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Bikini wax effective
I swim all year round at an indoor pool. I have been shaving the bikini line area but find it tiresome to do it so often and it is irritating. What does a bikini wax involve and how long does it last? Waxing is an efficient way to remove hair on a temporary basis with the use of a warm...

Is electric or blade shaving best? I have tried waxing, which is wonderful, but is too costly for me to have done every two weeks. Deciding whether to use a blade or electric razor means that you must consider skin condition, hair density, convenience, time available and how often shaving has to be repeated. It is possible to cut the...

What delicate, precious possession of ours regularly gets burned and environmentally-abused? Is subjected to radiation, scouring and acidic solutions? The answer? Our body. How you clean your body not only helps prevent bacterial growth, gets rid of dirt, keeps your body fragrantly fresh, but also helps beautify your skin, preserving it well for the years ahead. To soap or not to soap?...

Eyebrow hairs are dropping out
I wonder if there is anything one can do to encourage eyebrow hairs to grow. I plucked my eyebrows when I was a teenager and they never grew back after the first plucking. About 10 years have passed and my brows continue to thin as the occasional hair comes out. I am healthy with no skin problems. Tweezing hairs repeatedly...

Before you slip on sandals and beach wear, stock up on all-natural sun-protection lotions or creams with a 10-15 Sun Protection Factor. When was the last time you took a sunbath? The memory you turn to is probably that warm, sunny day in August on the beach? Well, think some more! Do you remember the day you spent shopping at an...

An ingrown toenail occurs when the side edge of the nail penetrates into the surrounding skin. It is very sensitive to pressure and may be accompanied by redness and swelling. If not corrected at this stage it could become infected. In more severe cases, ulceration could result or even gangrene. It occurs most commonly in the big toe where...

My body skin is constantly dry and somewhat itchy, both in summer and winter. The summers seem worse, perhaps because I shower at least three to four times a day. I do use a hand and body lotion after the shower. What product is best? (By the way, I am only 33 years old.) There are too many products on the...

In many fashion magazines, the makeup artists put eyeliner pencil on the inside border of the lashes. Is this safe to do? Eyeliner applied to the inside of the lash line is currently popular because it brings out contrasting colors by making the whites of the eyes more dramatic. But, for many women, this can cause serious problems, anything from moderate...

Color coding is questioned
I think that all this "color coding" for the individual is a sham. I had my colors done twice and one said I was a summer while the other said I was a fall. Can you tell me why, or is there an answer? To answer your question we consulted Patricia Buchanan. Ms Buchanan is a fashion graduate from Ryerson,...

Skin - An owner's manual
When you discover a new pimple, you probably aren't thinking about how great your skin is. But zits and all, skin is remarkable stuff. Skin is the body's largest organ. It stops harmful germs from entering and prevents the loss of vital fluids, such as water and blood. Sweat glands help maintain a healthy temperature, and nerves feel heat, cold, pressure,...