3-Minute Read: Do You Practice Good Gym Etiquette?
Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Thursday, we'll get you up-to-date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
1. Are you guilty of excessive Snapchatting at the gym?
According to a list compiled by Well + Good, it's one of the more annoying habits readers observe of their fellow gym-goers. Also populating the list: Leaving class early (which is disruptive for classmates and instructors), eating smelly food (an egg sandwich on the treadmill? Why?), talking loudly on the phone (take that call outside), and hitting on people when they're just trying to get through their workout (can I just do my burpees in peace?).
Really, it comes down to common courtesy, though most of us are guilty of sneaking a mirror selfie every now and then.
2. Today in science: Swearing is really good for you.
We already knew that dropping a few f-bombs can help us power through a workout (seriously), not to mention that it might even be a sign of intellect. Now, new research shows that swearing has a healing effect on both physical and emotional pain—something to keep in mind whether you're dealing with a breakup or just stubbed your toe for the third f*cking time today.
3. Important career tip: Know when to take a mental health day.
If you're dealing with a traumatising event in your personal life or feeling extremely overwhelmed, don't feel guilty about needing a quick break—just like we all get sidelined by a bad cold or flu every now and then, sometimes our mental and emotional health require a little extra attention. Spend the day engaging in self-care—yoga, napping, or whatever feels right to you, says Gail Saltz, MD, a New York City psychologist. Head over to InStyle for more of her pointers.
4. Brace yourselves, beauty fans…
Jaclyn Hill just offered a sneak peek of her highly anticipated new eye shadow palette with Morphe, which lands on June 21. Judging by the photos on Allure, it's a must-buy.
5. Steal this beauty editor's post-workout acne trick.
If you're spending a lot of time at the gym, you might be more prone to blemishes. Goop editor Anne Keane swears by a two-product solution for this exact problem: She starts with Juice Beauty Stem Cellular 2-in-1 Cleanser ($52), followed by Kypris's cult-loved Antioxidant Dew ($104). The first product gently (but thoroughly) removes sweat and grime, while the second replenishes essential vitamins to keep skin looking at its best and brightest.
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