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INGROWN HAIR INTERVENTION

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Posted by 08.23.17

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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MEET HOLLY RILINGER: NEW YORK CITY CELEBRITY TRAINER

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Posted by 10.02.16

Professional-basketball-player-turned-celebrity-trainer Holly Rilinger has pretty close to a cult-like following among Manhattan’s fitness elite.

The Nike Master Trainer’s Flywheel class is known as a high-octane, fun-filled workout with some motivational words (just say yes!) and great tunes sprinkled in (think Wyclef Jean’s Stripper). As one long-time disciple says: “She works you hard and you like it.” (Tip: if you want to give her class a spin, sign up early as it fills up super quickly.)

If her name sounds familiar but you’ve never taken her class, its’ likely because she also starred on Bravo’s Work Out New York.

Rilinger talked to Beauty in The Bag after hosting a

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RAZOR SHARP

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Posted by 09.09.14

Shaving your legs daily is a non-negotiable beauty ritual in the summer, but even in the winter despite the reduced chance of showing off your bare legs. And with shaving comes a set of questions: How should I shave to avoid nicks and cuts? How often should I shave? What are the best razors to use?

Dr Jody Levine

Lucky for us, celebrity dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine, who has a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, was there to answer our questions. Here are some of her tried and true insights for the perfect set of smooth legs!

What are the benefits of shaving over using an at-home hair removal

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HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE

Posted by 12.18.12

From after shave to cologne, beauty gifts for men have become increasingly popular and decadent. Luckily, we live in an age with an abundance of options for just about every type of guy on the planet, from the picky metrosexual to the chap whose only brush with beauty has been a razor. Here are some ideas that are perfect for the man in your life.

GUESS Seductive Homme Gift Set ($68)

This deluxe gift set is perfect for that man who values class and style. It contains just about everything he needs to take his grooming regimen to the next level, from an Eau de Toilette Spray, which is a generous square bottle with a signature watch pattern on its base, After Shave Balm, Shower Gel

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