The Top 10 Most Useful Health & Beauty Apps

Health and beauty apps are starting to get a lot better over the last few years. But there are just so many of them – let’s take a look at some of the best ones currently out there. Whether you want to lose weight, eat more healthfully, or find the best products to fix your skin imperfections, these apps will help you achieve the look you desire.

MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal makes keeping a food diary super simple. You can easily log everything you eat in the app. You can scan the bar codes of foods you eat to log your food intake as well. MyFitnessPal remembers what foods you eat most often, making them even easier to log. When you go out to eat, you can make healthy food choices; the app has nutritional information for thousands of restaurant menu items. You can also sync your activity tracker to the app, and MyFitnessPal will tell you how many calories you can consume based on whether you want to gain, maintain, or lose weight and over what period of time.

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My Diet Coach

My Diet Coach contains a diet diary, but the app is unique in that it helps motivate you to meet your weight-loss goals. You can set reminders to eat more vegetables, wait to order dessert, or drink water. The app also contains a visual weight tracker. You can choose an avitar that looks similar to you and watch it change shape as you update your measurements. My Diet Coach also offers motivational quotes and tips.

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GlamScout

The next time you find a look you love in a magazine, snap a photo of it, and upload it to GlamScout. The app will search through 80 brands and thousands of products to find the makeup products that match. Once it’s located matching products, you can virtually try the makeup on using your phone as a mirror to make sure you like the look before you buy it. You can even buy your favourite makeup shades using the app.

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MatchCo

Finding the perfect foundation color can be really daunting. You might even be mixing two or more foundations together to get the color that works for you. MatchCo’s mission is to create the perfect foundation for your skin color. Take a few photos of your skin (forehead, cheeks, and wrists), and upload them to MatchCo using your phone. You can then make a purchase, and the company will create a personalized foundation to match your skin. You’ll never need to mix foundation or search endlessly for the perfect shade again.

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Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer will help you meet all your fitness goals. Choose what area you would like to focus on, such as weight loss, cardio, strength training, getting tight abs, or yoga, and the app will show you thousands of videos from experts. Each video not only provides a visual tutorial on how to do the exercises in the workout, the experts walk you through how to do each exercise with verbal step-by-step instructions. The app also offers a virtual fitness assessment you can utilize to get tailored workout recommendations. You can also play your favourite music in the app while you workout. Workout Trainer also allows you to share workouts via text message, email, Facebook, and Twitter. You can set up workout reminders with the app as well.

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SuperDuper


Love the high-end brand nail polish colors but can’t afford their high price tags? SuperDuper will help you save money by finding similar colors in drugstore brands. Enter the brand and color of high-end nail polish you love, and SuperDuper will tell you what drugstore or grocery store brand has the same (or a similar) color. The app doesn’t use color-matching technology. Rather, SuperDuper’s creator tests every color of nail polish herself and looks at it under different types of light to ensure you find a cheaper alternative in the color you desire.

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Lose It!

Lose It! is an app that helps you track your diet and activity level. You can easily track your daily food intake with the app; its database contains nutritional information for thousands of foods. The activity tracker allows you to log your exercise as well. You can set your goals in the app, and the app will customize a daily calorie budget for you to reach your goal weight. Lose It! also helps you meet other goals, such as those related to exercise, sleep, and macronutrients. Another cool feature is the social component. You can connect with friends, family, and peers through the app to get all the support you need on your journey to achieving your goals. You can even compete in challenges through the app. You can easily access and use the app with your phone, computer, and tablet.

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Beautylish

With Beautylish, you can see ratings and customer reviews for thousands of beauty products. The app also offers beauty tips and tricks and news on the latest beauty trends. You can also watch video tutorials to learn how to create makeup looks and hairstyles on the app. Do you have a beauty question? Use the app to post it, and get feedback from real beauty experts.

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SkinBetter

Do you want to improve your hairstyle? Simply upload a photo of yourself to InStyle Hairstyle Try-On. The app will identify your facial features and shape. Then once your skin has been analyzed, the fun can start. The app produces a range of images of over 500 different hair styles. It will also prioritize the styles which best suit your face shape. New styles are added all the time. You can even take the picture along to your next hair appointment and have them replicate the style.

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Rynkl

Rynkl is a great app if you want suggestions on how to track and reduce the amount of wrinkles on your face. Upload a weekly photo of yourself to the app, and the app will track the amount of wrinkles on your face and how they change on a weekly basis. This lets you see which treatments are actually working based on scientific data. It also can see which parts of your face may be developing wrinkles and may need extra attention in the future. The app also offers beauty advice and news on products and techniques which can help keep your face younger and healthier. Another really cool feature is being able to track your results with other people of the same age. It’s also possible to do this with friends.

This is a new app and still a work in progress but we think its got loads of potential.

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