The sun rays are responsible for premature aging in women and men with all skin types. Even at low-level exposures, the UVA light breaks down collagen, leading to wrinkles. Studies have shown that UVA is the main culprit for many melanomas because it reaches deep into the underlying support structure of the skin. From things as minor as rash, tanning of the skin, it can cause extensive damage like sunburns, DNA damage, and at times even skin cancer. Hence our skin needs protection from the sun. There are a few home remedies, which you can try to help lessen the damage caused on the skin and hair due to the heat. 1. Keep cucumber juice or cotton wool pads soaked in rose water in the fridge to give a cooling effect on the face by dabbing it on the face from time to time. Aloe vera is a multitasking, versatile ingredient which is a must for summer. Whether you’ve got a sunburn rash, cut, bug bite or other skin irritation, aloe vera can soothe and cool your skin and alleviate any … [Read more...] about Home ingredients to tackle sun damage on skin and hair
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Source: Shutterstock/Anastasiia Kozubenko Sometimes an innocent trip to Sephora has a way of taking a turn. My intention: find my “natural” glow. Some $327 later, I’m holding a tiny black and white striped bag filled with serum, charcoal masks, and nude lipstick, with new words like free radicals , organic peptides, and advanced retinol in my vocabulary, so that No One Can Tell that I didn’t wake up like this, or that I’m Actually Tired, even though I’m exhausted despite all the collagen water I’m downing. The proliferation of Sephora and Ulta make-up stores is something to behold. In Boston, where I live, giant beauty stores are starting to take up as much square footage as Dunkin’ Donuts. There are three within walking distance, and thankfully, if I run out of CBD infused shea butter and magnetic eyelashes to look like I woke up like this for my Zoom calls, Instacart is now delivering. Lest I fall off point with “Skinimalism”, the beauty trend that tells us to spend … [Read more...] about Overcoming the Cult of Beauty
“God fights on the side with the best artillery.” — Napoleon In our age of nuclear weapons and strategy, nuclear wars are fought in the imagination and calculated in nuclear exchange models. Nuclear capabilities influence profoundly the geostrategic chessboard — and if used, could win or lose the world in 30 minutes. Today the “best artillery” is the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). In theory, the ICBM is a near-mathematical constant; in reality, it’s operationally ever-ready. ADVERTISEMENT My October 2020 report, “ Surprise Attack: ICBMs and the Real Nuclear Threat ,” warned: “A Biden administration or future Democrat Congress is likely to unilaterally abolish U.S. ICBMs … to the grave detriment of U.S. national security.” STRATCOM Commander, Adm. Charles Richard and many other current and former senior Department of Defense (DOD) officials are desperate to make Congress, the media and the public understand that ICBMs are indispensable to the U.S. nuclear … [Read more...] about Debate over ICBMs: Will ‘defund our defenses’ be next?