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Pump-s-kin care
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Pump-s-kin care

Come October pumpkins are known for one thing and one thing only; decorating your front door for Halloween. Obviously there’s much more to them then just that. Pumpkins are beneficial not only for your health but also for your appearance. This gourd-like squash is rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, which help to moisturize skin, gently dissolve dead skin cells, treat acne, and helps to tighten those pores. It is also full of vitamins A and C, which are both essential to protecting skin and keeping your skin youthful. So it’s time to ditch the toxic lotions and creams and embrace the wonders of this natural (cheap) moisturizer. Pumpkin facial mask what to do: • Roast half a pumpkin for about 30 to 45 minutes • Scoop out the mushy substance • Mix the mushy goodness with one whipped egg ...
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This Month’s Beauty Focus: One For the Women Blessed With Darker Skin!

One of Royal Holloway’s central characteristics is its ethnically diverse alumni. With over 60 different nationalities being represented across the university, it is not surprising that skin tones vary from candid snow-white, to deep and dark chocolate. Without question, dark skin has been steadily conquering beauty ideals this year, from Lupita Nyongo’s nomination as the most beautiful individual of the year, to Alek Wek’s jaw-dropping Cosmopolitan magazine cover. It is clear to see that women with darker skin tones are slowly being thrust under the limelight of the beauty industry. In terms of high-profile public figures such as Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks and Michelle Obama, dark skin is no longer only represented within the fashion industry, but also within other important fields, such a...