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Sunscreen

Sunscreen

We protect our skin from sun damage by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Sunscreens are chemical agents that help prevent the suns ultraviolet rays from reaching the skin. The term broad-spectrum means that the sunscreen protects us from both UVB and UVA rays. Many cosmetic companies have products that claim to have anti-aging benefits. The truth however is that the best defense against wrinkles is a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher, be it in your moisturizer or foundation. Daily application of sunscreen prevents new wrinkles from forming or existing ones from deepening. The basics to… Continue reading →

Block the sun

Skin cancer is the No. 1 most common type of cancer. Many of us unknowingly spend too much time in the sun with little protection. This exposure to the sun causes damage to our skin. Repetitive exposure of this kind, can put us at risk of getting skin cancer. Daylight, even dim, obscure daylight, causes skin damage. When the skin gets damaged, it means it slowly becomes less and less able to hold moisture or feel smooth. Protecting your skin from the sun is important because the sun emits ultraviolet(UV) radiation. Over time, exposure to… Continue reading →

B.O [Body Odour]

B.O [Body Odour]

I saw a feature in the news recently about a very offensive topic that we face everywhere around us be it at home, in matatus, at work etc- Body odour. The most affected areas on our bodies are hands, under the armpits, around the genitals and feet. What is B.O? According to Wikipedia,  B.O is the smell of bacteria growing on the body. These bacteria multiply rapidly in the presence of sweat, but sweat itself is almost completely odorless to humans. Body odor can smell pleasant and specific to the individual, and can be used… Continue reading →

How to get Rashes off your face [Part 2]

How to get Rashes off your face [Part 2]

This is another gem from another of my aunts (yeah, my aunts are better than yours!) During my sister’s upcoming wedding preparations, the bridesmaids had a meeting with the beautician, who happens to be my aunt. Ok, I have a confession to make. I never really did stick to my tried-and-true remedy for rashes. I am quite lazy when it comes to beauty treatments. I honestly can’t picture myself waking up an hour earlier than usual everyday to apply makeup and do all those things that women with perfectly flawless skin do to maintain their… Continue reading →

A guide for the ungirly [Part 3]

A few days later, I noticed that my face was burnt out again. Groan. I went back to the shop and bought Himalaya Neem wash, because, well, the cream wash was finished, and the Neem wash is for all skin types, so that seemed like a much safer option until I figured out what exactly was what. I had re-used the for-oily-skin gel wash because it was in a pretty bottle, felt deliciously cool on my skin, smelt fabulous … and because I wasn’t about to throw out a perfectly good tube of facial wash…. Continue reading →

Give your face the perfect glow [Part 3]

Give your face the perfect glow [Part 3]

Powder The purpose of powder is to keep foundation on longer, to set the foundation(keeps it from slipping) add a little more coverage , take away shine and give the skin a polished flawless look. Since make up looks very different in the package than it does on your face then just like foundation it’s important to try it on your skin before you buy. The secret to powder is to get one with a yellow undertone and one that’s a shade lighter than your foundation. It will make your skin look natural, healthy and… Continue reading →

A guide for the ungirly [Part 2]

So, a few months ago, when I bought my first ever facial products, I went with Himalaya oily skin products. And that worked just fine for a few days, until my face broke out in what looked like sunburn. A week later, when I tried my first home facial, my skin burnt so intensely that I was tempted to smother myself with a pillow, just to stop the stinging. I decided, based on the burning, that perhaps my skin is dry. After all, I had had a facial once, for an interview at KQ, and… Continue reading →

Give your face the perfect glow [Part 2]

Give your face the perfect glow [Part 2]

FOUNDATION What do women want in a foundation? A flawless, natural-looking coverage that evens out their skin. Today, foundation comes in many different textures, consistencies and formulas. Finding the right foundation is like finding the perfect fitting jeans. Types of Foundations 1. Oil-free and matte liquid foundations Has a smooth finish with no shine or dewy appearance. How long foundation lasts usually depends on how oily your skin is. It is therefore a good idea to always set your foundation with a light dusting of loose powder. Most oil-free and matte liquid foundations provide sheer… Continue reading →

Give your face the perfect glow [Part 1]

Give your face the perfect glow [Part 1]

Concealer It’s used to cover minor blemishes from birthmarks, sunspots, age spots and under eye circles. It’s one of the most important products in any woman’s beauty arsenal. In fact it is known as the secret of the beauty universe. Most women suffer from undereye circles and usually, concealer is the only way to go. So how do you determine what is a good concealer and a bad one. A bad concealer is chalky dry or greasy and may emphasize the flaws you are trying to cover up. A good concealer is smooth, creamy and… Continue reading →

Make up tools: Brushes

The right make up tools can make a difference between looking unpolished to looking flat-out fabulous. The right make up tools also make make up application easy and results in a flaw less looking face. The right make up brushes will probably be your biggest make up tool investment so it’s important to know how to shop for them. So how do you tell between a good make up brush from a bad one? The bristles should feel soft against the skin and never scratchy or rough. It does not matter whether they are made… Continue reading →

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