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Whether you’re crunched for period as you sprint from the office to SoulCycle, or you simply want to look as glamorous as Gigi Hadid in your workout selfies, you’ve likely received yourself debuting a full face of makeup at the gym.

While you’re sweating it out and stimulating those #gains, that little pang of remorse pops up as you think of the inevitable zit that’s going to surface on your chin afterwards that night.

You’ve likely heard it a million times before: Cardio and concealer simply do not mix.

Butis there any style you can get away with going straight from work to the weight room without a rinse?

Elite Daily spoke withdermatologistGervaise Gerstner, MD, to get her professional opinion on this sweaty subject.

She explained,

In words of exercising, excess sweating mixed with clogging pores[ due to] oily makeup residue can exacerbate acne on skin.

Excess sebum production plus makeup can cause comedones, too( a fancy term for blackheads ).

Sebum is produced by the sebaceous glandsand exists on all skin surfaces( with the exception of the palms and the soles of the feet ).

The area on your face most likely to battle these oily issues is the infamous T-zone, which is why your post-Pilates pimple most often appears on your forehead , nose, or chin.

So, unless you’re applying your foundation on your feet( I have a lot of follow-up questions for you if you do ), consider your days of combining burpees and blush extinct from this phase on.

If you must mergethe worlds of commandos and cosmetics, Dr. Gerstner tells oil-free makeup is always preferred.

She recommends a light beauty balm to avoid pesky clogged pores while stillgetting a little bit of coverage 😛 TAGEND

My office has several options: Gervaise Gerstner, MD, beauty salve, soleil mineral tint, and skinceuticals sunscreen tint.

Seriously though, don’t forget about your SPF if you’re taking your sweat sesh outdoors. That tinted sunscreen is key so you don’t feel a kind of burn, if you catch my drift.

But if you can manage to leave the foundation at home, your skin will definitely thank you.

Personal trainerPaola Marqueztells Elite Daily her secret to a clear complexion is that shenever, ever wears any makeup while working out 😛 TAGEND

When we’re working out, our body temperature increases, “were starting” sweating, and our pores open.

Our skin needs to breathe, especially when exerting, so I recommend removing all[ your] makeup and applying thermal water before breaking a sweat.

Sounds simple enough.

Plus, when you think about it, if your workout is challenging your body in the right way, you’d probably just sweat all the makeup off anyway, right?

And I think everyone can agree that mascara streaks running down your face isnot a good look on anyone.

Live long and perspire, girl.

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Winter is gross.

Day after day, you’re yanking on your shapeless puffy coat, moisturizing relentlessly( without genuinely get results) and keeping your fingers crossed at all days you don’t slip on ice and fall on your face.

I’m the first to acknowledge I’m not my prettiest in the winter, and I’m going to bet most people feeling the same way.

While I can’t stimulate the cold weather go away( sorry, working on that one ), I can offer up some expert tips from TULA probiotic skincare founder and New York City-based doctorRoshini Rajapaksa on how to look awesome all wintertime long.

Or simply appear awesome for that winter wedding you have coming up. Whatever floats your boat.

Start exfoliating ASAP.

During the dry, freezing cold months of winter, it’s important to pay extra special attention to your skin. This entails taking hydration and exfoliation to the next level.

Rajapaksa tells Elite Daily,

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Dead scalp cells and debris tend to dull the skin. Give yourself a gentle exfoliating face mask or scrub the day before your big event to disclose a more polished and glowing look.

And keep a hydrating fog spraying in your purse to sporadically freshen your face to maintain your glow.

On top of that, bide hydrated. If the whole “drinking eight glasses of water a day” thing isn’t for you, try herbal tea.

Whatever you do, don’t stop exercising.

Trust me, I know how seducing it is to spend your winter days curled up on your lounge with Netflix and a bottle of wine.

While a bikini body may not be your focus just yet, workout is key for biding happy when the weather’s getting you down.

Studies present workout busts nervousnes and stress, improves confidence and stimulates you more creative and productive. And those are just the mental benefits.

Rajapaksa explains,

Exercise stimulates the digestive system and the bowels, causing food and drink move through your system faster, get rid of any bloat-causing gas in the process. A vigorous workout that activates the sweat glands also helps release any fluid you might be retaining.

Convinced yet? If not, just think about how happy you’ll be when bikini season does roll around.

Eat the good stuff.

If your outfit of choice in the winter includes a puffy coat and huge sweater, I don’t blame you for loading up on carbs whenever you get the chance.

But as they say, “you are what you eat” — so don’t let your loose, comfy clothes be an excuse to eat an entire sleeve of Oreos when you get home from run every day.

In order to look and feel your best, load up on foods that they are able to maintain you healthy and happy, like dark, leafy, green veggies and avocado( hello, healthy fats !) as well as yogurt and kimchi, which promote gut health and digestion.

And if you have a big winter event coming up, make sure you’re not eating foods that they are able to make you more bloated.

Rajapaksa notes,

Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables can build you feel bloated thanks to raffinose, a sugar that is hard for the body to break down.

In trying to do so, your body makes gas as a byproduct, which will stimulate you bloat. Slash sodium to reduce water retention. This entails carefully checking labels and, if possible, avoiding canned or processed foods.

Doesn’t sound so bad, right?

Don’t neglect your hair.

Let’s be real: In the winter, you’re not showing much of your body.

Your hair, on the other hand, is still out in the open. So take steps to keep it shiny and healthy throughout the winter.

Believe it or not, what you eat is important for hair health as well.

Rajapaksa tells ED,

Keeping your locks shiny and strong is tough in the winter but you can protect your hair from breakage by limiting your utilize of ponytails or buns.

My favorite beauty foods for healthy and glowing hair are dark, leafy greens and radishes. Rich in silicon and sulfur, they are an exceptional hair-strengthening food that help build healthy hair. Also great are soy beans and lentils, which contain iron and zinc, and eggs, which provide biotin.

Hate to say it, but it’s probably time to get off the couch, exfoliate your scalp and take a trip to the grocery store. You can do it!

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It seems like everywhere you look there’s some aspect of culture there to tell you that you are not beautiful. Your scalp is blemished, your hair needs to be straighter, your wardrobe better and your teeth whiter. Your body could be a bit tighter and you could stand to lose a few pounds. But you’re beautiful as you are , not because you’re everyone’s type or because you definitely sounds like the girl in the way ads. You’re beautiful because you’re you, because nobody else can be you. You can’t be replaced.

Somehow wanting to look good is even more serious business when you’re a gay male who simply wants to be loved. For the longest period I’ve fought with the style I look. I know I’m funny. I know I’m smart. And I know I can work a looking. But I’ve spent so much time in my boy-crazy, sexually active life wondering if guys find me attractive. I see their profiles explaining in precise detail that they only want other masculine guys( I don’t give a shit about masculinity) or that they don’t like campy guys( I love being a total fag ), so it’s always been hard for me to see where I fit into the box.

Eventually I just stopped caring. I stopped caring about what other people think about me and my body and my performance of gender. I learned that beauty isn’t about whether you look like the guys in the porn or if you get hit on every second of everyday. Beauty is not about unblemished scalp or pearly white teeth or about getting 55 messages on Grindr all at once. Beauty is what you do to make yourself feel good, for. Beauty is when you are confident and stop caring about what other people think and when you stop trying to fit into narrow, pre-defined boxes of what beauty entails.

Even the most beautiful people — folks you look at and think, wow, they must have it easy because they are so good-looking — have their own body image issues. I once went on a date with a guy from Eastern Europe who was so good-looking my heart was racing the whole hour we talked. He was tall and smelled so nice and when he talk I insured his mouth move but actually I was just staring at his beautiful face.

He later told me he felt ugly and I was so shocked.

“What?!” I said.” YOU? But you are extremely good-looking .” He wasn’t hearing it.

There are some days when you’re just not going to feel all that great. We all have them. Maybe you’re having a bad hair day, or maybe it’s grey out and you’re just generally feeling sort of’ meh’ about everything. Beauty won’t come out of a box or off of a garment rack. Beauty is not a diet, a body type or a workout routine. Beauty is what you do to feel good for you.

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The singer on her eyebrows, how she dislikes waiting and being late

I usually begin late. I am old enough to admit I have a warped notion of day. The problem is, I hate awaiting. I want everyone else to arrive before me so I dont have to wait.

I like to shade in my eyebrows. When I was younger I never gave my eyebrows a thought, but they have become an issue. I blame my mum, who has no eyebrows. You will know I care if I have pencilled in my eyebrows. If I havent, it is like me saying, I am not impressed with this company at all. It is the equivalent of wearing heels. If I am in heels I am either working or I care. These days I am like, I am not wearing heels. Why would I do that? I used to practically wear them to the gym but Ive only had a baby and I dont care.

I will go to the closet, stand there, with one eyebrow done, take a look, head back to the bathroom, do the other eyebrow; its like when you check the fridge again hoping something else to eat will pop up I wonder if I missed something spectacular that I actually want to wear. And then I will take an hour trying really hard not to wear jeans and I will fail and end up wearing jeans with heels and a jacket. By this time I am super-late so I add a great bag and feel as if Ive made an effort.

I go out all the time in New York when Im there, but living in LA means going out is more of a chore. It is not a night-time place and everywhere is so far. Here, I will work out in the morning and I will end up in workout clothes for the rest of the working day. Whereas in New York you wouldnt catch me dead in spandex and sneakers.

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I was mid-plank when it reached me: I brought this all on myself. Me, and my debilitating weakness for beautifully packaged cosmetics.

It was a Monday morning. I was face down, ass up on a mat in the middle of a grueling workout from celeb trainer Nicole Winhoffer. The aim was to try and sweat so hard my makeup would run off, the exact opposite of what I usually aim for during exercise classes.

This makeup, however, was a little different.

A mineral foundation, translucent powder and bronzer from Sweat Cosmeticwere my products of the day.

The line is the brainchild of five women, most of whom come to the staff directly from professional and Olympic athletic careers. Impressive, right?

Bonded by their commitment to working out while looking good, protecting their faces from sunburn( SPF 30, all the way) and determining a healthy style to wear cosmetics( one that wouldn’t asphyxiate their pores ), the Sweat ladies launched a line designed for the gym.

I can already hear you shrieking, WHAT ? We’re supposed to wear makeup to the gym now?

I know, it’s a controversial topic. Perhaps it’s better to think of Sweat Cosmetic as a glorified skincare line, instead.

Its products contain Vitamin E and antioxidants, actually helping improve the health of your skin while they’re on your lovely, calorie-burning face.

Sweat Cosmetics were astonishingly easy to color-match to my face.

The website depicts photos of real women who wear each of the foundation’s five shades, asking if you’re more olive or fair”. The company sent along loose powder and bronzer for me to try, as well.

Each product runs a little something like this: You carefully unscrew the eyelid from a small pot full of powder( I immediately spilled it all over my office sink ), and screw the open receptacle into the thick base of a brush.

Twisting the brush up, you simply shake it down to distribute product into the brush’s bristles. There’s even a handy cap, in case you don’t want foundation all over the interior of your expensive work tote.

Although I like to think of myself as a high-maintenance gal, it took me a grand total of five minutes to apply Sweat to my face before racing out the elevator in a vain attempt to be early for my workout.

Shake, shake, shaking the brushes got a bit tiresome, but the mineral foundation and powder provided illuminate, even coverage for my full face.

The bronzer, which I used as a light contour on my forehead and cheekbones, looked like I’d sat in the sunshine for a happy few minutes.

Ah, but this isn’t just about Sweat’s makeup consistency. It had to last, too, besides seeming lovely in my pouch and never spilling.

So, I headed to church.

Nicole Winhoffer’s church, that is, also known as the NW Method.

The absurdly popular trainer, who stimulated her name build Madonna’s muscles, teaches a dance-inspired, full-body workout that pushes you through grueling, minute-long movements.

I was in for it. This was my second period sweating with Nicole, only this time she’d been informed my name and location in the class. In her friendly, big sister route, it was clear no slacking would be tolerated from the writer who got to exercising in the second row.

As my body heated up, my triceps burning and scalp tingling with intensity and blood circulation, sweat percolated down from my hairline like a few very itchy bugs disrupting my planks and squats.

The perspiration made the towel, succumbing it a dark brown every place a drop reach. Would the makeup even make it past the warmup?

Sweat’s foundation may be guaranteed waterproof, but I was sweating more than I usually do in hot yoga classes. Between the dancing and the crouch, Nicole had me worried.

After a grueling 55 minutes and a little upbeat choreography, we were done. It was up to the mirror and the after photos to see what had become of my makeup.

In truth, I was impressed.

I’m an oily-faced lady, and the fact that my face wasn’t too shiny or absurdly red was remarkable. Plus, it didn’t feel as if I had a layer of itchy, hot makeup on my face.

It was clear I’d gotten blood rushing, but my face was still socially acceptable.

So, would I buy? Absolutely, especially the $42 translucentpowder and brush defined.The compact packaging took up far less space in my handbag than the usual powder.

Truthfully, it hasn’t left my suitcase since the shoot.

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If you’re going to have the entire world watching you as you compete in the Olympics, you probably want to look your best for the occasion.

But every athlete knows this is easier said than done.

Between the sweat, these components and the vigorous motions, it is feasible to fairly hard to keep your hair and makeup intact while playing most athletics.

However, it turns out Olympian have found a few tricks to maintaining their faces smudge-free and their locks seeming fabulous, even underwater.

During a recent interview with Vogue, American synced swimmers Anita Alvarez, 19, and Mariya Koroleva, 26, spilled the beans on their go-to beauty products.

And they look pretty perfect to me, so whatever their trick is, it’s working.

If you’re going to be twirling around in a pool, waterproof makeup is definitely a must. So it altogether attains sense that Alvarez and Koroleva rely on Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Seal ($ 21) to liquid-proof their look.

However, their beauty hacker for a budge-free hairdo might surprise you.

Apparently, these dames forgo the typical hairsprays and gels for a wiggly-jiggly Jell-O substitute.

That’s right. These elite swimmers use a mix of Knox gelatin and water to slick back their strands before donning their do’s with accessories and diving into the pool.

And with moves like this, the last thing you need is your hair get in the way.

The Olympian told Vogue,

It turns into a gooey concoction. You comb or brush that into your hair, put it up in a bun and put a headpiece over that, so when it dries, it gets really hard and your hair doesn’t fall out when you swim.

We like to add glitter and other decorations to it it’s easy.

Next time you’re vying against some of the world’s greatest athletes or, you know, simply heading to a backyard pool party you can use this little trick to ensure your tress will stay tame.

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Red Starbucks beakers, flannels and gorgeous autumn leaves are some of the more pleasant ways that tell us wintertime is coming.

On the other hand, the not-so-pleasant ways include static everywhere, dry, itchy skin and runny noses.

Winter weather can really put stress on our skin and hair, who are capable of end up affecting our mood.( SAD anyone ?)

Face Mask Hacks For That Summer Glow[ LABS]

Once fall rolls around, we know to swap out sandals for boots and coral lip gloss for burgundy matte lipstick.

But, there are also things we can switch up in our beauty routines to avoid feeling like a dry, fluffy ghost for the coming five months 😛 TAGEND

1. Switch: cleanser

Changing your regular cleanser to a cream cleanser is the first swap to makein your beauty routine duringcolder months.

Many gel and foaming soaps, especially those for blemishes, contain drying ingredients( alcohol, benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid ). Look for a cream cleanser that contains glycerin, beeswax or any type of oil.

This goes for shower gels as well.

2. Add: facial mist

This may seem excessive, but a moisturizing facial fog can make a world of change before applying face lotion or makeup.

If your face is still feeling tight after cleansing, spritz on some facial fog to rehydrate the skin and prepare it for face cream, or use it any time throughout the day when skin is feeling dry.

Bonus: Giving your face a few spritzes after applying makeup will help it last longer, appear more natural and take away the cake face feeling.

3. Add: exfoliation

If you dont already, start exfoliating that bod to slough off dead skin cells and prep it for ultimate moisture absorption.

Look for products that contain polishing particles like ocean salt and sugar. Or, you can opt for an exfoliating mitt to employ with your favorite body wash.

And dont keep forgetting the face! If physical exfoliants are too harsh for your face, try a gentle chemical exfoliant that will give you the same results without the irritation from scrubbing.

4. Switch: lightweight to thick moisturizer

The skin on our face will usually be the first to tell us when its time to switch things upfor the winter.

Another swapthat will help keep you from drying up like a prune is exchanging your lightweight face lotion for a thick facial moisturizer to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay, prevent dry patches and keep the skin impression and seeming youthful and plump.

Look for products that contain hyaluronic acid and glycerin.

And dont keep forgetting the delicate skin around the eyes. If you haventalready, add a hydrating eye cream to protect those peepers.

5. Switch: body lotion to body butter

Lightweight products are nice to use in the warmer months when slathering on a body butter can leave the skin feeling greasy.

But in the winter when moisture is sparse, switch your body lotion to a thick body butter to keep all your bits super soft and ready for a last-minute Netflix and chill session.

6. Add: oils

In the warmer months, its easy to avoid applying petroleums because the moisture in the air avoids skin from drying out.

But during the course of its colder months when skin is desperately craving moisture, adding a layer of oil to the skin and hair can work wonders.

When your skin is dry, it creates excess sebum to compensate for the absence of moisture, which can lead to unwanted oily skin and clogged pores.

Keeping your sebaceous glands balanced by applying facial oil may help reduce the amount of oil your body needs to produce.

Use a light oil such as jojoba oil for already oily skin, and a heavier oil, such as coconut or almond oil, for dry skin.

But dont just stop at your face.You can apply oil like a body lotion immediately after a rain or wherever your skin is feeling dry.

For ultimate baby-butt-soft skin, apply body oil followed by lotion after a shower.

Not merely does oil work great for the skin, but it also maintains frizzy hair at bay.

Static is one of the most riling cold weather side effects, and it can stimulate us look like we just stuck our hand in an electric socket.

To avoid Einstein hair, rub a small amount of oil from the mid-length to the ends of your hair while its still damp, after heat styling or any time you feel like its floating away. Just remember, a little goes a long way.

You can also create a homemade oil hair mask by combining your favorite petroleums and applying to the hair from root to tip.

Leave on for about 30 minutes, then shampoo and condition as usual for extra soft and supple hair.

7. Add: nasal spray

This may seem like an odd addition to a beauty routine, but trust me, its worth it.

The dry weather doesnt merely affect the skin, but it can dry up sinuses, too. Prevent nosebleeds and uncomfortable allergy symptoms with a natural nasal spray, an alternativeto chemical decongestants.

8. Add: face mask

When you think of a face mask, you may think of a stiffen clay mask that depicts out impurities and leaves the skin impression tight and clear.

While those masks are beneficial, a hydrating mask can bring your skin back to life and devote it a major boost of glow power. Try a sheet mask or a replenishing mask in a pot.

9. Add: self-tanner

The worst part of the winter is a possibility the moment when we realize we cant assure our tan lines anymore, and we become sad, pale spirits of summertimes past.

Self-tanner is quite possibly the most genius invention that dedicates us an instant confidence boost during our pastiest moments.

A nice washing of colour helps us looking slimmer, healthier and maintain us from fading into the snowy background.

Some self-tanners work in as little as two hours, permitting plenty of time to perfect that cat eye and red lip before the vacation party madness ensues.

What are your favorite wintertime beauty products tips-off? Let us know in specific comments below!

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