Coffee with Mary: What is the best way to remove heavy makeup? 

Tune in to our newest webisode of Coffee with Mary for advice on your journey to great skin … all in the time you could drink a cup of coffee. In this week’s webisode, Mary talks about what is the best way to remove heavy makeup.

Continue Reading October 24, 2014 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

By The Book: Filler Face 

Filler Face: Unnatural-looking facial features that can be the result of filler overindulgence.

Who can forget Goldie Hawn’s mega-lipped character, Elise Elliott, in The First Wives Club? She’s the perfect example of taking filler to a scary extreme and ending up resembling an exaggerated Halloween caricature of yourself.

When it comes to flirting with filler, the best philosophy is “less is more.” While a little bit of cosmetic enhancement can go a long way to improving not only your appearance but also your confidence, too much can just as easily have the opposite effect.

Continue Reading October 24, 2014 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

What’s the Skinpact? By Dr. Kathy Fields 

There’s nothing spookier than waking up to dull, blemished skin following a night of Halloween fun. Whether you’re decked out in costume and makeup for a late-night party or to trick-or-treat with your kids, these tips will keep your face glowing long after the flame from the jack-o-lantern is gone.

Continue Reading October 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

Did You Know … When it comes to moles, knowing your ABCs could save your life? 

Moles have graced some of the prettiest and most famous faces of pop culture, from Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor to Cindy Crawford and Blake Lively. In the eighteenth century, moles were so highly regarded and coveted that many people often embellished their appearance by cosmetically applying them.

Continue Reading October 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm 3 comments

No Trick … It’s Time to Treat Your Skin 

Ghoulish costumes, spooky settings and sugar-induced frenzies all contribute to making Halloween the most frightening night of the year. But you don’t have to be dressed as the Bride of Frankenstein or a wicked witch to experience a scary skin situation. Conditions like redness, acne, dark marks and dry, flaky skin, can happen at any time.

Continue Reading October 3, 2014 at 10:36 am

By The Book: Keratosis Pilaris 

Keratosis Pilaris: A common skin condition, also known as “chicken skin” or “goose flesh,” characterized by rough, bumpy skin on the upper arms and tops of the thighs.

If you’re experiencing an unwanted skin souvenir in the form of tiny, rough, slightly red bumps on your arms, thighs or backside, you are not alone. This condition is called keratosis pilaris and is estimated to affect approximately 40% of adults and up to 80% of adolescents. Keratosis pilaris is a build-up of a protein called keratin at the opening of the hair follicle. This build-up produces spiky overgrowths of skin that can worsen as weather turns cooler and drier.

Continue Reading September 26, 2014 at 11:38 am

Did You Know … Too much tech could be affecting the look of your neck? 

Along with increased stress and less face-to-face time with others, there’s one more potential wrinkle that comes from being connected 24/7.

Staring down at your smartphone, tablet and laptop too often could be giving you a neck that looks much older than you are—a condition some experts are calling “tech neck.” But before you swear off tech, know that there are some simple things you can do to help stave off lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and other telltale signs of “tech neck.”

Continue Reading September 25, 2014 at 10:17 am 1 comment

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