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What We’re Reading Now: Agave’s Dirty Secret, Apple Cider K-Cups, #MermaidThighs, 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.


~This facialist is changing lives. Forget exfoliation and extractions. Britta Plug from Treatment by Lanshin in Brookyln discusses her inside-out approach to the spa world. Her facials include pressure point stimulation, a face lifting massage, lymphatic drainage, and other techniques for some seriously empowering results. — Harpers Bazaar


~ Think twice about drizzling agave syrup over your morning oatmeal. Yes, it’s made from a plant and yes, it’s low on the glycemic index, but agave syrup is high in fructose and has so many chemicals it’s just as bad as table sugar. Yikes. — The Coveteur


~ This bare-faced bride is sweeping through social media. Busola Johnson’s wedding photo is stunning, from the delicate gown to her completely bare face. Is this the year of makeup free weddings? — InStyle


~ #MermaidThighs. The viral hashtag quickly rivals #thighgap and spreads a welcome message for body positivity. — Global News


~ A bath bomb, for your mouth. Lush recently came out with mouthwash tabs. They’re fizzy, tasty, and have adorable packaging. Go forth and have fresh breath. — Elle


~ You can buy apple cider vinegar K-cups. You heard us. “Gargle Away” by Nature’s Jeannie is a delightful concoction of apple cider vinegar, Himalayan sea salt, organic honey, licorice root, lemon, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Not only will it detoxify and fight inflammation, it also provides major relief for sore throats. — Well + Good


~ Vitamin B12. By now you’ve probably heard doctors telling you to get enough of it. Here’s why you should take them very seriously. — Prevention


~ Overwhelmed by the supplements aisle at your health food store? Here’s your guide on what to take and why. — Into the Gloss


~ Don’t be afraid to eat the ugly fruit. Noni juice, probably avoided because of its bumpy green skin, has terrific health benefits such as help with hormonal acne, wound healing, and Vitamin B absorption. — The Chalkboard


~ Got 14 seconds? Watch this viral video of a woman aging in reverse. — NewBeauty



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