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  • Humectants vs. Emollients vs. Occlusives - What Is The Difference?

    Humectants vs. Emollients vs. Occlusives - What Is The Difference?

    For some of you (myself included - science terms tend to freak me out), even the title of this blog post is intimidating! But don’t fear, Team Wander is here! Today we’re getting into the science behind our moisturizers, which type is right for you, and how to find them. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about humectants, emollients, and occlusives. Put on your lab coat and read on!

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  • How To Get Ready in Five Minutes or Less (with Five Products or Less)

    How To Get Ready in Five Minutes or Less (with Five Products or Less)

    These days, it seems like a daily mini miracle to get up, get out of the bed, and be productive. We know the thought of getting ready seems a bit crazy. However, on the days that we do put on a bit of makeup and change into “hard pants” (you know… NOT leggings), we feel SO much better. Basically, look good, feel good. 

    Pulling your look together (and consequently, feeling good) doesn’t have to take a long time. In fact, Wander Beauty is here to show you how to get ready in five minutes or less, using only five products (or less). We’ll have you feeling confident and ready for your next Zoom meeting in no time.

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  • What Are Ceramides and Why Do You Need Them In Your Skincare Routine?

    What Are Ceramides and Why Do You Need Them In Your Skincare Routine?

    What are ceramides? They’re essentially lipids, or fats, that are found naturally in high concentrations in the uppermost layers of the skin. Considering that they account for over 50% of skin’s composition, it’s no surprise that they play an important role in your skin’s health. 

    Ceramides…. Sounds scary doesn’t it? But I assure you, ceramides shouldn’t be feared. In fact, they’re super beneficial in your anti-aging skincare lineup and your body already produces it naturally! If you’re curious about ceramides, read on for the full rundown. 

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  • How To Give Yourself a Facial Massage

    How To Give Yourself a Facial Massage

    If you’re reading this, you likely know how important it is to choose the right skincare products in order to have the brightest, most youthful skin possible. But did you know that you may be missing a crucial step? Just like you stretch after a hard workout, a facial massage could relieve the tension in the often neglected facial muscles. Now more than ever, you’ve got the time to play around with your skincare routine: Try adding in a five minute facial massage and by the time we’re finished social distancing, you’ll have refreshed, glowing skin!

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  • 5 Steps For The Perfect At-Home Manicure

    5 Steps For The Perfect At-Home Manicure

    Raise your hand if you miss your nail tech! *Raises both hands* With salons closed, many of us have been performing our own beauty services at home. And even though we've watched the process time and time again, a quick refresher can help you get the job done with confidence! Read on to find out how to nail the perfect at-home manicure in 5 steps. 

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  • 3 Fun Makeup Ideas to Boost Your Mood While Staying Indoors

    3 Fun Makeup Ideas to Boost Your Mood While Staying Indoors

    Are you getting tired of your WFH makeup routine? Because SAME. I need something new! I know you're probably thinking, why is she even bothering to put on makeup? I notice that on the days where I do get up and get ready, I feel calmer, more productive and focused, and it gives me a sense of normalcy. 

    I also know that now more than ever, I need something to look forward to. I need something to brighten my mood. That’s the power of makeup! When you feel confident, your spirts are instantly lifted. Plus, now is the time to try creative new looks that you may be too afraid to try when you're headed to the office. Read on if you’re ready for mood boosting makeup!

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  • Skincare Tips While Wearing A Protective Face Mask

    Skincare Tips While Wearing A Protective Face Mask

    All around the world, people are learning what it feels like to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). While these protective measures help keep us safe and reduce the transmission of COVID-19, for many of us, especially healthcare professionals, wearing masks and face coverings has resulted in skin issues including irritation, breakouts, rashes, and bruising. The friction from the mask rubbing against our skin coupled with the warm, moist environment caused from our trapped breath can cause mild to severe skin irritation. Wearing masks is critical for keeping us safe and flattening the curve so how can we reduce the skin irritation many of us are experiencing? Read on for our tips!

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  • What Is Blue Light and How Does It Affect Your Skin?

    What Is Blue Light and How Does It Affect Your Skin?

    Is staying indoors all day giving you a case of the blue light blues? You’re not alone. As many of us continue to shelter in place, our screen time has increased astronomically. Many of our personal and professional interactions are now happening via video conference, and not to mention the increased hours we’re spending on our devices to fight boredom. So is blue light bad for you? Keep reading to find out! 

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  • Mask & Chill: Our Favorite Ways To Multitask While We Mask

    Mask & Chill: Our Favorite Ways To Multitask While We Mask

    We all know that self care is important, especially during this crazy time. And while skincare can be a big part of a self care routine, we also know that it’s important to incorporate other relaxing activities to holistically care for your body. That’s why we’re talking about mask & chill: the best way to practice skincare AND self care. Read on for our run down on relaxation. 

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  • Destination Home: How To Plan a Staycation In Your House

    Destination Home: How To Plan a Staycation In Your House

    As shelter in place orders continue in many places, our professional and personal lives have collided. The lack of division between our work space and personal space can definitely be overwhelming. It feels like now more than ever, we could all use a vacation. Don’t let staying indoors discourage you - you can still have a good time at home! Keep reading for our favorite tips for planning the ultimate staycation. 

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