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Halloween Skincare Recovery - MINDBODY
Beauty
Published Friday Sep 27, 2019 by Celeste Thomas

Your Halloween Skincare Recovery Guide

Skincare
Beauty
Expert Advice

One of the most beloved seasons is here – fall! Not only is fall the best because of pumpkin-flavored everything, but it’s also the only time of year that you can dress up in crazy costumes and attempt to pull off awesome makeup like on HBO’s Euphoria
 
Dressing up, eating sweets, and drinking a skinny margarita is so fun, but coming home and taking off layers of makeup is totally not. So, today I'm going to give you some tips on how to take off your Halloween makeup and nourish your skin post-party. 
 

A better way to remove fake eyelashes.

Fake eyelashes are super cute, but taking them off can be a pain! The best way to remove fake eyelashes without damaging your natural lashes is to use organic olive oil. Applying olive oil to a cotton ball and then dabbing your eyelid will loosen the glue so you can gently remove the fake lashes. Plus, your lashes will thank you for rehydrating them with rich nutrients found in olive oil, like vitamins E and K.
 

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A better way to remove fake eyelashes.

Fake eyelashes are super cute, but taking them off can be a pain! The best way to remove fake eyelashes without damaging your natural lashes is to use organic olive oil. Applying olive oil to a cotton ball and then dabbing your eyelid will loosen the glue so you can gently remove the fake lashes. Plus, your lashes will thank you for rehydrating them with rich nutrients found in olive oil, like vitamins E and K.
 

Remove glitter, smarter.

Let’s be honest—removing glitter is a nightmare, but luckily I know a way you can take off heavy glitter without scraping your skin and eyes with tape! Start by looping a piece of scotch tape, sticky side out, and attaching it to itself at the ends, creating the perfect de-glittering device. Slip your fingers in the loop and begin lightly pressing the tape onto the glitter, removing it section by section. Repeat as many times as possible to remove as much as humanly possible, the rest will come off when you cleanse.

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Remove glitter, smarter.

Let’s be honest—removing glitter is a nightmare, but luckily I know a way you can take off heavy glitter without scraping your skin and eyes with tape! Start by looping a piece of scotch tape, sticky side out, and attaching it to itself at the ends, creating the perfect de-glittering device. Slip your fingers in the loop and begin lightly pressing the tape onto the glitter, removing it section by section. Repeat as many times as possible to remove as much as humanly possible, the rest will come off when you cleanse.

Cleanse and moisturize. 

At this point, it’s time to give your skin a thorough wash. I recommend doing a double cleanse (two one minute washes) to really remove any leftover makeup on the skin. After the first cleanse, you can use a moist cotton pad to determine if a second wash is necessary. If the cotton pad has makeup on it, definitely give it a second wash. Once your face is free from all that Halloween makeup, it’s essential to hydrate your skin with a good moisturizer—especially after exposing your skin to irritating products like toxic paints, sprays, and glue. I love moisturizers that have Squalane Oil, an olive oil derivative that hydrates without clogging pores.
 
And that’s how to enjoy Halloween night without waking up with a skin hangover! For more fall-ish blog posts, check out my fall skin savers, or my simple fall nontoxic makeup look
 
Want more seasonal skincare tips? Follow @thetruespoon and check out The True Spoon for skin education, #eattoglow recipes, and more! 
 

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Cleanse and moisturize. 

At this point, it’s time to give your skin a thorough wash. I recommend doing a double cleanse (two one minute washes) to really remove any leftover makeup on the skin. After the first cleanse, you can use a moist cotton pad to determine if a second wash is necessary. If the cotton pad has makeup on it, definitely give it a second wash. Once your face is free from all that Halloween makeup, it’s essential to hydrate your skin with a good moisturizer—especially after exposing your skin to irritating products like toxic paints, sprays, and glue. I love moisturizers that have Squalane Oil, an olive oil derivative that hydrates without clogging pores.
 
And that’s how to enjoy Halloween night without waking up with a skin hangover! For more fall-ish blog posts, check out my fall skin savers, or my simple fall nontoxic makeup look
 
Want more seasonal skincare tips? Follow @thetruespoon and check out The True Spoon for skin education, #eattoglow recipes, and more! 
 

Celeste Thomas
Written by
Celeste Thomas
Holistic Skincare Expert
About the author
Celeste Thomas is a registered nurse and holistic skincare expert. Her genetically acne-prone skin is the vehicle for her devout exploration into the ever-evolving skincare industry. Celeste utilizes her medical expertise, passion for holistic wellness, and her constant quest for knowledge to meticulously comb through the noise to find what truly works. Celeste aims to inspire unconditional skin confidence on her instagram @thetruespoon and blog The True Spoon through skin education, #eattoglow recipes, and more.
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Fitness
Published Wednesday Jul 28, 2021 by Bree Lewis

Sweat Redemption: 5 Tips for Getting Back Into Your Hot Yoga Practice

Yoga
Fitness
Expert Advice

If you’ve ever taken a hot yoga class, you know it’s always going to be one thing—outrageously hot. Not the “let’s hang by the pool and get that sun-kissed glow” kind of hot either. I’m talking that “I can't believe I have this much sweat in my body” and “I may or may not pass out” kind of hot. It’s nothing to mess around with, and after a year or so of not being able to go, it’s easy to forget just how serious that heat can be.

To get the maximum enjoyment and benefits out of your heated yoga classes, you need to prepare yourself before and take care of yourself afterward. Luckily, I’ve been taking some classes (sweating enough for the both of us) and I’ve listed my five favorite must-dos to help you readjust to your heated classes and get back to the hot yoga summer that we all want.

1. Go at your own pace

Heated classes are difficult in nature. The normal difficulty of regular poses is mixed in with the added challenges of sweating and dealing with the humidity and the heat (at times, I’ve seen the thermostat climb to 108 degrees—yikes!). Depending on what type of yoga class you’re taking (sculpt, Bikram, power vinyasa), the difficulty level and temperature are going to vary. It’s also important to remember that each person in the room is going to practice in a way that’s unique to them. Hours slept, hydration levels, food intake, and different lifestyles are all contributing factors that make our practices different. What you practice on your mat is your own––trust your body and only do what feels right to you.  And remember, it’s okay to take breaks!

2. Hydrate like your life depends on it (honestly, it might)

The rise in temperature mixed in with the humidity that we all know and love creates the perfect recipe for sweating—like A LOT. You go into a heated class dry and come out feeling like you just took a dip in the pool. Before heated classes, I had no idea it was physically possible to sweat that much. If you’re going to a heated class, especially after a long break, it’s easy to forget just how much you might sweat. Is it possible to lose that much water if you haven’t consumed it first? Trust me, going into your heated class super hydrated is going to make a world of difference and help you feel good throughout your practice. And don’t forget to take some sips of H2O while you’re practicing!  

3. Nourish your body

Heated classes are challenging, but I can’t stop going. Nothing quite compares to overcoming the challenge— and experiencing the cleanse my body feels after I’m done. It’s the perfect blend of hard and rewarding, but I couldn’t do it if my body wasn’t properly nourished. On the days I know I have a heated class booked; I like to make sure I am eating right. I make sure to take my vitamins and fuel my body with fruits, vegetables, and my favorite superfood shake. I hold off on food about an hour before my practice, so I feel comfortable. After the class, I like to replenish with a big protein shake (boosted with collagen to aid with muscle recovery and skin elasticity). There is no one-way path for properly nourishing your body but making sure you’re fueled for the challenge of a heated class is essential for getting the most out of your practice and feeling good on and off your mat.

4. Replenish those electrolytes

Increasing and maintaining your water intake on the days you take a heated class is important, but sometimes you need something a little extra. If you’re sweating that much, you’re basically an athlete (at least in my book) and if you’re performing like a rockstar yogi, you need to hydrate like one as well. That means replenishing those lost electrolytes. Reward yourself and your body for the hard work and treat yourself to your favorite drink. I switch off between electrolyte-boosting drinks and coconut water depending on what I’m in the mood for that day. Adding these to my post-practice self-care routine has helped me feel more hydrated after and ready to take on the world again after especially sweaty classes.

5. Bring the right equipment

Usually, a yoga mat is all you need for your practice––but heated classes are a different ballgame. I’ve gone with just a mat, and I’ve slipped all over the place. Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than having sweat drip all over the place while you’re trying to hold a pose that makes you grip your mat for dear life (never again). Make sure you bring a towel to place over your mat, this will help with support and grip. Bringing a smaller towel is also a good idea. You can use the smaller towel to dry yourself off during water breaks or whenever you’re feeling just a bit too sweaty. This is a small step that makes a world of difference during those super-hot classes.

So, there you have it. Five of my favorite tips (more like lifesavers) that have helped me readjust to those heated classes I love so much. Getting back into it is a challenge for us all, so know you’re not alone. No matter where you’re at in your practice, remember to be kind and gentle to yourself––celebrating your health and your body’s ability to do what you love. We’re all just getting back out there, together.

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Written by
Bree Lewis
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Born and raised in a small mountain town just south of Yosemite National Park, Bree is an avid lover of health, wellness, and connecting to the outside world around us. As a Cal Poly English major alumn, she has a knack for books, writing, and all things words. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, drinking craft beers, and keeping life jazzy!