I might not find time to blog like I used or read as many articles about skincare and beauty as I would like, but I’ve done enough reading lately to have a number of articles that I want to share with my readers here.
Those readers who follow my Facebook page know that I’ve been sharing quite a few articles about the nail industry lately. Last week The New York Times published two very important articles that exposed the dark side of the nail industry in the United States. The first article detailed the extremely exploitative work practices for workers in this industry, and the second article explained the health risks that workers suffer from because of the chemicals in nail products. Happily, the articles caused a flurry of reactions both from New York’s governor and from the woman who regularly use these services. Here is a list of all the relevant articles:
- The Price of Nice Nails – the first article in the series
- Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers – the second article in the series
- Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures to Protect Workers At Nail Salons
- Allure interviewed a nail tech about conditions and salaries. Even nail techs who work at high-end nail salons and have special skills barely make a working living.
- The New York Times articles got a lot of people thinking about if they should go to their neighborhood discount nail salon or not. Read this article for reactions from various nail salon customers.
- This article talks to nail salon owners who do things differently than what the article in The New York Times highlighted and they explain why.
Now for some non-nail related articles.
Summer is on its way so and so are the sunscreen articles:
- FutureDerm explains once and for all that sunscreen cannot give you cancer no matter what the EWG tells you.
- Allure explains what sunscreen shaming is. I certainly learned something new from this article and am glad I do not know anyone who participates in this behavior around me.
Once again I’ve come across an article about beauty elixirs or drinks, drinks that promise perfect skin. I’ve written about this topic in the past here on my blog (see my articles Can You Drink Your Way To Firmer Skin? and Drink Your Way To Firmer Skin – Taste Test) so let me be clear – looking to a drink to clear your skin or make it firmer is generally a waste of time. Instead invest your money in good skincare products and a proper and balanced whole foods diet.
If you read my previous post (which was from this past winter) than you know that I am writing the skincare articles on about.com. You can easily keep up to date with my articles by following my Pinterest board devoted to that topic.
Lastly, just for fun. It turns out that there is now a BB cream for nighttime use. I can’t even imagine what they will think of next.
If you’ve read any interesting beauty related articles lately please share a link below.
Image: “A Woman Reading” by Camille Corot from The Metropolitan Museum of Art