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THOSE LITTLE RED BUMPS HAVE MET THEIR MATCH

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Posted by 10.25.18

If you have patches of raised or red bumps on the backs of the upper arms and outer thighs that feels rough to the touch, it’s likely keratosis pilaris (KP). With an appearance that resembles chicken skin, KP is caused by the build-up of a skin protein called keratin that blocks the opening of the hair follicle. This harmless skin condition is more of a cosmetic annoyance than anything serious, but there are a variety of ways to clear KP and restore soft, smooth, touchable skin.

Glycolix Glyco-Urea 15-15 Cream ($48)
The first line of defense against keratosis pilaris is an intensely moisturizing exfoliating lotion or cream, and this potent product is up for the task. Formulated with 15

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BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFTS UNDER SCRUTINY

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Posted by 10.13.18

Although J-Lo, Pippa, and KKW have been credited with making big butts a thing, it was actually the Brazilians who cornered this rising aesthetic trend a few decades ago.

The popular Brazilian butt lift or BBL, as it is more commonly known, comes with some risks, especially if you aren’t careful about the doctor you choose.  According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the BBL procedure has been shown to have the highest rate of complication and even death in extreme cases.  In fact, as many as 1 in 3,000 people who undergo the procedure die, or 0.033 percent, compared with 0.002 percent for all office-based cosmetic procedures, according to a 2016 study

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JUST SAY BRRRR TO WINTER SKINCARE

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Posted by 10.11.18

Winter will be here before we know it, and it’s important to be prepared to help prevent your skin from feeling the effects of the drops in both the mercury and humidity. According to Beverly Hills dermatologist and founder of Skin Five, Dr. Ava Shamban, “Dry cold winter air dehydrates the skin leading to chapping and cracking,” but there are steps you can take to protect the skin from the effects of this seasonal change.

Among them, “Rethink your skin routine. Use a gentle cleanser instead of a soap that will over-dry your skin, and apply moisturizer to slightly damp skin at the end of your shower (while still in the shower) to seal in moisture,” she advises. Using a humidifie

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WE TRIED ESKATA AND HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED

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Posted by 10.04.18

Before my fellow fashionistas get too excited, this is ESKATA with a K and a T, not ESCADA with a C and a D…ESKATA is the first and only FDA-approved topical treatment that can treat raised SKs – doc shorthand for seborrheic keratoses. For those of you who are not familiar, raised SKs are those irregular unsightly-looking growths that can be pigmented or skin color and can show up on the face, arms, legs, or anywhere.

Seborrheic keratosis (SK) is the very common skin condition you probably never heard of, but dermatologists see them just about every day. Although the lesions are mostly benign, they can be unsightly. They can flat or raised and dark or the color of your skin. Historicall

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