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YOUR SKIN BARRIER REVEALED

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Posted by 06.28.17

The skin is more than our body’s largest organ. “It also plays an important role as a barrier to UV exposure, physical trauma, and infection, and it also regulates temperature and water loss,” explains Miami dermatologist Christopher O’Connell, MD. Symptoms of a compromised skin barrier include stinging, burning, redness, peeling and inflammation, and if left untreated, can progress to fissures, cracks and worse yet, bleeding and infection.

According to Dr. O’Connell, gentle skincare including a mild cream cleanser and moisturizer, as well as avoiding prolonged water exposure and extreme heat or cold are the best ways to soothe sensitivity associated with a weakened skin barrier

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HOW TO DETOX FROM HEAD TO TOE

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Posted by 06.21.17

We’re not sure when detoxing became such a thing, but it doesn’t look like this “trend” is going anywhere. From fasting and cleansing to soaking and masking, there are a variety of ways to help purge toxins from the skin, body and beyond. Taking a break from chemicals and eliminating any lingering remnants are never a bad idea, and here are the products that can help you do it.

Face: Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Mask ($47)
Packed with Hawaiian sea water and Amazonian white clay that draws out impurities, this nourishing yet effective treatment helps stimulate the skin as it reduces the appearance of pores. Apply it all over or just in congested areas depending on your skin’s deman

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SPONSORED: THE ONLY SUNSCREEN YOU NEED FOR SUMMER

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Posted by 06.01.17

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With so many sunscreen options, it can be hard to decide which one you should get, right? The most important things you want in your sun protection should be right there on the front of the bottle or tube (i.e. “broad spectrum” and an SPF of 30 or more)—but as soon as you take a gander at the back or carton, it’s easy to get confused and find yourself going down a UV-lit rabbit hole.

With summer just days away, here are a few other boxes you’ll want to check when shopping for your 2017 sunscreen:

A sheer finish with no white residue
A non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula
Enrich

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FAUX TO PRO: HAIR COLOR

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Posted by 05.03.17

According to Clairol, 75 percent of American women color their hair. Whether concealing grays enhancing natural color with highlights or making a radical change at home or in the salon, it takes a bit of maintenance to keep color looking bright and vibrant. If you want to help your color last longer, take a gander at the products below, and don’t miss a few must-know color-extending tips…

The basics: Joico Color Infuse Shampoo and Conditioner ($15.99-$17.99)
These color-depositing duos keep brown, copper and red color bold and bright between salon appointments thanks to a unique technology that helps dyes stick to your strands through multiple washes. They also feature antioxidants t

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