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Weekend Debrief: The 5 Most Popular Style Stories Of The Week

* The weirdest beauty products from around the world
* The new ways to use avocado oil
* How to treat this “dark” little problem

The first step to fixing a problem is admitting that you have one. Or so the saying goes right? So can we just admit that we treated our skin and bodies a little rougher than we wanted to this summer?

We lay out just a little too long in the sun, we partied a little too much at the cottage, and now we’re left with dry, tired skin and bodies in need of a little R&R.

If that’s you – because that’s totally us – here are five ways to get back on track. These are the best products, hacks and how to’s we’ve discovered this week.

1. Here’s Why You Should Add Avocado Oil to Your Anti-Aging Regimen

You might know that avocado oil is beneficial when consumed, but did you know that it can also be used as a part of your skin care routine? The natural substance is great for moisturizing and has anti-aging benefits. In fact, some studies have shown that the fats found in avocados aid in the retention of your skin’s elasticity, which is important for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, the antioxidants in avocado oil may help heal psoriasis and reduce the risk of acne. All in all, avocado oil is an effective and natural addition to any skin care regimen, especially for people concerned with the effects of aging on their skin.

Ready to start adding avocado to your routine? Here are five products to get you started.

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2. The 6 Weirdest Beauty Products That Actually Work

Skincare and beauty trends have been thinking out-the-box as of late, especially with the heightened popularity with Korean Beauty. Gone are the days where simple moisturizers and basic retinol treatments will do. Nowadays, it’s all about adventure–and there are some downright bizarre products on the market today.

If you’re looking to dodge the trial-and-error process of testing weird beauty products with the hopes of finding the next unlikely miracle cream, read on. Here are 6 weird beauty products that actually work.

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6 Bizarre Beauty Products That Actually Work


3. How To Lighten Dark Underarms

Maybe you’re sweating through your workouts and want to wear a tank top, or maybe you’re heading on vacation and want to slip into that swimsuit. But, if you’re embarrassed about underarm discoloration, you may inclined to roast in more discreet clothes.

Underarm darkening can be caused by any slew of issues, from a build up of dead cells to the wrong antiperspirant or something more serious such as an insulin disorder or hormone therapy. The fact is, it’s a common problem. But, here are four ways you can fight back with needing a doctor’s visit or prescription.

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4. From Food To Skin Care, Here’s Why Pink Himalayan Salt is Completely Badass

You may think that white, processed table salt is as good as it gets and all that you need. After all, with its widespread use in food and constant presence on the dinner table, what could be better? Well, the answer to that is a salt that is mined from the Punjab region of Pakistan – better known as Pink Himalayan Salt.

This salt alternative is easily identified by its pink color and comes with a range of uses and health benefits not offered by your average sodium chloride. Some of the benefits you may see by consuming this unrefined and near pure form of salt include improved natural digestion, sleep induction and a more balanced body pH. Plus, the mined salt doesn’t suffer from environmental toxins you might find in sea salt.

This versatile salt doesn’t just get consumed, either. It can be used in a range of other products, including relaxing lamps and homemade body scrubs. Try switching out your average salt for this beneficial salt option and discover the positive effects inside and out.

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5. The Best Loofah and Shower Sponges for Exfoliating Your Skin

While the most relaxing moment of your day may be shower or bath time, sometimes it can feel like you aren’t getting quite as clean as you may want to. The standard application of soap with your hands is often just inadequate. By adding the additional help of a loofah or shower sponge to your bathing routine, you’ll allow your skin to become cleaner, smoother and better exfoliated.

Whether you choose a more traditional loofah, sponge ball or even a shower towel, these items will get your skin feeling great and get you looking as radiant as possible.

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The Best Loofah and Sponges For Exfoliating Your Skin