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#1 Pull That Umbrella Out of the Closet
As it turns out, carrying an umbrella on warm summer days can protect your skin from harmful UV rays, according to a new pilot study from Emory University School of Medicine. Researchers evaluated the abilities of 23 different umbrellas at blocking UV radiation and found that all of the umbrellas blocked at least 77% of damaging rays.
That makes umbrellas almost as effective as sunscreen where UV protection is concerned. But don't take the findings as a license to stop slathering on the white stuff. Even though umbrellas score points over sunscreen for not needing to be reapplied or applied correctly in the first place, experts say the sun shades do best as a parallel form of protection.
Umbrellas aren't perfect, so you should use them to complement the sunscreen you're already wearing,” said Josette McMichael, MD, and Suephy Chen, MD, MS.
Another thing: When you do bust out the umbrella on the next nice day, you might want to opt for a black one. While all the umbrellas in the study offered protection, black models fared the best, intercepting at least 90% of the sun’s rays. “If you wear a dark-coloured shirt, for instance, you get hotter because the colour absorbs more UV rays,” said Dr McMichael and Dr Chen. “Black umbrellas, too, absorb more of the sun’s energy, so less of it can seep through the fabric to your skin.”
#2 Change Your Sleeping Position
7-9 hours of shut-eye every night is optimal for the human body. But what matters even more, is your sleeping position. The way you sleep affects your wrinkles. Sleeping on your side creates furrows on one side of your face. When your face presses against the pillow, it can cause sleep lines on your face. To minimise wrinkles, sleep on your back. If that is not possible, there are silk and satin beauty pillows that prevent wrinkles when you press your face against them.
#3 Drop Your Morning Coffee
Before you lament how ineffective your skincare is, take a look at what you are putting inside your body. Do you have a cup of caffeine every morning?
While coffee picks you up and uplifts your mood, they do more harm than good to your skin. Coffee impairs mineral absorption which affects our skin. Your favourite frap (caffeine) triggers your sensitive skin. Research has also shown that excessive caffeine intake can lead to premature ageing in the skin and the loss of skin elasticity. Cut back on your daily coffee and get glowing skin naturally.
#4 Stop Using Your Face Humidifier
One of the biggest misconceptions is that face humidifier adds moisture to your skin. Steam is a crucial step because it helps soften the skin and hair follicles, but it does not give you glowing skin.
No, adding water alone to the skin will not help to moisturize it. Water should be applied to the skin with humectants, in order for it to be absorbed.
Humectants are excellent skincare ingredients found in serums and moisturisers. Don't you wish there was a face humidifier that can diffuse your serums? Now you can with Skin Vaporiser Nano Mist Spray. Seriously, we are not kidding – this is the world’s first face spray device that can spray out even thick and vicious solutions like serums and liquid foundation. It won’t mess with your on fleek makeup and serves as the perfect pick me up for that sleepy afternoon at work. For the best effects, choose facial sprays with Hyaluronic Acid, an acid that hydrates and moisturises the skin.
Not only does a facial spray freshen you up, but this glowing skin hack also gives you that dewy, glowing complexion, so you don’t look dead by 4.30pm. Pick this revolutionary spray device so fine that it gives you that flawless airbrush effect.
#5 Wash Your Makeup Brushes Weekly
When was the last time you washed your makeup brushes? Makeup brushes could be contaminated and increase your risk of blemishes and infections. Experts recommend washing your makeup brushes at least once a week.
What happens if you don’t have time to wash your brushes? Spray them on instead and save yourself some hassle. You heard us right! You can now spray on your foundation, highlighter, blusher and complete your makeup using the Skin Vaporizer.
A spray that uses nanotechnology, Iren’s Skin Vaporizer is compatible with many skincare and makeup products. The Skin Vaporizer is designed to give the glowing skin effect. You still have to wash the device, but its detachable parts allow for fast and clean washing.
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