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The Damaging Effects Of Makeup On Your Skin: By Angel Ojukwu

I use makeup on my face, I love makeup but I am trying to use less of it. I believe natural beauty is still the best. Makeup is a powerful thing, it has the ability to affect our confidence. But there are also ways that makeup affects our health. Experts shared 10 ways that your makeup could be affecting your skin and health. Today’s teens and even adults have an image to keep; and for many, that image includes masking their faces in makeup every day. In fact, some refuse to leave the house without it on. Unfortunately, makeup can have damaging effects on a teenager’s skin and even cause additional health woes. (more…)

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15 Things Every Woman Should Always Have In Her Purse

My bag is like my best friend because it comes with me everywhere and it also holds all of my secrets (don’t be surprised). My purse has tons of stuff in it, so what do you carry in your bag? Your bag is far more than only a place to stash your keys and cash. Whether you like keeping it light and simple, or you believe in toting half the house, there are 15 essential things every woman should have in her purse at all times. Let’s take a look at these must-haves so that you can be ready for anything, which life throws your way.

1. Hand sanitizer is one of the very important things every woman should have in her bag because it helps protect her and anyone she meets and makes a contact with from spreading terrible germs. I always have one in my bag and one in my car. Sometimes, when you go to the grocery store, you are able to grab a cart, which has been used a lot of times and which is never wiped down. Other situations are that you count out money or contact someone new and shake his or her hand. For these situations together with many other reasons, you should have hand sanitizer in your bag. Also in public ride/transit, you need hand sanitizer. Go for something with vitamin E or a moisturizing agent so your hands don’t get dried out.

2. Breath Freshener, bad breath is a turnoff in any situation. I always keep mints or gum in your purse and also in my laptop bag, as a lady your mouth should be fresh always. What should you do when someone may speak to you after you eat tuna for lunch? You can save this embarrassment by keeping breath mints or mint gum in your purse at all times.

3. Clean-Up (Tissues/Wet wipes/Lotions). In almost every woman’s bag, you will find products such as wet wipes, face wash and tissues, and even lotions. In the hot or cold weather, these items are very useful no matter what. Hand wipe saniter helpful after you take a trip to the bathroom, before and after eating meals to keep the germs away. Wet wipes are very useful on the hot sweaty days. Sometimes, you need them to get rid of excess of makeup. Besides, face wash is used for cleaning all the dirt, which gathers on your face. Moisturizer is used to remove the dryness that is not acceptable to you for the reason that you want to keep your skin nice and soft. Therefore, you should remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Pack your purse with these essentials and you can feel more secure when you are out. You never want to be without one of these if you feel need any.

4. Blotting papers. I have an oily face, so I never forget to have this in my handbag. And every lady needs it to wipe off excess oil. These absorbent little sheets are an elegant way to wipe away excess shine, oil, or even sweat on your brow, cheeks, and upper lip.

5. USB flash drive. Keep this on your keychain to back up important documents when you’re traveling or giving a presentation out of the office.

6. Cash, in case she winds up somewhere that doesn’t take a card, stored separately from her wallet. A woman always keeps money for random purchases. We all know that nothing can be done without money, whether you want to get a bottle of water or buy a newspaper, you need money. In addition, a girl always has her occasional shopping sprees, for this reason she always has money in hand. Currently, it is more convenient to hold a credit card rather than actual cash because people are fear of misplacement or someone can steal it but I will advise we always leave some cash in our handbags because the debit/credit might don’t work all the time.

7. A day’s worth of medication (if you take any), as you might not be able to get to the pharmacy in time. Also have some aspirin, getting headache may put a damper in your whole day. Keeping a bottle of aspirin, Tylenol or other pain remedies at hand, you will be able to expel your headache and get back to do everything you want in your whole day.

8. A phone charger, and maybe an external battery back if she’s busy all day and not near an outlet.

9. A mirror. Very important to have one, the front-facing camera on your phone absolutely counts. Mirror is an essential thing that is often used for making up. Therefore, mirror is one of things every woman should have in her bag.

10. A pen is very useful, you will need it to write down quick and important things.

11. A small notebook (even a Post-it pad works) to write down ideas or thoughts or phone numbers at a moment’s notice. People usually use the note application in their phone to store important information. This does not work when they need to write down directions for a tourist or even for an emergency when their battery dies. Therefore, a small notebook from local bookstores will do! As odd as it seems a notebook is always essential.

12. Emergency contact information also is a common-sense thing that you need to carry with you. It will come in handy in case you are locked in solitary confinement, mistaken as a terrorist, and someone has to come in to guarantee for your identity. Seriously, emergency contact information is very crucial if you are involved in an accident and you are unable to speak for yourself. You will discover more about things every woman should have in her purse and find out the reasons why these items are necessary for a woman in the next part of this article.

13. Lipstick: As any woman knows, lipstick will help create a beautiful focal point on a woman’s face. Therefore, if you do not have time in the morning to make makeup on your face, lipstick will be the best choice to make you look put-together and glamorous.

14. Snack: Do you like snack? I like to stay a healthy snack such as a trail mix, granola bar, or some kinds of a power bar in my purse for those situations when I am stuck in traffic or finish up at the DMV longer than I thought. I think that having something to snack on can prevent you from attacking McDonald’s or other fast food restaurants later on.

15. Feminine Product: People say that you should never open a woman’s purse without her permission. The reason is that most women often carry extra sanitary napkins around to deal with any unexpected “surprises”. Sometimes you can forget that it is necessary for your ‘time of the month’ so it is better to prepare it in advance rather than you meet a nasty situation to deal with later. This sanitary napkin may not always be available when you need. It also occupies a small corner in a woman’s purse.

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Angel Ojukwu

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