Frequently Asked Questions

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A: In terms of finding the time to work out, it’s easier to stick to a workout schedule when you commit to it in advance. On Sunday night, take the time to plan out your workouts for the week. Morning workouts can be a good solution when your evenings are all booked up (just make sure you’re getting to bed a bit earlier to compensate). If you struggle with the follow-through, signing up for classes or making a plan to go with a friend can help hold you accountable – and provide a good excuse if anyone asks you to make plans.

A: There are definitely certain products and beauty tricks that can come to the rescue after a sleepless night. Refinery29 recommends freezing two spoons while you get ready in the morning. Once chilled, gently press them into your eye sockets (with the curved side facing your skin). Be sure to apply the spoons to your under-eyes to help reduce any puffing – and to avoid dreaded dark circles. A hydrating eye cream such as Korres Quercetin and Oak Antiageing and Antiwrinkle Eye Cream can help further reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness by firming and tightening your skin.

A: To a certain extent, glycation is something that both can’t and shouldn’t necessarily be avoided. Sugar – especially the good kind found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains – is actually vital to our health because of the role it plays in energy metabolism (it’s essentially fuel for both our cells and bodies). That said, there’s definitely an incentive to avoid the bad sugars such as white sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and the ones found in simple carbs like white bread and pasta, which studies have shown speed up the rate of glycation by 10 times compared with glucose, according to Elle. When you’re craving carbs, reach for whole grains and brown rice as healthier alternatives that offer less glucose.

A: When you know the weather calls for a hat, be mindful of your hairstyle for that day. When you’re wearing a fitted cap or trapper, make sure your hair is sleek, straight and completely dry, or you’ll get that dreaded dent all day. Before you put your hat on, part your hair on the opposite side. When you get to the office and remove your hat, reverse your part for extra volume. If a beret is more your style, you can go with loose curls or waves, since there’s only one tight-fitting edge. You can also keep a bottle of dry shampoo and texturizing spray like Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo at your desk to add volume when your hair is particularly flat.

A: Waterproof eye makeup can be very stubborn, so make sure you use a high-quality eye makeup remover like Sothys Eye and Lip Makeup Removing Fluid or Elemis White Flowers Eye and Lip Make-up Remover. Try products called bi-phase removers, which require shaking to combine the two layers of liquid and remove even the longest-wearing makeup. The dual-phase formula uses oil to remove the makeup and water to cleanse and condition the area. If you see any spots that aren’t coming off after the first application, gently rub them with a cotton swab doused in makeup remover. After all traces of your eye makeup are gone, wash your face with your facial cleanser and follow with your normal skincare routine.

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