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    How do self-tanners work?

    If there’s one beauty product I couldn’t care less about is self-tanner. You see, I don’t tan. My skin’s pale and I love that. Pale skin is awesome. And healthy. And awesome. But, that doesn’t mean I’m not curious about how self-tanners work. What’s in them that turns your skin into that lovely Oompa-Loompa shade […]

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    How to do a skin patch test

    Did you know that any ingredient – even something innocuous like chamomile or water – can cause an irritation or allergy to someone? Yep, even natural ingredients. I mean, there are people out there who are allergic to water. And what’s more natural and safe than water?! Why am I telling you all this? You […]

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    How Do Depilatories Work?

    I’m definitely a shaver, but I’ve dabbled in depilatory creams sometimes. As much as I love the ease and convenience of shaving, it’s a chore I have to do every day. Depilatory creams promise to keep my legs hair-free for 4 or 5 days, so, of course, I gave them a try. Unfortunately, they never […]

  • Do you use men’s shaving creams and razors?

    I have a confession to make. The first time I shaved, I stole my dad’s shaving cream and disposable (unused) razor. I didn’t see the point of buying my own when those were readily available for free. They did a pretty good job, so I kept using them, much to my dad’s puzzlement. He couldn’t […]

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    How Smoking Affects Your Skin (Hint: It’s Not Pretty)

    I was never tempted to smoke. As the daughter of two heavy smokers, I see first hand the damage it inflicts to your body. It ain’t pretty. I’m not talking just about lung cancer and heart diseases. We all know smoking causes those and, for many people, those aren’t good enough reasons to quit. *sighs* […]