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6 of the Best Moisturizers for Every Skin Type This Winter

Winter is officially here and while the cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin, causing it to blister, dry up or get itchy, there are ways to keep it moist all season long without that much effort. Sure, turning down the heat a bit can help and drinking plenty of water is effective, but […]

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6 Incredibly Easy DIY Face Masks to Fight Winter

With winter approaching, it’s time to shield our skin from slap-in-your-face winds and prepare for chilly temps. While countless stores sell notable organic beauty products, do-it-yourself remedies made from ingredients right in your kitchen can make you feel pampered, refreshed, and save you money. And if a baby can slather it on easily, so can […]

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The Season’s Best All Over Skincare Exfoliators

The forceful winds slapping you left, right and center can only mean one thing: winter is coming! And for most of us, that means lots of dry skin. Our skin takes a beating not just from the punch of cold air outside, but the hot, dry air inside. The change in temperature leads to a dead skin graveyard […]

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At-Home Microdermabrasion Systems That Will Save Your Skin

You’ve probably seen a home improvement show on HGTV easily transform rough-hewn wood into something as smooth and soft as baby skin and wondered, “Would that power tool work on my skin?” While the obvious answer is no, that’s only because you need a better tool to help transform your skin. In the similar vein […]

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3 Reasons to Add Sheet Masks to Your Skincare

Sheet masks, another great Korean skincare innovation, have been taking over skincare around the world for the past year or so, but this skincare trend isn’t just a passing fad. Sheet masks are amazing! Drenched in serums geared toward specific skincare needs, these masks are single use, virtually mess free and make it easy to […]

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3 Easy Ways to Maintain a Fresh Summer Glow All-Year Long

Whether you’re as fair as Snow White or blessed with natural golden skin, the truth is that we all have the potential to be a Bronzed Goddess. It’s a classic makeup trend that will not only be forever in style, but one perfect for that on-the-go look that epitomizes some serious fun, flirty, summer appeal. […]

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5 Reasons to Add a Retinol or Retinoid to Your Skincare Routine Right Now

While doctors and dermatologists have known for decades the benefits of retinoids when it comes to treating a variety of skin concerns and conditions not everyone is ready to take the plunge and get medical intervention for their acne or fine lines (or, for some of us, both!) Fortunately, over the counter retinols are available […]

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5 of the Best New Beauty Products You Need This Summer

Summer is just around the corner and with the change in season comes the prime time to make a few small tweaks to your beauty arsenal. Thankfully, this year there are some fantastic new beauty products out there, and the best part? They’re available at drugstores, so they will be able to keep money in your pocket […]

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How Do You Know If You’re Eating Too Much Sugar?

We add it to our coffee. It’s in our favorite, on-the-go breakfasts. We sprinkle it in baked goods and pastries. And it’s lurking deep within our favorite processed foods and drinks — like those delicious Frappuccinos! There’s no denying we really love sugar. But while sugar makes life sweeter and summer all the more enjoyable, this […]

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Skincare Saboteurs: How to Safeguard Your Skin This Season

It’s no secret that sunscreen is an essential must-have in the fight against melanoma, one of the most common skin cancers in the United States affecting 3.5 million each year. But with the hustle of everyday life, we either skimp on application, forget to reapply or forgo it completely. While many of us use broad-spectrum […]

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Makeup Trend: Cushion Compact Foundations

Maybe you’ve seen them at the drugstore or at the department store’s cosmetics counter, little compacts that aren’t powder and aren’t creams but look like they have a sponge inside of them. That sponge? Full of thin, fluid foundation that you press onto skin with an applicator pad. They’ve been popular in Korea for some time […]

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The Pretty Files: Tan Time

Tanning, either in the sunshine or in tanning beds, will kill you. I’m not usually hyperbolic, but cancer really is no joke. Tanning also really damages your skin. It can cause discoloration beyond just the red of a sunburn and it causes you to age prematurely. These things are unfortunate because the golden brown of […]

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The Pretty Files: Acne and Breakouts

When I sat down to plan this month’s Pretty Files, my plan was to write about self tanners. As a vampire-pale human summer is my nemesis and the idea that a self tanner might keep me from blinding the planet was very inviting. I lined up what I wanted to try and some techniques to […]

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The Pretty Files: Alphabet Soup – Skincare, Makeup, and BB Cream

Once upon a time makeup was easy.  Well, maybe not easy but a little more streamlined.  To have a basic look all I needed was foundation, powder, blush, and whatever I wanted to put on my eyes–usually eyeliner and mascara.  When I started working in cosmetics, both as a consultant for Clinique and as a […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Winter. Once the holidays pass, many of us are longing for the days of sunshine and being able to go outside without several layers. The cold weather wreaks havoc in many ways, the most noticeable may be found with your skin and hair. The sun may not be out, however bitter cold and being in […]

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