What We’re Reading Now — Gwyneth Leaves Goop, Cannabis Tampons, Loving Birthmarks, And Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Charlotte’s got you. The best of the week is right here.

 

~ Gwyneth Paltrow steps away from Goop. In hopes of allowing Goop to expand further, she’s trying to break the bond that began in 2008 and has grown into quite a famous partnership. — The Fashion Spot

 

~ Oh, honey. Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima thinks she may have found the key to killing those sugar cravings. — Style Caster

 

~ Cannabis tampons. Not surprisingly, they help alleviate the pain of menstrual cramps. Also not surprising, a pack of four costs a hefty $44. Will you be satiated by marijuana or chocolate this month? — Yahoo

 

~ Don’t be so keen to rid yourself of belly fat. The fat on top of the muscle (subcutaneous fat) helps produce estrogen which in turn keeps us healthy and functioning. Maybe 6 packs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be? — Well + Good

 

~ How one girl is finding acceptance with her Phacomatosis pigmentokeratotica (excessive birth marks). Personally, we find them gorgeously unique. — Popsugar

 

~ We’re still on that sunscreen grind. Reapply often with this powder for even coverage and sun protection. — The Cut

 

~ Debbie Harry is still a punk icon at 69. She talks about sex, how the female music industry has changed, cosmetic surgery, and aging. — Telegraph

 

~ Women who douche may be twice as likely to develop Ovarian Cancer. Maybe it’s time to trust your au-naturale cleaning systems. — Daily Mail

 

~ Heather “The Heat” Hardy gives an inside look into the world of female boxing. Specifically how people don’t believe someone “so pretty” can be a great fighter. Who says she can’t be beauty and the beast? — Refinery29

 

~ What’s that smell? Aromatherapy. Treatments with essential oils can help with anything from a muscle pain to fatigue or depression. Though inhaling them may be soothing, placing the oils on the skin (correctly) is the most effective method. — Goop

 

~ Ashley Graham wrote an essay titled “Shamed If I Do, Shamed If I Don’t” where she focuses on the constant criticism of women’s bodies. The essay addresses the double standard of being criticized for being too big while also being judged for trying to lose weight or be too thin. — Lenny Letter

 

~ Mask lovers beware! For all the benefits of masks, there can be drawbacks for those of you who love them a little too much. — Style Caster

 

~ If you’re a victim of strawberry legs (dark pores), you’re not alone. Read this for advice on fixing those pesky spots. — Newbeauty

 

~ Want to tighten and de-puff your face? Meet the jade roller. A crucial element in many Chinese beauty routines, this anti-aging tool boosts circulation for brighter, smoother skin. — Vogue

 

Image: Erica Lee for Popsugar

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