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PRO VS FAUX: YOUNGER LOOKING EYES

Posted by 12.03.12

The first signs of aging usually show on our eyes—dark circles, wrinkles and puffiness—and can make us look more fatigued and older than we really are.

Once we hit our late 20s, the delicate skin around the eyes gets thinner and looser due to the loss of collagen and elastin. Combined with years of repeated muscle movements such as squinting and laughing, as well as UV exposure, lines begin to form and over time get deeper.

Dr. Lisa M. Donofrio, a dermatologist in New Haven, CT, says her patients’ biggest complaint about their eyes “are dark circles and crepey skin.” Dark circles become more prevalent as the skin becomes thinner and capillaries under the eyes show through.

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WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS…

Posted by 10.18.11

When I was in high school, everyone wore Jean Nate. It was the light and clean citrus scent that we loved. Now the world of cosmetics is overflowing with lemon-based products. The lemon is both a small evergreen tree native to Asia, and the tree’s oval yellow fruit. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in many dishes and it’s also used in aromatherapy, first aid and medicine. Use it for itchy, flaky scalp and unclogging pores. Rinse hands and feet in lemon juice and water to and pat dry. You can even get sunny highlights with lemon juice. Here’s a roundup of some lemony loveliness to try:

WATKINS WONDER

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SUMMERTIME BEAUTY STEALS

Posted by 04.06.11

Photo Credit: Vichy
The recession may be over officially, but I’m still watching my pennies, big time. That’s why it’s so good to know that beauty has my back with budget buys for flawless skin, bombshell hair and stylish accessories – perfect for summer.

Vichy Thermal Spa Water is a perfect all over instant refresher for hot summer days. In fact, the mineral-rich water has been recognized by the French Academy of Medicine for its soothing and fortifying properties. Plus, the travel-size version costs only $7.50! 

Photo Credit: Avalon

Avalon Organics Lemon Clarifying Shampoo ($9

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