3-Minute Read: The One Bedtime Habit Successful Women Have in Common
Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we'll get you up to date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
1. Learn how to go to bed like a successful woman.
Our friends at The Zoe Report took a deep dive into the bedtime habits of some of the world's most successful women and found some commonalities definitely worth keeping in mind. For starters, despite the demands of their daily lives, these women know to designate time to unplug and let go—that means shutting down their devices and leaving them in another room before turning in à la Arianna Huffington.
Other pointers: Consider reading a book—an old-school paper one since digital devices can delay the onset of sleep-inducing melatonin—and put pen to paper too. Writing down your thoughts can help you compartmentalize your to-do list and anxieties and help you find gratitude for the good things that are happening as well.
2. Out with the flu, in with allergies.
The saying is that March comes in like a lion, and while that might technically refer to its signature gusty weather, for us, it also means battling the remnants of winter colds—and a new onset of pollen to boot. Lauren Conrad has a list of immunity boosters that can help make for an easier transition no matter what plagues you.
3. This is the new way to pluck your brows.
The 2017 eyebrow look is natural but groomed. Find out how to strike that perfect balance with your tweezing technique.
4. So THIS is why Emma Watson never takes fan selfies.
It's a question of safety and privacy, not flattering lighting. "For me, it's the difference between being able to have a life and not," she tells Vanity Fair. "If someone takes a photograph of me and posts it, within two seconds they've created a marker of exactly where I am within 10 meters. They can see what I'm wearing and who I'm with. I just can't give that tracking data." Fair enough.
5. Now's your chance to get a box of beauty products curated by Reese Witherspoon.
The actress's lifestyle brand, Draper James, has teamed up with Birchbox for a March box with all of Witherspoon's key beauty essentials—you'll find R+Co's Dallas Thickening Spray ($28), Benefit's Pore-fessional Primer ($31), and more. Head over to Birchbox to get the details on how to sign up.
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