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HEAL YOUR SKIN – A New Book by Dermatologist Ava Shamban

Posted by 06.08.11

Extreme Makeover (ABC) Santa Monica and Beverly Hills Dermatologist Ava Shamban shamban-md.com is on a mission; she wants to educate women who may not already have a cosmetic dermatologist on speed dial on how to take care of their skin in a healthy way. In her new book, Dr Shamban reveals some of the secrets she gives to her well heeled celebrity patients on how skin works, fitness 101, good nutrition, pregnancy, menopause, adult acne and her list of enemies as well as allies of the skin.

Beautyinthebag Editor in Chief Wendy Lewis sat down with Dr Shamban in New York, at the office of her longtime friend and colleague Dermatologist Sheryl Clark. Together they have formed an west coas

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KITCHEN BEAUTICIAN – Raid Your Fridge & Pantry For a Budget Beauty Blast

Posted by 07.09.09

With so many skincare companies borrowing ingredients from the  kitchen and the garden, why not make your own , fresh , natural beauty solutions!  

I actually love to do this. I use organic ingredients where available , sometimes add a few minutes of meditation or soak in a warm bath. A treat for the body and soul!

These are a few of my own home beauty creations:

Have a Blemish?: A dab of toothpaste left on overnight will dry it up well. It works by absorbing the oil, and depending on the brand, flouride acts like an antiseptic.

Puffy Eyes:  Soak 2 tea bags in hot water. When they are cool, place over eyes for 5-10 minutes. The caffeine in the tea bag draws out the wate

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Date: 04.10.09


VASELINE ALOE FRESH MOISTURIZING GEL – 100% pure aloe vera that soothes and cools sun exposed skin in need of instant relief.  Moisturizing, non-sticky and leaves your skin smooth. Perfect post shaving too, great for itchy, irritated or red skin, insect bites, shaving nicks, a million first aid uses.  Stick it in the fridge to really cool you down too.

FINAL VERDICT: BOB (BEAUTY ON A BUDGET) – Superb product, and a must have for summertime and vacations with kids and grandparents.

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