SIZE MATTERS: HOW TO SHRINK YOUR PORES
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In the beauty world, there’s always been lots of talk about pore size, but I’ve never paid much attention to it until recently when I noticed mine were no longer invisible. Small, large or somewhere in between, the size of your pores usually plays a role in whether you’re happy with your complexion, so I set out to arm myself with information about what I could do to get mine back on track and keep them in check.
“Pore size is determined by family history, level of sun damage and smoking,” says Montclair, NJ based, board certified dermatologist, Jeanine Downie. She recommends everyone wear year-round sunblock with an SPF of 30 every day, rain or shine, regardless of ethnicity. And she str
SMOKING MAKES YOU LOOK OLDERâ€”IT’S A FACT
Not that we had any doubts, but a recent study confirms the honest to goodness aging effects caused by smoking.
In a twin study conducted in Twinsburg, Ohio, researchers verified that smokers show more premature aging, including wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and sagging upper eyelids. The study appears in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
The study began with the researchers visiting the annual Twin Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio. There, they identified 79 pairs of identical twins who had different smoking historiesâ€”either one twin smoked and the other didnâ€™t, or one t
ANOTHER GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY – OLAY PRO-X CLEAR ACNE PROTOCOL
Enter this weekâ€™s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY and be one of the first to try Olayâ€™s new acne treatment system designed specifically for adult skin â€“ it doesnâ€™t hit shelves until July. We have 3 sets of Olay Pro-X Clear Acne Protocol (a $42 value) â€“ a 3-product regiment – to give to our lucky winners.
Compared to teenage acne, adult acne reacts and requires different products. And unfortunately, adult acne is on the rise according to the American Academy of Dermatology. The Pro-X Clear Acne Protocol addresses the special needs of adults with acne, which can include combination skin, slower skin turnover, fragile skin barrier, hormonal fluctuations, post-inflammator
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU – KEEPING RESOLUTIONS
The Expert Secret to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions – Stay Realistic!
Itâ€™s that time of year again when we resolve to get buffed and toned; go on a diet; quit bad habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol; and plan to save more money.Â
â€œPeople make New Yearâ€™s resolutions about things that they know they really should do, but have neglected,â€ says Jana Klauer, weight-loss expert and author of The Park Avenue Nutritionistâ€™s Plan.Â Â “To lose weight and start exercising top many lists; plus all the holiday festivities can pack on the pounds and keep people out of the gym.” (more…)