Skincare

Skincare Myths Revealed, Part 2

An acclaimed dermatologist demystifies some common skincare beliefs.
In part two of her article, Rebecca Baxt, M.D., a board certified Manhattan and New Jersey dermatologist, exposes some common skincare myths and provides a dose of reality. Myth #1: Your skin will age just like your mom's. The reality: Sure, genetics play a role in how your skin looks, from the size of your pores to its texture and...

A New Pearl-Based Luxury Skincare Line Launches for Mothers and Babies

Find out why it's never too early to benefit from pearls
Although I don't have children of my own, I can certainly appreciate the fact that it's never too early to start protecting their baby-soft skin. That's the idea behind Perfect Pearl , a luxurious pearl-based skincare line for both mothers and babies. Recently launched, the line is just one of a growing number of maternity-related skincare lines. This one, however,...

Skincare Myths Revealed, Part 1

An acclaimed dermatologist sets the record straight about common skincare issues.
Rebecca Baxt, M.D ., a board certified Manhattan and New Jersey dermatologist says she has noticed an influx of female patients who feel they are doing everything right and still are unsatisfied with the appearance of their skin. What’s more, she often sees patients who feel they are doomed to bad skin based on myths that “you get the genes...

You Are What you Eat

Dermalogica’s Claudia Aguirre, Ph.D., dishes on how food can affect the skin.
This age-old adage may have been dismissed over the generations as somewhat of an old wives’ tale, but in fact it is deeply rooted in a real biological connection between our bodies and the food we eat. With technological advances, we are better able to understand how micro- and macro-nutrients really affect our health on a cellular level. This notion...

Skincare Myths Exposed

Find out what matters when it comes to good skincare.
Despite having access to a bevy of hydrating products, I'm not immune to the drying effects of winter. My skin, like many others this season, suffers the consequences. Although I know there are simple steps I could take to remedy the situation, such as banning hot showers and drinking more water, I still often need to be reminded of what...

What to Look For In a Safe Waxing Service

Tips for keeping your waxing clients safe.
According to Malynda Vigliotti, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar in New York City, “waxing is the fastest and most affordable way to remove hair from the root, that’s why so many prefer it over tweezing, laser, and threading. But not all waxing is created equal. Whether a fancy spa or a nail joint, there are things a consumer should...

ULTA Beauty Reveals its Top Five 2013 Resolutions for Beautiful Skin

What can you do to make your skin and your clients' better in 2013?
Because the New Year is a good time to adopt change, I'm always looking for ways to improve my current routines. To help people like me, ULTA Beauty recently unveiled its top five skin resolutions for 2013, which also coincides with the company's Love Your Skin events. Nationwide, stores will feature advice on top skincare techniques, live demos, and tips...

Uncork a Bottle of Bubbly for Holiday-Stressed Skin

A famed facialist reveals her recipe for fabulous skin this season.
Although I love the holidays, I don't necessarily love the toll they take on my already dehydrated skin. Fortunately, New York City facialist Cecilia Wong has a solution. Here, she shares a recipe to rejuvenate stressed skin using grapes and bubbly. The timing couldn't be better, as we prepare to toast the New Year. Cecilia Wong's Champagne Mask INGREDIENTS: 3...

Help Clients Battle Dry Skin this Winter

Share these tips to help them avoid seasonal dehydration.
According to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 81 million Americans are impacted by dry, itchy skin in the winter with the worst conditions occurring between the months of November and March. I just returned from a family ski trip in Park City, and I can attest to the fact that the snow, wind, and indoor heat stripped my skin...

“Breaking Bad” Inspires Blue Bath Salts, Blue Friday

Great Face & Body launches a new line inspired by the hit AMC drama.
Talk about a spa high! Great Face & Body (Albuquerque, NM) will be celebrating Blue Friday on Nov. 23 with the launch of its Bathing Bad products, an organic bath salt and body scrub line inspired by the hit AMC drama. The products are tinted with a natural blue dye that matches character Walter White’s blue-colored meth made popular on...

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