Protect Your Skin This Summer

Bella Breakdown Since I was a young child, all I’ve ever wanted was an all over summer tan. Instead, my typically pasty self would burn like a boiling lobster, and then freckle. I was convinced that anytime I did get tan, it was because all of my freckles were connecting. I was completely irresponsible in the sun. I thought it was okay to let myself burn to the point of peeling, simply so I could obtain a fleeting tan. Now just a few years later, I find myself worried about new moles. I even notice wrinkles starting to form...

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Five Reasons You Should Wash Your Face Before Bed

Bella Breakdown Sometimes it’s easy to skip your tedious nightly skincare routine if you are super tired or just don’t really feel like doing it. Here is a reminder of why you should never skip your self care routine! A lot of people think it is okay to skip their skin routine if they didn’t sweat or wear makeup that day. This is far from the truth. Pollution and other chemicals in the air will stick to your skin throughout the day. If you don’t wash your face, those chemicals will sink deep into your pores and can cause...

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Use This Instead Of Lotion After You Shower

Bella Breakdown Moisturizing your skin after you take a shower is in most people’s everyday routine. But are you moisturizing with the right product? The American Academy of Dermatology stresses that people should be using an ointment or cream rather than a lotion. Ointments have the best effect for smoothing skin and increasing moisture. While a cream is still better than a lotion, it still falls behind ointments in terms of moisturizing benefits. There are still benefits to cream, though. Cream is good for making dry or irritated skin feel light and cool. The least effective is of course...

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Dermatologists Don’t Approve Of Green Sunscreen

Bella Breakdown Hawaii recently banned sunscreen brands with certain chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate. These chemicals hurt the coral reefs and marine life. While environmentalists are excited about Hawaii’s protection plan, dermatologists are not so pleased. Sunscreens with harmful chemicals are effective because they block UVA and UVB  rays. The ‘green’ sunscreen that acts as a replacement is feared to not be as effective. As Hawaii has the highest amount of melanoma diagnoses’ in the country, dermatologists fear that with this new ‘green’ suncreen, that number will rise. Environmentalists are applauding the new legislation and argue that people need...

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3 Ways To Reverse The Aging Process Overnight

Bella Breakdown Studies show that more and more millennial are taking an interest in reversing the aging process. Instead of searching far and wide for the latest and greatest anti-aging products, use these three plastic surgeon recommended tips to help you maintain your youthful glow. They are so simple, you can literally do them in your sleep. Sleep propped up on your back. When your head comes down to your heart level, the fat in your eye socket swells and pushes out into the eyelid, causing unwanted puffiness and bags. Use silk or satin sheets. The creases in regular...

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