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Heat Wave !~

Posted in blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by kaysarazin

Happy Heat !

 

As you know, So Cal is preparing for the big heat wave today. I myself experienced a sunburn/heat stroke/asthma attack. Ok, I might be over-exaggerating, but I swear to GOD I was dying. My friend and I decided to go on a hike last minute (Much to my dismay, I had zero sunscreen on me except for what I had applied on my face) and ended up hiking the Oak Park Mountains for FIVE HOURS. Burned on my arms and shoulders, though his were worse, I really should have prepared better ! And so should you.

 

Of course, the sun will be blaring down on us today and tomorrow (I’m heading to Reedley to see my grandparents– 104 degree weather, here I come), so PLEASE remember to keep applying !! You will thank yrself later!!!

 

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Smoking//Life

Posted in blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2013 by kaysarazin

We’ve all heard the smoking speech. Probably beginning in 4th grade, where you have your first health class, and you learn the horrors of sexual reproduction and “Gateway Drugs”.

Of course, there are reasons as to why people smoke. It relaxes you, it “feels good”, you like the ritual, etc etc. People rationalize and rationalize why it’s OK to smoke, when everybody knows the reality: It is bad for you and it is hurting your body.

Aside from the obvious possible-probable-lung-cancer-yellow-teeth-yellow-nails that smoking causes, it is also one of the worst things you can do for your skin. Smoking drastically dehydrates the skin, pollutes and tightens the pore, and makes it impossible to do good work on it. It accelerates aging tenfold, and you have a very high chance of getting “Smoker’s mouth”, these little wrinkles that form around your lips. Not only that, but your skin tightens, making it difficult to penetrate any sort of hydrating product; and just forget about trying to extract anything. You’ll just be tugging for about 15 minutes before you’ve got a bunch of red spots on your face and zero extracted blackheads to show for it.

And I’m not just talking about cigarettes. I suppose in “celebration” of 4/20 (Commonly known amongst high schoolers and collegiates as Marijuana Legalization Day [Subtext: Smoke-a-lot-of-marijuana-day]) I’m writing this, as I know everybody in Westwood will be pretty out of their minds, if they aren’t already. Any smoke is bad for you. 

If not for yourself, for those around you. Second-hand smoke is worse, anyway. Plus, Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd! Do it for the Earth, do it for yourself, do it for your skin. Quit.

 

Any questions? DM!

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