12 Best Sunscreens -- and the 2 Worst

Whether we like it or not, sunscreen is a must for all of us. And according to Heidi Waldorf, M.D., of Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates in Nanuet, NY, we need "an SPF of at least 15 daily." For prolonged sun exposure (anything more than the incidental exposure you might get from driving or working near a window), she recommends an SPF of 30 above with a water-resistant formula. She also suggests choosing a sunscreen containing titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, avobenzone or mexoryl as its active ingredient.   See sunscreens

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You Tried It: Nair's New Wax Ready-Strips

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You Tried It: Nair's New Wax Ready-Strips

Waxing at home is one of those things that always seems like a good idea at first -- until you're trying to follow a multi-step process or cleaning up a sticky mess. Nair's new Wax Ready-Strips for Face & Bikini and Nair Wax Ready-Strips for Legs & Body promise to take the struggle out of the process.   read more

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30 Classy First Tattoo Ideas for Women Over 40

Female tattoos may just be the most badass thing about women over 40, but the Internet has a lot to say about how old is "too old" for a woman to get tattooed. A survey out of the UK last year put the cut-off at 31. But respected tattoo artists will tell you otherwise.   read more

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13 Best Body Lotions Under $10

When it comes to what we put on our faces, we'll splurge on the latest anti-aging cream that promises to work miracles on those crow's feet, and tend to spend far too much time dutifully performing each of the six steps in our skin care regimens.   See lotions

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7 Products That Let You Give Up Shaving -- Forever

It's time to break up with your basic razor. It gives you bumps, nicks and irritation, and for what? Smooth legs that last approximately, oh, a single day before the stubble comes back. No thank you. When the weather heats up and you start spending the majority of your time in leg-baring dresses and shorts, daily shaving is a serious drag.   read more

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11 Products That'll Give You an Excuse to Never Shower Again

Okay ladies, 'fess up: How many of you don't exactly shower every single day -- or would like to be able to sidestep a lather session every now and then? That's what we thought.   read more

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11 Self-Tanners That Take the Hassle Out of Getting Glowing Skin

The first sunless tanners I ever tried were smelly, streaky and orange -- and definitely did not give me the bronzed goddess look I was going for.   read more

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TotalBeauty Awards 2016: Best Body Products

Body lotions, nail polishes, scrubs -- there's no shortage of beauty products geared towards helping us keep our bodies supple and smooth. But with so many products on the market, distinguishing the must-haves from the duds can be overwhelming -- until now.   read more

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11 Best Deodorants -- and the 4 Worst

We've all been there: You're giving a presentation or you're on a first date and instead of focusing on the moment, all you can think is, "Do I have sweat stains? Am I getting white stuff on my dress? Is my dry cleaner going to think I'm stalking him?" In order to find the best deodorant, you've got to go through a lot of bad ones. Luckily, TotalBeauty.com readers aren't shy about sharing what deodorants and antiperspirants work -- and which ones are a (floral-scented) hot mess.   See products

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34 Oh-So-Tiny Tattoos We Love

We've all wanted a tattoo at one point or another. Usually, it's because we're going through a life crisis/rebellious phase, or are sentimental/drunk enough to think a matching best friend or sister tattoo is a good idea (It never is). The thing is, going under the needle is a huge commitment, and ink is (mostly) forever.   read more

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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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