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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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If you haven’t been using a toner, what are you waiting for? Toner helps cleanse and refine pores, rebalances your skin’s pH, delivers specific skincare benefits and leaves your skin glowing. Toners can be spritzed on, applied to a cotton pad and smoothed over your face and neck, or gently pressed into freshly cleansed skin with your hands.
Whether you’re looking for antioxidant benefits, to boost your skin’s radiance, add moisture to a dull-looking or dry complexion, soothe or reduce redness, or a combo of any of these or other perks instead, here’s a selection of BITB-approved toners that are worth checking out:
Caudalie Beauty Elixir ($49) is the toner I’ve been using forever and wi
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August 15th is #NationalRelaxationDay and a great reminder to slow down and take some time doing things that help you to unwind. To me, the perfect relaxing day would be low key and would probably include a nice morning walk or a hike surrounded by nature, some time engrossed in a wonderful book, and a simple hours-long meal prepared by and enjoyed with family and friends. For others, it might mean some cardio, a shopping marathon and dancing into the wee hours. You might decide to reevaluate your bathing ritual and update your shower head with one that has dual heads for your scalp and body or a massaging function that delivers a spa-like experience, or maybe a nice glass of wine and some c