5 Ways To Glow Up Post-Quarantine

5 Ways To Glow Up Post-Quarantine
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After the year we have all been having, now is the best time to start working on some self love. As lockdown rules are easing and the end of the road is looking nearer, what better to focus on than your post-quarantine glow up and we’ve got the top tips for you.

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Can Your Computer Screen Damage Your Skin As You Write?

If you’re a writer, you typically spend a long time staring at computer screens. You sit there for hour after hour, pondering, typing, and transferring ideas from your brain to a digital medium. 

As you do so, however, the backlight from the screen shines on your face. And all that light radiation hits your skin, potentially damaging it and leading to health issues. 

In the 21st century, we’re used to the idea that light and skin don’t mix very well. Everyone slathers themselves in SPF before they leave the house in the morning, just in case an errant UV ray smashes their DNA and causes skin cancer. 

But what about indoors risks, like computer screens? Could they damage the skin too? And if so, what should writers do? 

Computer Screens Are Probably Safe

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Researchers have asked these questions and generally concluded that computer screens are safe. Most do not emit UV light. This applies to all forms of backlights – including those emitted by LEDs. 

However, some suggest that computer screens could still damage the skin by emitting “high energy blue light,” sometimes called HEV for short. 

We don’t typically think of blue light as harmful. And in the quantities we get in nature, it usually isn’t. But please note that blue light is more energy-dense than red or orange, making it potentially more harmful. 

Light is quantized, meaning that it arrived in packets of energy that reach the skin. One argument says that some energy is enough to knock molecules off DNA strands, damaging cells, and leading to lasting damage. Other lines of evidence suggest that this is not the case, so the jury is still very much out on this matter. 

Unlock The Power Of Your Skin To Repair

While the science of using a monitor all day long still isn’t clear, it’s always a good idea to protect and nourish your skin using SPF. 

Furthermore, researchers now believe that it is also possible to activate the skin’s innate capacity to repair itself. The way hyaluronic acid skin cream works, for instance, is by targeting the repair machinery in cells and using it to enhance the appearance of the skin similar to a chemical peel. 

There are other highly effective compounds too. For instance, a lot of people use rosehip essential oil to keep their skin supple and soft.

Keep Screen Time To A Minimum

In general, you should try to keep screen time to a minimum if you’re worried about this issue. So instead of doing all of your research on the internet for your next book, you could print off or buy physical copies of the material and study them instead, 

Get A Blue Light Filter

A cheaper and simpler method is to simply use a blue light filter while you work. This software stops screens from emitting so much blue light, making images appear yellower and slightly darker.

If you still find yourself having trouble with your skin, moisturizing daily and see if that helps. Also, use face serums in problem areas, like wrinkles or hyperpigmentation. 

What are Your Thoughts About Computer Screens and their Effect on Skin?

Wellness Wednesday: Pilates: Strengthening from the Inside Out by Kat Spinnler

When I explain my job to people, I occasionally get a blank stare. â€śYou teach Pilates? Never heard of it.” â€śIt’s a bit like Yoga,” I say, to nods of recognition. “Only with more focus on the core and your posture.”While Yoga has been around for millennia, Pilates is a newer form of exercise, founded by a German physical trainer, Joseph Pilates, in the early to mid 20th century. But what is the focus of the technique and why should you do regular Pilates classes? 

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7 Ways To Make Your Skincare Work For You

Skincare. Some say it’s all rubbish, others swear by its transcendental powers. The skincare industry is worth billions, its economy booming larger as the years go by. There are hundreds, even thousands, of skincare companies who all promise you that your skin will be improved when you use their products. But making your skincare routine work for you is far more than just buying the most expensive brand you can find, or following what your favourite Instagram influencer tells you.

Shopping for beauty brands can be overwhelming; with so many ingredients, components, routines and brands to choose from, it can become a headache. The truth is, there’s no one thing that works for everyone! Skincare, like everything else, is about personal circumstances. Here are seven easy steps to ensuring your skincare works for you. 

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Ideas To Help You Improve Your Looks

Feeling more beautiful will make you happier and boost your confidence. There’s no denying that more self-confidence leads to you enjoying your life more and reaching your goals. Here are a few ideas that will help improve your looks so you can stop hiding from the world and start living. When you feel attractive, you’re going to smile more and have a desire to engage with others and participate in more activities. Your days will be fulfilling, and you’ll likely begin to receive a lot of compliments from others regarding your appearance, which will make you feel good.

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Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care for Beginners by Emelie Greenwood

Self-care is one of the many goals I have set in my life. I have a habit of constantly overworking myself and exhausting myself to the point where I can no longer function. So self-care has become a huge part of my life. So here are my tips for self-care (Plus a FREE Self-care checklist for download at the end). #19d55a9a

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Why Finding A Hobby Can Be Great For Your Mental Health

It seems that we cannot switch on the television nowadays without seeing somebody who is or has been at the mercy of their mental health issues. Also, what seems to catch us more off guard is generally we see that the people we least expect are suffering more than we can ever imagine.

Although there is more awareness on social media, film, and television, there is still stigma attached to mental health. We really need to find ways to make it so there is more than can be done for those that suffer.

Today, we are going to be looking at the power of hobbies and why finding one could be the perfect thing to help you out at the times when you struggle the most.

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Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin

Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin
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According to the National Sleep Foundation, good bedtime hygiene is essential to sleeping well at night and waking up feeling refreshed and productive in the morning. For instance, if we drink caffeinated beverages shortly before bedtime, or sleep in a room that’s too hot or too cold, our sleep quality may suffer, and we may spend the next day feeling groggy and unfocused. In some cases, we may struggle to fall asleep at all. 

Moreover, Harvard Health Publishing says that sleep quality and mental health go hand in hand. If you’re deprived of sleep, your risk of developing depression, ADHD, generalized anxiety disorder, or another mental disorder may increase. As such, improving your sleep habits is key to boosting your mental health and improving the quality of sleep you get each night. For some budget-friendly tips that will help you to improve your sleep habits while boosting your mental health at the same time, read on! 

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Wellness Wednesday: Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks

Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks

I wrote about the power of positive daily affirmations in a number of my earlier blog posts such as 23 Strategies To Survive and Stay Positive In a Toxic Work Environment as well as others. And I am sure you may have heard about positive affirmations in other blog posts, articles and social media memes and what-not. Positive affirmations have become popular in recent years because they are effective and there is some science to support this claim as I will talk about a little later.

There are many things to be successful, like I talked about in my post 21 Things To NOT do to be Successful, so affirmations are not the only thing you will need to do on your journey to success and well being, but positive daily affirmations are a vital step you will do well to make part of your daily routine.

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