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The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery 2014, 2015 Trends: Eyelid Surgery, Fat Transfers, Breast Augmentation

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The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery 2014, 2015 Trends: Eyelid Surgery, Fat Transfers, Breast Augmentation

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If you ever thought that the cosmetic surgery industry was slowing down, think again. Dr. Daniel Lanzer, a world-renowned cosmetic surgeon with 25-years experience in the field of
facial surgery, agrees with the latest statistics that show a demand for anti-aging procedures from this past year alone.

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Figures show facial rejuvenation treatments (in particular), eyelid surgery, fat transfer, brow and face lifts all experiencing a double-digit rise! Face and brow lifts were up respectively, while eyelid surgery and fat transfer have increased, too. Overall, breast jobs were still the most popular procedures, with around 10,000 breast augmentations done last year. Yet, interestingly enough, women had more fat-injecting than fat-removing procedures done for the first time with 2,641 fat transfer procedures compared to 2,638 liposuction operations.

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Men are getting in on the act as well! Male brow lifts have increased, with men being accounted for 1 in 10 of all cosmetic surgery patients.

Remarkably, Dr. Daniel Lanzer believes that surgery of all types, cosmetic and medical, is more common nowadays. Dr. Lanzer’s expertise in cosmetic surgery has earned him a national and international reputation as one of the most highly skilled and trusted surgeons in the field. He agrees that the face is an essential key to communication, so investing in its appearance is a life-long gift.

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The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery 2014, 2015 Trends: Eyelid Surgery, Fat Transfers, Breast Augmentation

Dr. Lanzer’s Cosmetic Surgery Clinic has become synonymous with what’s new, innovative and exciting in the field of cosmetic surgery. He has helped pioneer procedures and has developed a revolutionary cosmetic bank at www.drlanzer.com.au.

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Review, Ingredients: Look Like A Movie Star With The Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit – 3-Step Facial Exfoliates, Hydrates, Soothes Skin

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Review, Ingredients: Look Like A Movie Star With The Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit - 3-Step Facial Exfoliates, Hydrates, Soothes Skin

Some people find solace in meditating, self-reflecting on their achievements and goals in life. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those people. Sure yoga’s relaxing and, yes, being in the great outdoors can clear my head on occasion, but my rapidly moving mind finds it hard to unwind for even the shortest millisecond. Sure, I’m making small and steady changes to correct this, but if there’s one thing that can definitely bring me to that zen state of mind, then oh, lord, please let it be a beautifying facial!

Review, Ingredients: Look Like A Movie Star With The Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit - 3-Step Facial Exfoliates, Hydrates, Soothes Skin

Just in time for tonight’s Emmy Awards and equally keeping me calm and carrying on, the Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit gives you glowing skin that will turn that frown upside down. It’s packed with a 3-step arsenal of goodies; I also love how this system is completely fool-proof, as its step-by-step instructions keep you focused (when I need a distraction!) and looking like Hollywood’s next It-Girl! Watch out J-Law!

Review, Ingredients: Look Like A Movie Star With The Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit - 3-Step Facial Exfoliates, Hydrates, Soothes Skin

When doing a facial kit, it’s always best to apply all products to a freshly cleansed face. So after you’ve had some one-on-one time with your favorite cleanser, it’s time to follow Step 1 and apply the peel. In-salon peels usually feature lactic and malic acids to clarify your face and correct uneven skintone, so, to bring the spa to your very own home, use the Kinara Peel for best results.

Using the small brush and bowl inside your kit, apply a thin layer onto the skin (avoiding the lip and eye areas) and leave the product on for 1-3 minutes. It’s completely normal to feel a slight tingling sensation, but it’s important to just apply enough product onto your face so you won’t burn it.

Review, Ingredients: Look Like A Movie Star With The Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit - 3-Step Facial Exfoliates, Hydrates, Soothes Skin

While your peel is working its magic, the next step requires you to use the Kinara Neutralizer, which combines forces with the peel to revitalize dull and sallow-looking skin. In your mixing bowl, apply about 1 tablespoon of the neutralizing gel over the peel to deep cleanse your pores. Again, you may feel a fizzing sensation on your face, but be extra cautious not to aggravate your face in the process. Afterwards, rinse your product off and get ready for one action-powered mask.

Review, Ingredients: Look Like A Movie Star With The Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit - 3-Step Facial Exfoliates, Hydrates, Soothes Skin

When I was a kid, I used to give my dolls what I called a “White Out Facial,” which literally had me applying a thick paste of correction fluid onto their faces. Now that I’m older and utterly beauty obsessed, I kind of know now how my dolls felt, as the Kinara Mask literally covers all your facial impurities with a thick white paste made of lysate extract, pikea robusta and a special Mineral Complex.

Review, Ingredients: Look Like A Movie Star With The Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit - 3-Step Facial Exfoliates, Hydrates, Soothes Skin

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Leave on for a good 15-20 minutes and feel how supple and smooth your complexion gets. Now, exhale… and feel the instant relaxation. Although its immediate benefits boast exfoliating, hydrating and diminishing properties, with continued long-term use, expect to see a difference in skin elasticity and firmness, too. Plus, it will improve skin texture and pore size. Say “goodbye” to breakouts and acne in no time. www.shop.kinaraspa.com.

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Will you be trying out this mask tonight as you tune in to the Emmy Awards?

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Make Aloe Vera Part Of Your Everyday Skincare Regimen With Key West Aloe For Hydrating, Anti-Aging Benefits – 30% Off Discount Code!

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There are some skincare ingredients one can’t help but associate with a season. Let’s take summer for instance: We all gravitate towards our trusty industrial size bottle of aloe vera to soothe our sunburns. But, did you know that you can use aloe vera all year long! Aloe vera has been the primary ingredient for Key West Aloe’s signature line that combines its natural benefits with an added boost from science to target a wide variety of anti-aging and other concerns, like dry and sensitive skin.

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Just how amazing is aloe vera? Well, for starters, it naturally contains amino acids and vital minerals like magnesium, calcium and zinc. Not to mention the key anti-aging fighters vitamins A, C and E, along with over 200 micro-nutrients to nourish the skin from the inside out.

One product to start using now into fall is the Key West Aloe Environmental Defense Cream SPF 15, a lightweight, antioxidant-rich daily moisturizer that combines the moisturizing benefits of 60% aloe vera, free radical-fighting vitamins C & E, collagen stimulating vitamin A and broad spectrum SPF 15 to provide the ultimate in daily protection. Use it everyday to promotes healthy new skin renewal and protect skin against moisture loss, toxins and sun exposure.

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Also available in the KWA line is Eye Matrix Age Defying Eye Gel, Skin Matrix Age Defying Gel, Optimal Results Intense Fine-Line Cream and Solution Night Time Recovery Serum. And don’t think your essential dose of aloe vera can be found in just a nighttime or day cream. You can reveal smoother skin with the Oatmeal Facial Scrub, which contains 20% aloe vera and uses natural oatmeal extracts to exfoliate your skin as gently as possible. Your skin will instantly look radiant and feel softer with a lingering scent of apple, apricot, papaya and almond — yum!

And, as always, don’t forget to regain a balanced pH level with some toner. The Aloe In The Pink Toner is a clearing astringent that removes traces of dirt with witch hazel, allantoin and 20% aloe vera. This mild toner will leave your skin feeling clean without any dryness. Follow up with your KWA line of moisturizers and/or serums and you’ll be good to go!

Ready to see what aloe vera can do for your skin? Check out these products at www.keywestaloe.com and use promo code BeautyStat at check-out to receive 30% OFF your purchase!

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Will you be adding aloe vera into your daily skincare regimen?

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A Beauty Editor’s Best Spa Tip: Listen To Your Aesthetician And Get The HydraFacial – Review

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A Beauty Editor's Best Spa Tip: Listen To Your Aesthetician And Get The HydraFacial - Review

As an adult, I’ve learned that intense, serious pleasures can be even better than easy ones. Like single origin pour-over coffee, when I was once totally enthused about instant cappuccino. I have had a facial before… mostly at home, where I slather on my fave Ole Henriksen Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask. But my lovely Scandinavian aesthetician let me know that my anti-aging cream was responsible for my acne, and she left my skin glowing. The Fountain MedSpa’s HydraFacial, my friends, is on a whole… ‘nother… level.

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Because I am a faithful BeautyStat guinea pig, I didn’t bother doing much research before my appointment. I did, however, register that Fountain MedSpa is less “incense and Enya” and more “we can make you Kardashian-level hot with science.” As someone who will pick high glamour over organic shampoo (sorry) any day, I went in totally game for any high tech procedure recommended for my fair, just-turned 25-year-old skin.

I originally chose the Oxygen Facial, because it sounded sexy, but the wonderful Maribel took one look at my forehead and decided that I needed to be “cleaned out” with the more hardcore HydraFacial. If you have not experienced the tough love of a good facialist, you are missing out on one of adulthood’s greatest perks.

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My virgin skin was worked over with the HydraFacial’s signature hydradermabrasion, which combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidants. In English? A sci-fi movie-worthy machine is wheeled over and smoothed over your face several times. I’ve never felt anything quite like it before; just imagine science whooshing away your blemishes like a vain Judy Jetson. My skin was treated to manual extractions, eye masks and my first-ever peel: a glycolic/salicylic acid combo. Intense, yes. And therapeutically awesome.

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The treatment took just over an hour. If you are (ahem) currently dealing with a breakout, the HydraFacial may leave you a little pink. My skin wasn’t irritated at all the next day, and the results are so very, very worth it. Say it with me now, Beyonce lovers: pretty hurts. My pores have not been this clear since I graduated from training bras. If Instagram-ing one’s nose was a normal thing to do, I would have shown the world how fabulous mine looked. Instead, I went out for drinks sans makeup and felt totally confident with my fancy, unbelievably clean face.

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Have you beauties ever treated yo-selves to a HydraFacial before? We’re pretty obsessed with them here at BeautyStat.

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Are You Drinking Enough Water? There’s An App For That: Caktus Launches The Hug Sensor Wrap, Tracks Daily Water Consumption – Review

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Are You Drinking Enough Water? There's An App For That: Caktus Launches The Hug Sensor Wrap, Tracks Daily Water Consumption - Review
We all know how important drinking water is for our bodies, but now there’s an app that can help make sure you’re getting the right amount of water intake on a daily basis. Caktus has launched The Hug sensor bound, which wraps around water bottles of most sizes and tracks daily water consumption. The linked mobile app uses an advanced algorithm to sort through white noise; it only records actual acts of drinking in real time and plots against self-set goals and past data.

Hydration is the human body’s single most important nutritional need, and now thanks to The
Hug, taking in the right amount of water has never been easier. Exactly how important are drinking those 8 recommended glasses of water a day?

Are You Drinking Enough Water? There's An App For That: Caktus Launches The Hug Sensor Wrap, Tracks Daily Water Consumption - Review

Dr. Gervaise Gerstner explains: “The skin is the largest organ of the body, so the body functions more efficiently when we’re well lubricated. We get dehydrated more in hot weather, long airline flights and exercising. A reminder to drink more water is a great idea! I keep a big bottle of Evian on my desk. I need to get one of these [Huggers] for my kids!” According to a 2012 Center for Disease Control study, 43% of Americans drink 4 cups of water or less a day, well under the 8 cups recommended by experts.

“As hardware developers, we like to avoid the abstract and focus on concrete solutions to essential problems,” says Caktus CEO Panu Keski-Pukkila.

“With all these socially based, trendy app concepts, it’s always hit or miss as to whether or not it catches on. We wanted to build a simple solution that could be part of the daily lives of our users and help coach them towards healthier drinking habits. But when you look at something like hydration, you realize that there is a very basic need there not being fulfilled–the most basic need, in some senses — and that’s where The Hug come in.”

Keski-Pukkila points to the growing body of research establishing the strong link between the proper daily consumption of water and everything from energy and stress levels to obesity and sleep cycles. United States First Lady Michele Obama’s Drink Up campaign is only one of a number of movements to increase education and awareness of the myriad benefits of ample hydration habits.

Are You Drinking Enough Water? There's An App For That: Caktus Launches The Hug Sensor Wrap, Tracks Daily Water Consumption - Review

Water is essential to every cell and function in the human body. Drinking enough of it is the single easiest way to improve just about everything you do in the course of your daily life. And if nothing else, it’s a healthy alternative to all the bad stuff.

“We aim to change behavior and attitudes on an individual level. When you notice the difference in how you feel, the intrinsic motivation kicks in and slowly the habits change. Eventually, we want to help people change their hydration habits.”

After all, as drinking is something we do every day, whether we do it lousily or well, it has a significant impact in the long run (and also short). With the help of seed funding from a handful of investors, manufacturing guidance from Dragon Innovation and contributions from interested early adopters, The Hugalready written up in TechCrunch — is poised to revolutionize the way people approach their hydration needs.

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