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Kiehls Stress Cream

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If you're constantly stressed out or fatigued, your face shows it. Kiehl's Skin Rescuer Stress-Minimizing Daily Hydrator is designed to erase all signs of stress from your skin and prevent stress induced pre-mature aging. The formula uses a mix of Rosa Gallica Botanical Extract and Mannrose to minimize how skin responds to stress, shield skin and help skin recover from past damage.The daily moisturizer is lightweight and makes a good replacement for either your morning or nightly moisturizer. It works well on all types of skin from oily to dry to combination. The fragrance free formula makes it ideal for both men and women and for anyone with sensitive skin. One of the best parts is you only need to use a little to achieve amazing results such as reduced redness, smoother skin and increased resistance to stressed out skin.

The only downside is the price. A 2.5 fl. oz. bottle will run you $40. However, the natural ingredients give skin a welcome rescue from stress. It could easily replace higher priced creams, yet yield the same, if not better results. I love natural ingredients, so I recommend at least giving it a shot. You'll be amazed at how long a single bottle lasts and how fast it works.

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DermaE Skin, Hair and Nail Oil

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The best way to always look great is by taking care of your skin and hair instead of just covering up flaws. I've used a variety of products in the past just to get the same results as Derma e's Skin, Hair and Nail Oil. I love that I can use it on not just my skin, but my hair and nails as well. Whenever I can combine products, it's always a plus.Derma e combines organic argan, jojoba and kukui oils into one powerful, completely natural forumla. Unlike many oils, it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave you feeling greasy. The key is to use it sparingly. The result is smooth, supple skin along with shiny, soft hair and conditioned, healthy nails. By using a concentrated formula, you see results faster.You don't have to replace your moisturizer yet again. Instead, Derma e recommends applying a few drops to your moisturizer or applying over your night time moisturizer. Remember, just use a few drops at a time.

For hair, apply lightly to dry hair like you would a conditioning treatment or over wet hair before drying. You can apply more as an overnight treatment, but you will need to wash it out the next morning to prevent oily looking strands. For nails, it's as easy as applying to nails and cuticles before bed.

It's simple and at $15.50, it's a cost effective way to handle dry skin, frizzy hair and brittle nails.

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Sunscreen Tips

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What to Look for in Sunscreen

By Shelley Levitt for The Style Glossy

The one essential beauty rule for your most beautiful skin: Apply sunscreen every day. You already know this, of course! But if you’ve strayed from this rule all fall and winter, now is the time to renew your pledge to protect your skin daily.

When you’re shopping for a new tube of sunscreen, you’ll notice that labels look a little different. That’s because new FDA regulations have gone into effect, making it easier to choose the right sunscreen from the scores of products on your drugstore shelf. “Not all sunscreens are created equal,” says FDA scientist Lydia Velazquez, PharmD. “Our scientific understanding has grown -- this new information will help consumers know which products offer the best protection from the harmful rays of the sun.”

Here’s what the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) advises you look for when shopping for sunscreen:

1. Broad spectrum:
This means a sunscreen protects the skin from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, both of which can cause cancer and premature aging.

2. SPF 30 or higher:
This lets you know the sunscreen will block 97 percent of the sun’s rays. Sunscreens with higher-number SPF block slightly more of the sun’s rays, the AAD says, “but no sunscreen can block 100 percent of the rays.” Some experts think the extra protection is worthwhile. Jessica J. Krant, a New York dermatologist and clinical professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, is among them. In the summer, she switches from an SPF 30 to an SPF 50 for daily use on her face. “Even though there is less and less of a difference with the higher SPF you get, I still want that difference,” she says. “If SPF 30 blocks 97% of UV rays and SPF 55 blocks 98%, that's over a 33 % increase in my protection from ultraviolet damage. That difference is valuable to me.”

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Antiaging Makeup Tips

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By Shelley Levitt for The Style Glossy

Antiaging Makeup Tips

Antiaging Makeup Tips

With a few smart makeup techniques, you can turn back the clock. Tonya Crooks, a celebrity makeup artist and eyebrow expert, who has made the likes of Eva Mendes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Fergie and Megan Fox even more beautiful than they naturally are, shares her top five antiaging makeup tips.

1. Start with well-hydrated skin.
Makeup will go on smoother and last longer if your skin is supple and moisturized. I recommend to all my clients that they use a daily moisturizer and one at night as well. For a quick fix, applying a makeup primer under your foundation will add instant luster to your skin.

2. Don’t over-tweeze.

Look at a girl of 14 or 15 who hasn’t started tweezing her eyebrows and you’ll see brows that are healthy and full with no exaggerated arches or bald spots.  The takeaway: Less is more when it comes to achieving youthful-looking brows. Pluck stray hairs below your brow line, but don’t thin out the brows themselves. If you’re thinking about reshaping your brows, see a pro.

3. Choose creamy cheek colors.

Skip the powders and opt instead for blush and bronzer in a cream, liquid or mousse formula. Powders tend to sit on top of the skin, making your complexion look parched, while creamy textures give you a lit-from-within glow.

4. Keep eye makeup light and clean.

Dark and heavy shadows can make your eyes look sunken while lighter shades help them “pop.” You can still do a dramatic look; just focus the liner and deeper shades on the outer corners of your eyes.

5. Opt for glossy lipstick over matte. 

As we get older, our lips tend to shrink a bit. A dark matte lip color and liner will make them look even smaller. Instead, create the illusion of a plumper pout with a gloss in a light hue. And with paler colors you can go outside the borders of your lip a little. I call it cheating the edge.

Shelley Levitt, managing editor of The Style Glossy, is a former West Coast editor of Self and senior writer at People.

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Friday Top 5 – Best Acne Solutions

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1) Proactiv Acne System: This is probably the most famous of all the solutions. The three step system includes a cleanser, toner, and repairing lotion.  I highly recommend adding on the Green Tea Cleanser and Clay Mask to boost the regimen.

2) Neutrogena Rapid Clear:  I have used this personally for years! I swear by it. It goes on clear, and clears up pimples overnight.  The product claims to clear up acne in 8 hours, and I agree. 

3) Dermalogica Age Smart: For those of us who suffer from acne in our adult years, this is a gentler formula, that also addresses the signs of aging. Dermalogica Age Smart Skin Kit contains a full months regimen you can use every day for firmer, smoother, healthier skin. Kit Includes: Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque, Antioxidant HydraMist, MAP15 Regenerator, Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF30, Renewal Lip Complex.

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Get The Look: Alicia Keys

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“For the look of Alicia’s surprise appearance at the premiere of ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,’ we wanted to go for a very simple, fresh and modern look.”

FACE:

  • I first applied the Votre Vu Love Me Deux in St. Tropez. 
  • Then I lightly dusted the peachy pink blush from the Beaute en Bronze blush/bronzer duo. 
  • This gave her a very natural, glowing flush because the blush has gorgeous light shimmer in it.

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How to Remove Acne Scars

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Having a zit is bad enough, but no one should have to suffer from acne scars years after the acne is long gone! Luckily there are ways to remove acne scars and get your skin back to its former glory.

Red or brown acne marks that are left behind after a pimple (also known as macules) will usually fade with no need for treatment.

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