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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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Whether out of necessity or sheer desire, we’ve all dipped into our significant other’s product stash at some point (or even stolen something and made it our own). Perhaps the smell reminds you of your man—or you simply like his version more than what you have in your own rotation—but if you think men’s and women’s skin are the same, guess again. “In general, male skin is thicker, and it produces more sweat and oil,” explains Washington, D.C. dermatologist Terrence Keaney.
Men and women may have different skin attributes and needs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dip into your significant other’s product stash if you want to. “Aside from marketing tactics, the main
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Most men don’t talk about skin care or grooming products with their buddies the way that women do with theirs, but that doesn’t mean men don’t care – they just may not know who to ask.
We asked Washington,DC-based dermatologist Terrence Keaney, M.D., to tell us what he keeps in his shower caddy and to share tips for men who may be grooming-challenged.
“Because men typically produce more oil and sweat, they are very sensitive to tactile sensations produced by skincare products and soaps,” he says. “Any soap that leaves a residue or makes a men’s skin feel oilier should be avoided.”
Keaney’s pick: Choose for-men-only soaps such as Dove
Nadia Yanez knows eyebrows. She even knows how to tackle tough, wiry brows that refuse to behave. As the founder and director of Lablósh® Waxing Clinique on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she has seen all types of brows – from the dreaded unibrow to pencil-thin brows and bushy and unruly ones. She has seen those that are over-tweezed and those that have never been touched by a Tweezerman and everything in between. Lablósh® is a full-service waxing clinic, but Yanez superspecializes in eyebrow care and maintenance. As such, she has gained quite a following since first opening her doors.
She chatted with Beauty in the Bag about how often to tweeze, the latest trends in eyebrow style a
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