Barbara Salomone

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Barbara Salomone
One of the first-ever licensed estheticians in the U.S., Barbara is an architect of the modern American facial. Her point-of-view is that a balance of nutrition, fitness and daily skin care is the only realistic way to great looking skin. Since launching the Bioelements line in 1991, she has trailblazed the skin care industry, incorporating nutritional supplements into topical skin care products including antioxidants, calcium, probiotics and lutein.

Top 5 wrinkle causes and their skin care solutions

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Signs of aging, like lines and sagging, might seem inevitable with chronological age, but there are quite a few lifestyle and environmental factors that contribute to them. The good news: some of them are totally avoidable. The bad news: some aren’t – but you can combat their effects with professional skin care. I’m sharing 5 […]

 
 

The domino effect: How to find your best facial cleanser

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  With so many cleansers available, it’s hard to know which is right for you and your skin’s concerns. Rather than wading through the endless selection, it might seem easier to throw your hands up and reach for whatever’s closest. After all, you really just end up washing it all off – right? Wrong! Using […]

 
 

14 things to do while you mask

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Recommitting to your skin in the new year doesn’t have to be as hard as completely overhauling your skin care routine. Sometimes, it’s as simple as incorporating an often forgotten, but incredibly important, skin care step: applying a facial mask. For just 10 minutes, a few times a week, you can deliver a concentrated dose […]

 
 

4 spring break beauty tricks for gorgeous skin NOW!

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Whether you’re escaping the cold with a tropical trip or are planning an extended staycation, spring break marks the perfect time to start preparing your skin for warmer weather. Here are my top 4 tricks for getting gorgeous skin no matter what your spring break plans are! 1. Prep with the ultimate smoothing supplies. Hidden […]

 
 

BUSTED: 4 skin depigmenting and brightening myths and the truth behind them

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Recently I’ve noticed some attention-grabbing headlines and articles about skin “lightening” or “brightening” that have left me with growing concern about how easy it is to get misinformation on treating dark spots and uneven skin tone. So what’s real and what’s fiction? To set the record straight, here are the top 4 skin brightening myths, […]

 
 

Skin Care Q&A with Fitness Expert Tracy Anderson

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We sat down with fitness expert to the stars and Bioelements fan Tracy Anderson to talk about her passion for great skin care, overall wellness, and the crucial connection between the two. Read on to learn more about the views and habits that keep her body healthy and her skin glowing – and get tips […]

 
 

The 10 Minute Winter Skin Fix You Always Forget

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We’re not even halfway through winter, but an overwhelming amount of us are already battling dry, tight, uncomfortable skin. As the air chills and dries out, it takes the moisture in your skin with it through a process called Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). Added to dry, forced indoor heating, hot showers, and harsh winds, […]

 
 

The 7 Skin Sins: Sun

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Over the last 7 weeks, I’ve been talking about skin sins – lifestyle habits that can wreak short- and long-term havoc on your skin. From alcohol to lack of sleep, I’ve covered them all. This week, I’m revealing the last sin in the series – it’s one we all know about, but often overlook: the […]

 
 

The 7 Skin Sins: Alcohol

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I’m on the 6th week of my skin sins series – blog posts that discuss lifestyle habits that can wreak short- and long-term havoc on your skin. In case you’ve missed them, I’ve discussed a few no-no’s already, like dehydration, lack of sleep, smoking, and dairy. Up next is a skin sin you probably know […]

 
 

The 7 Skin Sins: Dairy

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It’s week 5 in my series on skin sins – lifestyle habits that can wreak short- and long-term havoc on your skin. I’ve already tackled four so far – dehydration, sugar, lack of sleep, and smoking – and talked about skincare and lifestyle changes you can make to conquer them. This week’s sin is one […]