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The Fastest Way to Minimize a Facial Flush

Squeezing in a quick workout may sound like a great way to utilize your lunch break, but showing up to that midday meeting with a flushed face is not a good look.

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Should You Wear Sunscreen Indoors?

Spring is officially here, and New Yorkers can even expect the temperatures to climb into the 60s this weekend. (Let’s not dwell on the snow flurries predicted for Monday.) Now—with this long, cold winter technically behind us—is the perfect time to answer a burning sun care question: Must you wear sunscreen even when you’re indoors? According to Miami dermatologist Heather Woolery-Lloyd, […]

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Reflections on Real Simple’s Beauty and Balance Weekend

Real Simple hosted its first (hopefully yearly) “Beauty and Balance” weekend this past Saturday through Sunday. The event was held at the Andaz hotel in New York City and included everything from healthy cooking demonstrations, to yoga classes, to—my favorite—beauty treatments (including mini-styling sessions courtesy of the Ricardo Rojas salon, makeovers courtesy of BeneFit cosmetics, and manicures courtesy of Sally Hansen). […]

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How to Lighten Hair That’s Been Dyed Too Dark

If you enthusiastically jumped into the role of at-home colorist, but ended up with a botched dye job, don’t panic. In some cases, hair that’s been dyed too dark can be fixed with a single product everyone should have handy: dish soap.

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Nominate Someone Beautiful

Is there a beautiful woman in your life between the ages of 20-59 who deserves a moment in the spotlight? People magazine is currently running the third annual “Search for Real Beauty at Every Age” campaign, looking for a real woman to be featured in the 25th anniversary of the “100 Most Beautiful” special double issue, which hits newsstands April 27. […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Coconut Oil

As much as I consider myself to be up on the latest beauty trends, I was sadly behind on the whole coconut oil craze (in fact, I first heard about it in the comments section of a blog entry I posted weeks ago—thank you, Real Simple readers!). Anyway, now it’s become one of those things; once you know it exists, […]

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Imagine If Proust Had Known About Jean Naté

[Note: A version of this article first appeared in the March 2014 issue of Real Simple.] I mean, maybe I’ve never had a really, really good madeleine, but I find them a bit, shall we say, subtle. How that delicate taste could evoke such a strong reaction in Marcel Proust is beyond me. Or maybe it just substantiates why he […]

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Truth In Beauty: A Take on the Oscars

As I sit in my office typing this, my mother Estela, age 70, is sitting with me. She stopped by for a visit and we started discussing—what else?—Oscars beauty. My take is that there was a certain sameness, and safeness, about most people’s beauty and fashion choices. Mom agrees. A lot of nude makeup looks (Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Julia […]

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Pack This, Not That

When you’re traveling by plane, particularly if you’d prefer not to check a bag, pack samples of cosmetics and prescription creams (ask your doctor for these) instead of toting the full-size versions.

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18 Fashion and Makeup Mistakes That Age You from Health.com

A great outfit or a new makeup palette can give you a renewed sense of confidence and make you feel fabulous. But are your latest style choices making you look older than you are? I honestly never thought about the fact that a certain shade of lipstick could draw unwanted attention to laugh lines. Or that spending my shopping budget […]

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