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@Byrdie Beauty - How Do You Do It? Simply rubbing a brush all over your body and calling it a day isn't going to get you the skin benefits of dry brushing (plus, that can hurt!). To dry brush properly, first make sure your skin it completely dry. Starting at your ankle, move your brush over your skin in long, circular motions that go upwards toward your heart, Dickman says. Keep in mind that you're not at a Korean spa—a slight, firm pressure is all you need. You can dry brush at any time ...

@Byrdie Beauty - What, Exactly, Is Dry Brushing? Basically, it's pretty much what it sounds like. You take a body brush (look for one with firm, natural bristles) and use it to gently massage your body in an upward motion. Dickman says it improves the appearance of your skin and also makes your moisturizer more effective because it sloughs off dead skin.

@Byrdie Beauty - Trick #5: Exfoliate First, Not After Always, always exfoliate before you shave—doing so will ensure a smoother shave, and allow your razor to glide along more easily. Since shaving itself will exfoliate your skin, you can skip exfoliating for a few days afterwards and allow your skin to heal. Over-exfoliating sensitive skin—especially in the bikini area—can lead to irritation and even infection, so don’t get too scrub-happy. We love Lather’s Forbidden Rice Scrub ($21) ...

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@Byrdie Beauty - The Prevention The best way to prevent ingrown hairs is to exfoliate (gently) before shaving or waxing. You can either do so with a physical scrub (we like the Aqua Svelte Slimming Scrub ($65) by Orlane) or with product that contains glycolic acid, like Peter Thomas Roth’s Blemish Buffing Beads ($36). Salicylic acid is another ingredient to look for—it’ll clear out bacteria and prevent infection. If you’re looking for at-home alternatives, we’ve got you covered. Keep ...

3 Easy DIY Remedies For Your Pesky Ingrown Hairs

@Byrdie Beauty - Smile The most obvious way to give your smile a dose of detox is with a trip to the dentist. But in between cleanings, you can polish your pearly whites at home with Crest’s 3D White Brilliance Boost Polishing Treatment ($6)—consider it exfoliation for your teeth. Take your pre-brush ritual one step further, and detoxify your whole mouth (and more) with oil pulling. A 20-minute swish kills bacteria and pulls toxins out of your mouth. It’s your ticket to cleaner teeth, ...

@Byrdie Beauty - Skin Start with exfoliation. Ditch the old once or twice a week routine. For a skin detox, exfoliate daily—but with a gentle exfoliator. That means skip anything that feels gritty or looks like it has rough granules. Try a cleansing powder and use it with your konjac sponge or the gentle head on your Clarisonic. Then, pull out the toxins with a clay mask. Clay naturally absorbs impurities and detoxes the skin. Use First Aid Beauty’s Skin Purifying Mask With Red Clay ($30) ...


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The Best Drugstore Sunscreens - Politics of Pretty

The Best Drugstore Sunscreens - Politics of Pretty

Drink Up Face Mask, Origins $24 Algae Brightening Mask, Algenist $59

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Skin-Clearing Face & Body Wash, Clark's Botanicals $46 Algae & Mineral Shower Gel, Blue Lagoon $35

Secret Ingredient: Why Algae Is The Answer To Gorgeous Skin

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Linda Rodin Shares Her Beauty Rules

@Byrdie Beauty - Ear Cleaning “How often should you clean your ears and how do I avoid having a Girls moment?” So the truth is that yes, you can actually puncture, damage, or just plain old hurt your ear drum with use of a Q-tip. Additionally, Q-tips do more to push wax further deep into the ear canal than to remove it. Most doctors advise against using q-tips to probe into the ear. Instead, to clean your ears, use a saline solution that will gentle dissolve and break up the wax—not pack ...

@Byrdie Beauty - Butne “How do you get rid of pimples on your butt? They seem permanent. I’m concerned.” Pimples on your derriere are common because it’s easy to trap perspiration via tight underwear and constricting clothing. “Excessive heat and sweating can cause breakouts on the buttocks,” Dr. Tanzi says. “Treat them using a 2% salicylic acid cleanser. Swap out your body wash for an anti-acne body scrub with 2% salicylic acid to use on the chest, back, and butt to reduce acne and clear ...

@Byrdie Beauty - Ingrown Toenails “What do I do about ingrown toenails? I almost always have one.” The most common cause of ingrown toenails is clipping them the wrong way. Clipping nails too short or too much on the corners causes the nail to begin to curve and grow into the skin of the nail border, pushing against the skin and causing pressure, swelling, and tenderness. Your best weapon against getting ingrown toenails is to cut toenails straight across the top in a flat line, and not ...

@Byrdie Beauty - The Problem: Random breakouts The Fix: Strawberry This sweet fruit packs a powerful punch in the fight against acne. The Vitamin c in strawberries help keep acne and blackheads at bay, and the naturally occurring salicylic acid fades acne scars and blemishes. Want an extra boost? Mash a bunch of strawberries and add a squeeze of lemon for a DIY face mask. The lemon will brighten and absorb excess oil!

7 Superfoods To Fix Your Summer Beauty Emergencies

@Byrdie Beauty - The Problem: Dark spots The Fix: Greek yogurt Give your skin a break with a gentle yet effective mask made of plain Greek yogurt. This mask fights multiple summer beauty woes: it moisturizes and helps with acne. Plus, the lactic acid can gently exfoliate, as well as reduce discoloration and pigmentation. Customize your mask for your skin’s needs; add honey for extra moisture or pumpkin puree for extra exfoliation

7 Superfoods To Fix Your Summer Beauty Emergencies

@Byrdie Beauty - The Problem: Dry, sun-damaged hair The Fix: Avocado Using avocado as a face and hair mask is an old trick—the fruit’s full of good fats and vitamins B and E, which replenish moisture. If you’re not much of a DIY-er, try using avocado oil instead of trying to make a messy mask in your kitchen. Heat four tablespoons of the oil in a saucepan on low heat until it is warm. Then use as a hot oil treatment before showering.

7 Superfoods To Fix Your Summer Beauty Emergencies

@Byrdie Beauty - The Problem: You burn like nobody’s business The Fix: Tomatoes  Tomatoes contain a potent antioxidant called lycopene, which acts as a natural sun protectant and can decrease your chances of turning as red as, well, a tomato. So yes, go ahead and ask for extra baby tomatoes on that side of your salad (or pasta). (But still use sunscreen, obviously.)

7 Superfoods To Fix Your Summer Beauty Emergencies

@Byrdie Beauty - The Problem: A red, sensitive complexion The Fix: Green tea Green tea is an amazing antioxidant that reduces sun damage. A DIY green tea facial mist an easy way to soothe an angry complexion. First, make a pot of green tea and let the bags brew for an extended period of time. Then, let the tea cool and pour it into a spray bottle. Keep it in the fridge and give your face a spritz whenever your skin feels irritated!

7 Superfoods To Fix Your Summer Beauty Emergencies