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  • Smooth Sailing for the Best Shave
    Shaving is like brushing your teeth. It’s generally a hassle, but it needs to be done, and the results are always satisfying. That is, unless you have a fight with your shaver every day. Here are some facts and tips to ensure your daily shave goes smoothly...
  • Skin Care Advice for Your Big Event
    Everyone – guests and those who will be in the public eye - wants their skin to look its best on their big day. Here are some simple tips you can follow to help avoid skin problems on your special day...
  • Ingrown Hairs? You Do Not Have to Put Up With It!
    Quite a few men and women are troubled from time to time (or in some cases all the time) by ingrown hairs. For men, ingrown hairs or “razor bumps” are mainly a problem on the front of the neck and under the chin. Women are most commonly bothered by this problem in the bikini area and occasionally in the armpits or on the front of the neck. Maybe you have sensitive skin...
  • Do You Have Sensitive Skin? Don't Stress About It!
    Generally if you have easily irritated or reactive skin, then you have ‘sensitive skin’. Most of the time sensitive skin relates to the face. Sensitive skin can be caused by a genetic predisposition or environmental factors. It appears as a redness, a swelling, itchy and dry irritation to the face...
  • What is Dandruff Really?
    We’ve all seen people with those white flakes on their shoulders, but is it really just dandruff? Is it catchy? Can’t they do something about it...
  • Skin Tags and Seborrheic Keratoses
    As time goes on, we all acquire tiny bits of extra skin called skin tags. These can range in size from 1-10 mm, and are flesh colored or brown. Skin tags can be found on any part of the body, but are most common on the eyelids and neck, and in the armpits and groin, and under the breasts...
  • Skin Rashes - Where Do They Come From?
    A skin rash shows up as an area of inflammation or change in the texture, and/ or color of your skin. It can be caused by a number of different things including irritation, disease, or allergic/ non-allergic reactions to foods, chemicals, plants, animals, insects or other environmental factors...
  • Spreading the Flu, Colds and Germs
    Do you know that approximately one out of three people do not wash their hands after using the restroom? (US Center for Disease Control, 2005) And, do you know that spreading germs is as easy as touching a door knob, shopping cart or an elevator button that has been infected by someone who hasn't washed their hands? The fact is ...
  • Getting Your Ears Pierced?
    Ear piercing has a long history starting in antiquity. It is still very popular with women as well as men and has become more common in children. The style of ear piercing seems endless ...
  • New and Effective Treatments for Warts
    In some cases warts are just a nuisance, but warts can be unsightly and can interfere with work when they affect the hands or feet. Certain occupations - notably butchers - tend to develop warts on the hands ...
  • Why Do I Sweat So Much? - Identifying Hyperhidrosis
    Did you know that you have between 2 and 4 million sweat glands? They are present under the lower part of the skin. Their function is to control your body temperature by ...
  • Stretch Marks - There is Hope
    Stretch marks - All of us hate them and yet most of us have them. Fortunately, not all is lost. Is there anything that can be done to prevent them? Most experts say no. Is there anything to treat them? The answer is YES ...
  • Common Bacterial Infections of the Skin
    Our skin is host to a number of bacteria, most of which are beneficial. Including the friendly flora in our gut, more than 200 species of bacteria reside within the tissues exposed to the external environment...
  • Don't Sweat it On the Hottest Day of the Year!
    Okay, today may not be the hottest day of the year, but for one in twenty people, excess sweating is a daily problem that the rest of us can only relate to on extremely hot days...
  • Ugh, I Have a Hangnail - Tips to Keep Them Away
    We've all had them, a nasty hangnail. They seem to come from nowhere and then you snag them on something and ouch! Hangnails are simply dead skin - skin that's dried out and needs to be cared for...
  • Outdoor Skin Care Tips - Learn to look after your skin
    It's Fall and we all know we need to take extra care of our skin in the summer due to an increase in sun exposure, but that should actually continue all year round...
  • Treating Lip Conditions
    Skin conditions are commonly found on the lips. They can be on or surrounding the lips and be anything from a lesion to an excess hair problem...
  • The Largest Organ in Your Body - Your Skin! - Some interesting tips and facts you should know
    Your skin is more than just your face, although that's what most people pay the most attention to. Your skin is actually the largest organ in your body and weighs probably more than you think...
  • Avoiding Colds and the Flu - What you can do to protect yourself
    The flu or "influenza" is a common illness that millions of Canadians suffer from each winter. Flu season starts in November and usually ends in April...
  • What Do You Really Know About Your Skin?
    Your skin is different in different places... Underarm skin is naturally more delicate, sensitive, curvy and bumpy ...
  • Cosmetics and Their Ingredients: Some facts to know
    Cosmetics play many roles as they are more than just blush and mascara. They can protect you from the sun, change or protect your appearance.
  • Don't sweat it! Learn about excess sweating and how to treat it
    The underarm (axilla) is the most commonly affected area, followed by the feet, palms and face. It typically starts during childhood or adolescence, and you have a higher chance of developing it if you have family members who also have it.

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