Q: Which hair removal method is the best?

A: Which hair removal method is best really depends on you, your skin type and your hair. Some hair removal processes work wonders for some people and don’t work at all for others. The best way to figure out which process will work best for you is to experiment with the ones you’re willing to try until you find your perfect match.

Q: Is laser hair treatment really safe?

A: Laser hair treatment is typically safe as long it’s completed in a clean and reputable facility with a train professional. According to the FDA, possible side effects of laser hair removal can include blistering, discoloration after treatment, swelling, redness and scarring, but are uncommon. Also, sunlight should be avoided during the healing process. Always talk to your doctor about side effects and risk factors before undergoing any cosmetic treatment.

Q: How often should I change my razor blade?

A: Nailing down a specific lifespan for your razor blade really depends on your hair type and your razor blade. According to Glamour blog Lipstick, most people change their razor blades about every month or so but you may need to change your sooner if it stops working as effectively. When it comes to razors, it’s better to toss it and be safe than leave it and risk razor burn or an infection.

Q: My lips are sensitive and get itchy when I apply lipstick or lip balm. Are there any lip treatments or balms that are specifically formulated for sensitive skin?

A: It sounds like you have allergies, so try hypoallergenic beauty products on your lips. Dermatologist Susan Van Dyke, MD recommends Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20, which comes in a few light shades to give your lips a touch of color while protecting and treating them. Other brands that specialize in hypoallergenic beauty products are Perricone MD and Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. If the reaction to different cosmetics persists, consider seeing your dermatologist to test which ingredients you should avoid.

Q: What are some trendy shades of nail polish for this summer season?

A: According to Harpers Bazaar, this season’s on-trend shades of summer polish are warm-weather inspired: sangria red, cotton candy pink, ocean blue and shimmery sand. Try out a few of these stylish hues with the SpaRitual Mini Lacquer Kit, which includes creamy green, turquoise shimmer and golden sparkle.


Summer Hair Removal Skincare Guide: Hot Weather Tips for Smooth, Irritation-Free SkinSummer Hair Removal Skincare Guide: Hot Weather Tips for Smooth, Irritation-Free Skin

With the summer heat going strong, chances are you want to bare some skin. But before slipping on your most revealing shorts, skirts and tank tops, take a few steps to ensure skin that’s smooth, soft and free of irritation. With this guide, you can eliminate all of your unwanted body hair while avoiding unsightly side affects like razor burn, rashes and ingrown hairs.

Summer DIY Lip Balms, Products and Treatments for Naturally Luscious LipsSummer DIY Lip Balms, Products and Treatments for Naturally Luscious Lips

Summer’s here, bringing with it warm nights and humid days. Spring’s pollen-heavy winds are out the door, but they may have left chapped lips in their wake. Whether your climate is dry or humid, lips can get chapped and burned in the sun. Although it seems like getting perfectly moisturized lips is an impossible – and expensive – goal, there is an alternative to expensive treatments. Check out this list of DIY lip balms, treatments and natural products to help your lips look lovely this summer and throughout the year.

RV Camping Skincare and Beauty: Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Luxury and StyleRV Camping Skincare and Beauty: Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Luxury and Style

Knowing how to enjoy the great outdoors in luxury and style isn’t always easy. Since the ruggedness of tent camping certainly isn’t for everyone, the demand for posh RV journeys is on the rise. Read on for expert tips on how to glam up your RV adventure into the wild and you’ll never look at nature-inspired excursions the same way again.

Beat the Summer Heat: The Top 5 Most Soothing Moisturizers of 2014Beat the Summer Heat: The Top 5 Most Soothing Moisturizers of 2014

Not sure what to look for in a summer moisturizer? Luckily, we have top tips for how to pick the perfect formula. From sensitive to aging skin, read on for a go-to list of moisturizers to soothe and hydrate thirsty, sun-soaked skin.

Summer Beauty Struggles Solved: 10 Simple Solutions for Stress-Free Skin and Hair in Hot WeatherSummer Beauty Struggles Solved: 10 Simple Solutions for Stress-Free Skin and Hair in Hot Weather

Summer is the time to relax, let go and embrace your natural beauty. But in between the BBQs, ball games and trips to the beach, there may be little time left to deal with seasonal beauty challenges. From greasy skin to lifeless locks, here are simple ways to survive summer’s worst hair and skin care struggles.

Beauty Handbooks

Hot Weather Beauty Handbook: Sun-Proof Skincare Tips, Makeup & Fashion. Tired of melting makeup, limp locks and the dreaded sunburn? Keeping your hair and makeup looking fresh isn’t easy in the midst of a heat wave, but with the right guide book, you can bring the fun back into your summer beauty regimen. Read on for articles on hot-weather skincare, trendy fashion advice and sun-safe beauty tips.

Fashion & Beauty Handbook. Whether you’re a seasoned fashionista or simply want to boost your everyday style, our guide to getting gorgeous can point you in the right direction. Find out how to choose key pieces for your wardrobe and revamp your hair and makeup routine for a fresh, pulled-together look for every age, season and occasion.

Office Beauty Handbook: Skincare Guide to a Professional Appearance in the Workplace. The key to professional success isn’t just credentials and job performance. Confidence and presence are essential factors in helping you achieve your goals in the workplace. And whether you’re a makeup maven or a minimalist, creating an office-appropriate look is the first step to exuding inner confidence. Get tips on polishing your appearance to make the right impression with our complete Office Beauty Handbook, featuring articles on everything from looking your best for an interview to unwinding with some post-work pampering.

Sensitive Skincare Handbook. Sensitive skin comes with a variety of symptoms, ranging from acne breakouts to allergic reactions. Looking for solutions to your sensitive skin challenges? Understanding triggers can help you create an effective skincare routine for all skin conditions, ages and seasons. Read on for tips and treatments to keep sensitive skin healthy and beautiful year-round.

Men’s Skincare Handbook. Even the most low-maintenance man can benefit from healthy skincare. Whether men are looking for daily staples to add to their grooming regimen or want to take preventative measures against aging and sun damage, this guide has tips for creating a simple, effective routine for men of all ages and skin types.

FAQs Handbook Chapter 4: Skin Type and Seasonal Skincare - The 30 Questions & Answers. When you’ve got a beauty issue that needs attention, it pays to be proactive. With our comprehensive FAQs guide, learn the ins and outs of skincare, makeup, hair treatments, healthy lifestyle habits and more. This section provides answers to questions about tailoring your beauty routine to your unique skin type and making adjustments according to seasonal changes.

Clarisonic Product Handbook. Clarisonic is a trusted name in skincare. The company’s skin cleansing and anti-aging systems are clinically proven to make skin clearer and more youthful-looking than ever imagined. Learn more about these state-of-the-art devices and how they can help your skin achieve radiance.

Skincare & Beauty Calendar: Twelve-Month Guide to Complete Skin Transformation. A new year means a brand new opportunity to improve the health and appearance of your skin — and we’re here to help. Join us on our 12-month journey toward a transformed skin care routine. Here’s the step-by-step plan for the best skin of your life.

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Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System: Fight Wrinkles with Anti-Aging Technology

Struggling with signs of aging? Particularly wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes? You’ve probably tried every anti-aging product on the market. Take a look at the Clarisonic Opal and you’ll never again need to waste your money on ineffective creams and serums. Find out more about the benefits of this unique product.

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Expert Round Table Interview Part 1: Dermatologist Dr. Annie Chiu Answers Questions of Editorial Team About Everyday Beauty and Skincare

Looking for an expert’s opinion about everyday skincare and beauty? Are you always in a rush and need skincare products that are long-lasting but require minimal time and effort to use? See what board-certified cosmetic and general dermatologist Dr. Annie Chu recommends for nail care, fighting acne and even BB and CC creams.

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