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Skin and Body Advice for Nurses

Dry hands makeover

Dry hands makeover

If your hands are sore, split, chapped or even bleeding from the constant hand-washing that is a necessary part of a nurse’s life, don’t despair that you’ll never have soft hands again. That’s because a wide array of products and practical tips can help salvage even the roughest hands.

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Spa tip #1: The ouchless bikini wax

We consulted an anesthesiologist (heck…they know all about taking away pain) to help guide us through the process, and she gave us the lowdown on what to do and expect before waxing down there.

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Lipstick stat!

Mascara can make any nurse’s sleepy eye look at least half opened. Lipstick enhances our smiles, which are a big part of who we are.

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Massages for the nurse’s body

A periodic massage treatment can be the very thing to restore mental and physical well-being. Here’s how to pick the right type of massage…and masseuse…for a nurse’s body.

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Perfect eyebrows in 10 minutes

You may have little time to get ready before your shift, but you can still make your brows look terrific in minutes. Here are tips for finding your natural arch, then a 4-step guide to painless and perfectly tweezed brows.

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A foot pampering guide for nurses

We nurses tend to spend most of our shifts on our feet, and that can take its toll. Here’s one great home pedicure that’ll make your feet feel like new.

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6 beauty products recommended by nurses

Here are the hair and skin “must haves” that our readers recommend for their fellow nurses. We looked for: Ease of use (you’re in a hurry!), price, convenience (can I find it in a drugstore?), and quality.

Weight loss tips for nurse teams

Weight loss tips for nurse teams

It’s trading the donuts for granola bars. It’s giving each other kudos for eating right. And it’s about making it all fun. See how this unit of pediatric oncology nurses did it.

“Biggest Losers” – The nurse edition!

“Biggest Losers” – The nurse edition!

The pediatric oncology nurses at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center launched their own version of The Biggest Loser contest. See how they did!

3 ways for nurses to lose weight right now

3 ways for nurses to lose weight right now

Your workout starts the moment you park your car.

Home Remedy for Damaged Skin: Watermelon Wash

Home Remedy for Damaged Skin: Watermelon Wash

The rind of a watermelon is packed with vitamins and minerals, and has natural collagen-enhancing properties such as citrulline, an amino acid that aids the skin’s healing and regenerative processes.

The hardest weight to lose – how these nurses did it

The hardest weight to lose – how these nurses did it

A nurse dietitian did her own version of “Biggest Loser” at her hospital. Here are her great ideas to help nurses lose that stubborn weight.

When does makeup expire?

When does makeup expire?

Nurses are trained to take note of expiration dates on medications and supplies. When it comes to their own makeup, however, it can be tough to determine what has “gone bad”…

6 tips for makeup that’ll hold up during your shift

6 tips for makeup that’ll hold up during your shift

How is it that you can start the day looking great, but by the time you glance in the mirror at the end of a shift, it seems you barely look like the same person? Here are recommendations for what makeup to buy, and how to apply!

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At home beauty fixes

Ever need a quick fix but don’t have the time to run out? With hectic lifestyles and busy schedules, not everyone has the time to or hit up the spa or salon.