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Protect Your Eyes: How to Shop for Sun Glasses that Works

Our skin gets more attention during this season than protecting one of the most precious parts of our body—the eyes. It’s better for us to discuss why we should take care of our eyes too. Just as how UVA and UVB destroys our skin, it also has an effect on our sight. Style matters less, but protection does. What’s more, UV damage is cumulative, so every time you step out in shades, you’re doing your eyes a favor — and staving off potential sunburn of the cornea (the eye’s outer layer) or conjunctiva (the layer that lines the eyelids), as well as preventing cataracts (clouding of your eye’s lenses) and macular degeneration (retinal damage that leads to vision loss). Here’s a brief friendly reminder for all.

Wear sunglasses in summer

Wear sunglasses in summer

What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays?

The sunlight that reaches us is made up of two types of harmful rays: long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB). Basically, UVA rays can age us and UVB rays can burn us. Overexposure to either can damage the skin. There’s also a third type of ray, UVC – these are the shortest and strongest, but thankfully they’re absorbed by the ozone layer and don’t typically reach the Earth.

UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer. Unprotected exposure can lead to premature skin aging and suppression of the immune system. And when your skin’s defenses are down, you’re at risk for skin cancer.

The intensity of UVB rays vary by season, location and time of day, with 10AM to 4PM being the peak hours. Sunburned skin doesn’t just feel awful, it can cause permanent damage over time.

 

Is eye protection more important in summer than at other times of the year?

Just as how important SPF to us, wearing sunglasses should be worn all year long.

 

Are any sunglasses shapes better than others?

If you opt bigger frames like those of the Kardashians, you are doing yourself a good favor.  Others wear sporty wraparound frames. Those are designed to allow the least amount of light to come through.

 

Can I get cheap $5 glasses from the sidewalk? 

Would you believe some of those offer solid protection from UV? The downside of it is that cheap glasses have low quality lenses. You don’t want to distort your vision, don’t you? Additionally, the frames are usually made of cheap materials that they don’t hold up to normal wear and tear.

 

Is lens color important when it comes to blocking UV rays?

Color lens are actually just for personal preferences.Lens color doesn’t affect the ability to block UV. You can even wear a clear lens that has UV-absorbing properties.

 

What do “polarized” lenses do?

I use polarized lenses when I work on the computer because ‘Polarized Lenses’ are designed to reduce 100% of reflected glare. the kind of glare that comes off water, snow, road surface when driving or walking, and computer screens. Polarizing filters operate like venetian blinds — only allowing one direction of wavelength to pass through. You can now decide whether to choose between tinted lens or polarized ones.

 

Are darker lenses more protective?

Not always but darker lenses allow little light to pass through. There are people with certain eye disorders that may not need darker lenses.

Beauty Secrets Mineral Makeup Company Launches All Natural Dead Sea Mineral Makeup Offering Free Samples

Fort Lauderdale, FL / ACCESSWIRE / April 22, 2014 / In recognition of their newest product, Beauty Secrets Mineral Makeup is offering free samples of Dead Sea Mineral Makeup that will soon be available on beauty shelves in the coming months.

Beauty Secrets Mineral Makeup, the beauty products manufacturer known for its 100% all-natural ingredients, is treating beauty enthusiast customers to must-have free samples of the newest, hottest craze in all-natural makeup revolution: Dead Sea Mineral Makeup.

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TODAY anchors bared it all on No Makeup Monday

It was a ground breaking event to see TODAY anchors with no makeup on national TV! As part of their special series “Love Your Selfie”, Kathie Lee, Hoda, Tamron, Savannah, Natalie, Al, Carson, Matt, and Willie bared their natural looks, just smiles and pure confidence. Upload your photos for No Makeup Monday too! #LoveYourSelfie

 

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Friends at Beauty Secrets Mineral Makeup™ Miami were all set since the wee hours of Thursday morning for the BLUSH RUSH Sale.  There are five (5) Mineral Blush shades to choose from: Azalea, Cherry Blossom, Gerbera, Rose, and Dahlia. All Blush makeup contain all-natural pure mineral, 100% safe and hypoallergenic. Perfect for sensitive skin.  It’s gluten free and no preservatives added. Shop this sale now >> BLUSH RUSH 

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3 Best Winter Wedding Skin and Makeup Tips for the Bride-To-Be

Wedding in winter sounds magical, but taking the event indoors gets a little bit tricky and toasty. Though your skin don’t break out around this time of year, your face is prone to patches caused by dryness and direct sunlight. Put on hold your ‘facial’ appointment until you read these simple steps in achieving that supple look on your big day.

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Scaly Scare

Dry winter air and heater triggers dry patches, dull complexion, redness, flaky, increase in age spots, and paper-sensitive skin. The only key to prevent these conditions is prevention. “Don’t wait until your big day! Start 3-6 months before your wedding date.” says Dr. Jovy Eusebio, aesthetician and owner of Potomac Skin Care. Transformation is easy, commitment to achieve a beautiful skin takes a lot of effort. But for immediate moisturization, you can tame flaky skin beside the lips, under the eyes, and jaw lines by ‘dabbing’ on Obagi Hydrate Luxe.

Building the Foundation

Think beyond the I Do’s. There’s no much time for retouch so you better start laying the best makeup foundation to last the whole day. It should be sweat-proof and sheer light. Totalbeauty.com listed the 7 best foundations in the market. Just remember to test it a month before the big day. If allergies occur, visit your skin doctor immediately.

Pink Cheeks and Blush

The key here is to make you look full of life not frosted! The best blush makeup I recommend to all gorgeous women out there is NARS.  It offers a range of translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for natural blush undertone, created to highlight the complexion. If you are looking for a substitute that costs under $20, try mineral makeup blush. Mineral makeup blends smoothly on any types of complexions.

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How Mineral Makeup Can Harm Your Skin

Natural Makeup Ingredients

What’s in your makeup? Check out the contents of your makeup to avoid skin irritation and allergies. If you see one from this list, ditch the product.

Mineral makeup is a type of makeup made from powdered minerals. It is best to apply with a use of brush to even out your skin tone and maximize its coverage. It’s best known to have that shimmery finish.  Mineral makeup perfects highlighting cheekbones  and sweep bronzer on collar bones. 🙂

However, some experience skin irritation after using mineral foundation, because some mineral makeup brands contain manmade chemicals that could be harmful to sensitive skin. If this happens to you, stop using the product and consult your dermatologist.

What ingredients may cause this irritation?

Bismuth oxychloride is an inorganic white powder. It is a byproduct from refining lead, tin, copper, silver and gold ores. Bismuth is not safe for use in makeup without refinements and it has to be combined with water and chloride — a compound derived from chlorine. Mineral manufacturers add this to their products to give your skin an “unnatural” shimmery effect.

Mica is listed as moderately hazardous in a Cosmetics Database website. Why is that? Mica is a silicate mineral, that comes from the earth’s mineral rocks (for example, muscovite). In 2010, Dr. Mehmet Oz exposed the dangers of mica in mineral makeup. Over time, according to Dr. Oz, mica can cause scarring, inflammation and lung disease in people who use it often.

Boron Nitride is a manmade chemical that offers great adhesion to your skin. It also helps mask the appearance of fine lines. Remember, not everything that gives instant beautifying effect are good for you.

It’s best for you to trust only the products with high-grade materials and not just the brand.

Are you a mineral makeup enthusiast?

Lemme know what ya think of mineral cosmetics in the comments!

How To Apply Mineral Makeup: In 3 Easy Steps

Mineral Makeup application

Photo credits: pinterest.com/bestmakeup

I was not a fan of mineral makeup when I started playing with it. I remember my mom used to keep it away from us. Who would want their teens play around these expensive makeup anyways? But as soon as I get familiar with taking care of my skin, there’s nothing that can make me stop from using mineral makeup.

For first timers, loose natural makeup and pigments can be unruly. These three easy steps on how to apply mineral makeup can help you big time!