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Sip Your Way to Clearer Skin

Breakouts are the worst, and if it seems like a constant battle between you and your face, it’s time to feed your skin from the inside out.

Breakouts are the worst, and if it seems like a constant battle between you and your face, it’s time to feed your skin from the inside out.

This creamy smoothie recipe is made from Vitamin E-rich spinach and avocado and sweetened with grapes that contain anti-inflammatory antioxidants. You’ll love the taste of the strawberries that also help fight free-radical damage, giving skin a more radiant glow. Almond butter offers the minerals zinc and selenium, both essential for healthy skin, and a sprinkle of flaxmeal contains omega 3s that help reduce inflammation.

Keep reading for this simple 309-calorie smoothie recipe.

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Why Light Therapy is the Answer to Perfect Skin

The first 30 seconds of session one were a bit of a shock.
The first 30 seconds of session one were a bit of a shock. The warm, sunset light is very bright, so much so that the therapist gently tapped my shoulder and told me to “get ready for the light”. I was wearing small goggles to protect my eyes, but because the light was so intense initially, my instincts kicked-in and I squeezed them shut. But in another moment when my body surprised me with what it can tolerate, I soon fell asleep. Continue reading after the break.
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Editors’ Picks: On Our Christmas Wish Lists. . .

Only 20 more days till Santa comes tumbling down the chimney, and the POPSUGAR Australia editors’ have their Christmas wish lists at the ready.
Editors' Picks: On Our Christmas Wish Lists. . .

Only 20 more days till Santa comes tumbling down the chimney, and the POPSUGAR Australia editors’ have their Christmas wish lists at the ready. If the big guy wants milk and cookies, he’s going to have to cough up a Clarisonic, La Mer skincare and a massage so blissful, someone we know cried tears of joy at the end of it. So Santa baby. . .

Want more? Read all the Editors’ Picks here.

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December Must Haves: 25 Things You Need to Own This Month

It’s the second day of Summer and we’re celebrating with 25 new beauty products to hit shelves this December.
December Must Haves: 25 Things You Need to Own This Month

It’s the second day of Summer and we’re celebrating with 25 new beauty products to hit shelves this December. Whether you’re looking for Christmas presents, new lipgloss, nail polish or perfume — there’s a treat in here for you. Oh go on, you deserve it. Come shopping!

Want more? See our other must have new beauty products here.

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How a St. Tropez Expert Tanned Kate Moss For Her Playboy Cover

Source: Playboy Her glowing tan might not have been the first thing to catch your eye, but Kate Moss’s skin is undeniably bronzed to perfection on her much-hyped 60th anniversary Playboy cover.
Source: Playboy

Her glowing tan might not have been the first thing to catch your eye, but Kate Moss’s skin is undeniably bronzed to perfection on her much-hyped 60th anniversary Playboy cover. As the face of St. Tropez, it was important her skin was not only camera-ready for famed photography duo Mert & Marcus, but that her near-naked body literally glowed. St. Tropez tanning and skin finishing expert, Nichola Joss, was the lucky lady to apply Kate’s tan, but it didn’t all happen two days before like we’ve been taught. . . Keep reading to hear the tanning Kate Moss goss.

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Convert Your Summer Leftovers Into Beauty Recipes

Summer and barbecues go hand in hand, but before you discard those leftovers, find out how you can re-purpose them into DIY skin and hair recipes.
Summer and barbecues go hand in hand, but before you discard those leftovers, find out how you can re-purpose them into DIY skin and hair recipes. Lemons and watermelon are all essentials for a backyard party this season, and they also happen to be great for your complexion. The same applies for ingredients you use to make savoury sauces and rubs, too. So get to multi-purposing, and see all the recipes after the jump.
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How to Heal a Curling Iron Burn

While a curling iron can give you highly covetable beachy waves as well as glossy curls, it can also lead to minor burns on your neck, forehead, and even your hands.
While a curling iron can give you highly covetable beachy waves as well as glossy curls, it can also lead to minor burns on your neck, forehead, and even your hands. If you have blisters or severe damage, then be sure to contact a doctor about how to heal your skin. But for those minor burns, here’s how to treat them.

1. Use a cool washcloth. Run a washcloth under the tap, and soak it in cold water. Wring it out and apply to the burn to help instantly cool it down. Avoid ice, as this can shock your skin in a bad way.
2. Apply aloe vera. Soothe and hydrate the burn with aloe vera — just like if you were to get a sunburn.
3. Take ibuprofen. Taking a dose of Advil can help with the inflammation and the pain.
4. Apply a hydrocortisone cream. Whip out a tube of 0.5 percent hydrocortisone, which can also help with inflammation and discomfort.
5. Keep it moisturised. As the skin starts to heal, apply moisturiser on it to keep it hydrated and eventually slough away the damaged skin.

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Editors’ Picks: Nourishing Night Masks and Eye Creams

It’s party season and that means late nights, more alcohol consumption than usual and perhaps a few naughty treats like sugary mince pies and candy canes.
Editors' Picks: Nourishing Night Masks and Eye Creams

It’s party season and that means late nights, more alcohol consumption than usual and perhaps a few naughty treats like sugary mince pies and candy canes. What does this all lead to? Bad skin, unfortunately. Now is the time to up the ante with your night-time skincare routine to combat all the stress the good times are putting on it. The POPSUGAR Australia editors’ each have a mask and eye cream duo they use when they need nourishment, hydration and just plain old help. Have you tried any of these?

Want more? Read all the Editors’ Picks here.

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POPSUGAR Diary: Our Week in Pics

Who else can’t believe we’ve come to the end of November?!
POPSUGAR Diary: Our Week in Pics

Who else can’t believe we’ve come to the end of November?! With Christmas just around the corner, our working week can be summed up in three words: Summer, Summer, Summer! From the books we’ll be reading (or have read!), to the shoes we’ll be wearing and the new beauty trends we’ll be trying, it all came flying at us this week.

We hit the Sydney premiere of Summer movie Anchorman 2, where stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd charmed their way through the crowds, we got re-acquainted with sugar — Cassie Platt’s book made us feel much better about it, though — and hit the headlands to burn it all off with the help of a very cool new watch.

In fashion and beauty, we “spotted” some slick Winter style coming out of Country Road and got a glimpse of Australia’s exclusive H&M line-up, while health and beauty editor Alison tried a fantastic new hair product that we think is going to take the world by storm. Click through to see all the visual evidence of our busy week, and don’t forget to follow POPSUGAR Australia on Instagram. Happy Friday!