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Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Skin care can be overwhelming. There are many products on the market, and a number of brands that claim to provide results.
Technology advances very quickly in the beauty business. New ingredients are introduced that offer better results. If you haven’t changed brands or switched up your routine in five years – or longer – it is time to do so.
Your skin changes with each decade, and that means new issues and new ways to deal with them. Besides eating lots of antioxidant-rich foods, like green tea and blueberries, and drinking a lot of water, there are a few key products that you can use to look your best.
Monday, August 11th, 2008
The scary truth about sun damage is that telltale signs don’t appear until it is too late to do anything about them (well, there are methods out there to get rid of spots and wrinkles but we don’t want them in the first place).
There really is no excuse if you don’t wear sunscreen. But we know that there are some people out there that don’t like the application process, or the sticky mess that an open bottle will leave in your favorite beach tote.
Coppertone has made it really easy to apply the usually goopy, white stuff with Sport Continuous Spray SPF 50. The sunscreen comes out in a fine mist covering you from highlights to pedicure. The formula is clear so you don’t have to worry about looking ghostly and there is no need to rub it in because it dries in seconds. It won’t run into your eyes or leak in your purse or in your car thanks to the handy twist top.
Sun tip: remember to reapply if you plan on staying in the sun for more than 80 minutes.
It is not too late to start protecting your most important feature.
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
You can’t turn back the clock, but you can calm the burn with Sun Shade Botanical After Sun Gel, part of the Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare Sun Shade line. After Sun uses naturally active ingredients such as organic aloe and cucumber fruit extract to soothe the skin and lavender essential oil to calm even the most sun-parched exterior. Not only does it soothe even the worst sunburns, but it’s chock full of potent antioxidants – green tea, pomegranate and vitamin E – that help repair, restore and rehydrate the skin while fighting free radical damage.
Next time nap under the umbrella!
Available at Brownes & Co Apothecary, Studio at Fred Segal and online at www.lizearle.com and www.naturally-active.com
Friday, July 18th, 2008
The sun is shining, the days are hot and spending time outside is all we want to do. Soaking up the rays all day calls for some serious sunscreen application, but sometimes, no matter how much we apply and re-apply, burns have a way of sneaking up on us. They turn our skin into a shade more likened to a lobster than that beautiful sun kissed glow we were going for!
More than just calming down our burning skin, we need to repair it and that’s where Vichy Laboratories comes in. Taking into consideration the process of the sun’s rays penetrating through different layers of our skin, ruining our protective cells and making sunburns visible, they created the Vichy Capital Soleil After Sun Cellular SOS Repair Balm.
This specially designed formula works to repair damage by restoring the skin’s cellular defense capital. What’s also unique is the epilobe extract ingredient which sooths over-exposed, painful and red skin by penetrating deeply and relieving you from pain.
Be generous in your application over the affected areas for about four or five days and before you know it you’ll turn your accidental lobster glow into a beautiful bronzed tan.