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FAQ: What is My Skin Type?

Ask an Expert: This is the first post in our weekly Ask an Expert segment. We will be answering your most commonly asked questions, one question at a time. In addition, we'll be answering all the skincare questions that you send in via social media (with the hashtag #askaskderm). So please, send in your critical beauty questions and we'll get them answered for you! QUESTION: WHAT IS MY SKIN TYPE? Products formulated for your skin type offer the best chance of giving you the results you want. Follow these simple steps to determine which type of skin you have so you can...

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What are the differences between the Foreo Luna, Luna Pro, and Luna Mini?

The Foreo LUNA Mini is a travel-sized deep-cleansing facial cleansing device, made from soft rounded silicone, that has two speeds and provides up to 300 uses per full charge. The LUNA Mini is available in five bright colors and is suitable for all skin types.  In addition to the benefits of the LUNA Mini, the Foreo LUNA offers an anti-aging mode that uses low-frequency pulsations to reduce the visible signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles. The LUNA has eight different speeds, provides up to 450 uses per full charge, and is available in three models depending on your...

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No Shave November

You’ve seen it on celebrities and on friends, heard about it from various companies and stores doing the contest with all of their employees and you’ve probably have heard about it on the news. No Shave November is a fun and easy way to raise money for a great cause while enjoying yourself. Many companies tweak the rules a bit to work with their dress codes. The worldwide company my husband works for doesn’t allow any facial hair except mustaches on their employees so all the men begin the mustache growing contest the first day in November with a clean...

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What are Parabens in Skincare?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard from one place or another whether it be the radio, television, newspaper or even from your local esthetician the topic of parabens. In regards to skincare, O'm here to help inform you and let you decide for yourself where you stand on the subject. This has been a very popular and largely discussed subject throughout the past few decades. There have been many myths and misconceptions about parabens that leave many unsure how they really feel about the ingredients that are included in their favorite products. These products that...

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PMD Review - Does it Really Work?

What is Microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation method in which aluminum oxide or Sodium bicarbonate crystals are sprayed over the skin from a wand that simultaneously suctions the skin and vacuums up the loose crystals. This exfoliation removes the topmost layer of the stratum corneum, encouraging new healthy cells to emerge. Microdermabrasion is for anyone looking to decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, larger pores, hyperpigmentation or “sun spots”. Microdermabrasion can be integrated into your normal skincare regiment with a few modifications. With the removal of the dead cells from the stratum corneum, all other skincare...

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