If you’re like many women, you probably thought your skin problems would go away with your subscription to Teen Beat. Unfortunately, as we grow older we realize that issues like pimples, acne and breakouts continue to affect us well into our 20s, 30s, and beyond. You don’t have to settle for zitty skin or rely on antiquated, disappointing “acne cures”. Instead, try these secrets, borrowed from some of the industry’s top makeup artists, for covering and concealing skin blemishes in a pinch.

Flattening the Problem

In an ideal world you’d have time to sit in a dark room waiting for your skin to clear up. But life doesn’t stop just because your skin isn’t cooperating. When a pimple pops up with no time to spare, your first course of action is to reduce the swelling. For an immediate fix, applying ice to your breakout may reduce inflammation, redness and swelling.

If you have a moment for a DIY mask, crush a few non-coated aspirin and mix with a few drops of water to make a paste. Apply this mixture to your face and wait 10-15 minutes to wash off. Aspirin contains salicylic acid. May acne sufferers report that this DIY aspirin mask dramatically reduces acne inflammation and swelling.

Once you get your hands on these clever Duoderm patches, your nighttime acne routine may change forever. Originally designed as open wound dressings, these patches can also serve as tiny sponges to soak up your pimple overnight. Simply cut a dime size piece of the Douderm patch and apply to your pimple. The patches are most effective on protecting, absorbing and flattening broken skin acne allowing your skin to naturally heal faster. Apply the custom cut patches to your skin at night.

Heal and Conceal

Your next step is to camouflage the blemish. Unfortunately, many products designed to treat pimples and breakouts cause dryness and flaking. Our pick, instead? Organic Infused Aloe Concealer and Organic Infused Total Cover Concealer. Our Aloe Concealer is loaded with skin soothing organic botanicals like certified organic aloe vera, it not only conceals, but also nourishes skin while covering up discolorations, from acne to age spots. Our Vegan Concealer Brush, meanwhile, is perfect for precision blending for a naturally beautiful look with both the gel Organic Infused Aloe Concealer and the loose powder Organic Infused Total Cover Concealer.

When applying concealer to acne spots, start with a clean face and dab the natural concealer of your choice onto the acne spot. Gently blend in the edges of the spot for an even finish.

Focus on the Finish

Lastly, follow up with your favorite loose powder foundation, we recommend our Organic Infused Foundation, to set the concealer while delivering all over even, luminous skin.

Acne may be the country’s most common skin condition,impacting a whopping 40 to 50 million Americans every year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put your best face forward. The right technique combined with the right products can not only help you hide blemishes, but also minimize future breakouts. Step away from that tube of toothpaste and start looking forward to a flawless future.

This Concealer Is The Epitome Of No-Makeup Makeup

image-1I expect a lot from my foundation and concealer. They need to A) effectively cover blemishes, redness, and hyperpigmentation; B) blend effortlessly; and C) lookand feel like skin. The first two aren’t too hard to come by — there are dozens of creamy, high-coverage formulas on the market. The third point is where things get tricky.
Last year, I discovered Urban Decay’s Naked Skin. I loved the high-coverage, plumping effect it lent my complexion. I thought I had found “the one.” I was monogamous and committed. Then, I discovered Too Faced’s Born This Way concealer.

Now, don’t get me wrong — I still love my UD Naked Skin. But Born This Way is completely different. As its name suggests, it actually makes you look like you were born with an even complexion. (Urban Decay’s has a more airbrushed finish.) As you blend it into your skin, the product seemingly disappears, leaving a veil of coverage that masks imperfections but still looks (and feels!) like actual skin.

Don’t believe me? Let me give you an example: Last weekend, I took a six-hour bus ride to celebrate the Fourth of July with my boyfriend’s family. When I got off the bus, I expected my concealer to have melted off my face. But when I caught a glimpse of myself in a window, my coverage was entirely intact (save for a bit of wear around my nose, where I get the most redness). Not bad!

During the month I’ve been wearing this concealer, it’s become the first thing I reach for in my makeup bag. On most days, I’ll slick a few lines in the center of my forehead, down the bridge of my nose, around my nostrils, under my eyes, and on my chin before blending with a foundation brush. It offers medium coverage, but easily layers for more opacity without veering into cake-face territory.

Lastly, this stuff contains coconut water (like the brand’s Hangover Primer, which I also love), so the formula doesn’t stick to dry patches on the skin. It also makes the product smell like a tropical vacation (yes, please). Still looking for that elusive no-makeup makeup concealer? You might just have found it.



We’re Not Sure What To Think Of Julianne Hough’s Undereye-Bag Trick


Undereye bags, those not-so-cute accessories you never asked for, are notoriously difficult to deal with. We all have our tricks — creams, color correctors, ritual sacrifice — and in an exclusive interview withByrdie, Julianne Hough shared her own. You ready for it?

To keep herself looking “refreshed” on television, Hough uses La MerThe Lip Balm under her eyes.
“I feel like if it’s good enough for my lips, then it’s good for my eyes, too,” she said. The moisturizing balm is $60, which is pretty damn steep compared to Chapstick, but much more justifiable if you factor in the eye benefits.

Look, we’d be lying if we said we hadn’t used some of the products in our bathrooms and makeup bags in some novel ways, too. But before you start multitasking, it’s a good idea to ask your dermatologist before you put any product that’s not intended for the eye area near it.

In the meantime, check out our roundup of the best undereye creams for a more surefire fix

Alicia Vikander’s Best Beauty Looks


imageAlicia Vikander may be the new ambassador of French cool-girl beauty — never mind that she’s Swedish. During the past four years, the Academy Award winner has stood out in Hollywood by nailing the attainable-meets-aspirational look — and ignoring the rules of red-carpet beauty. Where other stars step and repeat with statement lips, smoky eyes, and other high-glam staples, Vikander turns it up with lightly coated lashes and rose-bitten lips. She bypasses high-plane highlighting and wows us with dewy, lit-from-within skin (secret weapon: RMS Living Luminizer). Her brows aren’t perfectly groomed — or even fastidiously plucked, for that matter. And her hair is real, y’all — no extensions, no falls, just a little second-day texture, often worn neatly tucked behind her ears.

Not since Lupita Nyong’o have we been so enamored with a Hollywood newcomer’s beauty look; Vikander’s is so different from what we expect from high-glam Hollywood, it feels revolutionary. But the best part of Alicia’s beauty is that it’s perfectly attainable — and a little messy. This is the antithesis of the #flawless painted face. Get inspired with her best beauty moments, ahead.

Protein Coffee Smoothie man recipes


Cold-brew coffee and breakfast in one glass. Coffee and smoothies. Two great morning obsessions. It’s the perfect combo. Coffee gets you going, while smoothies keep you going long after that caffeine kick fades. Packed with protein, you’ll also get your caffeine fix and protein needs in one.

We add coconut milk, protein powder, flaxseed, cinnamon and nutmeg for a thick, creamy and sweet smoothie recipe low in calories and rich in protein, that will keep you fuelled and energised.

Coffee Smoothie Ingredients
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup cold coffee
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbs ground flax seed
2 tsp honey/ agave
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
ice cubes for added thickness
Coffee Smoothie Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender.
Blend until smoooooth!
Pour into glass and enjoy.
Tip! Chill leftover coffee in the fridge or freeze leftover coffee into ice cubes. Then add to smoothies when needed.

How to make healthy free energy


Energy bites are super easy and quick to make. No awesome kitchen skills required! This recipe makes about 20 balls.

2 – 2 ½ cups core ingredients
½ cup nuts or nut butter
½ cup dried fruit (or chocolate chips)
1/3 cup sweetener
½ – 1 tsp flavor enhancer
1 – 2 tbs health booster
Of course this is just a starting point. You can be more adventurous and change things up a lot more. Just keep the consistency of the mixture in mind, as you want it to hold together when you roll it into tasty little energy balls! If you prefer your bites more sticky, be careful with how much extra “glue” you add, as these ingredients tend to be heavier on the calories.


Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
Allow mixture to cool in the refrigerator for 15 – 30 minutes.
Once chilled, roll into energy balls!

It’s that easy.

For a pre-workout energy bite go for more carbs and less protein. You’re looking for energy to power you through your workout and also want it to be easily digestible so it won’t upset your stomach when you’re exercising. To do this, add in more fruit. Also, carbs such as oats are great, as they’re low-glycemic, meaning that it’ll help avoid big fluctuations in blood-levels and provide you with a steady stream of energy.

For a post-workout energy bite a combination of carbs and protein helps speed up muscle recovery. Protein helps to rebuild and repair, whiles carbs help to replace energy stores.

6 Ways to Keep Cellulite From Ruining Your Summer



Orange peel skin, cottage cheese thighs … no matter what food item or snack you try to associate it with, cellulite still sucks. And the majority of us feel the pain — about 80 percent of women (of every age and every size) have some form of cellulite on their thighs, butts, legs and arms. What’s a girl to do? We talked to Dr. Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist in New York City, who revealed why we’re plagued with skin dimples in the first place and what we can do about it. Here, what works, what doesn’t and everything else you need to know about getting a smoother tush and thighs.

How to look and feel great at any age—naturally

Look in the mirror ten years from now, and the reflection will appear different than it does today. But a variety of factors can shape exactly how that face staring back at you looks in a decade … or two … or three.

Although there certainly is a science to how and why we age, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to tackling common signs of the aging process. Even so, lifestyle, supplement and natural beauty practices really can support healthy aging. According to a study from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, poor habits like too much sun exposure and smoking can significantly accelerate signs of aging. The flip side: Science also proves that positive choices, such as eating a diet rich in antioxidants, getting a boost from key supplements and applying products with research-backed botanicals, will help maintain youthful-looking skin, balanced weight and thick tresses.

By understanding what’s happening in your body and when, you can turn to these tips for a proactive approach to looking and feeling healthy. Another year? Bring it on!

You’re in your 20s …

What to know: Although many signs of aging have yet to show up, forming good habits now lays the groundwork for healthier-looking skin, hair and nails in your 30s, 40s and beyond. Even if you don’t notice it on the outside, between the ages of 25 and 30, production of collagen—the main protein that keeps skin looking taut and wrinkle-free—begins to decline at a rate of about 1.5 percent each year.

What to do:

Clean up your diet. Sugar, alcohol and fried foods contribute to inflammation and attack collagen, leading to breakouts and premature aging. Choose nutrient-dense foods that support collagen production: dark, leafy greens, red fruits and veggies, and vitamin C–rich citrus and berries. Remember, too, that water is an important building block of beautiful skin.
Moisturize and protect your skin. Sun damage is one of the main causes of premature aging, including wrinkles and discoloration. If you’re going to choose just one antiaging product in your 20s, make it sunscreen. Second on your beauty A-list? A natural day and night cream, because keeping skin hydrated wards off environmental invaders and free radicals. You can get more bang for your buck by selecting a dual-action, UV-protective moisturizer. And remember to go natural: Synthetic chemicals can cause irritation and inflammation that may accelerate aging.
Think beyond skin care. When it comes to antiaging, the best defense is a good offense. Start with a high-quality collagen supplement and a well-balanced multivitamin; then opt for supplements that support hydration, such as hyaluronic acid and omega-3s.
Try: Acure Brightening Facial Scrub. Gently cleanse away dirt and dead skin with walnut shell, while brightening skin and promoting new cell growth with chlorella and age-defying argan stem cells.

Unlocking Transcendence – 60 Days To Spiritual Fitness

We Nourish Our Bodies With Food And Work Out In A Gym To Keep Ourselves Physically Healthy. But How Do We Nourish And Work Out Our Soul So We’re Spiritually Healthy As Well?

Introducing Unlocking Transcendence… A 60-Day Quest By Master Healer Jeffrey Allen To Help You (And Your Fellow Seekers) Step Outside The Material World And Achieve Self-Transcendence

Powered By Mindvalley’s New Quest Learning Methodology, This New Program Uses Step-By-Step Daily Training Applied Over The 6 Areas Of Spiritual Fitness To Help You Transcend The Limits Of Your Physical Reality And Live Your Greatest Life Possible



Jeffrey Allen

This course is for you if…

  • You feel stuck in your spiritual journey where every step you take seems to take you two steps back.
  • You need help getting spiritually aligned while pursuing your life goals.
  • You want to include transcendent practices as a daily habit in your life.
  • You want to inject the perfect dose of spirituality in your busy life to make space for bigger things that impact the whole of humanity.
  • You’re looking for a powerful approach to level up your spirituality in all dimensions of your life.

As you may already know, we’re more than just physical beings.

There’s a spiritual dimension to us — a dimension that has governed everything that has happened to us in the past and will continue governing everything that will happen to us in future. However, neither our education system nor our political and business world recognizes it, much less, teach us how to live by this principle. Hence although we are physically fit…most of us are not, spiritually, as fit as we want ourselves to be.

What if there is a spiritual “fitness program” that is…

  • As precise as the modern science of physical fitness
  • Designed to improve all of your six muscles of spirituality (more on this below)
  • And, over 60 days, ascends you to transcend the limits of your physical reality?



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