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Sunburns HURT! How to soothe & avoid a burn

Every year, your Summer trip has the possibility of being ruined by a painful sunburn. We all know that it can happen, but maybe we don't undertsand the why and how to avoid it properly. FYI: Sun damage accounts for 90% of visible changes in the skin! This is cumulative, meaning it all adds up over time (source- Skin Cancer Foundation). This shows just how important proper sun protection really is.
Sunburn is caused by unprotected sun exposure that damages the skin causing a painful, red, itchy burn. This can range from minor redness to sun poisoning! UVB rays cause burning, whereas UVA rays penetrate the skin deeper causing premature aging. We need to be sure to choose sun protection that is broad spectrum and fully keeps our skin protected from both of these harmful rays.
The sun doesn't just cause damage on a hot Summer day but all year round! You need protection everyday no matter the weather. I recommend a separate face and body SPF because formulations tend to be better when it is designed just for the face.
•You must reapply! Be sure you are following the directions on your sunscreen products to ensure the best protection possible. Look for SPF 30 or higher. Dr Dennis Gross - Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50
This is a daily facial sunscreen to not only protect but improve already existing dark spots. It is a physical sunscreen option great for all skin types, including sensitive. It blends in nicely and feels hudrating. BARE REPUBLIC - Mineral 50 Sport Vanilla-Coco Sunscreen Spray
This smells amazing! Unlike some other sunscreen sprays, it has clean mineral ingredients that are safe for all ages. It also has fruit and veggie oils to hydrate and give the skin a little glow! Did I mention this brand is also cruelty free, vegan, and synthetic fragrance free?? ☆What if you already have a burn?☆ -Aloe is now your best friend! It has cooling, soothing and hydrating properties that help calm a pesky burn. For your body, try the Bare Republic After Sun Spray. For your face, check out the Peter Thomas Roth Mask for an extra dose of skincare. BARE REPUBLIC - Hydrating After-Sun Spray
A spray using aloe and plant extracts to provide easy to apply relief. I love this option so you don't have to touch a painful burn! PETER THOMAS ROTH - Cucumber Gel Masque
This mask is a great option for soothing a facial burn or just increased redness from the sun. It uses cucumber, papaya, chamomile, pineapple and aloe to deeply hydrate and brighten the skin. I love this mask for calming the skin! It feels so refreshing. Have you tried these products to prevent or soothe a sunburn?? Be sure to wear your SPF!
Sep. 25, 2020
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here are some mini masks and moisturisers that I have, that I’m yet to try! I really do love mini products because you are able to try little bits of products to see if you like them or not! something sad is when you buy a full size of a product and you don’t like it :( are there any products here you have tried or have been eyeing? let me know in the comments! 🤩❣️ MARIO BADESCU - Super Collagen Mask belif - Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask PETER THOMAS ROTH - Cucumber Gel Masque ORIGINS - Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream TULA SKINCARE - Blurring & Moisturizing Primer boscia - Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask TULA SKINCARE - Detox in a Jar Exfoliating Treatment Mask proactiv - Skin Purifying Mask JUICE BEAUTY - Prebiotix Instant Flash Facial
Yes ❤️✨
This mask is very gentle and helps to sooth and hydrate. All around good for calming dry and/or irritated skin as well as great for after sun exposure, peels, waxing, facials, extractions, and any other activity that can be irritating to the skin. It has extracts of Cucumber, Papaya, Chamomile, Pineapple, Sugar Maple, Sugarcane, Orange, Lemon, Bilberry and Aloe Vera. As someone with dry skin, I use this once or twice a week. If you have oily skin, it is still good to have on hand incase of skin irritation. I definitely recommend this product despite it being on the more pricey end. Best when kept in the fridge for a more cooling and calming effect (but you don't have to).
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Dr. Dennis Gross SPF 50
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SUNSCREEN!! - one of the biggest downside is white cast!! - contains essential oils - definitely not worth the price
💚My Current Simple 4 Step Skin Care Routine💚
I like to keep it simple. I'm a minimalist and I believe less is more. With my acne prone oily skin I like to keep my routine small with products that I know will work. I currently have 6 products for my routine but they divide at morning and night so, in reality, I'm left with a 4 step routine. This routine and products work perfect for my skin after trying products for weeks, so this is why I consider this my current routine. ☀️MORNING: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser I start my mornings with this cleanser by removing excess oil and products from last night. This cleanser is my new favorite cleanser, it is gentle but very efective. It doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or irritated. The scent is pleasant and minimal. The bottle is made out of glass so it is reusable. This brand is vegan and cruelty free. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% If you don't know about this product, Hello? Where have you been? This is my second step and the most important. Niacinamide helps with excess oil and minimizing the look of pores. Perfect for my oily face. FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya Newest addition to my routine and I do not regret. Even though it has a scent I really like it, it is not overwhelming and does not irritate my skin. This oil free gel moisturizer is perfect for the summer days and my oily skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated without feeling too oily. The jar is made out of glass. Dr Dennis Gross - Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 I believe this sunscreen is over my budget but I was recommended this product by a specialist at Sephora so I gave it a try. It leaves a slight white cast that eventually goes away so I don't have a problem with that. It doesn't leave my skin feeling oily I can barely feel it on my skin. It is lightweight but to be honest I would not repurchase just because of the price. 🌙NIGHT: FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm This balm is perfect for removing makeup but I don't use makeup that often. I mainly use this to remove the sunscreen off my face. It works wonderful and I will repurchase. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser Double cleansing is important for removing excess oil and sunscreen. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator Holy grail exfoliator. I only use this at night. Check out my other posts talking about this. FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya This moisturizer also works great at night. I feel soft and hydrated even after waking up the next day. 💚(Some nights I use masks if I am feeling extra fancy) This is it! My simple but effective skin care routine. If you have any questions leave a comment below Love, Ana♡

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