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B*tches Get Stuff Done

B*tches Get Stuff Done

by Karen Okigbo

Our mamas raised us to know better than to use profanity, but when we heard the vile words that were spewed at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez--a female member of the House of Reps, by a male colleague, we had to chime in. Here at Bolden, we choose to focus our attention on the myriad contributions of illustrious women whose accomplishments are often undervalued and unappreciated.

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Is Your Protective Face Mask Causing Breakouts?

Is Your Protective Face Mask Causing Breakouts?

by Chinelo And Ndidi

With the pandemic being what it is today, we’ve all had to adapt to wearing protective face masks daily. Skin problems can arise when we wear any sort of covering on our face, be it home-made cloth masks, or the medical grade masks. Since it appears masks are here to stay for the foreseeable future, how can we better manage the effects of wearing masks for long periods?

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How to Tell if Your Skin is Purging

How to Tell if Your Skin is Purging

by Chinelo And Ndidi

Purging refers to the type of breakout that sometimes occurs after you introduce a new product into your routine. When used for the first time, ingredients that promote cell turnover such as retinoids, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid, prompt cells to turnover - a process that speeds up new cell formation.

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Refresh Your Skincare Routine this Spring

Refresh Your Skincare Routine this Spring

by Chinelo And Ndidi

We’ve been cooped up these last few months and become too familiar with the insides of our homes. Spring holds the promise of new beginnings and calls on us to clean out our closets, Feng Shui our furniture and even look for new boos (via zoom and/or social media!!!); and while we make these changes, many of us forget to revamp our skincare routines for the new season.

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Bolden Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide

Bolden Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide

by Chinelo And Ndidi

One of our favorite ingredients is Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide. It is an active form of vitamin B3 (niacin) and is used both orally and topically. It is a water-soluble vitamin which means it is not stored in the body, so must be ingested or applied topically with some regularity to continue to get the benefits.

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How to Get Rid of Dark Spots

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots

by Chinelo And Ndidi

The type of dark spot that is left behind after a pimple is gone is called post inflammation hyperpigmentation. It occurs after an inflammation like acne heals, but can also result from any injury to the surface of the skin.  The skin responds to inflammation on its surface by generating new skin cells to heal the damaged skin. Dark spots occur when the cells that are sent to restore the surface of your skin contain too much melanin. 

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Fungal Acne - What It Is, How to Treat It

Fungal Acne - What It Is, How to Treat It

by Chinelo And Ndidi

“Fungal” is just not a friendly word. It sounds worse than it actually is. Fungal acne is different from the more prevalent bacterial acne and technically not even acne; it occurs when there is an overgrowth of yeast in hair follicles. This type of “acne” is characterized by small, itchy, follicular papules scattered across the skin.

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How to Clean Makeup Brushes & Sponges

How to Clean Makeup Brushes & Sponges

by Chinelo And Ndidi

Cleaning your makeup brushes and other makeup accessories can sometimes be daunting. There never quite seems to be the perfect time for it, but it is IMPORTANT. Unwashed brushes are a breeding place for bacteria and the buildup of makeup can wear down the brush bristles and sponges, staining and ruining them over time. Who wants ruined brushes or breakouts?

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How To Care For Your Skin While Working Out

How To Care For Your Skin While Working Out

by Chinelo And Ndidi

Any healthy lifestyle plan has to include some exercise, which also happens to be especially good for your skin. It improves blood circulation and helps the body produce collagen which keeps the skin looking firm; this is how you get that healthy glow from within. Here’s how to take care of your skin when your routine includes a workout:

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In What Order Should I Apply My Skincare Products?

In What Order Should I Apply My Skincare Products?

by Chinelo And Ndidi

Whether you have a routine with 10 products or just 3, using the products in the right order will ensure your skin gets the full benefits of each product. Also important, is how much time you allow between the application of products; the rule of thumb is 30 to 60 seconds. There is no need for a timer, just a mental count that ensures each product is absorbed before you apply the next one.

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Facial in a jar!

Facial in a jar!

by Chinelo And Ndidi

When asked what my favorite Bolden product is, I wholeheartedly scream the GLOW Hydrating Mask! All our products are very special to me, but I particularly love to use the glow mask because of the instant result I get. I call it a “facial in a jar”. It essentially gives me the same after-facial-glow I get after a facial, but in our case, it only takes 13 minutes and the glow lasts for days!

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Product Spotlight: Bolden Overnight Spot Treatment

Product Spotlight: Bolden Overnight Spot Treatment

by Chinelo And Ndidi

You have a glam event to attend on Saturday night. You’ve prepared for it for weeks; you have your gorgeous gown hanging in the closet, a complimentary 4 inch heels and clutch bag sitting next to it. You have a plan for your hair where it will be laid for all the gods to see come Saturday morning...but then a few days before this, a big and painful zit pops up in the middle of your forehead. What to do??

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