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Linda Swanson

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Skin

The Real Reason Your Teen is Dreading Going Back to School

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Getting your teen ready to head back to school can be a stressful time. From buying the right school supplies and wardrobe staples to getting back into a routine after months of summertime fun, your teen might seem hesitant to get back to the grind. But there could be something more behind her back-to-school jitters. The culprit? Acne.

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herpes
50's, 60's, Skin

THE SCARY REASONS WHY I WON’T TRY AT-HOME MICRO NEEDLING

First, what is at-home micro needling? Anything touting the use of needles at home, in my opinion, is an immediate red flag, but with so many people talking about it, I decided to educate myself on it before passing judgement.

At-Home Micro Needling tools (and there seems to be many available now) use lots of tiny (usually metal) needles to puncture the skin and cause temporary wounds. In case that didn’t freak you out, let me put it another way – rolling or stamping (?!) these tools with tons of tiny needles over your face – as directed – literally creates small holes in your skin. As a woman, I realize you pay a price for beauty, but this sounds like torture.

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lipstick beauty make up
20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, Age, Makeup

WHAT LIPSTICK WAS YOUR FAVORITE STARLET WEARING OSCAR SUNDAY?

As far as fashion trends go, the red carpet has produced some eyebrow-raisers as of late. (Case in point: pelvage.) When it comes to beauty, however, classically chic makeup is trending heavily—a fact that was especially evident at this year’s Oscars. Since the pick-me-up powers of a great lipstick hue know no age, we were thrilled to discover that Elle rounded up the exact brands and shades some of our favorite starlets donned. Read the full report here.

wake up
20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, Age, Skin

NEVER LOOK ‘TIRED’ AGAIN

Three words that infuriate even the best of us: “You look tired.” Since there’s nothing worse than hearing them following what actually was a good night’s sleep, we thought you’d like to know that there are certain makeup mistakes known to contribute to a sleep-deprived appearance. (Skipping blush? That’s a problem.) Here, the complete list of mistakes to avoid, if you want to look youthful and well rested.

cosmetic surgeon drawing on senior woman face
40's, 50's, 60's, Age, Skin

LOOKING TO GET SOMETHING ‘DONE’? HOLD OFF ON THESE PROCEDURES

Fat-melting lasers? Vampire face-lifts? These days, the menu of anti-aging procedures at any given medical facility probably sounds a little like science fiction. And, as Allure points out, when it comes to plastic surgery, “new” does not necessarily equal “better.” If you’re skeptical as to whether or not the latest fast fixes are anything near what they’re cracked up to be, it seems you’re a step ahead of the game.