Bizarre Skin Care Treatments throughout History

The quest for beauty has taken man (and womankind) to some pretty strange places. History is replete with examples of practices from all over the world that would make today’s treatments seem quaint in comparison. That is why today’s consumer should be thankful that our era possesses scientific knowledge that was not available to earlier generations. Still, we at Apothederm believe that in order to fully appreciate the various ingredients and treatments that are currently available to us, it is necessary to look back at some of the more bizarre beauty treatments that were once common. Urine: Pee anyone? In

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Essential Skincare Tips for Men

Several years ago the term “metro-sexual” entered the American lexicon. No one is quite sure how it did but it generally referred to men who took more than a passing interest in their own attire, mannerisms and grooming. Nowadays, it is becoming more and more accepted for men to pay attention to these things without being unfairly labeled. After all, most men want to look their best and there are products out there that will help them achieve that goal. All that is needed is to convince the men who are hold outs that their skincare regimen, for example, should

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What to Wear for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and we will say goodbye to 2015 and welcome in the new year.  Are you going out for New Year’s Eve on the town or to a party?  The best way to ring in the new year is to feel good about yourself and what you are wearing. The basic piece of clothing to all parties and events, is a black dress.  It can vary in cut and length and material based on your preferences.  Here is one of our favorites and we dress it up a bit by adding a pop of color

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New Year’s Coat in Winter Grey

As we say goodbye to fall fashion, winter begins today and having a winter coat is a necessity for most of us in the winter months.   If you are thinking of updating your coat closet, the latest trend is showing grey winter coats as the next fashion staple.  As we look to the New Year, and at our closet, we are putting together a vision board of what we are looking for in a new coat.  On Polyvore there are many selections to look at and review by color and style.  Here are some of our favorites with links below

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Winter Workout Clothes – Our Favorites

The winter season is upon us and as we look towards brighter, warmer seasons we are reminded that we need to stay fit and keep moving during the winter months.  Sometimes inspiration, focus and commitment can solidify by changing up workout gear.  The winter months are typically colder and darker in many areas and that can cause us to slow down and focus on being warm, cozy and comfortable.  An important aspect to staying involved and committed to your workout schedule is switching it up and changing out gear so that there are no excuses.  Find workout clothes that still allow

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Do you BENTO?

A bento box is a packed lunch box with compartments.  The idea comes from Japan where they have been using bento for a very long time for lunches.  We have jumped on the bandwagon for bringing bento lunches to work.  We were getting bored with lunch and spending more than we would like to to eat out every day.  With all the great options of containers with sections, it has become a topic of conversation each morning as to what is in our bento today. Why do we like bento boxes? We tend to eat more leftovers if they are

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Spring Make-Up Tips

Spring has sprung and is officially here! A time of renewal and blossoming, so what does this mean for me? I must change up my makeup look. I’ve been wearing darker plum colors and smokey eyes with smudgy liner so it is time for a change. I have always loved the bright, fresh looks of spring makeup trends. But what is happening for 2014? I started my “research” by checking out the Pantone 2014 colors, and found Radiant Orchid the color of the year. http://pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=21128&ca=10. This is a beautiful color that looks good on almost every skin tone. I immediately think to try a wash of

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Trend Tracking: Nail Polish Trends for Summer 2013

As we begin to experience the warmer weather of summer, many of us look for that little something that will freshen up our look for the new season. Nail polish is an easy, low-commitment update that anyone can do. To freshen up your look for the coming months, check out these nail polish trends for summer 2013 and get to painting! Trend #1: Natural Nails Think beiges, nudes, peaches, and light pinks. Anything that looks natural and subtle on the nails. The most wearable of the summer 2013 trends, these colors are great because they go with every outfit and

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Trend Tracking: The Top Skin Care Trends of 2013

A recent article on totalbeauty.com listed some of the top skin care trends of 2013. Check out a few of them below, and think about giving one a try! You might just find a new staple in your skin care routine. Sleep Masks: These are face masks that go on your face over your current products when you go to bed. They penetrate deeply because they are on for so many hours. Recommended: Dr. Jart Water Fuse Water-Max Sleeping Mask BB Creams for people with oily skin: You may remember our BB cream post earlier this year. Well, BB creams

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Trend Tracking: Spring/Summer 2013 Trends to Try

Like always, the Spring/Summer 2013 runways were covered with an amazing variety of makeup looks. Each designer had their own inspiration and each makeup look reflected a unique perspective. But from all this chaos came a theme of the contrast between subtle and strong. With this is mind, it’s easy to pull off the runway looks in real life. Play up your favorite feature, and keep the rest of your makeup simple. Check out the top trends from Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week and decide for yourself which trends you want to rock this spring: Bold Brows Strong, angled, and thick

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Trend Tracking: Sheer Lipstick & Tinted Lip Balms

As you have perused the drugstore aisle, flipped through a magazine, or watched the commercials on your favorite TV show you may have run into an advertisement for a new sheer lipstick or tinted lip balm. So what are these products? Why are they so special? And where did they come from anyway? Sheer lipstick and tinted lip balms are both sheer, light products you apply to your lips. They are usually more moisturizing than regular lipsticks, but are less opaque. They are ideal for achieving a natural look during the day time, but usually have less staying power due

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