Here’s The Allure Guide To Summer Skincare

Bella Breakdown Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too late to start a good skin care routine. To help you, Allure has provided its own guide to skin care must-dos perfect for the summer. 1. Lighten up your skin-care routine It’s summer, which means you aren’t wearing as many layers as you do in the wintertime and your face wants to feel light too. “In the summer, I generally remind patients that just like their wardrobe, their skin-care routine may need to be a little more lightweight,” said dermatologist Omer Ibrahim. Beat the heat and...

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Fun Workouts To Do If You Hate Going To The Gym

Bella Breakdown Going to the gym can be very intimidating if it’s not somewhere you frequently go to. However, a fear of the gym doesn’t mean you can’t get into shape. Here are some fun workouts you can do if you don’t like going to the gym. Go to a fitness class: This is a great option for those who don’t want to use the fitness equipment. Luckily, there are plenty of workout options for any type of fitness regime you want to do and it’s the perfect way to meet individuals with the same interests as you and...

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Coffee Alternatives To Help Start Your Day

Bella Breakdown As you get older, drinking cups of coffee like you used in college may not be something your body can handle anymore. So to help you start your day without stopping at Starbucks, here are some coffee alternatives to help start your day. Drinking Water: Even before drinking a cup of coffee, drinking a glass of water is highly recommended. This not only wakes your senses up wit the icy feeling, but it also rehydrates you. According to Susan Kleiner, a dietitian and author of “The Good Mood Diet,” we all wake up dehydrated so get hydrated...

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McDonald’s Says Its Paper Straws Can’t Be Recycled

Bella Breakdown With the growing concerns of saving the environment, many companies have begun to switch from plastic straws to more eco-friendly options. Starbucks plan to get rid of their plastic straws for strawless cups and McDonald’s even plan on switching over to paper straws. However, the fast-food chain revealed that their non-plastic option may not be too helpful. Rolled out to help “protect the environment,” McDonald’s revealed its paper straws can’t be recycled — unlike the plastic versions they replaced. The straws were introduced to all 1,361 McDonald’s restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland after a trial...

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Beat The Summer Heat Without An Air Conditioner

Bella Breakdown Summer is here and Mother Nature is making sure we feel the heat. Sadly, not everyone lives in a place that has an air conditioner, so finding ways to stay cool can be hard. To make things easier, here are some tips for keeping cool without an air conditioner. For those who tend to get hot when sleeping, it may be due to the sheets you have. During the summer months, it’s best to sleep on cotton sheets. Light-colored bed linens made of lightweight cotton are breathable and excellent for promoting ventilation and airflow in the bedroom....

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Great Ways To Increase Energy When You Feel Sluggish At The Office

Bella Breakdown Keeping your energy up while at work is a job on its own. Whenever you feel your energy levels getting low while at the office, follow these tips and you’ll get back to your productive work ethic in no time. Choose the right snacks: Eating small meals and snacks every few hours is a much better option than three large meals a day. This approach can reduce your perception of fatigue because your brain needs a steady supply of nutrients. If you are going to snack throughout the day, try eating foods with a low glycemic index...

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Zero Waste Products That Are Home Essentials

Bella Breakdown The government may not believe that the climate is changing and we need to change how we’ve done things, but that doesn’t mean we can’t believe. Sadly, the world is dying and it’s time that we all do our part to save it. That means cutting back on plastic use, taking the meat out of our diets and using these zero-waste essentials whenever we can. Reusable Bottles: This is an easy alternative to using one-time use cups. Carrying your own flask or reusable drinking vessels for any hot or cold drink not only reduces your purchase costs...

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Here’s Why You Should Always Be Sleeping Naked

Bella Breakdown If you’re someone who likes to sleep in their birthday suit, aka naked, you may have been on to something all along. A new study has proven that sleeping with no clothing is the best way for you to catch your nightly Z’s. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the amount of time to takes you to fall fast asleep is directly impacted by your sleep satisfaction. The main way to get to this point is to lower your body temperature, which signals your body that it’s time to go to sleep. How do you lower your...

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