Tag Archives: skincare

SKIN TALK

Does your skin change with the seasons? What do dermatologists say about skin challenges?

Use these links in this post to learn more.

https://www.buttahskin.com/blogs/news/5-fall-skincare-tips-for-african-american-skin

https://www.allure.com/story/fall-skin-tips

Suggestions from the Cancer Foundation
https://www.skincancer.org/blog/layering-is-the-key/

Photo by Ryutaro Tsukata on Pexels.com

Sources with skin information https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne/derm-treat

https://www.dermalogica.com/blogs/living-skin/seasonal-transition-skincare

https://www.healthline.com/health/largest-organs-in-the-body

More info from HairBlues.me
https://hairblues.me/2014/10/18/whats-your-fall-beauty-regimen/

All the best in Wellness!


How to Read Sunscreen Labels

As some of you already know, sunscreen should be worn all year long and even on cloudy days.

In my neck of the woods most of us are paying attention to sunscreen when beach weather is upon us. However, it is important to know the guidelines for purchasing sunscreen in order to protect your skin properly.

Below is a link to a video that the Cancer Foundation has provided for your assistance.

For environmentally safe sunscreens take a look at this link:
https://www.wellandgood.com/ocean-friendly-sunscreens/

All the best in Wellness!

Sunburn Remedies: Aloe Vera, Hydrosols & Essential Oils

What are some of the SPF guidelines when using sunscreen? Why should we be interested and concerned? What are the methods we can use to soothe and alleviate the effects of sunburn, if we find ourselves in this unfortunate situation?

Listen to my recent podcast on this topic and then use the links in this post for detailed information about sunscreen, spf, and remedies for sunburn.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

Aloe Vera, for example, has been used for sunburn remedies. Apple cider vinegar and other remedies with recipes can also be found at the link below.

What are the signs you may recognize when you have sunburn? And, what should you do to alleviate the symptoms?
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sunburn/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355928

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FYI – Latest Cruelty-Free List

Has it ever occurred to you that purchasing cruelty-free products is good for our planet? You can learn more at the link below.

https://biofriendlyplanet.com/eco-awareness/7-ways-cruelty-free-products-help-save-the-planet/

Find out more about the latest cruelty-free brands by clicking the link below. The list is available in this free pdf document from Cruelty-Free Kitty:
https://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/exclusive/2022-March-CF-guide.pdf

Happy Earth Day!

Yes! Use Sunscreen in the Winter

News Flash!
I know I have posted about this before, but just in case you need a reminder. Yes! Sunscreen is required in the winter months too.

365 days a year!

Below are links to cruelty-free and vegan sunscreens for you to consider:
https://www.beautybeyondcruelty.com/cruelty-free-face-sunscreens/

Source:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/beauty/why-you-should-wear-sunscreen-in-winter-too/ar-AAPFIHK

A Conversation about Cruelty-Free, Vegan Beauty Products and Climate Change.

These days the conversation about climate change is a constant concern. A recurring topic on HairBlues.me has been cruelty-free and Vegan products. This month we continue that conversation as we explore what the differences are between cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics, and why some companies use “green” packaging.

The November Wellness Connections podcast explains the difference among these products, and packaging.

Also available on Apple, Google and other podcast platforms

Do you know cruelty-free products are not more expensive?
Source: Are Cruelty Free Brands Actually More Expensive? (crueltyfreeonly.com)

Do you know that there is no confirmation testing on animals makes cosmetics safer for humans?
Source: http://www.humanesociety.org/resources/cosmetics-testing-faq

Do you know that Covergirl has a Vegan product called CleanFresh?

Source: Is CoverGirl Cruelty Free and Vegan? (2021 Update) – Cruelty Free Only

Photo by Los Muertos Crew on Pexels.com

What is “green packaging“?

Source: https://www.thecosmeticboxes.co.uk/


Find out more about cruelty-free and vegan products :
ethicalelephant.com/crueltyfree-vs-vegan/

Reasons to Use Vegan, Cruelty Free Products – Cocosoul (mycocosoul.com)

Natural Skin Care & Hair Care Blogs – Cocosoul (mycocosoul.com)

Happy Holidays!

Beauty Without Makeup?

Makeup Is A Personal Beauty Choice

A recent comment submitted to this Hairblues blog suggested that a person wearing no Makeup can be beautiful as well as a person who does. Of course, I agree. The always lovely Alicia Keys openly rejects makeup. Of course, all you have to do is look at her in the prime of her loveliness and youth, I can’t imagine this winning duo requires too much of a decision. Can you?

I thought that it might be useful to research whether Makeup has other purposes, and can be used for example, to enhance the longevity of how our skin ages and, additionally, help to protect it. Here are just two examples (maybe suggestions). Enjoy!

A tinted moisturizer can actually be good for mature skin.

As I searched the www for opinions and ‘expert ‘ advice about the “no Makeup” choice , it became evident that the Makeup choice is – as you may have suspected – ultimately a personal decision, because ‘one size does not fit everybody’. What also became evident is that, as we age, our skin does change. It may become more dry, less smooth and thinner. There is also loss of skin elasticity.
Our first example, therefore, is it may be important to use moisturizers daily for protection from the environment because they help to act against the dryness and add some elasticity.

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Fall Beautiful Skincare

As we transition from Summer to  Fall it may be that you should consider tweaking your skincare routine.  That’s what some of the dermatologist and other beauty consultants suggest.  Here is a link to some guidelines for you.

And, when you’re done viewing the tips for how to moisturize, exfoliate, and lotion-up,  take a look at the suggestions from Cruelty-Free Kitty.  You will be glad you did.

Stay beautiful!

Transitioning to Cruelty Free Cosmetics

I have Good News, which I am absolutely delighted to share with you.  Some of you may remember my last post about transitioning to using cruelty free cosmetics, and that California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, has put that goal on the agenda of California to be the first US State to make it a law, by penalizing corporations that sell products, which test on animals effective January 2020.Since the last post, I have worked toward doing my research to aid me in transitioning and to reach a goal of using cruelty free cosmetics.

I must say the search has turned out to be delightfully enlightening.  That’s right!  For starters, I suggest that you pickup a copy of Plant-Powered Beauty, by authors Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault.  It is a thorough skincare guide and in a beautifully presented format you will enjoy. It has recipes you can use for your personal skincare routine.  Amy and Christina remind us that the skin is our largest body organ.  Therefore, what we put on it affects our entire ecosystem.  Pick up a copy.  I found mine on Amazon.com

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Brown Skin Care for Summertime

Brown skin women often are surprised when they get burned by the sun.  Although brown skin does have a natural SPF of 13, allowing us to stay in the sun longer than women with white skin. However, we still need sunscreen to protect us from absorbing ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB).

  • Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation that makes black-light posters glow, and is responsible for summer tans — and sunburns. However, too much exposure to UV radiation is damaging to living tissue. 
  • UVA & UVB contribute to the risk of skin cancer

Here’s what you need to know and do to protect that beautiful skin of yours. 

  • Use sunscreen!  Sunscreens blocks/ absorbs the UVA  &UVB rays before they affect/damage your skin.
  • The SPF rating is a measure of the time it would take you to sunburn if you were not wearing sunscreen as opposed to the time it would take with sunscreen on.
  •  SPF 15 product blocks about 94% of UVB rays; an SPF 30 product blocks 97% of UVB rays; and an SPF 45 product blocks about 98% of rays.
  • Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before you go out into the sun.  This will allow your skin to absorb the product and create a protective shield.
  • Apply sunscreen to your face, neck , hands, and scalp! Apply after swimming even if it’s “water-proof”.
  • Look for broad-spectrum products .
  • Check expiration dates.  Toss after one year.

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