Help Prevent Sunburns and Damage With These Easy Suncare Tips!

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Nothing feels better than a sunkissed summer tan, but if you spent more time outside than planned, you may have wound up with a sunburn on your face!

Sun damage can lead to tons of skin problems like redness, dark spots, and dryness. If you’ve spent too much time in the sun and you’re looking to avoid the negative effects, try these tips at the end of the day!

Wash Your Face

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After a long day in the sun, you’ll want to do everything you can to avoid a sunburn at all costs. A sunburn is a way of your skin telling you it has seen too many UV rays and will show up as redness on your cheeks, forehead, or nose. One of the easiest ways to help avoid this is by making sure you take the time to wash your face properly at the end of the day before bed.

Washing your face with an oil-cleanser after being in the sun all day will help remove any traces of sweat, dirt, and sunscreen from your pores so you’ll be sure to avoid breakouts. More importantly, if you use your oil cleanser with cool water, it will help calm redness and inflammation to your face so that your skin can begin to heal itself from the sunburn. Colder water won’t just help the redness go down but it will feel refreshing and cold on your sunburned skin!

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!

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When skin is exposed to too much sun, it causes a sunburn – but the damage can go much deeper than you can see. Too much sun will dry out the deeper layers of your skin and can cause excessive dryness or flakes. Dry skin also accentuates wrinkles in the worst way so making sure your skin stays well hydrated after a sunburn is crucial for plumping wrinkles, calming redness, and helping your face get back to normal.

Some of the most powerful ingredients for hydrating skin can be found in our Repair & Release Cream which you should be applying every night before bed. In addition to supplying your skin with ample amounts of anti-aging peptides to help with wrinkles, it delivers deep hydration thanks to natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Argan Oil, and Cocoa Seed Butter. Not only will it boost your skin’s hydration for faster healing of your sunburn but it will have you looking and feeling your best too!

Attack The Damage

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Have you ever looked in the mirror after a long day in the sun and noticed freckles on your face? Those spots are actually skin damage from the sun and can start to show up within hours of being outside. If you are spending time outdoors and don’t want these harmless freckles turning to dreaded dark spots, it’s imperative you attack them as soon as you see them on your face with a powerful Dark Spot Corrector.

Designed to help diminish sun damage at the first sign of it, our Dark Spot Corrector is packed with 5 different stabilized forms of vitamin C which have been proven to help with damage. It works to fade dark spots and imperfections to help you avoid age spots in the future. It will also brighten your skin and help even out your complexion for a younger-looking glow!

Three Things You Need To Know About Using Sunscreen

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Now that summer is in full swing, it’s a treat to be able to spend some quality time outside and in the sun. With sun exposure comes the need for UV protection and sunscreen to keep you safe.

If you are slathering on sunscreen, there are some important things you need to know to make sure your skin stays healthy while you stay protected! Here’s what you need to know!

You Can Still Get Dark Spots

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When you head outside into the sun, most of us assume that applying SPF will help protect us from dreaded sunspots. Sunspots are the dark spots that can appear on your face and the main cause of them is melanin production from exposure to UV rays. Even using an SPF above 50 can still lead to sun damage and dark spots so you need to be aware that sunscreen alone can’t protect you from it.

We suggest keeping up with your SPF routine and remembering to keep skin protected and safe. At the end of a long day in the sun when you start to see dark spots of freckles, we recommend using a powerful blend of vitamin C to brighten dark spots and help them fade. Dark spots can make your face look years older so by applying a Dark Spot Corrector daily, it will help minimize sun damage and keep you looking young and glowing!

Don’t Use A 2-in-1

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When you’re browsing the drugstore aisles and you see a skin cream that offers SPF and hydration, you might be excited by the idea of cutting a step out of your routine. The reality is that most 2-in-1 products that contain SPF can be less effective than normal anti-aging products. We encourage you to use both a moisturizer and an SPF, but just not at the same time.

When choosing your SPF, the highest quality ones only do one job – protect you from the sun. The same goes for your anti-aging moisturizer. By using a cream that doesn’t include SPF, you can be sure that there is no compromise to the powerful anti-aging ingredients that you need to help fight wrinkles. We recommend applying your Repair & Release Cream which helps reverse wrinkles from the sun and follow it up with an SPF protection of at least 30.

Wash It Off Properly

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Sunscreen is most effective when you re-apply it throughout the day. When the sun goes down and its time for bed, washing your sunscreen off properly is extremely important for the health of your skin. Sunscreen is often a thick cream that can trap dirt and clog pores throughout the day. When you wash your face with soap or don’t wash your face at all, particles from the sunscreen and outdoor pollution can get into your pores and cause breakouts and skin reactions.

After wearing sunscreen all day it’s best to use an oil cleanser which can deep clean even the thickest sunscreen off your face. Oil cleansers work differently than traditional ways of washing your face because the oil works like a magnet to remove debris from your pores. Not only will it help get your face clear of sunscreen but it will help minimize the look of your pores to help give your face a youthful glow!

Do You Actually Need To Wear Sunscreen In The Fall?

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Cold temperatures are whisking away our memories of summer, but there is one constant from our favorite season that is an absolute MUST to carry into your fall and winter routine…Sunscreen!

It’s important that you train yourself to include SPF every single day and not just when the sun is shining bright. UV rays from the sun are the #1 factor in premature aging and if you’re not protected, you’re hurting your skin. Here are just a few reasons you need to keep sunscreen top of mind in the fall season.

Sun Damage

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In the summer it’s easy to see and feel sun damage because typically, you come home with a sunburn. In fall, however, it’s harder to notice because there may not be as dramatic a “before and after” from when your skin was exposed to UV rays. To keep damage at bay, a minimum SPF 30 is required every single day, and should be reapplied anytime you’re about to go outside, like your lunch break or in the car for your commute home in the sunshine.

Dryness

fall skincare, dry skin, skincare routine, fall skincare routineUsing a layer of sunscreen isn’t just protecting your skin from the sun, it’s also keeping it safe from wind, dirt, pollution, and bacteria which can all dry out the skin and leave wrinkles way more noticeable on your face. Dry skin is one of the number one complaints of women over 50, but it’s no match for the one-two-punch of SPF protection and a hydrating moisturizer.

A hydrating moisturizer like our Repair and Release Cream will help neutralize your skin back to a healthy balance when the air turns dry and cold. Combined with the full spectrum protection of sunscreen, and you can rest assured that your complexion is safe and wrinkle-free no matter how much time you spend outside this fall.

Long Term Effects

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The long term effects of constantly switching products or adjusting your routine can be really bad for your skin. To be able to see the best results with anything, you need to be using it every day, and not stopping cold turkey. By continuing your SPF routine into the fall and winter months, you’re protecting your skin’s barrier by using familiar products, but also helping to protect it from damage.

 

 

 

Here Are The Most Common Sunscreen Mistakes You’re Making

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If there is anything you’ve learned from us about skincare, we hope it’s that SPF is one of the most important parts of your routine and the best preventative measure when it comes to wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging skin.

Using sunscreen can make a big difference in the health of your skin but most American’s are actually making some huge mistakes when it comes to sun protection. We’ve rounded up the most common sun care mistakes and provide easy solutions on how to fix them!

You’re Using 2-in-1 Protection

sunscreen, sun care, sun protection, spf, uv rays, skincareDoes the idea of one step for skin health and sun protection sound too good to be true? Chances are, it is. In recent years, it’s become common for brands to include SPF in their makeup and skincare products however this is a very dangerous practice because mixing SPF with other chemicals can actually make it way less effective.

Any proper chemist knows that it’s not a great idea to mix anti-aging ingredients with SPF because it will hurt the effectiveness of all ingredients, not just the ones protecting you from the sun. That’s why we chose to formulate our Repair & Release Cream without SPF, so you can apply and re-layer your sun protection without worrying about if it’s working properly.

You’re Not Re-Applying

sunscreen, sun care, sun protection, spf, uv rays, skincareDid you know that even the strongest sunscreen only works for a few hours? That means that if you’re not re-applying your SPF at least every 2-3 hours throughout the day, your skin is still at major risk of sun damage.

To keep applying sunscreen top of mind, keep a small bottle in your car, on your desk, and in your purse, making it easy to re-apply on the go and keep skin safe. One application of SPF a day, especially if you are outside, will have little or no benefit to your skin.

You’re Not Washing Old Sunscreen Off

sunscreen, sun care, sun protection, spf, uv rays, skincareYou also don’t want to compromise the health of your skin by clogging up pores and sleeping with leftover sunscreen on your face. Washing off your sunscreen from the day with your Olive Oil Cleanser will make sure you’ve removed all the dirt and product from your face, but will also battle any free radicals that made their way to your skin.

If you’re sleeping in your sun care products, you can expect dull, flakey skin, breakouts, clogged pores, and excess oil production. All these bad side effects are easily avoided with a quick cleansing routine and can make a work of difference in your journey to younger looking skin.

Three Places Your Face Is Secretly Getting Sun Damaged

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Sun Damage is one of the worst environmental factors for your skin. Not only is it the leading cause of skin cancer, but it is also responsible for making you age years faster than you should be.

We all slather on SPF for a day at the beach, but it turns out most of the damage is done in places you would never expect. This is why it’s important to use UV protection at all times throughout the day, no matter what time of year.

Here are some surprising places you’re most susceptible to sun damage…

At Work

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Most office windows may be tinted to keep sunlight out, but they aren’t able to keep UV rays out. That means even if you’re inside all day, you’re still suffering the negative effects of sun damage.

The good news is many makeup brands include SPF now in foundations so you’re able to get some coverage from that. Just make sure that you re-apply with a regular SPF throughout the day and wash your face thoroughly at night with an Olive Oil Cleanser to remove all the leftover makeup and sunscreen to avoid clogging pores.

In The Car

sun damage, uv damage, uva, uvb, skincare, anti-agingIf you’re not slathering on the SPF for your commute to work or home, you might want to rethink that. When you’re driving, UV rays are penetrating your skin through car windows and sunroof. In fact, people often have more sun exposure on the left side of their face due to exposure from UVA rays shining through their car’s driver’s side window.

To avoid any damage to your skin from the sunshine in the car, keep a bottle of SPF in your glove compartment or center console. That way, you can create a healthy habit of re-applying sunscreen every time you get in the car for a commute or a road trip.

Cloudy Weather

sun protection, uv protection, uva, uvb, skincare, anti-agingJust because the sun isn’t shining doesn’t mean that UV rays are not there. In fact, experts say that most people suffer the worst sun damage on overcast days because they wrongly assume the sun isn’t strong enough to cause them harm.

UV rays can penetrate, even when it’s dark and cloudy so no matter what the weather outside, you still need to apply your sunscreen! We suggest applying an SPF of at least 30 on top of your Repair & Release Cream every morning and re-applying every few hours throughout the day.

These Are The Three Skincare Resolutions You Should Make For 2019

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2019 gives us the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past and set intentions for the new year ahead. Most of the time, resolutions include topics like eating better or getting more exercise but most people often overlook positive changes they can make for their skin.

This year, there are three simple resolutions you can make for your skin that are going to help you look and feel your best. If you follow these three resolutions, you can expect to breeze into the new year with a youthful, stunning glow!

#1: Make SPF your BFF

sunscreen, spf, sun protection, skincareWe can’t tell you enough how important using sunscreen is. UV rays can damage the DNA of your skin cells leaving unwanted pigmentation issues and lots and lots of wrinkles.

Make using sunscreen your top resolution for 2019 and slather on at least an SPF 30 daily. Luckily, more and more makeup brands are including SPF in their foundation but make sure that you’ve got a lightweight backup to reapply throughout the day.

Remember, if you’re not reapplying your sunscreen at least two or three times a day, you might as well not be wearing any so an important part of this resolution is the re-application!

#2: Wash Your Face Twice A Day

cleansing, oil cleansing, skincareWe get it, cleansing can be daunting but it’s so important for your skin that we cannot emphasize enough how much of an effect it will have on your skin. Cleansing twice a day doesn’t just remove dirt, grime, and makeup but it also helps remove toxins and free radicals from being absorbed into your skin.

For 2019, ditch your traditional foaming cleanser which can dry out your skin and leave lots of the invisible dirt on your face. Instead, opt for a powerful oil-based cleanser like our Olive Oil Cleanser. The oil works like a magnet to attract everything that is deep inside your pores after a long day or night and leaves your skin so soft, you won’t believe it until you try it!

#3: Practice Self Care At Least Once A Week

face scrub, sheet mask, self care, skincareIf you’re a skincare addict like we are, then you know the pure joy of self-care. Whether it’s a quick sheet mask, an at-home facial or even a DIY scrub, taking time to relax and pamper yourself can really show on your face.

This year, make it a resolution to take at least one hour a week to yourself to focus on going above and beyond for your skin.

Use your Repair and Release cream morning and night, check out Pinterest for easy to make masks and scrubs or go splurge on some from your favorite brands but no matter what, we promise you will see the positive effects.

It’s been proven that stress can add to wrinkles and lines and the small practice of taking time to care about yourself and your skin can drastically improve the texture of your skin and help reduce your chances of more wrinkles.

What are your skincare resolutions for 2019? Share them with us in the comments below!