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One of this Undercover Agent’s favorite luxuries is not having to shave on a regular basis.  Years ago, I took the plug and invested in an extensive series of laser treatments, which were both pricey and time-consuming.  Since then, technology and convenience have improved dramatically and I am drawn to the Silk’n family of FDA-cleared, permanent, at-home, hair-removal devices.  The latest weapon in their arsenal is the Silk’n Flash&Go Luxx, a revolutionary light-based system that is not only perfect for sensitive areas, but versatile enough for larger ones.  With a lifetime of flashes (120,000!), there is never a need to change a bulb or make a salon appointment.  The Flash&Go Luxx is suitable for users 18 years or older; however, like most laser treatments, HPL Technology, is not recommended for naturally dark or tanned skin.  Nevertheless, there is a built-in Skin Color Sensor designed to measure the skin tone of the applied surface and enable application only on suitable skin tones.

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS!  Silk’n is offering a limited number of Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to win the Silk’n Flash&Go Luxx (retail $370) simply enlisting a minimum of three new Undercover Agents and entering here.  Simply send info@beautyundercover.com a list of confirmed email addresses by Wednesday, August 6th, 2014.  This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address.  Shipping is anticipated within 4 weeks.

SWAG ALERT: FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS!


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A REASON TO HANG UP OUR RUNNING SHOES?

Recently we were alerted to a new study which asserts that endurance training leads to higher incidence of tooth erosion.  According to the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, this is chiefly caused by a reduction in salivary production during a series of an incremental running field tests, accompanied by an increased pH level. According to Los Angeles dentist, Dr. John Gonzalez, “The obvious results of running for long periods of time while breathing through the mouth is a dry mouth. Anything which reduces the amount of saliva in a person’s mouth is not a healthy situation with regards to tooth decay and erosion”  However, he discovered a glaring error in the PubMed report. “An increase in pH means the saliva would be more alkaline,” says Gonzalez, explaining, “alkaline is good because it neutralizes the acid produced by the bacteria when the bacteria break down carbohydrates (sugars).”  Read more of this story »

CAN RUNNING RUIN YOUR SMILE?


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BRING ON THE AUTOCLAVE!

We all share the same fears about pedicures and bacterial infections, especially when visiting a bargain salon.  Beverly Hills dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Monika Kiripolsky, warns, “don’t shave your legs the day of a pedicure, because you create little micro-tears in the skin when you shave,” adding, “the whirlpool footbaths have all kinds of bacteria in them, so you’re essentially creating a little hole for the bacteria to get into your skin.”   As for our neighborhood chop shops, are those ok?  “Make sure any salon you go to has an autoclave, which is a small microwave-looking device that they put the tools in to sterilize them,” adding, “don’t be afraid to ask the salon owners how they clean their instruments between clients.  It’s safe to get a pedicure, but be smart about it.” — Leah Sydney

NEVER SHAVE AND SHELLAC ON THE SAME DAY!