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Need To De-Stress? Floating In Salt Water Might Be The Solution

Flotation tanks were invented in 1954 by John C. Lilly for the purpose of researching how the brain reacts when all sensory stimuli are cut off. “At the time, people thought that if sensory input was removed from human experience that consciousness would stop,” explains David Leventhal, the co-founder of Lift/Next Level Floats, a flotation spa with locations in Brooklyn and Long Island. “ and...

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Healthy Snacks To Satisfy Your Sweet & Salty Cravings

For many, snacks are essential to get through the day, including satisfying the need for a sweet treat here and there. But if you’re trying to eat healthier in 2019, snacks can be fraught with internal negotiations and anxiety. The good news is, you don’t have to give up your favorite treats if you’re trying to increase nutrient-dense fare in your day. Just a few...

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Why You Should Swap Face Scrubs For Chemical Exfoliators In 2019

And yet when it comes to achieving smooth, glassy skin without harsh scrubs... well, you're gonna have to get some chemicals involved. Alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids — like lactic, citric, glycolic, salicylic, malic, and mandelic — are your most powerful weapons against dullness, clogged pores and breakouts, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and uneven texture. These chemical compounds, also found in chemical peels, work their magic through...

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A Derm’s Guide To Getting Rid Of Dandruff For Good

To drill down on how, we talked to Melanie Palm, M.D., a San Diego-area dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon. First, she helped us clarify the difference between dandruff and dry scalp: "Dandruff is the common name for seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammatory scalp condition in which an abnormal growth of yeast on the skin surface is present," she says. "It's characterized by skin flaking and some degree...

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