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At Home Blackhead Removal

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably got a few stubborn blackheads that, no matter how hard you try, just won’t seem to disappear. Sure, it’s gross, but let’s admit it: blackheads are satisfying to squeeze. The problem is that they almost always reappear, no matter how much you pop, cleanse, or scrub. But what causes these unsightly spots in the first place?…

Does Deodorant Cause Cancer?

There are many misconceptions surrounding the potential risks of using deodorants and antiperspirants. Certain ingredients are linked to consumers’ concerns that antiperspirants could be linked to cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. There are currently no studies that justify these concerns; research shows no long-term risk from use of these products. Online information is notoriously unreliable when it comes to potential links…

shaving under shower

Razor burn consists of small, red bumps that appear after shaving due to damage to the hair follicles. They can often be mistaken for genital herpes or other sexually transmitted infections. The best way to avoid razor bumps is to opt for an alternate hair removal method. Razor burns can be treated with over-the-counter creams, home remedies and some spa…

Sono Bello

Sono Bello is a group of cosmetic procedure franchises with over 40 locations in the United States. Two laser-based procedures are mainly performed: TriSculpt body contouring and Lift facial rejuvenation. While Sono Bello's aggressive sales tactics have drawn criticism, their competitive pricing appeals to a broad base of patients. Shopping around for plastic surgery clinics? During your research, you’re likely…

Pros and cons of Hydrafacial

Find out how HydraFacial stacks up to other non-invasive facial treatments, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, photofacials, and more. There’s no denying that medical spa treatments can go a long way in beautifying your skin, from reducing fine lines and wrinkles to improving acne and rosacea. One of the latest non-invasive facials on the market is HydraFacial -- a treatment that claims to…

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a more porous type of charcoal with a very large surface area that binds easily to many toxins. Originally used as a treatment for poisoning, activated charcoal has recently become popular as an all-natural remedy for teeth whitening. Charcoal removes stains via abrasion, which can also compromise tooth enamel. Use activated charcoal on your teeth sparingly, and…

Natural Teeth Whitening

Natural teeth whitening treatments offer an appealing alternative for consumers who are weary of chemical-laden commercial products. Some organic teeth whiteners are more effective than others, although none actually work overnight. Most dentists do not recommend the DIY route, and warn that home bleaching may in fact do more harm than good. Has an upcoming special occasion led you to…

What is Crest Gum Detoxify? Crest Gum Detoxify is a deep cleaning toothpaste manufactured by Proctor and Gamble that uses an activated foaming formula to kill harmful plaque bacteria that reside below the gum line. Does Crest Gum Detoxify work? The active ingredient in Crest Gum Detoxify is stannous flouride. Stannous flouride is the chemical compound responsible for Gum Detoxify's…

Treating Rosacea

Rosacea is a common progressive condition that affects facial skin. Many medications -- from topical antibiotics and anti-inflammatory creams, to low-dose oral antibiotics -- are available to control major symptoms. Some medications have an associated safety and side effect profile. Lifestyle changes, a sensitive skin care regimen, and the avoidance of known triggers are very helpful in controlling this condition.…

Microshading

Microshading is a gentler version of microblading, the semi-permanent makeup technique for sparse, light-colored or over-plucked brows. Unlike microblading, microshading fills in thin brows with small dots rather than natural hair strokes, which is safer for sensitive or oily skin. Each eyebrow artist has their own style so it’s important to choose your technician based on your skin type as…

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