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Let’s be frank: I love sleeping. I never pulled a true all-nighter during college because my bed always lured me to sweet slumber by around 1 a.m., even during finals week. On current weekends, you can usually find me enjoying a snooze in the sun — sometimes more than once in a day. But throughout my life, I’ve always encountered the same frustrating problem: I can never find a mascara that won’t make a mess all over my pillow or leave me with limp lashes.
While it’s important to remove your makeup before going to sleep at night, sometimes you just wanted to pass out between Sunday brunch and your Game of Thrones viewing party that evening. If you, too, are guilty of falling asleep with your lashes done, then you’re in luck. I put 10 popular mascara formulas to the test in search of the ultimate nap-proof wand.
Based on the flakes and smudges left on my face, stains on my pillowcase, and overall postnap appearance, I’ve given each of these mascaras a rating out of five stars. A surprising number of my choices were ideal shut-eye material! Keep reading, and you just might find a product that will help you be a true sleeping beauty.
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that WellCare of Iowa, Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, signed a contract with the Iowa Department of Human Services to serve Iowa’s Medicaid Managed Care program, IA Health Link,…
MAHWAH, N.J., Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Brandywine Senior Living welcomed over 600 guests to the grand opening celebration of their new Mahwah community that included live music, gourmet food, cocktails and desserts, a raffle, and a luxurious beach towel gift for every guest….
Every morning before I apply my makeup, I inspect my skin for signs of fine lines, wrinkles, and breakouts — and the first thing I said today was “uh-oh.” I generally have a clear complexion, but today I found myself suffering from a few painful pimples. You know the ones . . . hard bumps that lurk under the skin and seemingly never come to a head. And for good reason: according to NYC dermatologist Dr. Neal Schultz, host of DermTV.com and creator of BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz, they’re called blind pimples or cysts.
Like most pimples, lurkers are caused by a combination of bacteria, clogging from dead cells, and excessive oil production. But what distinguishes them is that they are deep below the skin’s surface, extending into the subcutaneous (fatty) layer. This makes them painfully lurk for weeks — even months. “The oil contains a lipid called triglycerides, and the bacteria make an enzyme that actually splits the triglycerides into free fatty acids,” explained Dr. Schultz. “These are very irritating chemicals, which cause a lot of inflammation, resulting in rapid pus accumulation in the cyst.” This fast pus growth stretches the cyst wall and surrounding nerves, causing pain.
Frequent sufferers of blind pimples, you do have some options! “You can avoid them by taking internal medication that affects either the oil or the bacteria,” said Dr. Schultz. He said on a short-term, prevention basis, people usually take antibiotics or birth control pills. Antibiotics can kill the bacteria that causes free fatty acids (which makes these pimples so painful), while birth control pills decrease oil production. And, if you try to flatten them at home like I do via layers and layers of topical ointments, you’re doing it wrong. “It’s much better to try and get the blind pimple to come to a head and rupture,” said Dr. Schultz, who suggested applying warm compresses several times a day to make it surface. “Then the pus can drain out, shrinking the cyst, stopping the pain, and healing.”
If you don’t have time to coddle your blind pimple until it comes out of lurking mode, there is a quick fix! To stop the swelling in one day, have your dermatologist open the cyst with a sterile needle and then inject the inflamed cyst wall with cortisone. That way, the cyst will rapidly shrink and heal.
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) and Locemia Solutions today announced Lilly has acquired worldwide rights to Locemia’s intranasal glucagon, a potential treatment for severe hypoglycemia in people with diabetes treated with insulin….