Do I need to wear sunscreen indoors? 🏡
This quarantine has kept us in our homes longer than normal and many people might believe that using sunscreen is not important, but it is. All houses have windows where the sun comes in and doesn’t protect against UV rays. In addition, being locked up has made us watch more TV, use the computer or cell phone more, these devices emit blue light that causes dark spots and aging. So it is important that you apply and reapply your sunscreen every 4 hours even if you don’t leave home 🏠. Dr. Loretta - Urban Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 40
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May 12, 2020
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Anti-pollution skincare & why you need it!
Did you know pollution can be silently and progressively deteriorating your complexion? Exposure to environmental stressors such as free radicals, UV/UVB exposure, different fumes and emissions could be wrecking your skin. Heck, even emissions from paint and carpeting inside your own home are potentially damaging your skin, causing inflammation, fine lines, dull skin and premature aging. More and more research shows that environmental factors could be stronger determinants of our overall health than our very own genes. And unless you’re moving to a secluded forest with cleaner air, maybe you should start considering anti-pollution skincare! Dr. Loretta took all these factors into account when creating her own line of skincare, so all of her products claim to protect skin from oxygen AND nitrogen free radical damage. Dullness and dehydration are possibly my major skin concerns, I’ve struggled with dehydrated skin for years, and if I’m not diligent with my skincare I know for sure my skin will be looking dull and crusty in just a few hours. 🧴 Dr Loretta - Intense Replenishing Serum Living in a super dry city I need to have a serum to keep me hydrated, but isn’t too heavy that will make my combo skin feel oily or break me out. This serum has a very interesting consistency, it’s light but feels like a serum/oil hybrid. Besides from protecting skin against free radicals it’s also made with vitamin F to maintain a healthy skin barrier and prevent water loss. 🧴 Dr. Loretta - Tightening Eye Gel I have a hard time finding eye cream that works well for me, most eye creams I’ve tried gave me milia which is so annoying. Having an eye gel has been amazing for me, being a gel I know for sure it won’t give me milia but I’m still treating my under eyes. I haven’t been using that long to speak on long-term effects but I’m liking it so far. It works great to depuff! At $60 for 20 ml it’s a pricey one, but you really only need like half a pump and that’s enough for both eyes. 🧴 Dr. Loretta - Urban Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 40 This is such a nice SPF in my opinion. Not only does it offer UVA/UVB protection, it also protects against HEV light emitted from the sun and electronic devices and of course, pollution. It has a slight peachy tint so it looks good on its own, and gives off a nice satin finish, not too dewy or too matte. One thing I have to note on this product is I have to take a few extra minutes for application, it’s best to pat it in rather than aggressively rubbing it on, which I wouldn’t recommend either way 😜 normally I wouldn’t bother but I love how it looks on me, and it was $50 so I will make it work lol Have you tried any anti-pollution formulas? Would you give these a try? ☺️ #CheriePartner
SPF EVERYDAY 🧴☀️
Lately I’ve been really neglecting my skin and not doing full on skincare routines, I’ve been too low on energy and I’ve talked about how this is major issue for me. When I’m not feeling my best I tend to neglect myself. BUT I’ve still been using SPF on the daily! It’s literally the only step I never ever miss and it’s very important. SPF protects skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays that accelerate cellular oxidation. These are the ones I’ve been using lately: ☀️ cocokind - Daily SPF Cocokind can do no wrong! I’ve been waiting for a sunscreen from them for so long. This is a mineral formula which I often don’t like because they feel heavy on my skin, and this one is the heaviest out of these three but it’s definitely a lot lighter than other mineral sunscreens I’ve tried before. It also protects from blue light and pollution damage. It’s formulated with phytoplankton and microalgae. ☀️ Dr. Loretta - Urban Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 40 this one is an all-time favorite of mine! It has a slight peach tint so I can use it on its own with no makeup. This sunscreen highlights key ingredients like Indian ginseng extract to protect skin from HEV light and zinc oxide protects skin from UVA/UVB and other external irritants. I need to pat it in rather than rub it as it tends to pill but it’s no issue for me. ☀️ EVERYDAY HUMANS - Resting Beach Face SPF30 Sunscreen Serum this is the lightest formula out of these three. It leaves literally no whitecast, and wears beautifully under makeup. It leaves my skin looking super dewy and perfected. This formula has hyaluronic acid to plump skin + spinach and green tea to strengthen your skin barrier. It smells the most like sunscreen but the smell fades quickly. What’s your go-to SPF? 🌴 #CheriePartner
Have you heard of Shero Science?!? You can take a quiz on their website to identify your “Skin IQ”: my skin type is oily, skin needs are L-abscorbic acid (vit C) and zinc oxide, and four SS products were recommended to help brighten my skin as well as to help with wrinkles, dark spots and dullness (E.H.F moisturizing cream, sheer mineral sunscreen, 2-in-1 pore purifying cleansing gel and power-C brightening serum). E.H.F moisturizing cream, sunscreen and 1% nightly retinol CE repair treatment. I used the mineral sunscreen on my face and really loved how sheer and lightweight it is (even though I’ve read some mixed reviews from some people about the texture). It also protected my skin from burning! The water cream includes vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and ferulic acid - I love the lightweight texture! I’ve used it a handful of times and so far so good, but I am saving it to use in combination with the retinol treatment (my skin has been really dry the past few months so I haven’t started using it yet). Sidenote: the products do contain silicones, but I didn’t have any issues with this irritating my skin from the sunscreen after using it daily for about 5 days!
SPF💙 ☀️One of the most important things for your skin and your skincare routine. This helps with anti-aging, dark spots, facial redness and of course helps prevent skin cancer so why don’t more people use it? ☀️ It took me forever to hop on the sunscreen train because I have memories of sunscreen being thick, sticky and chalky with a dog pulling at a little girls bathing suit on the bottle. All of that is appalling so why would I want to go back?🤣 ☀️Luckily, sunscreen has come a LONG way and now comes in various forms. It’s in moisturizers and make-up now too! There are lots of ways to incorporate it so it’s just about finding what you enjoy. ☀️My favorite chemical screens is currently the mini and empty angel on the left. This is the Paula’s Choice Youth-Extending Hydrating Fluid. It’s basically the feel of a moisturizer but in the form of SPF 50. It’s fairly liquidy so it blends in quickly and doesn’t feel sticky at all. It even gives me a glow! I just ordered their popular mineral sunscreen as well to see which is the true queen👑 I’m also loving the Mineral Matte Supergoop Sunscreen too!! It doesn’t always rub in perfectly but it’s awesome besides that. ☀️I really struggle with Umbre Tinte personally. It makes my face feel really sticky and that drives me crazy but I’d be willing to try it again because my best friend swears by it. ☀️There are different options in that some are chemical and some are physical. Chemical screens convert sun rays into heat while physical screens reflect the rays. Chemical screens can be sensitizing for some but I personally haven’t had an issue yet. ☀️The key is to find one you like that is SPF 30-50 and wear it everyday, even when you’re inside! Those rays still come through the windows! ☀️What’s your favorite sunscreen? PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 FARMACY - Green Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen
Supergoop!-100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40
Wearing SPF everyday is so important, but finding the right one can sometimes be a challenge. I’ve been using the same SPF for a couple of years and decided that it was time to try something new. — Solara creates products that help shield the skin from the sun, as well as digital and environmental pollution using natural ingredients and remains 100% transparent on their labels. I chose 3 products from their range and have been using them religiously, as I’ve been spending a ton of time in the sun this summer. — First up, Time Traveler, a lightweight moisturizer with zinc oxide broad spectrum SPF 30 for the face. As this is a mineral sunscreen, it does take some work to blend into the skin, but once it absorbs it isn’t sticky or heavy. I haven’t tried it under a full face of makeup, but it does play nice with lightweight foundations. I’ve been ride or die for my holy grail SPF, so I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this. — Glow Getter is a mineral sunscreen for face and body with SPF 30. Along with sun protection, it also tones and illuminates the skin with subtle light-reflecting mineral particles. I’ve used this primarily on the body and love how it leaves my skin sparkling. It feels lightweight and hydrating. I do wish that it came in a larger tube though. I found that I needed a decent amount of product to cover my entire body (on beach/pool days) and I’m going through the bottle quickly. — The JuiceBoost Serum contains a cocktail of two stable forms of vitamin C and powerful antioxidants to protect the skin from environmental stressors. I haven’t been using this long enough for a full report, but I can tell you that the light gel formula absorbs in seconds and feels absolutely lovely. I’m a huge fan of the travel-friendly packaging. More on this soon!
My morning routine ~ skin care :)
I have it down to a science bc of how complicated my face is, but also from the glossier face quiz. It's only three questions, but basically it gives you a routine with steps for the morning and night. Of course, I got the combo result, and it's what I used to create my routine since it works for me. Anyway, here's what I use to prep my skin for makeup in the morning. :) 1. Wake up of course haha 2. I put one drop of the glossier super glow (vitamin c serum) onto my forehead and each cheek and lather it in. Then I let it dry a little to set in. 3. I use the glossier priming moisturizer on - around the length of my last finger digit (I'll post something soon showing how much of stuff I use) to give my face some moisture without getting too oily. 4. I finish up with the sun bum face 50 sunscreen and put a generous amount on since sunscreen soaks in pretty fast and bc I'm pale 😭🙃 That's all for the morning unless I put on makeup! That post is coming soon! ✨ Also, my face gets much less oily when I do this every morning and they're some of the products from the few brands I don't have allergic reactions or rashes to. Glossier. - Super Glow Vitamin C + Magnesium Serum Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer sun bum - Face Lotion SPF 50 filter: retrodust by yulya.kors on instagram
sun bum-Face Lotion SPF 50
Myth or Fact? You Don’t Need Sunscreen If You Stay Indoors.
While most of us are working from home now more than ever with no intentions of going outside, do we still need to wear sunscreen? The answer is if we are sitting in a room with windows, we definitely need to! As the name suggests, a sunscreen “screens” and shield our face against harmful rays from the sun. Growing up in Southeast Asia, it has always been ingrained in me of the benefits and importance of sunscreen. I am shocked that some of my friends do not apply sunscreen if they are staying indoors or if the moisturizer they are using already contains SPF. Using a sunscreen adds an effective and high power protection to minimize various skin issues such as hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and premature aging, and to help prevent skin cancer. Even on cloudy days, up to 80% of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate our skin.Snow, sand, and water also increase the need for sunscreen because they reflect the sun’s rays. You DO need to Wear Sunscreen Indoors! The sun emits two types of damaging sun rays: long-ray UVA and short-ray UVB. Most windows block UVB rays, so sunburns won’t happen if you are sitting by the window all day. But UVA rays can still penetrate through windows. UVA rays cause more concern because they degrade skin collagen the most readily and increases the risk for skin cancer. As most of us face a computer screen or mobile device practically all day long, we are also exposed to blue light. Neither a UVA or UVB light, blue light contains high energy and comes from the sun as well as TV screens, smartphones, computers, and fluorescence light. Too much blue light can affect our sleep by suppressing the secretion of melatonin, which cause skin pigmentation and wrinkles. It also helps generate free radicals which kill collagen and damage skin. So what should you do? Always remember to add apply sunscreen at the end of your morning skincare routine, and apply it few times throughout the day, depending on how much sun exposure you’ll be getting. Go for a sunscreen with broad spectrum protection, which shields both UVA and UVB rays. You can also note the letter PA with anywhere from one to four plus signs noted after. The higher the plus signs, the higher its efficacy towards UVA protection. To guard against blue light, sunscreens containing a mineral blocker ingredient, like zinc oxide, paired with an additional antioxidant serums will help. Recommendations for Combination Skin: · Murad - City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 / PA++++: luxurious 100% mineral SPF shields skin from UVA and UVB as well as blue light, pollution and infrared radiation as claimed on the product website. Soft peach tint also helps color correct to boost radiance. · Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 55: Non-comedogenic and non-greasy formula with Helioplex Technology to offer superior broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays. Perfect for daily use.
Murad-City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 / PA++++
some stuff i’ve been testing & loving these past few weeks! the skin house official is an HG! my goodness, it’s the best sunscreen i’ve tried this year! it is a creamy white that glides on smoothly. takes a minute or two to blend. doesn’t pile, smell amazing! finish is semi matte but skin’s still healthy & glowy. if that isn’t a win i dont know what is! the only sunscreen that helps control my sebum through out the day! . klairs fundamental ampule mist gives me a dewy skin, everyday, all day! its an antioxidant mist formulated with greentea, rice, okra, mugwort & cucumber extracts. it has the signature klairs scent (fresh & clean💧) i use it day & night as an inbetween mist (after toner, after serum, before cream) it is hydrating, calming. dry patches? tired looking skin? i don’t know her 💁🏻♀️ bywishtrend teca 1% barrier cream is a spot treatment cream that cares for my dry patches, textures caused by over exfoliation, even popped zits. it helps heal my skin after a major break outs & great in diminishing tiny white spots from product irritation. it doesn’t do much on cystic acne but works well on fresh scars. main ingredients such as cica extract & allantoin that works well in restoring damaged skin & strengthen skin barrier. it is a clear transparent thick gel (like ointment/petroleum). . neogen serum in oil drop is a combination of hydrating oil & moisturizing ampule from fermented white truffle extract. it also contains niacinamide, adenoside, citric acid plus peptides! it is also good in repairing skin barrier & bringing back the loss radiance of skin. its lightweight, absorbs fast, hardly have a scent in it. i love it on days i dont feel like layering much products. it acts as an essence, serum/ampoule & oil. missha superfood lip oil in honey first lip oil ever and will get more variant! scent, texture, feel is like honey! can be used before lippies or after! 🍯 .
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