I’m 45, and These Beauty Products Make My Skin Glow Like Crazy

Mary

A decade ago, the term aging was practically a swear word. To ask a woman her age was (and, who knows, still might be) among the most tasteless questions anyone could utter. We’ve come a long way since then, but the truth is that our culture is still woefully youth-obsessed. Don’t get us wrong: Progress has been made. Among the many areas of the beauty industry that have changed for the better is the newfound sense of community and conversation dedicated to sharing the products and practices we’re each using to stay looking our best for longer. No longer are women hoarding their skincare secrets under lock and key. We’re sharing, we’re learning, and best of all, more than ever, we’re prioritizing healthy, happy skin and bodies over all else.

Enter Catherine McCord, author and founder of family-friendly, health-conscious food community Weelicious. Not only is the 45-year-old mother

Are lockdowns being relaxed in my state? Here’s how America is reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mary

As state governments continue to unveil a patchwork of plans to gradually reopen the American economy, the question that looms in the coming weeks is whether increased resident mobility leads to a surge in new coronavirus cases.

And that question will likely be answered soon. The majority of states are moving forward with phased-in approaches that often vary by county and city.

The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation is projecting the U.S. to be entering the downward slope of the curve of deaths per day. Still, as of Thursday, the IHME is forecasting the U.S. to suffer 147,040 coronavirus deaths by Aug. 4. The IHME increased that figure, however, by 10,000 just from Monday’s projection.

“I would love to be able to open everything up tomorrow,” Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. “But that would be an incredibly irresponsible thing to do.”

Soaring unemployment and economic stagnancy has spawned 

London has just 24 new coronavirus cases a day

Mary

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Fewer than 24 people are catching coronavirus each day in London, new modelling suggests, with forecasts predicting the virus could be wiped out in the capital within a fortnight.

Analysis by Public Health England and Cambridge University calculates that the “R” reproduction rate has fallen to 0.4 in London, with the number of new cases halving every 3.5 days.

If cases continue to decrease at the current rate, the virus will be virtually eliminated in the capital by the end of the month, raising questions about whether the strict lockdown measures would need to continue.

On March 23, at the peak of contagion when lockdown was announced, 213,000 people a day caught the virus in London, according to the research.

That fell dramatically as soon as restrictions were brought in, tumbling below 10,000 by April 7. The number of deaths is halving roughly

the beauty products to know about this week

Mary

There has been a seismic shift in our lives over the last couple of months (anyone else suffering from the seven-week itch this week?)

The worlds which we’d carefully constructed and designed have been very much upended and share only a semblance of similarity with the way things once were.

But while we may still be treading lightly in unchartered territory, it would appear that we’re at least showing a vested interest in looking after ourselves, as newly-released figures show that health and beauty sales saw a vertiginous increase of 82 per cent in the month of April. If ever we needed an explanation as to what many of the great British public are getting up to at this time, it would seem that indulging and caring for our mind, body and soul are very much front runners. Or perhaps we’re just trying to whip our misbehaving skin into shape.

Superdrug removes all plastic from its tampon applicators

Mary

Superdrug has removed all plastic from its own-brand tampons and launched a new range of organic menstrual products.

It is the first health and beauty retailer to make the move in the UK, following in the footsteps of supermarkets like Sainsbury’s and Aldi in its decision to stop producing plastic applicators.

The change to Superdrug’s products will save over 418kg of plastic each year. The brand will use cardboard applicators to replace the plastic varieties, alongside offering non-applicator tampons.

The retailer joined forces with environmental activist Ella Daish to work on the new initiative, who has been campaigning for companies and governments to remove plastic from women’s sanitary products.

Danish, the founder of the #EndPeriodPlastic movement, told The Independent: “It is fantastic that Superdrug have listened to the campaign and responded by not only stopping the production of their plastic applicators, but also developing and launching their own

Influencers dealing with increased online harassment during coronavirus lockdowns

Mary

Influencers have always been privy to online harassment, but many say that they’ve been receiving more hateful, violent messages than usual over the past few months while people stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

“The harassment has gotten worse, 100%, since lockdowns began,” Erim Kaur, a lifestyle and beauty influencer, told NBC News. “People call me ugly, fat, fake. They say all sorts of horrible things about me and my family and threaten us and you feel powerlessness against it, because they keep making new accounts.”

Kaur said she and three other U.K.-based influencers made a specific group chat to provide support to one another against the influx of insults and harassment they’d started receiving when stay-at-home orders were first established. She also hired a lawyer to help her track threats last month.

Margaret Hemenway, a YouTuber, posted a video titled “Ways to Stop Bullying/Online Harassment (My