PRO VS FAUX: TEETH WHITENING
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A mega-watt smile seems to be high on everyoneâ€™s list. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), teeth whitening procedures are the most requested service at cosmetic dentists offices today.
â€œA bright smile is often the first impression of someone and symbolizes beauty, health, youth, and success,â€ says Indiana-based dentist Jeffrey Stolarz, DDS. Â As we age, teeth start to discolor and turn shades of yellow and gray from food and beverages that cause staining such as coffee, tea, cola, red wine, berries, and tobacco. â€œTeeth naturally wear over time as well. The brighter, more translucent enamel may thin, revealing the darker, more opaque d
PRO VS FAUX: BEST SELF TANNERS
We all know a fake tan is the way to go these days.Â Bronzed skin makes us look better. It hides cellulite and other imperfections, while also making the body appear slimmer.Â However, getting a streak-free faux glow can be intimidating. Here we break down the rules for getting the most gorgeous natural looking tan whether itâ€™s at a salon, spa, or in the comfort of your own home.
All self-tanners are made up of the ingredient DHA (dihydroxyacetone), which interacts with dead cells on the epidermis to turn a brown color. Some DHA is natural, derived from beet or cane sugar, while some is manufactured synthetically. While DHA is FDA-approved for topical use, recent warnings r
PRO VS FAUX â€“ GETTING RID OF CELLULITE
Bikini season has arrived. Rather than hide under a cover-up all summer long, there are new and effective ways to help treat dimpled thighs and buttocks and have them looking smoother in just a few weeks – whether you choose procedures at the dermatologistâ€™s office or over-the-counter products.
Anne Chapas, MD, a dermatologist based in New York City, estimates that cellulite affects 90 percent of women and is likely not just genetic. â€œMultiple factors contribute to the formation of cellulite including gender differences in how fat is stored, hormonal factors, vascular factors and the presence of inflammation,â€ says Chapas. Cellulite affects both skinny and overweight