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Just about everyone strives for smooth, fuzz-free skin from the waist down (especially come summer) but shaving, waxing and other depilation methods often come at a price: Ingrown hairs. According to Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey board-certified dermatologist Naana Boakye, M.D., the root cause (no pun intended) of this common problem is the body’s natural reaction to a foreign object. “When shaving, hair is cut on an angle, which creates a sharp tip that often penetrates into the dermis and causes inflammation.” To this end, Dr. Boakye’s top hair-removal recommendations are lasers and threading (she’s not a fan of waxing due to the risk of heat-induced discoloration), but if you jus
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It’s still summer and if you haven’t yet mastered the perfect summer glow with makeup, you’ll want to know how to do it, pronto. Here, celebrity makeup artist Spencer Barnes (who counts Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev among his long list of clients) shares this step by step and his favorite product picks to bring out your outer radiance:
Step 1 – Hydrate and prep skin: “The EMK Beverly Hills Rescue Serum is my new obsession! It hydrates, firms and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Pat it into the skin with clean hands to create a smooth surface and great base for foundation.”
Step 2- Cover and Illuminate: “Hands down, my favorite product to mix with foundation for a natural
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Approximately 75% of women color their hair in some form and you’re probably one of them. If so, chances are you can use a little help every now and then. Maybe you’ve missed a color appointment or are trying to stretch out the time between appointments to save a little cash. Maybe you’ve got better things to do with your time than be a slave to your roots every few weeks. Maybe you spend a lot of time outdoors and are looking to prevent the color fade that takes place due to the elements, or maybe your hair loses its luster between colorings and you want your locks to look rich day in and day out.
To help keep your hair rich and vibrant 24/7 you’ll want to install a filtered shower head
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Want to emphasize your eyes? Professional makeup artists swear by lining the upper and lower rims of your eyes with metallic eye liner. It does a stellar job of catching the light and bringing a mega dose of sparkle to your eyes. Shades of silver and gold add even more radiance when also used in the inner corners of your eyes.
Lining the rims of your eyes is also called tight-lining, and you’ll need to take extra care to do it right and avoid irritating or possibly even harming your eye.
To begin, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
Choose a waterproof, metallic pencil eyeliner. Lighter colors will make your eyes look bigger and brighter but medium to darker metal