Beauty

Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen This Summer!

As pandemic restrictions lift and vaccines roll out, people are more than eager to get outside and enjoy some normalcy this summer. When being social and active, it’s important to remember another kind of face protection: sunscreen! The Skin Cancer Foundation says that “regular daily use of SPF 15 sunscreen can reduce your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by about 40 percent, and lower your melanoma risk by 50 percent.”

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Taking Self-Care to Different Level with Gua Sha

I’ve come across a new form of self-care that has transformed my beauty routine. Gua sha is an ancient Chinese beauty technique that uses a flat jade or rose quartz tool, which the user scrapes over the face in an upwards motion to help with draining the tissues and lymph nodes in your face and relaxing the muscles. It is also said to help with migraines and even heat stroke.

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Here are the 8 Best Drugstore Skincare Products on the Market Right Now, According to TikTok

After spending a year trying to better my skincare routine, I found that one doesn’t have to look further than the neighborhood drugstore to find what they need. Though it may be tempting to spend serious money on expensive moisturizers, serums, and cleansers because of how many celebrities swear on their magical effects, it’s not necessary. Today, drugstore brands often achieve the same or even better results than their more extravagant counterparts.

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A truly Ethique-al brand

Ethique is a beauty brand that began on a kitchen counter in New Zealand. It’s garnered
international acclaim for being the world’s first zero-waste beauty brand.
Founder Brianne West began the company as a college student when she found herself extremely
frustrated about the amount of waste we accumulate with beauty products

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Kim Kardashian to Expand Beauty Line

Kim Kardashian has filed for a new trademark for her work in the beauty industry. Kardashian already owns KKW Beauty, KKW Fragrance, and her Skims brand. Now, she has filed a trademark for Skkn by Kim. This trademark covers several products of a variety of types, including skin care, hair care, nail care, and supplements.

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The Brown Lip Liner Trend

Over the past year, 90s trends have been returning to mainstream culture, especially within the makeup community. The latest trend to return from the 90s is known as the “supermodel lip.” This term, however, is just a fancy way of saying brown lip liner. Regardless, this trend is back, and it’s better than ever.

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One of my all-time favorite skincare brands

In college, I spent a year studying abroad in Ireland, and while I was there, I experimented with all kinds of products for my skin, body, and hair that I had never seen on American shelves. One in particular caught my eye while I was looking for a new moisturizer (if I’m being honest, probably due to the cow on the packaging), and I’m so glad it did because I’ve never been able to go back.

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BROWSing your options

In the world of personal care, eyebrow hair removal is one of the most common things for people to go out and get done by a professional because, let’s face it—who wants to take a risk on something so visible? There are many ways to get your brows looking just how you want them, but like anything else, different methods are good for different people based on skin and hair type, complexion, pain tolerance, etc.

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Bold Eyeliner and Eyelash Color is the Trend this Spring

As someone with brown eyes, it can be hard to find colors or makeup trends that accentuate my eyes, especially compared to blue eyes. But the recent trend of colored mascara and eyeliner has come in handy for when I want a little extra oomph to make my dark eyes stand out.

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What we learn from the Purito Sunscreen Scandal

If you are unfamiliar with the Purito Centella Green Level SPF 50+ sunscreen by the Korean brand K-beauty, it has been a fan favorite for skin gurus online due to its high level of protection and clean formula that leaves no white streaks on the skin. Seem too good to be true? It is.

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One size cannot possibly fit all

It is no secret that the media, and in turn the world, has some serious work to do when it comes to how they talk about bodies. Clothing and cosmetic brands regularly make their money telling us everything that is wrong with our appearance, and they market primarily to an idealized form that makes everyone who doesn’t have it feel as though they must work to attain it.

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Some of the best luxury makeup dupes

Why should you let your budget get in the way of looking luxurious? You shouldn’t, and you don’t have to thanks to the increase in “dupes” gracing the shelves of a drugstore near you. Dupes are drugstore makeup products that are incredibly similar to highly popular luxury makeup products, and many of them are just as good for as little as 1/10th of the price.

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