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    The Safety of Gel Manis

    We all love our shiny scratch-free gel manicures, but is the UV light safe for our hands? (Spoiler alert: overall, good news!)

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    SK-II Pitera: truly worth every cent?

    Titled “Miracle Water” for its ability to rejuvenate skin, Pitera has become the most cherished scientific breakthrough in skincare at SK-II. But a deeper look at the science behind Pitera leaves much to be desired.

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    A “Killer Tan”

    New Yorkers walked into a tanning salon expecting to get a “killer tan” but what they found changed their lives forever.

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    Nine suicides at a local high school since 2009 – what can we as a community do?

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    The Water Challenge

    Sarah Smith experienced incredible improvement in her skin by simply drinking enough water – 3 liters a day for 4 weeks. Join me in the water challenge to hydrate your skin and cleanse your mind and body!

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    A Pain in My Feet

    Did you know that wearing heels causes serious long term damage to your feet? Here’s how to choose and wear heels correctly, so you can rock your Loubies on special occasions for years to come.

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    Sunscreen – your invisible faceshield

    I love this video because it visually demonstrates just how effective sunscreen can be. I urge all men and women alike to view this, and I dare you not to wear sunscreen after watching!

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    The ABC’s of Catching Your Z’s

    Beauty sleep does wonders for your skin, and adults need 7-8 hours of rest a night to fully recharge. Read on for tips to getting your snooze on.

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    The Best Residency Programs of 2014

    Do you ever wonder where your doc trained and how good that program really is? Doximity published the first ever residency program ranking tool, bringing you the top 10 residency programs in each specialty. Shoutout to NYU Dermatology for being #1!

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The Basics of Washing your Face

In doing research for my recent post on a good morning skincare regimen, I came across a tutorial from the American Academy of Dermatology explaining “Face washing 101.” I had never before thought twice about the technique of washing my face, but turns out there’s actually a correct way to go about your daily facial cleanse! The […] Read more…

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Easter at Hakone Japanese Garden

It’s hard to believe that this garden exists in the Bay Area; everytime I come here I’m transported to a shogun’s garden estate in Japan! Hakone Garden in Saratoga, California has become one of my family’s favorite spots. Originally designed by an imperial gardener as a summer retreat for a wealthy San Francisco philanthropist, Hakone […] Read more…

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