When it comes to our beauty and skincare regimes, nowadays we are spoilt for choice, as an array of treatments and brands fill the shelves. However, it hasn't always been this easy. Products haven't always been this readily available to us, and so I've decided to take a look at some old fashioned skincare remedies, and re-create my own that can be made at home.
The anti-ageing industry is at peak demand and recent research by Trinity College Dublin has even shown that how you see yourself ageing can affect brain ageing. As a result, the beauty industry is getting to know you and tailor products to your skin's changing needs.
It isn't just the time to limit the radicalisation of the Islam Faith but it is also time to stop the radicalization of our own views. Fine, religion has the potential to be toxic but so do we.
Vitamin C serums are a fantastic addition to anyones beauty arsenal as a quality serum can reduce inflammation to help clear acne, promote collagen formation to plump out scars and fade post acne marks and hyper pigmentation for smoother, clearer skin.
Remember the term 'beauty secrets'? They usually involved a celebrity revealing details of their routines and favourite products in an exclusive interview. Today, nothing in the world of beauty is a secret; beauty companies of all shapes and sizes across the globe are investing in a range of accessibility-centred features to provide on-the-spot beauty demos, trials and insights for everyone.
Right now, brows are the thing. We all want beautiful brows, but we aren't always born with them and it can get a little more than tedious trying to change that. Whether your tinting every two weeks or drawing them on every morning, big and bold brows can take a lot of work to achieve. Well, I should say, they did.
So, I delved into the big scary world of google to do some research. My search uncovered so much content surrounding recent studies on microplastic. I suddenly became completely overwhelmed. It made me think, how are we (the general public) supposed to raise awareness or do our bit to help if we don't understand what it is?
Thanks largely to the modern day pressures of trying to live up to the latest snapchat filter in real life, semi-permanent make-up (known as SPMU) has become increasingly popular. But many people don't realise that while for many this is a fun beauty experience, there is actually a very serious, and rewarding, side to the treatment for SPMU technicians
However it wasn't until I went to India that same year that I saw how the beauty industry could make a real change in the lives of impoverished women, or those trying to escape prostitution or trafficking.
The term 'textured hair' needs to be inclusive because people very often have more than one type of curl pattern in their head of hair. 'Textured hair' is effectively an umbrella term, which can then be broken down into kinky, coily, curly and wavy.
When we see natural hair, it is still often seen as more of a statement and draws out a national debate. It is perhaps even seen as being rebellious or political and goes against the straight hair standard we are so conditioned to seeing.
Living in an "insta-world" we portray our lives on social media platforms through carefully curated filtered images. In doing so, we move away from understanding how to represent ourselves face to face in the real world.
Textured hair does include different types, so it is important that people can find the products and information most relevant to them, quickly and simply. By definition, all hair has some kind of texture. As a category, my definition of 'textured hair' is all types that have a curl pattern, which includes wavy, curly, coily and kinky.
As a nation we've done a great job of tackling recycling in recent years. But there is more we can do, and the bathroom is a great place to start. For example, it is estimated that 60% of glass is currently collected for recycling - which is great - but it would be even better if it was 100%!
Fortunately because I've spent so much time caring for my hair I now feel empowered to experiment, add flare and have fun with styling. So I went on a hunt for style inspiration
A woman making a decision for herself about how she wants to look shouldn't be revolutionary, but the reaction on Twitter proves we still have a long way to go before women are allowed the same freedoms as men when it comes to their appearance.