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THE TRUTH ABOUT FACIAL YOGA

Posted by 01.22.14

I have been saying for years that I didn’t believe that facial exercises or muscle toning devices really work. Think of it this way: if facial exercises worked, BOTOX® wouldn’t. And we all know that BOTOX® works by preventing facial muscles from contracting, which softens lines in the skin. Plus, facial aging is not just about sagging or lax muscles—it’s about sagging muscles, slack skin, fat loss or volume shifts, and surface damage in the form of brown spots, sun damage, red veins, and fine lines. My questions have been, “Where’s the science?,” “What are doctors saying?,” and “Has anyone published a study?”

Well, a new study published in the January 2014 issue of the prestigio

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PROTECTING SKIN OF COLOR

Posted by 05.30.12

From fairest pale to luscious brown, all skin types need to take care in the sun. Skin cancer can strike anyone, regardless of color, and can occur even with skin types rich in melanin. If you have lighter skin that burns easily, you have a higher risk of developing skin cancers, but contrary to popular belief, deep pigmentation does not make you immune.

With all skin tones, the key to prevention is protection, which means avoiding sun exposure during peak hours, wearing protective clothing and, of course, using broad spectrum sunscreens and sunblocks.

“Skin cancer prevention is the same for all skin types – sun protection, sun protection, sun protection,” said Washington, D.C. D

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HOW TO NEVER FEEL BAD ABOUT YOUR NECK AGAIN

Posted by 10.11.10

Photo Credit: Breakfast At Tiffanys DVD

Nora Ephron’s terrific book title, “I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman” (Knopf) says it all. One thing every woman expects is that at some point, she will hate her neck.

(HealthNewsDigest.com) -The concept of a beautiful neck conjures up images of Nefertiti, Audrey Hepburn, and Iman. A beautiful neck has a graceful contour, good definition, and a balanced profile. It is the ideal balance of enough fat not to look skeletal, without any bulges or pockets of fat that spoil the desirable contour. A very thin neck will expose the muscles in the front of the neck, other irregularities and prominent glands.

“Over ti

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