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Unveiling Your Best Self: Everyday Strategies for Optimal Well-Being!

Image by  Freepik    Unveiling Your Best Self: Everyday                     Strategies for Optimal Well-Being      In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's easy to neglect our well-being. However,                 incorporating simple yet effective strategies into our routines can significantly enhance       how we look and feel each day. From gratitude practices to mindful movement, let's             explore a holistic approach to nurturing our physical, mental, and emotional health,             courtesy of  Redefining the Face of Beauty .     Cultivate Gratitude         Embracing a mindset of gratitude  can transform how we perceive the world around us.       Take a moment each day to reflect on the things you're thankful for, whether it's a               supportive friend, a delicious meal, or a beautiful sunset. Cultivating gratitude can               enhance your overall outlook on life and contribute to a sense of contentment and                fulfillment.    


Millions of people are looking to have beautiful skin. Whether it's lighter, brighter, darker or in between, our skin is never perfect enough. In response to the many questions that people have about skin care, I decided to create a series of health care and beauty tips combined to help ensure that people are the best they can be. As important as make-up is (we will get to that), the first tip is recognizing how to care for our skin in the sun.

  • Most skin damage occurs, before the age of 18. In recent news, studies showed a significant increase in skin cancer between the ages of twenties and thirties. This suggests that the young adults who are suffering from skin cancer, were not wearing the appropriate sunscreen as a child. Many parents mistakenly do not understand the implications of sun and they pass down their potentially deadly skin care habits.

  • People with lighter skin and eyes are at a greatest risk for developing skin cancer.

  • Although very rare, blacks (and people with darker skin) should not hesitate to visit their local dermatologist. Blacks are under the false impression that they are immune to the harmful rays of the sun. THIS IS NOT TRUE! Someone who has "darker" skin is less likely to get skin cancer, but with the way the world is changing, the sun, has become a serious danger to EVERYONE.

  •  SKIN CANCER IS CANCER! There is no such thing as just get skin cancer cut off and it is gone. Yes, if  you recognize moles and visit your local dermatologist, they may be able to cut off the cancer, however, it can still be a "deadly" cancer. The people who were blessed enough to catch the problem in time, would have died prematurely if the problem was not immediately corrected. Unfortunately, if you have had problems with skin cancer in the past, this increases your chances of getting it again.

  • Like any other cancer, skin cancer can spread. Our skin is the largest organ in our body. It protects us from harmful outside sources like diseases. When you think of your skin, think of it as a glove. A glove keeps your hands warm during the winter, or protects your hands from touching something that could hurt yourself.  If you burn your glove, there is no protection left. The biggest difference between the gloves on your hands and your skin is that you can always purchase a new pair of gloves...NOT THE SAME FOR YOUR SKIN.
    •  Sun damage is irreversible. There are many advertisers who will falsely advertise that they can do miracles to your leather skin. Many of these are costly, and the results are not desirable.
"One American dies from the disease every hour, experts warn....."
Skin Cancer Foundation
True stories about skin cancer!
Telephone: (212) 725-5176
Common Types
 of Skin Cancer!

Melanoma Skin Cancer! Web MD
  • The lighter the skin, the greater the risk of skin cancer. Darker skin has a slight advantage because of the natural protection from UVB/UVA  rays. An individual with "lighter" skin carries very little protection from the sun. For example, if you place a person with lighter skin in the sun, versus the individual who has darker skin, the odds are the person with the paler skin will burn and the darker skin will just get darker.


Skin Cancer
 Parental Awareness
  • Everyone ages the same, one day at a time. But, a person with "darker" skin does not show age as much as an individual with lighter skin.

What is your skin type?
Darker skin
and sun damage?
Skin Care Update! International Beaut Tips!
Biggest Make-up Mistakes!
Ways to instantly shape your body, without surgery!

Darker skin people have more melanin. Melanin is a "huge" protection from the sun. Caucasians generally do not have this extra layer of protection. Skin cancer is on the rise, but mostly for Caucasian females.
What is Melanin?
  • One word....TANNING! People who have naturally dark skin have more protection from the sun and  are more likely to avoid outside activities that will make their skin darker. However, it is not unheard of that a Caucasian woman will spend hundreds of dollars at the tanning salon or at their neighborhood beach. Women in general are more concerned with their outward appearance then men.

  • Many Caucasians believe that having a tan skin, gives a person a "healthy" glow. And tanning has also been a huge source for "eliminating" the presence of acne.  These habits are not only bad, but they simply do not work. The sun does not "eliminate" acne, redness or pimples, instead it can cause skin issues to look worse over time.
Health Alert!
 Skin Cancer on the rise!
  • Premature wrinkles.
  • Increased dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
  • Passing on bad habits to children AND being a primary reason for putting them a a much higher risk of skin cancer.
  • Once your skin has been burned, there is no possible way to erase the damage, however, if you choose to change your lifestyle then you can still prevent further damage.
    • Wear sunscreen, even on cloudy days!
    • Look for sunscreen that has UVB/UVA protection. An SPF of at least 30 works excellent on your face.
    • If you are going swimming, reapply sunscreen. Many people are under the false impression that you cannot get skin cancer in water. This information is "very" inaccurate.  Water can actually exacerbate the problem. Tanning and burning you faster.
    • Always reapply sunscreen if you are out for a long period of time.
    • Avoid going outside during the hours where the sun is the most dangerous, usually 12-4pm.

    • Talk to your family about Skin Cancer! Take it serious. Cancer is Cancer.
    • Stop giving your friend or family member a high five everytime they come back resembling a lobster!

    • Visit your local dermatologist for a regular skin check.
    • Start thinking for tomorrow and not just now. Many people want the immediate results of a glowing skin "now." Their motto is tan now, think later.

"Who cares if I get premature wrinkles later,
I want a tan NOW!

"Cancer DOESn't
happen to people
like me...."
What is the best sunscreen? WebMD
Best Suncreens of 2012! Cosmo!
CDC Skin Cancer Prevention!

of 2012

How to check your skin for

SIDE NOTE: Even if you have sunscreen in your make-up, you still need to add sunscreen underneath. If you find that you cannot stop tanning, you may be suffering from a condition called Tanorexia.
  • If you are looking for a lotion, use one that does not leave an Orange residue. Shop at drugstores like Walgreens, CVS or any place that has a decent 30 day return product. This will save you lots of money if the product does not work for you.
  •  Recognize that you need a personal skin regimen. What is right for your friend who is the same shade as you, may not be right for you.
  • Dress in colors that compliment your skin tone. You will be surprised how much clothes make the difference in the shades that best compliment our skin.
  • Blush is a must! It can add a lot of color to your check, giving you a radiant look.
  • Bronzer is definitely a do!
Yes, even darker skin can benefit from bronzer!
It highlights the cheek area!

 How to apply Blush
and Bronzer!

Bronzers16 Best ! 5 Worse!

Written By: Te-Shandra Haskett, MBA

Authors Note: Eventually we will get to every major topic about skin care for all of your International needs.
Stay tuned!


 "Or do you not know that
your body is a temple of the
Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?
You are not your own
 (1 Corinthians 6:19).