| Jan 19, 2010
When someone whispers that they recently had "some work done," right away the questions start: What was it really like? Did it hurt? Where did you get it done? How much did it cost? But even today, in our youth-obsessed world, people are reluctant to talk...
| Aug 27, 2009
YOU MULTI-TASK all day - text and drive, talk and type, drink water infused with vitamins. So why shouldn't your makeup do double-duty too?
A new generation of foundations aims to do just that, promising more than an even skin tone and a dewy finish....
| Jun 5, 2009
Q: My skin sometimes gets dark patches, even those areas not exposed to the sun, such as under my arms, behind my knees, and my inner thighs. This usually happens after an itchy irritation. Sometimes the dark color stays and will not fade. Why does this...
| Mar 14, 2010
We turn to cosmetics to look our very best, but sometimes all that lathering, slathering, powdering and painting can do more harm than good. • Certain ingredients in personal care products can cause redness, itching, swelling, acne and other...
| May 4, 2010
It was supposed to make every child a wanted child, give women control over their bodies and grant couples worry-free sex.
Such were the aspirations of health professionals worldwide when the medication now known simply as "the pill" arrived on the...
| Dec 5, 2009
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| Nov 6, 2009
Inevitably, our skin changes as we age. Our skin is also affected by our hormones, diet, stress level, and weather conditions. Premature aging and dryness are promoted by low water intake, excessive caffeine, lack of sleep, insufficient exercise, and a...
| Mar 3, 2010
The time for prom is almost here and so are the memories that come with it. Of course, it's best to be remembered for how great you looked that night instead of how bad your breakout was.
What is Acne? Before treating the problem it's best to know just...
| Dec 7, 2009
Overwrought at what seemed to me to be a typical smattering of pimples, my teenage daughter had been begging for months to see a dermatologist. But I'd insisted on exhausting all other approaches before going to the expense. After all, I reasoned, how...
| Mar 29, 2010
Fighting a stomach bug? Stay home and drink Gatorade or make your own rehydration solution using one teaspoon of salt, eight teaspoons of sugar, five cups of water and an optional half-cup of fruit juice.
Want a cheap way to banish those acne blemishes?...
| Mar 29, 2010
There's no denying the allure of a beautiful complexion - or of an illuminated department store beauty counter, filled with elegant frosted jars and sleek glass bottles that promise a dewy glow and taut skin. But there's also no denying the appeal of...
| Nov 22, 2009
The holidays burst upon us every year with a veneer of joyousness, yet that bubbling of good cheer masks a series of rather dire seasonal warnings: Don't eat too many rich, fatty foods; don't drink to excess; don't forsake your exercise routine; and,...