Beauty Explorer

Sub of Beauty & Health

The Transformer A professional aesthetician— of a certain age—pursues her first cosmetic procedure.

Some aspects of growing older are awesome. You know yourself and understand others better; you’re better equipped to handle life’s challenges. The physical  effects of aging are less desirable. The ravages of time and misspent youth (and  misspent, er, not-so-youth), of sun and environmental damage, all have consequences, and before …

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Beach Babe Beauty

Hot, humid weather is the perfect time to tone down your beauty routine, taking a break from daily makeup and streamlining your skin care regimen. K.I.S.S. stands for “Keep It Summer Simple”—an acronym I developed to describe easy, low-maintenance trade secrets I’ve shared with my clients over the years. Here …

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Sniff Test

I’m a sensitive girl. Allergies are my Achilles’ heel. While shopping at Anthropologie, I have to mouth-breathe (so sexy!) because the store’s signature candle gives me a sneezing fit. Your new puppy? Adorable. Until I pet him and swell up like a blowfish. Three sips of the wrong cocktail turns …

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Wrinkle in Time

“TELL ME WHAT YOU DON’T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF.” Secretly, I’m hoping plastic surgeon Dr. Michele Shermak utters the famous line that started off every episode of the cult-hit TV show “Nip/Tuck.” (Turns out, she was a fan, too.) But on my virgin visit to her Towson practice, she goes softer: …

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