I have a confession to make. I pay more attention to the comings and goings of celeb types than I do to politics, professional sports or, certainly, the stock market. And, while I'm not proud of it, star gazing is definitely a guilty pleasure for me -- it's mindless eye candy which is just what the doctor ordered at the end of a long, work/kid ridden day. Because I like to know what George and…
Are you a product junkie? I am. Let me put it to you this way, if I had a dollar for every cream, lipstick or eyeshadow in my bathroom, I'd ... well, I'd probably just go out and blow it on more products. Seriously, it's getting to the point where I have to limit the number of times I let myself go into a CVS or near a beauty counter for fear that all those pretty packages, dazzling hues and…
Do you have one of those friends who, like you, leads an incredibly over-committed, frantic, no-time-for-herself life but, unlike you, always manages to look put-together and perfectly groomed? I do. And I hate her. Well, that's not entirely true since I also love her dearly, but sometimes the mere glimpse of her perfection secretly awakens the ugly green jealousy monster in me -- especially if,…
I need to confess something; at this very moment, I have a genuine, honest to goodness suntan. One from that big ball in the sky, and not from a tube. It was an accident, I swear but, yep -- I'm brown as can be. Here's how it happened. I was playing my weekly game of tennis and halfway into the third set I realized I'd neglected to apply sunscreen. Gasp. The amazing thing was the intense feelings…
Get the straightforward answers you've been wanting to hear from Ariel Ostad, M.D..
Let's face it. In these crazy times, when you're barely able to squeeze in a Starbucks run, let alone a half-hour wait in a doctor's office, seeing a dermatologist can feel on par with sailing off on your yacht or taking the helicopter to work. (Translation: way out of yours, and our, realm of possibility.) But, just because we can't make it to a dermatologist, doesn't mean we don't have tons of…
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