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TRxUTH on TONERS

Beautiful Clean Cosmetics Woman Close Up PortraitToners are widely known as an important skin care step for people with acne-prone or oily skin. However, toners can also be used as an “added layer” of cleansing for those who wear heavy foundation or waterproof sunscreen. Or, for those who are on the run, after a workout at the gym. Toners can restore the pH of the skin after using a particularly alkaline cleanser.

The ingredients in the toner will determine its benefits.

For acne-prone skin

Use toners with salicylic acid and/or glycolic acid to get rid of excess oil, tighten the skin, exfoliate and remove dead skin, and reduce the likelihood of ingrown hairs. Toners with clay and/or charcoal can reduce shine and tighten pores in oily and acne-prone skin. Natural anti-bacterial ingredients include tea tree and rose oil. Willow bark is a natural salicylic acid alternative. Natural toners can contain witch hazel, tea-tree oil and/or rose oil as astringents. Mint, and apple cider vinegar also act as astringents.

For combination and sensitive skin

Toners with lactic acid, and/or aloe vera are great for gentle hydration.

For mature and dry skin

Toners with glycerin and/or hyaluronic acid can hydrate and smooth skin. Natural tones with honey and algae are great.

For all skin types

Toners with Co-Q 10, anti-oxidants like Vitamin C and green tea can replenish moisture and provide anti-oxidant protection.

Be wary of toners with essential oil as they can cause hypersensitivity. In addition, toners should not contain alcohol which can be extremely drying. They also should NOT include parabens, phthalates, formaldehydes, ethoxylated ingredients, polysorbates, phenoxyethanol, petrochemicals, triclosan, TEA/DEA and synthetic fragrances and colors.

Going to the beach for Labor Day? Be camera ready!

Are you traveling to the beach this upcoming weekend for one summer last hurrah? If so, here are three things you can do to look like a camera-ready celebrity, straight from beauty expert  Dr. Michelle Yagoda:

1.  Hair:  Did you know that hand lotion is a great frizz tamer and curl setter? That’s right! Just put some in your hands, rub them together and apply it to your hair when you get out of the pool or shower. You’ll have cover-girl glamorous, beach tousled hair in an instant.

2. Nails:  While not necessarily safe for everyday use, there’s nothing quite like a gel manicure and/or gel pedicure to keep your nails in tiptop, shiny shape — even through sand and salt!

3. Eyes:  Here’s a secret tip recently learned by Dr. Yagoda from celebrity make up artist extraordinaire, Julie Morgan! Apply Chantecaille black eyeliner pen to line your upper lid (she said it was nearly indelible… and it is day five and counting!). Next, glue Ardell short flare lashes with duo lash glue in black to your upper eyelid (or, have a professional makeup artist do it for you!). Then, leave it there for up to two weeks! Voila! Who knew? You can wash your face each evening and even wash the eye shadow off of the upper eyelids. According to Julie, this will last for a full two weeks!

Common Beauty Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

Where do you get your beauty tips?  From your mother?  Your sister?  Your friends?  How do you decipher fact from fiction?  Even if you resort to beauty magazines and blogs, it can be difficult to separate science from superstition!  Short of asking your doctor (which can be embarrassing!), how do you know if applying mayonnaise to your hair will make it glossier? Or, if rubbing your eyes will really create wrinkles? Read this article to learn about 18 commonly held beauty beliefs and discover which tips are bona fide when it comes to looking beautiful.

Dr. Yagoda practices an integrative approach to beauty because she knows that external beauty is a reflection of health and wellness.  Find out how to incorporate mind and body healing to supplement traditional aesthetic techniques to allow your inner beauty to shine through.

Bad Beauty Habits: The 7 You Need to Break

When it comes to beauty routines, who doesn’t have a bad habit? Unfortunately, some of these habits can cause more harm than good. Take a look at these 7 bad beauty habits; chances are that you’re familiar with one or more on the list. After making a few simple lifestyle changes, your hair and skin won’t know how to thank you!

Read about Dr. Yagoda’s integrative approach to beauty to achieve your functional goals while enjoying optimal health and wellness.

How to Treat Damaged Hair and Split Ends … BeautyScoop!

Dry, brittle hair, split ends, frizz can all be solved with how you care 3for your hair and what you eat. Go to a professional for a cut, they are more likely to remove all of the dead, split ends.

Use a good conditioner with a low amount of alcohol, or none of you can help it. Stay out of the sun for extended periods of time. Avoid heat styling and chemicals. And watch what you eat.

Protein, omega-3 fatty acids, avocados, dark leafy greens, and a scoop of BeautyScoop should do the trick!

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Beauty in a Bowl, a BeautyScoop

Did you know that the health of your skin is directly correlated with 5your diet? It’s true! Now only can fruits and veggies improve your skin tone, but omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated oils hydrate your skin and condition your hair.

A scoop of BeautyScoop daily has all of the nutrition you need for beautiful hair, skin and nails. Interested? Visit www.beautyscoop.com

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Blackheads, Beware!

p5Do you have blackheads on your nose? Are you having trouble getting rid of them?

Use a medical grade salicylic acid, glycolic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide blackhead treatment cream every night (or every other night if you have sensitive skin), and, get a professional facial or peel to shrink your pores, control your acne and give you the skin texture you’ve been dreaming about!

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