BEAUTY   |   AESTHETICS   |   WELLNESS

PRO VS FAUX: GORGEOUS LASHES

Posted by 01.22.13

The past few years have triggered a lash craze.  Just walk down the street and you will see all kinds of women—from teens to seniors—with long, dark, fluttery lashes.

Lush lashes give a youthful appearance and enhance our eyes. “However, as we age, aging hair follicles slow down the production of new lashes, causing them to thin out,” says Chicago-based board-certified plastic surgeon and creator of JF Aesthetic MD Formula skincare Dr. Julius Few.

Available by prescription only, Latisse is one of the most effective products on the market to grow lashes.  The FDA-approved eyelash lengthener contains bimatoprost, a drug used to treat glaucoma, and clinical results show that y

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BEAUTY SECRETS FOR SHINE-FREE SKIN

Posted by 08.04.11

Soaring temperatures and increased humidity not only make us feel hot and sticky, but cause our skin to look extra greasy.  Even those typically with normal skin can see a surge in oil secretions, and those who normally suffer from oily skin can see it only get worse. A shiny face can make skin look dirty and unattractive as well as lead to clogged pores and breakouts.

The T-Zone—forehead, nose and chin—produces the most oil due to the heavy concentration of sebaceous glands.  “Skin oil increases in hotter temperatures because of the increased perspiration, and sweat that comes from sebaceous glands,” says New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Mark.  Sebaceous gland

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