Directly beneath the epidermis is the dermis, and it functions primarily to support the epidermis. As well, the dermis supplies the epidermis with things that are important, such as, oh, blood! The dermis does vary in thickness depending upon the area of the body just like the epidermis. Overall, there are fewer cells within the dermis, this layer is composed of many more structural components such as collagen. Technically, there are layers, however this is…

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There are so many amazing eye creams out there on the market, and they’re all a bit different. You want an eye cream that will help with puffiness, dark circles and bags, right? But what ingredients will actually help you with those issues? Dermatologists all have different preferences, but they shared their favorite active ingredients in eye creams with me. Look for these active ingredients on the ingredient list! If you want specific product recommendations,…

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I thought it would be fun to address a reader question today! In this post I’ll be talking about strategies and application. I am really struggling with under eye puffiness and how to disguise it (inexpensively). Do you have any suggestions? Thank you! -Lisa What Causes It and How Can I Prevent Undereye Bags? There are quite a few reasons to have puffiness under your eyes, and I love Dr. Bailey’s post on what causes…

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Today I’m starting my Real Beauty Addict Series, in which I’ll feature the favorite beauty products of normal people, that just happen to like beauty products (like me!) It’s kind of like looking into the medicine cabinet when you’re at their house. Which products are their favorites and why? What works best for them? Today we’re starting the series with a good friend of mine, Dr. Lilly (not her full name obviously!). She is a…

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I was talking with some friends today, and the topic of my blog and future topics came up. Beth from PopCrush mentioned that it might be a great idea to have a series featuring the favorite beauty products of real people. Readers and fellow beauty addicts. I immediately thought this is amazing, I bet I can find some great products through these posts. And let’s face it, it’s kind of like looking through the medicine…

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