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Does Dune Glow Remedy Really Work? I Tried It For A Week And Here’s What Happened.
With the weather being as hot as it is, it’s been hard for my body to adjust. Not too long ago, a heat wave blanketed Southern California, bubbling up to sweltering triple-digits. This was bad news for my skin. While I absolutely love basking in the sun — summer months are what I look forward to — the hot, hot rays combined with low humidity translated to breakouts and irritation. What’s more, high temps increase water loss, which often left me dehydrated, and consequently, battling a case of the blahs. Given that water is key to the proper functioning of every process in your body, we all know the damage not getting enough of it can do; Fatigue, dizziness, a drop in blood pressure, mood shifts, brain fog are just to name a few. So, it was at the right time, really, that I heard of Dune, a new wellness drink that promised to amp up collagen production and imbue my skin with some much-needed hydration.
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How To Build A Skincare Guide in 3 Easy Steps
When it comes to beauty, women are constantly inundated with new products, tools, hacks, treatments and regimens. Quite frankly, it can be overwhelming to try and keep up with all the novelty; deciphering what actually works and what’s just a trend could be a full time job.
Best Affordable Beauty Products Under $30.00
When it comes to the best affordable beauty products; I know price can often be a deterrent, so I’ve tested a lot of products and I have found some great items you need for your everyday beauty and skincare routine.
The Destructive Nature of Beauty Filters
The existence of Instagram and social media filters has redefined beauty standards across the world. Their existence, whilst meant to be fun has now become something that is harmful and unhealthy. Social media filters are so popular that they have even led to the development of mobile applications dedicated to altering the human face in the very same way filters do. However, their purpose is to make it easier for just about anyone to do this and make it less detectable. Their continued growth and success is a show of their demand, with competitors aiming to outdo one another and push the bounds of what artificial intelligence can do to ensure that the beauty standard is achieved even if it is just in digital form. With celebrities scattered across Instagram, many utilize these filters along with influencers and millions are exposed to this standard without being aware of the deceit behind it.
Budget Friendly Skincare
Let me start off by saying that I have FINALLY perfected my skincare routine based on the seasons. I don't know about you guys but each season I find myself reaching for a different products and I have decided to share those products with all of you! For a little background my skin type is extremely dry during the Fall & Winter months. Between the cold air and the wind I find my skin becomes extremely flaky and dull. During the Spring & Summer months I find my skin extremely oily & red. My makeup simply starts to fall right off my face almost immediately after I put it on. (I have also found my favorite make up brands but that's for a different time). In the article I will discuss the following:
Hair care planet
Embracing my ethnicity Styling my hair is therapeutic and restorative. It is a feeling of peace and tranquillity that stays within my body while I am creating a masterpiece on my head. My hair styling journey did not start as a mindfulness practice, it was a useless attempt to tame my hair and conceal my blackness to look like the hair models on the shampoo bottle in my bathroom, who had long, straight, silky hair.
The Simple Foundation for a Complex Skincare Routine
My myriad skin issues, from hyperpigmentation to adult whiteheads, had come to a boil in the months before my wedding. With the additional stresses of planning, I had entered a nasty cycle of breaking out, picking, scarring, and repeat. My scars were deep, and I was terrified that they would be permanent. I understood that I could wear makeup at my wedding to cover it up, but no amount of makeup could hide the texture issues, dry patches, and raised scars. I knew that I had only a few months to get something to work.
It all started with a snip
Happiness. That sweet emotion can sometimes be tied to physical things, but more often than not, that type of happiness doesn’t have a lasting effect. Over the past year, I have discovered that happiness is not really something I had to struggle for, it kind of just came organically when I allowed it to.
The Top Summer Beauty Must-Haves
As this never-ending pandemic seems to be wrapping up, many of us are in high hopes for a "real" summer. Sunny beach days, tanned skin, and cute bathing suits are all on the horizon. So, as we begin to pack our beach bags, I'm going to share with you 8 summer products that will make you feel ready from head to toe.
From Insecure To Unstoppable
Sharing my story with you takes courage, especially when acne has had such an impact on my life from a pretty early age. It made its debut when I was only 8 years old. At that age it was unusual to have "giant chicken pox" as my classmates liked to call it, on your face. Having oily skin, I particularly got them in my T-zone and did whatever I could to hide them. I would hide them under my crooked home-cut bangs, wear hoods to cover my cheeks, etc. I never had a problem with acne until my friends pointed out I was the only one in the group with it.
Get Glowing: What You (And Your Skin) Need Now!
Flip flops, swimsuits, and sundresses have started to pour into stores, and online shops are sending us emails about them every day. Just one of the signs that summer is quickly approaching, and whether you're planning a vacation to a far-off land or exploring your local restaurants for happy hour, chances are that you'll be spending your summer out and about. After the summer that we had last year, even the biggest introverts are looking forward to getting outside. Even if it's just to lounge on a beach alone with a good book. By the way, it's me. I'm the introvert. So if anyone has any book suggestions I'm wide open.
Astrology & Skincare
We are now smack-dab in the middle of Taurus season which ends May 21st this year. Using my Astrology & Skincare advice, the two weeks after Scorpio Full Moon should have been a time to purify our skin, using a product like The Body Shop's Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Mask which specifically removes polluting impurities.