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Why & How: Anti-Aging in your 20s

Posted in Health
on September 17, 2017

I hate the phrase anti-aging. I am absolutely not anti-aging. I am pro-aging! I kind of feel like aging is a privilege, because not everyone gets to.

However, I will admit that it can be difficult to come to terms with how your physical appearance might change as you age. We’re a society that places a lot of value and emphasis on youth; something the cosmetic industry is traditionally guilty of. People can make a lot of money from consumers who are nervous about looking older. Although, there are always exceptions to this – hate to tar everyone with the same brush.

Inevitably, though, we feel a lot of pressure to stay looking younger for as long as we can. I could talk A LOT about why this is utter nonsense. But maybe another time. For now, I want to talk about the trend of twenty-somethings becoming concerned and are taking action to prevent visible signs of aging.

If you are worried about visibly aging, then your 20s might actually be a good time to start doing something about it. Prevention is always better than cure, though I don’t particularly like those words in this context.

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+ Review

Posted in Products, Reviews
on September 7, 2017

So, I know it’s kind of Autumn now, but I also know that my social media is full of people trotting off on sunny holidays still. So, I wanted to tell you about my favourite product this summer – Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+ from La Roche-Posay

We only booked our recent holiday to Tenerife a week beforehand, and I didn’t have time or inclination to buy new stuff. BUT I did want to find a good sunscreen for my face.

I can’t stand anything heavy on my face normally, never mind in the heat, so I really wanted something lighter than normal body sunscreen. Problems I’ve had previously with facial sunscreens are that they’re too heavy, too greasy, don’t sit well under makeup, or cause my skin to overreact, break out, and just be a general oily mess.

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