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Cradle cap usually develops on a baby’s scalp when they are between one and three months old.  It got its name because it occurs in young babies of cradle age, and looks like a thick, waxy, yellowish scaly layer that covers the skin of the scalp.

If you look in the mirror and imagine people playing miniature golf in the craters on your face, you probably have enlarged pores, which are usually genetic.  Pores (the skin surface openings for your hair follicles) can become enlarged due to excessive sebum production, clogged pores, decreased skin elasticity, sun exposure or aging. When pores are clogged due to a mixture of oil and dirt or makeup, they become blocked, stretched, and appear larger. The more oil your skin produces, the larger the pores. The main sin people commit is squeezing, which is ineffective and will just leave residual scars. Using astringents, alcohol, pore strips, mud, and clay masks may clean the pores and temporarily reduce their appearance, but these won’t permanently reduce their size. 

There are certain beauty items that are indispensable to every gal on the go. Whether you have a wedding, date or any other important occasion to attend, there are certain cosmetics you simply cannot do without. It’s always a good idea to tuck a lipstick or colored gloss in your purse, for after dinner touch ups. Those with oily skin can also pack a powder compact to control shiny patches.  Another suggestion is to soak a wedge sponge with foundation and store it in a small Ziploc bag in your purse.  You can even dab a bit of your concealer on the edge of the same sponge in order to help fix any under-eye circles or smudged liner.  If you’re carrying a small handbag that does not accommodate a mirrored powder compact, look for a small lipstick case with a tiny built-in mirror. These also make handy carry cases for rolled up bills or a key. For those unexpected snags, packing a nail file can be helpful.  

The phrase “clean beauty” is often associated with natural beauty and green beauty.  Because there’s no legal definition, many brands have defined it according to their own standards. The real meaning of clean beauty is a product that does not risk your own health. 

One of the most common beauty blunders women make is how they apply blush.  Yet, when applied perfectly, it can take years off, restore your natural glow and keep you from looking fatigued.  The beautiful glow of a bit of cheek color can give a sense of youth and good health.  The look that we’re trying to achieve is that of natural, childlike rosy cheeks. 

Did you know that environmental factors like heat, wind, low humidity, and high altitude can directly impact your skin? As a matter of fact, the place you call home plays a role in how your skin feels and looks. Since it’s the largest organ in your body and undergoes a lot of daily wear and tear, your skin may lose moisture and feel uncomfortably dry in certain climates. Research by the National Climatic Data Center identified some cities that are toughest on your skin. Fortunately, New York was not listed among them. Find out which cities top the list.