Wednesday, May 1, 2013


With Summer around the corner don't forget to brush up on some sun sense......

Although most of us love when our skin has a tan or a glow, it isn't necessarily the best for our skin.  When you are outside you need protection from UVB and UVA rays. UVA-the most damaging, leading to premature aging ( oh no!!) UVB-which cause sunburn (ouch!).

Even though many foundations contain sunscreen, it isn't sufficient enough to protect the skin for extended periods out in the sun.  Even when it's cloudy, 80% of the sun's UV rays break through.  So even if you work at a desk all day, you should have SPF in your skincare regime.

At least a SPF 15 should be used everyday.  A sun protection factor (SPF) 15 is minimum for the face, neck and decolletage but I would recommend a SPF 25 or 30.  SPF 15 means your skin can be in sunlight 15 times its normal limit.

Even for your lips I would advise a lip balm with SPF because many sunblocks for your lips contain zinc and petroleum which can be drying. And who wants dry cracked lips?

In the summer weather heavy foundation is a mistake because they slide and crease.  So, if you use liquid foundation use it only where needed.  But, summer calls for a sheer, natural finish so try tinted moisturizers, BB & CC Creams, and mineral foundation. 

Below are some beauty products for your summer sense:

Philosophy Hope In A Jar SPF 25 
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
Laura Mercier HydraTint SPF 15
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
BB & CC Creams

Bare Minerals

Clinique Super City Block Face Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 40

Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 50
MAC Prep & Prime SPF 50

For my Top 5 Bronzers For Summer

For my Makeup Channels!/amandasmakeup

For my Weightloss Channels!/amandashealth

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