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Aging

To the Rescue: Ormana Visage Anti-Age Facial Serum

Travel, summer and kids. How are they related? They all contribute to aging!! If you have kids and are traveling in the summer, there are many things that make you age by the minute. I literally can see wrinkles form in front of my eyes. Sleeplessness, poor diet, being in the sun for way too long, … Continue reading “To the Rescue: Ormana Visage Anti-Age Facial Serum”

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Your Cleanser Can Now Also Be Your Sunscreen

Your Cleanser Can Now Also Be Your Sunscreen

One of my best friends just found a cancerous mole on her back. She lives in NYC and works ridiculous hours in an office, and yet still managed to spend enough time unprotected in the sun for this to happen. Luckily, all it took was a short procedure to remove it, but it still cost her $12,000, even with insurance…in case – aside from wrinkles – you needed more motivation to lather on sunscreen every day (even in the winter, it is a MUST!).

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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.

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Everything You Need to Know about Retinol

Everything You Need to Know about Retinol

A few months ago, I had a blemish that just wouldn’t go away. None of my usual remedies and go-to products were doing the trick. A friend told me that her dermatologist recommended she use retinol and that it worked overnight when she was in a similar situation…

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Frugal Snob

Frugal Snob: The Many Uses Of Coconut Oil

Whether or not you’re on a budget, coconut oil is one of those super ingredients that should always be stocked in your kitchen – and in your vanity. We’re going through a serious “fat does not make you fat” moment in nutrition, which is at the basis of this trend since coconut oil is rich lauric acid, a fatty acid (while it’s a saturated fat – aka the “bad” fat – it’s metabolized faster in the body than those found from animal sources). The same fatty properties that make it a healthful dietary addition also make it a near cure-all for beauty woes, along with the fact that it’s an anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. Make sure, however, that you’re spending the few extra dollars to get raw, organic, virgin coconut oil.

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Hangover Cures

Hangover Cures: Instant Gratification Facial Treatments

It’s that time of year when our bodies are being pushed to the limit, both mentally and physically. We are all crazy-busy between shopping, cooking, decorating, and maybe traveling. Add the endless parties, nice wines, and late nights, and who takes the real beating? Your skin! Then you need to look good all over again the next day, so what do you do? Booking a facial would be ideal, but let’s be serious: Squeezing in an appointment like that just isn’t feasible. Santa is the only who’s able to stop time around here.

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Caring for Your Skin through Each Decade

Caring for Your Skin Through Each Decade

As we age, our skin develops different needs and we have to change our routines to keep it looking its best. How to do that, though, isn’t always clear.

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Mirai Clinical Purifying & Deodorizing Body Wash

Mirai Clinical Purifying & Deodorizing Body Wash: Does a Body Good

As if we need more worries as we age, but unfortunately odor is one of them. Luckily for us, this anti-odor body wash is here to help with ingredients like Japanese persimmon extract and green tea.

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DNAEGF Renewal: What the Heck are DNA Repair Enzymes?

The new buzz words in beauty seem to be “DNA repair enzymes.” I’m not one to get caught up in science because when it comes to beauty products all the science is mostly just marketing jargon.

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