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.
I’m planning a Gwyneth Paltrow-themed potluck dinner party – themed dinner parties are kind of my thing…I don’t like to cook, but I love getting people together and I find that if it’s around a theme like Momofuku, raw vegan, or Gwyneth, it makes everyone else get more excited about partaking.
Blackhead and clogged pore removals are a common step in a professional facial but did you know there’s a way to safely remove them yourself at home? Here’s my expert skin care advice for do-it-yourself extractions to keep your pores clean and clear without harming the skin.
My spin class is no joke. Serious riders are kicking serious ass. When I feel like dialing back I look at the girls with the tight ass bums and flat tummies, and I bear down and keep pushing (always take one of the bikes in the back of the room). I found out a slim-down … Continue reading “Sports Research Sweet Sweat: Feel the Burn”
Recently, I was asked to try the Vaser Shape, an ultrasound treatment that zaps fat cells and essentially does what liposuction does, but – keyword – non-invasively. Phrases along the lines of, “immediate results, painless, and free” were the factors that made the decision easy an easy yes for me. “What can I lose?” I … Continue reading “Vaser Shape: Lipo, Redux”
I have been non stop traveling since this year started. From Florence to Las Vegas to New York to Florida (and next month Cancun!), saying that my skin and everything else for that matter, is dehydrated is an understatement. I am completely tapped out! While on a flight, I drink water like crazy, but I … Continue reading “In-Flight Hydration Arsenal: Reaching High Altitudes of Moisture”