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30 Beauty Tips: Get Rid of Acne for Smooth Skin | Women's Health

<b>2. Clean your makeup brushes.</b> A British study found that 72% of women never wash their brushes or sponges, even though they harbor dirt and bacteria which can cause breakouts. "You should wash loose powder brushes every two to three weeks, and those used to apply foundation once a week," says …

Are You Covering Yourself in Germs Every Time You Flush the Toilet?

Essentially, when you lean over the bowl to flush, you could be shooting poop particles and germs directly into the air around you.<p>Take a second to let that sink in.<p>The toilet plume was first discovered in 1975 by microbiologist Charles Gerba after he put germs in a toilet to test if they still …

Is It Ever OK to Skip a Meal Before a Workout?

That said, if you're not eating because you barely have time to brush your teeth, let alone toast bread, or because eating anything before exercise makes you feel sick, it doesn't mean your workout is doomed. It’s OK to exercise on an empty stomach if your workout takes place immediately after …

Chocolate Pudding You Can Serve Naked (or Top with Cream)

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: This Valentine's Day, serve this pudding by itself, or top it with cream, whipped cream, or crème fraîche. Your puddin' will thank you.</i><p>With or without the skin on top, a …

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

What's better than cookies? Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, of course. That's why they are the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to</i> …

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The Pore Shrinkers: 8 Products That Are Changing the Skin Care Game

If fashion’s recent fixation with fresh, makeup-free skin has left our faces more exposed than ever, there’s never been a better time to focus on achieving a supernatural complexion. Fortunately, a new wave of skin care products dedicated to camouflaging, shrinking, and eradicating every last pore …

The 6 Best Beauty Moments from the Spring 2015 Couture Collections

Craftsmanship and conceptualism are the hallmarks of couture beauty—and the spring 2015 shows in Paris this week did not disappoint. Atelier Versace matched its flared jumpsuits and molded evening dresses with exaggerated, graphic eye makeup in modern shades of black and violet. Valentino found …

J. Crew Bridal Does Shorts For Spring 2015! See the "Beach-Themed" Collection

J. Crew has come a long way from its preppy catalog days, reaching far beyond the walls of its mall-situated brick-and-morter store. These days, the …

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11 Foods That Crush Cravings

If losing weight is a goal for you, then you want to make sure you get some soluble fiber in your diet, too. Hydrophilic fibers dissolve and form a gel in the intestines. The gel helps steady blood sugar, which in turn stops food cravings and makes us feel full longer. Being well hydrated also aids …

The Top Shelf Essentials

Every magazine has its own “cult favorite' list. Great Lash, Nars <i>Orgasm</i>, La Mer—the usual suspects. One has to wonder, after years and years of these …

10 Pinable Charts That'll Speed Up Your Slim-Down

Research shows that you prefer the taste of low-cal and low-fat foods when you use spices to cook them. Keep this DIY spice blend chart on-hand to take your low-cal food prep to the next level.<p>You can stop saying "I don't have time to eat healthy." This is how R.D.s put a nutritious homemade meal …

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The 50 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

From Coco Chanel to Marc Jacobs and Bill Cunningham, words to live by from fashion's greatest forces.<p><i>It can be difficult to articulate the power of style and fashion through words, but these icons managed to do so with quote-worthy, inspiring words of wisdom to live by. From the greatest fashion</i> …

These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

Beauty Tips Straight Beyoncé's Makeup Artist

He shared a few of Beyonce's makeup tips and secrets.<p>The aristocratically named Sir John pretty much won the makeup artist jackpot last summer when he got a call from Beyoncé's team asking him to work on the Mrs. Carter tour. He then ended up creating the makeup looks for eight of the videos in her …

Back to Basics: 11 Shoes Every Woman Should Own

These Perfect Woman and Perfect Man Mashups Will Make You Cringe

Let’s start with the "perfect woman." The ladies opted for Cara Delevingne's face, Gwyneth Paltrow's stomach, Jennifer Anniston's breasts, and Elle Macpherson's legs. (We have to say, we love that the majority of women chose body parts from members of the 40-plus club... but what's up with the …

Food Lover's Cleanse 2015 Recipes (PDF)

Want all the Food Lover's Cleanse recipes in PDF form? We've got you covered.<p>Prefer to check it out online? Then head over right this way.<p>FLC Recipes 2015

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9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

Exactly What to Eat to Raise Your IQ 20 Points

Asprey says there are three things you need to do to eat for your IQ. Read them below—and, if you’re feeling super inspired, try the Bulletproof Diet out for yourself. New Year’s resolution, anyone?<p><b>1. Fill Up on Fat</b><br>No, this is not an invitation to stuff yourself silly with gooey peanut butter …

The 10 Best Beauty Ads of 2014

The most glamorous beauty campaigns of the year<p>A good ad makes you turn the page a little slower; a great ad makes you run out to the department store that day. Here, the beauty campaigns of 2014, featuring our favorite models and celebrities shot by legendary photographers, that made us believe we …

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10 Inspiring Home Offices

Whether you're an entrepreneur, working from home or just looking for a stylish place to online shop from—these chic desktops and home offices will inspire you to create your own perfect workspace.<p>Whether you're an entrepreneur, working from home or just looking for a stylish place to online shop …

4 Moves to Decrease Your Risk of Injury

In addition to strengthening your hips, stretching them is important for maintaining your health. "Just because you have strong hips, it doesn't mean that you have flexible hips," says Lovitt. When your hips are nice and loose, they can improve your posture and increase your range of motion—which …

5 Skin-Care Products That You Should Never Use Together

<b>Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid</b><br>All acids are not created equal, and they all don't have the same effects on your skin. Salicylic acid is an acne treatment, and glycolic acid is an exfoliator that removes dead skin without your having to scrub away at it. Both are great ingredients, but when used …

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7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as Possible

Keri Glassman, R.D., shares the 30-minute routine that helps her make more nutritious choices all week long.<p>Sure, you <i>want</i> to reach for a healthy snack—but if you forgot to pack cut-up veggies and the vending machine is <i>right there</i>, then odds are you're going to go with the bag of pretzels. If you …

Make Your Hands, Feet, Butt, and Legs Look FLAWLESS—With Tips from 'Body Part' Models Who KNOW

<b>Take it outside.</b> "As kids growing up in California, we never watched TV. When the sun was out, we were too. I loved playing outside and running, and I try to keep that up in my day-to-day life now. I run long-distance, I'm a horseback rider, and I enjoy gardening, too. I love to keep my body going."<p>…

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What 10 ELLE Editors Wash Their Faces With

Including a $6 drugstore staple.<p>At ELLE.com we know that washing your face is the most important part of any skincare routine, but we all use different products to get the job done. Here are the cleansers we swear by. Our picks include a wash with "marshmallow topping" texture, all-in-one oils, and …

Beyonce Is a Pretty Basic Tourist

Sometimes, when we wake up and post up not-so-flawless, we ponder the perfection that is Beyoncé. She, in all her leotard-wearing, secret album-dropping, thigh-gapless-loving glory will always be on another level. But then she goes and does something so normal, so, dare we say, <i>basic</i>, that it shocks …