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The Best Beauty Tips from Our #PSWBeauty Twitter Chat!

Apr/14/2014 at 01:02 PM ET

Twitter Beauty TipsPeople Stylewatch

Our May issue has finally hit stands, and it’s packed with 50 beauty tips you can’t live without. In honor of its release, we asked all of you to submit your wackiest, craziest and most amazing beauty tips on Twitter with the hashtag #PSWBeauty. Throughout the day we received some killer advice that we never would have thought of ourselves! (One fave: Nails always chipping? Try rolling your polish bottle between your hands instead of shaking it.) Check out some of our favorite tweets from the chat — submitted by beauty brands we love as well as PEOPLE StyleWatch readers — to discover new tricks that might not have known about.
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The Self-Tanner for People Who Hate Self-Tanning

Apr/14/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

If you can wipe yourself off with a towel, you can master using this self-tanner. If you have five minutes to spare, you’ve got time to give yourself an allover glow with this self-tanner. And if you can type STYLE15, you can get an exclusive discount on this self-tanner.

Take it from someone who has tried dozens and dozens of at-home bronzers: It doesn’t get easier than this. These towelettes don’t require a PhD in self-tanning in order to avoid streaks, splotches, stains on your clothes and orange spots. All you have to do is swipe a towel over your body, let it try for a couple minutes then get dressed and wait for your glow to appear.

Within a few hours, you’ll look like you just came back from vacation … not like you spent the last few months in jeans and sweaters, hibernating during a Polar Vortex.

Click here to shop them and be sure to enter STYLE15 to get an extra 15% off (for first-time Joyus customers).

Now all that’s left to do is break out those spring dresses and show off your tan!

And P.S. If you’re not looking to give yourself a tan, but you want your skin to just look more perfect, smoother and free of imperfections like cellulite, this other magical product, Prtty Peashun lotion, is for you.

–Zoë Ruderman

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WATCH: Dove's Beauty Patch Experiment Has Everyone Talking

Apr/09/2014 at 11:10 AM ET

Dove’s beauty campaigns are always buzzworthy. They’re aimed to bolster body confidence and empowerment — like the Beauty Sketches spot from last year — and the brand’s latest video is bound to spark some conversation. Read More

We Tried It: Oil Pulling (Because Gwyneth Paltrow Told Us To)

Mar/27/2014 at 03:39 PM ET

We Tried It: Oil PullingCourtesy Brittany Talarico

What it is: An ancient Ayurvedic dental remedy that involves swishing coconut oil (you can also use sesame or sunflower oil) for 20 minutes to boost oral health, whiten teeth, detoxify the body and improve your complexion (Sounds too good to be true, right?)

Who Tried It: Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor

Why She Tried It: One of my best friends told me about it, and as soon as I heard “all natural teeth whitening” I was game. (I’m a sucker for teeth whitening.) Plus, Gwyneth Paltrow told me she’s an avid oil puller (Shailene Woodley loves it too), so I knew I had to try it. (Seriously, if GOOP says so …)

How crazy is it on a scale from 1 to Ridiculous? I’d give it a 7.5. Not gonna lie, it’s tough and time consuming. You definitely feel a bit “cuckoo” while you’re swishing (more on that below)

RELATED: More of the best beauty tips you’ve never heard!
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Gwyneth Paltrow: 'I'm 41, So I Need to Be a Girl and Deal With Products'

Mar/20/2014 at 01:14 PM ET

Gwyneth Paltrow RestorseaCourtesy Restorsea

We like to think of Gwyneth Paltrow as our own personal lifestyle guru. From her bold crop top-wearing skills to her crazy cleanses to those GOOP newsletters (yes, we subscribe!), the actress is everywhere (including in our head as we get ready). So it’s no surprise Restorsea tapped Paltrow as the new face of their skincare line. (After all, she did nab PEOPLE’s World’s Most Beautiful woman title.)

What are her secrets to a flawless complexion? “I try to always cleanse my skin and moisturize at night. I’ve gotten a lot better at it,” she tells PEOPLE. “I used to just wash my face with a wash cloth and water. But now I’m 41, so I need to be a girl and deal with products and put them on and stuff. I still think a hot wash cloth is a really good exfoliator, and I still use it. But I put a cleanser on first. Exfoliation is super important. A hot wash cloth and good scrub.”
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Shailene Woodley's Best Beauty Advice: 'Be Pregnant With the World' and More

Mar/19/2014 at 11:47 AM ET

Shailene Woodley beauty tipsGregg DeGuire/Wireimage

Ask almost any actress on the red carpet for beauty secrets, and she’ll invariably say “Moisturize!” or “Use sunscreen!” Not Shailene Woodley. When asked for her best tip at Tuesday night’s L.A. premiere of Divergent, she said:

“Get in a bath and look at your body and be like, ‘Wow, thank you so much for hosting my mind and my heart,’ like as women you know, and also be pregnant with the world. I think that’s really beautiful beauty advice, like, close your eyes and think about all of the other women out there who aren’t in positions to be on a red carpet in Hollywood tonight enjoying this beautiful weather and all of these beautiful smiles and put those women in your womb and be pregnant with them and send them love.”

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While that may be easier said than done, Woodley has offered up some simpler-to-follow (but still slightly out there) beauty advice in the past. If you’re looking to follow the Woodley plan for shiny hair and great skin, try some of the below tips.
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Jennifer Lopez: 'I Feel Like I Felt When I Was 28'

Mar/11/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Jennifer Lopez April InStyleMichelangelo Di Battista for InStyle

Jennifer Lopez has a million projects in the works. She’s a weekly host on American Idol, shooting a new TV drama, about to drop her 10th studio album, the head of her own clothing empire for Kohls and mom to 6-year-old twins. We got exhausted just typing that, but Lopez, 44, maintains she has more energy than ever.

“I feel like I felt when I was 28,” she tells the April issue of InStyle magazine. “My bones don’t hurt. I feel great. I actually feel better, more confident. Of course I still have the nerves, but now I know how to control them. When I was in my twenties, I wasn’t sure of myself. Now I can really stretch. I don’t have to stay in the box. At this point I can say to myself, ‘So what if I fall, so what?’ I’m going to get back up.”

And Lopez says she’s in great company now that the cultural perspective towards women in their forties has shifted. “The turning point was a couple of years ago when the September issue of women’s magazines had cover girls who were all over 40 — Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, me. It was hard not to be happy. That says something about our society. People used to believe their life — or at least their life as a performer — was over at 28 or some ungodly age! God, when I think of myself back then, I had no idea who I was. I think I’m barely getting that under control now.” Read More

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