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The Link Between Protein Shakes and Acne

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Protein shakes: they’re a quick and convenient route to nourishment. But what if that beverage designed to keep you healthy is actually causing acne breakouts? Our Weekly Dose of Beauty article discusses this connection and just what it is about protein shakes that might cause an increase in those unsightly blemishes.

Illuminating News from Consumer Reports on Affordable, Effective Sunscreens

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Looking for an effective sunscreen at a reasonable price? You might be pleasantly surprised at the selection highlighted by Consumer Reports. Find out the top brands and key features to look for in our selected Weekly Dose of Beauty article:

Shining a Spotlight on Effective Oily Skin Treatments

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

What causes oily skin? And how can you keep it under control? This Weekly Dose of Beauty details some of the most effective products on the market to help make that oily shine a thing of the past.

Heading Off Those Unsightly Blackheads

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Blackheads. At some point or another, we all get them. But what causes them, how do we get rid of them and most of all– how do we keep them from coming back? Learn the answers to these and other questions in this Weekly Dose of Beauty.

Spot Check Those Moles for Safety

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Preventative healthcare is a beautiful thing. And that’s why it’s so important to have a yearly full-body mole check. In this Weekly Dose of Beauty, our selected article discusses the rise of a new, often recurring and potentially fatal type of skin cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma. Find out what risks contribute to this type of skin cancer, what to look for, and how you can stay ahead of it.

Thinking Spring for Your Skin

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Well, it certainly doesn’t look like Spring has arrived in the ‘Burgh, does it? But, ever-optimistic and well-prepared, we figured this Weekly Dose of Beauty would share some tips, so you’ll be ready the moment that Spring is more noticeably sprung. Check out our selected article!

My So-Called Broken Capillaries

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

They might appear on your cheeks, around your nose or even on your legs. Those bright red blood vessels that show through your skin, making your skin have an uneven red look. A lot of people think of them as broken capillaries. But are they, really? What causes them, how do you treat them and, most importantly, how do you prevent new ones from forming? You’ll find out the answer to all these questions in our selected Weekly Dose of Beauty article:

Can’t-Miss Facial Mists

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Looking to give your skin a lift in between your morning and evening beauty regimens? Check out the article selected for this Weekly Dose of Beauty, and see which eight facial mists were selected by New Beauty experts:

Because Crepey Skin is No Party

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Crepey skin… Its that thin, paper-like skin texture that seems looser or more crinkly than other skin. And if you’re in your 40s or older, you may already be noticing it on your arms, neck or thighs. But what causes it and how is it different from other skin? Our Weekly Dose of Beauty article tells you just that!

And now you’re wondering: what can you do to prevent or reduce your own crepey skin? Contact us for a personalized consultation!

Five Steps to Great Winter Skin

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Are you feeling the effects of winter on your skin? Our esthetician Jen offers the following helpful tips to make your skin both look and feel better this season:

  1. Drink up. Keeping your body hydrated during the winter is super important. 6-8 glasses of water per day.
  2. Try to stick with lukewarm water in your shower or bath. Hot water can take the natural oils out of your skin and make you feel even dryer.
  3. Take extra care of your face and body. Stay away from harsh soaps and try using a gentle cleanser or cleansing cream. Exfoliation once a week is good but over exfoliation can strip the skin. Apply a balm or moisturizing oil to the skin before bed. Stick to a lotion during the day as it absorbs better into the skin before applying clothing.
  4. Don’t forget about your lips.  The lips hold in less moisture than the rest of your body. Try using a lip moisturizer like, Babylips, Burt’s Bees, or Elta UV Lip Moisturizer. If lips are extremely dry try brushing them lightly with an old toothbrush to remove dead skin buildup.
  5. Using a humidifier in your bedroom or sitting area can add extra moisture which can benefit not only your skin, but overall dryness to sinuses and the rest of the body.