FOUR STEPS TO KEEP YOUR SKIN IN SHAPE WHILE TRAVELING

Planning to travel this summer? Vacations are often filled with overindulgence in food, sun and fun – and light in exercise and healthy choices. And that’s kind of the point, but it’s easy to keep your skin in shape with Dr. Zein Obagi’s travel and TSA-friendly portable skin care regimen. “Don’t stop taking care of your skin just because you are going off the grid for a vacation,” says Frank Barone, MD, a plastic surgeon in Toledo, Ohio. “Keep up with your skin care regimen, so when you come back you will look as rested as…

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YOUR SKIN CARE REGIMEN: SIMPLIFIED

We don’t have the time or bandwidth for overly complex 12-step skin care rituals anymore. Today’s skin care is all about multi-tasking and it must be low-maintenance to become a habit. Glowing skin is as easy as 1-2-3 – or at least it should be according to Zein Obagi, MD. 1. Cleanse. A cleanser to remove dirt and debris is the first step in your new ZO-approved super-simple skin care regimen. There are many options available to suit your skin type and needs including Offects® Hydrating Cleanser, Normacleanse™ Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin, Oilacleanse™ Cleanser…

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Beautiful Bride Bootcamp

You found the perfect dress, but there’s still so much do before you walk down the aisle and say “I do.” Your big day is coming and it will be all eyes on you. So how can you make sure that your skin is ready for prime time? Start six weeks ahead on an intensive skin care regimen to purge pores, smooth lines and creases, and reverse pigmentation for a flawless look. Try this simple and effective home regimen to look positively gorgeous from the rehearsal dinner to the honeymoon. Start at least 6 weeks ahead….

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Good Hair Days Ahead

A full head of healthy, shiny hair is a very coveted thing. Stress, genetics, vitamin deficiencies, styling damage, and chemical processing can all contribute to hair thinning over time in women and men.  On average, we lose 50-100 hairs day, which is part of the natural growth cycle. However, if you start seeing more hairs on your pillow, in the bathroom sink, or in your brush, hair loss may be a bigger problem. Making some simple changes to your daily hair care routine may help slow down hair thinning. Here are 5 tips: Use a brush…

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6 Tips for a Safe Manicure

Nothing beats a luxurious mani/pedi in a spa or salon for pampering and relaxation, but be sure that you’re getting a safe manicure without the risk of infection. Read these 6 tips for getting a beautiful manicure without any problems or surprises: Serious nail infections can be caused by excessive cutting of the cuticle,  or the use of manicure instruments that have not been sterilized properly, or soaking tubs that are not been cleaned sufficiently in between clients. The general appearance of the salon or location does not necessarily indicate how safe and clean the instruments…

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Tips for the Perfect Pedi

Nothing says party like a strappy pair of sandals and the perfectly pedicured feet to go with them. “With a little time and the right tools, you can give yourself a colorful and relaxing pedi right in the comfort of your home, “ says Dr. Monika Kiripolsky. Read on for Dr. Kiripolsky’s 6 tips for the perfect pedi. Soak It: After removing old polish, fill a large bowl, tub, or basin with warm water. Add bath salts, Epsom salts, or even a dash of your favorite aromatherapy oil. Soak feet for 10 minutes, longer if they…

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What Your Brows Say About You

If eyes are the windows to the soul than your eyebrows are the window dressing, and like heavy drapes vs. sleek wooden shades, your brows say a lot about you. Sporting thick bold, but groomed eyebrows, like those spotted on runways and in glossy magazines, says this woman is a risk taking fashionista. Thin, highly arched brows may be a throw back to the 90s, but also express a sense of subtle chic. Whatever your style, brows are an important part of your face that deserve frequent grooming to keep them neat, trimmed, and symmetrical. Here…

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