GC4W Women’s Health & Wellness

17 Totally Normal Feelings to Have as a College Student Right Now

By: Jessica A. Gold It’s officially back-to-school season even though this school year is anything but normal—something you know especially well if you’re a college student. The coronavirus pandemic has changed all of our lives in countless ways and it’s now wreaking havoc on the typical college experience of students across the country too. These changes don’t just have practical consequences; they’re…

How to Set up a Healthy Regimen

It’s safe to say that over the past five months, there probably isn’t a single person who hasn’t gone a little stir-crazy at one point or another. As our world grapples with two global crises — systemic racism and the COVID-19 pandemic — tensions are high. And while the hope for change and a better tomorrow is inspiring, this period has…

The Freedom and Joy of Plus-Size Acceptance

Being plus-size tells you a lot about other people’s assumptions. Often we become screens to project onto, an empty canvas to paint upon. As an overweight person, I’ve frequently encountered jarringly presumptive questions, offered up unprompted, by loved ones and strangers alike. When did you start eating your feelings? You know, you’re eating yourself to an early grave. Aren’t you worried…

7 Ways To Use Coconut Oil For Beauty & Skin Care

By: Kayti Christian An Affordable and Natural Alternative I’ve been using coconut oil as an affordable and natural beauty solution for years. From moisturizing my skin to removing makeup, I continue to be surprised by the numerous ways I can use this plant-derived ingredient for health, household, and beauty needs.  “One glass jar of coconut oil substantially minimizes my waste…

How to Apply Makeup to Skin With Psoriasis, According to Makeup Artists

By: Marci Robin As common as psoriasis may be, the autoimmune condition, which typically presents as rash-like scales on the skin, poses a unique challenge for those who wear makeup. Many people with the flaky, often red patches psoriasis causes want to conceal the condition’s most visible symptom, but those plaques are also especially difficult to conceal. Where daily makeup application may be an…

What You Need To Know As Hair Salons Are Reopening

By: Leah Prinzivalli As hair salons have now reopened around the country, many people, many of which have longer hair than usual, find ourselves asking the same question: Should I get my hair cut? Depending on your home state, hair salons may have been open since April (Georgia) or as recently as late June (New York City). Hairstylists and salon owners, like other personal-care…