We've all shared that dreadful moment when we've accidentally opened our front-facing camera to find a double chin and flared nostrils staring back at us. While that may not be our most attractive angle, this body positive influencer is urging us to embrace it nonetheless.
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The Best Gym Bag Wipe
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One of the many beauty perks of coconut oil is its ability to melt away makeup while leaving skin super-hydrated. Now you can reap those same benefits with no mess thanks to these convenient, individually wrapped wipes that are infused with 100 percent pure coconut oil. (And since coconut oil is known for its antibacterial properties, they're perfect for post-workout.) (rms beauty The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes; $16 for 20 wipes; rmsbeauty.com)
The Best No-Rinse Cleanser
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The beauty of micellar cleansing waters? No need to rinse. Simply apply to a cotton pad as you would a toner, press into skin, and let the magnet-like micelle molecules do the work for you to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. (Yes, even that bright red statement lip.) The new mattifying version is perfect for oily skin types. (Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water, $9 for 13 oz; garnierusa.com)
The Best Bang for Your Buck
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This drugstore classic has been around since 1907—so you know they're doing something right. Ideal for sensitive skin, the gentle cold cream removes dirt, makeup, and even waterproof mascara and leaves skin super-soft thanks to the moisturizing formula. Best of all, one $5 jar will last you what feels like forever. (Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser, $5 for 6 oz; target.com)
The Best Nighttime Oil
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Never thought you'd be into face oils? This product will make you a convert. Apply a few pumps of the oil to dry skin and watch all your makeup instantly dissolve—yes, even waterproof eye makeup. This formula is specifically designed to prep skin for nighttime replenishment, and the scent of evening primrose oil and lavender essential oil will have you getting into bed feeling über-relaxed. (Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, $32; kiehls.com)
The Best Multipurpose Balm
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Yes, this balm deep-cleanses and removes makeup, but it goes one step further. The sulfate-free formula contains an anti-aging serum that helps ward off free radicals and pollutants for healthier, younger-looking skin—no extra product needed. (It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Balm, $38; itcosmetics.com)
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The Best One-Step Cleanser
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This cleanser melts away makeup, deep-cleans, and hydrates skin in one simple step on those days when double-cleansing just isn't in the cards. Not only is it gentle enough to remove eye makeup, it also has an amazing, not-too-cloying scent we don't ever want to be without. (And thanks to the travel-sized mini version, we don't have to!) (Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser; $24 for 8 oz; philosophy.com)
The Best for On-the-Go Touch-Ups
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These adorably convenient makeup remover cotton buds are perfect for fixing annoying eyeliner or lipstick smudges on the go. To top it off, the gentle formula contains soothing green tea and is both vegan and cruelty-free. (Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Magic Wand for Lip & Eye Makeup Remover, $8; sephora.com)
The Best All-Around Cleansing Oil
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Don't be fooled by the gentle, 100 percent natural formula featuring nourishing ingredients like grapeseed and almond oil. Thanks to the sunflower and castor oil, it's effective at dissolving even your waterproof makeup, yet won't strip skin in the process. (Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil, $28; caudalie.com)
Related: 6 Easy Ways to Remove Makeup
The Best Gel Makeup Remover
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If you hate oily makeup removers, you'll love this gel remover from cool-girl brand, Milk Makeup. The gel formula uses micellar technology and calming extracts like chamomile, green tea, cucumber, and aloe vera to remove *all* your stubborn makeup and soothe skin in the process. (Milk Makeup Micellar Gel Makeup Remover, $24; sephora.com)
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When you go a few weeks or months without hitting up a particular class or type of workout, there are bound to be a few surprises your first time back. In yoga, for example, you might forget about the deep shoulder burn that accompanies the first few minutes of downward dog. Rock climbers may have to re-remember the forearm soreness that can crop up after a day on the wall.
For flatter abs and a faster metabolism, show your shoulder and back muscles some training love. "Most people have crappy posture, thanks to desk jobs," says Matthew R. Staver, the owner of Blueprint Health Studios in Destin, Florida. (ICYMI, your smartphone is wrecking your posture too.) But if you strengthen your back and shoulders, some of those muscles pull back and down to help you unhunch, which lifts your chest and aligns your spine, making you appear stronger, longer, leaner through your core, and more confident, Staver says. Plus, your latissimi dorsi, which span most of your back, are the widest muscles in the body. Working these biggies will earn you a greater burn during your routine and help your body melt more calories 24/7.
Staver created this mix of kettlebell moves to sculpt every muscle in your back and shoulders from every angle. "Focus on maintaining control through the entire range of motion of each exercise," he says. And pick a weight that makes the last two reps of each set difficult to crank out. "Even if you go heavy, you're not going to build Arnold muscles," Staver says. "You'll create a sculpted, trim look." (Then use that kettlebell to sculpt your butt with Emily Skye's favorite kettlebell butt exercises.)
How it works: Start with the warm-up, then do each exercise as indicated. Repeat the entire circuit once or twice. Do this routine twice a week on alternate days.
Total Time: up to 30 minutes
1. Kettlebell High Pull
Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a kettlebell by the handle with both hands with an overhand grip, arms long.
Pull kettlebell up to chest, bending arms wide to sides and keeping wrists in line with forearms, pausing for 2 seconds at top. Take 3 seconds to slowly lower to starting position.
2. Kettlebell Pendulum Raise
Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a kettlebell by handle with both hands with palms facing each other, arms long. Hinge flat torso forward from hips to start.
Shift kettlebell into right hand and, with straight arm, pull weight laterally toward right and up to shoulder height with palm facing down. Take 2 seconds to slowly lower to starting position. Switch sides; repeat. Continue alternating.
15 per side
3. Side Plank Fly
Start on floor in side plank on right forearm about an arm's-length away from a kettlebell, with left arm extended perpendicular from body and holding kettlebell handle with an overhand grip.
Keeping left arm straight, raise weight to over left shoulder (your chest will open and kettlebell will flip so bottom of bell is facing ceiling). Take 3 seconds to slowly lower to starting position.
15 per side
4. Good Morning Shoulder Press
Sit on floor with legs extended, holding a kettlebell by horns with both hands at chest, arms bent by sides. Lean torso back 45 degrees to start.
Sit up, pressing weight overhead (biceps will hug ears). Take 3 seconds to slowly lower to starting position.
5. Kettlebell Bus Driver
Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a kettlebell by bell with both hands, arms extended in front of you at shoulder height. Keeping arms straight, rotate weight toward right until hands are stacked. Switch sides (without pausing at center); repeat. That's 1 rep. Continue alternating.
6. Elevated Bent-Over Row
Start in plank position with right hand on a sturdy chair, box, or bench and left hand holding a kettlebell by handle with arm long and palm facing right.
Pull weight up to ribs, bending elbow behind you. Take 2 seconds to slowly lower to starting position.
20 per side
7. Shoulder Salutation
Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a kettlebell by bell with both hands at chest, arms bent by sides. Hinge flat torso forward from hips and extend arms forward from shoulders.
Keeping torso still and arms straight, raise weight overhead until biceps hug ears. Slowly lower to starting position.
First things first: Take comfort in the fact that ingrown hairs are totally normal. Most women will experience ingrown hairs (also known as razor bumps) at some point in their lives, says Nada Elbuluk, M.D., assistant professor in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center.
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