How to Shrink Pores (Temporarily), Plus 3 Pore Myths

How to Shrink Pores (Temporarily), Plus 3 Pore Myths

By Jude Chao of FiftyShadesofSnail.com Visible pores rank as one of the most common complaints people have about their skin, and photos of models and celebrities with their pores Photoshopped into oblivion make pore problems seem even worse. “Pore-shrinking” toners...
How to Build Your Own Skincare Routine

How to Build Your Own Skincare Routine

By Jude Chao of FiftyShadesofSnail.com The great thing about Asian skincare is how customizable it is. Your routine can be as elaborate or as simple as you want it; it can target one specific issue or a number of them all at once. You can stick to a limited budget or...
6 Ways to Maximize Your Beauty Sleep for #WokeUpLikeThis Skin

6 Ways to Maximize Your Beauty Sleep for #WokeUpLikeThis Skin

We do so much to make our skin look great in the morning. Our bathroom counters are cluttered with everything from 10-step skin care to Fenty foundation, or the most recent Amazon haul from clean beauty brands. But what if one of the biggest secrets to better skin was...
These 8 Beauty Myths Aren’t Doing Your Skin Any Favors

These 8 Beauty Myths Aren’t Doing Your Skin Any Favors

When I stepped into the skin care aisle in grade school, I was sure my skin problems would be whisked away by the fancy bottles and copy writing promises. Even better if the products had before-and-after photos next to them. What I didn’t realize at that time was that...
How the Hijab Helps Me Overcome Racialized Beauty Standards

How the Hijab Helps Me Overcome Racialized Beauty Standards

How we see the world shapes who we choose to be — and sharing compelling experiences can frame the way we treat each other, for the better. This is a powerful perspective. While beauty standards have been evolving over the years, each society has developed its own...