Stories by Lindsay Tigar

9 Foods You Should Totally Put On Your Face

While you're probably pretty conscious about the foods that you're putting into your body -- from checking for refined sugars to added GMOs -- what about the products you're putting on your body? Annie Jackson, the COO of Credo Beauty, the mecca of clean beauty products, says it's important to understand the ripe benefits of fruits, nuts, oils and vegetables as powerhouse beauty treatments. But just like you might prefer one black eyeliner over another, certain freshly-picked garden all-stars offer a variety of qualities and benefits. "Certain foods have tremendous benefits for your skin, and the most wonderful part about them is that they have proven health benefits documented back hundreds of years," Jackson explains.   read more

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Here's What Nutrition Gurus Snack On When in a Hurry

It's not that you just-can't eat healthy; it's that you just-don't always have time. While staying busy might make you productive and feel more accomplished, tight schedules don't allow for much wiggle room to prepare nutritious snacks. You might grab for whatever is nearest when you're starved between meal times, but what you digest can make or break the rest of your day.   read more

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19 Best Acne Masks to Banish Breakouts

Turns out that while breaking up is hard to do, breaking out is not. Whether you're battling chronic acne, blackheads or the occasional pimple, sometimes your usual spot treatments and cleansers don't cut it. That's when you need to reach for the big guns -- acne masks with heavy-duty zit-zapping ingredients to wipe out pimples and, just as importantly, prevent new ones. Whether you have three minutes or 20, these acne face masks will clean out your pores and help you achieve clearer skin.   read more

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12 Sweat-Proof BB and CC Creams for Flawless Skin All Summer

As much as our Instagram feeds might try to convince us otherwise, we don't all wake up each morning with an even, radiant and acne-free complexion. While there's almost always a makeup solution to conceal what plagues you, heavy foundation can be cumbersome in the summer months. To the rescue: lightweight BB and CC creams that provide just the right amount of coverage, along with sun protection, and stay put even in the most sweltering conditions.   read more

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12 Women Reveal How They Overcame Their Mental Illness

Though 'mental illness' is a widely used term that encompasses a large variety of disorders, from depression and bipolar disorder to panic attacks and post-traumatic stress syndrome, millions of Americans struggle with their mental health each and every year. In fact, the National Alliance of Mental Illness estimates that one in five adults (that's 4.8 million people or 18.5 percent of the population) battles a mental illness each year.   read more

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9 Food Swaps That Will Help You Fill Up and Slim Down

You've got approximately 23 minutes to pick up your lunch, eat it, turn around notes from the last meeting you were in and make it to your next one. When caught in a traffic jam with the clock, you might reach for whatever food is most convenient, instead of what's most nutritionally sound for your body -- and mood. And though we hate to be the ones to break it to you, several foods that are often referred to as 'healthy' are actually quite the contrary, and can leave you feeling even more ravenous (and crankier) than you were before. Before you know it, you're in a constant state of snacking, which is not going to get you any closer to your summer #bodygoals.   read more

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10 Breakfasts to Boost Your Metabolism Before 8 a.m.

Yeah, we've all been there: It's bright and early at 7:41 a.m., you've hit snooze twice and now you have to get out of bed to even have a chance of making it to your 9 a.m. meeting. Yikes. While you can rock an high pony and put on a tunic with leggings in a flash, finding something that's easy to eat and also healthy is a taller order. An especially concerning fact when you consider that your breakfast choices can make or break your entire day. This pivotal meal that your mom always warned you to never, ever skip is what revs up or slows down your metabolism for the other 23.5 hours of the day.   read more

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9 Natural Beauty Products Dermatologists Swear By

Fact: A sign of adulthood is wondering whether it's actually worth it to spend more for an organic label on anything from your produce to your yoga towel. But what about when you're restocking on a skin-care staple you've been using since high school? After all, a 50-cent difference between two varieties of apples is no big deal, but in the world of trendy, eco-friendly skin care, swapping your go-to brand for an organic brand can sometimes translate to extra zeroes on your bill.   read more

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Serums: The Most Overlooked Acne Products That Will Change Your Life

When you've struggled with annoyingly dependable breakouts for more than 15 years (and you're only 28), you become an expert at acne-concealing life hacks. For example: I can tell you every date spot in New York City that has flattering, ambient lighting. I know the out-of-pocket cost of injecting an overgrown, painful pimple with cortisone. I can also give you a long-winded review of everything from spironolactone to Accutane, all of which promise to clear up your skin if you can endure side effects for months -- or sometimes, years.   read more

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