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Combine sweat, hormones and pore0-clogging beauty products, and you’ve got a recipe for breakouts and blemishes on the face and beyond. According to Dr. Sejal Shah, founder of New York City’s SmarterSkin Dermatology, “The factors that cause acne are the same regardless of location. Oil and dead skin cells block the pore and lead to P. acnes bacterial overgrowth, which causes inflammation.”
In addition to main contributors like diet and pore-clogging hair and skincare products, pressure and friction caused by tight-fitting workout gear can make matters worse by trapping dirt and sweat. Blemishes on the back are particularly bothersome come summer thanks to bathing suits, tank tops a
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The way the story goes is that the Baobab tree is a long-living tree found in Africa (we’re talking up to 5,000 years old!), with a massive trunk that can store up to 32,000 gallons of water. Its fruit oil can hold eight times its weight in moisture, is easily absorbed into hair and skin, and loaded with nutrients including vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, and manganese. It’s also highly anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and contains fatty acids, proteins and amino acids.
When celebrity stylist Israel Segal was looking for hydrating hair care products for him and his family, he decided to create his own healthier hair care line without harsh chemical
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As part of its existing Mineral Botanic range (which includes Hibiscus & Fig, Lotus & Chestnut, and Honeysuckle & Lavender), AHAVA has just launched its Tropical Pineapple & White Peach collection.
The most summery of all the Mineral Botanic scents, Tropical Pineapple & White Peach is as juicy as a ripened, fleshy piece of fruit but without hitting you hard on the nose. It’s subtle, wearable, washable—and it’s about as summery as a beach ball. Like the other scent ranges, this collection has a triumvirate of products: Velvet Cream Wash, Velvet Body Lotion, and Rich Body Butter.
I tried the Velvet Cream Wash and loved the mother-of-pearl color and lush suds when
There is nothing better than shea butter when it comes to moisturizing. For this week’s Gorgeous Giveaway, we have a four-piece bath-and-body set (ARV $30.00) in the Lavender & Wild Orchid fragrance from SheaMoisture to give to three winners this week.
The set includes:
Lavender & Wild Orchid Body Butter (ARV $4.99): Healing, hydrating and calming, this delicate butter contains soothing lavender as well as wild orchid extract to repair damaged skin and prevent moisture loss.
Lavender & Wild Orchid Bath Soap (ARV $4.99): These luxurious, oversized bars are 8 ounces of 100-percent organic bliss. At the heart of these formulas is shea butter, a healing and moisturizing