Win­ter’s best face mask; good vi­bra­tions.

Perk up with these mid-win­ter boost­ers.

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These two new launches of­fer plenty of good vi­bra­tions.

1. The ISSA tooth­brush (at right; $229, foreo. com) is com­posed of sil­i­cone, which won’t trap bac­te­ria or scratch gums, re­gard­less of how much pres­sure you ap­ply while brush­ing. 2. The Tro­jan Vi­bra­tions Vi­brat­ing Bul­let (above; $24.99, tro­jan­vi­bra­ is the brand’s most pow­er­ful vi­bra­tor yet and can bounce be­tween four speeds. It boasts a unique curved edge for close cli­toral con­tact, and the at­tached re­mote al­lows for part­ner or solo in­volve­ment. Ready to trem­ble?


The art of “mask­ing” is tak­ing the beauty world by storm. Most masks fo­cus on one is­sue at a time, so if you want to tackle bright­en­ing and pu­ri­fy­ing, you’re in for a mask marathon. Bliss’ Multi-“Face”-Eted All-in-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask ($62, at, how­ever, does it all. The for­mula is a flex­i­ble clay, so it doesn’t flake like pie crust onto your new silk Equip­ment jam­mies. It’s also loaded with 10-per­cent gly­colic acid to help soften tex­ture and fine lines. Car­bon steps in to help de­tox­ify, quartz ex­fo­li­ates dead cells and jo­joba oil leaves skin am­ply mois­tur­ized. Ap­ply to your face, neck and dé­col­leté and leave on for seven min­utes— then bask in your multi-task­ing-mask glow.


The #LOVEYOURLINES In­sta­gram and Tum­blr ac­count—a body-lov­ing so­cial space where women upload and share black-and-white pho­tos of their stretch marks with the world, wear­ing their “stripes” like badges of hon­our. The doc­u­men­tary-style pho­tog­ra­phy am­pli­fies the beauty of each shot. Body of work, in­deed.


Do you text all day and then ques­tion why your back is aching at night? Ac­cord­ing to a new study pub­lished in Sur­gi­cal Tech­nol­ogy In­ter­na­tional, that 60-de­gree neck bend amounts to 60 pounds of pres­sure on the up­per part of your spine. The study de­fines cor­rect pos­ture as “ears aligned with the shoul­ders and shoul­der blades re­tracted.” So keep back­aches at bay whether you’re iMes­sag­ing, Beam­ing or tex­ting the old-fash­ioned way: Straighten up and squeeze your “an­gel wings” while you do so, won’t you? ■

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