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I hate to exercise.
I do, however, like to eat, drink, sleep and look relatively good for my age. (I am a beauty writer so the latter is actually essential to my livelihood.)
With this as the backdrop, I knew it was time to shake up my exercise routine which had gotten dusty and stale. Despite the money I spent each week on studio fitness classes, my participation was akin to someone just starting out in physical therapy after years of non-activity.
Over lunch, a fit friend mentioned Orange Theory Fitness in passing. She didn’t go in for a hard sell. She just positively compared it to some other classes I had taken.
My favorite emoji (🤔) popped into my head and I made a
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Between sweat, humidity and environmental assaults encountered in the great outdoors, exercise can be tough on our skin. And while we don’t advocate wearing a full face of makeup while working out, there’s no reason to look like a hot mess either. As the wellness movement grows, we’ve seen the dawn an entirely new category of products designed specifically for use before, during and after active endeavors, and here are our picks…
CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Whether you’re hitting Pilates, Crossfit or just running errands around town, this lightweight foundation helps even out skin tone and disguise imperfections with medium coverage that stands up to sweat
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Combine sweat, hormones and pore0-clogging beauty products, and you’ve got a recipe for breakouts and blemishes on the face and beyond. According to Dr. Sejal Shah, founder of New York City’s SmarterSkin Dermatology, “The factors that cause acne are the same regardless of location. Oil and dead skin cells block the pore and lead to P. acnes bacterial overgrowth, which causes inflammation.”
In addition to main contributors like diet and pore-clogging hair and skincare products, pressure and friction caused by tight-fitting workout gear can make matters worse by trapping dirt and sweat. Blemishes on the back are particularly bothersome come summer thanks to bathing suits, tank tops a
Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated, and issues ranging from visible signs of aging to acne can all be improved with the proper product regimen. But with that said, it’s easy to veer off-course—and even make some major mistakes without even knowing it. We tapped into two skin experts, New York City dermatologist Dr. Jessica Krant and Joanna Vargas, founder of Joanna Vargas Salons and Skincare Collection and facialist to the stars, for the biggest skincare no-no’s they see all too often.
More is not more when it comes to exfoliation, and too much of this good thing can have a detrimental effect on the skin. “Somehow women have gotten the impression that the
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