These 15 Beauty Products Are Like Green Juice for Your Skin

You already know the importance of incorporating greens into your daily diet -- everything from kale and spinach to seaweed and celery plays a key role in providing your body with the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it needs to function at top-notch. But your internal body isn't the only part craving these essential nutrients -- your external body needs some love too.   read more

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17 Ridiculously Pretty Ways to Wear Crown Braids

We're just going to call it: There is no hairstyle as versatile as the braid. Whether you're aiming for that relaxed-but-polished updo on your wedding day, or trying to hide your frizz factor beneath its tight coils, the braid always has your back.   read more

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This Mask Is the Solution for Reactive Skin

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This Mask Is the Solution for Reactive Skin

Hygge: It's the Danish term for the feeling of warmth, comfort and coziness (and it's pronounced hoo-gah, by the way). It's the contentedness you feel when your house is full of family and good food for the holidays, or the peace you feel sitting on a patio as you watch the sun set with a glass of wine in hand. It's a concept that has taken the wellness world by storm, and now it's seeping into skin care. After all, what makes you feel more content and comfortable than having a great skin day, every day? And, there is no one better to help you get your hygge on than Danish skin-care expert Ole Henriksen.   read more

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19 Creative Cauliflower Rice Recipes That Satisfy Every Craving

If you've recently gone Paleo, or just looking to lower your carb intake, cauliflower rice is a satisfying, healthy alternative to rice, pasta and all those other carb-centric staples. And just about everyone is obsessed with it these days. Case in point: Trader Joe's recently announced it was rationing its cauliflower rice in certain locations due to high demand.   read more

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25 Pretty French Braid Hairstyles to DIY

France gives us killer wine, impeccable cheese, but not, believe it or not, the classic French braid hairstyle. (It's origins are actually unknown.) But just because the braid hails not from France doesn't make it any less chic -- especially with a few ingenious and necessary modern updates.   read more

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Activated Charcoal Is the New Kale, But Is It Legit?

When it comes to wellness trends, black is officially the new green. Gone are the days of people sipping kale smoothies every morning to get their detox on. Now, it's all about drinking activated charcoal-infused juices, as they supposedly rid the body of all sorts of nasty stuff. Have a sweet tooth? Embrace your inner Goth (y'know, the one that disappeared when you graduated from high school) with charcoal ice cream, which is served up at scoop shops like Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream in New York City. Charcoal is also super-popular in lots of beauty and personal care products -- everything from face masks to soaps to toothpastes. Basically, it's everywhere you look. But does this ashy black ingredient deserve superhero status? Or is it simply something that looks cool when you Instagram it? We chatted with top experts to get the dirt on all things activated charcoal.   read more

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9 Best Teeth Whiteners -- and the 2 Worst

The best teeth whitening products will give you a brighter, whiter smile, remove stains from your teeth with ease and won't cost a fortune. But it takes time (and a lot of trial and error) to find the best teeth whitening products on the market. And we don't want to spend a big chunk of our beauty budget on some unpleasant, bank-breaking teeth whitening system that doesn't produce results. To help you navigate the ever-increasing number of teeth whitening products out there, we had TotalBeauty.com readers test a range of teeth whitening products. Check out their reviews to find out which teeth whitening products will whiten and brighten your grin, and which will give you nothing but trouble.   read more

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25 Affordable (and Adorable) Beauty Products You Can Buy at Forever 21

Did you know that Forever 21's beauty game is seriously on point? It's pretty much everything you could ask for -- it's got a huge selection, it's largely adorable, and best of all, it's very wallet-friendly. Just as with their fast fashion apparel, they stay on top of the trends, too -- so you can find all of the must-have products of the moment, from snail mucin sheet masks to holographic nail polish to matte lipsticks.   read more

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Grief Ravaged My Looks and Left Me Hollow. This Simple Act of Self-Care Saved Me

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woman's face was startling. It stopped me in my tracks. I stared. Who is she? She was gaunt and vacant   read more

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After Losing My Son, These Products Helped Me Get Back to My Former Self

After my son died suddenly two years ago, I've been on a healing journey. I don't remember much from that time. But when I look at photos, I literally look 25 years older. Trauma of any kind takes a drastic toll on how we look as well as how we feel, and can immediately age us overnight. You eventually start to look at the older woman in your reflection and want to get you back.   read more

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