Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • A less-is-more approach to a luminous complexion

    When it comes to skincare, the title “game-changer” is often reserved for in-office treatments, new-fangled fillers and expensive serums and moisturizers, but a recent article in Self magazine claims that changing the skincare game can be as simple as changing your own routine.  

  • Know your surgeon, do your research

    I came across this article a few days ago and it really upset me: Bronx woman died seeking cheap tummy tuck surgery in Dominican Republic 

    I can totally understand wanting to put my body back the way it was before having kids, but it is so not worth risking your life. Of course every surgery has risks, but this article proves how crucial it is to do your research and select a surgeon with the proper credentials.  

  • 3 best bets for banishing cellulite

    By: Ron Robinson 

    When the warm weather hits that can only mean one thing: more skin! We’ve kept our bodies under wraps all winter long, and now that the temperatures are heating up, it’s time to take out the sunscreen and say, “Hello…cellulite?!” Those bumpy, pocky dimples we have on our legs and buttocks are not what we look forward to when it comes to beach season, but it’s something we have to deal with every year.  

  • Why thigh gap is a bad idea

    It is always intriguing to see how trends have changed over time. The definition of beauty and what we find attractive as a society consistently changes due to some unknown force. For example in the 1950s, the full-figured look was desired. Through the 60s and 70s the desired body was very thin. The 80s were characterized by an athletic shape. Most recently women have been striving for a very natural look. 

  • Spa treatments to try at home

    Between vying for a coveted appointment, exorbitant spa prices, and simply finding the time in your busy schedule, a day of pampering can be more stressful than whatever stress you’re trying to soothe at the spa. So let’s turn to the DIY-scene for some luxurious treatments that won’t cost you a fortune that you can treat yourself to at home.  

  • Enhance your assets: Rise of the buttock augmentation

    According to this article on CNN, there was a 58 percent bump up on buttock augmentation procedures in 2013.  

    Yes, I said buttock augmentation Also known as a Brazilian butt lift or butt implants.  

    Evidently you no longer have to clock numerous hours at the gym pounding out squats and deadlifts to lift and shape your derriere. There’s a surgery for that! 

  • Youth and beauty are good for your business

    Nobody said life was fair 

    Why would Rhonda Abrams, who has made a name for herself providing business expertise, offer beauty advice? She explains in a recent USA Today article: “Your face is an increasingly important business asset.” 

  • Tattoo regret: How many people are removing their ink?

    By: Ron Robinson 

    Have you ever admired something but never necessarily wanted it for yourself? I admire how well a deep tan looks (it’s the epitome of summer health), but I don’t want to spend hours in the sun to achieve it -- all that UV damage can catch up to you. 

  • 6 ways to combat FaceTime neck

    You know how every once in a while you accidentally FaceTime someone or you pick up the phone to take a picture and the camera is turned to face you and you literally squeal in horror? The first thing I always notice is my neck. Why is it so wrinkly? Why does it look older than my face? By next year will someone mistake me for Thanksgiving dinner? 

  • Your top 5 questions about rhinoplasty answered 

    Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery (commonly referred to as “nose job”), is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty was one of the top five surgical procedures performed in 2013, with over 147,000 procedures performed. 

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