‘The Old Guard’ Star KiKi Layne Swears This $20 Cleanser Is the Key to Helping With Acne

So now we’re turning the tables on Layne to get tips on how she unwinds, the skin-care treatment that’s working wonders, and the snack she can’t get enough of (don’t worry, it ships nationwide). Time for Your Fave’s Faves

My favorite way to relax

A great soak in a bath with a glass of red wine. Most recently I’ve discovered Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Matcha Green Tea Relaxing Foaming Bubble Bath. It’s so good because it’s not overpowering. It’s super nice. They even have one that has almond in it called Pure Epsom Salt Soak—Shea Butter and Almond Oil, as well as the Foaming Bath with Pure Epsom Salt and Hemp Seed Oil, and it’s so great. We all just need those relaxing moments.

Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Matcha Green Tea Relaxing Foaming Bubble Bath

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Dr Teal’s Epsom Salt Moisturizing Shea Butter and Almond Oil Foaming Bath

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The sneakers splurge I stand by

My favorite sneakers are these sparkly Louboutin sneakers that are pink with crystal studs. They are so comfortable. They’re insane. It’s like, ‘Am I going to go to Ralphs [grocery store] in these sneakers? Okay!’ I’m not afraid of sparkles. I modeled for Kate Spade, so I have sparkly Kate Spade shoes, bags, rings. Kate Spade definitely sparked my sparkle obsession, and I’m very happy about that.

Keds x Kate Spade New York Glitter Sneakers

Nordstrom

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The accessories brand I’m loving right now

I love big jewelry trends and moments, especially some gold hoops. But a jewelry line I just discovered is TL Retro. I can’t wait to buy more because they have really cool interesting pieces.

Hoops There It Is Earrings

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My skin-care savior

My face is in the worst place its been in a really long time, so I actually found this natural acne specialist here in Cincinnati, but she ships all over. It’s called the Pure Skin Beauty Bar. She’s a Black woman, and she specializes in helping people with their acne, especially Black women. I’ve only been using her products for a few weeks, and I’ve already noticed a huge difference. I eliminated everything else that I was using and have just been using her stuff. It’s made a huge difference.

Balancing Face Cleanser

Pure Beauty Skin Bar

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Illuminating Facial Toner

Pure Beauty Skin Bar

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The makeup staples I swear by

I’m obsessed with the Huda Beauty Re-Mastered Rose Gold eye shadow palette. Yo, that palette is everything! I love those metallics that are in there. I also love Pat McGrath’s lip glosses—all of them. They are just so moisturizing but not sticky. I’m like, ‘Thank you, Pat. Thank you.’ Another go-to gloss for me is Dior’s Addict Lip Gloss in Berry Glossy. I absolutely love the color. I’ve also been using Yara Shahidi’s glosses that she has with Bobbi Brown, and Fenty’s foundation was really a game changer for me. I hadn’t realized I wasn’t being as attentive to what my undertones are, so I’m very grateful for what Rihanna did with that. I love the Invisimatte Blotting Powder since I get so oily. The Fenty highlighter too.

Rose Gold Remastered Eyeshadow Palette

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Lust: Lip Gloss

Pat McGrath Labs

$28

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Dior Addict Stellar Lip Gloss

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Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Fenty Beauty

$35

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Invisimatte Blotting Powder

Fenty Beauty

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Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

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The hair conditioner that’s changed my life

I’ve been using Tracee Ellis Ross’s Pattern line, and the conditioner was a game changer for me. I can just feel immediately what it’s doing for my hair. So thank you, Tracee, for taking the time to really perfect these products and promote love of our coils and curls and kinks.

Heavy Conditioner for Coilies

Pattern

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Pattern

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My favorite high-waist jeans

My go-to leisure outfit in the summer is a pair of J. Brand high-rise jeans and a crop top. That’s all I need, and I’m ready to go.  I wear them a lot because they just fit so well and have such great jeans.

J Brand 1212 Runway High-Rise Slim Straight Jeans

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The perfect snack for watching TV

These chips called Grippos, which are a big thing in Cincinnati but will ship anywhere. Their BBQ chips are so good. They also have Grippos cheese puffs with their BBQ, tangy seasoning to it. Oh, my gosh. If there’s one thing that makes me so glad I’m in Cincinnati, it’s my family and Grippos. I always say, food is the way to get KiKi Layne wherever you want her to go. As long as I’m not cooking.

Grippos BBQ Potato Chips (18-Pack)

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My favorite action movies

I’m a huge fan of The Avengers, but Black Panther was so special to me. And Civil War. Watching that…it just went a little deeper than action films tend to go, just the struggle between these two heroes that we love.

The song that always lifts my spirits

Shalamar’s “A Night to Remember.” It’s an old-school song that has such a great groove to it, and is so fun. I’m kind of dancing even thinking about it right now. It automatically does that for me.

My recommended reading list

 I’m starting Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie because it’s been on my list. And then in the past couple of months, right before everything happened recently, I read the biography of Malcom X.

“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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My go-to app on my phone

This is going to sound so lame since I’m in a Netflix movie, but the Netflix app. I watched Avatar: The Last Airbender recently. I was so happy when I saw that was on Netflix. That’s been my most recent show obsession.

KiKi Layne’s The Old Guard is now streaming on Netflix. 

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor and newest Grippos devotee. You can follow her on Instagram here. 

How to Dye Your Hair: Tips for Coloring Your Hair At Home

Step 3: If you’re not using a pro-level highlight kit, try using a toothbrush to paint on the solution from root to ends, which can be more precise than some brushes. To prevent color from bleeding, prop each piece up away from your head with a cotton ball.

Step 4: Let the dye sit for the amount of time indicated (if you’re nervous, rinse one piece five minutes early and check the color, says Hazan). Wash and finish with a clear gloss treatment to help seal the color and boost shine. An editor favorite? Rita Hazan Ultimate Shine Gloss in Clear.

Madison Reed Light Works Balayage Highlighting Kit

Madison Reed Light Works Balayage Highlighting Kit

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Rita Hazan True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss

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How to dye your hair blond (or blonder):

First of all, let’s get one thing straight: Dyeing your hair more than one or two shades lighter at home is risky business. “If you’re going for a dramatic hair transformation, it’s best to leave this to a professional,” says celebrity colorist Marie Robinson, who is famous for her impeccably beautiful platinum blonds. “Otherwise you risk seriously damaging your hair.”

However, if you’re already blond and you want to go a little lighter, it can be achieved at home. (Brunettes and redheads, get thee to a salon!)

You’ll need:

Step 1: Before you do anything, follow the first three steps listed in the Allover Color section. Then, starting at the back of your head and working forward, apply the solution, keeping it one inch away from your roots. Massage the color in so every strand is covered.

Step 2: Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes, but check the progress every 5 to 10. “Don’t be alarmed if you see a tinge of red; hair exposes in stages as it lightens,” says Robinson.

Step 3: After 30 minutes, apply the rest of the solution onto your roots, and time for an additional 10 to 30 minutes, depending on how light you’re going.

Step 4: Rinse a strand above your ear and gently pull on it to make sure it doesn’t break. If it does, rinse your hair immediately and follow with a protein mask or bond repair product like Olaplex. If your hair still has a golden tint, leave the dye on for 10 more minutes, Robinson advises. If the color looks good, rinse with warm water, then shampoo your hair and condition.

Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Lightening Creme

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Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment

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What to do if you hate your new hair color:

The Net-a-Porter Sale 2020 Has Designer Deals at 70% Off

This summer has seen so many great fashion deals, and the Net-a-Porter sale is keeping things going with thousands of items on sale right now. This month, the online retailer—which carries luxury labels and emerging designers like Loewe, Khaite, and Cult Gaia—is having its big summer sale, with markdowns on everything from cover-ups and sandals to sustainable swimwear and bike shorts at 70% off. 

Net-a-Porter sales only happen twice a year, and shoppers from around the world hone their wishlists months in advance to score one of those seen-on-Instagram pieces at a seriously good discount. Retro-inspired bikinis, quality athleisure, and floral numbers are all ripe for the carting, and if you’re at a loss for summer outfit inspiration, now’s your chance to snag a designer piece you’ll enjoy for years to come. 

There are pages on pages of discounts, and we scoured all of them to find 11 can’t-miss picks. Shop them below, then venture into the Net-a-Porter sale for so many more amazing summer steals. 

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Jennifer Aniston Has a Lookalike Who Could Be Her Twin — See the Photos

It’s not every day that you come across someone who looks like Jennifer Aniston — let alone someone who could be her twin. The actor has a very distinct look, especially during the era of “the Rachel” cut. So, you can imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon an Instagram photo of a woman who looks nearly identical to the Friends star (save for her signature beachy blonde hair, that is). After doing a little digging, I learned that Aniston’s lookalike is a client of California-based hairstylist, Stephanie Carrillo, who had no idea what she was in for when she first posted her customer’s headshot.

“She’s been posted a few separate times now, and every single time my followers go crazy,” says Carrillo in an email to Allure. “They even go as far as to tag Jennifer Aniston!” And well, we can definitely see why. Even with different hair colors, there’s an uncanny resemblance between Aniston and the unnamed client, who, unlike the Marley & Me star, has reddish-blonde hair with golden highlights.

First, here’s a photo of Jennifer Aniston in case you need, uh, reminding? 

Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Now marvel at her lookalike:

Folks were quick to notice the similarities between the two women and didn’t waste any time commenting on Carrillo’s post about it. They’ve been leaving messages like, “Omg Jennifer Aniston??” “I didn’t know you did jenn Annistons hair,” and “She looks like @jenniferaniston 😍.” And those are just a few of many.

Additionally, it’s worth noting that people are obsessed with the client’s strawberry blonde hair color, which is a gorgeous shade to try for summer if you’re a blonde or redhead who wants to step out of your comfort zone. On the other hand, perhaps you want to take a page out of Aniston’s book and go golden blonde with natural highlights. Either way, changing up your hair color is a great way to get out of a rut — and let’s be real, many of us are in one right now.

Hair inspiration aside, this is definitely one celebrity doppelgänger we won’t soon forget.


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I’m A Queer, Black, Disabled Woman. It’s Not My Job to Educate You

“Who is oppressing Black members of the LGBT community?” I squeezed my phone. I knew nothing was going to happen between us when I saw that Instagram message in my inbox.

I met this guy—the one in my DMs asking me questions that could have been a simple Google search for a few YouTube videos—briefly at a 2020 New Year’s Eve party. An artsy-type with a nice beard, deep melanated skin, and a sweet smile. He took my photograph and we exchanged Instagram profiles at the end of the party. I was daydreaming of the moment where we would level up our conversations in a more romantic way.

I was not dreaming of educating Mr. New Year’s Eve on privilege after he sent me an excerpt of an Instagram video by Billy Porter, which addresses the Black community’s need to get “our house in order” regarding queer and gender non-conforming Black folks within our community.

In the video, Porter highlights the unique oppression Black LGBTQ+ people face within the Black community. “My basic human rights have been up for legislation every single day that I have had breath in my body from all sides—and by that I mean that the Black community’s relationship with the LGBTQ+ community is appalling at best and eerily similar to that of white supremacists versus black folk,” Porter said. “Hear me, Black people, and hear me well. I’m calling you out right here and right now. You cannot expect our demands of equality to be met with any real legislative policy and change when y’all turn around and inflict the same kind of hate and oppression on us.”

I am a queer, Black, and disabled woman so I get Porter’s message. I live it. He’s describing a powerful instance of “intersectionality”—an idea coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, a legal scholar and Black woman, who invented this framework to describe the unique “double-bind” discrimination Black women face between racism and the patriarchy. In academic terms, intersectionality is a framework we can use to understand how aspects of an individual’s social and political identities might combine to create unique modes of discrimination. Take me for example: I’m Black, a woman, cis-gendered, disabled, and queer. Learning about intersectionality helped me process how my multiple identities overlap and affect the way society views—and treats—me.

These intersectional identities are part of the reason why a rally for George Floyd (a Black man), is larger than a rally for Breonna Taylor (a Black woman), which is going to be bigger than a rally for Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells and Riah Milton (Black transgender women). That unique intersection is why many people might not even recognize the last two names I listed.

Privilege isn’t inherently evil—we all experience it to some degree. But it is a hell of a drug and it can blind us to the oppression others in our own communities are facing—including oppression we might be helping to perpetuate. So the irony was not lost on me when a cis-gender, heterosexual, Black man entered my space, asked for my opinion, and was not pleased when I began to describe “cis-gender, heteronormative, male privileges” as the one of the reasons as to why he was not feeling Billy Porter’s message.

“A lot of Black LGBT people choose to blame the straight community for experiences that all Black people face,” he wrote. I saw where this was going: My New Year’s Eve crush had revealed himself to be a person who had already established his perspective and was not looking to change it.

Here’s the thing. I could have kept conversing with him. I could have told him to follow activist, therapist, and writer Araya Baker (@IHateGender) on Instagram to reflect more on oppression for those who exist at the intersection of their Black and LGBTQ+ identities. I could have sent him articles about transpeople who lost their lives because of targeted violence fueled by racism, transphobia, and police violence. I could have recommended Crenshaw’s TEDTalk on The Urgency of Intersectionality. As a queer, Black, disabled woman I could have even shared my personal stories about the very complicated ways in which privilege and oppression interact in my life. For example, I experience oppression as a queer woman, but I experience privilege as a cis-gendered person. I want to feel affirmed and cared for by society regarding my queerness and womanhood and I also have a responsibility to leverage my cis-gender privilege to make sure the trans community is heard.

But this is also true: It is not my job to educate him—or anyone for that matter, if they are not here to reflect and learn so we can achieve progress for all our Black community members in this movement.

What to Read Next: The Best Books of 2020

So you just finished that amazing novel everyone’s talking about, and you’re desperate for recommendations around what to read next. Take comfort: Our list of the best books of 2020 includes addictive literary fiction, sweeping romance novels, chilling thrillers, humor, tell-alls, memoirs, biographies, feminist manifestos, and books about dogs.

We’ll update this list as new titles are released, so grab a couch corner, a mug of something warm, and one of these great books that’ll easily provide clarity about what to read next .

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46 Breathable Face Masks for All Kinds of Outdoor Activities

By now we all know to wear a face covering in public to help stop the spread of the coronavirus—but even after months of acclimating, finding an actually breathable face mask is easier said than done. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that “staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy” during the pandemic, but exercising with a mask can make breathing even harder—especially as temperatures rise.

Truth is, the face mask or bandana you’ve been using to cover your face may not be the best for outdoor activities, which is why we reached out to experts for advice on what the most breathable face masks are for warm-weather recreation.

Consider the face mask’s fabric.

Because there’s been high demand for face masks, fashion and beauty brands have pivoted to create nonmedical face coverings by using recycled or excess fabric. Many active-wear and swimwear labels have followed suit, repurposing performance materials from their own technical apparel in order to design options that can absorb sweat and offer U.V. protection—but the material that gets the job done is far more simple.

Choose “any kind of cotton because it’s breathable,” says Niket Sonpal, M.D., board-certified internist in New York City and adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. So while you may be tempted to buy a mask to match your leggings, “cloth and natural fibers are better,” Sonpal says, “Nylon, from a temperature standpoint, may be uncomfortable and wouldn’t provide as much ventilation as you’d hope.” Quilter’s cotton is even better, according to Sonpal: “It has a good 60% to 80% filtration compared to plain old cotton.”

What’s the deal with dropping your face mask while exercising?

“If you’re running and there’s no one around, it’s okay to drop your mask,” says Atlanta E.R. doctor Darria Long, M.D. “Duration of exposure is key, so unless someone were literally running behind you, anything that you exhale will be widely dispersed and make it unlikely that someone could be exposed to enough virus to be sick,” she says.

What about balaclavas, bandanas, or neck gaiters?

As far as design goes, neck gaiters, balaclavas, and bandanas can be easier to pull up and down than masks with adjustable ear ties when exercising. All the experts we spoke to agree these makeshift masks can be a sufficient means of covering your face—as long as they’re fully secured and not slipping away from your nose and mouth as you move.

How often should you wash your face mask?

That totally depends on how much you sweat, so your best bet is to treat it like the rest of your exercise clothing. The benefit of having cotton is that it’s easy to wash, says Sonpal, both by hand or in the machine. You can easily wash your face mask in the sink with warm water and soap, or if you have a dedicated laundry day, you can “just have a couple and then batch them in a load,” says Long.

If you’re thinking about going to the beach…

You’re fine wearing the same type of cotton mask as you would for any other activity. However, if you’re going to be near the water, you have to be mindful that if it gets wet, it’s going to get less breathable and harbor more bacteria. “Wash and dry your face mask that same day,” Sonpal says, in addition to practicing social distancing when you’re in the water as an extra measure of protection.

With these recommendations, we rounded up some breathable face masks for running, biking, rollerblading, and whatever outdoor summer activity you have in mind. (P.S.: If kids are coming along, here’s a resource on where to buy kids’ face masks.)

Breathable Cotton Face Masks With Ties

6-Pack Adult Pleated Cotton Face Masks

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Splendid Face Coverings (3-Pack)

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HeyJanuary Double-Layered Cotton Face Mask

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Everlane 100% Human Face Mask Pack

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Everlane The 100% Human Face Mask 5-Pack (Tie-Dye)

Everlane

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Cheriful Reusable Cotton Face Mask

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BaubleBar Adjustable Face Mask Set

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$12

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Madewell Nonmedical Face Masks (3-Pack)

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Re/Done Upcycled Bandana Face Covering

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LPA Protective Face Mask

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Shashi Face Mask

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Grayson Nonmedical Face Masks (4-Pack)

Grayson

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Urban Renewal Gingham Seersucker Reusable Face Mask Set

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Lucy Paris Face Mask

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Vida Protective Face Mask (2-Pack)

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Cloth Mask Replacement Filters

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Levi’s Reusable Reversible Face Mask (3-Pack)

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Hanes Wicking Cotton Masks (10-Pack)

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Polyester-Blend Face Masks With Ties

Athleta Made to Move Mask (3-Pack)

Athleta

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Athleta Girl Made to Move Mask (3-Pack)

Athleta

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Maaji Face Coverings (5-Pack)

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Beyond Yoga In This Together Face Mask

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Reebok Face Covers (3-Pack)

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Adidas Face Covers (3-Pack)

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Albest Summer Daily Face Macs (2-Pack)

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All Access Leopard Face Mask

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UA Sportsmask

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Carbon38 The Mask Kit

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Michel Men Quilted Face Masks (3-Pack)

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Jaanuu Reusable Antimicrobial Face Mask (5 Pack)

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Wolford Care Face Covering

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L. Erickson Peace Reusable Face Mask

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Neck Gaiters, Balaclavas, and Face Bandanas

Matek Gaiter Face Cover

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Levi’s Multi-Purpose Bandana Gift Sets

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Madewell Bandana

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Riverside Tool & Dye Bandana

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Neck Gaiter (6-Pack)

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Buff Original Multifunctional Headwear

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Scough Reusable Face Mask Bandana

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UO Tie-Dye Bandana

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Bandits Organic Cotton Bandana

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Faybox Outdoor Headwear (6-Pack)

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Summer Neck Gaiter

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Kalily Neck Gaiter (9-Pack)

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Can you Sleep With a Tampon In? Understand the Risks

If you’re a person who gets a period, you’ve probably wondered: Can you sleep with a tampon in?

The short answer is yes—as long as you slumber for eight hours or less and use the lowest absorbency tampon possible. Otherwise, you could increase your risk of toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a rare but very serious condition.

We spoke to the experts—Candice Fraser, M.D., an ob-gyn at Juno Medical in New York City and Nicole Sparks, M.D., an ob-gyn at North Atlanta Women’s Care—tolearn about the connection between tampons and TSS, the symptoms of TSS, and what to do if you accidentally leave a tampon in too long (step one: don’t freak out). We also asked about the best period products for sleeping. Here’s what every person with a monthly cycle needs to know.

What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

You’ve probably heard vague warnings about the dangers of tampons and read terrifying headlines about toxic shock syndrome. But what actually is TSS, how does it develop, and who is at risk?

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare, life-threatening complication of bacterial infection. We often talk about TSS and tampons, but it’s also been associated with skin wounds and post surgery situations, as well as the use of menstrual cups, diaphragms, contraceptive sponges, and dialysis catheters.

TSS and Tampons

There are two main types of bacteria that cause TSS: staphylococcus aureus (staph) and group A streptococcus (strep). Staph more often causes TSS, but both staph and strep can live inside your vagina in small amounts, says Fraser. That’s typically not a big deal—unless the bacteria multiplies, which can happen with tampon use.

Tampons, explains Fraser, provide material that bacteria can latch onto. “It’s moist and it’s just like a perfect breeding ground,” she says. The longer you leave a tampon in, the more time the bacteria has to reproduce to dangerous levels. The larger the tampon (i.e. the more absorbent), the more material the bacteria has to cling to, which can also lead to its rapid growth. A too-large tampon can also cause abrasions in your vagina when you pull it out and it’s still dry. These tiny cuts can allow bacteria to enter your bloodstream more quickly, says Fraser.

Your body has a lot of responses to fight off bacteria, but bacteria also has a lot of responses to protect itself from getting destroyed, explains Fraser. One such bacterial response is to secrete dangerous toxins. If these toxins make their way into your bloodstream, your body will go into shock and you’ll have toxic shock syndrome.

Symptoms of TSS

Symptoms of TSS typically occur within three to five days of tampon use, says Sparks. They can come on suddenly and severely—think increased heart rate, fever, chills, low blood pressure, and difficulty breathing. You may also have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, sore throat, and a sunburn-like rash, adds Sparks. If you think you have TSS, call your doctor immediately. The condition can progress quickly and lead to multi-organ dysfunction and even death, so it’s important to act fast.

Now, onto the good news: TSS is very rare, and when people do get it, it’s typically not fatal.

“I’ve only seen it [TSS] personally, maybe, three times in my career,” says Sparks. Thanks to federal regulation and changes to tampon material and design, incidence of TSS in the U.S. is lower now than it was several decades ago. Today, estimates place it between 0.8 to 3.4 per 100,000. The mortality rate varies from 1.8 to 12%.

What If I Think I Have TSS?

If you discover you’ve accidentally left a tampon in for more than eight hours, don’t freak out, says Sparks. You’re not automatically going to get TSS, but you are at higher risk. Simply take the tampon out and wait a bit before putting another one in to lower the chances of more bacteria growth, suggests Fraser. Then, monitor for the symptoms above. If anything worrisome pops up, contact your doctor ASAP.

Kelly Preston Has Died of Breast Cancer at 57

Actor Kelly Preston has sadly died after a battle with breast cancer. She was 57 years old. 

John Travolta, Preston’s husband of 28 years, made the announcement on Instagram on July 12. “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,” he wrote. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.  My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side.” 

“Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered,” he continued. “I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while.  But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal.”

“On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer,” a representative for the family told People in a statement. “Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends. She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”

Preston and Travolta’s daughter, Ella, also shared a beautiful tribute to her mom on Instagram. 

“I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful and loving as you,” she wrote. “Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy. Thank you for being there for me no matter what. Thank you for your love…I love you so much mama.”

Preston had a long and successful career in Hollywood. In the ‘80s, she starred in such films as Space Camp and Twins and is perhaps most famous for her role as Tom Cruise’s fiesty fiancée in Jerry Maguire or as Amanda Bynes’ mom in What a Girl Wants. She and Travolta met while working on The Experts and eventually married in 1991. 

Many shared their surprise and sadness over her death on social media. “Sending so much love to you and your family in this heartbreaking moment. 💔,” Mariah Carey commented on Travolta’s post. “I am holding you all in love. Your wife, your partner in life, was a darling soul. Always at the ready with comfort and grace. What a team you were. She will be so missed. 🖤,” Selma Blair wrote.

Our deepest condolences to Preston’s friends and family during this difficult time. 

Supermarket Sweep Is on Netflix and Fans Are Going Wild With Nostalgia

Supermarket Sweep, your favorite grocery store-themed show from the ’90s, is back on Netflix!

On Monday, July 9, the streaming platform announced it added 15 episodes of the classic game show that originally aired on ABC from 1965 to 1967 before being revived by other networks in the 1990s and early 2000s. (Though it’s been off the air in the U.S. for nearly two decades, there have also been several international versions.)

Fans of Supermarket Sweep will remember it fondly for the particularly questionable ’90s fashion and, of course, contestants frantically zooming through supermarket aisles in search of very specific items for a chance to win huge prizes.

The competitive game show followed three teams of two—usually friends, spouses, or siblings—answering a series of trivia questions to accumulate time used in a “Major Sweep,” before running around a grocery store and loading up their carts with the priciest items, like expensive cuts of meat or massive wheels of cheese.

“I don’t know who needs to hear this but 15 episodes of the iconic Supermarket Sweep are now on Netflix in the US,” Netflix wrote on Twitter—and yes, it’s exactly what fans needed to hear.

The internet went wild over the news as users were filled with nostalgia.

If you’ve already binge-watched all 15 episodes, there’s some more good news. A reboot of the iconic show is currently in the works and Leslie Jones is set to host and executive produce.

“I’ve always dreamed of being on Supermarket Sweep,” the Saturday Night Live alum said in a statement in January via Deadline. “Seriously, I tried out for the show years ago; and after getting turned away, I knew I’d have to take matters into my own hands. Being able to bring the iconic game show back to life on ABC is my ultimate redemption story!”

The game show was supposed to begin production in the spring but was likely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s unclear when new episodes will air.