9 Tips for a Sustainable and Beautiful Life

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9 Tips for a Sustainable and Beautiful Life

Thoughtful changes that help preserve the planet and lead to a healthier, more gorgeous you

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10 Beautifying and Healing Oils (That Aren't Coconut Oil)

So unless you live under a rock (where there are no lady mags or Wi-Fi, obviously), you know there are plenty of uses for coconut oil beyond frying and baking. Yes, fatty-acid-rich, antioxidant-packed, multipurpose coconut oil is having a major moment in the beauty world. But don't forget the other super-oils that may be hiding in your kitchen cupboard or medicine cabinet. Here are clever ways to use olive oil, tea tree oil, jojoba oil and more.   read more

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These New Beauty Products Will Give You the Face (and Hair) of Your Dreams

I don't know about you, but I've got a case of the August blues. It feels like the end of summer is looming, and we'll be back to the September grind much too soon. So I propose a little retail therapy -- in the form of the best new beauty products launching this month. There's the most amazing mascara I've tried all year, a spray that will cut your blow drying time in half (more time at the beach!), the hottest product in Asia that just hit U.S. stores and more.   read more

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The Kitchen Appliance That's Made for Parents

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The Kitchen Appliance That's Made for Parents

A lot of interviewers ask me parenting advice like I actually know what I'm doing. It's really cute. These days, I say get yourself a good-quality blender. If you have picky eaters in your family, it's so easy to add nutrient-rich produce to soups and smoothies to make them stealthily nutritious -- and your kids will be none the wiser. I heartily recommend you buy a well-made blender a la my beloved Vitamix and see what fruits and veggies you can sneak into the kiddies' food.   read more

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Want to Stay Young Forever? Here's Where You Need to Live

Aging isn't all bad. Things like growing wiser, deepening relationships and developing skills can't be bought -- they can only grow with the gift of time. However, we don't always appreciate all of the gifts time bestows upon us -- namely, wrinkles, sagging skin and hyperpigmentation. These are the signs of time passing we actively try to prevent and avoid. And, it turns out, some cities in America are much, much better than others at doing so.   read more

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The Beauty Product Ingredients I Want in My Medicine Cabinet

If you're like me, you read the label of every beauty product you buy. After all, what you put on your skin ultimately makes its way into your body. But interpreting the ingredients list on a beauty product is a little bit like trying to read a brand-new foreign language made up of 25-letter words. To give you a hand in the beauty product aisle, I'll tell you the ingredients I look for in my skin-care products.   read more

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18 Sunscreens for People Who Hate Sunscreens

Frankly, sunscreen is a pain in my tuckus. It's sticky, it smells bad and just one day by the pool with multiple reapplications to my face leaves my chin a battle zone of acne for the following week. Since forsaking the sun and becoming a hermit didn't work out, I moved on to a new plan: Find a sunscreen that doesn't suck. Luckily, I have a fairly large beauty closet and a team of editors always willing to try a new product at my disposal. We worked tirelessly attending pool parties and outdoor barbecues weekend after weekend -- all to find the best sunscreens that aren't sticky, don't stink, play nice with makeup, are kind to sensitive skin and won't make you break out. Try out a few of our new "holy grail" sunscreens for yourself. We recommend your testing be conducted on a balcony with margaritas -- for the sake of science, of course.   read more

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These 'Humans of New York' Photos Redefine Beauty in the Best Way

How often do you log on to Facebook to see yet another engaged friend, or scroll through Instagram wondering how your old roommate got that perfect bikini-ready body? It's easy to get a little jealous of others with today's omnipresent social media. So it was more than a little refreshing when we came across photographer Brandon Stanton's rapidly spreading Tumblr account, Humans of New York. Stanton's photos capture pieces of everyday life from New Yorkers he stops in the street. Stanton's subjects share their happiest moments, their biggest fears, the advice they would share with a large group of people ... anything Stanton thinks others may connect with.   read more

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9 Simple Changes for a Healthier You

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9 Simple Changes for a Healthier You

These small tweaks to your health and beauty routines can deliver huge results

AUGUST   read more

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Why Getting All Martha Stewart-y Is Easier Than You Think

When it comes to living a more eco-conscious lifestyle, it's the easiest thing in the world to say, "Nobody has time for that." Allow me to blow your mind: It's easier than you think! There are so many small changes you can make to be greener that don't require extra time, effort or money. They may take even less time, effort or money than what you're doing now -- and who doesn't love that?   read more

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There's so much health & beauty information available that it's sometimes hard to sort through it all. Fortunately, Total Beauty has a health and beauty guide that will take the guesswork out of finding the best products, advice, and tips for you. You'll be able to find the information you're looking for by checking out our articles, galleries, and videos, any time, day or night.



Taking care of your health is very important and if you can look good in the process, it's an added bonus. Usually, eating well and exercising will help you stay beautiful naturally, but there will always be pesky beauty problems that pop up (we're looking at you, backne). When that happens, it may be tempting to try some outlandish trick that you heard about through the grapevine or outrageously expensive tonic your favorite celebrity swears by. We say listen to the experts and you'll be able to take care of your health and appearance, while getting the most bang for your buck. With Total Beauty, you'll always have a resource where you can find expert advice on the best ways to take care of yourself using natural, gentle products and tried and true techniques.

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