#What’sTrending: Health and Beauty

Sun Screen, Fun Screen: Momma always said to put sunscreen on before you flew outside; well, momma is always right. The ozone layer is slowly depleting, and your body needs a little extra help shielding itself from harmful, yet wonderful rays of sunlight. Skin cancer rates are slowly on the rise, and sunscreen has been proven to reduce the development of skin cancer. Sunscreen can also prevent: facial brown spots, skin discoloration, facial red veins, and blotchiness. The best part about sunscreen? It slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin. Even if the sun is not out, slap on some of that sunscreen before you walk out the door to protect your face from those rays that leak through the clouds.

Granny Hair: Introducing the newest hair trends to sweep the nation: Granny Hair. This silver hair trend has been all over Instagram, and now it’s starting to happen in salons and bathrooms everywhere. The origin of this style is said to have been created by Kylie Jenner roughly around November 2014, but she has gotten rid of it since. Who’s to blame her?

Bye, Bye, Shampoo: The key to having luscious locks just might be putting that shampoo away. Depending on the person, washing your hair too often could actually cause your hair to dry out more quickly. According to Arsen Gurgov, a stylist at Louis Licari, if you insist on washing your hair daily, apply conditioner first, only to the bottom third of the hair (if you have oily hair, do not use conditioner on the roots – it will weigh hair down). Keeping the conditioner in, apply shampoo to only the roots and lather up using the pads of your fingers, not your nails. Then, rinse everything off. Ta-Da, your roots will be lifted and the rest of your hair will retain its natural shine.

Contouring: Have you ever wondered how celebrities get their make-up to look so good? It’s not just because they might have a make-up artist that does it for them, but in fact it is just in the way their make-up is applied. Contouring your make-up consists of blending different shades of foundation, concealer and bronzer that complements your face. It might sound complicated, but it’s actually extremely easy. There are plenty of online sources and tutorials that can show how exactly to apply make-up to be contoured. Likewise, sources show what products are more recommended over others and what shades will work best for your face. So change up your daily make-up application and try contouring.

Green Tea: Green tea serves as more than just a warm, relaxing drink. It is extremely beneficial for one’s health and skin care. Green tea is full of antioxidants, and has been linked to help reduce risks of cancer. It has also proven to speed up one’s metabolism, therefore helping in weight loss. Likewise, chilling tea bags and placing them over your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes can reduce puffiness, due to certain nutrients in the tea. It tastes good, and is extremely beneficial for health and beauty.

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