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INGROWN HAIR INTERVENTION

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Posted by 08.23.17

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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THE ART OF THE PEEL

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Posted by 04.20.17

The first step is admitting you have a problem. I’m an addict. A peel pad addict, that is. I can’t get enough of that squeaky-clean-smooth-skin-feeling you get after a few swipes. I love seeing all the grime and grit on the pad and not on my skin anymore. I get a rush just thinking about it.

There is a plethora of pads, gels and creamy peels to choose from now from mild to turbocharged. You can pick your poison. The real beauty of the new advanced crop of home peels is that they can be used on the face, neck chest, back of your hands, arms, legs, anywhere your skin needs help with sun damage, tone and texture.

BITB asked New York City dermatologist Diane Berson for her top tips for get

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FROM PRO TO FAUX: POREXIA SOLUTIONS

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Posted by 05.10.16

Are you obsessed with the size of your pores?

You are not alone. Far from it.

A survey of nearly 2,000 women by L’Oreal Paris found that 45% of women would change the size of their pores if they could, and almost a third say they’re more worried about pore size than wrinkles.

It’s called Porexia and if these numbers are right, it’s something of an epidemic.

“Porexia is the term for an unusual concern over pore size,” explains Christopher W Robb, MD, PhD a Nashville, Tenn-dermatologist.“Pore enlargement is not a disease, it’s a cosmetic concern.” Pores tend to appear bigger when they become clogged with dirt, oil and bacteria.

Some women are so hyper-consumed wi

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5 SPEEDY RECOVERY REMEDIES

Posted by 01.09.15

Long gone are the days when having a peel or a laser treatment meant hiding out for weeks until the redness subsided. Today’s kinder, gentler treatments are easier on your skin, and you can get back to work or play faster than ever.

With a little help from our 5 favorite rapid recovery products, you can saunter back to your desk over a long weekend without having to answer a ton of probing questions, like “What have you done to your face?, or become the water cooler topic.

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iS Clinical Sheald Recovery Balm ($68 ) – If you’re a serum kind of gal, look no further. iS Clinical has a roster of antiox

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