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7 Ways to Put an End to Itchy Dry Scalp
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An estimated 50 million Americans spend a collective $300 million every year to treat scalp itching and flaking. With that much moola on the table, you...

Are Your Selfies Aging Your Skin Faster with Blue
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Here’s everything you need to know about the risks (and rumors) of how blue light damages skin.
Overcoming Self-Esteem and Body Image Issues With
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Every time I look in the mirror and complete my skincare ritual, it’s a chance for me to show myself compassion. It’s a moment where I get to remind myself that at the end of the day, I ...
Why Beauty is Abandoning the F-Word: Goodbye, For
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Formaldehyde is Hard to Spot on Labels. Would You Know it if You Saw It?
Decoding Sebum: Why Skin Oil Isn’t Necessarily a
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Sebum. Just the words sounds kind of gross. What is this substance we’re constantly in battle with? The oil control patrol is out in full force, with blotting papers, oil-free moisturiz...
Lisa Guerrera on Understanding Chemophobia: A Soc
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Newsflash: Water is technically a chemical! And arsenic and led are naturally occurring. So, why is “chemical” bad, and “natural” good? This week, we go #inthemirra with Lisa Guerrera -...
Do You Have Dry Skin? Or Dehydrated Skin? The Dif
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In hindsight, the difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin seems obvious. But I would never have guessed it. Now that I know this seemingly small but crucial difference, my skin ...
Hold Up: Sunscreen May Not Prevent Skin Cancer?
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Debunking the myths of what sunscreen can (and cannot) do
Community Spotlight: Overcoming Cystic Acne With
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Like many of us Mirra readers, my interest in skincare was born out of necessity. When I turned 21, my hormones rebelled and I was introduced to cystic acne and inflamed, dry, sensitive ...
What Happens to Skin As We Age? A "Behind-The-Cel
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Though I’m not a Marvel fan, Avengers: Endgame surprisingly sucked me in. Not into the plot or jokes or action sequences, but into Paul Rudd’s famously youthful face on the big screen. ...
Is Double Cleansing Necessary?
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Money-suck or skin savior? All your double cleansing questions, answered
Everything You Need to Know About Collagen And Sk
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You likely know collagen as the buzzy supplement all over Instagram spiking frothy latte after latte. It’s been difficult to avoid in the past couple years as we approach peak wellness ...