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Hailey Baldwin has hit the headlines daily over the last while, but mainly for her relationship and pre-celibate marriage to singer Justin Bieber.

However, something more pressing has occurred to us about her that we feel compelled to share; her skincare regime.

The 22-year-old model has glowing skin and is a BareMinerals global ambassador, so we need to know ANY secrets she harbours that could help us prevent breakouts.


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According to Refinery29, Hailey's secret formula for protecting her skin is actually: nappy rash cream? Oh, this we have to hear.

Apparently, she deals with her share of breakouts herself which are linked to birth control, which she has only started a few months ago. Contraceptives and hormones are well-known to wreak havoc on our pores.

Though she admits she'd gladly accept spots and blackheads over a little baby being born, she's WINNING that dewy skin-game. Like we got a magnifying glass and cannot find a blemish at all.


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She's still in the honeymoon phase in terms of her wedded life with Mr Biebs, but how is her skin so damn radiant? 

"For me, I do think a lot of it is genetics. Both of my parents have great skin; they look super young. I also think it’s how you take care of your skin. There are some girls that I know who sleep with their freaking makeup on and their skin is clear. That is not a thing for me," she said.

"I’m big on keeping my skin clean and drinking a lot of water. It’s also diet — if I go a couple of days eating cheeseburgers, my skin is not going to look great."


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She opened up about how birth control is affecting her skincare:

"I think sometimes, like with hormones, you can’t control it. Over the last few months, I’ve been on birth control, which I’ve never done before, and that threw off my hormones for sure and made my skin go off. I was getting little tiny things here and there, and they just hurt."

"I talked about it with my doctor and came to find it’s because the hormones from the birth control mess with your natural balance. You just have to be patient, let it happen, and let it even out. For me, I’d take that over having a baby right now, so…" Fair gal, same here.


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Here's where the nappy rash cream comes in…

"I use any normal spot cream — something that has a good acne fighter, like benzoyl peroxide. The problem with that, though, is it burns my skin a little bit and my skin is so sensitive and it gets dry so easily."

"I have found that diaper rash cream is a great thing for bringing down redness and healing. If you think about what it’s actually used for, which is red bumpy skin, it’s essentially the same thing. Diaper rash cream is great for under-eye bags, too."

There you go gals, give it a try. 



Instagram is increasingly being told to take responsibility for the harmful effects of it's site on the mental health of young people.

Between celebrities endorsing weight-loss products which have no scientific backing, the NHS encouraging body-negative adverts to be banned, and the new sensitivity screens being put in place to prevent graphic violence and self-harm being depicted; Insta is a dangerous place.

Yet, we cannot deny that selfie culture and self-branding through social media has become just a normal part of our everyday life. Me, myself and Instagram has taken over, and young people growing up today assume it's perfectly normal to try to look perfect.


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It's so prevalent in society to share the highlights of ourselves and desperately emulate others who we assume have 'better' lives, which writers such as Matt Haig have emotionally discouraged.

FaceTuning images to blur seeming 'imperfections' such as stretchmarks, wrinkles, spots, freckles, teeth, smiles, body hair, even elbow wrinkles or unwanted curves is the new normal, according to our society.

Having flaws is deemed unhealthy, and the notion of 'narcissism' or vanity is no more.

Now Rankin is trying to counteract the idea of editing ourselves in a new photo series, and it's beautiful.

The amazing photographer is attempting counteract self-editing, by showing people just how damaging the effects of social media can be.  His photo series, aptly named Selfie Harm, was launched last week on Instagram.

The renowned artist captured portrait shots of 15 teens and handed power to them and their filter apps, asking them to edit the retouched image until they felt it was 'social media ready'.


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He commented;

“Social media has made everyone into their own brand. People are creating a two-dimensional version of themselves at the perfect angle, with the most flattering light, and with any apparent flaws removed.”

“This is a new, enhanced reality, a world in which teenagers can alter themselves digitally within seconds. Mix this with the celebrities and influencers flaunting impossible shapes with impossible faces and we’ve got a recipe for disaster," he attested.

The photographer shows images of youth and natural beauty which massively contrast with the newly filtered, edited versions. It's shockingly easy for the young models to blur the lines of reality, but what is 'perfect' in a world such as this?


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He wrote on Instagram;

“People are mimicking their idols, making their eyes bigger, their nose smaller and their skin brighter, and all for the social media likes. “It’s just another reason why we are living in a world of FOMO, sadness, increased anxiety and Snapchat dysmorphia."

"It’s time to acknowledge the damaging effects that social media has on people’s self-image," he concluded.

The visible differences and changes made allow the teenagers and subjects to transform their entire identity, so much so that their natural state is completely erased. There are smaller noses, smooth complexions, wider eyes and lips, everything you can imagine.

Interestingly, the photographer notes that most of the models preferred their original image, but it's still disturbing to witness the power of filters. These edits can convince people that they're regular image isn't good enough to be seen.

It's becoming harder to discern what's real and what's fake; soon the idea of reality on social media could vanish altogether.

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We all experience hormonal break outs from time to time, and let's just say we're not too fond of them.

From dry patches, to spots and oily skin, it can be hard to keep our faces under control and blemish-free.

However, this new chart can apparently track when your skin is going to break out.

Dr Terry Loong, a top skin doctor, created a monthly 'Skin Cycle' in order for women to treat their skin properly.

How to work out your skin's 'monthly cycle'

"The Skin Cycle is all about being in tune with your body and can help minimise break outs, sensitivity and dryness and maximise skin repair," she told Cosmo.

The chart is 28 days long, and works along with your time of the month.

According to the cycle, from days one to four your skin will be "greasy and acne prone.

"Skin is most problematic during this time of the cycle. It is oily and thus prone to acne, and you may have pronounced dark circles under your eyes.

"Even if you don't feel like it, try to work up a sweat with exercise – it helps remove dirt and unclog pores," the chart reads.

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"Make sure you sweep toner over your face afterwards to remove sweat and grease."

The chart then moves onto days five to ten. During these days, it claims that your skin will be mostly dry.

"Your skin is likely to be dry and a little flaky at the beginning of your cycle. Drink plenty of water and increase your intake of healthy fats to help it to stay supple."

Then from days 11 to 21, the chart states that we're supposed to have "normal and glowing" skin.

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"Skin should be the healthiest and clearest between [these days]."

It suggests to "engage in gentle, relaxing exercise, such as yoga, to help ease your stress levels and keep skin clear."

Unfortunately, from days 22 to 28, our skin is back to being greasy and acne prone, and then the cycle starts all over again.

But as we all know, everyone is different, and if you suffer from bad skin the best thing to do is consult with your own doctor to figure out the best course of action for you,



Acne; it's a bitch.

I know, I suffered from it for years and the effects of it still haven't vanished from my face.

And, I'm not talking about one or two spots; I'm talking about parts of your face covered in sore, red zits.

It's not the most attractive, but why are we so ashamed of it when so many people suffer from it?

Most teenagers get spots, but 15 per cent go on to suffer from inflamed, troublesome pimples.


Also, WHO CARES IF YOU HAVE ACNE YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL (A love note to myself & others struggling) #honest

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Starlie Smith, a musician and model, recently walked in the Dolce & Gabbana runway, and one eagle-eyed Reddit user noticed that there was just a sheer layer of foundation over her acne.

Starlie looked insanely gorgeous, pimples and all, strutting down the catwalk. And did her spots make her look any less beautiful? Not at all.

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The Atomics performer isn't shy about showing off her bare face, and when I look at her, all I can think is 'wow, what a stunner'.

We need to realise that we go through these things in life, and no matter how much acne can get you down and put a dent in your self-confidence, it shouldn't stop us from being our best selves.


Trying to love my body as it is #honest 

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After years of treatments, creams, visits to the doctor and antibiotics, I'm still not 100 per cent happy, but f*ck it. I'm going to try to take a page out of Starlie's book.

She's in the limelight and I'm sure she has tried just about everything to improve the appearance of her skin.

But for the time being, she isn't hiding it and pretending it isn't there. She embracing life; she's taking major steps in her career, and she's not letting it hurt her self-confidence.

So, take some inspiration from her – block out the naysayers and know that no matter how big that spot is on your forehead, you can't let it get in your way. 

You're so much more than acne. F*ck acne.



For years people have been begging for greater diversity on fashion runways and it seems designer Moto Guo has taken it upon himself to answer that call in a very unique way.

Along with gingham separates and double-breasted blazers, Moto marched pimples down his debut runway for Milan Men’s Fashion Week.

The Malaysian designer employed MAC makeup artist Roberta Betti to help create the spotty look, which worked so well it looked like the male and female models actually had cystic acne.

In case you want to recreate the look, Roberta has kindly revealed the products she used for the show on her Instagram: MAC’s Mahogany Lip Liner and Coffee Eye Pencil.

Although we’re not sure we’ll be sporting this look in the near future, at least the next a pimple appears we’ll know to give Moto a call.


Our mothers and grandmothers have fed us many wives' tales about getting rid of spots over the years, but we never heard this one before.

In Ireland, Sudocreme seems to top the charts for any nasty breakouts – but now, girls all over Instagram and putting garlic on their faces. Yep, garlic. And it seems to work rather well.


GET RID OF PIMPLES OVER NIGHT! GARLIC will flatten your pimple and get rid of it overnight, if not instantly! Take a clove of garlic and make some cuts in it to extract some garlic juice RUB the garlic on any pimples that you may have If you have a whitehead like me – itll be gone INSTANTLY and wont come back If you have a larger pimple beneath the surface, rub the garlic on it and leave it on over night. Youll wake up with it GONE! Try this out.. it REALLY works to flatten the pimple and make sure it doesn't come back! #hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #vegas_nay #diy #makegirlz #byefeliciapimple *disclaimer – if you have sensitive skin, do a test patch first. If it starts to string or you feel discomfort rinse off immediately

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According to beauty vlogger Farah Dhukhai, all you need to do is make a few cuts on the garlic to get the juices flowing and then just rub on the affected area.

Apparently, the spot can go almost instantly, and if you've suffered from skin problems you'll know that no spot will EVER go away instantly.

We'll BRB, just going to rub garlic on our faces.



Why is it that spots always choose to show up at the exact worst time? You're getting all psyched up for that big interview or first date and then – BAM! – a nice big spot shows up on your cheek.

Squeezing a whitehead might be tempting, but if you can resist you'll find the blemish disappears much faster and without leaving a scar.

Instead, follow these six pro tips for concealing and covering up that spot until it decides to vacate the building.

1. Clean your face well
Before applying any make up to your face and especially before putting it on top of any blemishes, make sure your face is clean. Wash your face with lukewarm water and the facial cleanser of your choice. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel.

2. Use a good base
Apply a cream foundation or primer to your face, covering the whole area.

3. Conceal and colour correct
For best results when dealing with red or blotchy blemishes, use a green tinted concealer. The green counteracts with any redness and reduces the colour. Take a concealer brush, one with pointy, flat bristles, and cover it with the concealer.

4. Apply like a pro
Instead of using a brushing motion to apply the concealer, press the bristles on top of the blemish and twist the brush. Repeat this until the spot is completely hidden. With a clean index finger, gently press down around the sides of the blemish so as that the concealer will soften and blend into your skin.

5. Blend, blend, blend
Then apply your foundation as normal, taking it right up to the very edge of the spot so as that your skin is one even colour.

6. Set it with powder
Finally, apply your powder. The powder should be an exact match with your skin colour. Use a clean finger to lightly tap the powder on top of the concealer. The powder should set the concealer, eliminating the risk of smudges or fading. It also works to even out your skin tone.  


If you break out in spots in similar areas all the time, you skin could be trying to tell you that there’s something not right going on inside. Check out the guide below to see what’s causing your skin to be less than perfect.

If you break out on your forehead alot, this could indicate that you’ve been eating too much sugary food and/or are under stress. It can also be a sign of digestive problems, or simply, a greasy fringe. Grap the shampoo!

Between your eyes
Apparently this is a sign that you’ve been drinking too much alcohol, smoking too much, or have a weak heart.

If you get spots on your nose more often than not, it could be a sign of a poor diet, constipation or bloating or indigestion. Time to stock up on bran flakes!

Left cheek
Perhaps you’re stressed out, overeating or having some liver problems. Either that or your phone is passing bacteria to your face when you’re talking.

Right cheek
Breakouts in this area could indicate problems with your lungs, allergies, stomach problems, or again a dirty mobile phone.

Chin and jawline
Blemishes here are usually hormone related, but they also be a sign of gynaecological problems.

Around your lips
Any breakouts here could be down to irregular bowel movements, constipation, or eating too much spicy food.