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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10 Best -- and Worst -- Celebrity Beauty Brands

It's one thing when a celebrity endorses a brand. They sign on for a year or two, and their eerily airbrushed photos appear in magazine ads. They tell us in the beauty press about their favorite lotion or whatever the product line might be, but when the contract ends, POOF. They move on to the next big deal and I'm left thinking, "Maybe she didn't like that lotion after all …"   read more

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15 Best Oil-Control Products

Here's an all-too familiar scenario: Every morning, you cleanse, prime, and mattify your skin to pore-less, oil-free perfection, but by the time you walk through your office doors, you need another dab of powder -- and by midday, it looks like you've slathered a layer of Crisco on your face. What gives?   See products

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Acne Sharpshooters: New Recruits in the War on Pimples

One thing's for sure: acne is a major drag. Whether it's one giant zit or a cluster of breakouts, there's no silver lining about it.   read more

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10 Best Facial Firming Skin Care Products

Ah, yes, wouldn't it be nice if all the secrets to younger looking skin were hidden entirely in lotions, potions and OTC creams? Though there are plenty of game-changing products out there, our lifestyle habits have an enormous effect on skin health too -- for better or for worse -- from how much time we spend in the sun, to our diet, to our skin care regimen. The good news is, a well-rounded routine, involving UV protection, healthy eating and the right skin care products, can slow down or even reverse the signs of aging.   See products

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35 Million Americans Suffer from This Skin Condition

The dos and don'ts of treating eczema   read more

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Why You Shouldn't Quit Self-Tanner Cold Turkey

I'm not ashamed to admit it: I love self-tanner. I work all summer to get the perfect glow, then fall comes around and my bronze tan suddenly makes me feel like George Hamilton. Unfortunately, you can't just snap your fingers and go back to the Snow White winter look when fall still calls for a little bare skin in skirts, short sleeves and, well, your face. Quit cold turkey and bad things happen. Skin starts to flake, color fades unevenly, and you're left with patchy spots that make you look like you have a skin disease. I had a feeling there had to be some sort of protocol for transitioning from a summer tan back to my natural color. To find out the process for weaning myself off of self-tanner, I spoke with Sophie Evans, a skin-finishing expert for St. Tropez.   read more

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The $3 Beauty Buy Everyone Used Backstage at NYFW

Our Beauty Editor Dawn was smack dab in the middle of all the behind-the-scenes hustle and bustle, and amidst all the hairspray-fueled chaos, she noticed a handful of items everywhere she looked -- the essential products for hairstylists and makeup artists. Sure, the tables were overflowing with palettes, brushes, pins, and notes in every color, shape, and size imaginable, and yet, the majority of makeup artists and hairstylists had the same go-to's in their beauty arsenal.   read more

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The Hottest Skin Care Trend Since BB Cream

Some beauty trends slap you in the face (think: nail art and alphabet creams). Others sneak up on you. A product here, a product there, next thing you know even Walmart is stocking the stuff.   read more

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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.



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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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