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Best Brightening Products

Summer is sadly coming to a close, and regardless of how much SPF you’ve doused yourself in, chances are, you’re still seeing the results of UV rays (hopefully not much because you’ve limited your sun time and always worn a hat and sunnies along with your SPF). With fall right around the bend, it only seemed fitting to write a piece on brightening products that’ll remove the sun damage, even out the skin tone, and give you that coveted glow up. Below are my favorite products for post-sun, uber brightening effects. 1.

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Weekly Must-Have: Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Oil

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you undoubtedly have seen CBD everywhere recently.   From sparkling elixirs to gummies to dog treats (…really), product after product keeps hitting the market touting the benefits of this supposed superhero ingredient.   While the jury is certainly still out regarding the efficacy of all these various offers, I recently tried Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Oil, and am most definitely here for it. Over the past year, I’ve suffered from crazy neck pain thanks to two pinched nerves.

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The Sunscreen Bible

It’s summer — which means sunscreen is in high demand. But, obviously you wear SPF year round because you know how detrimental UV rays can be for your skin…(duh). This post isn’t going to be to reiterate the reasons why you need to use sunscreen daily (because I know you know); instead, it’s about my favorite sunscreens for face and body, plus a few application tips. After all, with hundreds of thousands of sunscreens out there, it can feel like quite the feat to find the one right for you.

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My Haircut With Anh Co Tran

Let me just start by saying that I’m never happy with my haircut. I’m more-or-less a hair-cutting snob. I like to micromanage the cut (I’m even worse with color — eek). Not too short, not too layered, not layered enough, the face fringe isn’t sitting right, it’s too flat on top, and on and on.

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Weekly Must-Have: Briogeo Color Me Brilliant Mushroom + Bamboo Color Protect Primer

Have you ever thought your beauty routine was so lengthy and exhaustive that there couldn’t possibly be room for another step? But, inevitably, you then encounter a new product that you can’t imagine living without. The struggle is real, and that was me when I tried Briogeo Color Me Brilliant Mushroom + Bamboo Color Protect Primer. Between highlights, single-process coloring, and keratin treatments, I do a lot to my hair. The biggest struggle I face is these treatments not lasting as long as I would like due to frequent washing.

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7 Best Skincare Tips & Hacks

Who doesn’t love a skincare tip? In my fifteen years in the beauty industry, I’ve picked up several beauty tips and hacks that I have incorporated into my skincare routine for clearer, healthier skin. Today I’m sharing seven of my favorite face-saving, complexion-loving tips. 1. Dab on eye cream using your ring finger.

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DIY: Cellulite Scrub

For women all over the world, cellulite is largely considered a “bad word. ” Some fear the very uttering of these three syllables can literally cause the “cottage cheese” effect. While cellulite is largely genetic, most forms are caused by a combination of poor circulation, fat pockets (that’s why you’ll see cellulite on your butt, thighs, and sometimes even arms!), and female hormones (another reason to adore your gender, girls). But here’s the thing: Skinny folk can be prone to the condition, too.

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Weekly Must-Have: Peach & Lily Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser

I’ve been a fan of Peach & Lily products since receiving a facial from founder Alicia Yoon (and learning about the anti-aging benefits of face yoga!). Each product from her line that I try is better than the next. I’m obsessed with the Essence — its cooling and hydrating formula soothes my skin without any irritation and breakouts. And the Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream? Well, let’s just say I’m on my third jar.

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Why Do I Still Breakout?

As much as I hate to admit it, even with my plethora of products and access to doctors and treatments, I still struggle with breakouts — big time. I know I’m not alone, and there are definitely bigger issues in life than zits, but that doesn’t mean it’s not annoying. Bottom line: the struggle is real, and if you’re someone who still breaks out, like me, then read on for the tips I’ve learned to help keep my skin semi-happy with significantly less breakouts. Diet – If you’re doing everything right in terms of skin cleansing and correct product usage, then your problem is likely diet or hormones (or both).

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Winter Lip Service With Sara Happ

Dry lips, who dis? Everyone in winter. With a myriad of products on the market that promise to save and hydrate our precious pout, we decided to ask the OG lip expert, Sara Happ, creator of the original lip scrub and other vital products for all of our lip-loving needs, how to get our pucker to stay hydrated, smooth, and kissable, despite the climate. Beauty Banter: Why do our lips get so much more dehydrated in winter? Sara Happ: Harsh weather, travel, and more! Our lips are the only part of our body lacking oil glands, so they really can’t help themselves. They are going to dry out if you don’t topically hydrate them, and cold wind zipping past them really doesn’t help the cause.

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