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Shape

January/February 2021

Live life in Shape. Get Shape digital magazine subscription today for expert style advice for your body type; confidence-boosting beauty solutions; the latest diet and nutrition news; workouts that really work; plus the best ideas for healthy living!

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10 Issues

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1 min.
off the page

#SHAPESQUAD Start 2021 strong with the 21-day fitness challenge plan from Shape’s Goal Crushers squad. Join Shape digital content director Sade Strehlke—that’s her in this hiking ’gram—at shape.com/challenge. Then tag your own pic with #ShapeSquad to potentially be our next spotlight here. GET SHAPE WITH APPLE NEWS+ Subscribe to Apple News+ to tap into a year of Shape right on your phone. Now you can keep all the go-to inspo on these pages in your back pocket. LAST CALL! Ready to try a Dry January (that is, alcohol-free) while optimizing your health along the way? We’ve whipped up a simple, expert-backed guide to show you how at shape.com/dryjanuary. Check it out now to start 2021 with a refresh. SCAN HERE FOR GREAT HAIR We’ve found star products that work magic on all types of tresses, and we’re…

1 min.
brain trust

BE WATERPROOF NEAL SCHULTZ, M.D. Dermatologist DENDY E. ENGELMAN, M.D. Dermatologist MONA GOHARA, M.D. Dermatologist ELIZABETH K. HALE, M.D. Dermatologist MICHELLE HENRY, M.D. Dermatologist MELISSA KANCHANAPOOMI LEVIN, M.D. Dermatologist ELLEN MARMUR, M.D. Dermatologist RON ROBINSON Cosmetic chemist GITA BASS Makeup artist PORSCHE COOPER Makeup artist NUNZIO SAVIANO Hairstylist BE STRONG + WELL JEN WIDERSTROM Consulting Shape fitness director, trainer, life coach ADAM ROSANTE Strength and nutrition coach NICOLE KEITH, PH.D. President of the American College of Sports Medicine CEDRIC X. BRYANT, PH.D. President of the American Council on Exercise JORDAN METZL, M.D. Sports medicine physician MICHELE OLSON, PH.D. Clinical professor of sport science SHAUN T Celebrity trainer ALEX SILVER-FAGAN Nike Master Trainer HARLEY PASTERNAK Celebrity trainer JAY WRIGHT Trainer, studio owner CARRIE PAGLIANO Clinical specialist in orthopedics CHRISTINE CARTER, PH.D. Sociologist ANATE AELION BRAUER, M.D. Reproductive endocrinologist MARK A. MOYAD, M.D. Complementary medicine expert PURVI PARIKH, M.D. Allergist and immunologist with the Allergy & Asthma Network FRANK LIPMAN,…

2 min.
letter from elizabeth

Here are a few of the productive things I’ve done during the pandemic: almost daily yoga and four-plus-mile walks, organizational home projects, my job. Here is the less productive thing I’ve done during the pandemic: getting tangled up in a zillion meandering thoughts, primarily on those long walks. I can listen to only so many playlists or podcasts while I close the Move ring on my Apple Watch before my brain starts to dig around for something, or someone, to devote an epic bout of overthinking to. This quirk of mine comes out when I’m under duress. It’s useful when born of good stress, like a major project or a presentation, when my obsessive thinking can lead to quick results. But without a clear and specific problem to solve, my brain…

4 min.
the body shop

ROCK THESE IN RAIN OR SHINE The City Dry collection from La Canadienne ($465 to $675, lacanadienneshoes.com) are crafted from waterproof Italian suedes and leathers for sleek winter footwear that repels moisture while babying feet in a shearling-lined interior and memory foam cushion. Pair with Spanx Faux Leather Moto leggings ($110, spanx.com), and you’re good to snow. SHOP IT! Click here to shop products on these products. Cute Boombox The Nest Audio Wi-Fi speaker ($100, store.google.com) is here to be your wingman, taking voice commands so Google Assistant can cue up music, podcasts, audiobooks, and weather forecasts. Go for a pair, and you can tell one speaker to send Lady Gaga ahead to play on one in the next room, so you can continue your groove as you move around the house. BOOM! WAKE UP YOUR…

5 min.
find your winter glow

Flood Skin With Moisture Dry skin looks dull, and the cold air exacerbates that. “It draws moisture from wherever it can—and that usually means sucking it right out of your skin, leaving you even drier,” celebrity aesthetician Renée Rouleau says. So skin care that both protects and boosts moisture is a top priority right now. At night, use a gentle, milky, or creamy cleanser, which is less drying than a superfoamy one (Rouleau recommends her own Moisture Protecting Cleanser, $38, reneerouleau.com). But in the morning, just splash your face with water to avoid overstripping. “Next, look for a moisturizer with humectants like hyaluronic acid to help draw moisture back in,” says Kavita Mariwalla, M.D., a dermatologist in New York. She suggests Vichy Mineral 89 ($20, vichyusa.com); apply morning and night. Then,…

1 min.
the beauty index

Your Calm Squad Anxiety affects our mental state, but it also triggers the release of stress hormones, like cortisol, which can cause your skin to become drier and spur flare-ups of acne, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis, says dermatologist Mona Gohara, M.D., a Shape Brain Trust member. When your skin is in this state, it can’t handle potent antiagers like retinol and alpha hydroxy acids. Instead, it needs proven soothers. These new formulas contain ingredients like calendula, chamomile, cannabidiol, and aloe, each one a powerhouse that can quell the skin’s inflammation. Even just the act of applying them helps: Skin stimulation is known to trigger oxytocin, the hormone in our body that lowers stress and increases well-being. The result is a moment of serenity and calm for both skin and mind. 63 percentage…