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This One Rule Separates Good Baking Apples From The Losers
No offense to soft apples, but we're looking for something firm and crisp.This easy tip from Claire Saffitz, the brain behind Apple Pandowdy, Apple-Walnut Upside Down Cake, and Caramel Apple Clafoutis, is all you need to remember: A baking apple should be so firm that when you press on it with your thumb, you don't leave an indent.
Your yoga pants and Namaste In Bed tee are so comfortable, you could live in them…and sometimes, you do, going from Sunday yoga to Sunday brunch to Sunday errands in your workout gear.
Sound familiar? Then I apologize in advance for ruining Sunday lounging for you…because it turns out, it's super gross.
"The #2 enemy of skin is oil," saysfounder and dermatologist Zein Obagi, MD (sun is #1). "Whenever you're working out, you're increasing oil production, so you want to make sure you and body immediately after a workout." And if you'd rather get in line for eggs Benedict and a mimosa than get in the shower? Here's what you may be in for:
This One Rule Separates Good Baking Apples From The Losers
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1. Cystic Body Acne
"is caused from clogged pores with oil, dead skin cells, and other gunk," explains dermatologist "Sweating not only doesn't clean out pores, it attracts dust and dirt. Elements stick to the body more when it's wet and, as a result, accumulate to cause a breakout."
That bacteria doesn't just stick around in the spots where you sweat most. "If you've ever left the gym with a red eye or woken up with a swollen eye the next day and wondered how you got it, it is possible that the gym and your clothes has transferred bacteria into your eye," says Dr. Engelman. Shudder.
3. Bacterial Infections
"Not removing wet and warm clothes gives bacteria the opportunity to spread and flourish on the body," warns Dr. Engelman. And your gym is full of bacteria. "Not only can you introduce new bacteria to your body by touching weights, treadmills, and lockers at the gym, keeping those clothes on allows those bacteria to grow. This increases your risk of an infections, such as staph, which can be dangerous if you have an open injury."
Meet Your Go-To Salad Dressing
Although my fridge is stocked with all sorts of sauces and condiments, the one thing you won't find is bottled salad dressing. Why? It's really easy to make a simple and delicious vinaigrette. It takes only a couple of minutes to make and is far healthier than anything processed. © POPSUGAR Photography / Nicole Perry Meet Your Go-To Salad Dressing While there are tons of recipes out there, this one - which comes from my girlfriend Sonia - is my everyday vinaigrette. It's a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and Dijon mustard.
4. Fungal Infections
Staying in damp clothes can also encourage fungal infections, says Dr. Engelman. "Like bacterial infections, fungus infections can easily be caused by not protecting your body and controlling it's environment, such as staying in damp clothes. When the protective barrier of the body is compromised, it allows overgrowth, like."
Physician, agrees that showering ASAP — or, in a pinch, using body wipes — is a must. "I had a patient who had a fungal infection in the shape of her sports bra! She would commute home or go get dinner after working out instead of showering," Dr. De says.
5. A Lingering Smell
Brunch after Bikram? Not so fast. "Super sweaty areas, like armpits, are a major breeding ground for bacteria on the skin and in the hair follicles," says dermatologistThis odor transfers to your sweaty clothing, so if you head out in your tight, wet, synthetic material gym clothes, your scent will hang around all day, even if they eventually dry." No one wants to be that girl.
This Baked Goat Cheese Might Be The World's Easiest Appetizer
Have you ever obsessed over the perfect menu only to realize you've forgotten one crucial item: the appetizer? If you don't want to serve something difficult to make and don't have time to research inspiring hors d'oeuvres ideas, then try this baked goat cheese. © POPSUGAR Photography / Anna Monette Roberts This Baked Goat Cheese Might Be The World's Easiest Appetizer Quite possibly the world's simplest dish, baked goat cheese is just that, cheese that's cooked in an oven-safe dish. Serve it with fresh baguette, crostini, or your favorite crackers.
6. Gross Sneakers
Don't forget to change your socks and shoes, too, or your favorite Boosts (and you) may be in for an unpleasant surprise. "Bacteria and fungus love to live in warm, wet environments," says Dr. Shainhouse. "Moreover, the bacteria and fungus can persist in those shoes, which can leave sneakers super smelly, even after you haven't worn them for a couple of days." If the scent isn't budging even when you change out of your gym sneakers right away, she recommends spraying them with antibacterial and antifungal sprays.
7. Inflamed Hair Follicles
Spotting spots on your butt? Blame your leggings. Folliculitis, AKA acne-type lesions caused by inflammation and irritation of the hair follicles, can pop up on your back, shoulders, and butt when you hang around in sweaty gym clothes and rub up on gym equipment that's covered with bacteria and yeast, says Dr. Shainhouse.
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December 2019 Recipes .
Recipes from this month’s issue, including five easy dinners and better-for-you latkes.
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