A bad faux body tan is the equivalent of an obvious toupee: everyone knows it's fake, whispers and snickers abound, and serious judgment is made about the wearer's See products
From light up tweezers to a scale that doesn't reveal your body weight -- get a load of these hot new beauty thingamajigs See gadgets
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Think tattoos are sexy ... or sleazy? Well, to hear men's magazines and tabloid fodder (cough, Sandra Bullock) tell it, you'd think tattoos were part of a magical formula for an instant hook-up. About half of the women on "Maxim's" Hot 100 and "Playboy's" Top 25 Sexiest lists are inked (think Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie, Katy Perry and Jessica Alba). Even Miley Cyrus and big-screen sweetheart Reese Witherspoon have reportedly boarded the tattoo train -- contributing to the trend's rise in popularity since the '70s. That said, there are still quite a few places in the U.S. where tattoos have yet to shed their stigma. See cities
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These days, we expect our body lotions to do a lot more than simply moisturize dry or itchy skin. So many products advertise everything from anti-aging benefits, stubble reduction, firming and more -- and TotalBeauty.com readers expect them to deliver on those promises. We think that's only fair, a body lotion -- or any other product -- shouldn't make promises it can't keep, right? See lotions
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These days, silicone and scalpels aren't the only way to get pert, plump breasts. From miracle creams and fat injections to uber-padded pushup bras, we bring you the latest breakthroughs in boob technology and some tried and true tricks that will add inches to your bust -- almost instantly. See Tips
There's funk, like George Clinton, and there's funk, like an overcrowded New York City subway car. According to George Preti, Ph.D., of the Monell Chemical Senses Center, only one is caused by a complex cocktail of sweat, skin and bacteria. Under the right conditions -- hot, muggy weather, dry skin, stress and smoke -- this malodorous stew can thrive and create body odor, Preti says. Assessing climate history and smoking data, we ranked the smelliest regions in the U.S. See if your city made the list. See Cities
Unless you're lucky enough to have gotten laser hair removal, you're stuck in a never-ending cycle of shaving and/or waxing to get rid of unwanted hair. Even when using the best hair removal products the task is no fun, but when our readers used these products, it was terrible. See which hair removal products left them hairy and annoyed. P.S. Curious about those Smooth Away Hair Remover commercials you've been seeing? Wait until you check out what our readers had to say about it. See products
Whether you're a diehard nature girl or you're the godmother of your plastic surgeon's children, taking good care of your body is the best way to stay beautiful for life. Eating well and exercising are always a great step in the right direction, but what do you do for your mother's cellulite that has taken up permanent residence on your thighs or a sunburn that just won't quit? Whether chronic or temporary, these beauty issues can put a serious crimp in one's positive body image. Before you get bogged down with the minute imperfections that your best friend swears she can't see, visit the body guide at Total Beauty for expert advice.
Here you'll find articles and galleries on everything from the best beauty products to skin treatments to self-tanner. Using our tools, you'll be able to take care of yourself with confidence. Some of our suggestions are not only effective, but they're fun, too. Treat yourself and your friends to a spa day at home, complete with homemade masks, scrubs, spa water, and treats. Find the best body wash and lotion to toss into your gym bag or take on a trip. Keep your skin soft and supple, even during the harsh winter months. Everything you need to stay beautiful year round can be found right here at Total Beauty.
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