When you exfoliate, you whisk away dead skin cells that can dull your complexion and cause your skin to appear ruddy and splotchy. “The change of seasons is a great time to refresh your skin, especially after the long winter months,” says aesthetician Brittany Ballachino. In fact, she says regular exfoliation gives you a beautiful … Read More
One reason we all look forward to the balmier months is the ability to enjoy the sun once again. But, as we all know, the sun’s rays can be harmful. Be smart about exposing your skin to the sun’s damaging rays.
Imagine never having to take the time to wash and dry your hair ever again. No, you wouldn’t have to shave your head – just switch to dry shampoo, a spray-in product that advertises some of the same benefits as the wet goop you slather over your head. These alcohol- or starch-based sprays claim to … Read More
“But, honey, you’re pretty just the way you are.” Let’s face it: Even a parent’s sincere compliment can’t always dull the allure of lip-gloss and eye shadow. Interest in makeup tends to rise in middle school, but there’s no right or wrong age to start wearing it. “Have an open discussion about makeup as soon … Read More
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Winter can be a brutal time of the year for your lips. The cold air, the chilling wind and dry, heated air inside all conspire to make your smoocher dry and tight. In addition, when we go out in the cold, the mouth is usually among the last things we cover up, says dermatologist Melissa … Read More
Garlic. Roasted in olive oil, it can melt in your mouth like butter, while chopped and raw, it can taste pungent and sharp.
We all need fulfilling personal relationships. They are essential to our humanity. Researchers have found that good, healthy relationships are even associated with better mental and physical health. With a romantic partner, taking the time to spend together in a meaningful way is just as important. The preparation, and details involved, can even create more … Read More
Patches of red, scaly skin on your baby may be as unwelcome as a 3 a.m. diaper change, but they’re about as typical. Up to 30 percent of children under age 2 have atopic dermatitis (eczema), says Cleveland Clinic pediatric dermatologist Joan Tamburro, DO. Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that tends to run … Read More
If you’re among the millions of American women (and an increasing number of men) who dye their hair regularly, you may unwittingly expose yourself to dangerous chemicals that damage hair and skin. The truth is, chemical-laden hair dyes can irritate your scalp and cause hair loss in some people — and the long-term health effects … Read More
There are a variety of health claims about dry brushing. For those who aren’t familiar with the technique, it involves daily body massage with a dry, stiff-bristled brush.