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6 Beauty Tips: How To Change Your Skincare For Summer

It is hot and humid. I am blotting my face like I will get paid for every oil-absorbing sheet I pluck from my purse. I felt like I just got my skin balanced and before I knew it, summer was here to challenge my ego. It is time for a skincare overhaul! I know I am not alone; here is what you need to know when it comes to summer skincare and hair care.Change your productsForgo heavy full coverage foundations. Instead opt for tinted moisturizers, BB or CC creams and a light dusting of mineral powder.The creamy face wash you...

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Sunless tanning 101

I have accepted that I am pasty, no correct that, practically see-through. While I have tried sunless tanning, it just is not for me. Truth be known I spend way to much time already doing my makeup, my hair and picking out my clothes, that my loved ones and friends would kill me if I took any longer to get out the door! Sunless tanning does have its benefits though- you appear thinner and skin imperfections are less noticeable. There is also that added benefit of avoiding melanoma, the deadliest cancer! Every season I offer my clients a cheat sheet...

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Introducing MDSolarSciences

We all know the importance of proper sun protection and it will remain a constant subject within my posts and videos for askderm.com. What I am continually impressed by is the advances within sunscreen technologies. Micro particlization has allowed for improvements in absorption and the feel of sun products, MDSolarSciences is no exception. I was first introduced to the three Mineral Cremes; 30, 50 and tinted. Immediately I fell in love. The texture of these physical sunscreens is dreamy! All three containing Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, physical sun blockers that are far less likely to irritate sensitive skin, unlike...

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The Dangers of Tanning Beds

The commercials for indoor tanning salons use the adjectives “healthy” and “beautiful”. Melanoma is not beautiful. Solar elastosis, that saggy skin with excessive wrinkling, is not beautiful. Vanity is the sole purpose behind tanning and vanity will ultimately be what you will loose in the end! Brazil, a country known for golden beauties in tiny bikinis has completely outlawed the practice of indoor tanning. Many states within the U.S. and my many countries around the world now prohibit the use of tanning beds by minors under 18. The CDC has concluded that the use of indoor tanning beds, even for...

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Product Review: DS Laboratories Revita

One of the most common beauty complaints I hear from clients has to do with sparse lashes or of thinning lashes as one ages. I was sent the eyelash stimulator for review purposes. My lashes and brows were photographed prior to my first application and then again on the completion of the product pen. I applied the product twice daily to my upper lash line and to my eyebrows. I did not choose to apply any product to my bottom lashes as they are quite long naturally and I am more concerned with my sparse brows. The pen applicator allows...

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