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SAVE YOUR SKIN (AND MAYBE YOUR LIFE)

Posted by 05.25.15

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, and rates of melanoma – the most deadly form of skin cancer – have been rising steadily for the past three decades.

Basal Cell Carcinomas (most common form of skin cancer) and Squamous Cell Carcinomas (the second most common) are caused primarily by sun exposure, and tend to develop on sun-exposed areas, including the face, ears, neck, lips, scalp, and the backs of the hands.  Unfortunately, most skin cancers (estimated at around 80%) occur on the face.

“While daily and rigorous use of broad spectrum SPF30+, seeking shade during peak hours 12-2 pm, and wearing protective clothing are still the best ways to p

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HOW TO COPE WITH SEASONAL ALLERGIES

Posted by 04.29.15

With approximately 40 million Americans suffering from seasonal allergies, chances are that more than a few BITB readers are among them. Sneezing and wheezing your way through Spring is not so pretty. Signs of this can include congestion, itchy, red, swollen or watery eyes and many other less-than-desirable symptoms.

To reduce your exposure to pollen and other seasonal triggers:

  • Remove your shoes and change your clothing upon entering your home.
  • Shower and wash your hair before bedtime.
  • Sleep with the windows closed and use an air purifier in your bedroom and the rooms you inhabit most.
  • Wear sunglasses when outdoors.
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    BLONDE AMBITION

    Posted by 04.24.15

    When I go on Facebook or bump into old friends I haven’t seen in forever a huge majority of former dirty blondes, redheads, mousy browns and even rich brunettes are now striking blondes. It’s not difficult to see why so many women take the plunge. Most look fabulous!

    I say most because though there’s a right shade of blonde for almost everyone, some women will find it a challenge to find the right shade. If your skin tone is cool and you have blue or green eyes or if you were blonde, strawberry or light brown as a child, chances are you’ll look naturally gorgeous with blonde hair. If however you had dark hair as a child, have a warm complexion or brown eyes you should consult with a col

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    KONTOUR LIKE A KARDASHIAN

    Posted by 04.14.15

    Love them or hate them (ugh), the Kardashians have got the art of contouring down to a science. Contouring has come a long way since the 80′s when harsh lines of demarcation were the norm, rather than the exception. If you haven’t tried it lately, you’ll definitely want to give it a go!

    Perfected by makeup artists on photo shoots and runway shows, contouring and highlighting your face is a way to subtly enhance and define your features and if the numbers are any indication a lot of women are getting in on the trend. Mintel–the world’s leading market intelligence agency–reports that launches of face makeup positioned as contouring pro

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