Q: As I've aged, the central part of my face, including my forehead, nose and chin, has become excessively oily. Aside from washing my face, I have no idea how to control the shine. What can I do?

A: It sounds like you struggle with a common problem where the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) produces excess amounts of oil. To restore balance, try using Boots No7 Beautiful Skin T-Zone Rescue Balm, which contains a mattifying blend of witch hazel and zinc to diminish oil and eliminate shine all day long.

Q: I've been so amazed with Boots No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Serum. Now husband want to use it, too. Should he or should he use something different?

A: Along with differences in lifestyle (for example, many men shave on a daily basis), men tend to have skin that's thicker and more resilient. Therefore, to be effective, skincare treatments - especially those designed to tackle issues like aging - are formulated a bit differently for men and women. Thankfully, Boots No7 developed a version of this award-winning treatment just for him - Boots No7 Men Protect and Perfect Intense Serum Anti-Aging.

Q: As my skin ages, it seems like most foundations worsen the look of my lines and wrinkles. I’m desperate to find something that minimizes the look of aging. Any tips?

A: It's true: many foundations settle into lines and wrinkles, only making them more noticeable. To solve this dilemma, try mixing your favorite foundation with a specialized anti-aging primer like Boots No7 Photo Fix Wrinkle Filler and Primer, which contains a unique combination of ingredients to fill wrinkles and diffuse the light for a smoother, more ageless look that lasts all day long.

Q: I’m thinking of getting synthetic braids, but there are so many different types of synthetic hair extensions. Where should I start?

A: Read up on all the different kinds of synthetic braids, textures and brands. Talk to your hair stylist about what option is for you. A great website to check out is Check out their guide to hair extensions for some good information. Happy hair hunting!

Q: If I am allergic to rubber latex, should I avoid papain?

A: Probably. According to a recent study in Vienna, papain can cause allergic reactions, which in some cases can be severe. Erika Jensen-Jerolim, the head researcher conducting the study, suggests that anyone who has sensitive skin should not use papain in skincare products. Always make sure to contact your doctor before beginning any at-home skin treatment.


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Whether your top skincare concern is stubborn fine lines or a parched complexion, Boots No7 offers clinically proven formulas to nurture and restore the health of skin. From daily facial cleansers to all-over body balms, Boots No7 offers daily formulas that blend simplicity with results.

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Every season is jam-packed with activities, and sometimes it’s hard to decide which type of hairstyle is best if you have African American hair. With so many options to choose from, this article focuses on two varieties to help narrow the search: braids vs. afros.

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Want to rid your skin of pesky warts? Whether it's your first breakout or a recurring problem, warts can be unattractive and tough to get rid of. Find out how to treat this common skincare condition in the comfort of home with easy, do-it-yourself and over-the-counter remedies. Plus, get tips for preventing warts from spreading and coming back.

Essential Products & Tools to Create a Personal Makeup ArsenalEssential Products & Tools to Create a Personal Makeup Arsenal

It’s easy to get caught up in pursuit of the perfect product with new trends constantly emerging and an overwhelming number of makeup lines released every season. But instead of chasing every trend that catches your eye, it’s important to first develop a core arsenal of products and tools to build upon. Read on for 16 essential products, tools and tips to kick start your makeup collection.

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Papain is commonly used as a natural exfoliator in cosmetics and skincare products to help remove dead skin cells. Despite the benefits that papain offers, for some people, the risks may outweigh the rewards. Read on to find out more about how papain can improve your skin and whether you should avoid this enzyme.

Beauty Handbooks

Cold Weather Beauty Handbook. Shorter days and colder temperatures needn’t send you into beauty hibernation. With the right cold weather tips and strategies, you can cozy up to beautiful skin and hair this season – without spending a lot of time and energy. Find out how to resolve cold weather concerns like stressed-out skin and brittle hair, protect kids’ sensitive skin and splurge on much-needed pampering treatments. Plus, revive your style with the latest fashion tips and trends specifically for cold weather.

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.

L’Occitane Product Handbook. Ready for a beauty routine that truly transforms the health and appearance of your skin? L’Occitane draws upon the riches of nature and the advanced technology of science to deliver real results for your hair, skin and body. Use this guide to L’Occitane products, treatments and ingredients to find out which formulas are right for you and your family.

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.

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.

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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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Boots No7 Revitalising Hand Saviour No7 Revitalizing Hand Saviour is a must have hand treatment. You will love the way your hands feel after an encounter with this smoothing, soothing treatment. Unlike a cream, this product works in two steps. First, exfoliating salt crystals gently polish away dead skin cells so hands look noticeably younger. Then, as you rinse, a blend of Almond and Grapeseed Oils and Brazilian Cupuacu Butter leaves them feeling petal soft and wrapped in moisture."
Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Purifying Exfoliator - Normal to Oily Clear away dead skin cells and impurities, to reveal beautifully clear skin. The gel-based formula of this deep cleaning exfoliator includes microbeads to intensively cleanse, purify and help to unblock pores. Manmade polyethylene beads roll over the skin and gently lift off dead surface skin cells to reveal brighter cells underneath. A gentle foaming agent helps the product glide smoothly over the skin and adds to the deep cleaning feeling of the product."
Suki Resurfacing Enzyme Peel Exfoliation is key for so many skin issues. Resurfacing enzyme peel is effective from both the inside-out & outside-in for long term clarity & smooth tone without irritation. Formulated using a patented, stabilized-ingredient technology, TLC glycolic acid™, the first clinically-proven & powerfully potent sustained actives work at our deeply-penetrating & high concentrations – without irritation. Gently resurfacing, lifting away dead layers of skin, helps to eliminate dullness & the appearance of blemishes & premature aging, oxidation from free radicals to smooth, rejuvenate & clarify skin tone. "

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