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Are Self-Tanners Safe

Are Self-Tanners Safe?  It’s a classic question, especially for us Austinites who get to enjoy a longer than average summer season: Is it better to bake it (sun tan) or to fake it (using self-tanners)? Here’s all the facts you need to know in order to make the decision that’s right for you. Sun Tanning Is Natural (And It Injures Your Skin It’s no secret that worshipping the sun – especially without proper protection – can cause damage to your

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5 Secrets to Deliciously Youthful Lips

5 Secrets to Deliciously Youthful Lips.  “Look at those luscious lips…” They’re the focal point of your face… they let everyone know what you’re thinking, even when you’re quiet. You smile when you’re happy, pout when you’re upset, and bite your lips when you’re thinking. With all that use, is it any wonder that your lips are one of the first places to show signs of aging? As you begin to age, your lips can change completely. Loss of shape,

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Your Quarantine Skin Care Routine

Social distancing… It’s hard to believe that this is our new norm, but here we are….  The practice of being forced indoors carries with it a number of interesting (and sometimes unpleasant) side-effects. One peculiar area that’s being impacted with all the “stuck at home-ness” is your skin. I’ve had a number of clients reach out to me asking why they were experiencing more breakouts, more irritation, and more dryness than normal. It doesn’t make a ton of sense, does

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7 Tips to Avoiding Chapped Lips 💋

Having chapped lips is the pits…  When your lips are painfully dry and flaky, sometimes it feels like an uphill battle to throw lip conditions in reverse and get them feeling nourished, hydrated and healed. And winter does little to help the matter – in fact, it typically just makes things worse! as it gets colder and the air gets drier, the delicate skin around your mouth can easily become compromised, leading to cracking, bleeding, and inflammation. Between the cold,

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5 Ways To Reduce Your Holiday Stress

Hallmark tells us the now through January 1 should be a time of warm hugs, warm mugs of something tasty, and lots of quiet time spent by the fire…  But, let’s be honest – Instead of joy and connection and yuletide cheer, more often than not we’re in a constant state of wanting to rip our hair out. And, the more strain you put on yourself, your family and your wallet, the less room you’ll have to truly enjoy the

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What’s Better Than Filler? Collagen!

For the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines, there isn’t anything better than Botox… Is there? Botox can be an aesthetic and medical lifesaver, and has been used to treat wrinkles, headaches, and even Bell’s Palsy. But in the ever changing world of injectable filler, is it possible that something even better and more effective exists? The answer is maybe. First, it’s important to note that there is no one size fits all solution that works for everyone. At Veritas

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The 7 Things You Must Know Before Trying Laser Hair Removal

A few years ago I decided to stop shaving my legs… I’d had it up to “here” with the ingrown hairs and little red bumps that formed on my lower legs, so I filed my old school razor in trash can, and vowed only to wax my legs moving forward. Waxing, I soon learned, is great… for a couple days.  Then the hair begins to creep back in and you’re stuck with it until the next waxing session (usually two

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Botox and Dysport: What’s the Difference and Which is Better?

Botox vs. Dysport Both Botox and Dysport are types of neurotoxins that were designed to block muscle contractions. While it is true that both injectables can be used to treat medical conditions such as headaches or spasms, they’re more widely used (and approved by the FDA) to smooth and eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. But while both Botox and Dysport share a number of key features, the two do have their differences, and it’s important to be familiar with both.

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How to Avoid The Biggest and Most Common Skin Dilemmas

Put your best face forward at your next big event with these skin dilemma solutions Has this ever happened to you? You’ve got a big event on the books that you’ve been anxiously anticipating for weeks. You’ve got your wardrobe planned out and you’re ready to look your best and make an excellent first impression. Then, the day before your big event, you wake up, stumble to the bathroom, look in the mirror, and to your horror you find that

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The 8 Most Common Causes of Cellulite and How to Get Rid of It

Dimples… When we see them on a baby, they look cute. But when we see similar skin irregularities on our thighs or behind, it’s quite a different story… Often referred to as “cottage cheese” or “orange peel” due to its appearance, cellulite is one of the most unwelcome and most misunderstood conditions. While cellulite is a problem encountered by both men and women, its appearance is considerably more frequent in women – Studies show that up to 90% of women

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