Love Suntanning? Look For These Signs You’ve Taken It Too Far

Bella Breakdown As the winter blues begins to hit us, we will all flock to beach vacations like ants to a picnic. Spring Break is around the corner for students, teachers, and employees alike, and that means a lot of sun time that your white little body is not accustomed to. So, as you get ready to get your tan on, remember that you also need to protect yourself from dangerous UV rays (and a blistering sun burn!). In order to tell if you are getting too much sun, look for these signs: Are you sunburned? (obviously) Although this...

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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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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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Glitter Sunscreen Is A Coachella Must-Have

Bella Breakdown Summer is slowly approaching, which means sun, sun and more sun. Plus, Coachella is also right around the corner, so this glitter sunscreen is a must-have product. Who wants to choose between being glittery like a unicorn and protecting their skin? Well, thanks to this product, you won’t have to choose! Of course, the internet already got ahold of this magical glitter sunscreen, and its currently freaking out over it. The Miami-based brand responsible for this genius product is Sunshine & Glitter, and they offer the most unique glitter sunscreens. But how good is this sunscreen? Well,...

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From Tinted Moisturizer To Sunblock Mousse, Here Are 18 Sunscreens To Try Out This Summer

Bella Breakdown Now that the sunny weather is here to stay, it’s crucial that we remain mindful and protect our skin against damage. The process of picking out the best sunscreens can be an overwhelming task, there are so many options, and so many sunscreens leave your skin feeling greasy. Pacifica Face Sunscreen with SPF 30 is $13 at Target. Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 30 is $36. The Invisible Shield from Glossier has an SPF of 35 and is $34. Natural Non-Nano Zinc Oxide from Nine Naturals has an SPF of 32. Umbra Tinte Physical Defense with SPF 30...

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