14 Best Facial Masks

It's hard to deny the satisfying experience of a spa treatment. The feeling of pampering yourself, giving your skin some much needed TLC. The pleasure of relaxation and allowing your mind, body and soul the chance to escape from reality ... for a few minutes, at least. Massages, hot tubs and aromatic meditation rooms all rank high up on the self-indulgence scale, but spoiling yourself with a full-blown beauty treatment takes the cake. And one of the best ways to treat your skin (while still enjoying a little time off) is with face masks.   read more

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7 Secrets to French Women's Flawless Skin

Ever since I was a little girl, I've been fascinated by the glamour that seems to come from simply being French. I always went straight for my mom's Chanel lipstick when playing dress up -- sorry, mom. And I never got tired of watching "Sabrina" where one trip to Paris (and a jaw dropping collection of Givenchy gowns) transforms Audrey Hepburn from the less-than-glamorous chauffeur's daughter into a knockout.   read more

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Your Makeup-Removing Wipe Just Got a Makeover

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Your Makeup-Removing Wipe Just Got a Makeover

Let's be honest: after a typical, jam-packed busy day, how many times have you run a wet washcloth over your face before bedtime and thought, "Too. Tired. To wash." ? Or maybe you spend a good 15 minutes washing, scrubbing and cleansing the last stubborn bits of makeup off ... only to wake up with raccoon eyes anyway.   read more

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No Animals Harmed: 7 Most Bizarre Beauty Treatments

When shopping for beauty products, we tend to look for a few key words on a bottle's label -- namely ones that assure us the product we're about to use has been tested on humans, not animals. But beauty treatments involving live animals? That's a whole different story.   read more

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22 Best Toners and Astringents

Everyone likes a good debate, right? Coffee lovers argue with tea aficionados on what's a better source of caffeine; children fight over the virtues of chocolate versus vanilla ice cream; and in this office, we have lively discussions (alright, they're fights) about toners: Do they play a critical role in a skin care regimen or are they an unnecessary step in the cleanse-tone-moisturize process?   See products

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Lethal Beauty Product Combos

Really, who doesn't have "combination" skin? I'm not talking about T-zones or the amount of oil one's skin produces. I'm talking about the battalion of products the average woman needs to combat her myriad of skin problems. When you've got wrinkles, breakouts, age spots and chapped lips at the same time, it's hard not to pile on a slew of products aimed at fighting different skin issues. But according to New York City dermatologist Jeannette Graf, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, the concoction of products we layer on our face may not be the best recipe for great skin -- in fact, it could be a recipe for disaster (kind of like the time you blew up the living room with your chemistry set).   read more

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The Right Skin Care for Every Age

When it comes to skin care, most of us fall into one of two camps. There are those of us who never change our routine, using the same ill-suited face wash and moisturizer from our high school days. Then there's the other group, who embrace treatments like Botox and acid peels before there's a wrinkle in sight.   Find your regime

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11 Best At-Home Microdermabrasion Products

Are you familiar with mircodermabrasion? Microdermabrasion uses physical exfoliation to help slough away the top layer of skin to give it a healthy glow and help increase cell turnover. Have you been to a spa or dermatologist's office for a microdermabrasion treatment? If so, you may have loved how each and every dead skin cell was removed and noticed softer skin, fewer fine lines and even a reduction in acne. Microdermabrasion can benefit oily or dry skin, but those with sensitive skin should proceed with caution.   See products

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Your Beauty Dream Team: Nighttime Facial Masks

If you're anything like me, you love your eight hours a night (okay, seven … on a good day), but you wish you could function with less. All that time spent horizontal just seems so, well, unproductive. If sleep came in capsule form, I'd take it.   read more

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17 Best Body Scrubs

We love a rich, moisturizing body scrub. Unfortunately, exfoliating in the shower can take circus-like stability to avoid slipping on the layer of oil that many body scrubs leave all over the tub. That's why an excellent scrub must have great balance, too: the right ratio of skin-sloughing and moisturizing elements, and an amazing fragrance that's not too strong, energizing, and still relaxing enough to feel like you've stepped into a luxury spa. Sound like a tall order? That's why only 17 scrubs made the cut. Click through to see which reader-reviewed products stood up to the challenge.   See reviews

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Skin care is one of the most important components of natural beauty, no matter what your age, skin tone, or skin type. At Total Beauty, we aim to provide you with all the resources you need to take good care of your skin. We understand how important your skin is - not just for you to look good, but for your overall health as well.



Here you'll find a veritable well of information that will help you tackle and solve all your skin care issues, from acne problems to dry skin. In addition to our skin care guides, tips, and advice, we offer you a plethora of information regarding the products you can use for your skin type. You'll be able to find and research products that will suit your skin and complexion with the help of our expert reviews and advice, as well as reviews from users, like you. If you are someone who prefers natural skin care, we even have something for you: Our Natural Homemade Beauty Care Tips.

Whatever your style, Total Beauty will help you find a solution or product that's perfect. Explore our guides and how-to articles to learn how to keep your skin glowing and radiant. At Total Beauty, we can help you show your inner beauty.

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