We’ve Got the Word on Skincare

Vital skincare terms you NEED to know!
Everyone loves stepping out into the world feeling like a million bucks from head-to-toe! We like calling that feeling your MONAT Glow, and with the launch of MONAT Skincare, so many of you are lighting up your neighborhoods and our social media timelines. But before you get to sharing and posting your vibrant glow with friends and family, you’ve got to know the lingo!

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Caffeine
Caffeine isn’t just for giving you a kick in the morning! It’s also an important ingredient in many skincare products. Caffeine constricts blood vessels to reduce redness and puffiness. This can help improve the appearance of puffiness around the eyes, as well reduce the appearance of cellulite. Ah, yes…music to our ears!

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CANNABIDIOL (CBD)
CBD oil has become a trendy choice for stress and anxiety management recently. When it comes to skincare, CBD has similar benefits! CBD reduces inflammation and eases discomfort in tired muscles with additional moisturizing and anti-aging properties. Laughing All The Way, one of our limited-edition Holiday Gift Sets, features a body butter and body oil infused with HEMP-derived CBD.
Hyaluronic Acid
Restoring properties naturally produced by your body is essential to a healthy skincare regimen. Hyaluronic Acid is one of those properties. It’s actually a sugar molecule naturally found in your skin and helps increase moisture content and prevents water loss. If you’re interested in keeping your skin radiantly hydrated for a softer, smoother appearance, look for products infused with Hyaluronic Acid, which is a key active ingredient in our Rewind™ Age Control Nectar.
Micellar Water
If you’re a haircare nerd like us, you’re probably familiar with micellar water. It’s a key ingredient in a number of products known for deeply cleansing with a mild touch. Micellar water is loaded with cleansing molecules and is also effective as a makeup remover prior to washing your face.

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Peptides
Peptides are tiny protein fragments that promote collagen growth and repair skin. Like hyaluronic acid, peptides are already present in your skin, so the right skincare product infused with peptides gives you a power boost often leading to the smoothing of expression lines and wrinkles. Peptides are an active ingredient Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser. Try it out and put some pep in your step!

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Plant Stem Cells
Mother Earth provides many gifts! Plant Stem Cells are one of them. Plant Stem Cells boost collagen and have HUGE healthy aging benefits for your skin! Plant Stem Cells extracted from Moss are featured in many of our skincare products and offer a powerhouse of benefits to help skin look brighter and more youthful.

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REJUVENIQE S™
This one probably looks familiar. REJUVENIQE S™ is a MONAT-exclusive ingredient featured in many of our haircare products. The formulation includes the revitalizing powers of 17 botanical oils and other essential oils that hydrate, plump and nourish your skin! REJUVENIQE S™ is featured in many of our new skincare products including Be Balanced™ Lightweight Moisturizer!
VItamin C / KAKADU PLUM
Vitamin D gets all the attention when it comes to skincare, but don’t forget about Vitamin C! Kakadu Plum is an Australian-native superfood containing a high concentration of Vitamin C and soothing anti-fungal properties. Kakadu Plum has benefits for all skin types which includes brightening skin, reducing hyperpigmentation and protecting skin from impurities found in the environment.
So now you’re full of skincare terminology and recommendations you can share with your friends and family! Plus you know exactly what type of ingredients to look for to achieve the best results.
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Glowing Skin From the Inside Out

Find Your Inner Glow Sippin’ on Smoothies
Skincare Smoothie Sunday? Yes, Please!
Skincare Smoothie Sunday is our favorite! Who doesn’t love a refreshing smoothie to start the day or as an energy boost? Fresh fruit and veggies are nature’s candy, after all…so taking advantage of their powerful impact on our skin from the inside out is a no-brainer.
If you aren’t already setting aside time each week to show yourself a little extra love from the inside out with some healthy treats—especially ones that double as an amazing boost for healthy skin—then the time is now!
When you think of skincare, you probably think of your daily routine of cleansers, essence, serums and moisturizers. Of course these are vital to obtaining and retaining healthy-looking, beautiful skin. But remember…you are what you eat! So be sure to feed your skin right!
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It’s All Good
So what is it exactly that makes a smoothie so great for your skin? There are so many benefits to feeding your glow other than the taste bud bliss.
First, you’ll be using fresh fruits and veggies, which are an incredible and natural source of vitamins and nutrients. Artificial ingredients please step away from the blender! And forget about adding any processed sugars to your blend, too. Fruit has natural sugars built right in, so no need for anything extra!
Most of the ingredients you will use are compliments of Mother Nature—and a great source of and antioxidants—something your skin will definitely thank you for. Take raspberries for example, not only can they protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, they can reduce signs of aging and help treat inflammation. Sign us up!
Nourishing your body with the essential nutrients of a homemade smoothie has never been tastier! This delicious Glowing Skin Smoothie recipe made from raspberries, dates, bananas, flax seeds is a fan fave!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups water (500 milliliters)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 6 dates
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. It’s as simple as that!
Of course you don’t have to limit your smoothies to Sundays, but it’s a great start to a new and tasty habit designed to help give you that incredible glow you’ve been craving…from the inside out!
Share a pic of your Skincare Smoothie on social with the #MONATSkin and #HealthySkinRevolution.
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What’s Your Type?

Discovering your skin type
Normal. Oily. Dry. Combination. Sensitive.
No skin is created equal! So it’s important to treat yours as the unique piece of YOU that it is! Determining your skin type is imperative to having an effective skincare routine. Identifying your skin type is relatively easy with a little research. Here are a few identifying factors to help you discover the type of skin you’re in!

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Take a Closer Look
Time to grab a mirror and do a little inspecting! A good way to determine your skin type is to first wash your face. Start with a clean slate! After about 15 minutes, see where you measure up with the different skin types below.
Normal
Normal skin is smooth, soft and supple.
Pores are barely visible.
Normal skin does not feel dry or oily, rather it feels fresh after a wash.
Oily
Oily skin produces oils in the T-zone and the cheek area.
Pores are often enlarged and quite visible.
Oily skin gives a shiny look and feels slick to the touch.
Dry
Dry skin may feel tight in the morning.
It often has a dull appearance and is rough in texture.
Dry skin will often have red blotches and can feel itchy.
Combination
A little bit of this, a little bit of that! Combination skin is a mix of dry and oily.
Pores are often enlarged on your nose.
Dry skin causes your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) to be oily, while your cheeks will be dry.
Sensitive
Sensitive skin is prone to irritation.
Pores may appear larger.
Sensitive skin has redness, itching and dryness.
Once your skin type is decided, be sure you are choosing the right skincare routine for complete care and radiance! We love Be Balanced™ Routine for Normal and Combination skin or Be Gentle™ Routine for Dry and Sensitive skin.

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The Power of Essence

Awaken your best skin with this pore perfecting miracle
You’ve heard the expression “Happy skin, happy life”, right?
Ok, well maybe that’s not the exact turn of phrase, but we totally agree that flawless skin certainly makes all well in the world!
Fine lines, large pores and a lackluster complexion have no room in your busy schedule. One way to keep skin looking and feeling its best is to work an essence into your skincare routine.
Much like your hair, skin picks up dirt and impurities in the atmosphere, which prevent it from looking as bright and youthful as it once did. Think back to a time in your life when your face looked its smoothest and brightest. An essence works to prepare your skin for the rest of your routine, helping it recapture that look with just two applications a day!

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Choosing Your Essence
If you’re a first-time user, you’ll be glad you discovered this powerful skincare must! As an ultra-gentle, beneficial lightweight liquid, an essence offers just the right blend of hydrating, skin-replenishing, and anti-aging ingredients designed to smooth and soften for brighter, more radiant skin. We love New SKIN REVITALIZING ESSENCE™!
You can use SKIN REVITALIZING ESSENCE™ in the morning or before bed, but for best results, it’s recommended to use it twice a day. You can enjoy the benefits of this on its own, but if used before applying REWIND™ AGE CONTROL NECTAR and BE BALANCED™ LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER, you’ll get the most pore-shrinking, skin-smoothing results!
Check out this wonder product in action:
We’d love to see your #MONATGlow after trying SKIN REVITALIZING ESSENCE™! Share your pics on social with the #MONATSkin and #HealthySkinRevolution.
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Say Hello to The Face of Modern Nature!

Everything you need to know about MONAT Skincare
Looking your best isn’t just a routine for you, it’s a lifestyle. That’s why you invest in your #MONATstyle with premium products. It’s also why we think you’ll be blown away by the latest additions to the MONAT product line!
We’ve expanded upon our anti-aging innovations toward the BRAND-NEW skincare line! MONAT Skincare is formulated with four science-backed technologies to provide radiantly beautiful skin at any age! Are you ready for the next level of your #MONATstyle? Check out the details below!

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EYE SMOOTH™ NOURISHING EYE CREAM
Do dark circles and wrinkles around your eyes have you down? Well, we have just the thing for you! EYE SMOOTH™ NOURISHING EYE CREAM is an indulgent, cushiony cream that promotes a brighter, smoother, more youthful look around your eyes! It’s a rejuvenating cream that supports hydration and elasticity while diminishing the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles!

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BE BALANCED™ FOAMY CLEANSER
When your skin is clean, it’s clear, soft and vibrant. Try BE BALANCED™ FOAMY CLEANSER for a refreshing cleansing experience! This cleanser washes out the impurities, environmental elements and surface oils your skin picks up throughout the day. It’ll leave your skin feeling clean and your complexion brighter!

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SKIN REVITALIZING ESSENCE™
Are large pores and uneven skin tones an issue for you? Try this new lightweight miracle water! SKIN REVITALIZING ESSENCE™ has just the right mix of hydrating, skin-replenishing and anti-aging ingredients to tone, condition and sooth your skin!

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BE BALANCED™ LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER
Moisturized skin is healthy skin! BE BALANCED™ LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER feeds your skin concentrated nutrients and hydration. If you have normal to combination skin and you feel you’ve lost some radiance and firmness, this moisturizer is just what you need to soften, smooth and brighten your visage!

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BERRY REFINED SCRUB™
Everyone needs a facial scrub, and this one is sweet! BERRY REFINED SCRUB™ is a 2-in-1 facial scrub that gently buffs away dull skin to smooth, soften, and reveal your natural, even-toned glow. It’s the fresh and modern multi-tasker you need to exfoliate your skin!

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REWIND™ AGE CONTROL NECTAR
We love the great outdoors, but no one can deny the number it can do on our skin. With the REWIND™ AGE CONTROL NECTAR, you can enjoy the best of what Mother Nature has to offer without worry! This supercharged serum floods the skin with a reconditioning dose of active ingredients to tackle uneven skin tones and offers 24 hours of hydration!
Are you ready to add some skincare to your self-care routine? We’d LOVE to see the results once you try out some of these amazing new products. Share your pics on social with the hashtags #MONATstyle and #MONATGlow!
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A Hair And Skin Supplement Can Really Help!

A Hair And Skin Supplement Can Really Help!

MONAT has raised the bar in hair nutrition with the supreme proprietary blend of S3. Each of the clinically proven ingredients work together synergistically to replenish the system of possible nutrient deficiencies that could be contributing to hair loss.

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Dr. Brent Agin, MONAT Scientific Board Member, reiterates this information, saying, “These days, with soil depletion and water depletion, you can no longer rely on getting all of your nutrients from food.” Dr. Agin recommends S3 Supplement Support System as a great supplement that promotes healthy hair as well as skin and nails.

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S3 is a precisely formulated daily nutritional. This exclusive proprietary daily nutritional includes clinically proven ingredients, including:
  • OptiMSM®
    A rich source of sulfur and a key component of collagen and keratin that supports the structural integrity of the hair and skin.
  • ACTIVAloe®
    Improves the elasticity of both the hair and skin. Helps to improve the appearance of aging skin and hair.
  • EVNolTM
    May promote hair growth and increase the amount of hair in individuals experiencing hair loss.
  • VITAMIN A
    (as beta-carotene) – Counteracts Vitamin A deficiency which is common in people who are experiencing hair loss.
  • BIOTIN
    Provides structural support to the hair shaft and follicle.
  • ZINC
    Contains anti-aging properties which are beneficial to hair health.
“When it comes to supplements, the biggest difference is attention to safe natural ingredients,” Dr. Agin continues. “There are so many products for hair and nails that it is very hard for consumers to figure out which ones are reputable with safe ingredients. Without any governing body that weeds out the bad companies and products it is up to the consumers to figure this out. MONAT removes the guesswork for the consumer.”

Keep Your Skin And Hair Nourished During The Dry Summer Months!

Our favorite parts of summer might be the warm weather and sunshine but too much sun and heat can zap skin and hair of their natural moisture. To keep your skin glowing and vibrant when the temperatures soar, you’ll need to take extra precautions to protect your skin from dehydration. The combination of the sun, heat, extra sweating, exposure to sand and surf and chlorine from the pool can take a real toll on your skin and hair.
To prepare for summer and keep hair and skin radiant and healthy, here are seven tips to follow:
TIP #1: Shower or bathe in warm water
Hot water zaps moisture from your skin, so always shower or bathe in warm water. And only bathe once a day because too much time spent in the shower or tub can rob your skin of moisture. You should also avoid the hot tub because the hot water and chemicals are torture on your skin.

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TIP #2: Use an oil after the sun for hydration
Oil? Yes, oil! A non-greasy, lightweight hydrating oil will act as a barrier to pollutants, bacteria and soothe sunburn. In fact, REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive provides healthy, enriching benefits for the skin and hair. It comes with a high concentration of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that help lubricate, protect and hold in moisture. REJUVENIQE is super-nourishing so on the skin it combats flakes, dehydration and the dried-out sebum that clogs pores. When applied to the hair, REJUVENIQE reduces hair thinning and adds incredible volume with long-lasting shine, all without the damaging effects of silicone.
REJUVENIQE blends 13 significantly potent botanical oils from around the world that serve to enhance the effectiveness of its Abyssinian oil. These botanicals also provide additional vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, beta-carotene, omega 3 fatty acids, nutrients and amino acids. When specially blended together, their effectiveness is maximized and they produce unprecedented immediate as well as long-term results.
REJUVENIQE mimics the body’s own natural oils, allowing for faster, deeper, and more complete absorption without leaving any greasiness, only smooth and supple skin. It moisturizes and provides significant improvement to the skin’s tone and texture.

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Also take advantage of nighttime, which is repair time. While you’re sleeping, your skin, hair and body work to right the wrongs of the day. So why not treat dry summer skin and hair before turning in? Apply some REJUVENIQE to the mid lengths and ends of your hair on the nights before you shampoo. This is a very effective and hydrating overnight hair treatment! And make sure to put a coal of oil on your face and décolleté too!

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TIP #3: Always apply moisturizing lotion and oil after bathing, every time after you wash your hands and throughout the day as needed
The goal is not only to add moisture to your skin but to lock moisture in to keep your skin from drying out. When your skin is red, scaly or feels tight or itchy, you should apply moisturizer. Extra attention should be given to your face, hands, elbows and knees, and don’t forget to moisturize your feet as well.

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TIP #4: Be wary of excessive time spent in air conditioning
Think heaters are the only artificial air source that can visibly dry out your skin? Think again. Air conditioners can suck the moisture and humidity out of the air, which may lead to dry-looking skin in the summer. If you can’t avoid them, like at the office for instance, don’t quit your day job! Just make sure to keep your skin moisturized throughout the day to help keep skin hydrated.
TIP #5: Exfoliate weekly
Slough away dead skin cells from skin’s surface once a week with a gentle exfoliator to help smooth the appearance of skin. This will help give the appearance of a refreshed complexion. But be careful not to over-exfoliate. You don’t want to dry your skin out even more. Start by exfoliating as instructed on the product label and go from there.
TIP #6: Lather on SPF
By now, you should already know how important it is to wear water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher each and every day. When temperatures begin to rise in the summer and you’re spending more time outdoors, lather on SPF religiously and take other sun protection measures, like seeking shade when possible indoors or under a covered awning or umbrella, as well as wearing protective clothing and avoiding peak sun hours (between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) when the rays are most powerful, to help protect your surface skin and hair.
But it’s not enough to just apply sunscreen once. You have to continue to reapply it as the day goes on—at least every two hours—to help keep skin protected against damage on the surface of your skin that may be caused by UV rays.

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TIP #7: Drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated
There are many summer activities that have us outside for extended periods. With warmer temperatures, you need to consider the additional water your body loses. If you don’t replace the water you lose, you will become dehydrated. Children and older adults are especially at risk for becoming dehydrated due to the way their body responds to hot temperatures.
Make it a habit to carry a bottle of water with you at all times. Find a way, such as setting an alarm on your phone, to remind you to drink your water regularly. Eating fruits, vegetables and drinking milk are also healthy ways to get more water!
Relief for dry skin and hair really isn’t difficult at all as long as you are prepared and take steps to protect yourself ahead of time. With a little extra care, you’ll be able to enjoy healthy, sun-kissed skin and hair all summer long.

Packing Beauty Products So They Stay Packed On The Plane!

No matter how excited you are to go away on a trip, packing can actually be stressful. Deciding what pants, skirts, dresses, shoes (flats, heels and sneakers?), jackets, tops, can be stressful enough, especially if you have to plan each day out. But in addition, there are all your toiletries…products you need every day, regardless of how short a time you are going away.
How do you pack your moisturizer, primer, body lotion, mascara, an array of lipsticks (of course!) and all the other sundries you need…in a way you can get to them easily AND to comply with TSA regulations for flight travel. If you’re not checking, it gets tricky to bring everything you need on board! You also want to pack carefully because we’ve all have had the disastrous mess of an exploded bottle of foundation leaking in our bag.
The TSA 3-1-1 Rule
For toiletries, the flight reminder is simple – the 3-1-1 rule. You can carry on a clear 1-quart resealable plastic bag filled with liquids and gels, each in a container of 3 ounces or less. Anything that doesn’t fit into that clear bag needs to be checked.
Cosmetic and Toiletry Packing Travel Tips
How can you prevent future travel disasters from make-up exploding or shattering and get to your beauty essentials toiletries easily? Here’s a guide!
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The essential clear quart bag
While you can get 1 quart resealable containers at the supermarket, you can also buy inexpensive ones online that give you a teeny bit more room, although still TSA compliant. They’re sturdier too. Try eBags Zipper Clear Quart Pouch.
Carry on essentials only!
That 1-quart bag that can come on the plane with you isn’t that big. So only bring on your essentials, concealer, mascara, moisturizer, lip balm, gloss, contact lens solution and the convenient travel size of REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive, perfect to put on your hair and face for a post-flight fresh-up. So you’ve got the most important things with you and heaven forbid, your bag gets lost, you’ve got your go to items with you in the worst case scenario.
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Refillable sillicone bottles and jars
While you can buy a world’s worth of miniature versions of toiletries at a local drugstore, like toothpaste and contact lens solution, it’s a lot easier to fill up small containers with your prized possessions, like foundation, make-up remover, and your favorite shampoo and conditioner like the wonderfully hydrating Renew Shampoo and Restore Leave-In Conditioner. The best part is that they’re leakproof so no dipping your hand in a gooey bag!
If you don’t have travel size versions of your favorite MONAT products, here’s how you can still take them with you on your next vacay. Try this set from eagle creek or this great collection from Flight 001. Don’t forget to write on them with a permanent marker so you know what is in which.
Caring for fragile bottles
You may have some small items that can be easily wrapped, like a glass bottle of foundation or a perfume bottle. Pack it inside a pair of socks. This will keep it protected.
Extra seal any bottles
While a tightly screwed cap should offer protection, sometimes, just sometimes, that’s not enough. For any bottle you’re just not sure about, duct tape the pop-top opening or lid and then wrap it in plastic cling wrap. You can’t get any more secure than this and it’ll pay off if you’re bringing a self-tanner. Trust us on this one.
Organize yourself
Keep like items together. Don’t pack your toothpaste next to your foundation or your mascara next to your shampoo. This will help when you’re dashing to get ready and get out the door for your next fun adventure.
Cuddle your sundries in the middle of your bag
Usually, cosmetics are the last thing we put in our bags. But be smart and put those resealed bags of containers in the middle of your suitcase, surrounded by tees and underwear to cushion them. This really helps to prevent any breakage. Just don’t wrap them in an irreplaceable silk blouse…just in case!
Keep these hacks in mind and you’re ready to fly with a clear mind!
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Know your skin, love your skin

Know your skin, love your skin

Did you know that our skin may reflect different ailments as well as our state of wellbeing, not only of the body, but of the mind too?
From genetics, hormones, and our ability to manage stress, to the foods we eat and the products we use on our body, many factors contribute to the appearance of our skin. As a result, skin problems on specific areas of the body may point to underlying conditions, while having flawless skin might be a sign of a good overall health.
The reality is that each one of us is unique, hence we need to care for our skin based on its own unique needs. Many times, changes here and there are nothing to get alarmed about and can easily be treated, even with home remedies combining natural ingredients from our kitchen pantry!
Bottom line: know your skin a little better, love your skin a lot more! September is National Skincare Awareness Month, so what better time to do so? It is the largest organ in our body, after all!

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Quick tips:
  • Drink plenty of water and increase your intake of Vitamins C and D and antioxidants.
  • Wear sunscreen daily.
  • Exfoliate weekly and moisturize daily.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Reduce alcohol consumption and smoking… or eliminate these altogether!
  • Remove your makeup before bed and sanitize your makeup tools frequently.
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