Beauty

Summer in the UK can bring sunshine (sometimes), the occasional heatwave and of course, increased humidity levels, which can lead to a lot of things, from sleepless nights to frizzy hair. However, it can also wreak havoc on your skin, as the sticky weather can leave your complexion feeling greasy...
For a person who wears makeup, the current mandate to wear a face mask in public can mean one of two things: Don’t wear makeup at all, or be prepared for makeup to move off your face and onto your mask. But are those really the only options? Not necessarily....
If you’ve been shuffling through your favorite sweatpants over the past months, you might not be feeling like putting on a pair of real pants just yet. Or an actual bra. Or even anything other than slippers. But with the summer officially here, you could be looking to give your...
Flossing and using a high fluoride toothpaste could help elite athletes improve their performance, a study suggests. Research has previously shown elite athletes to have substantial rates of oral disease, including tooth decay and gum inflammation, which negatively affect their wellbeing and sporting performance. These issues are caused by several factors,...
For anyone on a quest for soft, glowing skin, nothing can beat layering on a night cream before you hit the pillow. Typically thicker and more hydrating than regular daytime moisturizers, the best night creams encourage skin to repair itself from the inside out, all while you sleep. (Meaning...
Wearing protective face masks when we leave home has become part of our daily lives, which means we need to adjust our skin care routines. Trapped heat, humidity and friction from the mask can irritate the skin. Plus, it’s difficult to properly moisturize ― by sipping water and reapplying...
It can be exhausting trying to make oneself palatable. For many Black people, altering their appearance and mannerisms to fit white expectations is a matter of instinct. In many cases, the trauma of having to alter one’s appearance to meet arbitrary white standards of presentableness and respectability is a generational...
I’m just going to say it: The coronavirus pandemic has not made my weight-loss goals easier. As if dropping unwanted pounds wasn’t hard enough, now there are food shortages making it difficult to eat healthy, closed fitness centers, and a constant desire for comfort food. Prior to March, I had...
It’s no secret that the beauty industry has a long history of overlooking women of color, especially Black women. It’s still newsworthy when a beauty brand unveils a truly inclusive shade range — something that should simply be the industry standard. No amount of concealer can cover up the fact...
Aside from wearing make-up for the odd Zoom date or socially distanced drink in the park, many of us have stripped back our beauty routines during lockdown, as painting our faces to sit at our laptops screens has seemed rather futile. But the next stage of the government’s roadmap to...

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