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Beauty Break Newsletter
August 2011
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Whether you have just gotten back from vacation, are eagerly anticipating a late-summer getaway, or still pushing in the daily grind, take at least thirty minutes to yourself today and enjoy a relaxing summer evening while the nice weather lasts! Try the new recipe-of-the-month from contest winner Cecilia Rodriguez of Wilmington, North Carolina, to make use of delicious fresh basil, which happens to be right in season. A perfect use for this sweet herb is her Refreshing Basil Beauty Lemon Shake (below). Don't forget to submit your favorite original BeautyScoop recipe to for the chance to win a free box of BeautyScoop!


Beauty is Power! Drink it in.


The BeautyScoop Customer Service Team

Dr. Michelle R. Yagoda
A Plastic Surgeon's Perspective:  


Do You Know If Your Healthcare Provider Is Actually a Doctor? 




Do you know if your Botox is given by a nurse practitioner, an aesthetician (illegal!), an OB/GYN, a dermatologist, or plastic surgeon? Does it even matter? It's easy to get confused when you're having a procedure. In fact, if you're confused about who is really a doctor, you're not the only one. I hear questions like these  every day:
  •  "Do you have to be an MD to apply peels and do laser?" (No.)      
  •  "Is an otolaryngologist really an MD?" (Yes.)  
  •  "Can my cosmetic dentist really do facelift surgery?" (I suppose, if you are willing to let him/her.)  
  •  "Do I need to see an audiologist or an otolaryngologist for my allergies, and which one is really a doctor?" (The ENT is the MD in this case.)  
You, too, may be unsure of who's an MD and who's not, and why it matters. According to a 2010 Pew Internet and American Life Project, 83% of internet users are searching for medical information on-line and 59% of all US adults have looked on-line for health information.  Despite this, there is significant documentation to show that patients are confused about who is providing their health care.

 In fact, according to a telephone survey of 852 adults conducted by the Global Strategy Group, 51% of those interviewed believed that it is not "...easy to identify who is a licensed medical doctor and who is not."  
For example, only 32% of those surveyed thought an Otolaryngologist is a medical doctor (I am!), yet 33% believed that an audiologist is a medical doctor (she/he is NOT)!  Similar confusion surrounded many other areas, including whether podiatrists and psychologists  were MDs.

This widespread confusion and public ignorance may well be the result of the managed care companies' ubiquitous and interchangeable use of the term "provider."  It leads to the public's mistrust of the medical establishment and inhibits the public's ability to make informed choices about their healthcare.

Knowing your provider's background, training, experience, and expertise can help you become more comfortable and certain of your choice of medical expert. You wouldn't want to end up with a C-section instead of a facelift!

Don't be shy...if you're not sure, be sure to ask. Don't let the healthcare insurers confuse you. Get the right information and be empowered with knowledge!  

Refreshing Basil Lemon Shake Shake Your Beauty! 

Refreshing Basil Beauty  

Lemon Shake

By Cecilia Rodriguez, Wilmington, North Carolina   




  • 2 fresh lemons
  • 1/4 cup lemon sorbet
  • 1/8 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil (set aside one leaf for garnish-optional)
  • 1 packet or 1 scoop of BeautyScoop
  • crushed ice


  1. Finely grate 1 lemon and set aside grated peel.
  2. Juice both lemons. Set aside juice and discard lemons.
  3. Place sorbet, yogurt, milk, basil, lemon juice, and lemon peel in blender and blend for 2 minutes.
  4. Add packet of BeautyScoop and ice and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour and garnish with whole basil leaf. Enjoy!


Yield: 1 smoothie






This summer, do you want to have younger-looking skin; longer, stronger nails; and healthy, shiny hair?  Then, get it now! Take advantage of promotion code "
1C4FS" and receive  free ground shipping when you buy one or more canisters of BeautyScoop!  Your hair, skin and nails won't know how to thank you!  

Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.

 *Offer can not be combined with any other promotion or discount. Only valid in continental United States.     
Offer Expires August 31, 2011.