It is officially summer! It is my favorite time to be outdoors hiking and enjoying the colorful flowers in full bloom. I love being able to step outside and just breathe the fresh air. Summer is also bikini season, a good time to hit the beaches and get tanned. I wanted to remind everyone that as beautiful as the days are, it is important to protect the skin you’re in.
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Myth : Sharing Mascara and eyeliner is safe if you only do it with close friends and family or with makeup professionals.
I’m sure you are aware that you shouldn’t share makeup. But there may be a moment when you throw caution to the wind — with your girlfriends gushing over and trying out new products, or backstage at a runway show while standing in a lineup as the mascara wand is used over and over again on various models for final touches (yes, I have been witness to this). Well… I have a few things to bring to your attention: conjunctivitis, herpes, flat warts, mites.
Disgusting and disturbing, right?! My thoughts exactly!
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Myth: Baby wipes are a gentile, cleansing way to remove makeup from your face – If it is gentle enough for a baby’s skin it is gentle enough for your face…
Let me start by informing you that not all wipes are created equal…! Baby wipes are literally meant to be used on a baby’s genitals and anus, which has been sitting in a dirty, poopy diaper. This is not a product you should ever be using on your face, ever!
However “gentle” these products and wipes claim to be is irrelevant; most of you are probably unaware of some of the contents and harsh chemicals in baby wipes – detergents, fragrance and preservatives (just to name a few). Read More >
Myth: Drinking coffee through a straw will keep my teeth whiter and breath fresher
This is not necessarily true. Many people do believe by sipping their lattes and cappuccino’s through a straw will get the coffee to pass their teeth and protect the enamel preventing stains. At the very most you might be reducing the rick of stains, but you are not eliminating it.
One thing to consider is that sucking on a straw is no different than sucking on a cigarette – it causes those unattractive aging, smokers lines. Read More >
Photo by Magnus Reed
Sun exposure… You need some! Yes, it is important to be sure to “protect the skin you’re in,” but you must understand that the sun is not your enemy. Being over zealous with your lotions and sunscreen is not exactly healthy. Because people are so fearful of UV rays and sun exposure, there is a horrible epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is different from other essential vitamins because our own bodies can manufacture it with sunlight exposure. Read More >