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I think it’s safe to say that everyone has a particular part of their body that they really obsess about. (And if you don’t, more power to you.) It could be your nose, thighs or any other perceived flaw that won’t fix itself, and that’s why many of us turn to dermatologists or plastic surgeons to fix them. In my case, it’s my stomach—and my insecurities started well before I had an 8.5-pound baby and tipped the scale at 200 pounds before giving birth to my one and only son just about 11 years ago. I never took action until four years ago when I tried Ultrashape, one of the first non-invasive fat-reducing treatments. I’d like to say it worked at least a little but looking back,
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As we anxiously await the official arrival of spring, it’s likely that the idea of wearing easy, breezy dresses, al fresco dining with a glass of rosé and bathing-suit season are top of mind—which is why it’s important that you’re prepared to show off (and protect) your skin from head to toe. “As winter comes to a close, we are all concerned with shedding the dull complexion caused by dry skin—and striving to get our bodies toned, tightened and beach-ready,” says New York City dermatologist Dr. Marnie Nussbaum.
If this sounds like a daunting task, fret not—as we’re sharing the professional-approved products and treatments that are sure to have you ready for the new sea
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Nature is a bountiful source of beauty-enhancing ingredients, and natural oils are amongst the most beneficial. With plenty of options for all types of skin and hair, they’re already likely part of your daily routine—but beyond widely known oils like coconut, argan and jojoba, here are the newest names you need to know because these oils are on the rise.
Also known as manketti, which is the name of the tree this nut’s oil is extracted from, mongogo oil is indigenous to southern Africa. A staple in the diet of the bushmen of Botswana and Namibia, this oil has long been a traditional remedy for dry skin thanks to its high concentrations of omega-6 fatty acids, linoleic ac
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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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