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10 Ways to Ensure You Don’t Buy Counterfeit Skin Care Products

HomeBlogPage 9 Counterfeit Skin Care Products Are Becoming More & More Common. Margie uses Obagi products from her dermatologist’s office. She loves what they do for her skin and wants to continue using them. But last month Margie’s husband, Joe, lost his job. Their health insurance rates have skyrocketed, and money is really tight. Determined …

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Is Your Nail Salon Safe? 12 Things to Look for in Your Salon

HomeBlogPage 9 You take your health seriously. Your nail salon should too. A nail salon is a wonderful place to pamper yourself when the services are done well. Unfortunately, not all nail salons are adequately cleaned or sanitized. Sometimes their nail technicians are not well trained. Salons can be a breeding ground for mold, bacteria …

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7 GREAT Reasons to Include Niacinamide in Your Skincare!

HomeBlogPage 9 Niacinamide Should Be in Your Skincare Arsenal. Period. It’s one of those go-to active skincare ingredients like retinoids. Niacinamide is great for just about everyone. It’s gentle. And it works! Interested? Well read on, my friend, because there’s more! What is Niacinamide? Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3. And vitamin B3 has a lot …

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Physical Sunscreen vs. Chemical | Which Is Better?

HomeBlogPage 9 Physical Sunscreen? Chemical Sunscreen? How do you choose? These days something as simple as choosing a sunscreen can be very confusing. There’s too much conflicting information. For example, the Environmental Working Group’s 2016 Sunscreen Guide advises against using oxybenzone, octinoxate, and other chemical sunscreens. But Consumer Reports found chemical sunscreens performed better than physical sunscreens: …

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5 Ways Medications Cause Dark Spots (& a List of Ones to Avoid!)

HomeBlogPage 9 Medications can cause dark spots. Some medications cause dark spots called hyperpigmentation. But not everyone who takes the medications knows about these side effects. Take my neighbor, Lynn (not her real name), for example. She came to me complaining of dark spots on her face. Lynn thought they might be from taking the pill, but …

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