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Dealing with Dark Circles

Coping with Those Pesky Dark Circles under Your Eyes   We’ve all heard it and it’s a statement that quickly brings us down. Wow, you look really tired! Is everything OK?  Why is it that even on days when we’re well-rested and fresh, those annoying dark circles under our eyes somehow show up, making us look weary, old, and dull.   The …

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Retinol and Sensitive Skin

Applying the Power of Retinol to Your Sensitive Skin … Here’s How   Retinol is everywhere—and with good reason. Widely touted as the gold standard for anti-aging skin care, products containing retinol can decrease the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, reduce inflammation, unclog pores, enhance collagen production, and help regulate the growth of cells. Retinol and sensitive skin can be a challenge, …

Dry vs. Oily Skin

When it comes to our skin, we all want the luminous visage that makes us look good, indicates we’re healthy, and boosts our self-image. But achieving that ideal appearance can be a challenge, in part because skin is complicated and varies considerably from one person to the next. Most of us fall into either a dry or oily category, with …

Here's how to change the appearence of your pores.

Here’s How to Change The Appearence of Your Pores.

Pores get a bad rap. Staring at our reflections in the mirror, we worry that our pores are too big, too prominent, and too distracting. We think about how we can make them smaller and less obvious. We wonder why we have them at all.  Here’s how to change the appearence of your pores. The fact is our pores matter a …

The Fictions and Facts of Skincare 

Skincare Myths and Facts  Whether staring at the mirror in the morning or spiffing up for an evening on the town, everyone wants to face the world with a fresh, healthy glow. But how do we achieve that? Sorting through the plethora of advice and opinion coming at us from every angle is a challenge, especially when figuring out what …

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CoolSculpting© part 2  

What You Need to Know about Cryolipolysis – aka CoolSculpting® – to Decide If It’s Right for You   You’ve reviewed the facts about CoolSculpting®. You understand that it’s a body contouring procedure that applies cold temperatures to specific areas of the body to freeze fat cells. You’re aware the targeted cooling process crystalizes and kills subcutaneous fat cells under the …

Taking Care of Combination Skin

Combination Treatments Are the Key to Caring for Your Skin Combination skin is just that – skin that exhibits multiple characteristics. That can make keeping your complexion fresh, glowing, and healthy something of a challenge. The best approach is understanding how to deal differently with different areas of your face when designing your skincare routine. The What and Why of …

Dealing with Acne-Prone Skin

Think KISS When Dealing with Acne-Prone Skin  Acne is the most common skin condition in the country, affecting 50 million Americans each year. Although acne generally begins in puberty – at some point between the ages of 12 and 24 approximately 85% of us experience at least minor outbreaks – it can occur at any age. Not surprisingly, acne is …

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Overseeing Moles

Managing Skin Moles Is Good for Your Health We’ll start with rule #1. If any mole (blemish, birthmark, lesion, lump, sore, wart, or other skin phenomenon) appears even remotely suspicious – asymmetric, bleeding, growing, itchy, painful, scaly – see the doctor right away. These are possible warning signs of problems ranging from atypical moles to melanoma. Fortunately, most mole-related anomalies …