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Posted by 09.13.13

Cleanses and fasts are hot these days, with many A-listers leading the charge and touting the health benefits of detoxing. There seems to be a new “it” cleanse weekly. In New York City and other urban areas, there are detox depots popping up everywhere that offer and deliver a host of pre-mixed cleanse tinctures right to your door.

This concept may sound familiar to many Jewish folks. Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people and it is traditionally marked with a 25 hour fast. The idea, of course, is to repent, not detox, but perhaps some of the health and beauty benefits are the same, regardless of whether you are cleansing

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Posted by 02.21.13

It’s baaaack..!

After a noticeable hiatus, Galderma’s Tri-Luma® Cream is available in pharmacies once again. This may be good news for the seven million people with melasma, or brown to gray-brown patches of skin that typically appear on the face. Melasma is a result of over-prodction of the pigment melanin, which gives color to skin, hair, and eyes. Melasma is sometimes called the mask of pregnancy because it tends to occur with the rise of pregnancy-related hormones.

There are many other factors that may increase risk for melasma, including:

Birth control pills
Hormone therapy
Anti-seizure drugs
Sun exposure
Family history

Triluma packs a one-two-thr

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Posted by 06.21.12

When it comes to sun protection, men woefully lag behind women, according to a recent survey sponsored by The Skin Cancer Foundation in partnership with Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen brands.

Nearly half – 49% – of the men in the U.S. admit to not using sunscreen in the past 12 months, while only 29% of women haven’t, the survey revealed. And when it comes to skin cancer warnings, don’t rely on your man to help you out. An alarming 70% of men don’t even know the signs, according to the poll.

In part, men’s lack of interest in sun protection derives from their misconception that woman are more sensitive to UV radiation then men and therefore need more sunscreen. T

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Posted by 11.22.11

If you suffer from dry skin, eczema or dermatitis you know how rough winter can be on the skin of your body, as well as your face. Thankfully with a little bit of awareness, a few good products and a few simple guidelines, you can ease that itch.

“What you want to do is treat any inflammation and bring the skin’s barrier function into balance,” said dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research, Department of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.

“Moisturizers help skin to work as well as it possibly can,” he added. One good option is Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Moisturizer ($14.99), which treats the itch with somethin

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