I’ll show you how to get a glass skin body for less than $29.97 in 7 days


Glass skin is basically a term used to describe an exceptionally smooth, even-toned, and lustrous skin that’s so flawless it has the appearance of glass.

How to get glass skin on dark skin

It is a clear and elegant way of describing a certain type of enviable complexion, with its predecessor term being coined as “honey skin” or “dewy skin”. A Glass skin aims for an intensely moisturized skin that gives off an almost transparent complexion with a “very youthful, lit-from-within glow.

When trying to get glass skin, the surface of the skin must be extremely smooth, without any bumps or rough texture at all.

In order to create such a moist and lustrous appearance that catches and reflects light (hence, glass skin), there should be a large amount of water directly beneath the surface of the skin. The skin nevertheless, should also look plump and firm.

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When most beauty bloggers talk about getting glass skin, most often than not, the face is the focal point. And I get it, that is the most visible part of our body, and that’s the part of our body that carries the most “skin issues”. Nevertheless, having a clear even tone skin is something everyone coverts. Everyone wants that ” glow up”.

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But when it comes to achieving a glass skin be it on the face or body, intense hydration makes the core of any glass skin beauty regimen.

Today’s beauty post on getting a glass skin body is also inspired by the Korean 10 step beauty routine, but without all the steps and in half the time.

I’ve been following the tips I would be sharing with you in a while for some time now, and I too have seen noticeable changes within a short period of time.

How to get a glass skin body

But let me just get this right off the bat, if you want an overall tight, smooth, even tone, and dewy looking skin irrespective of your skin tone or type, taking your bath with just any bar soap and slathering on some lotion won’t get you there.

The secrets to getting a glass skin body, what you may be doing wrong.

Everyone loves a clear and healthy-looking skin, and the glass skin trend does just that. Glass skin is meant to evoke the idea of a crystal clear piece of glass, meaning it’s all about skin that looks completely clear.

A poreless, dewy, baby-soft skin is the ultimate goal.

But of course, as with most K-beauty trends, glowing, glass skin can’t be achieved with just a few quick tricks.

The Korean glass skin trend is all about cleansing and layering lightweight, hydrating skincare products to help create the appearance of glowing, dewy skin.

Moisture is pretty much everything.

Nevertheless, when it comes hydration, it is always a multidimensional approach,

you have to both drink it and wear it.

Everything that strips you off of moisture is a NO, be it the midday sun, fluorescent lights, high altitudes, some drying bar soap, a poor lifestyle, or even the dry air from the AC in your car or bedroom.

But let’s face it, realistically, not all of these factors can be avoided or helped.

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Everyone knows that the epidermis is the outer layer of our skin which undergoes constant renewal every 28 days as of old skin cells at the top of our bodies die and are then turned over (removed) and replaced by new ones. Nevertheless, this turnover rate is much faster for infants and slows down over the course of our lifetime. This is why babies have much better skin.

Also see, HOW TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL BABY HANDS

The older we get, the more and more dead skin cells we have hanging around our bodies which in turn not only lead to clogged pores and dull skin, but it also blocks the skin from absorbing more moisture and nutrients from your topical creams and lotions, virtually starving your “good skin”.

Having starved skin, equals wrinkles, acne, hyperpigmentation, loose, dry and flaky skin, etc.

A good glass skin body regimen needs to contain at least three things, a good body wash that does not dry out the skin, an exfoliator/toner, or a product containing a decent amount of AHAs or BHAs, and of course, a good moisturizing body lotion.

The 3 steps to getting a glass skin body in 7 days

So how do you make a “glass skin” happen for you in real life? Well, you’ll need to continually (but gently) disintegrate dull, dead skin cells and keep skin hydrated to the max. The following steps will show you how to do it in the most budget-friendly way possible, in the shortest time period possible.

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but of course, let’s face it, results are always subjective.

As any beauty routine, how you start off, your foundation is always the most important step, especially when you’re trying to layer on products. This is why,

Step 1: use hydrating body wash only

Cleansing removes dirt and impurities from the surface of your skin for a squeaky clean finish. But the problem with most body washes is that they tend to be ridiculously harsh and drying to the skin, which is really counterproductive to our goal.

Just recently, I tried going a different route in terms of body washes, I instead started using my foaming facial cleansers in place of bath wash.

That was the best decision I had ever made.

I noticed that facial cleansers were not only way milder, but they were also more nutrient-packed than your average bar soap which makes them even more effective.

The trick nevertheless, for me, was to find a product that was not only effective but whose contents were large enough to also stretch out as an everyday body wash for a decent period of time.

Because you’re going to be following up cleansing with an exfoliant or toner which can potentially strip your skin bare, you must pick a facial cleanser that is both gentle, hydrating, and effective. 

Garnier skin active sulfate-free foaming cleanser is an extra-gentle cleanser that not only effectively removes face makeup, impurities, and excess oil from the skin while also caring for it, it is also rich in glycerin, a humectant that pulls in moisture to your skin like a sponge.

This sulfate-free foaming lotion softens as it cleanses, so your body is left feeling fresh and clean, never tight or dry, making it very much suitable, even for the driest of skin.

$9.81

When using, all you need to do is pump a little bit into your bath sponge and you’re good to go. You use it the same way you use your regular body wash.

Step 2: use a toner for your body

I know this tip is sort of new, but in my take from experience, this is one of the things that sets apart a glass skin body routine from a regular one, it is the holy grail.

Toner is basically the in-between skincare step. It’s meant to be used after washing your face or body in this case, before using your serum or moisturizer.

Toners prep the skin for moisturizers and serum while getting rid of excess oil and stubborn dirt, makeup, or leftover dead skin on your face or body after you’ve washed it.

Witch Hazel, is known to tighten pores, purify and refresh skin, it is a natural skin healer, long known for its astringent and pore cleansing properties.

$6.47

Although bioré is marketed as a cleanser, the ingredients contained in it makes it double as an effective toner. This formula works to deep clean by removing 99% of blemish-causing dirt and oil. Formulated with salicylic acid, this cleanser helps control oil and defend against blemishes before they even start.

To use this effectively, I would suggest you turn the contents of this bottle into an already used foaming cleanser bottle, as foaming up the product before application allows for much better absorption by your skin. You can then rinse off after.

Step 3: go crazy on a good moisturizer

Using the right kind of moisturizer for your skin can help maintain its balance. When the skin is too dry or too oily, many common skin problems like body acne can start to pop up.

If your skin tends to be oily, you should look for lotions instead of creams, and try to find a moisturizer with exfoliant ingredients. If your skin tends to be dry, look for a cream – they tend to have a much higher oil content.

Also see, DRY SKIN: 5 brilliant tips to get the most out of your moisturizer

Freshly moisturized skin tends to have a healthy sheen, which can even out any existing blemishes.

Bloom Collagen Firming Cream for Body and Face is an Intensive moisturizer with Aloe Vera, and Green Tea extracts for sagging, aging, and dry skin. This product is gentle enough to be used on your face, yet rich enough to help with dry skin on your body, and even the elbows.

$14.92

For extra deep hydration, from time to time within the week, after applying this moisturizer to my body, I wrap my body up with a plastic wrap to induce some steam therapy. The natural heat from having your body wrapped up opens up your pores and allows the product to sink into the skin, even more, tripling the hydration and the product’s potency.

In a nutshell, this trick ups your body lotion from just a moisturizer to a body sheet mask, which is another essential to a good glass skin routine.

Editor’s note: this blog post is actually shorter than I had planned it to be, this is so because I’ve been really busy lately and so this blog post have sitting in my draft for too long. A follow-up blog post to this one would definitely be uploaded soon and it will cover tips and tricks I didn’t give out in this one.

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The 3 best E-girl temporary hair dyes that are sure to get people screenshotting your socials


Although it’s sort of difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes someone an e-girl, obvious characteristics such as an interest in video games, memes and anime are often common among us, that and also colored hair and heavy makeup. However, lately, though, you could also include cosplaying to the mix.

The best e-girl and cosplay hair dye

Currently, hipsters have been replaced by Instagram’s VSCO girls, while the characteristics that were once used to label someone “scene” or emo are now being applied to “e-girls”.

E-girls were created by ‘sweet Jesus’ to add a little bit of hipness and colors to our ever so boring day, nevertheless, we exist, almost entirely on the internet, with the name E-girl, just being a shortened version of “electronic girl”.

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For us e-girls, after the makeup, the hair is everything, that is how we make a statement. Although some people may rule differently, I personally believe that a lot of what makes up the current trending look our modern-day e-girl was inspired by japans Harajuku culture, and therefore, is not just some knockoff trend from the 90s. I mean, the resemblance is just so uncanny!

The most affordable hair dyes
Harajuku-decora inspired makeup

Being an e-girl or an e-girl wannabe means that you may need to invest (depending on the kind of brand you’re gunning for) In clips, some scrunchies, a curling iron wand, and some hair chalk or temporary hair dye.

An e-girl’s hairstyle is always something that is constantly changing, ever so fluid to fit our current mood, personality, or the vibe we are trying to pass across each day.

It is never static, as static is boring, ordinary, monotonous, unsavory.

The best egirl hair dyes

Nevertheless, although it can be relatively easy to change your hairpin or hairstyle as the days run by, changing the hair color at a whim though can be a bit of an issue since there’s just so much that could go wrong.

Most people, of course, turn to temporary hair dyes instead of permanent dyes or bleaches to save their precious manes from permanent damage and hair loss. Nevertheless, temporary dyes do come with their own issues.

The problems with temporary hair dyes

One of the reasons why temporary hair dyes are so much safer for the hair is that they do not permanently alter your hair from its natural state through chemical reactions, but rather, the dyes act more like a paint coating on a wall. The outside may look vibrant and different, but the wall still remains the same ol’ wall.

Nevertheless, this great perk does come with its own downside.

most temporary hair dyes tend to get waxy, clump together, and don’t really dry well. This scenario is sort of expected with the absence of chemicals, say ammonia(which is not really good, to begin with) to react with the hair strands.

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Nevertheless, if the hair dye is waxy or clumpy, obviously it would be difficult for you to be able to properly apply it to your hair, which in turn would give you a subpar result. And no one wants that!

Temporary hair dyes are also known to be notorious stainers, think your pillows, hoodies, car seat heads, and fingers as you run them through your hair! This is usually the biggest turn-off factor with temp hair dyes.

Granted, we are aware that those dyes are not meant to last long on our hair, but when we color our hair, isn’t that the only thing we want to be colored?

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What you should be looking for in temporary hair dyes

Obviously, we want something that is simple to apply, doesn’t wash out easily, staining whatever thing it comes in contact with in the process. We want something that can maintain its vibrant colors for longer periods of time, say a week or so, even if we chose to wash our hair in between.

Best hair dyes for Halloween and cosplay

We also want dyes that can be effortlessly washed out of our hair whenever we tire of the color we had chosen. This factor is most important especially when you need to resume school or work in a couple of days/weeks where such hairstyles might be deemed “inappropriate”.

Nevertheless, it is not so easy to find products on the market today that actually works. I was frequently disappointed with the results I got from the dyes produced by notable brands that one would have expected more from since they have better manpower and research prowess.

I almost gave up.

fortunately, I was able to stumble across some products not too long ago that pretty much changed my opinions about temp hair dyes. So today, I decided to share that with the community.

By the way, this blog post should have been up at least six days ago, but I’ve really been preoccupied lately, from my family relocating, to me stumbling across a new and addicting video game (a review of It would definitely be coming out soon).

So without wasting much time, here are

The three best e-girl temporary hair dyes for cosplay, Halloween, and whatever

Haillicare’s 4 Colors Temporary hair dye (purple, pink, grey, and blue) wax delivers a natural matte hairstyle for either a Party, Halloween, or Cosplay.

Haillicare is made from herbal ingredients, which makes it 100% safe to use while giving you the kind of result you really want.

How to dye your hair like an egirl

I guess one of the best things about this product is that unlike other temp dyes of it’s kind, this one’s smell is actually bearable.

This product nevertheless, has a medium hold, it starts out fairly wet and then goes on matte and sets quite quickly.

It works best on dark hair, such as black, brownish (like mine), and blonde hair. And yes, it even works on type 4 natural hair!

For guys short hair, one box could normally be used 3 times.

While for the ladies, one box could be used twice on short hair, once on mid-length hair, while for long hair, it would be best for you to use two boxes.

Surprisingly, two coats are usually all you need to get your full coverage desired pigment (This lotion-like wax does have a bit of hardness to it if you put on more than one coat as the wax dries off, however, it would soften a little after wearing it for a few days, or at least if you sprits it lightly with some water and conditioner).

How to

  1. Wash your hair and dry it to 80%;
  2. Place a finger full of hair wax on the palm and spread a bit;
  3. Use that on one section of the hair which needs coloring;
  4. Plan the section of hair with white highlights or apply the wax on the entire head;
  5. Wash easily once used and you’re done.
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Although this product is marketed as a semi-permanent hair dye, Adore Hair dye contains absolutely no chemical developer, but rather just pure color that can be used as-is. Additionally, if you find the colors too bright, you can also mix it up with a conditioner, 3 parts to 1.

Adore hair dye creates natural-looking color while giving your hair a healthy resilient shine, leaving it leaves it in a much better condition than before. Its exclusive formula offers a perfect blend of natural ingredients providing rich color, enhancing shine, and leaving hair soft and silky. It will infuse each strand with a vibrant burst of luxurious color with no ammonia, no peroxide, and no alcohol.

Adore is totally affordable, it smells so good, and could last almost 3-4 weeks on your hair without any retouch. Additionally, it doesn’t stain anything at all!

One of the great things about adore, other than the fact that it does an excellent job at hiding away split ends, is the fact that you can actually dye your hair yourself without needing gloves to protect your hands from color stains, (at least if you didn’t use the green color hair dye). Just a little bit of soap and water to your hands in the kitchen sink is all you need.

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The Arctic fox is another great semi-permanent hair dye to try, it is absolutely Vegan and Cruelty-Free. This means it only deposits color; no developer needed! All semi-permanent colors will fade out eventually, but not all dyes fade equally. Arctic Fox is formulated to fade within the original color spectrum, so as the color fades, the shades will continue to be the same gorgeous hue. This also means that your base color is very important to your end result. For the most vivid, long-lasting results, apply to pre-lightened hair.

The result can last up to 4-8 weeks on average but it greatly depends on your hair type and the hair care routine you follow.

How to use

Apply to freshly cleaned hair that has been washed with shampoo only, no conditioner, and fully dried. For best results, apply to hair that has been pre-lightened to level 7 or above (although this is not necessary). Leave in for 40 minutes as a minimum.

The AF formula is so gentle and conditioning that you can leave it on for longer if you prefer! Then rinse with cold water till the water runs mostly clear.

Other hair coloring products you should definitely give a try!

Moroccanoil Color Depositing Masks provide temporary color with the treatment benefits of a deep conditioning mask. You can choose from 7 shades: Aquamarine, Hibiscus, Champagne, Platinum, and Rose Gold for light to medium blonde hair, plus Bordeaux and Cocoa for light brown to dark brown hair.

Use to enhance tones, refresh existing color, or play with fashion shades.

It’s Nourishing color mask is designed to fade out gradually over time.

Moroccanoil color depositing mask line

HOW TO USE

Apply a generous amount to clean, towel-dried hair. Section hair and distribute evenly using a wide-tooth comb. Leave on 5–7 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

Note: Color results and longevity depend on hair porosity and starting shade. Before committing to a full head of color, conduct a strand test. Apply Color Depositing Mask to a small section of hair. Leave on 2–3 minutes. Rinse. If the color is too subtle, try a second strand and leave on longer.

the colors from this 2in1 hair dye mask also do not bleed out into every other thing it comes into contact with.

Currently, as I write this, I plan on dying my hair red, though I’d be using a permanent hair dye for this one (I have a dusky brown natural hair color which I don’t like). My tools are already set and I’d be getting to it as soon as the last words for this post have been typed.

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How to get camera worthy skin for live streamers ASAP!


Whether you’re a gamer live streaming from your bedroom, a vlogger talking about random stuff online, or you’re simply just another social media user, the pressure to appear flawless on camera is always there as we are all in the “public’s eye”, always performing. Companies know about this pressures and the underlying insecurities that comes with it, so they spend hundreds of millions of dollars not only in production, but on marketing the sleekness of their products to us, but makeup by itself can only do so much.

Tiktok has risen to become a very huge deal in the past few years from seemingly nowhere totally kicking out Snapchat to the curb and turning it into something only “oldies” would use. I can’t even remember the last time I logged into that platform.

How to have clear skin on camera
tiktok grunge inspired makeup

Social media gave birth to history’s largest beauty trends, they’ve never been a time in history that people (men inclusive) spent more on beauty and cosmetics as like now, and this trend is showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

When trying to get seamless makeup finish that covers our acne, hyperpigmentations, and other skin blemishes, using a high quality primer, concealer, and foundation is usually enough to do the trick. But the best makeup finish is always achieved on a clear skin, even if you are a professional.

How to get clear skin for camera
purple still remains my aesthetic color bias.

A clear and healthy skin is always the base of sleek makeup. Plus, no one really wants to get dragged for looking like a totally different person whenever the makeup and the face tune has been taken out of the picture.

In today’s post, I will be sharing our editors top rated skin Care products that could potentially help you tackle common skin issues like acne, textured skin, hyperpigmentation, large visible pores, and oily skin so you can achieve your camera visual goals and spend less on overall makeup purchase!

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Our top rated products to help you get a clear skin as soon as possible!

Pretty much everyone is familiar with the kbeauty 10 steps (sometimes 14 steps) beauty routine starting with a makeup remover if you’ve been wearing makeup, followed by a pre-cleanser which is usually an oil base cleanser, and then finishing off with an SPF for day, or a night cream for the night. This method of skin care have been proven to be highly effective by thousands of people, giving it a “holy grail” ranking!

How to have good camera skin

Here are some of our favourite skincare product you should consider incorporating into your everyday beauty routine if you want a piece of that action.

Every single product recommended here have been personally curated by me and is found to be reputable. These are also affiliated links, meaning if you use them to make purchases I would earn a little stipend but at no extra cost to you.

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When it comes to heavyduty face wash to help treat skin issues such as cystic acne, you definitely need a cleanser with a good amount of alpha hydroxl acid (AHA) such as glycolic acid to do the job.

Botanical tree Contains 10% glycolic acid, as well as organic extracts such as bamboo, shea butter, and tea tree. So instead of using a basic face wash that cleans only surface dirt, this acne cleanser uses potent ingredients for some good ol’ deep clean. This facial cleanser is a great way to start or end your day by helping to Brighten a dull-Looking Complexion. $20.90

How to get a clear skin for photoshoots

For oil base cleansers The Japanese beauty brand Kose Softymo does exactly as intended – it gently removes makeup, dirt, and any other sort of substances (oil, sunscreen, etc.) that can accumulate on your face throughout the day, and it is totally affordable, just $9.29!

To use, first make sure your hands are clean. Dry them off and squirt a small amount (a full pump would be too much – maybe enough to be the size of a quarter) on your palm or fingers (I like to put it on my fingers so that I can reach to clean areas on my face that my palms cannot). Gently rub the oil onto your DRY face. It will lift up makeup and dirt almost immediately, although you might need to spend a little more time and care on getting mascara/eyeliner off. The oil will remain the same colorless, oily texture. When you’re done rubbing, rinse your hands and face.

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Now on rinsing off, the oil will emulsify with the water and turn into a pale light blueish color, as it rinses off easily. I have never needed a second rinse as the oil does not stick to my skin like typical oils would. Once water is applied, it all comes off – there’s no residue or oily shine like you would expect, it’s just perfect!

How to get a clear skin fast

Lilianna Naturals’ Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid for Face and Eyes has been my very favorite Serum for some time now, most especially for the treatment of sun damage, acne scars, textured skin, and of course, acne also.

The Vitamin E in this product will help with hyperpigmentation, fading scars and the reduction fine lines. It also makes a great dark spot corrector for the face. It can be used around the under eye area as well to help with dark circles and wrinkles. Nevertheless, it is also great for women and men’s daily use as it has maximum prescription strength effectiveness while being gentle enough for sensitive skin. This product is also non comedogenic, and be used both day and night.

Tiktok skincare

How to: Wash and pat skin dry as usual. If you are going to use a toner, apply the toner before the serum. Use the dropper and put a nickel size amount in your hand. Use your finger tips to apply one thin layer of serum to entire face, neck and decollete (a little goes a long way). Allow to dry for 1 – 2 minutes. This can be used not just daily, but also under make up as well. Follow application with your favorite high quality moisturizer. This product cost only $19.99

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A skincare routine is never completed without the right moisturizer, NeuBeautics Collagen cream contains only pure and natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, etc. The essential nutrients of this cream provide moisturizing while nourishing and soothing skin. This collagen cream also fights the aging process, eliminating fine lines and wrinkles.

This nourishing formula supports skin regeneration during the day and at night, while the rich texture softly melts into the skin getting absorbed quickly, providing immediate sensations of skin comfort. NeuBeautics firming cream is three products in one: a day moisturizer that hydrates, a night cream that nourishes, and an efficient anti-aging treatment for women and men. This fast-absorbing, non-greasy cream intensively restores skin’s softness and suppleness. It is perfect even for sensitive skin due to its natural and safe compounds.

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This cult favourite product cost just a mere $18.89!

Final notes

Even if photo editing apps could grant you a swift magic-like quick fix alá bibidi babibdi boo, you cannot neglect yourself, self-care or skin-care as it can be directly related to your sense of self-worth, self-love and mental health, especially when you are being compared to a computer derived version of yourself. The best makeup is usually the one you never did.

This is why you can’t maintain your hair colors


Everyone wants beautiful flawless glowing skin and god-like hair, this is why the beauty industry has seen a significant amount of growth within the past few years with novel brands popping up each year like whack-a-mole!

During my unruly time spent endlessly at home, I figured out what better way to spend it than performing my own research on issues affecting my body, possibly even conducting my own mad scientist experiments while I’m at it.

And to say the least, it’s been rather fun and informative.

Effects of the sun on the skin and hair

I’ve always noticed how often my hair color tends to fade out within the course of the week, going from jet black to brownish. Sure after a good hair mask treatment, my color would be revived, but it eventually fades out again! Now my hair is natural, and I have never dyed it before. However, I am 100% positive that that brownish hair is not my true color primarily because it looks obviously faded!

Being a perpetual outdoor junkie, I had the suspicion that my lifestyle may be responsible for my problem, so I went ahead and did some digging.

In this blog post, I would be sharing with you why I really came to make escaping the midday sun a life priority!

The sun vs your hair

Effects of the sun on the hair

Before we dive in, let’s quickly recap what is SPF, what is UV rays, the difference between UVA, UVB, and UVC (and uncovering the reasons why we don’t get to read much about those).

SPF

The SPF denotes “sun protecting factor” – meaning the number of rays the sunscreen block. E.g. SPF 15 means, that 1/15th of the burning radiation will reach the skin, assuming sunscreen is applied evenly at a thick dosage of 2mg per square centimeter. Similarly, SPF 60, means that only 1/60th of the same radiation will reach the skin or hair.

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Deciphering UVA, UVB and UVC

Ultraviolet (UV) ray is a band of the electromagnetic spectrum with a specific wavelength: from 10nm to 400nm. This means that UV rays stand somewhere between visible light which the human eye is able to see and much shorter in length, X-rays. UV radiation is present in sunlight, contributing to about 10% of the total output of the Sun. UV is strong enough to cause chemical reactions in compounds, including fluorescence, strengthening the bones in mammals, and various photo effects achieved by photons, particles of light.

The difference between UVA, UVB, and UVC rays is the length of the electromagnetic wave:

  • UVA 400-320nm
  • UVB is 320-290nm

Therefore sunscreens with a “broad spectrum” are those which cover various lengths of UV-rays. UVA accounts for 95% of all the UV radiation reaching Earth’s surface that can constitute most of the damage from the sun. While UVB proportion is much, much smaller. UVC rays, however, get absorbed by Earth’s ozone layer and therefore are not something we consider in this overview.

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Effect of UV sun damage on hair

The hair shaft is a nonliving cell and, thus unlike skin cells, it requires no protection from carcinogenesis commonly caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin. Simply put, you cannot have cancerous hair fibers –  carcinogenesis in a hair shaft itself is not currently considered possible. If hair proteins in the shaft are altered by sun exposure, damaged hair can be removed and replaced by new hair.

However, UV radiation damages hair lipids, so photodamaged hair is dry and dull, as sunlight damages disulfide bonds – the protein links that create elasticity and essentially “holds your hair shaft together”. In addition, color-treated hair, already deprived of its natural moisture is more likely to dry and become brittle after exposure to the sun. Hair devoid of natural lipids, is subject to static electricity, fractures easily and appears frizzy.

Vulnerability of colour-treated hair

Human hair naturally contains two pigments: eumelanin and pheomelanin. Both are accountable for brown/black and red/yellow hues in our hair respectively and both get affected by UV rays. Another melanin, called oxymelanin, is found in unprocessed human hair that has been exposed to the sun. It is a similar compound found in bleached hair, as well. The amount of oxymelanin affects the value of the hair as well as causing photo-aging. This leads to natural “summer highlights” amongst those of us with untreated virgin hair.

The sun’s rays act very much like bleach on hair, says dermatologist Wilma Bergfeld, MD. Bleach reacts with the melanin in the hair and removes the color in an irreversible chemical reaction. Bleach also damages the hair’s cuticle and protein, which is called keratin.

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Finer, lighter hair lacks the thickness or pigment that can protect it from the sun’s rays, Dr. Bergfeld says. Darker, coarser hair usually is oilier, and its thickness, darker color, and oil covering help to protect it. African-American or African hair is fragile due to its shape, which is thin, flat, and tightly coiled, Dr. Bergfeld says.

Making matters worse

Hot flat irons or rollers, chlorinated water in swimming pools or lightening your hair, this damage make it more vulnerable to the summer stresses of heat and this damages your hair’s keratin.  The damaged protein allows sun and heat to penetrate the hair more easily and results in a fragile hair strand.

“If you bleach or highlight your hair, you’ve damaged the hair already,” Dr. Bergfeld says. “To add to that by swimming in a chlorinated pool, or sitting out in the sun, you’re going to have very significant hair breakage.”

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sadly enough, people don’t really take seriously protecting their hair from the sun as much as we do our bodies, I guess since our hair doesn’t “tan or burn, or even get cancer” it’s quite easy to overlook it all.

All though there are currently products on the market that promise sun protection for the hair, I would not really bank on its effectiveness, especially as it is yet to be proven.

At this point in my life having long, beautiful, and radiant hair is sort of like a huge priority to me, especially when the state of your hair is a force strong enough to command respect to you on its own, it is one of the very first things people would notice about you!

The sun versus the skin

The skin uses sunlight to help manufacture vitamin D, which is important for normal bone formation. But sometimes its ultraviolet light can be very detrimental.

Most often than not, people, especially women (me inclusive!) Are more concerned with the aesthetic effects of the sun on the skin than anything else.

Sometimes I think it’s because even though everyone knows that there is is a thing called skin cancer and there are people out there who have it, a lot of us still like to believe that we would be the exception, but so did those people!

Within the skin’s epidermal (outer) layer are cells that contain the pigment melanin. Melanin protects the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which can burn the skin, and over time, could reduce its elasticity and cause a person to age prematurely. Suntanning occurs because exposure to sunlight causes the skin to produce more melanin and to darken. The tan fades as these cells move toward the surface and are sloughed off.

Too much exposure to ultraviolet or UV rays can cause sunburn. UV rays penetrate the outer skin layers and pass into the deeper layers, where they can damage or kill skin cells. People who do not have much melanin and sunburn easily should protect themselves by covering up sensitive areas, wearing sunblock, limiting their total exposure time, and limiting their sun exposure between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The sun and ageing

I am always humbled in the presence of older women who have managed to age like fine wine, so I made the decision that I’ll do everything I can while I’m still young to “end up like them”. I made the decision this year to be more of a long term thinker rather than an impulsive one seeking instant results and gratifications! (something I am painfully guilty of). Sunscreens cannot fully protect you from our harsh modern environment, the damage has been done and we are left to deal with it and preserve what’s left of it, two points if it can be reversed!

Prevention is always better and CHEAPER than cure, so while you slather on expensive creams, lotions, and potions, do the significant, stay away from the causes if you can!


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Banana Boat Ultra Sport Reef Friendly Sunscreen Lotion, Broad Spectrum SPF 50, 12 Ounces. $9.96

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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The truth about nose slimming exercises


There has been a recent trend on the internet, especially on social media platforms like YouTube with insurmountable videos dedicated to showing people how to get a slimmer looking nose without going under a knife as society still view plastic surgery as a taboo even though the rate of people visiting the surgeon’s office and using photo altering app has more than doubled within the past few years!

It’s almost as if every woman thinks she’d look prettier if her nose was thinner, when in reality that is not always the case.

Today, I saw a video recommendation on my YouTube feed with this thumbnail

Slim nose without surgery

This was not the first time that I had seen a video like this, in fact, I had religiously followed the guideline of another similar video which only succeeded in creating the right amount doubt needed for me to question this internet fad.

Get slim nose without surgery

I had genuinely thought that since his name had a “DR.” in front of it then what he was suggesting would be legit. It only took me one week to figure out how stupid it all was!

Does nose slimming exercise work? Fact or fad.

Granted, the nose is, in fact, one of the most plastic parts of our body, with plastic meaning easily malleable as there are no complex nerves surrounding that region, neither are their solid bones there, you’d only find cartilages, I.e, soft bones (or biscuit bones as my younger self would have called it!)

This is why Rhinoplasty or nose jobs are the easiest procedures to perform and is referred to as a minimally invasive procedure.

Nose slimming workout
Alar base (nose width) reduction is the most common rhinoplasty procedure

The primary problem those so-called “nose slimming exercises” focuses on is the reduction of the alar base. The idea is to work the muscles around that area to constrict and tighten it up just like how you would if you are working on your abs to create some kind of muscular corset to give you a smaller looking midsection. So consequently, working the muscles around that area would give you the appearance of a slimmer looking nose. Seems logical right?

But there is just one tinsy tiny bit of problem that just so happens to be a major one,

There are no muscles significantly large enough in that area that you can work with to create an otherwise slim nose!

How to slim the nose
The Facial muscle anatomy

So if there are no muscles there, what in God’s bloody name are you working out?!🤷‍♀️

Even if I should try to give the fad idea of exercising the nose thin the benefits of the doubt and say it does work somehow, in order to be able to maintain the result, you would have to keep “working out” indefinitely as muscles atrophy (shrinks) with lack of use.

I personally do not have such dedication on my part!

The Human muscles evolved over thousands of years based on survival needs; we developed strong explosive leg muscles to help us outrun the predators, arm muscles to help us carry things, the abs to give us balance and strength when we climb, and so on.

Nasal muscles? Perhaps to help us sniff out our foods better 🤷‍♀️


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