For The Wellness Friend: A Gift Guide For The Person Who Has It All Together

Bella Breakdown From maca powder to matcha lattes, we all have a friend that’s always ahead of the wellness trends. They were jade rolling their faces and taking vitamins A-Z before the rest of us even knew what toner was. Dermarolling, lymph drainage trampolines, juicing…whatever it may be, they have all of the gizmos, gadgets, and grocery items to make up for a wellness routine fit for the queen. Though this person can be difficult to shop for, we’ve rounded up some essential wellness items to make their holiday season filled with self-care. The best part? Everyone needs some...

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Common Sunscreen Myths You Should Forget

Bella Breakdown Using sunscreen just when you spend more than an hour out in the sun isn’t what you’re supposed to do anymore. With growing concerns about skin cancer and just protecting your skin, in general, it’s important to know the truth when it comes to sunscreen. So, here are the biggest myths you should forget when it comes to your sunscreen. Having dark skin doesn’t mean you don’t need sunscreen: Just because you can’t see the effect sun has on the skin with a more malanated pigment doesn’t mean the UV rays aren’t causing damage. “It’s just harder...

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Avoid These Sunscreen Mistakes This Summer

Bella Breakdown You may think your skin some good by using sunscreen, however, if you’re not careful you could be doing more harm than good. Luckily you can keep your skin safe by avoiding these easy sunscreen mistakes. Yes, the spring and summer weather means the sun will be out longer but that shouldn’t be the only time you use sunscreen. Applying sunscreen should be a part of your daily routine for 365 days of the year because just because you may not feel it the sun rays are still reaching your body. Not only should you be using...

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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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