- Refinery29 | Summer Living | Wed, Jun 12, 2013 3:23 PM EDT | Comments
By Erika Stalder, Refinery29Orange peel syndrome. Cottage cheese thighs. Hail damage. There are a lot of pet names for cellulite, each of them unappetizing enough to make us not want to talk about the phenomenon at all. That Photoshop magically smoothes the skin of every woman professionally photographed, well, that means as a society, we don't have to look at it either. But, amidst all this if-you-ignore-it, it-will-cease-to-exist mindset, lie many myths about who gets cellulite and why - and an estimated $62 million industry that makes devices to banish it.
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Do any of these devices work? Is cellulite the deserved curse of those who gain a bit of weight?
We talked to three leading dermatologists who specialize in cellulite research and treatment: Dr. Cheryl Karcher, a New York-based aesthetic medicine expert and cellulite researcher who also holds masters degrees in nutrition and metabolism, Dr. David McDaniel, director of the Institute...Read More »
- Fri, Jun 7, 2013 3:53 PM EDT | Comments
The sunshiney season brings with it weird rashes, bumps, and bites-and a lot fewer clothes to cover them up. Wishing you had a dermatologist on call? Luckily, we have a phone full of top docs, so we got their clever remedies and tips for all your summer skin care woes (and saved you the copay). By Nicole Catanese, REDBOOK.
1. Soothe a sunburn, stat
To reduce pain and swelling, pop two aspirin or ibuprofen as soon as possible, says Francesca Fusco, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Next, do a milk compress: Soak a washcloth in a bowl of ice-cold whole milk (skim won't cut it), and drape it over the burn until the cloth is room temperature. Ahh, that's better.
2. Ward off skeeters
If you're planning a trip to a mosquito-y place-or you always seem to attract the little buggers-start taking a daily vitamin B12 supplement, suggests Vivian W. Bucay, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in San Antonio. "St...Read More »
- Woman S Day | Summer Living | Mon, Jun 17, 2013 1:54 PM EDT | CommentsBy Woman's Day Staff
Kickstart your motivation to get healthy for life.
When it comes to weight loss, Dr. Oz has seen it all. Since launching The Dr. Oz Show in 2009, he's met and featured hundreds of people who have lost more than 100 pounds just by changing their habits. The secret he's learned from those who have succeeded long-term is to set yourself up to stay motivated. "Once people start to lose weight, they feel good and they're excited to keep going. But that fades. To combat this, build in some easy lifestyle changes that will keep you focused on your health. Eventually, those changes become permanent," he says. In other words, automate your lifestyle. Here, Dr. Oz helps you tackle the most common weight loss hurdles that squelch motivation so you can drop-and keep off-5, 10, 25 pounds or more! Photo by Brian Doben; hair by Anne Sampogna; makeup by Linda Melo; prop styling by Joe Maer; T-shirt by Hanes Cool Dri Tagless Available at Hanes.com
No ideas for breakfast?
DR. OZ SAYS: Eat the same foods every A.M.
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- By Corrie Pikul
Small Tweaks Are Just as Effective as Big Changes
You've switched from mustard to mayo, and you're cutting back on Coke--yet these aren't foods that you eat every day. That could be why these occasional sacrifices aren't changing the numbers on the scale.
A better way to think about it: "You'll see more impressive results by focusing on changes that are part of a regular routine," says registered dietician Keri Glassman, the author of The New You (and Improved!) Diet. "Consistency is key." For example, if you drink an 8-ounce glass of soda every afternoon, switching to sparkling water could save 700 calories a week. But if you only drink soda at the movies, say, once a month, try to find a smarter substitution (the bagels you pick up on your way into the office, perhaps) with a bigger payoff.
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Wait Until You're Really Hungry to Eat
It's the rare person who can confront a menu, a full plate or a bread basket on an empty stomach without...Read More »