Campus lifestyles are beyond busy with full class schedules, lively social activities, nail-biting sporting events and, of course, intense study sessions. Maintaining healthy habits is essential to looking good and feeling great, but let’s face it: the classic campus routine is a wild combination of events and tasks, leaving little time for rest, relaxation, healthy eating or exercise. Not having the right balance is a top reason for health problems — including sickness, stress and skin issues.
Q: I am an African American woman and would love some tips for naturally caring for my skin. Thanks!
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy replies:
This big, beautiful world we live in encompasses people from all walks of life and numerous ethnic groups and cultures. Each group tends to have certain generic characteristics in regards to eye, hair and skin color. Skin can be the fairest of fair to a rich, beautiful, dark hue and everything in between, and here at MyChelle we believe all skin colors are uniquely beautiful!
In today’s fast-paced world we tend to get up and go, go, go. Downtime often doesn’t exist, which can make fitting in a consistent, healthy skincare routine tough. With the daily hustle and bustle, it’s not unusual for skin to become worn down and dull looking. That’s why it’s important, even when it seems you don’t have a minute to spare, to give your skin the attention it needs.
Q: What are some of your top travel essentials to take on summer vacation?
Amy Marsh answers
A: Summer is in full swing, which means many of us are gearing up for travel. Besides essential clothing and toiletries, there are some things you should never leave home without — whether you’re planning a relaxing week at the beach or an active, sightseeing adventure. Here are a few of my carry-on must-haves for any vacation. Read more →
I’ve given you all the sunblock lecture plenty of times, so I’m not going to do it again…today. Instead, let’s talk about ways to take care of your skin after a long day mountain biking on the trails or chasing your kids up and down the beach.
It happens to the best of us: the bottle was empty, you had none with you, you just plain forgot. Going without sunscreen, even for just a few minutes on a scorching summer day, can leave you with a look closer to “lobster” than “bronzed sun goddess”—definitely not flattering. But is it fixable? Is there a way to make sunburn fade faster, or to cover it up so you can keep wearing cute sundresses without being mistaken for a crustacean in costume?
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Q: What’s the best way to care for my skin during the summer months?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
Summer in full swing! Take one step outside and you feel the scorching sun’s rays against your skin–and, in some places, a hot, wet blanket of humidity covers you. Everyone knows that summer basics for healthy skin start with sun protection, but what about other skin issues that arise with summer’s heat and humidity? MyChelle has solutions for all of it.
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