The 12 Best Herbal Teas For Youthful, Glowing Skin

You probably already know that drinking tea has loads of health benefits. But it turns out, drinking tea also has loads of skin benefits! “Studies have shown that antioxidants, polyphenols, and anti-inflammatory agents improve and maintain the health of the skin,” says Dr. John Diaz, board certified plastic surgeon. And “tea is a rich source of all of these.” 

And beauty experts can all agree that there are some major benefits from not only drinking tea, but using tea topically. “Tea is a superstar in the natural skincare world,” says Theresa Krier, founder of Big T NYC — a brand that makes curated and bespoke teas and tisanes. “[They’re] packed with a host of vitamins, amino acids, and catechins that work holistically to slow aging, stimulate collagen production, reduce body fat, and maintain healthy skin cells. Tea also combats dehydration, a major culprit of dull skin.”

It’s basically a flavorful way of getting enough fluid into your body each day along with skin-loving nutrients! Whether you drink one or two cups a day or apply brewed tea or extracts directly to your skin, there’s no doubt you’ll see some amazing results! Keep reading to find out which teas to add to your life for clear, youthful, glowing skin

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How To Update Your Skincare Routine For Fall

Your skincare routine is a lot like your wardrobe: A couple of times a year, you need to switch out the pieces that don’t fit for that particular season. So as you start incorporating your beloved leather moto jacket and corduroy jeans, don’t forget to switch things up with your skincare routine as well!

A change of season typically means a change in the way skin behaves, often resulting in dryness, breakouts, and a general lackluster appearance,” says celebrity aesthetician Renee Rouleau. And while she says you don’t have to do a complete overhaul of your skincare routine, “some minor tweaks [are necessary] to ensure that skins stays healthy during this seasonal change.”

So to make sure your transition is flawless, here a few tips for transitioning your beauty regimen from the late Summer heat to crisp Autumn chill.

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8 Beauty Products I Keep At My Desk

Any working girl knows the importance of looking and feeling her best in the office. But keeping up appearances at work isn’t always easy . . . You might feel polished and fresh-faced at 9 a.m., but by noon, a quick look in the mirror indicates that your mascara has traveled halfway down your face and your foundation is looking a bit faded. And while your desk drawers are fully supplied with pens and post-it notes, those don’t really help when you’re having a makeup meltdown! Whether you keep a stash of beauty products in a drawer or your purse, it’s essentials to have some beauty basics within arm’s reach for mid-day touch-ups or unexpected after-work plans.

So in an effort to help you look your best around the clock, I’m sharing the eight beauty products I always keep at my desk. They help me feeling gorgeous, confident and ready for any challenges the day might bring.

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13 Superfoods For Healthy-Looking, Glowing Skin

I love sharing beauty tips on cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting my skin. But focusing on what I put in my body is just as important as what I put on it! And though I may not be able to control genetics or the natural process of aging (that would be awesome if I could!), I can control what lifestyle choices I make, including what I eat. 

Most of us have our go-to face wash and toner for radiant-looking skin. But if you really want glowing skin, it’s what you put into your body that really makes all the difference. Food is the building block that our bodies need to grow, develop and repair. And if we aren’t eating well, we are ultimately starving our cells — or at the very least, not giving them the proper nutrients they need to function at their best.

In a post on Camille StylesCamille’s personal dermatologist Elizabeth Geddes-Bruce, MD, MS says, “Dermatologists have long known that nutritional deficiencies often first manifest by changes in skin quality, and yet, we frequently fail to discuss with our patients the many benefits that diet can have on our skin.” Dr. Geddes-Bruce goes on to say that “what you eat can influence how your skin appears.”

13 Superfoods For Healthy-Looking, Glowing Skin - Original Caroline

Want flawless, glowing skin? Read on to see my favorite superfoods for healthy-looking, glowing skin!

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16 New Indie Beauty Launches To Add To Your Wishlist

There’s something super gratifying about discovering an indie hit before it gets big. And the same can be said for beauty brands. You may not even realize it, but we’re living in the Golden Age of indie beauty. Stores like Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, REVOLVE, Target and Free People have even started to diversify their beauty offerings on up-and-coming brands that consumers won’t be able to find elsewhere.

As the industry-wide desire for more natural-yet-effective products grows, new indie beauty brands have been popping up all over. Even better, there’s an incredible amount of these indie beauty brands that are cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan. It’s a new frontier in beauty, and I’m pretty into it! Would you agree?

These sixteen culty new (and new-ish) products may not have total name recognition just yet, but you should definitely get yourself acquainted with them before everyone else does! Admit it: You kind of delight in discovering cool shit before it’s all over the place. (Don’t worry, so do I!) Get ready to make some room in your makeup bag!

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The 10 Best Face Mists For Every Occasion

You may think it’s an unnecessary or superfluous step in your skincare routine, but facial mists are definitely having a moment right now — and for good reason! If you have yet to jump on the facial mist train, you’re definitely missing out.

According to NYC-based Holistic Esthetician Stephanie Lauren Brown, “ideally, [using a face mist right after cleansing] will do three things: Stop any residual cleanser left on your face from overdrying your skin, balance the pH levels of your skin . . . so that it’s neutral and can effectively absorb all the expensive products you’re using, and finally, when mixed with oil or serum, the water/mist molecules get trapped in the skin, which creates an effectively hydrated skin situation.”

So after cleansing, make sure to mist. And while you’re at it, mist again after applying you’re makeup. And again at lunch time. And again, once you hit the mid-afternoon slump. Basically, mist anytime ya dang well please to instantly refresh your senses.

Scroll through for the best formulas that help seal in moisture, tone down redness, set your makeup and feel absolutely amazing on a hot day.

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9+ Products to Freshen Up Your Summer Skincare Routine

Summer is just a few days away which means days spent lounging by the pool, outdoor adventures and vacays to the beach! You’ve spent all Spring transitioning from flannels, sweaters and cold weather to tank tops, shorts, and warmer days filled with heat and humidity. But your wardrobe isn’t the only thing you should be switching up . . . Your Summer skincare routine needs to freshening up as well! No, it is not necessary to change every single item. A few adjustments and you’ll be showing off glowing, flawless skin all season long.

Sure, Summer is practically made for kicking back and relaxing. But it’s definitely not a time to slack off on your skincare routine. And as much as I love a sun-kissed glow, I also care about the health of my skin and the products that I use. Clean and clear skin is the first step toward having an overall healthy looking glow that so many of us crave. And while makeup can definitely help, without a good canvas to start on, makeup can only do so much.

Taking care of your skin can be quite the challenge: What do all those products do? How often should you use them? How do you pick what is best for you? Here’s my breakdown of some key products you totally need this Summer + how to use them correctly so you can keep your skin fresh, protected and glowing all Summer long! From weightless sunscreens to hydrating mists, scroll through for all the ways to freshen up your Summer skincare routine.

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6 Ways To Go Green With Your Daily Routine

With the longer days and fresh flowers entering our world, you may be thinking about ways you can give a little back to the earth that gives us so much. You could add some Spring vibes to your wardrobe in honor of all the beautiful blooms or bring some Mother Nature inside your home. But if you really want to make changes and go green, you’re going to have to take it a step further. Follow these six tips for some eco-friendly products to use in your daily routine, and you’ll be on the road to a greener lifestyle in no time!

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