• CN Digital StudioCN Digital StudioselfselfWe are in the depths of winter now, which means bitter temps, dry air and often cracked and chapped lips. Chapped lips can be unsightly and for many they can be down right painful! Hopefully these tips can offer some soothing solutions to one of winter's most annoying problems.

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    What causes chapped lips?

    Chapped lips are primarily caused by environmental factors like low humidity and cold air, both of which lead to dehydration. And while licking your lips may feel good initially, that can just make the condition worse (more on this later). If you suffer year-round from chronic lip dryness you should discuss it with your doctor. Chronic dryness could be an indication of other health issues.

    What can I do to relieve chapped lips?

    1. Pick the right lip balm
    - Lip balms can definitely help soothe dry, chapped lips, but not all of them use the same ingredients. Some balms use wax (beeswax or microcrystalline wax) as the primary ingredient. While wax is a

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  • Fairchild ArchiveFairchild ArchiveselfselfWe all have pores, but how much time you spend "poring" over them probably depends on their size. With constant exposure to pictures of airbrushed celebs, its hard not to get a little obsessive over pore size and there are certainly plenty of products out there promising to minimize or reduce large pores. Let's take a closer look at how these products work and what you can do to help get control of your pores.

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    Can you shrink pores?
    No, you can't shrink them, open them or close them. When it comes to pore-control products you'll see that they claim to reduce the appearance of large pores (not actually make pores smaller). That may sound like a subtle distinction but it's really not. There's not much you can do to physically make your pores smaller, but you can avoid making them look larger.

    What makes pores look large?

    1. Dirt - Pores get clogged with skin debris, makeup and dirt from the environment.
    2. Oil - Excessive oil can keep

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  • Stuck in a beauty bind? Try one of these tricks!Stuck in a beauty bind? Try one of these tricks!Even the most put-together chicks can get stuck in tricky beauty situations. And, when you don't have your full hair and makeup arsenal on-hand, those OMG moments (wine teeth, anyone?) can be even harder to bounce back from. That's why we pumped experts for their top-secret skills-whip these out next time you're in a bind.

    By Korin Miller

    You Got Caught In The Rain-And Your Hair Is Soaked
    First, don't freak. The wetness can actually give you a sexy disheveled look when your locks finally dry, says stylist Matt Fugate of Sally Hershberger Downtown. When you can, take cover and quickly wring out your hair. Then, smooth it back with your fingers and twist it into a knot at the top of your head, securing it with bobby pins, if you have them (if not, use an elastic). Pulling your hair back ASAP helps keep some parts dry to save the volume. When you're finally indoors, let your bun air-dry and then shake it out. You should have a loose, messy texture that's perfect for going out.


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  • by Alexandra Pauline - January 30, 2012

    Body care series - Young woman applying facial mask

    Cheap Tricks for Healthy Skin

    As the dry winter weather wreaks havoc on our delicate skin, there's no need to overpay for skincare products whose ingredient list you can't even pronounce. Check out these Fab & Fru tips to keep your skin happy, healthy and winter ready the au naturel way!

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  • No matter your age, skin type, or color, hyperpigmentation-the brown blotches that appear on skin due to acne, sun exposure, and hormones-affects everyone. Here, the top solutions in every decade (hint: Always wear SPF!) and how to stay in the clear. Click ahead to find your perfect solution, and check out the best lipstick for every age as well.

    By Jessica Prince


    5 Minute Beauty Fixes

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  • There are several rites of passage for tween/teen girls that leave a lasting impression. Among them? Getting your period, popping your first pimple, and your maiden leg-shaving voyage.

    For me, shaving my legs was the most monumental. Not because it signified that I was growing up, or because I was particularly stoked to be freed of the fuzz. Nope, for me, shaving for the first time was memorable because, at the tender age of 9, I grabbed the razor my mom left beside the sink and, in a half trembling/half spastic hand, raked it over my dry shin. I still have the three-inch scar to show for it.

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    Happily, I wasn't so traumatized that I never shaved my legs again. In fact, I quite like the ritual (I find it oddly soothing, is that weird?) and have never used any other means of hair removal. Don't get me wrong, I've yet to master the art and, from time to time, still manage to nick myself and bleed like a Carrie on prom night. What

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