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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and, as a plastic surgeon and a breast cancer survivor, Emily McLaughlin, MD, offers a unique perspective on the way that breast reconstruction surgery has evolved over the years. The Fort Worth, Texas-based surgeon is double board certified in plastic and general surgery and fellowship trained in craniofacial surgery. She took some time to chat with Beauty in the Bag about breast cancer, breast reconstruction and why she loves what she does.
1. How has breast reconstruction changed over the past decade?
“There have been SO many changes in breast reconstruction over the past decade. In the time I have
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When you think of fall, what comes to mind? For me, it’s the colorful trees, the sound of crunching leaves underfoot, and the feel of the cool wind against my skin. It’s also the delicious taste of fresh-from-the-orchard apples and the coziness of curling up with a hot chai latte. These are just some of the reasons that make fall my favorite of the four seasons, but it is actually all the wonderful scents of autumn that tip me over the edge and give it that first place finish. I can’t get enough of cinnamon spice, cloves, cranberries, pumpkin pie and pomegranate scents — they get me every time!
I have a feeling the olfactory experience you’ll enjoy from these 5 autumn-inspired beauty pro
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Shampoo, conditioner and the occasional mask have been the haircare protocol for as long as we can remember, but it might be time to rethink these three basics. With an increased focus on the scalp and the role it plays in healthy hair growth, a pre-shampoo product movement is upon us. From scrubs to protein-rich treatments, what you do before you shampoo may just be the key to strong, shiny strands.
Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Dream Come True Wonderful Pre-Wash Protein Treatment ($32)
This fortifying and strengthening mask may seem similar to the products you’ve been using for deep conditioning after washing your hair, but, alas, it’s not. Packed with protein that penetrates th
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It’s been a long, strange trip but the pot our hippie forbearers fought to smoke has become mainstream—and part of a growing personal-care scene—but not without confusion. For starters, hemp and marijuana are both variations of the cannabis plant. Hemp-based hair- and skincare products are nothing new, as hemp oil has been used to soothe skin for centuries. (For the record, industrial hemp grown for oil contains no psychoactive compounds.)
But skincare with CBD—a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant—is a relative newcomer, and it’s been touted for its positive effects on acne, irritation, psoriasis and more (without getting you stoned). To make this brave new
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