In middle school, we all were taught the importance of deodorant. I remember way too vividly some of the boys in my grade rolling on the Old Spice and dousing themselves in Axe body spray. Middle school is a rough time, whether you smell good, bad or overpowering.
Sometimes you don’t notice a new fad until you bump into it. That’s what happened to me, literally, when my shopping cart sideswiped a display of toothbrushes with black bristles. I took a closer look at the Oral-B toothbrush and discovered it was infused with charcoal. And there was some Crest black-and white-striped charcoal toothpaste to go with it.
If you have ever walked the long toothbrush aisle in a big-box store undecided, we have good news for you: “The best toothbrush is the one you’re using in your hand, if you’re using it right,” says dentist Mark Burhenne, creator and author of Ask the Dentist. We asked five experts for their picks. No matter what brush you choose, Burhenne says, what’s most important is to aim for the gum, to not overbrush and to try to clean for two minutes, depending on what kind of diet you eat; more sugar and processed foods equals more brushing.
The latest craze on beauty blogs seems to be honey. But not for the reason you think. No, the sites aren’t promoting that you eat it. Rather, they’re telling you to slather it all over your face as a cleanser. Sounds pretty messy to me.
While at a recent editorial meeting, Alison Matas mentioned that she started drinking protein shakes. I immediately thought of those gym rats who make protein shakes and talk all about their “gains.” I admit, I gave Alison the weirdest look and questioned whether she was trying to bulk up.
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