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Top 5 Reasons Your SPF Fails!

We know that if you’re reading this, there is a really good chance that you would never dream of stepping out sansmodel sunscreen, but did you know that you may secretly be upping your fry-factor just by putting on your perfume?

Sometimes even the best sun defense gets foiled because of other everyday actions that you’re already doing. This might explain why you ended up coming home well-done, despite your best efforts to stay covered .

Read on for the top 5 reasons your SPF fails so that you won’t end up sizzled!

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Winter Skin Care Guide from MAS!

IPL by Plastic Surgeon NYC Dr Nicholas Vendemia of MAS Manhattan Aesthetic SurgeryWith winter officially here, its time to change up your skin care routine to protect your skin from the cold, windy, and dry weather. Not only does this wintery weather lead to dull and dry skin, and can aggravate chronic skin conditions like rosacea and eczema. So, what can you do to survive the winter?

Keep Reading to find out my top Winter Skin Care Tips to keep you looking hot, as the temperatures continue to drop!!

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How to Treat Hyperpigmentation: Sun Spots, Age Spots, and Melasma!

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Summer is in full-swing! All those BBQ’s, picnics, and beach days mean lots of overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays, which can lead to a major summer-bummer: sun damage.

After years of soaking up the sun, it is not uncommon develop dark “sun spots” on your face, chest, shoulders, etc. Those pesky spots are caused by hyperpigmentation, and can be quite difficult to get rid of.

What is hyperpigmentation and how can you treat it?  Keep reading to find out more!

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The 5 Essential Components of Any Skincare Regimen

It’s never too early or too late to start a good skincare regimen. Check out this amazing article by New York City Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Vendemia, on the 5 most important items to start using today so that they will make a difference tomorrow!

The 5 Essential Components of Any Skincare Regimen Former Friends star, and top cat on the new series Cougar Town, Courtney Cox is looking incredible lately! So incredible that she’s on the August cover of InStyle Magazine. At 46 years young, Courtney has nearly perfect skin with almost no visible lines or wrinkles. She obviously has a great skin care regime with the 5 Essential Components. Keep reading to find … Read More

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Try a Sunless Tanner for a Holiday Glow!

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Are the short, chilly winter days leaving you looking like Frosty the Snowman’s twin?

It’s hard to hold on to that healthy summer glow when you haven’t seen sun for a while. With the holiday party season revving up, there’s nothing worse than seeing just how pale and pasty you’re looking in your LBD every time someone posts new pics on FaceBook!

What can you do to keep your skin looking great through the holidays and beyond? Tanning beds will brown your skin and warm you up, but they’ll also damage your skin and age you. While there are great treatments (like Botox and Dysport) to address those little lines on your face when they begin to appear, there’s no reason to speed up the skin aging process unnecessarily.

These days, doctors agree that the best, safest way to avoid looking pasty, at any time of the year, is to use a sunless tanner.

Read on to learn about how sunless tanners work and why they’re your best bet to bring back some summer sun in the snow!

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Our Top 10 Tips For Sensational Skin!

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Put your best face forward!

We are obsessed with keeping our skin smooth, sexy, and safe. With all of the skin care advice floating around out there it’s hard to keep track of the next best thing. Our best advice? Keep it simple, sweetie!

Here are FFL’s top 10 tips for sensational skin!

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No More Hair Horrors! The Top 10 Do’s and Dont’s For Healthy Hair

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Are your highlights looking more like scorched by a fire and less like kissed by the sun?

Every day we hear constant reminders about how to take care of our skin, but we must also educate ourselves on how to take care of our hair. With so many products on the market, it’s hard to decipher what works and what is just another marketing ploy.

These days it’s easy to find chemical hair products available at the local grocery and hot tools in every other infomercial. With all these promises of a fast track to beautiful hair, it isn’t that hard to get confused and end up destroying your once luscious locks. Due to this mis-information, there are thousands of “hair horrors” walking into professional salons everywhere!

That being said, I give you my Top 10 Do’s & Don’ts for Healthy Hair!

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The Top 5 SPF Spoilers

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We know that no Line Fighter would dream of stepping out sans sunscreen, but did you know that you may secretly be upping your fry-factor just by spritzing on your perfume?

Sometimes even the best sun defense gets foiled because of other products, foods, and medications that you’re already adding to your body. This might explain why you ended up coming home well-done, despite your best efforts to stay covered .

Read on for the top 5 SPF spoilers that may end up leaving you sizzled!

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The 5 Essential Components of Any Skincare Regimen


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Former Friends star, and top cat on the new series Cougar Town, Courtney Cox is looking incredible lately!

So incredible that she’s on the August cover of InStyle Magazine.

At 46 years young, Courtney has nearly perfect skin with almost no visible lines or wrinkles. She obviously has a great skin care regime with the 5 Essential Components.

Keep reading to find out what they are…

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My Fabulous Facial for Melasma (and More)!

 

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While in California recently, I decided to indulge in a little LA glamor and beauty. I couldn’t think of a better way than with a Line Fighting facial at Marina Plastic Surgery Associates, in Marina del Rey!

This thriving plastic surgery practice features a spacious, fully accredited medical day spa, that provides everything from injectables and clinical skin care, to laser treatments and permanent makeup.

I had the pleasure meeting Ann Yacullo, one of The Institute’s expert clinical aestheticians, for a custom clinical facial that took years off my face.

Read on for the features of my facial that treated melasma, blemishes, and more!

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Towelettes Take a Swipe at Summer Beauty

Take it easy on those lazy summer days by simplifying your beauty routine with a few tricks from a towelette.

Whether you’re in a rush to get to the pool, packing for your house at the shore, or just beat from a long day of summer sun, these clothcuties can help! They cleanse, bronze, protect, and more!

Read on to find out how you can “wipe out” this summer, with the best beauty towelettes!

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7 Pretty Ways to Boost Your Sun Protection

by Cristal Orpilla

Sun protection is a must,  especially as the scorching summer days draw near. White lifeguard noses, coconut tanning oils, and thick sticky sunscreens are a thing of the past.  With all the alternatives in sun protection available, there plenty of options to help keep your skin damage-free. Here are 7 of  our favorite SPF products for pretty protection.

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The 4 “C’s” for Sunburn Relief

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Did Memorial Day leave you looking like a lobster?

Sunburns happen when UV light kills the layer of new cells just below your skin’s surface. Your immune system responds by sending healing fluid to the burn (the swelling and redness you see), while your nerves release pain messages to your brain to let it know that your skin is “well done”.

The only cure for a sunburn is time, but here are 4 soothing “C’s” to put out the flame while you’re waiting.

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Sunny with a Chance of Cancer? ABC News Anchor Sam Champion Raises Awareness About Skin Cancer

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The month of May makes Fighting Fine Lines even more meaningful since it’s National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  We were impressed to see ABC News’ Weather Anchor, Sam Champion undergo his fifth skin cancer surgery live on Good Morning America earlier last week. An average of 1 in 5 of us will develop skin cancer in our lifetimes, so read on for some quick tips on prevention, detection, and treatment.

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Sun Hats Top Off Your UV Protection

Looking for the perfect summer accessory? Use your head by showing off one of the hottest and healthiest warm-weather trends: the sun hat! May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, so it’s the perfect time to start shopping!

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Choose a Foundation With Sunscreen to Get “Made in The Shade”

After the long winter hiatus, the warm weather this weekend had me suddenly spending the whole day out and about in the sun. While I was pleased with myself for remembering to layer my moisturizer with sunscreen, I was even happier to have a final layer of SPF in my foundation.

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The “RealAge” Test. How fast are you aging?

No one at FFL likes taking tests, but we thought this may be one exam you might actually WANT to take! #2 pencils and Scantron sheets not required 🙂  Click here to start the exam.

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From the Botax to the “Glow Tax”. Taxing tanning beds and the fight against skin cancer.

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Ahhh, the perfect tan. It’s hard to argue how healthy and refreshed someone looks with a golden glow. With the warmer weather approaching we all want to look our best while we’re wearing less. Proms, weddings, and island getaways send legions of glow-getters off to the tanning salon. Well, this year that’s gonna come with a price: a 10% tax to be precise.

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The Ugly Truth About Beautiful Skin

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The Dreaded “Man Tan”. Sun Goddesses Beware!

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About a year ago, after several months of working too hard, and playing too little, my boyfriend and I decided to skip town and head to Barbados for a relaxing break. Since I’ve experienced the the amazing embarrassment of  the “Man Tan” before, I bathed myself in sunscreen thinking that would do the trick, but no dice. When we got back to our hotel room after an incredible day on the beach, I couldn’t help but notice that my man looked like he had something he wanted to tell me. “What’s that on your lip?”

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Time marches on… my face!

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The Birthday Girl! Ahhh, that one day a year when it is all about you; the cake, well wishes, gifts, and  paparazzi-like picture taking that accompanies your celebration. Just about a year ago, after a fabulous evening of partying, a dreadful revelation occurred. I looked at the photos my friends had snapped and realized my face had changed… alot… overnight! It’s not that I thought it would never happen, I just expected it to be a bit more subtle, like how your hair grows out. or how your shopping bag fills up at Saks.

Years of gentle cleansers, moisturizers and sunscreens had convinced me that I was going to be exempt from the tests that Father Time gave me as I moved from my 20’s to 30’s. Not so! I wash my face at night and look up to see that apparently my eyebrows were not waterproof. My usual sunscreen and hat on vacation did not protect me from the affliction of a “sunstache” over my lip.  A little less luster, a few more spots, a tiny crease, and another tiny crease, and another- ladies, we are under attack!

So here is the battle plan: Fight Fine Lines! We are going to launch a assault on aging. From the inside out, head to toe, product to program, this is where our arsenal builds up. Check in with us several times each week for the latest strategies. We can rethink our routines, refresh our energy , and renew our armor.  Age gracefully? Not without a very beautiful fight!

So, about that  “sunstache”….

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