for the latest trends in bold cosmetics, they may have come up empty-handed. As it so happens, demure, understated makeup was more de riguer at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

If you’ve been paying attention to all the Fashion Week commotion going on as of late, you may have noticed one super-sophisticated makeup trend sweeping the runways. Many models were sporting a barely-there makeup look, featuring a sheer face, minimal mascara and even nude lips.

Men are typically accustomed to a skincare routine of their own, but that doesn’t mean they can’t borrow a few pointers from their female friends every now and then. Though guys usually stick to a simple face cleanser and aftershave, there are many added benefits to using an exfoliator.

Let’s face it – aging is a concern for virtually every woman, beginning with oh, say, age 26. Not that most younger ladies have anything to worry about – it’s just that staying fresh-faced has been so deeply ingrained in our culture, it’s hard to imagine going a day without obsessing about it.

You know your skin is sort of a big deal – it is the biggest organ on your body, after all, and having an out-of-this-world glow can make the difference between feeling beautiful or just so-so.

Some ladies may strive to achieve precision with their makeup, but while perfectly arched brows and expertly winged eyeliner can look undeniably stunning, it’s also been said that a more carefree look is better than perfect.

Good skin is a powerful force to be reckoned with, as it often has a greater overall impact than good physique or good hair do on their own. And since so many ladies are concerned with maintaining their complexions in some way or another, here are some basic expert tips to get your skin into the best possible shape.

If you’re using makeup brushes, chances are you’re well aware that these handy tools are every girl’s secret to cosmetic perfection. However, equally important to having the right technique is taking proper care of your brushes.

If you’re wondering, like we are, what a Jessica Rabbit manicure would look like, there’s good news for all. Deborah Lippmann is coming out with an exclusive shade of polish for the 2011 holiday season inspired by the cartoon seductress, and it’s bound to cause quite a stir.

While it’s true that we’re all probably sick of winter, there’s no other season that gives you that naturally pretty flushed look. In fact, bringing out the natural blush on your cheeks is the best way to ride out what’s left of the season, and there are certain types of products that work best given the climate.