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A beauty podcast from mindbodygreen, the leading brand in health and well-being. Hosted by mbg’s beauty director, Alexandra Engler, Clean Beauty School explores the intimate and intricate relationship between beauty and wellness, including physical, mental, environmental, and spiritual health. Through this series, we’ll dive into the science and soul of beauty’s most pressing topics.

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A beauty podcast from mindbodygreen, the leading brand in health and well-being. Hosted by mbg’s beauty director, Alexandra Engler, Clean Beauty School explores the intimate and intricate relationship between beauty and wellness, including physical, mental, environmental, and spiritual health. Through this series, we’ll dive into the science and soul of beauty’s most pressing topics.

    What we’re getting wrong about mainstream skin care | triple-board certified dermatologist Mamina Turegano, M.D.

    What we’re getting wrong about mainstream skin care | triple-board certified dermatologist Mamina Turegano, M.D.

    “I always try to emphasize to my patients that most of this skin care stuff is optional—don’t feel like you have to do all of these things to meet whatever standards of beauty are out there. The ultimate goal is only for you to feel comfortable in your own skin,” says triple-board certified dermatologist Mamina Turegano, M.D. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host & beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Turegano about her skin care steps, how her mom informs her beauty routine, and finding a balance between mainstream and holistic skin care.

    Show notes:
    -Follow Mamina Turegano, M.D., on Instagram & TikTok. 
    -Research on the gut-skin connection. 
    -The connection between psoriasis and the Mediterranean diet. 
    -Read more about topics covered in this episode: Apple cider vinegar, skin microbiome, dry brushing, vitamin D, skin care supplements, SPF, essence, zinc oxide, lactic acid, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, cica cream, vitamin c, retinol, and eye concerns.
    -Her viral social media posts: banana peel face mask, onion skin tea, chi machine, and dry brushing.
    -Products recommended in this episode: Lumiere MD C Me Shine serum, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum, Vichy LiftActive Vitamin C Brightening Serum, Elta MD Tinted Sunscreen, La Roche Posay Anthelios Mineral Tinted Sunscreen, Tatcha The Rice Polish, Philosophy Microdelivery Resurfacing Solution, UnderSkin Advanced Retinol Restorer,Augustine Bader The Cream, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Skin Firming Cream, RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream, Dieux Forever Eye Mask, and SkinCeutical Discoloration Defence.

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    • 52 min
    Facial lymph care, massage techniques & topicals | holistic esthetician Britta Plug

    Facial lymph care, massage techniques & topicals | holistic esthetician Britta Plug

    “[When you do facial and neck lymph massage work] that’s where you can access the vagus nerve, which brings our body into parasympathetic states. So when we do this, we're talking about beauty, sculpting, clearing, brightening, and having that glow—but we’re also affecting our entire body,” says holistic esthetician and mbg collective member Britta Plug. “It makes sense why these beauty rituals feel so good!” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mbg beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Plug about all things lymphatic drainage—from massage tips and movements to topicals. 

    Shown notes:
    -Follow Britta Plug
    -Listen to our dedicated guasha episode. 
    -Studies connecting breathwork and skin quality: How breathwork helps you enter a parasympathetic state, how it helps you deal with negative emotions, and how the Wim Hof method reduces inflammation. 
    -The Bean Protocol by Unique Hammond
    -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: lymphatic drainage massage, facial lymphatic work, breathwork, facial cupping, facial guasha, puffy eyes, facial oils for each skin type, the gut-skin connection, hormonal acne, oil cleansing. 
    -Plug’s product recommendations: Wildling’s Lumin Collection. 

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    • 54 min
    How to own your power & beauty | iconic model, actress & writer Veronica Webb

    How to own your power & beauty | iconic model, actress & writer Veronica Webb

    “I think it's really important for women to say their age, to be proud of their age, and to think of their age as an accomplishment,” says model, actress, writer, and beauty icon Veronica Webb. “It should be celebrated rather than something to be apologized for or hidden.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Webb about her groundbreaking career, best skin care tips, how she raises her daughters to be confident, and feeling beautiful at any age.

    Show notes: 
    -Follow Veronica Webb
    -How to improve self-talk.
    -Read up on the ingredients & beauty topics covered in this episode: Manuka honey, coconut oil, DIY sugar scrubs, yogurt for skin. 
    -Follow her favorite wellness inspo: Tabitha Brown and Oz Garcia.
    -Webb’s regular workouts: 305 Fitness, Elektren, weighted hula hoop, Higher Dose
    -Brands recommend: Tatcha, DefenAge, Valmont  

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    • 50 min
    What causes gray hair, coloring tips & transitioning to silver | Hair stylist & colorist Christin Brown 

    What causes gray hair, coloring tips & transitioning to silver | Hair stylist & colorist Christin Brown 

    "You have the power to pick what serves you, and what no longer serves you," says hair stylist & colorist Christin Brown—and that includes hair color, we might add. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen's beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Brown about transitioning to silver hair, how to color it (if you choose), product recommendations, plus why rosemary oil and adaptogens are some of her botanical go-tos.

    Show notes:
    -Follow Christin Brown.
    -How covid affected hair. 
    -Learn about rosemary and hair care. 
    -Foods & nutrients for hair growth & health. 
    -All about purple shampoos. 
    -Adaptogenic herbs for hair: Ashwagandha & shatavari.
    -Read about biotin and hair. 
    -Read up on gray hair: Growing out gray hair; disguising gray hair with highlights; plucking gray hair; root touch-ups; how to temporarily reverse gray hair. 
    -Products in this episode: Olaplex No. 4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo.

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    • 49 min
    Eat your way to great skin | gut health expert Kellyann Petrucci, MS, ND

    Eat your way to great skin | gut health expert Kellyann Petrucci, MS, ND

    "Beautiful skin always starts with the gut," says Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host & beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Petrucci about the science behind the gut-skin connection, how inflammation harms the skin, and what you can eat for a glowing, youthful complexion.

    Show notes:
    -Follow Kellyann Petrucci, MS, ND.
    -Information on the gut microbiome.
    -Research on the gut-skin connection.
    -Learn about the skin microbiome.
    -Read about inflammation & collagen breakdown.
    -What oxidative stress does to the skin.
    -The link between sugar & collagen cross-linking. 
    -What to eat for glowing skin.

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    • 48 min
    The best hair hacks we’ve ever heard | Hairstylist Matt Newman 

    The best hair hacks we’ve ever heard | Hairstylist Matt Newman 

    “Your beauty can grow, evolve, change, and take inspiration—but it’s got to come from you," says hairstylist Matt Newman, who has become one of TikTok's favorite hair experts and viral trend tester. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Newman about his best styling tips, finding your personal style, and easy hacks to get everything from more defined curls to better lift at the root.

    Show notes:
    -Follow Matt on TikTok and Instagram. 
    -Study on the reward response from compliments. 
    -mbg’s favorite purple shampoos. 
    -mbg’s favorite heat protectants. 
    -mbg’s sulfate-free shampoos. 
    -Read more about curl types—and take a quiz to identify yours.
    -More information on topics covered here: hair porosity, density, dry shampoo, heatless curls, how to use a diffuser, how to get more volume.   
    -Matt’s TikToks mentioned: Claw clips, getting more volume, heatless curls, his airdry hair care routine, diffuser tips.

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    • 55 min

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