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  1. 5 Ways to Beat a Winter Cold

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    5 Ways to Beat a Winter Cold

    5 Ways to Beat a Winter Cold

    We don’t hate winter, we just hate what comes with it: horrible, dreadful colds. As if the sniffling, sneezing, and general grogginess isn’t bad enough, it often brings on a whole slew of skin issues from a dry, chapped nose to dehydrated skin. And while we aren’t doctors, we do have some tricks up our sleeves for fending off colds, and in turn, the inevitable skin stressors. Here, five ways to kick a winter cold to the curb.

    Drink plenty of water

    We’ve always heard that we should drink eight glasses of water per day. But that number is actually much h

  2. How to Avoid Drying Out This Winter Without Sending Your Skin Into a Tizzy

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    How to Avoid Drying Out This Winter Without Sending Your Skin Into a Tizzy

    How to Avoid Drying Out This Winter Without Sending Your Skin Into a Tizzy

    We did it! We made it to the start of a whole new year, full of glowy skin promises and healthy choices. But it is winter after all, so those dewy dreams may need a little extra help. What we need now is an easy skin routine that refreshes like a tall glass of water, but won’t cause us to go into oil overdrive. Here’s our dream-come-true combo of products and tricks for hydrating dry winter skin without causing a pore panic.

    Start from Within

    We all know it: what you put in your body (we’re looking at you, 3rd glass of wine) can affect your skin. Start by eating balanced, nutritious foods with plenty of good fats (seriously), and avoiding too much sugar and alcohol. And of course, drink water like there’s no tomorrow.

    FlashMasque® Hydrate 5 Minute Sheet Mask
  3. The Jetsetter Gift Guide: What to Get Your Favorite Travel Buddy

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    The Jetsetter Gift Guide: What to Get Your Favorite Travel Buddy

    The Jetsetter Gift Guide: What to Get Your Favorite Travel Buddy

    Everybody’s coming home for the holidays. And we mean everyone. Which can make the whole process a little bit of a headache. Have a bestie flying in from cross country? Or a coworker zipping off to visit family in Sydney for the break? Make their day (from 30,000 feet in the air) with these jet-ready picks that make traveling—dare we say—fun. Gift this survival kit just before takeoff and their skin (and sanity) will thank you.

    Clean AF Facial Cleansing Wipes

    A mid-air refresh is one towelette away. At take-off, she’ll use one to prep skin for all the mile-high masking she’s about to do. And at touch down, she can break one out to cleanse and recharge moisture levels to glowy perfection, no matter how long the flight was.
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  4. The Cozy Night In Gift Guide: What to Get Your Netflix and Chill Bestie

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    The Cozy Night In Gift Guide: What to Get Your Netflix and Chill Bestie

    The Cozy Night In Gift Guide: What to Get Your Netflix and Chill Bestie

    You and your bestie go together like Netflix and chill. The only thing that can make those ‘New Girl’ binges even better? Enough masks to last her all winter break. And since masking is way more fun together, grab an additional set for yourself, then declare this weekend a girls’ weekend in.

    Perfect Ten Self-Warming Hand and Cuticle Mask

    Press play, put your phones down, and slip your hands into this self-warming hand mask. Using the same insulation technology as space blankets, the gloves lock in your natural body heat to allow the coconut-infused formula inside to better penetrate the skin. Your hands will be softer than ever before the opening credits are over.
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    Down to Mask Kit

  5. The Glam Gift Guide: What to Get Your Makeup-Obsessed Bestie

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    The Glam Gift Guide: What to Get Your Makeup-Obsessed Bestie

    The Glam Gift Guide: What to Get Your Makeup-Obsessed Bestie

    Your BFF should basically be a YouTube makeup star considering how good she is at lip liner. But since she probably already has every makeup product under the sun, get her a holiday gift that she’ll get even more use out of: Our makeup-prep essentials.

    FlashPatch Hydrating Lip Gels

    Any lipstick-wearing person knows how crucial it is to start with flake-free, hydrated lips. And that’s exactly what these gels deliver. Made with Peptides and Green Tea Extract to soothe skin and deliver protective antioxidants, they prevent lips from dehydrating while enhancing their shape and volume (no needles necessary).
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    Lip Service Gloss to Balm Treatment

    Because she’s going to w

  6. 4 Quick Tricks to Get You Up and Out The Door

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    4 Quick Tricks to Get You Up and Out The Door

    4 Quick Tricks to Get You Up and Out The Door

    Be honest: you hit the snooze button instead of attending your morning spin class again. (We won’t tell your instructor, promise.)

    Getting good sleep can be as important as diet and exercise to your body. It boosts your immune system, keeps depression at bay, and gives your skin cells a chance to regenerate. If you have a hard time saying goodbye to your cozy bed in the morning, here are 4 tricks to help you speed up your morning routine.

    1. Wake up with a whiff of peppermint

    Studies show that the scent of peppermint oil can increase alertness, so you can crush your morning conference call. Grab an essential oil, light a candle when you wake up, or sip peppermint tea to get those feet moving.

    2. Let the sunshine in

    It sounds simple, but waking up to natural light may be just t

  7. Spaced out on your SPF? Here’s how to soothe a sunburn

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    Spaced out on your SPF? Here’s how to soothe a sunburn

    Spaced out on your SPF? Here’s how to soothe a sunburn

    From chasing your puppy through the park to cooling off in the pool, summer weekends mean time in the sun. But if you forgot to apply sunscreen on Saturday, Sunday Funday just isn’t a ton of fun. If you’re looking for a bit of relief from feeling like a tamale, we’ve got a few tricks for you.

    1. Hydrate from the inside out—and the outside in

    When you’ve spent too much time in the sun, your body draws water away from the rest of your body to the skin’s surface. Drinking helps to replenish the liquids that are being re-routed. Plain old water too boring? Break out the popsicles, watermelon, or even a summer salad, all of which are loaded with H2O.

  8. YOU'RE A NATURAL: 3 “FLASH FIXES” YOU CAN WHIP UP AT HOME

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    YOU'RE A NATURAL: 3 “FLASH FIXES” YOU CAN WHIP UP AT HOME

    YOU'RE A NATURAL: 3 “FLASH FIXES” YOU CAN WHIP UP AT HOME

    Mother Nature has had a huge hand in helping us make you feel beautiful. From botanical oils and extracts to essential vitamins and minerals, so many natural ingredients go into your “I woke up like this” moments.

    Natural solutions to life’s beauty issues are hidden in plain sight next to your box of Cheez-its. Here are three at-home hacks to try when you need a quick fix.

    Treat your skin sweetly

    Whip up this quick sugar scrub while your morning coffee brews. Just mix up ½ a cup of organic brown sugar with ½ a cup of coconut oil. Add a couple drops of essential oil (lavender, peppermint, and tea tree are a few of our favorites), hop in the shower and scrub away.  Since brown sugar is softer than granulated sugar, it’s perfectly fine t

  9. 10 Tips For Glowing Skin This Spring

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    10 Tips For Glowing Skin This Spring

    10 Tips For Glowing Skin This Spring

    It’s time to spring clean your skincare routine. Follow these steps to turn up your sunshine for the new season.

    1. Bring a few plants into your working and living spaces to clear out the air.
    2. Drink hot or cold water with lemon to detox, flush out bloat, AND increase your vitamin C.
    3. Try yoga to stimulate your lymphatic system.
    4. It’s the perfect season to start eating extra fruits and veggies. Check in with your local farmer’s market to see what’s in season.
    5. Cut down on your regular salt, sugar, and alcohol intake. (Don’t worry, you can still treat yourself. We’re not monsters!)
    6. Exfoliate and moisturize regularly. FlashMasque Milk Peel and AquaFlash Daily Gel Moisturizer are our go-to combo.
    7. Hydrated skin is happy skin. Use