Hyperpigmentation is something we all know about.
What causes it? Can it be prevented?
Let’s find out.
What is melanin?
Melanin refers to a natural skin pigment that determines the skin, eye and hair colour of different persons depending on the amount of melanin that they have.
The skin cells that produce melanin are known as melanocytes.
What’s interesting is that everyone has the same number of melanocytes, some people just produce more melanin than others.
When less melanin is produced, the hair, skin and eye colour will be light.
When more melanin is produced, the hair, skin and eye colour will be dark.
Did you know that hydration and moisture are not the same thing 👀Let’s unpack that. Hydration is defined as causing something to absorb water. As such, dehydration occurs when something loses more water than it retains.
Moisture as defined by the Cambridge dictionary is ‘a liquid such as water in a substance or on a surface’. Some moisturizers are occlusives, emollients and protein rejuvenators and some humectants are also moisturizing. Water evaporates from the skin rather quickly therefore, moisturizers are oil based and this causes water to be sealed into the skin and prevents the skin from drying out.
We've heard a few rumours going around and we just want to clear it up. Here are seven (7) self-care myths and we are debunking each and every one of them!
1. Black People Don't Need Sunscreen
Who said that? 👀
Melanin is present in different persons at varying degrees and is responsible for providing pigmentation to the skin, eyes and hair. Melanin absorbs harmful ultra-violet rays and affords protection from sun damage.
While darker skin tones have more melanin which thus offers more natural protection it is not immune from sun damage. Darker skin may not sunburn as easily as lighter skin, but is still at risk for skin cancer.
What's all this chatter about journaling?
Scientific studies hail journaling as one of the remedies for the unpredictability of life.
- Boosts mindfulness
- Improves memory
- Improves communication skills
- Improves sleep patterns
- Improves self-confidence
- Improves your immune system
- Boosts IQ
Now hey, I know the thought may cross your mind, how can journaling do ALL of that? After all, you are just writing in a book.
Yeah, you are.
However, pioneer of writing therapy and social psychologist Dr. James Pennebaker submits that through journaling you are able to label your emotions and acknowledge traumatic events which positively impacts your life.
So let's bring that list back up.
Okay first things first: Self-Care is a necessity not a luxury. We can't pour from an empty cup! However, the things we do to practice self-care don't have to be basic. If you have the money.. why not invest in yourself? 👀
In our last episode we delved into Self-Care on A Budget and today we have some tips for you to indulge in luxury self-care.
In this episode of our "Defining Self-Care" series we'll be sharing 4 at-home luxury self-care tips and 7 general luxury self-care tips. Let's go!
Welcome to your self care safe space bestie! In this episode of Defining Self Care we will be discussing Self Care on A Budget!
Let’s face it, we’re all at different stages of our self care journey and sometimes... we have to practice self care on a budget! At the heart of self care is, quite literally, taking care of yourself! In this episode of Defining Self Care we are equipping you with the tips and tools to maximize your self care experience (because having a self care routine is NECESSARY: $$ or not!) on a budget.
Here are 3 tips for practicing self care on a budget and 10 budget friendly self care ideas!
1. Mind your OWN business.
Hey Self Care bestie!
Another week, another blog! This one will be short and spicy 🥵
Today we're giving you a Self-Care round-up of our content and including links to informative content that will help you on your self care journey!
Back again self care besties!
As I'm sure you alllll know, we celebrated our 3rd business birthday on March 30th! 🥳 We had an amazing day and to celebrate we hosted a giveaway and engaged with our community through an Instagram Live.
Being intentional about celebrating our birthday got me thinking.. how do YOU celebrate your birthday? What is YOUR birthday self care routine?
We mentioned a few tips in our previous post, and this week we’ll dive in a bit deeper.
We know what self care is and we are responsible for doing something about it! Evaluate where you are and decide where and WHO you want to be. Be honest with yourself
We’ve created a simple, EASY to follow, 7-step strategy to help you with your self care journey. Let’s dive in!
If you’re anything like us you check the ingredients of your skincare products before purchasing. But.. What do you do when you see an ingredient listed and you have no clue what it is? In this series “What’s in my skincare products?” we’ll help you with that.
Hey selfcare besties!
Thanks for tuning in to another edition of Rach Royalty Weekly. Last week we gave you a basic overview of how to read your skincare product labels and today we’re giving you the scoop on the ingredient Cetearyl Alcohol! Let’s go!
You’re in the store, whether physical or online, and a particular product catches your attention.. You see the label, size and the ingredients - but what should you be looking for on your skincare label?
- Self care is a lifelong journey of holistic wellness” - Rach Royalty, 2022.
For us, self care is more than what meets the eye. It is so much more than Glowing Skin - (even though that is a pretty great plus!). Selfcare encompasses your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social (every ‘al” 🤣😅), financial, occupational and intellectual wellness.
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