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How to keep skin healthy, supple and glowing in winter months

Editorial note: an earlier version of this post first appeared on November 21, 2012. It was updated on September 24, 2020. Jump to: Keep your environment moist, yet comfortable Keep yourself, and your skin, hydrated Drink water, and eat hydrating foods Exfoliate less, but do exfoliate Try professional facials Be careful with at-home exfoliation Don’t […]

Botox® for hyperhidrosis and sweating; is it worth it?

Jump to: Where can Botox® be used to stop sweat? How does Botox® for hyperhidrosis work? Is Botox® safe as a sweating solution? What about side effects? Has Botox® been proven to work as a sweat blocker? Do Botox® injections hurt? How much does Botox® for hyperhidrosis cost? Why pay for Botox® treatments when miraDry® […]

How to treat adult acne (plus learn what causes it to begin with)

Editorial note: an earlier version of this article was first published on October 20, 2011. It was updated on August 27, 2020. Jump to: Is adult acne different from teen acne? How can adult acne be treated at home? Practice smart acne hygiene Use the right skin care products Use sunscreen daily to prevent further […]

What is Thermage® CPT or FLX versus other skin tightening alternatives, like Ultherapy® or ThermiRF®?

Editorial note: this article was updated on August 17, 2020. Jump to: The goal, and difficulty, with non-surgical skin tightening technologies What are Thermage®, Thermage CPT and Thermage FLX™? What are ThermiRF®, ThermiSmooth®, ThermiRase®, ThermiTight® and ThermiVa®? What are Ultherapy and HIFU soundwave cosmetic technologies? Are there other options for non-surgical skin tightening? Which skin […]

Itching for a summer pedicure? Be careful, they could be dangerous

Editorial note: an earlier version of this post was first published on April 18. 2009. It was updated on July 30, 2020. Pedicures can feel like a luxury. Your feet get soaked and pampered, your legs get a massage, and you come out with fabulous-looking toes. But in some practices, pedicures can be dangerous. They […]

Considering a new tattoo? Here are tips to avoid long-term tattoo regret

Editorial note: an earlier version of this article was first published on April 15, 2009. It was updated on July 30, 2020. Jump to: Avoid simplified symbols, hieroglyphs and logos Think twice about cultural tattoos and tattoos written in languages you don’t speak Say no to lover’s names in tattoos Choose your tattoo location carefully […]

12 Surprising places where fillers and Botox® are being injected

Editorial note: an earlier version of this article was first published on March 8, 2013. It was updated on July 30, 2020. Injectable fillers like Juvéderm®, Sculptra®, Bellafill®, and Radiesse® aren’t just for wrinkles, hollows and face slimming anymore. Neither are muscle relaxers like Botox®, Xeomin™ and Dysport™. They are being used in interesting ways […]

What makes a good sunscreen? Here is how to decode them all

Face sunscreen is an absolute essential for any anti-aging routine. Of course, health-wise, any sunscreen is pertinent to avoid skin cancer throughout the whole body. Whatever your primary concern is for using it, don’t consider it optional. Everyone should be protected from the sun and UV rays – even when indoors, and on cloudy days. […]

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