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Best Teacher Ever Provides “Menstruation Care Packs” for Her Middle School Students

by Wendy Wisner @ Babble

“It's discreet and more fun that being handed a giant pad.”

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My Skincare Routine | Raven Elyse TV

My Skincare Routine | Raven Elyse TV


Raven Elyse TV

I suffered from severe cystic acne from 2012-2014 and I was finally able to clear up my skin last year. Since then, I’ve found a few key products that keep my skin soft and clear. They are mostly affordable drugstore products! Here’s my entire skincare routine: Morning Routine Cleansing – Typically in the shower, I …

What Skin Doctors Use On Their Faces

What Skin Doctors Use On Their Faces


Glamour

If you knew everything there was to know about aging and spots, what would you put on your face?

Your Anti-Aging Skincare Routine Decoded & Simplified

Your Anti-Aging Skincare Routine Decoded & Simplified


Dr. Dana Stern | Dermatologist | Nail Specialist

I had so much fun filming a segment for CBS this week.  The topic – Decoding skincare ingredients in the quest for the best anti-aging skincare products.   There are over 10,000 ingredients in personal care products and if you are confused you are definitely not alone!!My quest is to break

Mom Has the Last Laugh After Husband Misses Back-to-School Night for Fantasy Football

by Karen Johnson @ Babble

"Fantasy Football is like Dungeons and Dragons for men." — YEP.

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Mix Up Your Breakfast Routine with These Delicious Huevos Rancheros

by Babble Editors @ Babble

Ditch the cereal for this nutritious and delicious dish the whole family will love!

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Male Nail Care - Is There Such A Thing?

Male Nail Care - Is There Such A Thing?

by Lindsey Carr @ Nail News - Dr. Dana Stern | Dermatologist | Nail Specialist

I am very popular at dinner parties.  Inevitably, the typical scenario is several people know or learn that I am a dermatologist and at some point during the evening I am oh so subtlety motioned into a dark corridor or to a far reaching powder room where I am asked to view a suspicious mole on a leg, an odd and persistent rash on someone’s chest, or commonly an abnormal looking toenail.  Modesty does not usually come into play during these intimate interactions and very often these bathroom consults veer off into additional personal anecdotes relating to prescriptions, sleep habits and sexual issues. 

Recently at a dinner party I was seated at a table with a healthy mix of hedge funders and art world.  Prepared for the usual discussions of the art bubble, where everyone is booked at Basel and the latest activist investor controversies, the conversation suddenly turned to me and my area of expertise – nails.  It soon became apparent that everyone at the table – (yes, the macho Wall Street guys too) was openly discussing their last pedicure experience. 

This was so much more interesting than the usual dinner party chatter and it was so enlightening to learn that men are not only engaging regularly in professional nail care but that they are talking about it openly and unapologetically.

Perhaps it is no surprise, then, that the salon and beauty industry are taking notice.  Man cave stylized Hammer & Nails Salon, an all male salon that opened on Melrose Avenue in LA was the brain-child of Michael Elliot who observed that men want to feel groomed but don't necessarily feel comfortable walking into a female dominated and decorated space.  Per The New York Times, over half of the men’s treatments in the Essie nail area at the posh Samuel Shriqui Salon on the Upper East Side are finished with polish, usually clear.  And while men are currently favoring a naked nail, shiny buff or a simple coat of clear there is a definite new openness towards color.  Thanks to social media, celebrity culture has shared and embraced the “man-icure” trend.  From Snoop Dog’s nail art on Instagram to Brad Pitt’s rainbow stripe manicure that he recently sported at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, it is clear that nail care is no longer exclusively a female cultural norm.

Nail care is about being kempt and caring about your appearance, hygiene and health.  Soft feet and well manicured toenails are appreciated by any partner under the sheets.  For those who are still not ready to enter a nail salon, here are some tips that you can do at home to step up your hand and foot game.

 1) Invest in the right tools.  For a basic manicure and pedicure all that you will need is a new high quality fingernail clipper, toenail clipper, nail file and a cuticle nipper.  If you suspect that you may have toenail fungus, you will need two sets of implements and should see a dermatologist.

 2) Use the tools properly.  After clipping your nails use the file to smooth any sharp edges.  The cuticle nipper is only used when you have the occasional hang nail.  Hang nails should never be pulled off or bitten as they are a very common site for infections.  For general cuticle care simply push them back after a shower with a wash cloth and apply your favorite cuticle cream, balm or oil, especially in cold, dry weather.

3) Remember to clean your tools by rinsing them with antibacterial or dishwasher soap and then soaking them for 5 minutes in either Isopropyl alcohol or Ethyl Alcohol (70%-90%).  Swab the tip with alcohol before use.

As I wandered back to join the rest of the dinner party despite the fact that I had disappeared into a dark corridor with a mystery guest my husband had not batted an eye.  He knows the drill, he asks me how many consults I have done so far that evening and suggests that I send a bill in the morning…

A Healthy Nail is a Beautiful Nail

A Healthy Nail is a Beautiful Nail

by Lindsey Carr @ Nail News - Dr. Dana Stern | Dermatologist | Nail Specialist

The recent problems highlighted by Mentality Nail Polish reminded me of how important it is to carefully review beauty and personal care product ingredients and to choose reputable companies where health is emphasized in addition to beauty.   Recently, users of Mentality Nail Polish reported nail lifting, redness, and burning sensations after they applied the polish.  The photos consumers posted appeared to be a condition called onycholysis – when the nail lifts off of and separates from the underlying nail bed.  Reps from the company have blamed the Arminex base used in their polish, claiming some users may have experienced some sensitivity to the product though bloggers have speculated that it was contaminated with other potentially harmful ingredients.  The alarming reality is that something as fun and harmless as a nail polish can pose a legitimate health risk.  Small batch or indie manufactures often are constrained by budgets and don’t perform the same types of tests that  larger companies invest in.  The FDA is not obligated to test cosmetic products prior to being released to market. The responsibility to research ingredients and to seek out trustworthy companies falls on the consumer. I have discussed the health hazards of nail polish before – many nail polishes continue to contain toxic ingredients.  I always recommend using a 5-free nail polish (excludes DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde Camphor and Formaldehyde Resin).  DBP is an endocrine disruptor, meaning it is a reproductive toxin that has been related to lifelong male reproductive issues.   Toluene can lead to nervous system disorders.   Formaldehyde is a suspected carcinogen and while it can help create a harder nail plate, it also lowers flexibility and increases brittleness over time.  Furthermore, Formaldehyde can cause nail changes such as bluish discoloration/throbbing pain, infections, and dryness of fingertips.  Camphor has a direct effect – it can lead to headaches, dizziness, and nausea, and Formaldehyde Resin is a known allergen and its effects start with the lifting of the nail and can lead to more severe reactions such as burning, itching, irritation, and peeling of the surrounding skin. As always, I recommend taking your health into your own hands.  Choose products from well established reputable companies where health is emphasized.  After all a healthy nail is a beautiful nail.  

9 best skincare products for teens

9 best skincare products for teens


The Independent

With so many other changes taking place during puberty, good skincare can, unfortunately, often end up taking a backseat.  However, whether you’re struggling with acne, irked by the occasional blemish, or are prone to dry skin, taking some time to be kind to your skin is essential, especially as a good routine is crucial to set you up for the rest of your life – you’ll thank yourself later.

UPDATED SKINCARE ROUTINE

UPDATED SKINCARE ROUTINE


Winnie The Fashionista

Hello there! :) This one is for my people with normal to oily skin. As you know, for the past year I was using ‘Forever Living’ products. I did a post about it here. For a while I conti…

It's pumpkin season, and don't be frightened to dig in!

It's pumpkin season, and don't be frightened to dig in!

by Lindsey Carr @ Nail News - Dr. Dana Stern | Dermatologist | Nail Specialist

As fall rolls in, the parade of pumpkin everything follows.  From jack-o-lanterns and lattes to pies and bread - Pumpkin is everywhere!  It turns out that pumpkin is loaded with  important nutrients for your skin and nails!  This news couldn’t come at a better time as when the temperature and humidity drops, our hands and nails tend to become dry and cracked.  Over the next few weeks as you are carving and dipping your hands into pumpkin, consider this quick and simple recipe for an anti-aging, hand and nail mask packed with antioxidants that will leave your skin exfoliated, smooth and moisturized:

 

1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree  -  packed with antioxidants beta-carotene, vitamins A, C, and E

1/4 Brown sugar  - natural exfoliator

1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil  - rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Omega-3, Omega-6, Oleic Acid

 Mix these ingredients in a bowl, and massage on your hands for a couple of minutes.  Rinse with warm water and pat dry. 

 

 A few facts about pumpkin:

 -       Antioxidants ward off free-radical damage that can result in skin aging

-       Vitamin A smooth’s skin tone, and boost collagen

-       Vitamin C combats photodamage, and boosts collagen

-       Vitamin E protects against free radicals 

5 Benefits of Epsom Salt for Acne

by Sarah @ Acne Mantra

If you are considering Epsom salt for acne treatment or to get rid of acne scars, read on to see if this versatile salt is right for you. Of all the many benefits Epsom salt has for the body, one of its most appealing and popular uses is for the skin, and particularly, acne. Epsom […]

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27 Dermatologist-Approved Skincare Products

27 Dermatologist-Approved Skincare Products


Shape Magazine

Perfect your complexion with these skin experts top skincare picks!

Here's How The Rock Keeps His Skin Freakishly Youthful

Here's How The Rock Keeps His Skin Freakishly Youthful


GQ

One part drugstore, one part department store, one part liquor store.

Policy Report by Letitia James: How clean is your salon?

Policy Report by Letitia James: How clean is your salon?

by Lindsey Carr @ Nail News - Dr. Dana Stern | Dermatologist | Nail Specialist

Policy Report by Letitia James: How clean is your salon?

 Recently public advocate for the City of New York Letitia James released a report “How Safe is Your Nail Salon?” outlining several public health concerns with NYC nail salons and calling for more meaningful regulations as well as increasing the number of inspectors and establishing more stringent guidelines in order to protect the public health and safety of New Yorkers.  As a dermatologist and nail expert with a New York City practice focused on nail disorders and nail surgery I am at the forefront of the issues that Letitia James describes such as nail care products with harmful ingredients that can be damaging to the skin and nails, inconsistent salon safety standards, government safety and hygiene regulations that are not being enforced, and infectious and trauma related issues.  I am privileged to be in a position to offer treatment to patients with nail issues who seek my care on a daily basis and although I believe that everyone should be able to enjoy a relaxing manicure or pedicure there are several precautions that you should take in order to prevent a manicure or pedicure disaster. 

 

 The first impression of the salon is very important.  When you walk in, does the overall appearance feel clean?  Look around at certain details.

 

-Are the floors clean?

-Are the technician’s licenses displayed, and do the photos match up?

-Are the licenses up to date?

-Do the technicians wash their hands before and after each client?

-Are the products in properly sealed, well labeled containers?

-Is the salon well ventilated?

 

Look at the implements:

 -How are they being sanitized and disinfected?

-Where are they being stored in between clients?

-Are they using one-time use items such as emery boards, orange sticks, pumices, buffers, and toe separators once?  Or are they erroneously reusing?

 

There is quite a bit to take in when visiting a salon, especially for the first time.  Although most salons adhere to strict disinfection guidelines, if you are concerned and want to “take your health into your own hands” I would suggest that you bring your own tools and sanitize them at home by cleaning them in hot, soapy water, boiling, and then drying and storing them in a dry place.  Make sure that you never visit a salon if you have an open wound or active infections in the area where you are receiving your service as this could put you at risk for developing a skin or nail infection and having to visit me!  Last, but not least, never ignore abnormalities that appear after a salon service.  If you are concerned about an issue be it an allergy to a product or a possible infection then seek care from a board certified dermatologist immediately.

 

Here is Letita’s full report:

http://pubadvocate.nyc.gov/sites/advocate.nyc.gov/files/PublicAdvocate-AnnualReport-NAIL%20SALON-1.pdf 

Boy Gets Hilarious Letter from Tooth Fairy After Asking to Increase His $1 to $5

by Eliza Murphy @ Babble

Don't mess with the tooth fairy.

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The Rock Just Revealed His Skin-Care Routine

The Rock Just Revealed His Skin-Care Routine


Allure

We are very impressed.

Best BB Creams & CC Creams for your skin type

by Luiza @ TinyTouchups.com: Tiny Touch-ups – makeup tips and tricks

We barely had the chance to discover the ABCs of BB Creams, when a new multitasking formula rolled over the counters, promoting itself as the new and improved product on the market that merges...

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When your problem is a red, flushing face and ears! Causes and treatment options

by Brandith Irwin @ Skintour

This can be really annoying! You don’t say how old you are, but when flushing is severe, it can interfere with confidence in work situations and in social situations. Please seek help for this. Often the skin disease rosacea starts with flushing, and then progresses to the more papules and pustular stage. ** Also note […]

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How to Get Rid of Forehead Acne

by Christine @ Acne Mantra

Understanding Forehead Acne Acne is a curse that seems to hit everyone, but did you know that it’s not all caused by the same things? Forehead acne has different root causes than other types of facial acne. Forehead acne can be seen as small bumps on the forehead. It can also appear as cystic acne on […]

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College Senior Shares Skin Care Regimen - Mom in Music City

College Senior Shares Skin Care Regimen - Mom in Music City


Mom in Music City

Tips on developing a good skin care routine in college.

Mom’s Post About “Running on Empty” Has a Self-Care Reminder in It We All Need to Hear

by Karen Johnson @ Babble

"I constantly run on fumes, hoping if I can just make it to the next place, I can fill up my tank. But life doesn't work like that."

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Contouring and highlighting the face – guide to emphasize features

by Luiza @ TinyTouchups.com: Tiny Touch-ups – makeup tips and tricks

Makeup highlighters create dimension and emphasize features with a realistic touch that adds a shimmery glow to any makeup look. There are so many face highlighters on the market nowadays that can alter the...

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Chrissy Teigen Reveals Kermit the Frog Is the Tattoo She ‘Thankfully Never Got’ — and the Muppet ‘Low Key Disses’ Her

Chrissy Teigen Reveals Kermit the Frog Is the Tattoo She ‘Thankfully Never Got’ — and the Muppet ‘Low Key Disses’ Her

by Karen Mizoguchi @ PEOPLE.com

Chrissy Teigen was such a fan of Kermit the Frog when she was younger that she would’ve permanently immortalized the Muppets character on her body.

The model and cookbook author, 31, posed a question about tattoos to her 7.5 million fans and followers on Twitter Wednesday, revealing that she “thankfully” never went through with a Kermit body ink.

“What is a tattoo you wanted when you were younger but, thankfully, never got? mine is kermit,” Teigen tweeted.

The outspoken social media star received many submissions and later shared that singer Eve’s infamous paw prints on her chest tattoos also once crossed her mind.

In between answering fans and asking Twitter to help her find six brown bananas to make banana bread, the wife of John Legend was surprised with a response from the one and only Kermit.

Kermit wrote back: “Whew! Glad to hear it. Now I don’t feel so bad about not getting that @chrissyteigen tattoo.”

And Teigen couldn’t believe Kermit’s subtle shade.

“I think kermit just low key dissed me I love him even more now,” the mother of one retweeted.

Watch out Miss Piggy!


Acne home remedies – Myths that make things worse vs what works.

by Brandith Irwin @ Skintour

Just when I thought I’d heard everything!  🙂 I really don’t blame you for trying this because it sounds harmless, doesn’t it? We’ve all taken some advice from the web that we’ve regretted. But, this is an awful idea! Can I be the contrarian on this? I know these are popular to try, but why? Acne […]

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How Stars Wash Their Faces

How Stars Wash Their Faces


InStyle.com

How Celebrities Wash Their Face

Kathy Griffin Files for Restraining Order Against Neighbor After Verbal Altercation with the KB Home CEO

Kathy Griffin Files for Restraining Order Against Neighbor After Verbal Altercation with the KB Home CEO

by Christina Dugan @ PEOPLE.com

Kathy Griffin has filed for a restraining order against her neighbor, KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger, following a verbal altercation that occurred over the weekend.

According to The Blast, the 56-year-old comedian filed the request against Mezger and his wife, Sandra, in Los Angeles County Court on Thursday.

On Tuesday, Huffington Post released audio of the reported incident — which was taken from security footage — that happened on Saturday, in which Mezger allegedly verbally attacks Griffin and her boyfriend, Randy Bick, after the couple had made a complaint to the Los Angeles Police Department about the noise coming from Mezger’s home.

In the explicit audio, Mezger can be heard screaming profanities, calling Griffin a “f—– bald d–e “whom President Donald Trump “kind of put the heat on.” (Griffin shaved her head over the summer in support for her sister, Joyce, who was battling cancer. Joyce Griffin died last week.)

Mezger continued his rant by saying, “Let’s declare war, a—–e, ’cause we got a lot to go for. Let’s bring it on, you b—-.’ ” He also referred to Griffin as a “f—— c—.”

Bick told HuffPost that he called in a complaint to the LAPD late Saturday after “hours” of excessive noise at Mezger’s residence.

“Mr. Mezger regrets losing his temper over a supposed noise complaint involving his three young grandchildren in his swimming pool around 8 p.m. on Saturday, while they were being supervised by their mother and grandmother,” a KB Home spokesperson told the outlet in a statement. “He apologizes for the language he used, as it does not reflect who he is or what he believes.”

KB Home is the sixth largest publicly traded company and is known for its energy and water efficient homebuilding. Mezger has been with the company since 1993. According to The Wall Street Journal, KB Home said it will cut Mezger’s annual bonus by 25 percent following the surfaced recording.

In May, Griffin sparked nationwide outrage after posing with a replica of President Donald Trump‘s bloodied, decapitated head in her hand — a career move that changed her life.

“I’m a comic. I crossed the line, I moved the line and then I crossed the line,” she said in a video posted on Twitter. “I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people, it wasn’t funny.”

A rep for Griffin did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.


Hate injections? Is there a “Botox cream” alternative, and will it work?

by Brandith Irwin @ Skintour

Dear Sandra, I think we’d all love a way to get the benefits of these neurorelaxers (my own term for Botox/Dysport/Xeomin etc), without the needles. I dislike  the term neurotoxin (medical term), because it implies something is being “poisoned.”   Which it isn’t. Of the hundreds of uses that have medical benefit, they all involve temporary relaxation […]

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Sunscreen Decoded

Sunscreen Decoded

by Lindsey Carr @ Nail News - Dr. Dana Stern | Dermatologist | Nail Specialist

What does SPF means?

SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, indicates how long it will take for UVB rays to redden skin when using a sunscreen, compared to how long skin would take to redden without the product.  UVB rays cause sunburn and can contribute to skin cancer, however we now also know that UVA rays also contribute to both photo-aging and skin cancer as well.  UVA contributes to and may even initiate the development of skin cancers.  Therefore, the SPF is only telling you how much protection you are getting from the UVB rays, and not the damaging UVA rays!

What is broad spectrum protection?

Broad spectrum simply means that it blocks BOTH UVA and UVB rays. Therefore, you MUST always choose a sunscreen that is broad spectrum.

But what SPF level should I use?

While certain oils and lotions with low SPF are labeled as sunscreen, I always recommend using a sunscreen with at least SPF 30.  Beyond 30, the protection gained becomes negligible.  To give you an idea of how well you are protected, SPF 15 blocks 94% of rays, SPF 30 blocks 97%, SPF 50 blocks 98%, and SPF 100 block 99% of rays. But be careful! Just because you use a sunscreen with a higher SPF does NOT mean you are protected for a greater length of time – you must reapply EVERY 2 HOURS. 

Do the ingredients in sunscreen matter?

Yes!!!  Broad spectrum sunscreens contain either chemical blockers or physical blockers.  Physical blockers such as Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide are more effective and are my ingredients of choice. Make sure that these ingredients are listed in the active ingredients of the sunscreen you choose. 

How often should you reapply?

I recommend reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours if you are consistently outside.

Should I use sprays or lotions?

I don’t love sprays simply because I don’t like the idea of inhaling all of those chemicals. 

I always sit in the shade so I don’t need sunscreen, right?

This is a common misconception.  While sitting in the shade generally protects you from getting a sunburn, sand and water can still reflect UV radiation, so you are still exposed! Similarly, even if it is a cloudy day, UV rays can break through a cloud cover.   I am a huge fan of sun protective clothing. As someone who lives at the beach, you will always see me in a rash guard and wide brimmed hat.

I wear sunscreen every time I go outside – what else can I do?

Make sure that you are protecting every part of your body – ears, neck, feet, head, and lips are often neglected.   Remember to apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before exposure, not when you get to the pool.  Hats, lip balm, and shoes can all help protect exposed parts that are often forgotten.

 

My Ancestors Were Slave Owners and I Had No Idea Until a Stranger Reached Out on Facebook

by Meredith Ethington @ Babble

"It may have taken me a while, but I've got my eyes wide open now. I see my privilege when I didn't, and the racism I was able to ignore."

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With One Brilliant Post, Mom Sums Up Why Self-Care After Kids Is So Damn Important

by Lindsay Wolf @ Babble

"It wasn't selfish to shave my legs and actually wash and repeat with my shampoo. It was necessary."

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Super Natural Skin Whitening Mixture To Get Fair Skin In Just 7 Days

by Chandrama Deshmukh @ STYLECRAZE

Do you want your skin to look fairer and more radiant within 7 days? Is your complexion hindering your confidence? Maybe it is dark spots that are causing the problem. Whatever the case , aloe vera is the solution to [...]

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Non-surgical solutions for droopy eyelid (hooding).

by Brandith Irwin @ Skintour

Okay so this depends on where your eyelids are drooping and how much they are drooping. Unfortunately, if you have that upper eyelid excess fold of skin, and it’s moderate to severe, no cream on earth will solve this. This is disappointing I know!  I really wish there was a non-surgical solution to the droopy eyelid […]

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36 Drugstore Skincare Products That Really Work, According To The Skin Pros

36 Drugstore Skincare Products That Really Work, According To The Skin Pros


SELF

We talked to dermatologists to see which affordable products they stand behind.

3 Brands of Birth Control for Acne

by Christine @ Acne Mantra

Does birth control help with acne? The answer is yes and no. Read on to learn if birth control can help with acne or does it cause acne. Also discover the best birth control pills for acne. Hormonal and Birth Control Acne Acne on the face is a very common problem for many teenagers and adults […]

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39 Drugstore Skin Care Products Dermatologists Swear By

39 Drugstore Skin Care Products Dermatologists Swear By


theFashionSpot

Dermatologists reveal the top drugstore skin care products they recommend to celebrity clientele like Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham.

The Hands of Time

The Hands of Time

by Lindsey Carr @ Nail News - Dr. Dana Stern | Dermatologist | Nail Specialist

Never before have there been more ways to turn back the hands of time and reverse signs of aging.  In a world where 50 is the new 30, every day there seems to be a new product or procedure to make us look younger.  But, the focus tends to be on the face and the neck while the hands, the other most visible unclothed area of the body, has been largely ignored.  Women are starting to look unmatched with youthful faces but the hands of a grandmother.  This is mainly because most women are not aware that there are as many cosmetic options for the hands as there are for the face. In this day and age where we live in a “hand-held” world, I have devoted my practice to giving hands the attention they deserve.

No different than wrinkles on a sagging face, hands are a tell tale sign of aging.  Hands begin to age due to volume loss and from excessive UV damage.  As we get older, we begin to see pronounced veins and tendons, brown spots, loss of elasticity, wrinkles and a peau d’orange texture.  Many women are self-conscious by the unsightly appearance of their hands but are unaware that there is anything they can do to change it.

As one of the countries only nail specialists, I am also proud to offer my patients a variety of the most cutting-edge cosmetic procedures for the hand.  Hand recontouring restores volume and stimulates collagen regrowth to the hand.  For this procedure, I inject RADIESSE, an FDA approved volumizing filler, the results of which can last up to a year or longer.  In addition, there are several laser options.  For the removal of brown spots, I use the NdYag laser.  Fraxel, the go-to laser for facial resurfacing, can be used on the hands for a smoother, more even skin texture, to promote collagen regrowth, and to achieve an overall softening of wrinkles.  Regular chemical peels can also be very successful in brightening and evening skin tone and pigment.

The end result…. beautiful, youthful hands that women are no longer embarrassed by, but ready to head to the manicurist to put on a bright, glossy polish that is sure to get their hands noticed.

 

 

Essential skincare gifts for your daughters, nieces, and those in their 20s and 30s!

by Brandith Irwin @ Skintour

I love that you’re asking this. And I love it at the clinic when we can start working with men/women in their 20s and 30s. Why? Because it’s much easier to prevent problems when you’re young, than it is to fix them at age 5o plus. My top skincare gift by far: sunscreen I also […]

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Micro Needling – best skin needling rollers on the market

by Luiza @ TinyTouchups.com: Tiny Touch-ups – makeup tips and tricks

The aging process can be cruel to our skin. Between sun damage and progressive collagen loss, the skin loses its plumpness and resiliency. Thus, we turn to modern medicine procedures and rejuvenating techniques that...

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Ways to Get Rid of Pimples on the Neck

by Christine @ Acne Mantra

Sometimes you can develop pimples on the neck that may even spread to nearby areas like the scalp, jawline, back, chin and chest. Read on to learn about the causes of neck acne and how to get rid of neck pimples. What is Neck Acne? Although most people get acne on their face, it’s also common […]

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My best skin this Summer with Jergens®

by BeckyBoricua @ Becky Boricua

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LockInSoftSkin #WetSkinIsBestSkin #CollectiveBias Miami’s weather has its perks. The humidity is great for your skin especially your face...

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Men's Guide To Skin Care

Men's Guide To Skin Care


Paging Dr. NerdLove

Skin care isn't just for women. Taking care of your skin can be the most important thing you can do for yourself. Keep yourself looking young and fresh with proper care.

5 Disney Baby Care Center Tips from a Parent Inside the Parks

by Lindsey P. @ Babble

Don't sacrifice any of the magic in your Disney day — refresh at one of these Baby Care Centers!

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Neutrogena skin care regimen | IG Creative

Neutrogena skin care regimen | IG Creative


IG Creative

Ideal for any skin in need of a good care cream

What Happened When I Stopped Asking My Daughter About Her School Day

by Sarah Bregel @ Babble

Sometimes, letting our kids come to us can have an empowering effect.

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- Svadore

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Svadore

I swam for 16 years of my life so was in a very strong chlorinated pool 18 hours a week. This caused my skin to become very dry. In my teens, I refused to moisturize my face with lotion after practice because it used to cause my face to break out even more. Therefore, I …

WATCH: Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Midland Announce Tour with a Musical Medley

WATCH: Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Midland Announce Tour with a Musical Medley

by Maria Pasquini @ PEOPLE.com

Hold on to your cowboy hats because your favorite country musicians are all going on tour together!

On Wednesday, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Texas trio Midland announced they were all going on tour together — and to celebrate, they made a pit stop by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform a medley of some of their biggest hits.

Midland started things off with their debut single “Drinkin’ Problem” before the camera panned to Musgraves, 29, who followed Midland’s lead and performed her debut single too: 2013’s “Merry Go Round.”

Then Little Big Town added themselves to the mix, leading the whole group in a spirited rendition of ELO’s 1979 hit “Don’t Bring Me Down.”

Last week, Little Big Town unveiled their star on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville. The group was inducted by Keith Urban, the man who jump-started LBT’s career when he invited the then-unknowns to open his tour 11 years earlier.

RELATED VIDEO: Find Out Why Little Big Town Loves Taylor Swift

Urban called the group “the closest thing to a family band that are not related that you’ll ever meet. It’s that sound that’s not connected by blood or last name – well, in the case of Jimi and Karen, now it is – but there is no connection except the spirit. That’s what I feel when I hear Little Big Town.”

“That’s what makes them family,” he added. “That’s what makes them connected. It’s what makes somebody like me feel their music immediately when they sing to me.”

The Breakers Tour — named after the 2017 Little Big Town album The Breaker— kicks off in Spring 2018, but tickets go on sale everywhere Friday, Sept. 22.


Leather Jacket Love!

by Suzanne Jackson @ So Sue Me

Sue’s jacket – last season but was from here There is nothing like a fitted leather jacket with fab zip detail. It’s the kind of item you will use regularly and let’s face it, there are few pieces that won’t go with a leather biker number. They look great over jeans, jumpsuits (such as this one) and even dresses. […]

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Everything a Regular Guy Needs to Know About Skin Care

Everything a Regular Guy Needs to Know About Skin Care


Greatist

It's way less complicated than you think.

The definitive guide to Jennifer Aniston's skincare regimen | Elle Griffin

The definitive guide to Jennifer Aniston's skincare regimen | Elle Griffin


Elle Griffin

Based on dozens of interviews in which she spills her beauty secrets, here's the definitive guide to Jennifer Aniston's skincare regimen.

Skin lightening creams, gels & lotions – anti-dark spots weapons

by Luiza @ TinyTouchups.com: Tiny Touch-ups – makeup tips and tricks

Skin lightening creams, gels, lotions or serums are used to achieve fairer complexions and deal with pigmentation related problems. They diminish or eliminate completely freckles, dark spots and age spots caused by sun damage...

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How Foster Care Changed My Life for the Better

by FosterMore @ Babble

"My success is due to the amazing people in my life who believed in me."

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Travel skin care essentials – what you should bring when you’re on the go

by Brandith Irwin @ Skintour

Such a great question! Some people like to travel with only a carry on. I have friends that do this, butI can never seem to pack that efficiently for a 2 week or more trip. Whether you pack light or heavy, here’s your travel skin care essentials to bring on your next trip.  Here are […]

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Tamanu Oil for Acne Worth It?

by Christine @ Acne Mantra

In this article, you will learn about using tamanu oil for acne treatment and fading acne scars. You will also find top brands of tamanu oil that can be used on the skin. TAMANU OIL AND ACNE There are many oils that claim to have great benefits for your skin, especially with the treatment of acne. […]

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Can fillers get rid of jowls? How to fix mild, moderate and severe jowls

by Brandith Irwin @ Skintour

First, I would really consider changing to an injectables experienced dermatologist. Here’s why.  Plastic surgeons are trained to do surgery and most of them love surgery. They have little or no training in the health or diseases of the skin.  Fillers, Botox/Dysport, lasers are generally not very interesting to them, and they have injectables in […]

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Neutrogena Anti-Aging Beauty Regimen with GIVEAWAY! - Marla Meridith

Neutrogena Anti-Aging Beauty Regimen with GIVEAWAY! - Marla Meridith


Marla Meridith

Anti-aging beauty regimens are very important to me. This post is sponsored by Neutrogena, beauty products I believe in & have used for years!   As you likely know by now I live high up in the Rocky mountains, in Telluride Colorado. We live almost 2...

5 Best Essential Oils for Acne

by Christine @ Acne Mantra

Did you know you can use essential oils for acne treatment? If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with cystic acne, pimples, or breakouts, you’ll be happy to hear that essential oils are a highly effective, natural way to help your skin recover from acne and acne scars. Essential Oils for Acne As more and more […]

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How to become a CMO

by Elle Griffin @ Elle Griffin

Every fall, I return to the University of Dayton where I am currently completing my graduate studies in Mariology, the study of the Virgin Mary. My degree has nothing to do with my career. Rather it is something I do solely for myself, and it is one of the greatest joys of my life. Every fall […]

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For those not following a traditional “career path”

by Elle Griffin @ Elle Griffin

When I was growing up, I wanted to be an actress on Broadway. Truth be told, sometimes I still do. As a season ticket holder to the Broadway theatre in Salt Lake City, every performance leaves me somewhat misty-eyed—both because the performance was stunningly beautiful, and because part of me wishes I was up there on that […]

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 Combination Skin Moisture | Ulta Beauty

Combination Skin Moisture | Ulta Beauty


ULTA Beauty

For a natural beauty that lasts all day, use an oil-free, lightweight formula that digs deep to clean your skin without clogging pores.

My Current Skincare Regimen: NEUTROGENA Rapid Tone Repair & Hydro Boost Gel

My Current Skincare Regimen: NEUTROGENA Rapid Tone Repair & Hydro Boost Gel


Blame it on Mei | A Miami Fashion Blog by Mei Jorge

Finding the right skincare regimen that is both, appropriate for my skin type and addresses my skincare concerns, have been a daunting task, but frankly, it doesn’t have to be. That is why today, I have partnered with NEUTROGENA®...

My Current Indian Skin Care Routine for Acne Prone Skin

My Current Indian Skin Care Routine for Acne Prone Skin


Acne Mantra

Acne prone skin care routine with Indian products. Includes face wash, toner, moisturizer, sunscreen for acne prone skin in India.

3 Ways to Use Hemp Seed Oil for Acne

by Christine @ Acne Mantra

If you’re looking for information on using hemp seed oil for acne, you’re in the right place. Lately hemp seed oil gained popularity for use on acne prone skin as a cleanser and moisturizer. Read on to see if this oil is right for your type of acne and how to use it. You will […]

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Rosacea Skin Care Tips from My Dermatology Practice

Rosacea Skin Care Tips from My Dermatology Practice


Dr. Bailey's Skin Health & Wellness Blog

Rosacea skin care tips that helps Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey's patients minimize rosacea flair ups and maintain rosacea remissions.

Pretty Little Thing Sports Wear Is Here!

by Carla Jackson @ So Sue Me

PLT Sport has arrived! Ohhhh yeah! We’ve had a look at the new arrivals and they’re honestly the kind of active wear that you’re actually gonna want to work out in (and let’s face it, cute sports wear is always a good incentive to exercise) With the ultimate Insta bae, Sommer Ray, fronting this haaawt Pretty Little […]

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Back To Work

Back To Work

by Lindsey Carr @ Nail News - Dr. Dana Stern | Dermatologist | Nail Specialist

After Labor Day, as we get back to work, we begin to focus on our appearance.  Like a great new haircut or a terrific glow from a new skincare regimen, healthy, well-manicured nails are an integral part of a neat, well kept and put together appearance.  In an effort to transform back into professional mode many any of us are planning a visit to the nail salon this week.  Here are 5 helpful Salon Safety Tips to get your nails healthy, beautiful, and back to work!

1.     Cuticle Oil Dropper vs. Brush - Cuticle oil must be dropped as opposed to brushed onto a client’s cuticles.  Cuticle oil brushes are not sanitary to use on multiple clients because oils can easily harbor organisms such as bacteria and fungus.

 2.     Buffing Block – These tools can be miracle workers for buffing out superficial nail alterations or for polishing the nail to a beautiful shine but be careful that your nail technician is using the right grit for your nails!  Buffing grits vary like sandpaper grades and many of the buffers out there are meant for acrylics and not natural nails.  This is a one-time use item and should be used on only one client and then discarded!  Porous buffing blocks can harbor organisms such as bacteria and fungus.

 3.     Orange Sticks – These harmless looking double sided sticks often have a sharp tip on one end that is used for cleaning under the nail and a blunt tip on the other end used for pushing back at the cuticle.  Be careful with cleaning under the nail as a sharp object under the nail can cause the nail to separate from the nail bed.  In salons these tools should be one time use only!

4.     Hand Washing – This may sound obvious, but you might be surprised!  Your nail technician should always wash his or her hands before and after attending to you.

 5.     Emery Board – This is a one-time use item and should be used on only one client and then discarded!  Porous emery boards can harbor organisms such as bacteria and fungus.

How to Start a New Skincare Routine | Alpha Mom

How to Start a New Skincare Routine | Alpha Mom


Alpha Mom

Hi Amy! I cannot tell you how brilliant your holiday gift guides are. I've already crossed my mom and three cousins (two teenagers and one almost-1-year-old) off my list. In November! I'm pretty sure it's a Christmas miracle. More importantly, I've found something awesome for my own wishlist, namely the Philosophy Makeup Optional gift set. I'm 23, and the acne that started in high school is just now abating. I stopped wearing makeup about a year ago, before my wedding, so I wouldn't have to worry about covering as many blemishes on the big day, and my skin improved. There are still some red marks from previous acne and the occasional blemish (*cough* PMS *cough*), but I think I'm better off with a bare face than wearing heavy makeup to cover the blemishes caused by the makeup. Right now I wash my face with Neutrogena Acne Wash in the shower when I think of it (2-3 times a week, I would guess), and put cleocin gel on any blemishes or blemishes in the making. So, umm, not the best

Non-surgical solutions for droopy eyelids, bags, and other lower eye problems: Part 2

by Brandith Irwin @ Skintour

To the reader above, it really matters which exact filler was used, can you find that out and then write to me again? On a broader note, lower eyelids are trickier for even a good surgeon than upper eyelids. The patient satisfaction rate with lower eyelid surgery is less than that for upper eyelid surgery. Why? […]

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Fashion Alert: Cardinal Red for Fall

by Marla Meridith @ Marla Meridith

  Whether you call it “Cardinal” or “Power Red” every woman knows this color pops in any situation. Red looks great no matter what your skin tone and your hair color is. It’s a statement color that cannot be ignored. Walk into a room and...

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A New Skincare Routine for Thirty-Somethings

A New Skincare Routine for Thirty-Somethings


Mommy Musings ®

Neutrogena Hydro Boost is a new skincare line that promotes ultimate hydration. It's perfect for women or men in their thirties who want dewy, glowing skin.

My SOSUbySJ Nails! All Your Questions Answered!

by Suzanne Jackson @ So Sue Me

Hi guys Greetings from sunny Portugal! Our last day here As most of you will know, I held a Facebook Live a couple of nights ago to announce the latest addition to the SOSUbySJ family: on-trend long lasting false nails! So today, I thought I would recap on the announcement because I know that lots of you wanted […]

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Skin Care Essentials - What Products Do I Really Need? | Skintour

Skin Care Essentials - What Products Do I Really Need? | Skintour


Skintour

We all like to try new skin care products. But which types of products do we actually need? Dermatologist Dr. Irwin gives her take on skin care essentials.

Is Sunscreen Dangerous? A Dermatologist Weighs In on the Recent Troubling Study

by Bianca Poezyn @ Skintour

It’s becoming more and more difficult to figure out what to believe about anything – even something as basic as sunscreen. This is partly because companies, and some individuals, have figured out how to use the power of suggestion and incomplete (or false) information, to direct our thought patterns in favor of, or against, certain […]

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Autoimmune diseases and fillers – are they safe? Can food help to avoid flare ups?

by Brandith Irwin @ Skintour

This is great to hear Tammy! It’s sometimes difficult to figure out what causes flare ups of these somewhat mysterious autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases and fillers is another question, which I’m glad you brought up. It sounds like you are doing everything you can with cautious measures. Everyone is an individual, but in general, many […]

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Best Neutrogena Products – My Top 10

Best Neutrogena Products – My Top 10


STYLECRAZE

Neutrogena, one of the reputed brands of Johnson & Johnson is known to offer a wide line of skin care products. Listed are best Neutrogena products for your insight.

Dr. Dana's Top 10 Salon Safety Tips

Dr. Dana's Top 10 Salon Safety Tips

by Lindsey Carr @ Nail News - Dr. Dana Stern | Dermatologist | Nail Specialist

My patients and closest friends are always asking me if I am pro mani-pedi and what nail salon is cleanest?  My answer is simple.  I believe that everyone should be able to enjoy a relaxing manicure and pedicure, after all when our hands and feet are manicured we feel put-together, in control and ready for anything.  As a dermatologist, surgeon, and mother I like to keep my nails short and clean while never compromising on style.  However, nail care MUST be done in a healthy and safe way.  I like to tell my patients that they need to take their health into their own hands.  Why?  According to NYC Public Advocate Letitia James’s policy report in September 2014:

 • When the Department of State inspected New York’s salons from 2008 to 2012, they found a majority — 56 percent — to be in violation of health and safety rules.

• Customers have been infected with hepatitis and staph infections due to unclean conditions in nail salons.

• There are no regulations governing proper ventilation in salons.

• Nearly 75 percent of nail salons in the U.S. don’t comply with standards for disinfecting nail equipment. This includes reusing nail files and failing to sanitize foot baths. The latter can cause staph infections, hepatitis and bacterial infections.

While most of us want to turn a blind eye to these statistics, it is my job and mission to educate my patients and friends so that you can continue to enjoy salon services but do so in a healthy and ultimately beautiful way.  I go to salons and you too can and should enjoy your next mani pedi. With the help of my top ten salon safety tips, you are now armed with information and ready to kick back, relax and be healthy and beautiful.

 

 1.  Cuticle oil dropper vs. brushCuticle oil must be dropped as opposed to brushed onto a client’s cuticles.  Cuticle oil brushes are not sanitary to use on multiple clients because oils can easily harbor organisms such as bacteria and fungus.

 2.  Emery Board – This is a one time use item and should be used on only one client and then discarded!  Porous emery boards can harbor organisms such as bacteria and fungus. 

 3.  Buffing Block – These tools can be miracle workers for buffing out superficial nail alterations or for polishing the nail to a beautiful shine but be careful that your nail technician is using the right grit for your nails!  Buffing grits vary like sandpaper grades and many of the buffers out there are meant for acrylics and not natural nails.  This is a one time use item and should be used on only one client and then discarded!  Porous buffing blocks can harbor organisms such as bacteria and fungus.

 4.  Orange Sticks – These harmless looking double sided sticks often have a sharp tip on one end that is used for cleaning under the nail and a blunt tip on the other end used for pushing back at the cuticle.  Be careful with cleaning under the nail as a sharp object under the nail can cause the nail to separate from the nail bed.  In salons these tools should be one time use only!

 5.  Toe separators – Although great for keeping your toenails from smudging your perfect pedi, these foamy devices can harbor organisms such as bacteria and fungus and should be disposed after use.

 6.  Whirlpool footbaths – I apologize in advance for this one, you are not going to like what you hear.  You should never place your feet in a salon foot spa that has jets.  It is impossible to clean in the space behind the jets and these baths are supposed to be disinfected by using a 10-minute bleach bath in between every client.  These tubs can therefore put you at risk for acquiring a bacterial or fungal infection.  In an extreme case, there was a death reported secondary to a pedicure in the state of Texas when a woman acquired a staph infection from a pedicure footbath.  Alternative options do exist.  Do not be embarrassed to ask for a plastic basin to soak your feet in.  You can also visit salons that only use basins without jets or you can always request a dry pedicure.  

 7.  Hand washing – This may sound obvious, but you might be surprised!  Your nail technician should always wash his or her hands before and after attending to you. 

 8.  Ventilation – Have you ever walked into a salon and been overwhelmed by the smell of chemicals in the air?  While there may be some of you out there like Jennifer Lawrence's character Rosalyn in American Hustle who love the smell of a really sticky top coat, salons are supposed to have special ventilation systems to ensure the health and safety of both the salon workers and the salon clients.  A super, toxic smell is never a good sign!

 9.  Pumices – We are not huge fans of these volcanic derived stones that are often used as abrasives for removing callus.  Although they can work well for callus removal, they are extremely porous, cannot be disinfected and once they become wet they become the perfect place for molds, bacteria and fungus to flourish.  Instead use a file with removable grit or a stainless steel file that can be disinfected after each use.

 10. The "foot razor" - Used to remove calluses, is illegal in many states and should be!  Salon workers are not medically trained to deal with accidental mishaps that can occur with these blades such as cuts or lacerations.  Additionally, if these blades are reused they can transfer serious infections between clients.  Protect Yourself: Use a callous solution or heel cream at home to safely break down hardened skin.  Callus can also be safely removed at the salon with a removable grit file or a stainless steel file that can be disinfected after each use.

 

 

 

Mom’s Emotional Post Goes Out to Every Parent Struggling Through Back to School

by Kaitlin Stanford @ Babble

"Letting our hearts — our whole worlds — walk out into the world alone without us is never easy."

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9 Ways to Get Rid of Chin Acne

by Sarah @ Acne Mantra

Chin acne, let alone any acne on your face and body, can cause a lot of emotional distress due to its painfulness, itchiness, unsightly appearance, and other symptoms that never seem to end. Read on to learn the causes and how to get rid of chin acne. In general, acne, which is “a skin condition that […]

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I don’t like to exercise (but here’s why I do it anyway)

by Elle Griffin @ Elle Griffin

Five months ago I decided I wanted to be in the best shape of my life. I had just celebrated my 32nd birthday and despite the fact that I have always been skinny, I’ve never really been fit. Nor have I tried to be. That’s because I spent most of my twenties devoted to being healthy and […]

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Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Brittle Nails But Were Afraid To Ask

Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Brittle Nails But Were Afraid To Ask

by Lindsey Carr @ Nail News - Dr. Dana Stern | Dermatologist | Nail Specialist

Nails are composed of small cells made up of a protein called keratin.  If you were to look at a nail under a microscope the cells look like roof shingles.  These cells are very delicate and extremely absorbent, about ten times more so than skin.  This is the reason your nails have much more flexibility after soaking in water.

 

Can I prevent brittle nails?

 

It depends.  If you develop brittle nails out of the blue, it is potentially a sign of a health issue such as anemia, or a thyroid condition.  Therefore, if brittle nails are new for you, see your doctor.  Those suffering from an eating disorder or undergoing chemotherapy may also experience nail brittleness as a result of a diet low in protein.

 

If  you don’t have any medical conditions that contribute to brittle nails, there are a few reasons that you could be experiencing brittleness:

-Water exposure. Water is constantly being absorbed and then diffused back out by our nails.  This continuous process weakens nails because the delicate nail cells are in a constant state of contraction and expansion.  This strain causes lifting and breakage.

-Seasonal Weather Changes. In the winter going from a 70 degree indoor environment to a colder environment causes a change in humidity, and consequently a change in the water content of our nails.  This has the same effect as chronic water exposure.

-Chemical exposures. Nail polish remover is not your friend.  It may help remove that chipped manicure, but the ingredients, strong solvents, especially Acetone, dry out your nails.

 

What can I do to repair them?

 

-Avoid alcohol-based sanitizers

-Use cuticle oil consistently

-Take a break from polish, and give your nails 2-3 weeks to repair

-Try a Biotin supplement of 2000 mcg – 3000 mcg daily, sold over-the-counter at your local health food store or pharmacy.

-Consider using a crystal nail file.  They are much more delicate, especially for those who are prone to breakage.

Healthy Skin Care Regimen with Neutrogena - Becky Boricua

Healthy Skin Care Regimen with Neutrogena - Becky Boricua


Becky Boricua

I share my skin care regimen for healthy skin and I tell you how you can do it as well with Neutrogena products.

Easy 2-Step Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimen - Rockin Mama™

Easy 2-Step Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimen - Rockin Mama™


Rockin Mama™

My anti-aging skin care regimen with Neutrogena helps me hang on to the skin I love. With Neutrogena, my anti-aging skin care regimen helps combat aging.

My Skin Care Routine - Makeup Geek

My Skin Care Routine - Makeup Geek


Makeup Geek

A lot of you have been asking me for a while now what I do to keep my skin looking clear. Everyone is prone to having breakouts at some point. But there ar

The Best Skin Care Products for Psoriasis, According to Dermatologists

The Best Skin Care Products for Psoriasis, According to Dermatologists


Health.com

When you have psoriasis, it's essential to find shampoos, lotions, and cleansers that will manage your symptoms and soothe your skin. Here, top dermatologists reveal the products they frequently recommend to their psoriasis patients. 

You Can Share A Sandwich

You Can Share A Sandwich

by Lindsey Carr @ Nail News - Dr. Dana Stern | Dermatologist | Nail Specialist

Recently, it was reported in “AIDS, Research and Human Retroviruses” that a woman had contracted HIV by sharing manicure equipment with a cousin who was unknowingly HIV positive at the time.  This mode of HIV transmission although possible is extremely rare.  It is also very difficult to prove and in this particular case, the patient was diagnosed many years after becoming infected.  

 I found this case particularly interesting however, because the woman who discovered that she was HIV positive had no other risk factors for acquiring the disease; and further, genetic analysis of the viruses from both cousins showed that the two women had highly related viral sequences, thus providing substantial evidence that the mode of transmission was likely secondary to the sharing of the manicure tools.

 Although the risk of contracting HIV from manicure tools is extremely low, this case should make people aware that sharing of improperly disinfected manicure tools with possible blood-blood contact (needles for drugs, tattoos or acupuncture) can result in transmission of viruses such as HIV or hepatitis C.  More commonly, the sharing of improperly disinfected manicure equipment, coupled with nail compromise, cuts or skin breakage, may result in the acquisition of fungal or bacterial infections.

 Most people going to the nail salon don’t think twice about how the manicure tools are being disinfected.  Metal tools are usually removed from a disinfectant liquid or UV light box, and it is assumed that the salon follows strict guidelines. 

 Healthy nails are beautiful nails.  Take your health into your hands by bringing your own set of tools to the salon, never sharing your manicure set, and by properly disinfecting them at home by following these simple steps: 

 1)          The first step is to sanitize your tools as well as a pair of metal tongs by cleaning your nail implements with hot water and antibacterial soap.  Don a pair of gloves and scrub away with a bristle brush.  Make sure that you rinse off all excess soap.

2)         The next step is to disinfect your tools. You can either boil your tools for 15 minutes in a pot of boiling water by carefully placing them in the water with your sanitized tongs or “bake” your tools for 15 minutes in the oven at 375°F in a disposable aluminum pan.  Use your tongs to remove the tools and place them on a stack of clean paper towels  where your tools can dry or cool.  Now your tools are ready to be put into a clean carrying case.

3)         Swab the tips of your tools with rubbing alcohol before using.

Dia de Los Muertos Makeup – sugar skull face paint design

by Luiza @ TinyTouchups.com: Tiny Touch-ups – makeup tips and tricks

Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that celebrates those who have departed. To honor them, families make altars for their loves ones and bring offerings to cemeteries,...

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Winter Hand Maintenance Tips

Winter Hand Maintenance Tips

by Lindsey Carr @ Nail News - Dr. Dana Stern | Dermatologist | Nail Specialist

As the weather starts to cool down, I start to see common problem among my patients – dry, cracked hands that are often sensitive and painful! This is because in winter, the outside humidity and temperature drops and indoor air becomes a lot drier.  Most people are also washing their hands more frequently or using alcohol based hand sanitizers as flu and cold prevention. As a result, the skin on the hands become dehydrated and parched.  Lines around your cuticles and knuckles can also be the result of dryness.

 The key to beating dry skin is remembering to moisturize often.  Products that contain emollients and humectants are best.  I am a huge fan of moisturizers that contain shea as it acts as a barrier for the skin and really helps to seal in moisture.  I also like to look for products with glycerin and rich hydrating oils such as Coconut Oil to help with hydration.  If your hands are already severely chapped, I suggest using a hydrating overnight treatment with hand gloves.  I recommend carrying a cuticle pen for dry for cracked cuticles like Essie’s The Cuticle Pen or a hand moisturizer like L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream.  

Finally, try to stay as hydrated as possible throughout the winter.  We often forget to drink water when we are cold.  Hot water with lemon works too!

Mom’s Heartbreaking Lawsuit Raises Questions About Prescription Meds and Postpartum Care

by Chaunie Brusie @ Babble

The combination of exhaustion and serious medications led to a mother's tragedy.

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Skincare regimen!

Skincare regimen!


The Doughnut Diaries

 let me start off by saying that in no way shape or form do i consider myself a beauty expert. half the time i usually go for the products my friends recommend (have you visited the daily pretty lately?) or whatever packaging i think looks sophisticated (don’t lie, i KNOW you have done it,

Sunny Yellow & Rose Gold Look

by Raven Scott @ Raven Elyse TV

I’ve been wanting to try some more unique color combinations with my looks. I don’t think I’ve seen myself in bright yellow like this before, but it actually compliments my tanned skin tone pretty nicely! (And if you have a darker skin tone, it would look even better!) I paired this bold top with a […]

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It is tick season...

It is tick season...

by Lindsey Carr @ Nail News - Dr. Dana Stern | Dermatologist | Nail Specialist

It is tick season in The United States.  Whether it is The American Dog Tick (a carrier of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tularemia), the Blacklegged Tick (most in famous for spreading Lyme, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis), the Dog Tick (carrier of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever), or the easiest of the bunch to identify, the Lone Star Tick (carrier of Ehrlichiosis, Tularemia and STARI), ticks are omnipresent at this time of year no matter where you live.  If you live on the East Coast, chances are that you know someone who has recently removed a tick or has been diagnosed with Lyme’s disease.  There is so much confusion when it comes to this topic and so back by popular demand, the Dr. Dana Tick Blog.  Here are some tips and resources to help you and your family stay safe this summer!

 

Prevention:

·      Check for ticks daily, especially under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, behind the knees, between the legs and in the buttocks, around the waist, and on the hairline and scalp.  Children should be checked every night at bath time as part of your spring/summer routine if you live in a tick endemic area.

·      If you have spent time in a wooded or grassy area remove, wash and dry all clothing on high heat and shower as soon as possible.

·      Permethrin based insect repellant can be very effective for tick prevention.  The product should be sprayed on clothing or shoes and NOT directly on skin.  Several brands such as Repel are available on-line.

·      Create a “tick-safe” yard by mowing the lawn frequently, keeping leaves raked, and having children play away from tall grasses.  Consider having your property sprayed.

·      Treat your dogs and cats as recommended by your veterinarian.  Do not allow them into your bed or on your furniture, as they are a possible vector for carrying ticks.

 

How to safely remove an attached tick:

·      Fine tipped tweezers are best.

·      Place tweezers as close to the skin as possible.  Try to grab at the base of the tick (the tick’s head).  Pull upward with a slow and steady motion.  Do not be alarmed if part of the tick remains embedded, as disease transmission is not possible without the whole tick.  Try to remove the remaining segments.

·      Wash the area with soap and water.

·      Put the tick in a sealed baggie ie. a ziplock™ and label the bag with the date the tick was removed and location.  Your dermatologist can have the tick analyzed to identify the type of tick as well as whether that particular tick has the organisms within it that cause disease.  This information can be very helpful in guiding therapy.

 

Important tick facts:

·      In general ticks need to be attached for 36-48 hours before they can transmit Lyme disease bacteria.

·      If you find a tick that has likely been attached to your skin for less than 72 hours and you are >8 years old, an important study has shown that taking one dose of Doxycycline can dramatically reduce your chance of getting Lyme’s Disease.  (87% effective) Call your dermatologist to discuss the best approach for you.

·      There are several different types of ticks (Ixodes, Lone Star, Dog Tick etc), and each tick has different stages of growth when they may or may not carry disease.  This is why identifying the tick can be very helpful.

·      Most humans are infected through bites of immature ticks called nymphs.  Nymphs are tiny (less than 2mm) and difficult to see without a magnifier; they feed during spring and summer months.

·      Ticks can be carried by deer, rabbits, birds, squirrels, mice, dogs and cats and therefore all of these animals are potential vectors for the spread of tick-born illness.

Please call my office if you would like to come in to have a tick tested or if you have any tick related questions or symptoms.

In The Country, we are located at 325 Meetinghouse Lane, Southampton 

631.287.7307

 

In The City we are located at 905 Fifth Avenue at 72nd Street

212.734.4007

www.drdanastern.com (for direction to the offices)

Tick Resources:  Tick Hotline 631.726-TICK; Eastendtickresources.org & Tickencounter.org

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by Carla Jackson @ So Sue Me

Hello, ladies! September is finally here and I think we all can agree that this season is definitely one of the best! When it comes to style, this is the time of year where we can layer and layer, and just be all cosy and snug! And let’s face it, nothing beats a gorgeous A/W […]

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