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Vaseline Launches A Skin-Lightening Facebook App In India

Vaseline has launched a Facebook app in India that allows users to lighten or whiten their skin tone in their profile photos. The app promotes Vaseline’s skin-lightening creams for men and feature Bollywood actor Shahid Kapur, whose face is spliced in two, half dark, half light. When downloading the app, Facebook says “Try the Vaseline Men Be Prepared Application for a fairer and spotless profile picture.”

Oh, if only this were about removing “spots.” Keep reading »

Got A Case Of The Chafes?

Unless you are some sort of superhuman, summer inevitably brings on the butt sweats, and, um, sweat in other private areas. This extra moisture can cause inner thigh irritation if you’re doing a good amount of walking in a skirt or dress. One way to avoid this super uncomfortable rash would be to wear shorts under your skirt (or just not wear skirts?), or you could safeguard against chafing with an anti-chafing gel. Our pick: Monistat’s Anti-Chafing Powder-Gel, which is non-greasy (meaning it won’t damage your clothes) and guards against wetness (ew, sorry, we know that sounds dirty). If you’ve already hit Chafe City, try a diaper cream (no, really) to relieve irritation in a snap. Mustela’s Vitamin Barrier Cream has an incredibly rich texture to soothe and reduce redness. [Mustela Vitamin Barrier Cream, $9, Sephora; Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel, $7.99, Drugstore.com] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Dove To Cast “Flawless” Women In New “Real Beauty” Campaign

  • Dove is casting new models for its “Real Beauty” campaign. Cool! Who are they looking for? “Real women.” Cool! What do these real women have to look like? “Flawless skin, no tattoos or scars.” Oh. [Styleite.com]
  • Remember Provincetown, Massachusetts, the town that voted to give all students in grades K-12 a condom if they want one? MA’s governor, Deval Patrick, poo-poos the idea. [CNN]
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee has started the confirmation hearing for Elena Kagan, the country’s solicitor general. If confirmed, Kagan would be the third women to sit on the Supreme Court. [BBC]

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The Internet Wants To Help Save Your Skin

We know the rules: wear sunscreen, get regular checkups from the dermatologist, and watch your skin for signs of oddly shaped moles. But let’s be honest. There are days you go without sunscreen, having no insurance can make regular visits to the derm difficult, and sometimes distinguishing the difference between the shape of a mole one day versus a month later is impossible. SkinOfMine.com is here to save you from those very skin woes. Simply upload a picture of yourself or specific moles to the website, track their changes over time by uploading newer images, and — should you need it — forward the pictures to a dermatologist for further advice. You’ll be able to easily view the difference in shape and size without wondering, Did that mole grow? or Was that there before? Keep reading »

Snail Slime Apparently Has All Sorts Of Skin Benefits

There’s something a little twisted about beauty products or treatments involving ultra-gross ingredients. How, exactly, did we conclude It can’t get any worse, might as well try spreading some bird crap on there? In France, women are now especially fond of lotions and creams made with snail slime, which has numerous supposed benefits, like increasing cell regeneration, anti-aging and healing properties, acne improvement, moisturizing and improving elasticity … Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Use Body Bronzer

We all want a sun-kissed glow no matter the season. So when the sun’s not out but you’re skin is in need of a few rays, simulate a tan with body bronzer. Self tanners are too harsh for some beginner faux-bakers, so start with a body bronzer to add soft color to you’re drab winter skin. Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Apply Body Shimmer

Body shimmer has a bad rap. OK, maybe it deserves such after the massacre known as the ’90s (rave anyone?), but here’s how you can bring glitter back with all the class and none of the skanky.

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Beauty How-To: Apply Highlighter

Sometimes foundation, bronzer, and blush just aren’t enough. When you want a shimmery, sculpted look for your cheeks and face, use a highlighter to add a look-at-me glow. Here’s how…

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Beauty How-To: Use a Gradual Tanner

Whether you’re craving a sun-kissed glow in the dead of winter, or simply looking for a healthier option than baking in a UV box, gradual tanning lotions are a safe tanning bet. Prep your skin and carefully follow directions to have a golden tan all year round.
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Beauty How-To: Cover A Scar

Scars are sexy… but mostly on guys. Sure, some come with great stories, but when you want to look your finest, a gash on your shoulder is not what you want people to notice first. Save yourself a trip to the dermatologist or plastic surgeon. All you need to conceal your scar is already in your makeup bag.

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