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  • December 13, 2018 Beauty

    5 Ways to Prep Your Skin for Winter

    5 Ways to Prep Your Skin for Winter

    Winter is coming! (Sound familiar?!) And along with it comes dry, dull, flaky skin – the worst! Indoor heat, cool winter winds, and chilly temps can all contribute to these issues. Plus, flaky skin can clog pores and even contribute to blemishes and dullness.  But fear not, friends, at Vital Proteins we want to help…

  • December 13, 2018 Beauty

    Beauty Trends 2019: Fresh Makeup, Glowing Skin & More

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    Hannah Hartz is a Chicago-based esthetician with 7 years experience. She currently works at CaTara Med Spa. Here, Hartz shares her predictions for beauty trends 2019. We are hot on the heels of 2019, and most of us are caught somewhere between shock that it all went by so fast and gratitude that we can put this…

  • December 11, 2018 Beauty

    How Women Around the World Take Care of Their Winter Skin

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    It’s past time to put away your summer skincare favorites to make room for your winter essentials. Winter brings sharp winds and frigid temps that promote dry, scaly skin. No one knows this better than those living in the coldest parts of the world. Keep reading to discover how women around the world care for…

  • December 8, 2018 Beauty

    Your Guide to Winter Skincare Do’s & Don’ts

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    Hannah Hartz is a Chicago-based esthetician with 7 years experience. She currently works at CaTara Med Spa. Here, Hartz shares her winter skincare do’s and don’ts. With summer (sadly!) in the distant past, we are now transitioning from fall into the bitter, blustery winter, which has people understandably wondering what is going on with their skin. Complaints…

  • December 4, 2018 Beauty

    The Easiest, Tastiest Candy Cane Lip Scrub

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    Winter is just around the corner! And even though winter comes with holidays, cozy fires, snowy nights and yummy hot cocoa, it can also come with dry skin — even in super sensitive areas, such as your lips. Not exactly convenient when you’re trying to rock that perfect red pout for holiday parties, family gatherings,…

  • December 2, 2018 Beauty

    What Your Nails Can Teach You About Your Health

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    Getting a manicure or pedicure is always a treat, and will inevitably leave you with perfectly polished tips. But as you may or may not know, having beautiful nails are one thing, and ensuring that they’re properly cared for is another. Nail health is important and changes in your nails can be hints that your overall…

  • November 29, 2018 Beauty

    A Pro Hairstylist Reveals Her Hair Care Routine

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    Some people enjoy the arduous journey to achieving a glorious, Instagram-worthy mane. Others prefer a shorter, less rigid regimen because they either don’t want to be bothered with yet another detailed routine – or they have better things to do with their free time. Like watching Bob’s Burgers or cuddling with their pup. If the…

  • November 26, 2018 Beauty

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Washing Your Makeup Brushes

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    It’s easy to overlook your makeup brushes, but doing so is a big mistake. Your makeup brushes make contact with your skin every day (and, in the case of foundation brushes, they’re buffed directly on to the pores), so if they’re contaminated with bacteria, it can mean breakouts, whiteheads and irritated skin. Bacteria can get…

  • November 24, 2018 Beauty

    An Esthetician Answers: When Does Makeup Expire?


    Hannah Hartz is a Chicago-based esthetician with 7 years experience. She currently works at CaTara Med Spa. Here, Hartz answers one of your most-asked questions: when does makeup expire? The shelf life of your makeup is pretty straightforward. Many products will tell you on the label, and most of them will tell you themselves by ceasing…