Personal Care Feed

Bloggers discuss hard times, venturing out, Big Data, and natural hair

Next week we’ll have Halloween, then a few days later, it’s finally Election Day. Halloween can be spooky. Let’s hope the election isn’t. Meanwhile, bloggers in our blogging group continue to write informative, thoughtful articles. They include: Read more →


California bans 24 toxic chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products

Twenty-four toxic ingredients, including mercury and formaldehyde, are now banned from cosmetics and personal care products in California. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act on Wednesday. These ingredients are prohibited in cosmetics and personal care products in the European Union and other countries, but are still used in the U.S. Read more →


Baby boomers venturing out some into the new pandemic world

These days, I’m still not going out much. I pick up groceries from my local food coop weekly and order everything else. However, we’re having socially distance, outdoor events to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Read more →


Pandemic still changing everything, but people are trying a few things

On Aug. 18, 1920, Tennessee legislators voted to ratify the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing votes for women. It was the largest granting of suffrage in U.S. history. Due to the pandemic, gatherings to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the event were canceled. Read more →


Most sunscreens provide poor protection or contain questionable ingredients, environmental group says

If you’re going to leave your home and go outside, remember to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. To help consumers select a sunscreen, the Environmental Working Group has released its 14th annual “Guide to Sunscreens.” Read more →


Baby boomers coping during weeks of staying at home due to the pandemic

Things are going well for me as I stay home under Washington state’s stay home order. I’m willing to do it for a long time more. I don’t think it’s worth it to get my hair cut or eat in a restaurant and get the coronavirus. Read more →


Many more Americans concerned about covid-19 now than in March, survey shows

The percentage of adults who are concerned about the widespread transmission of novel coronavirus in the U.S. increased from 44 percent in March to 76 percent in April, an increase of 32 percent, according to a survey from Consumer Reports, a testing and advocacy organization.  Read more →