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Makeup for Mature Skin | Video Tutorial

Video Notes & Tips from Babette! 1. Priming around your eyes ensures that concealer and eyeshadow applied later go on smooth and don’t crease. I use Glo Fill Perfecting Primer here on my eyelids and my under my eyes to hide the bags! 2. Then I primed the rest of my face, with a little extra attention paid to my…

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6 Secrets to Staying Young: Dr. Gill Reflects on His Birthday!

It’s Dr. Gill’s Birthday!   Dr. Gill is turning 60 – can you believe it?! We can’t. He looks more like 40. In honor of his birthday we thought we’d sit down with Dr. Gill and get him to divulge all his anti-aging secrets to making sure that special day every year is something to truly celebrate. So here goes…

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Your Guide to Every Type of Facial

There are so many types of facials these days! It used to be a simple treatment for cleaning out pores and cleansing your skin, but has since morphed into an umbrella term for a variety of face treatments. What type of facial should you get? When should you get it? Is it okay to get a few days before your…

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Why Your Face Ages & How Dermal Fillers Can Help

It happens to everyone. One day you look in the mirror and things just aren’t the way they used to be – bummer. Luckily modern technology has blessed us with ways to combat this harsh reality. The Structure of Your Face Changes as You Age Young, healthy skin contains several substances in abundance that give your face it’s shape and…

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A Brief History of Botox

Towards the end of the 18th century small towns in Southern Germany suffered an outbreak of a strange and deadly illness that poisoned its victims’ nerves, causing progressive shut down, or paralysis of essential physical functions. A local medical officer and poet by the name of Justinus Kerner studied more than 200 cases of this disease before publishing the first accurate and complete description…

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Dermaplaning 101

Queen Cleopatra is said to have frequently bathed in sour milk, which acts as an exfoliant due to it’s lactic acid content. In fact, ancient Egypt is where exfoliation first appeared. The Egyptians practiced many techniques in addition to sour milk baths, such as scrubbing their skin with alabaster and applying a paste made from sand and aloe. Various other cultures throughout…

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

  Skin Cancer Facts  Most common form of cancer in the U.S. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer Forms of skin cancer include: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma Melanoma is the most dangerous—it may again as a mole that alters in  appearance or could originate on normal skin. More than 90% are caused by mutations in…

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HOW TO: Clean Your Makeup Brushes

If you’re using your makeup brushes or sponges daily, you should be deep cleaning them at least every two weeks. I know what you’re thinking… “Why would I need to clean my brushes that often?” The answers to that question are as follows: “Through daily use, makeup brushes can accumulate dead skin cells, dirt, oil, pollution, and bacteria,” says Dr. Debbie…

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Beauty Brainiacs on SPF

May is National Melanoma Awareness Month, and Elamar’s Beauty Brainiacs are here to educate you on “being sun savvy”… Q: What is SPF? SPF is the sun protection factor rating for sunscreens. When purchasing a sunscreen, refer to the chart above to select the right SPF level for your skin tone! Q: What’s the difference between physical & chemical sunscreens? Physical sunscreens…

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HOW TO: Wear Bold Lipstick

Don’t let bold lip colors scare you. They can be as easy to wear as your favorite tshirt! The key is in how you apply the color. Read on for the the Beauty Braniacs’ 5 simple steps for wearing bright, summer lipsticks. 1. For starters, if you’re planning on wearing a bold lip, stick with a neutral eye look. A good tip for everyday…

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