valentine’s day

Pre-Valentine’s Day Lip Shape Up

With Valentine’s almost here, luscious lips are taking center stage. The first thing you should be mindful of is preventing and restoring healthy, soft lips. Cold weather and sun exposure are the major culprits when lips get dehydrated.  Cool air, reduced humidity and wind can leave the thin lip skin with deep cracks. When lips get dry and uncomfortable from moisture loss, chapping and painful cracking and peeling are not far behind. The consistent use of a protective balm can prevent your lips from drying out. Emollients in tubes or pots can also reverse the problem….

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This Valentine’s Day, Go for the Wine and Chocolates

For Valentine’s Day this year, skip the hearts and flowers; go straight for the wine and chocolate—they’re rich in  anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants help prevent the  damage caused by free radicals, and also help skin tolerate UV exposure and environmental pollutants. But not all wine and not all chocolate are equally good, so make sure that you get the right stuff. Chocolate—it’s good for you, so indulge a little! Dark chocolate is much richer in anti-oxidants; it has more chocolate liquor and less sugar. Eat dark chocolate  whenever possible—it’s the milk, cream, and dairy products in milk chocolate…

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