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Decoding The Ingredients In Your Sunscreen – Beauty Article

Get up, walk into your bathroom or wherever you keep your sunscreen and take a look at the bottle. Read the ingredient list on the back.  Do you know what they all are?  I know you just sat down to read this enlightening and highly-educational article, but before you go any further, stop. Get up, walk into your bathroom or wherever you keep your sunscreen and take a look at the bottle. Read the ingredient list on the back. Read…

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The Right Way to Apply Highlighter – Beauty Article

If you’re not interested in learning how to literally make your face seem like it’s glowing from within, that’s fine. But you’ll be missing out on the makeup miracle that is highlighter. Aside from the fact that highlighter is pretty much universally flattering (something no makeup product in the history of makeup products has been able to do since mascara IMHO), its ability to instantly make dull skin light up and accentuate your facial features makes it a must-have. That…

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How To Treat A Sunburn – Beauty Article

What exactly IS a sunburn? Is it really possible to make the pain and redness and embarrassment go away? Yes, it most certainly is… So you had a little too much fun in the sun and now you’re paying the price to the tune of hot, itchy, red skin? No judgement — we’ve all been there. And hopefully, the discomfort you’re dealing with will serve as a nice reminder for next time to never skimp on SPF. But, in the…

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How to (Use) Blush – Beauty Article

An unfortunate incident as a teenager quickly humbled me in the presence of blush. Today I’m here to impart my learnings onto you… The first time I remember being horribly embarrassed by my mother was when I was 14 years old. I had somehow gotten my hands on a bunch of cheap makeup (thanks, suburban shopping malls!) and decided to experiment with it right before a family dinner. I thought I looked amazing; that I’d really nailed the whole no-makeup-makeup…

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Getting to The Root of Good Scalp Care – Beauty Article

Despite our undying obsession with hair, most of us tend to ignore the skin, pores and glands underneath it all.  Show a bit more love to your scalp and you may just be pleasantly surprised by the benefits. Why you should care about your scalp: Ahh scalps, the fun meeting point of haircare and skincare which means — you guessed it — you should treat your scalp the same way you treat the skin on your face (albeit with different…

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How to Use Makeup Sponges – Beauty Article

Introducing the many wonders of the makeup sponge, a humble tool that’s been around for decades but that’s only recently been revamped and is experiencing a well-deserved renaissance. If you’re still using brushes or your fingers to apply makeup, it may be time to try something new. (And no, I’m not talking about those fancy schmancy airbrush machines that blow nanoparticles of foundation onto your face.) Allow me to introduce you to the wonders of the makeup sponge, a humble…

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What’s the Deal with Gua Sha? – Beauty Article

Gua sha has existed for many years and, because its results are basically magic, it’s not going away anytime soon.  From lasers to needle to lights to scary-looking gadgets you can’t even name, it seems like anything that’s all the rage in skincare these days requires a combination of batteries, plugs or a licensed technician. We’re truly living in the technology age of self-care and while innovations are undoubtedly exciting, sometimes all we really want and need is something simple…

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The Wellness Essentials for Your Next Getaway – Beauty Article

Call it spring break or whatever you like, nothing says “winter is over!” quite like hitting the road (or sky or sea or rail) with these must-haves for some much-needed travel. Whether you’re hitting the music festival circuit, mapping out a road trip or throwing all your bathing suits into a bag for a beach adventure, there are a few things no trip would be complete without. So while you’re packing that suitcase (or backpack or tote or plastic shopping…

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