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Detailed Guides on Common Skin Issues

Acne Guide 215

Acne Guide

A detailed look at the underlying causes of acne, ingredients that target those factors, and tips on managing acne.

Anti Aging Guide 215

Anti-Aging Guide

Learn about the aging process and age-fighting strategies for slowing it down.

Sensitive Skin Guide 215

Sensitive Skin Guide

Are you naturally sensitive or sensitized? Learn the difference and how to care for sensitive skin.

Hyperpigmentation Guide 215

Pigmentation Guide

Different types of pigmentation explained, strategies for treating it, and ingredients to watch out for.

Skin Care Information

Sun Protection Guide 215

Sun Protection Guide

A comprehensive guide to sun damage, how to choose the right sunscreen, and sun protection tips.

Spa Treatments Guide 215

Spa Treatments

Spa treatments, in-office procedures, skincare tools, and professional skincare.

Skin Care Basics Guide 215

Skin Care Basics

A guide to skin types and essential skincare how-to’s.

Skin Conditions 215

Skin Conditions

Common skin issues and skin stressors.

Welcome to Just About Skin!

Over the years, I’ve spoken with hundreds of you about skin care. Many of you have the same questions. What strikes me is – not much has changed in skincare education in the last 20 years.

There is still a huge lack of accurate and comprehensive information about skin care, but no shortage of beauty products and product reviews! As a biochemist by training and licensed esthetician, I am deeply bothered when bad information is spread.

The problem is, skin care isn’t commonly studied, and we don’t learn this in school. For those of you who didn’t study a biological science, you may not have a good understanding of how skin works. It is therefore very hard to make informed decisions about what products to use and routines to follow. Even for me, having studied it for many years, skin care is highly complex and challenging.

Skin First, Then Products

More than ever before, we need to understand how skin works. Today the skin care industry is exploding with products and new treatment possibilities, thanks to rapid advances in our understanding of skin science. And there is much more to come.

Let’s focus on skin first. Then we can talk about what to put on it.

What we’re doing today is the opposite. We buy products without having a clue about our skin type and what’s going on inside our skin.

You can’t make a good decision if you don’t know why your skin is behaving a certain way and how to treat it correctly.

So let’s remember — Skin First, then Products. This is my core philosophy.

Not Your Typical Beauty Blog

You’ve come to an educational site where you will find expert skin care information grounded in science. On this site, my goal is to share my expertise and educate you about skin care – to empower you with the knowledge to make smart decisions about your products, routines, and skin treatments.

I try to explain the ‘science’ behind skin care – why you do or don’t do things a certain way – in simple terms. This is the kind of information that I think is lacking. I also share practical advice and professional tips.

Finally, if you’re interested in anti-aging, then you’ve come to the right place! This is my favorite topic and where I tend to get more advanced on the site.

I hope you enjoy this site and wish you all the best on your quest for healthy, beautiful skin!
Rita Lee

Rita Lee
Founder & Author
(more about my background and the mission of this blog)


Fan Mail From Around the World

Recently discovered your page & blog – very informative & helpful! Love it!
akorchemniyy, Sept 9, 2015
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whimsical_chic, Aug 21, 2015
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Lisa, Aug 9, 2015
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Moo Goo Skincare, July 7, 2015
I enjoy your site so much and I am in school for Esthetics…And I want to add that your site has motivated me even further in learning my ingredients. I look at your info DAILY lol. You could say I am becoming obsessed with ingredient knowledge and your educational background and passion is what makes you stand out from the rest and I trust your opinion. Looking forward to reading many more interesting things from you. THANKS AGAIN !
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julianty_p, Instagram, June 23, 2015
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cindysojourning, Instagram, June 23, 2015
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divaenestilo, Instagram, June 23, 2015
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Alia, Instagram, June 22, 2015
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mrsimsofancy, Instagram, June 11, 2015
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sue329, Instagram, June 10, 2015
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lifesmelody7, Instagram, May 28, 2015
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Alo Products, May 27, 2015
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skinbymolly, Instagram, May 11, 2015
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goddesscurls_95, Instagram, May 9, 2015
This is tremendously helpful
Alissa, May 5, 2015
I really find your blog  amazing and full of important information about skin care
Miles, Velius Pharm, May 1, 2015
love your blog Rita. I keep Re-reading it. So resourceful. Thanks!!!
swapna_george, Instagram, April 30, 2015
I love how you always introduce us to new skincare!
makeupbypatricia, Instagram, April 20, 2015
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allthepretty11, Instagram, April 20, 2015
I love learning new things about skincare from you. Thank you!
beautygal2013, Instagram, April 15, 2015
I always love and look forward to your posts!
yourskinwithin, Instagram, April 6, 2015
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ruhimaach, Instagram, April 3, 2015
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romahtomato, Instagram, March 31, 2015
Thank you for always sharing so much information and knowledge!!
littlemermaid0319, Instagram, March 25, 2015
Oh my god I just read this post and the previous ones….. love !!!
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ladylavenderblog, Instagram, March 23, 2015
Yay … Happy dance..I found you
vinolola, Instagram, March 23, 2015
It is always so great to see a skincare blogger that dives a little deeper than foundations and bronzers.. there is so much to learn, explore and understand about the science of skin. I think you are doing a fabulous job with that. Your blog is so well done and well written.
Jenni, MEG 21, March 18, 2015
I’ve been looking at your website and your blog and I absolutely LOVE it!!!
Shelly, Christina Cosmeceuticals, March 16, 2015
Thank you so much,this knowledge is priceless.
budgetdiva831, Instagram March 13, 2015
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mankachu, Instagram March 11, 2015
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5lood_beauty, Instagram March 8, 2015
I’m a frequent visitor of your blog and I’ve started to follow your advice on skin routines a year ago – really happy with the results! Thank you so much for doing this and for all the product suggestions!
Audrey, blog reader, March 6, 2015
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Jenny, Facebook, Jan 27, 2015
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beautyinboston, Instagram, Jan 25, 2015
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Surleen, Instagram, Jan 23, 2015
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misswinnielee, Instagram, Jan 15, 2015
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refinedesthetics, Instagram, Jan 13, 2015
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us!
thelittlemermaid0319, Instagram, Jan 11, 2015
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keikobabetoo, Instagram, Jan 9, 2015
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Surleen, Jan 5, 2015
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twinkles7, Instagram, Dec 8, 2014
I read your blog every few days and I love it!!!
Kristy, Master Aesthetician, GlymedPlus, Nov 24, 2014
I’m going to find some time this weekend to read your whole site. You are so helpful! :)
harlemknightt, Instagram, Nov 21, 2014
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necessarynothings, Instagram, Nov 18, 2014
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crayzeern, Instagram, Nov 14, 2014
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ms.gee, Instagram, Nov 16, 2014
i would like to thank you for the great blog and effort..Thank you for the great info and tips.
kholoud, Nov 13, 2014
just found your blog! I love it! It’s so good to see ingredients I should look out for and I am obsessed with anatomy and physiology!!
missdelly, Instagram, Nov 12, 2014
Thank you a lot for ur answer. Really helpful. Your doing a great job here on helping us
gezelijg, Instagram, Nov 11, 2014
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chiquitasabrina, Instagram, Oct 22, 2014
Love your blog
Dana, Instagram, Oct 19, 2014
You have been such a wonderful source for all things skincare related. Thank you!
fenztastic, Oct 28, 2014
I am loving following Just About Skin
Becky, Facebook, Oct 17, 2014
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Rabab, Instagram, Oct 14, 2014
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cjaviert26, Instagram, Oct 8, 2014
I’m so incredibly thankful that I found your blog; it is amazing! I’ve been doing a fairly obsessive amount of skin care internet research over the past few months and this site is the best I’ve found for in-depth explanations of how skin works and why certain ingredients help (that are actually backed by quality research!)  I know that I can trust what you say, and your intelligent, scientific approach to cosmetic skin care is certainly refreshing.. I’m really grateful to you for sharing your wealth of knowledge and experience with the world and for teaching me how to make informed decisions about my skin for the rest of my life.
Elena, Oct 6, 2014
I absolutely love your page. Very helpful page.. i will be following closely!
z_care, Instagram, Oct 5, 2014
I wanted to thank you for providing such a very informative resource for people like me who have a lot of skin concerns.
Liezel, Oct 2, 2014
Seriously love your page!! Check it daily for new skincare tips! Thank you :)
holliday1030, Instagram, Oct 1, 2014
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theeloveofbeauty, Instagram, Oct 1, 2014
I have found your posts to be the most educational & helpful of many other experts that we follow.  Your knowledge is amazing & I hope you continue to share with us!
Austin, Sep 29, 2014
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Hayley, TheVedix, Sep 29, 2014
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sweetmakeuptemptations, Instagram, Sep 27, 2014
Just love all your posts they are very informative!
treewashappy12, Instagram, Sep 25, 2014
I’m obsessed with your blog! I’m learning so much about skincare and I really love that you give the info. rather than just sharing products – makes it so much easier to determine what I actually need and how to use it!
lifestylebynumbers, blog reader, Sep 21, 2014
Loving your blog!
that_beauty_junkie, Instagram, Sep 18, 2014
just found your page and totally in love <3 thank you :)
voah, Instagram, Sep 17, 2014
Love reading your articles
Joy, Instagram, Sep 15, 2014
You are a skin care guru! We find all of the information you post to be so interesting & extremely helpful.”  
PalmettoDerma, Sep 15, 2014
I learn something new from you everyday through your posts!
Fenny, Instagram, Sep 14, 2014
I love your blog!
Nikki, Facebook, Sep 6, 2014
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beautebyerica, Instagram, Sep 5, 2014
Rita has very useful hints and tips – love her!!!
Mandy, Instagram, Aug 31, 2014
Love your site, keep up the fabulous work
treats4theface, Instagram, Aug 31, 2014
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sarahsori, Instagram, Aug 27, 2014


Love love love your page!!!!!
skindoctara, Instagram, Aug 18, 2014
I think your blog is very well written
Eric, blog fan, Aug 12, 2014
If you love skincare, you need to follow . Great advice and knowledge
Patricia, Twitter, July 28, 2014
Love love your posts!
Cheryl, Instagram, July 22, 2014
My favourite Skin Care Guru on Instagram.. I am so hooked with your blog.
imsobeautifulq8, Instagram, July 11, 2014
Really loving your reader friendly and accurate graphics and content!
Facial411, Twitter, June 19, 2014
I love following you on your blog. I keep on jotting things down that I would like to try from your blog
Kimmie, Facebook, June 11, 2014
I follow you on twitter and I love your posts and the way you educate the readers about such simple yet important aspects in skincare
SkinYoga, a blog fan, May 28, 2014
Love your blog!
Andrea, Instagram, May 22, 2014
I went through the blog intensively, it is soo great!!!!..learned a lot!!
Gabriela, Instagram, May 15, 2014
I love your blog!! I learn so much about skin care and taking good care of my skin!
Nikki, Facebook, May 13, 2014
You’re blog is very helpful. Thank you!
Gi, Instagram, May 12, 2014
love your content, thank you for helping spread the word and reduce pseudo science!
Circadia by Dr. Pugliese, Twitter, May 9, 2014
I just came across your blog, I absolutely LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!! I am a “soon to be” esthetics teacher and I love the way you explain the information and make everything simple and easy to understand! I cant wait to tell the students to check out your blog!
Nicole, a blog fan, May 8, 2014
Your blog is amazing.. love ur blog
Alia, Instagram, May 7, 2014
I love your blog by the way! It is very informative
Marina, Instagram, April 24, 2014
Absolutely fabulous skincare blog….I only trust science. Follow  ….a rare skincare site! Thanks for all your research :-)
winetrekkertv, Twitter, April 23, 2014
We think you’ve got some great advice on skincare,
NUDE Skincare, Twitter, April 19, 2014
Thank you! I love your feed/acct
shannonbruno, Instagram, April 6, 2014
Thank you so much for all the great  information You are super helpful, looking forward to learning more from you!!
Palmetto Derma, Twitter, April 3, 2014
Thanks to you, Rita….fabulous information from a biochemist on everything skin!!
Gail, Twitter, Mar 28, 2014
thanks for all the great advice :-) x
Lally, Twitter, Mar 19, 2014
I love how informative your articles are.. on my must reads.
Pia, a blog fan, Mar 17, 2014
Thank you so much for your blog/insta/web. It is so refreshing to find some intelligent modern info on skincare. Finally skin care info by a real woman for women!
Moomoobelle, Instagram, Mar 15, 2014
@JustAboutSkin ROCKs!!!!!!!! Best info bout Skin Health.”
Amala, Twitter, Mar 14, 2014
I love your page. I appreciate your input on these products; not enough people do this!
Sherry, Instagram, Mar 12, 2014
Your new blog is FANTASTIC! I have been advising several people to read it! I am really impressed, the articles are so well written and informative.
Christian, Facebook, Feb 28, 2014
I just wanted to let you know I love your posts.
Kelly, Instagram, Feb 21, 2014
WOW! Learning so much from you sweet lady
charming_finds, Instagram, Jan 29, 2014
Your knowledge is really impressive
Gabriel, Instagram, Jan 29, 2014
I really love your blog Rita. It’s GREAT!
Maria, Facebook, Jan 7, 2014
I love the underlying scientific basis for it.
Laurie, Facebook, Dec 23, 2013
I love the content you generate, it is really precious!
Debra, Facebook, Dec 17, 2013
I was reading it last night and it’s awesome.
Cordelia, Instagram, Dec 3, 2013
Rita knows everything there is to know about skincare! Highly recommend!
Tanya, Facebook, Nov 26, 2013
I was in the car and started reading about UVB and UVA…I had no idea. I can’t wait to read more….
Eyee, Facebook, Nov 25, 2013
Just read the first article in your blog. It’s great! Very well organized and explained…and extensive. You’ve motivated me to get some sunscreen this very day
Kris, Facebook, Nov 23, 2013
Having benefited from hearing your biochemist’s take on the thousands of products out there, I’m so glad to see you’re sharing your insider knowledge with everyone!
Leslie, a blog fan, Nov 19, 2013
A (very) smart guide to skincare and protecting your skin, by Rita Lee who knows beauty and explains what really happens.
Debbie, Facebook, Nov 17, 2013
I LOVE your blog, I truly do. I will be reading EVERY word you print on the blog…I ‘ve wondered, asked, and forgotten about which sunscreen goes over, above, in, on, below, around (!) the serums, moisturizes, etc. Your instructions are perfect.
Tricia, a blog fan, Nov 17, 2013


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