From Glamour and Marie Claire to SELF, health and beauty editors always have the best shade of lipstick, super sleek hair, and glowing skin. Of course, looking good and feeling even better is their job. Thankfully for us, these beauty mavens share the news.
There’s a wealth of lifestyle advice beyond their official suggestions, too. Here are the best lifestyle tips we’ve gathered from reading between the lines.
The simpler the better, whether you’re talking diets, workouts, or a skincare regimen. Set yourself up for success by minimizing the number of steps or rules. Jihan Thompson, health editor at O Magazine, dishes on her post-workout beauty routine: “I keep it simple: Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes, Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 35, and I top it off with my favorite Clinique bronzer, True Bronze Pressed Powder. Three simple steps, and I'm done.”
Skinny jeans have a time and place, as do false lashes and Hillary Clinton's pantsuits. But keep a healthy supply of leggings (or old baggy sweats) in that closet and make time for proper lounging. Any complexion can appreciate relaxation. “If I could live in workout leggings, I would,” says Bari Lieberman, digital fitness and wellness editor at SELF Magazine.
Keep a few travel-size essentials with you at all times—you never know where you’ll end up and your skin best be prepared. “Face wipes are essential!,” says Erin Flaherty, beauty and health director at Marie Claire. Nab some towelettes that can multitask on-the-go.
“Boredom sets in with any form of repetition, so I like mixing it up with my workouts,” says Teen Vogue’s Beauty and Health Directory, Elaine Welteroth. Keep things spicy with variety. Skip the bus and walk to work. Sign up for a CSA and cook some new veggies. Try speed dating. Even knitting has health benefits.
We all love our screens but codependency isn’t cute. Disconnect and try being where you are fully. Invite some friends to join your digital detox and take a trip into the woods, or to the local watering hole. “Remember: airplane mode is your friend, says Glamour Editor-in-Cheif, Cindi Leive.”Email is my gateway drug.”