Looking Ahead With Lauren: Get Skin Ready for Winter

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I know that we just made it into fall. But we all know that’s just the precursor to winter and the cold weather that it brings. This is a amazing time of year. The sky starts sparkling, leaves begins to fall and the holidays are near. However, cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin. […]

Cold Shower? Seriously?

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I absolutely ADORE this picture! This is how I first felt when it was suggested I try cold showers in the morning. First of all I’m a predominately Vata dosha physically. That means I’m naturally cold, light, airy and dry if I don’t keep myself in balance. So the thought of stepping into a cold […]

5 Ultimate Skin Savers All Year Round!

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Want to prevent skin cancer, premature wrinkles and other signs of aging? Protect your skin year-round from the sun’s damaging rays. “No matter the time of year, sun safety is a must for healthy skin,” says Susan Chon, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at MD Anderson. “Don’t let cooler temperatures fool you. […]

Holy Moley! 9 Reasons for a Skin Check-up

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Visiting your dermatologist every year may be an important step to staying skin cancer-free. So, how do you know if you should schedule that annual appointment? The answer depends on how likely you are to get skin cancer. And, we’ve made it simple by listing some of the more common warning signs that may put […]

Coconut Oil as Sunscreen? YES, Without Harmful Chemicals

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According to interesting info I receive from coconutresearchcenter.org, they claim that coconut oil is the original suntan/sunscreen lotion. It amazes me how many uses there are for health in regards to coconut oil, but with regard to sunscreen, generally sunscreens we use have chemicals like oxybenzone, that disrupt the hormone system and certainly are not […]

Sunscreen: New Rules to Play By

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Summer’s on the horizon. It’s time to ask yourself, “Should I splurge on the SPF 100 to get extra protection? And, how much extra protection am I really getting?” Our experts agree: sunscreen labels can be confusing and at times misleading. But soon new rules will be in place to help you understand exactly what […]

Understanding Your Skin and Diet

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Your skin is an organ, just like your heart or your liver. It regulates body temperature and it’s the body’s sensor, registering pressure, temperature and pain. It’s the barrier against the elements and a shield against bacteria, viruses and other external threats to your health. As you may have noticed your skin is also the […]

Inspired Beauty: Marilyn Monroe

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The topic of Marilyn Monroe has always garnered attention and with the release of “My Week with Marilyn”, the iconic beauty is front page news once again. Fans will be mesmerized with Michelle Williams’s ability to capture the very essence of Marilyn’s character and may find themselves longing to rescue the innocent beauty that has […]

Homemade Skin Care From Your Kitchen Cabinets

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As a beauty editor at women’s magazines and CNN, author Julie Gabriel had no hesitation endorsing the season’s hottest lipstick shade, or justifying the purchase of the latest anti-aging cream. But after years of following the trends, she began to hesitate as she faced the not-so-pretty side of the cosmetics industry. She left the mainstream […]

Be Beautiful And Tan This Summer While Saving Your Skin Using Self-Tanner!

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Color billboards and glossy magazine advertisements for tanning salons are everywhere. While each has a slightly different image, all are similar in nature — a beautiful, deeply tanned figure, slathered in oil and wearing very little, smiles provocatively with a ‘come hither’ look. And for just an instant, onlookers picture themselves lying on a tropical […]