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The 10 Biggest Hair Care Mistakes

Learn how to stop abusing your tresses and get gorgeous hair<p>If you want shiny, gorgeous hair—and, really, who doesn’t?—then you should pay close attention to how you treat your strands. How you wash, dry, and style can seriously affect the health and appearance of your locks. Are you making these …

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4 Mistakes You're Making When Doing Squats

Growing your booty is not as easy as doing 50 air squats a day. Here's what you should be doing, and what you need to stay away from.<p>You're probably one of those people — like many of us — who believes the more often you work out and the harder you push yourself, the more in shape you will be. Of …

Is It Better to Wash Your Face in the Shower?

Find out if the shower trumps the sink when it comes to cleansing<p><b>The question:</b> I wash my face in the shower to save time in the morning. Is that better or worse for my skin?<p><b>The expert:</b> Dennis Gross M.D., founder of 900 5th Dermatology in New York and creator of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare<p><b>The answer:</b> …

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The Total-Body Circuit Workout You Can Do While You Travel

No space, no equipment, no time? No freakin’ problem.<p>I travel a lot for both work and play. Oftentimes, part of the fun of travel, for me, is to seek out new gyms wherever I go, to try out new training methodologies and connect with other fitness professionals to see what I can learn from them.<p>But …

Winter-proof your skin and hair with these quick tips

Between the brutal cold and wet snow outside and the drying heat indoors, our hair, skin and makeup is in a constant battle against the elements. Follow these expert tips to trick Mother Nature and feel soft and beautiful throughout the harsh winter months.<p><b>Hydrate</b> <b>your</b> <b>hair</b><p>The bone-dry winter climate …

5 Ways to Use Milk for Silky Smooth Skin

An amazing skin-care product could be sitting in your fridge right now.<p>Sure, you could load up on pricey cleansers and moisturizers—or you could use a product that's practically free and probably already in your kitchen: milk. Natural-beauty expert Paige Padgett says the ingredient can help soften, …

How to Avoid Toxins in Personal Care Products

<i>This post was originally published at Simple Organic.</i><p>Have you ever received a topical prescription from a doctor, such as an anti-fungal or …

9 Hair Care Products You Can Make for Yourself

<b>By</b> <b>Beth Ricci</b><b>, Contributing Writer</b><p>It’s routine for me now, but when I think about it I realize that I do a lot of DIY’ing. Mostly with kitchen and …

6 Seriously Helpful Haircare Tips from a Pro...

Birchbox staffers are a fun and eclectic bunch, and come from a variety of fascinating backgrounds before they started here. Case in point? …

26 Top Tips For Long Hair – A Definitive Guide

Our hair is the crowning glory of our looks, both literally and figuratively. Long, gorgeous, and healthy tresses are every girl’s dream, but most of …

The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt, and Hips

Trainers, yoga teachers, and pilates instructors love it—and you will too.<p>Even if you don’t know the Bridge by name, we bet you’re familiar with the pose. This resistance move is super popular with fitness trainers as well as yoga and pilates instructors because it’s simple yet strengthens your …

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Gorgeous Skin

Simple routine, amazing complexion.<p>Raise your hand if you can relate to this:<p>Yes, yes, you'd love to have dewy, flawless skin that radiates glow from the inside out. Of course! But futzing with a million different cremes, potions, toners, and masques multiple times a day, every day, every night... …

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you

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4 Beauty Tricks to Make Those Gorgeous Eyes Pop

Turn heads with these simple tips<p>While the eyes might be the window to the soul, they can also capture the attention of the hottie across the bar. In case you missed it: A recent study showed seventy percent of men notice your eyes before any other trait. Try these four tips from <i>Women's Health</i> …