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Tue 04.26
Can Your Dermatologist Be the Answer to Your Ingrowns?

Can Your Dermatologist Be the Answer to Your Ingrowns?

We all know what ingrowns look like – “unsightly” red bumps that many of us get after we wax, shave, sugar, thread, or pluck our bikini-area. As if wearing a bikini isn’t stressful enough! What many people don’t know is why they actually happen. They happen anytime hair grows back into the skin instead of up and out to the surface, and according to Dr. Neal Schultz, NYC dermatologist, host of DermTV.com, and creator of BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz, they’re more likely to occur if you have curly or wiry hair. He also notes that just like the blemishes that pop up on our faces, picking them will make them way worse! I’ve never actually attempted to pick at them on my own, though there are countless Youtube videos of people doing just that (again, Dr. Schultz warns NEVER to do this), but when I wax, the lady who does it removes them for me (at least some of them…), which does help.

Fri 04.22
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Laneige BB Cushion: Hey, BB!

Frugal find of the month! This Korean drugstore BB cream will change your life. Never heard
of Laneige? Me neither, until recently. Amore Pacific, the largest cosmetics company in South Korea, created Laneige in 1994, and it’s become a fast favorite with girls in Asia. The story behind the brand centers around mineral water, which they like to label “Optimal Mineral Water,” harvested from the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas. Allegedly, they spent 20 years perfecting its scientifically-engineered properties for skin and, according to Laneige, this “superior water” is the secret to hydrating, protecting, and revitalizing skin. A friend turned me on to the line when she used it to touch up her skin while sitting in my car after a Pure Barre class. She instantly looked dewy and fresh, while I remained a sweaty mess.

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Wed 04.20
Have A Summer Fling with Matte

Have a Summer Fling with Matte

Find out which products you can use to achieve matte skin in the hot summer months…

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Have A Summer Fling with Matte
Have A Summer Fling with Matte
Have A Summer Fling with Matte
Have A Summer Fling with Matte
Tue 04.19
Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore: Building a Barrier

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2: Building a Barrier

I’ve been using SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic and Phyto+ serums for a while now, so when offered the opportunity to try their newly-launched Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 during a facial at Hiatus Spa in Texas, I was looking forward to seeing how the cream would boost the effects I’d been experiencing. My treatment was truly luxurious, starting off with a soothing foot soak (if only all facials came with head-to-toe pampering!).

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Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore: Building a Barrier
Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore
Mon 04.18
Can the Sun Actually Help Treat Acne?

Can the Sun Actually Help Treat Acne?

As someone who has struggled on and off with acne, I’m always looking for possible culprits and cures. I’ve written about the importance of wearing sunscreen enough that I wear it (pretty much) every day. I spend a good chunk of the year in Israel, though, and there have certainly been times when I haven’t re-applied as much as necessary. I’ve noticed that my skin seems to look better when it’s exposed to the sun, so I wondered if the rays can actually improve acne and if so, whether or not that benefit is influenced by the use of UVA/UVB protection. To find out, I turned to famed NYC dermatologist, host of DermTV.com, and creator of BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz, Dr. Neal Schultz.

Fri 04.15
Valentine's Day

10 Wellness Essentials You Probably Never Knew You Needed

I’ve written about Wellness Tribe before. It’s a subscription box that curates a variety of healthy products, including snacks and fitness-related items. Founder and Eastern medicine physician, Taylor J. Winn, picks all the products herself, and given that it has now been a few months since the company’s launch, I thought I’d reach out to her and get the lowdown on the 10 products she thinks everyone looking to lead a more healthy life should own. It can be hard to cut through the clutter, even for someone who is wellness-obsessed, and it’s annoying to waste time and money on things that don’t work (or worse, leave you with extra weight and fat because you think you’re eating something healthy when it’s actually anything but!). With all that said, here’s a look at Winn’s picks…

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10 Wellness Essentials You Probably Never Knew You Needed
10 Wellness Essentials You Probably Never Knew You Needed
10 Wellness Essentials You Probably Never Knew You Needed
Fri 04.01
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Men’s Grooming Myths Debunked

Times are changing…no longer is it uncommon for men to be as discerning when it comes to their beauty regimen as women are. In fact, my father is MORE of a Beauty Snob than my mother, and I have countless male friends who regularly pamper themselves with spa treatments, manicures, and an assortment of beauty products. There is still, however, a lot of misinformation out there…

Mon 03.28
4 Spring Beauty Trends You Need to Know About

4 Spring Beauty Trends You Need to Know About

I’m sitting here eating a basket full of leftover Godiva Easter bunny chocolate wishing sugar wasn’t pure bliss and trying to block out that my boyfriend keeps reminding me that he wants me to toss my one-piece bathing suits in favor of bikinis (What can I say? Some chocolate is just worth it.). Transitioning into spring from the winter isn’t always easy! While there are countless beauty trends being hailed as “musts” for the season, I’ve rounded up four of the ones that, in my opinion, are the most versatile…

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4 Spring Beauty Trends You Need to Know About
4 Spring Beauty Trends You Need to Know About
4 Spring Beauty Trends You Need to Know About
Fri 03.25
Clarisonic Mia Fit vs. Foreo Luna

Clarisonic Mia Fit vs. Foreo Luna: The Ultimate Showdown

Clarisonic knockoffs are a dime a dozen, but none have come close to being a viable alternative to the pioneering mechanical exfoliator until the recent launch of Luna ($169). I used the Clarisonic for YEARS. Swore by it…

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Luna versus Clarisonic
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