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8 Argan Oil Products That Will Give You Your Best Skin Ever

Derms love this stuff.<p>Skin-care trends come and go faster than guys with commitment issues. Remember when everyone was obsessed with bubbling face masks? And using dental floss to extract blackheads? (Don't do that.) But there are some "trends" that can actually stand the test of time.<p>Case in …

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

You'll never have dry skin again.<p>Sometimes it feels like no matter how much moisturizer you use, your skin is still dry as hell. And while some of that is due to the weather, or your skin type, sometimes that perpetually dry skin is a sign that what you're using just isn't working.<p>So what's a girl …

What Is Glycerin?

Good news if your skin is dry AF.<p>Even the best moisturizer can only do so much—especially if it's followed by a foundation that sends your skin back to scale city.<p>Your savior when flakes just won't quit: glycerin. Look for the ingredient in foundations and primers to say 🙅 to face flakes.<p>What is …

The Skin-Care Ingredient That Will Make You Look Younger Than J.Lo

Yasssssssss.<p>You might look at ageless celebs like Celine Dion and J.Lo and think, <i>Damn. How do they look so freaking good?</i><p>Sure, some of it is genetics, and some of it likely has to do with their ability to have round-the-clock hair, makeup, and skin-care treatments.<p>But nabbing an ageless glow isn't …

What Is Tocopherol?

Younger skin is waiting.<p>You're scanning the ingredient list of your go-to moisturizer...when you spot a crazy-sounding name. WTF is tocopherol?<p>Turns out, this odd-sounding ingredient is in a LOT of beauty products—from eye creams to anti-aging serums. And yes, you def want to keep slathering it on …

What Are Polyphenols?

It’s the same magic ingredient that makes wine and chocolate so great.<p>Quiz time: What do a glass of red wine and an anti-aging serum have in common?<p>Answer: They're both packed with antioxidants that can help your bod look and feel younger (and healthier).<p>Of course, you can't just wash your face in …

30 Skin-Care Products That Deliver Instant Results

Patience is overrated.<p>Skin care generally requires patience in order to see results. (Annoying, right?) But if you've got angry, red skin or baggy eye circles, waiting really sucks.<p>If you need a near-instant fix, look for certain key ingredients in your products: Hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and …

This 15-Minute Workout Is So Simple Yet CRAZY Effective

Train like a beast.<p>There's a reason Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" is on basically every workout playlist. We all want a routine that takes minimal time, but delivers maximum results.<p>Enter: The 15-Minute Beast Workout, created by Kristie Alicea, NCSF- and ACE-certified head trainer …

What Is Glycolic Acid?

Some heroes are born without capes.<p>Your 30s are a strange time. Your friends are settling down and getting married and having kids, grey hairs start popping up in the mirror, and you experience a strange skin care phenomenon: acne AND wrinkles. Cute.<p>And while the stuff that you used when you were …

What’s The Best Weighted Squat For Your Butt?

Built that 🍑ASAP.<p>If you're on the quest for those #bootygains, squats are likely already on your radar. Adding weights like dumbbells or kettlebells to the classic move can make your peach really feel the burn.<p>But when it comes to the optimal squat variation to tone your backside, are you better …

The Best Way To Sculpt Your Abs And Legs All At Once

Offset dumbbell lunge or squat jump?<p>Why work solely toward a sculpted six-pack, when you can sculpt your legs at the same time? Most functional, lower body moves—squats, lunges, thrusts—require some help from your core for stabilization. But if you really want to work your abs and legs all in one …

The Best Shoulder Workout To Reshape Your Arms

You totally have 30 minutes for this.<p>Whether you're looking forward to rocking a spring triathlon or the new halter in your closet, you're going to want your arms to be on point. And when it comes to a strong, sculpted upper body, focusing your training on your shoulders will give you the best bang …

A 7-Move Workout For A Stronger Butt​ | Women's Health

To start making progress on your own #bootygoals, Betina has put together a bunch of moves designed to sculpt your butt like crazy. You can try adding two or three to your regular workouts—or combine them into a butt-sculpting workout.<p>None of these moves involve any weights, plus they're “simple …

What Best Tones Your Butt?​ | Women's Health

According to Kenny Santucci, certified personal trainer (CPT), CrossFit Level 2-certified, and program director at Solace gym in New York, it’s definitely the glute bridge on a bench.<p>“Glute bridges on a bench can be, and most often are, loaded, and any time we add weight to a movement, results go …

This High-Intensity Rowing Workout Is A Full-Body Scorcher | Women's Health

One more note before you start: SPM is rower-speak for strokes-per-minute, and you'll find that number on your machine's monitor.<p><i>(Looking for more great workouts? Torch fat, get fit, and look and feel great with Women's Health's All in 18 DVD!)</i><p><b>How To Pull Off The Moves</b><p><b>Bulgarian Split Squat<br>How to:</b> …

Lying Leg Raise Instructional GIF | Women's Health

This Move Will Sculpt The Lower Abs Of Your Dreams<p>You'll be feeling this tomorrow.<p>Alyssa Zolna<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Lying leg raise</b>: There are many reasons crunches …

You Can Do This Flat-Abs Workout From Hilaria Baldwin In 15 Minutes | Women's Health Hilaria Baldwin Flat Abs Yoga Flow

Hilaria Baldwin is about to get deep. Like, real deep—deep into your core muscles.<p>"After you have a baby, the focus shouldn't be on losing weight," says the founder of NYC's YogaVida studio and author of <i>The Living Clearly Method</i>* (and yes, Alec Baldwin's wife). "It should be about restoring …

Skip The Treadmill And Try These 20 Fat-Blasting Cardio Moves Instead

You can literally do these moves anywhere.<p>Sometimes squeezing in your cardio workouts can feel like a drag—especially when you're stuck on a rotation that takes you from the treadmill to the bike to the elliptical and back again.<p>That's why we asked <i>Women's Health's</i> Next Fitness Star Selena Watkins …

This Super Simple Plank Variation Will Get You Rock-Solid Arms And Abs

Walk it out.<p>Alyssa Zolna<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Lateral plank walk</b>: Take a walk on the wild side...well, as wild as a plank can get. This move intensely engages your core …

This One Move Will Work Your Chest, Arms, and Abs

Your cleavage will thank you.<p>Alyssa Zolna<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Floor chest press feet elevated</b>: Who knew lying down could be such a workout? Here, your chest and arms …

This Is the Move You Should Try When You’re Sick of Squats

Your butt will beg for mercy.<p>Alyssa Zolna<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Lateral lunge:</b> Squats are the bomb for working your butt (and quads AND hammies), however, doing them over …

The 13 Best Weight Loss Tips Women Shared With Us in 2016

Trust, these tips actually work.<p>Photograph courtesy of Rachael Plummer<p>Trainers give good weight loss advice. So do magazines, diet blogs, nutritionists, and occasionally, celebrities. (Emphasis on the occasionally.) But if there’s one thing we’ve realized this year, it’s that the best tips, …

Exactly How to Get a Great Dumbbell Workout in Less Time | Women's Health

One of the approaches I like the most is opposing-muscle supersets, or what you might hear some experts call antagonistic supersets. This pairs two exercises that work opposite muscle groups, which you then complete back to back with little rest. The idea is that while one muscle group works, the …

8 Moves Kayla Itsines Would Put in a BBG Butt Workout

BBG = Big Booty Gains.<p>If you’ve ever tried Kayla Itsines’s wildly popular Bikini Body Guide (BBG) Workouts, you’re probably O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D with both Kayla and the way the program has transformed your body before your eyes. (Hi, abs!)<p>But chances are, you’ve also noticed that the BBG guides and app …

Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs with These 4 Calorie-Blasting Moves

Your lower half will love you...and hate you.<p>The first half of this single-dumbbell complex is designed to build strength in your glutes, hamstrings, quads, and core. You'll want to focus on keeping every rep really controlled. Think about squeezing your glutes as you come back to standing on the …

This Is the Total-Body Move That's Missing from Your Life

Kick off your weekend by crushing this squat.<p>Jenn Pena; Alyssa Zolna<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Squat with front raise:</b> When it comes to exercising, we all just want to work …

Crunches vs. Planks: What's the Best Way to Sculpt Six-Pack Abs? | Women's Health

“A plank, when done correctly, focuses on the core while utilizing almost every muscle in the body,” Rumsey says. “This includes the rectus abdominis, the obliques, the transverse abdominis (the deepest level of your abs), the muscles that run along your spine, your glutes, thighs, hips, parts of …

This Is How to Sculpt Your Abs and Legs in Just Two Minutes | Women's Health

If you’ve got a lot of open space, you can set this up like a shuttle drill: Leave the pretty-heavy weights at your “start” point, then place the not-so-heavy weights about 20 to 30 feet away (ideally, you want to be able to complete a 30-second loaded carry in one direction). Go back to the start …

7 Yoga Poses That Burn Major Calories | Women's Health

<i>This article was written by Amy Schlinger and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Many write off yoga as an "easy" workout. After all, chanting and stretching might put you into a meditative mindset, but it's not exactly going to melt fat away—or is it? The truth may surprise you.<p>"Yoga is equal …

Sculpt a Stronger Booty with These 3 Glute Bridge Variations | Women's Health

As I started playing around with using these after my workouts, I noticed that I felt the best and most complete booty burn after using a combination of a few glute bridge variations: Toes slightly lifted, heels turned out slightly, and then finishing with froggers. I’d recommend starting at the …