Archive: Body

4 Ways to Prevent Smelly, Sweaty Pits This Summer

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Here are some easy tips from dermatologists that’ll prevent your pits from becoming totally offensive when it’s a zillion degrees outside, courtesy of Andrea Lavinthal for Cosmopolitan:

1. Wash your underarm area with a benzoyl peroxide face cleaner. It’ll kill odor-causing bacteria, says Los Angeles derm Ava Shamban.

2. Wipe down the entire area with cotton pads that have been soaked in a toner like Olay Refreshing Toner. The alcohol evaporates immediately, so you feel cooler, plus it minimizes any unpleasant aroma, says Dr. Shamban.

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3. Brew a superstrong batch of black tea, but instead of drinking it, pour it over a washcloth, let it cool, and then place the compress under each arm for five minutes. Do this every night for two weeks and the tannic acid in the tea will permanently reduce your sweat production, says Darrell S. Rigel, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at NYU Medical Center.

4. Upgrade your regular antiperspirant to one of the new prescription-strength formulas. Dove Clinical Protection and Secret Clinical Strength won’t irritate your skin.

bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads

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Ingrown Hair Eliminating Peeling Pads can produce a slight stinging when applied to sensitive areas (including recently razored or freshly waxed skin). Avoid application for at least 12 hours after shaving, and 24 hours after waxing.

•6% glycolic acid, an alphy hydroxy acid that reduces dead skin cell buildup
•2% salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid that reduces inflammation
•Witch Hazel-a botanical known to speed the healing of wounds
•Lavender Oil-a soothing, healing botanical
•Green Tea-an antioxidant that protects the skin from damage

 $38.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Introducing King of Shaves Woman!

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Today, King of Shaves - the best selling UK brand – is not only one of the fastest growing lines of men’s shaving & skincare products, but is now also embracing the world of women’s shaving. The new King of Shaves Woman shaving products use low foam formulations to help create the perfect platform for a close, smooth and supple shave. They are specially formulated to significantly reduce razor burn and skin irritation – leaving legs, bikini and underarms soft, smooth and intensely moisturized.

Natural or naturally derived alternatives to synthetic ingredients have been used to help make the gels extra gentle and skin nourishing, while also being more biodegradable and better for the environment.  Containing only mild preservatives, no parabens and free of sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate, the range is formulated with surfactant systems that are derived from natural sources such as vegetables, coconut and sugar.

King of Shaves Woman is a range of superior performing shaving products designed to give maximum effect with minimum effort.

The ingredients for each product have been chosen carefully, scrupulously tested, and combined for the ultimate shave. Packed with fruit essences, Aloe Vera, Peppermint Oil, and Tea Tree Oil each shave will be as refreshing as the first.

King of Shaves Woman was originally launched in 2001 to coincide with the launch of the 3-bladed Gillette Venus razor and the range was revamped in 2004 with more feminine packaging. In 2008 the gels were reformulated using the latest King of Shaves technology and the packaging was also revised to give it a premium, modern, fresher feel.

All King of Shaves Woman products are available at retailers nationwide, including selected Target stores.  To learn more about King of Shaves Woman, visit www.shave.com.


NEW CONTEST!! Mystic Tan: Perfect Tan Kit Face

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How great is this contest! Yay! I have two of these amazing kits to giveaway – each valued at $54.00!

Get that beautiful, summer glow – right at home!  Mystic Tan now offers this awesome kit – everything you need for that sun-kissed face!

Perfect Tan Kit – Face is a complete self-tanning kit developed especially for the face to ensure the most natural-looking results possible.

Mystic Tan Perfect Tan Kit Face™ utilizes built-in technology to help prevent unnatural-looking color development and common concerns associated with self-application.

What else you need to know:
The kit includes:
- 2.5 oz Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Spray™
- 1.5 oz Mystic Tan Sunless Conditioning Complex Face™
- 1.5 oz Mystic Tan Shimmer Face™

CONTEST RULES:

  • There will be 2 winners!
  • Each winner will receive one Mystic Tan: Perfect Tan Kit, Face
  • Enter by leaving your name and email address in the comments!
  • Contest runs Monday, May 18th – Friday, May 22nd!
  • Please only enter once
  • After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond
  • US Residents only, please

Good luck!!