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That sound you hear? It’s a stampede to the nearest tanning salon before it’s too late! Tanning will be banned in California for anyone under the age of 18 beginning on January 1. Presently, anyone 14 or younger is banned from tanning, but 15-, 16- and 17-year-olds may toast themselves if they have parental permission. However, there is mounting concern that tanning beds’ UV rays damage growing skin, which puts youth at risk for skin cancer. A Democratic state representative pushed the tanning ban bill and Gov. Jerry Brown signed it into law on Sunday. While some folks — like the tanning bed industry — call the tanning ban an overreaching intrusion of the government into people’s personal lives, keep in mind that France and England ban tanning under age 18 and Brazil bans tanning for everyone.

Do you support California’s ban on tanning under the age of 18? [Orange County Register] Keep reading »

All Your Makeup, All At Once


What might happen if you applied all the makeup you wore in one year to your face in one day? Dutch artists Lernert and Sander made a cool time lapse video of what a year’s worth of makeup looks like when applied to a model’s face all at once — and it is not pretty. Watch model Hannelore Knuts go from sexy to swamp thing in a matter of minutes. [Nowness] Keep reading »

11 Reasons I’ll Never Get Botox Again

I thought Botox would change my life. I admired the shiny, perfect foreheads of my elders on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (or New York, New Jersey, D.C. and Miami, for that matter) and wished that I too could include myself in the natural-but-not club. I’m 28 and definitely the only one in my small-town Indiana family to even consider Botox. I thought it was a necessary form of torture–some sun damage from a few years back had left its mark in the form of noticeable (probably only to me?) horizontal lines across my forehead. It wasn’t quite as if someone drew on my face with eyeliner, but it bothered me. So with the help of a Lifebooker special for $179, I took the plunge before a trip to Jamaica where I intended to do a little more sun damage.

And here’s why I won’t ever do it again. Keep reading »

Absolute Amazing Skin

Have you ever seen a French woman with bad skin? Didn’t think so. And perhaps that’s because they use Absolution’s line of bespoke organic skincare. How does it work? You start with their basic but deliciously light and airy Crème du Jour, and then depending on the skin problem or condition you have, add a dollop of one of Absolution’s four serums — anti-aging, eclat, energie or controle. And voila! You’ve got a skin treatment all your own!

An Open Letter To Spray-On Sunscreen

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, I hit the drugstore to stock up on sunscreen with SPF 30; for my face, I selected a cream variety, and for my body, I chose you, Spray-On Sunscreen. Keep reading »

Ask An Esthetician: What Do Different Break Out Spots Mean? Should I Be Using A Glycolic?

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 all of your troubling skin problems–to offer suggestions and solutions to your skincare needs. If you’ve got a question for Jenna, {encode=”julie@thefrisky.com” title=”let us know”} and we’ll pass it along! And after the jump, check out her answers about acne and glycolic skincare products. Keep reading »

Pour Some Sugar On Me

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 Sugar Lemon scent is sweet, but not cloying, and feels overwhelmingly light and, well, fresh. I’ll take two dozen bottles, please.

[$22.50 Fresh]

The Pee Facial: There Are No Words

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 great skin … but putting piss on our faces surely isn’t one of them. [Gawker TV] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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. No, I didn’t wake up with the world’s best skin and, mysteriously, 10 pounds lighter. But I did look and feel more hydrated and smoother than usual. [$42, Kiehl's] Keep reading »

Kylie Minogue’s Cheap Secret For Perfect Skin

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 really changed my skin,” she said. “It’s all I really use to look after my skin. It’s such an old classic.” Though the skin cream has been around forever and costs a measly $4.99, you might not be aware that its roots are really based in ancient Greece, which officially makes it that much cooler, not to mention a total steal. The cream derives inspiration and its base — water and fats — from a cleanser used over 2,000 years ago, making it a historical gem in the beauty world. Kylie’s must-have product proves two things: 1) You shouldn’t judge skincare products by their price tag because sometimes the best finds are the cheapest, and 2) Grandma always know best. If this cream will give you flawless skin through your 40s, like Kylie’s, I’m picking some up on my way home today. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

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