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People Are Doing 2000s Makeovers on TikTok, And The Amount Of Body Glitter Present Is Pretty Precious

Does anyone know how to recycle better than the fashion industry? When it comes to fashion, old will eventually become new yet again. We’ve just got to wait long enough for trends to reset and for the cycle to come around again. It looks like it’s finally our time to shine. If you sported sparkly butterfly clips, over-sized hoops, mirror-like gloss, and frosted eye shadow, prepare to feel just a little bit nostalgic.

Girls on Tik Tok are giving themselves 2000’s inspired makeovers and our preteen selves are loving these looks.

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Set to Britney Spear’s Iconic 2000s bop “Oops!… I Did It Again,” Tik Tok users are having tons of fun with their looks. Using fashion trends that are nearly 20 years old at this point, the video-sharing site is full of these creative early Millennium looks.

This Tic Tok user shows us how to rock the 2000s chola vibe and we’re feeling very seen.

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Complete with thinned out eyebrows and supermini shades, Tik Tok’s @Natalie.Angle looks like she’s come off the set of the 2000s’ “Charlie’s Angels” reboot. We have to admit that over-sized hoops are peek new Millennium but us Latinas never really dropped the accessory from our bad of tricks. When something works, we’ve got to stick with it, after all.

This one features those over-sized, bedazzled sunglasses that were en vogue back in the 2000s.

Tik Tok / @chaseevers_

Tik Tok user @chaseevers_ looks like every mean girl in every movie set in the 2000s. The dark lip liner paired with the glossy lip has her looking like a Paris Hilton wannabe and we can admit that we maybe tried this looked out once or twice.

This one comes complete with the “Loser” L hand gesture on her forehead.

Tik Tok / @Sophiekraynak

We’ve got to respect this look. Is there anything more 2000s than low rise jeans and a cropped halter tank? Maybe the hairstyle that Tik Tok user @Sophiekraynak is sporting in her 2000s makeover. We can totally see her as an extra on a Christina Aguilera music video.

This Twitter user looks just like a Bratz Doll from the new Millennium.

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The use of butterfly hair clips and metallic lip gloss reminds us of every photo shoot we ever saw in the pages of “Seventeen Magazine.” The addition of those over-sized platinum white sunglasses makes her look like she’s the 2000s’ hottest new pop star. We can just see her dodging the paparazzi with a large frappuccino in one hand and a tiny puppy tucked under her arm.

The use of a bandanna in her hair makes this Tik Tok user look like a 2000s It Girl.

Tik Tok / @elsasjÖkvist

In her video, Tik Tok user @ELSASJÖKVIST uses a very slim brow brush to draw in the notoriously thin eyebrows that everyone sported in the year 2000. While we aren’t looking to have that trend come back, we have to give it up for her authenticity. Also, check her use of a scarf for a belt. Peek 2000s vibes. 

Is this a long lost member of Destiny’s Child!?

Tik Tok / @positiveidaa

Remember “Survivors” era Destiny’s Child? After all the lineup drama when Michelle, Kelly, and Beyoncé finally cemented themselves as the true members of the 2000s girl group. This look is straight out of that time. We’re loving this mix of military chic that Tik Tok user @positiveidaa is serving us in her video. 

Didn’t Fergie rock this look back in the day? 

Tik Tok / @giannantonelli

Again, lip gloss as shiny as mirrored sunglasses was what 2000s style was all about. This Tik Tok user’s slicked down and rubber-banded bangs are another fashion choice that we’ve only ever seen in the new Millennium.

Butterfly clips WERE our preteen years so we adore this user’s style. 

Tik Tok / @misocolorful

That frosted eye shadow is giving us chills all the way from here. Coupled with her super glossy lips and clear backpack, we can see Tik Tok user @misocolorful hanging at her local mall’s food court back in the mid-2000s.

We’re eager to see how long it will take before the next generation roasts this decade’s looks. Either way, we’re sure that we will feel oddly nostalgic and have to give it up for all the styles that didn’t age as well as we thought they would.

We Asked, You Answered: Best Acne Remedies

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We Asked, You Answered: Best Acne Remedies

No doubt about it, acne breakouts can cause a world of woe. As the country’s most general skin condition in the country, we were pretty certain that you had at least one or two experiences dealing with a pesky pimple. If you have, you probably have questions about how to tackle them and how to prevent them. To get answers, we reached out to you for your best acne remedies and boy did you deliver.

These are the top recommendations we found on Instagram when we asked what tried-and-true acne remedies that have worked for you.

Aztec Clay

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“Aztec Secret Bentonite Clay mask with Apple Cider vinegar!!”- one user wrote in reply to our post. Aztec Clay is a 100% Calcium Bentonite Clay that works to heal skin and comes in powder form. To activate the ingredients, many of our users wrote that they used equal parts of apple cider vinegar or water and mixed everything together in a bowl. You can apply this product in a 1/8 inch layer on your skin and allow to try before scrubbing it off after 20 minutes.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Instagram user ven_bailame recommended the use of apple cider vinegar and her recommendation was multiplied by so many of the replies in our post. Apple Cider Vinegar has proven to be a popular acne solution by many for years. According to Healthline, apple cider vinegar has organic acids that can kill bacteria that causes acne while also reducing the appearance of scars.

Healthy sleeping habits

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“Change your pillow cases like every few days, don’t put your phone on your cheek🙌”- lettyaldrete wrote.

And it’s true! Regularly changing your bed sheets and pillow cases is so key to ensuring your skin stays clean and acne-free. Sheets are often loaded with bacteria that can clog your skin’s pores and can increase the chances that bacteria causes acne.

Healthy eating habits

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“Healed from the inside out by eating lots of foods that have probiotics like yogurt, keifer, kimchi, combucha, etc.”– dre_dayy13

The old adage “you are what you eat” could never be truer when it comes to your skin. Pump your system with poor foods will undoubtedly produce bad results when it comes to your skin. If you notice breakouts whenever you eat foods that are low in protein and high in saturated fats, it might be time to take a review of your diet.

Accutane.

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In response to our post, Instagram user jjolieth wrote that Accutane has been her go-to for tried and true acne relief. The controversial, and relatively misunderstood, medication is used to treat severe cystic acne as well as acne that is hormonal and persistent. Like any medication, you’ll want to read up and educate yourself about Accutane and discuss using it with your doctor. This acne cure comes with a powerful punch as well as potentially severe side-effects.

Find out if it’s hormonal

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“If it’s on the jaw and cheeks, that’s hormonal…take herbs that balance your hormones-chaste tree berry, maca root, primrose oil,” lettyaldrete also shared.

Hormonal acne can have various cures but it does need a certain and particular type of attention. Hormonal acne because of skin’s response to hormonal changes and comes often as a result of a rise in androgens, such as testosterone. When it comes to working to tackling hormonal acne, treatment might need to be more aggressive than just a change in diet or the use of oils. Many women turn to birth control, Accutane or other medications for treatment.

If You’re Guilty Of These 9 Bad Skin Care Habits It’s Time To Reconsider Your Daily Routine

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If You’re Guilty Of These 9 Bad Skin Care Habits It’s Time To Reconsider Your Daily Routine

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A good skin care routine is always evolving and improving. In the pursuit of flawless, glowing skin, it’s hard not to whip out our wallets at the news of every beauty-related technological advance. However, we have to be honest with ourselves and admit that we can’t just buy our way to good skin. Good skin is built off of consistent, healthy habits.

And although we say we’d do anything for good skin, we’re also human. That means a late-night partying or the rogue urge to pick at our skin can derail all the progress we’ve made over the past few weeks. Luckily for us, the new year is a clean slate and permission for us to re-commit to the skin care goals we may have neglected as 2018 wore on. In celebration of the new year, we’ve compiled a list of skin care habits we pledge to change in 2019.

1. Sleeping on Dirty Pillowcases

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As the year wears on and our schedules get busier, it’s hard to remember to wash our clothes every week, let alone our pillowcases. But we mention this resolution because it’s important. Unclean pillowcases can be a breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria–and that breeding ground comes into contact with our faces every night. Yes, we can steadfastly remove our makeup every night, but our pillowcases remain a veritable waste dump for any straggling debris that’s left on our faces at the day’s end. And there is always debris. To combat pillowcase buildup, have a few pillows on rotation, flip them regularly, and wash them once a week. Your pillows–and face–will be cleaner.

2. Using Abrasive Exfoliants

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Who doesn’t remember buying St. Ives’ Apricot scrub from CVS as a little girl and scrubbing our faces until they were red and raw? At the time, we thought we were helping our skin by giving it a much-needed exfoliation. But now we know that mechanical exfoliation like causes “micro tears” to the delicate skin of our faces. These “micro-tears” make our skin more vulnerable to environmental irritants and more susceptible to bacteria sneaking into our skin and inflaming it. In 2019, follow TLC’s lead and say no to scrubs.

3. “Forgetting” To Wear Sunscreen

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If you compile a list of advice from leading dermatologists, the one thing they’re all guaranteed to agree on is this: use sunscreen. Every. Day. Along with “drink more water”, it’s one of those pieces of advice that we’ve all heard a million times, and we’re all still struggling to adopt as a practice. Not only do sunscreens have the reputation of leaving your face like a Kabuki mask, they’re also famous for leaving behind a greasy film that makes makeup slide around your face like a skating rink. Fortunately, skin care technology has advanced in the past few years and lightweight, sheer sunscreens are now easy to find. That means you have no excuse to slather on the sunscreen after your moisturizer every day. That’s right–Every. Day.

4. Picking At Your Skin

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If you commit to changing any bad habit in the New Year, let it be this one: stop picking your face. We’ll be the first to admit that it’s hard to resist attacking a whitehead or clogged pore that looks ripe for popping, but most of the time, picking does more harm than good. Not only can it push more bacteria deeper into your pores, but it also inflames areas that were otherwise calm. Also, picking can leave permanent scars in its wake. Ladies, just say no to picking.

5. Sleeping in Your Makeup

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We’ve all been there–you come home from a crazy night out, tipsy, tired, and ready to flop into bed. The last thing you want to do is drag yourself into the bathroom subject yourself to your seemingly endless skin care routine. So you decide to close your eyes for a few moments just to rest a bit before you wash your face and…you get the picture. We understand that washing your face before bed is sometimes just impossible, so at the very least, commit to removing your makeup every night before bed in 2019. This means keeping a pack of makeup remover wipes by your bedside at all times. That way, you’ll have no excuse to snooze in your makeup.

6. Not Washing Your Makeup Brushes

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Our makeup brushes are one of the tools we use every day but overlook when it comes to upkeep. Like any device that comes into contact with our faces, they need a good scrub-down once in a while. Foundation brushes, especially, should be cleaned at least once a week. If the idea of committing to a makeup brush cleaning schedule seems daunting, invest in a brush-cleaning pad for your sink. Not only will it cut down cleaning time, but it will work to get deeper into the brush bristles, ensuring a more thorough clean.

7. Product Overload

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With all the incredible skin care products out on the market right now, it can be tempting to buy everything you see that has a five-star review on Amazon. However, this approach to skin care can be counter-productive. Not only do some active ingredients react negatively together (like salicylic acid and retinoids), over-treating your skin can cause your skin to over-react. This means that your skin can over-compensate for its oil-loss by producing even more sebum to make up the difference. That can result in a one-two punch of dehydrated, oily skin. Keep your skin care regimen simple by sticking to cleansing, toning, and moisturizing with a few tried and true products on rotation. Your skin likes routine!

8. Drinking Too Much Alcohol

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You may hate hearing this, but it’s true: alcohol is bad for your skin. Not only does drinking produce toxic byproducts in your liver, inflame your bodily tissue and dilate your pores, it also dehydrates your skin and overall body. If cutting out drinking completely is unrealistic, try to stick to less inflammatory alcohols like red wine, which contain the antioxidant resveratrol. That way, you can have your wine and drink it too.

9. Stressing Out

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And finally, the bad skin habit that beats them all: stress. Science tells us that high levels of stress cause the body to release the hormone cortisol, which not only incites the over-production of sebum in your glands but can contribute to eczema and psoriasis flare-ups. Although we could write a whole thesis statement on the negative effects of stress on the mind, body, and spirit, we’ll keep it simple. In 2019, pledge to take things less seriously, breathe deeper, remain present, and put yourself first once in a while. That way, by 2020, you’ll be glowing from the inside out.

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