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Dear Spray-On Sunscreen,

Can you believe it? Summer has finally arrived! Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the temps reached the 80s, the sun was shining bright and full, and I spent the daylight hours worshipping in its glory. Because I am serious about protecting my precious skin from harmful UV rays,… READ MORE »


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Skin: Our largest organ, and also probably our biggest pain in the butt. Managing its temperamental, over-sensitive ways is pretty much a full-time gig, especially if your skin is a delicate Sensitive Sally like mine. Thankfully, we’ve got our new BFF, esthetician Jenna Kulp, to help us solve our skin woes. Jenna’s here to answer… READ MORE »


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The other day, I dug up a small travel-size bottle of Fresh’s Sugar Lemon body lotion that had been languishing in my bathroom cabinet. I used a tiny amount on my dry, chapped hands and as soon as I smelled it, I immediately wanted to be swathed in an entire bucket of the stuff. The… READ MORE »


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Prepare to be traumatized. Earlier this week on “The Doctors,” a panel of experts discussed the use of—gag—urine in skin care. “Urea,” explains one doctor, “on the skin potentially has some benefits,” before then applying pee-soaked cotton balls to each other’s faces as “urine facials.” There’s a lot we’d go through to get… READ MORE »


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We’re generally pretty skeptical of any beauty product that claims to fix up our messy bits while we sleep. What happened to the whole beauty is pain concept? Suddenly beauty is supposed to be just easy? Well, apparently so. Kiehl’s new Midnight Recovery Concentrate did, in fact, have a visible effect on my face overnight. READ MORE »


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Forget expensive skin creams and trips to the dermatologist. If you really want perfect skin, Kylie Minogue has the answer, and it’s a whole lot cheaper than you’d expect. Apparently, the star relies on Pond’s Cold Cream for her wrinkle-free complexion, a product you’ve seen in the vanity of your grandmother’s house, no doubt. “It’s… READ MORE »


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Great. Just as we had stocked up on all the necessary sun protection supplies for the season, we hear this incredibly disturbing news. An environmental organization claims that “almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin… READ MORE »


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When I lived at home, my mom made us — and our confused friends — wash our feet in the sink before entering the house proper during the summer. In sandal weather, she could often be heard admonishing us not to “drag our street feet into the house!” As a result, I’m flexible and balanced… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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I have extremely oily skin that is a curse (I’m always shiny) and a blessing (I won’t wrinkle easily). So for years, I’ve ignored the advice of my dermatologist and beauty professionals who said I should moisturize despite my skin type. Until recently, I hadn’t found a moisturizer that wouldn’t contribute to the oil slick… READ MORE »


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If your hometown’s having the same nice, sunny weather we’ve been experiencing in New York City, you’re probably browning a bit and noticing a layer of dead skin dulling your complexion. Sadly, though the type of dryness changes, skin dehydration doesn’t disappear when humidity enters the picture. But because a lot of people don’t realize… READ MORE »


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Even though I’ve mostly outgrown breakouts (finally!), I still get the occasional gift from the acne fairy. When this happens, there’s only one thing to do: Bring out the big guns, in the form of Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion. While this spot treatment can’t exactly be used during the day, due to it going on… READ MORE »


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There was once a time, when I was young and naive and acne-ridden, when I didn’t moisturize. I mistakenly thought that because I had been cursed with oily and pimpled skin that there wasn’t a need for any additional moisture. I was wrong. Nowadays my skin is much clearer, though I still get the… READ MORE »


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Preventing wrinkles has to do with good habits. Healthy skin won’t turn on you quite as quickly as skin that hasn’t been cared for. Take measures to reduce the appearance of age-defining creases and indentations. … READ MORE »


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A zit on your chin, or a little off-center on your forehead is an easy fix. Even uncovered, no one will notice. But when the sucker pops up on your nose, you can either take our advice for eradicating the dreaded pimple, or spend the next week looking like Rudolph’s first cousin. … READ MORE »


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There’s nothing sexier than the touch of silky soft skin. And while facial moisturizers and hand creams are commonplace products to keep you smooth, you need some serious exfoliating action to sloth off the dead skin that keeps your sexiest layers on lock down. Here’s how to do it. … READ MORE »


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There’s nothing worse than kicking your shoes off after a long day only to gawk at your cracked heels and rough toes. Our little piggies take a lot of hits between high heels, standing at bars, and walking around the office. Do yourself, and your feet, a favor: Take the time to pamper yourself with… READ MORE »


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There’s nothing worse than shelling out cash to get pampered only to have something go wrong with your treatment. A bad facial can put a damper on your usual routine but! We can deal with this people. Here’s what to do when you leave the spa less than satisfied. … READ MORE »


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