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  • 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…

  • November 22, 2018 Beauty

    An Esthetician Reveals Her Morning and Nighttime Skincare Routine

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    Hannah Hartz is a Chicago-based esthetician with 7 years experience. She currently works at CaTara Med Spa. Here, she shares her own morning and nighttime skincare routine. Every day we are inundated with new information to help guide us on our skincare journeys; it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Should you go with a simple cleanser and moisturizer,…

  • November 20, 2018 Beauty

    Here’s How to Properly Get Your Beauty Sleep

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    If the term beauty sleep evokes thoughts of the slumbering Aurora and her busy-bodied fairy aunts, you’re not alone. That being said, Merriam Webster believes the phrase’s first known use was in 1828, before Aurora was introduced in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. The dictionary defines beauty sleep rather plainly, as “sleep before midnight.” WebMD adds more…

  • November 17, 2018 Beauty

    How to Layer Your Skincare Products: A Step-by-Step Guide

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    It’s 10p.m. You have your skincare products lined up in front of you. All that’s left to do is apply them before finally heading to bed. But where do you start? Eran Crothers, an esthetician with over 20 years of beauty and skincare experience, is sharing her expert advice. Here’s how to layer your skincare products.…

  • November 12, 2018 Beauty

    Yes, Face Yoga Is a Thing (and You Can Try It Right Now)

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    Celebs go all out to look picture-perfect at high-profile Hollywood events. But unique-sounding facials and hours-long glam sessions aside, stars like Ashley Graham are also getting ready by exercising their facial muscles. Yep, you read that right. You can now put your face to work in lieu of going under the knife if a more…

  • November 9, 2018 Beauty

    Your Skincare Glossary: 10 Buzzy Beauty Terms, Decoded

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    Beauty is a language all on its own that continues to develop with micro-complexity due to emerging new terms. And like any language, if there’s a barrier, fully understanding what’s being communicated is like applying liquid liner – it’s hard. Take glycolic acid as an example. How many people use it just because they hear…

  • November 6, 2018 Beauty

    The Skincare Products You Need (and the Ones You Can Ditch)

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    Walking down a store’s beauty aisle is no easy task when you’re expected to make a choice on which face wash or sunscreen to purchase. There are just too many options! That’s why we enlisted the help of a skincare expert to help us narrow down our final picks. Holly Sheppard, a licensed esthetician and…