I know I have spoken about this Evian Spray before and you know how crazy I am about toners. This was my “go-to” spray toner this summer during the ridiculous heat, which by the way isn’t going away. I really liked to drench my skin whenever possible, especially right after my shower and before I apply skin care treatment products. It also can be used right on top of your make-up. The packaging is recyclable and the sprayer does not harm the environment.
At Skin Store.com they have a variety of sizes so you can bring one with you on a plane and keep one in your purse. Is it Fall yet?!
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Have you been to a Dermatologist this year? Well, maybe its time you made an appointment. More than 90 percent of dermatologic surgeons have seen at least one patient in the past year with cancer that was overlooked or misdiagnosed by a non-dermatologist, finds a survey of by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
There is mixed feelings about the frequency of exams but after what I have read the safest bet is going with an annual screening. Especially if you are considered high risk spending time in the sun now and in the past.
Cancer.org has great information and facts regarding skin cancer and how to prevent it.
Summer is almost over, but the heat? Not so much. I just purchased one of my favorite SPF’s ultra sensitive faceblock spf25 by Dermalogica and I have fallen in love all over again. This oldie but goodie was a product I used to recommend to my clients all of the time and I love it for my skin as well. It is great for sensitivity but anyone can use it. I like to use it as my “foundation” sometimes because it’s tinted and has a beautiful shade (and that is one less step for me on a busy morning!).
Click on the link and check out the full ingredient listing and all the buzz about ultra sensitive faceblock spf25!
I heard that this week will be the hottest week this summer in SoCal. So when I am not locked in my house with the AC up as cold as it can go I will be submerged in water. Here are my top three favorite beach/pool bag beauty products I will be taking along with me:
1. Sun protection-really a no brainer. Look for a water resistant SPF when planning a day of fun in the sun. I like the La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid-only $29.50 at SkinStore.com
2. Lip Balm with SPF– I like Jason Lip Balm SPF 25-can be found at Mothers Market and other health food markets. Around 4 bucks!
3. Barex Sun Essential Oil-Click on post to find out why!
Now you are set, don’t forget the quarters!
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We all know by now how much I lecture about protecting your skin from the sun. Well, we also need to think about protecting our eyes. Of course we do this by wearing sunglasses. A common problem that develops when people do not protect their eyes from the sun is cataracts and an even more severe side effect is a burning of the retina!
Make sure when you are shopping for shades you check out the UV protection as well as the style factor. And for you parents out there, please consider having your kids wear sunglasses as well as it is just as important if not more so.
When I think of a “dewy” skin I think of a skin that is fresh, glowing and well hydrated. Who wouldn’t want that? It begins with a well moisturized skin and ends with a minimal make-up application.
I discovered Bobbi’s Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm when shopping for my honeymoon. I wanted something with light coverage during the day that also had sun protection. Mission accomplished, my skin has never looked so good poolside.
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Recently I was asked to shed some light on incorporating antioxidant skin care products into a home care regimen. It’s a great question and and even better idea. Using antioxidant rich products *effective products* is important for helping to even out skin tone, minimizing pigmentation and prevention. To prevent further damage you also want to do the following:
Wear Sun Protection (religiously)
Use Antioxidants (and eat them!)
Get Facial Treatments
So back to the antioxidants, there are many used in the industry. Vitamin C is a standard and it’s very effective. One of my favorite products uses C but also some other potent ingredients that are super effective when combined.
Phloretin CF by SkinCeuticals is the product I would always recommend to my clients in search of a result driven product that offers prevention along with correction. It’s best used during the day time for extra protection against the sun and free radical damage.
Here are the benefits as listed on SkinCeuticals website:
- Prevents premature signs of aging and corrects existing photodamage
- Divides and conquers the range of reactive oxygen species (ROS) throughout the skin
- Prevents cell mutation by shielding skin’s DNA
- Accelerates cell turnover
- Boosts skin’s support structure
- Inhibits UV-induced discolorations
If you really want to see a difference in the hyperpigmentation, I love to couple with Phyto +. Here are the benefits as listed on SkinCeuticals website:
- Contains kojic acid and arbutin to help reduce hyperpigmentation
- Active ingredients work synergistically to lighten the appearance of skin
- Natural alternative to the chemical skin lightener hydroquinone—less likely to cause irritation
- Contains anti-inflammatory cucumber and anti-bacterial thyme to soothe and calm irritated skin
- Helps maintain results following invasive cosmetic procedures
- Ideal for all skin types
Hope that helps April, this ones for you. ♥
Skin is not the only thing that we need to protect as we frolic in the ocean and pool during these hot months ahead. Our hair takes a beating in the summer with the salt, sun and pool water, which is why I love the Sun Essential Oil by Barex. Not only does it help repair sun damaged hair with vitamin E and Rice oils, it also helps protect it from all of the elements.
Multi-vitamins and UV filters help keep hair soft and shiny so you can avoid the dull and dry looking “summer hair” I personally can do without this season! I just spritz on my hair and I am ready to go. You can’t resist the smell, I like to pretend I am on holiday in Tahiti. Where will you be going?
Hope you all have a happy and healthy 4th of July! Wear your sunscreen (I had to say it)!
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Many of you have heard of the carotenoid Lycopene
, which is a buzz word in not only the medical community but also the skin care world. The benefits of this super antioxidant is miles long and as important as helping to minimize the risk of certain types of cancer
The exciting skin care news is that we can help protect ourselves from the dangerous UV rays by eating lycopene rich foods. According to a study by the British Society for Investigative Dermatology subjects who had higher levels of Lycopene in their diet, (tomato paste was the source) had 33 % more protection against sun burn and damage.
Here is a great website listing food sources and levels of lycopene in each: http://www.leffingwell.com/lycopene.htm
Most of the research I have read claims the highest amounts can be found in tomatoes, especially concentrated forms (tomato paste) and from cooked rather than raw tomatoes. Here is a recipe I make for my husband and I often to get my lycopene fix-hope you enjoy!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Put 1 pint organic cherry or grape tomatoes in oven safe dish. Drizzle 1 tbls Olive Oil, pinch of salt and pepper and combine. Roast for 30 minutes.
In a small sauce pan add a few drizzles of olive oil and half a yellow onion chopped and let cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add a few cloves chopped garlic for one minute. Add one can of tomato sauce, 1 tbls tomato paste, one pinch of each: red pepper flakes/salt/pepper/thyme (use fresh if you have it) stir and let simmer.
Meanwhile add 1 lb. whole wheat penne pasta to salted boiling water, cook according to directions. Reserve one cup of pasta water. Drain pasta and put back in pot.
Add the roasted tomatoes, the tomato sauce and the pasta water to the pot with pasta. Add lots of fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. Try not to have seconds.