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Clarisonic Product HandbookClarisonic 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. Looking for tips on how to effectively use your new Clarisonic products? Everything you wanted to know about Clarisonic can be found in this updated handbook, which now has a half dozen more articles to help you get the most out of your Clarisonic device.

L’Occitane Product HandbookL’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.

Men’s Skincare HandbookMen’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.

Sensitive Skincare HandbookSensitive 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.

Annual Beauty Review: Top 12 Articles of 2012Annual Beauty Review: Top 12 Articles of 2012

As 2013 begins, take some time to review what you’ve learned over the last year and set the stage for a healthy, beautiful new you in the year ahead. Whether you’re somewhat of a beauty expert or you just want to expand your personal knowledge of skincare, makeup and hair care, here are a dozen of our favorite articles from 2012.

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Q: My sensitive skin reacts to all kinds of products, and I’m tired of trying new products in search of formulas that aren’t irritating! What should I look for that won’t make my skin condition worse?

A: Unfortunately, there isn’t one simple method for finding the right products for your skin. Your best bet is to try different formulas and note reactions so you can look for potentially irritating ingredients. However, if you think that you’re allergic to a few specific ingredients, a skin doctor can do a patch test to determine if there are definite allergies, which can save you (and your skin) a lot of trouble.

Q: I have an itchy scalp, and I’m not sure what condition I have. I think it’s either scalp folliculitis or scalp acne; how are they different?

A: Both conditions cause pimples and pustules on the scalp, which can be red and sore. These pimples are caused by clogged hair follicles. The biggest difference is that folliculitis refers to an infection, either fungal or bacterial, that must be treated with an antibiotic or anti-fungal treatment – a doctor will tell you which. Regular scalp acne can be treated with over-the-counter treatment products such as shampoos and spot treatments.

Q: I’ve been looking into doing a Brazilian blow dry, but it’s pricey; how long does it last? I’m not sure if I can justify the cost!

A: Treatments cost a few hundred dollars, but if you have curly or wavy hair that you style every day, the time you can save doing your hair every morning could be worth the high price tag. A Brazilian blow-dry works by infusing keratin into the hair strands and then blow-drying, which not only cuts frizz but also leaves hair healthier. Each treatment lasts about four months – and you’re also saving your hair from four months worth of damaging heat styling treatments!

Q: I’ve heard a lot about how skin can change during menopause, but I don’t really understand the cause. Why is my skin breaking out for the first time since puberty?

A: Similar to the changes taking place in your body during puberty, hormones are responsible for the wide array of skin concerns women face during menopause. One of the most frustrating concerns is adult acne – which happens because of increasing testosterone levels. Skincare products designed to treat adult acne are a good place to start, or see a dermatologist to diagnose your particular skin condition.

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