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    Do Exfoliating Cleansers Work?

    You need cleanse and exfoliate. These steps AREN’T optional. Why not buy an exfoliating cleanser and do both at the same time? It’ll save you money and time in the evening, right? Not so fast… There are two types of cleansing exfoliants: physical and chemical. One of them doesn’t work. The other one does, but […]

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    Should You Remove Your Cuticles?

    “Gio, I love your nail colou… wait! Why haven’t you removed your cuticles?!” It’s a sin for a beauty blogger to paint her nails without removing her cuticles. But, I don’t care. Cuticles may not look all that pretty. But they’re SO useful, and getting rid of them is never a good idea. Here’s why: […]

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    Do Facial Exercises Work?

    I remember first reading about facial exercise in a teen magazine. I must have been 16 or something. The article mentioned that these exercises helped maintain facial muscle tone and so, I dutifully sat in front of the mirror and started playing with my face. I felt so silly! But, I was more than willing to […]

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    Does Everyone Need To Use A Moisturizer?

    Cleanse, tone, and moisturize. That’s the mantra. But… is it right? You definitely need a cleanser. How else are you gonna remove makeup, pollutants, and all the crap that deposits on your skin every day? You definitely DON’T need a toner. You may use one if you wish, but my skin has been doing amazingly […]

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    7 Interesting Nail Facts

    How well do you know your nails? Probably not as well as you think. Here are some interesting facts about them that may surprise you: 1. Nails, just like hair, are made of keratin, a tough insoluble protein. 2. Fingernails grow faster than toenails. Fingernails grow at a rate of about 2.5 mm each month. […]

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    How To Properly Wash Your Hands

    I never thought I’d be writing a post about hand washing, because, isn’t it pretty obvious? We all can already do it, right? Well, apparently, yours truly couldn’t. Not all the time, anyway. You know when you’re in a rush, and you just rub your hands with soaps for a few seconds? Well, it seems […]