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YOUR SKIN BARRIER REVEALED

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Posted by 06.28.17

The skin is more than our body’s largest organ. “It also plays an important role as a barrier to UV exposure, physical trauma, and infection, and it also regulates temperature and water loss,” explains Miami dermatologist Christopher O’Connell, MD. Symptoms of a compromised skin barrier include stinging, burning, redness, peeling and inflammation, and if left untreated, can progress to fissures, cracks and worse yet, bleeding and infection.

According to Dr. O’Connell, gentle skincare including a mild cream cleanser and moisturizer, as well as avoiding prolonged water exposure and extreme heat or cold are the best ways to soothe sensitivity associated with a weakened skin barrier

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GO PLATINUM AND LOOK LIKE A MILLION BUCKS

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Posted by 05.14.16

Taylor Swift recently debuted a head of bleached blonde hair. It seems that the modern rock and roll image she’s sporting on Vogue’s May 2016 cover is one she plans on holding onto, at least for a little while.

Experimenting with hair hues just isn’t my thing, but I’ve always been a bit envious of those who’ve taken the plunge. From Marilyn Monroe to Debbie Harry, Charlize Theron and Gwen Stefani, a platinum hue can be whatever you choose to make it, whether that’s sexy or sophisticated or a little bit rock and roll is entirely up to you.

Of course, going uber light comes with its own share of complications. Besides being high-maintenance, bleached hair can be quite damaging to your lo

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