Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50
What It IsLa Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Ultra-Light Tinted Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 is an advanced 100% mineral sunscreen + antioxidant protection in revolutionary ultra-light texture, slightly tinted for a healthy glow.
Comedogenic, Fungal Acne
Tips from a dermatologist on sunscreen ☀️
Let’s talk about sunscreen ☀️ What’s a good sunscreen to wear? One that is: * Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays) * SPF 30 or higher * Water resistant This will help protect your skin from early skin aging, sunburn, and skin cancer. What is the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens? Chemical sunscreens work like a sponge, absorbing the sun’s rays. They contain one or more of the following ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. These are often easier to rub into the skin without a white cast. Physical sunscreens (aka mineral sunscreens) act like a shield, sitting on the surface of your skin and deflecting the sun’s rays. These can come on white. They have the active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide Reapply every 2 hours when outside in the sun ☀️ Some of my favorites: Tinted: Cerave tinted, la roche posay tinted, alastin CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 ALASTIN SKINCARE - HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 Not tinted: colorescience, drunk elephant colorescience - Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 Sunscreen DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 What’s your favorite sunscreen?
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50
Review My Routine
Hi!! Here is the morning routine I used today 😌 My skin type is normal thanks to consistency with products. Step 1: I cleansed my face and neck with the Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel I love it because it’s soap-free, oil-free, paraben-free, non-comedogenic, & hypoallergenic. Because it contains hyaluronic acid — which I’m obsessed with — it leaves my skin feeling so fresh, clean, and hydrated. This cleanser is a light-weight gel. The tiniest amount lathers beautifully to remove dirt, oil, makeup, etc. This cleanser really does make my skin feel hydrated. No tightness or dryness after using this. Step 2: I spritzed my face and neck with NIOD - Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist This is a mouthful, I know. It’s also referred to as SDSM. It’s essentially a face mist that prevents against damaging environmental effects & improves your skin’s hydration. It also aids with fine lines, discolouration, & dullness. Think toner but MORE amazing & beneficial. I love using this in the AM because it instantly leaves my skin feeling so refreshed and hydrated. This is best applied after cleansing and before other treatments. Step 3: While my skin was still damp from the NIOD mist, I applied the The Ordinary - Marine Hyaluronics I love HA so much and when I read about this in one of @Mallory‘s posts I had to try it. Only having used it twice (this morning and tonight) I’m already obsessed! It’s more watery than The Ordinary’s HA + B5 but works in the same way by attracting and holding water and therefore hydrating your skin. The marine hyaluronics are lighter than HA and has a lower viscosity. It doesn’t leave your skin feeling tacky. It makes your skin feel hydrated & lovely. Step 5: I adore vitamin C and having glowy skin, and the REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream is the perfect product for that. While I do love other vitamin C products, I love how quick and easy this is to apply. This is a gel cream and I generally apply 1 pump to my finger tips and apply it onto my face and neck. This leaves your skin looking radiant & bright. Not only is it super hydrating, it also neutralizes pollutants. I love how is absorbs into my skin, making it feel soft & hydrated. Step 6: Next I apply the BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream I am obsessed with this eye cream. I find it blends nicely, makes my under-eyes feel hydrated, and smoothes out my skin which makes the application of my concealer look so nice. Step 7: I use my favourite moisturizer,Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream on my face and neck. It makes my skin feel so hydrated and soft :) Step 8: Lastly, sunscreen: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 This is amazing! No white cast and leaves a lovely glow :) ❤️🤍 -Stacy
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50
What I use to reapply my SPF during the day
these products have been amazing to apply and reapply SPF during the day! Especially if you don’t want to ruin any makeup as well 🤩 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 Firstly this sunscreen i will go on and on about forever. It’s SO lightweight, doesn’t give you a white cast, (theres a tinted version and an invisible version) and MOST importantly doesn’t clog my pores (acne prone). You don’t even feel like you’re wearing sunscreen! This is the product that got me to feel comfortable wearing sunscreen on the daily. My acne scars are thanking me!! Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45 This mineral setting powder from Supergoop is pretty good. I like the concept of it, and I love how in the packaging the brush is already included. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because when you twist the bottom to get the powder, some of the powder has kickoff and gets everywhere. Not great if you wanted to reapplying quickly in the car, but if you’re outside and a little kickoff of powder is fine, then there we go! It’s lightweight, mattifying (I like that becuase I get shiny) and the brush is very soft. Avène - MINERAL High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 I LOVE this mineral compact from avene. There are 2? Shades that come in the mineral compacts and they are both SPF 50. The colour I use is Biege and is a perfect match for my skin tone. It’s a cream to powder finish, so when you apply it with whatever tool you use, (I just use the puff the compact comes with) it instantly turns into a powder finish, mattifying your skin. of course, there is a mirror in the compact as well. What are your summer suncare essentials this year? I’d love to know!
Supergoop!-100% Mineral Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45
Hyperpigmentation, Melasma, PIH, Dark Spots...
Many people struggle with hyperpigmentation, especially those with medium and dark skin tones. So here’s a highly-requested simple routine to help quicken the fading of dark spots from acne, UV damage, and/or melasma. But remember that the best treatment is going to be useless if you don’t wear sunscreen and reapply every two hours! 1. Oil/Balm Cleanser: Makeup/ sunscreen can be hard to remove, so be sure to deep-clean skin with an oil-based cleanser! THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm is my fave for the price and quality combo. 2. Foam/Gel/Cream Cleanser: Get off any residual first cleanser and any leftover makeup. Make sure to thoroughly rinse but not use hot water. I’ve been testing CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin right now and love all the CeraVe cleansers for their affordability and gentleness! 3. Vitamin C /Alpha Arbutin: Vitamin C and alpha arbutin both inhibit melanin production- plus vitamin C fights off environmental damage and AA has the added benefit of slowly breaking down into hydroquinone in the skin. Use alone, alternate use, or try the fantastic (and surprisingly gentle) The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% serum. 4. Azelaic Acid: A gentle exfoliant to help short-term with pigmentation while also inhibiting melanin synthesis- plus its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, helping prevent acne that leads to dark spots. My preferred ingredient for reducing PIH! I love PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster but The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% is popular too! 5. Moisturizer: I prefer simple, nourishing moisturizers- I’m testing CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion (UltraLightweight) right now and enjoy the lightweight but soothing formulation. 6. Sunscreen: UV rays worsen hyperpigmentation, melasma, PIH, dark spots, and uneven tone. Any routine will be pretty much in vain if you’re not applying SPF every day and reapplying every two hours- it’s important for so many reasons related to skin, not including the cancer-prevention aspect. Some favourites of mine are PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 and PAULA'S CHOICE - Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30 , but I’ve recently tried and enjoy LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 and LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60 . The tinted LRP sunscreen specifically really evens out of my skin tone, but it’s hard to beat how soft PC’s Youth-Extending SPF 50 leaves my face!
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Azelaic Acid Booster
Camping routine for acne prone skin 🏕
Desperate times call for desperate measures. I really love camping, but the risk of breaking out is so much higher for me when I’m camping and don’t have access to my full routine. I did a bunch of research before my latest trip on the necessities and ways to cut corners in my routine without doing any damage to my skin. This routine was based off of three things objectives: It needed to keep my acne at bay. I wanted it be simple and use the smallest amount of water as possible (we had to ration our big jug of water). I wanted to use as many drugstore products as possible because they are the easiest to replace if something were to break / go missing. My products: BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Cleansing Water- amazing product and it helped take off all my makeup at night time. I opted for this over a cleansing balm in an attempt to conserve water. Benzagel - Acne Washhttps://benzagel.ca/product/acne-wash/ - I used this morning and night to help reduce chances of getting acne. I typically only use this at night, but this weekend I used it in both routines because 1) I could only fit one face wash and 2) I was really stressed about getting acne from my simplified routine and the extra bad food and drinks that we were having all weekend. Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer(fragrance free version) - My love for this moisturizer is very pure. It was kept my skin moisturized all day and night and it’s so affordable. A great choice for weekend trips. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50- I used this sunscreen on my face all weekend. It kept my skin dewy-looking and protected. It’s super lightweight and didn’t cause any break outs. Plus it’s a super travel-friendly (small) bottle. Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30- Loved using this sunscreen for my body, because it kept me protected from a sunburn, melts so easily into the skin and it also felt like it helped keep skin a little moisturized. Especially when I’m travelling light, I like products like this because it feels a little bit like a two-in-one moisturizer and spf. I wouldn’t suggest depending on this long term as a lotion, but in a pinch, I think it does the job. Plus it’s so affordable. The results: Skin was definitely not in the best shape when I got home (I used an acid toner to help with some texture and a vitamin c to help brighten) but my biggest relief is I had no pimples!! 🎉
The result to an effective skin care routine!
A year ago, I started being lazy and was not following my skin care routine. To give a little background about me, I’m a nurse who does shift work, so on days where I come off from a night shift, I would shower and only rinsed my face with water without using a cleanser. I then would apply my night cream and go to sleep. Fast forward, I started developing this tiny little bumps all over my face, occasional break out, hyperpigmentation and uneven texture. I would exfoliate at times but became inconsistent with it so It didn’t really clear up my skin. Back in March of this year, I became more frustrated as it was taking longer for me to clear up my skin and these tiny little bumps kept coming back (no they were not fungal acne as they were bigger in size and reddened)so I decided to change up my skin care products and made up a routine similar to the ones I see on my social media platform. SKIN TYPE Normal- Dry Combination Skin, Sensitive Morning Routine - Gentle Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin - Vit C pura d'or - 20% Vitamin C Serum - Niacinamide The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - HA depending on my mood. I use different kinds . HADALABO - Gokujyun Premium Lotion or COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence - Moisturizer if I feel like my face needs extra hydration otherwise I would skip this part CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin or LA ROCHE-POSAY - Lipikar Balm AP + Body Cream - SUNSCREEN!! LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 or LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30 NIGHT ROUTINE - Double Cleanse heimish - Heimish All Clean Balm or The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser followed by CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin - Toner COSRX - AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner or PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator - If I am not using any of the toners mentioned above, then I would use this The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA On the nights I use retinol, I don’t use any chemical exfoliants at all PAULA'S CHOICE - Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment, 30ml - Moisturizer CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin -Facial Oil The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane or DERMA•E - Rejuvenating Sage & Lavender Face Oil This was my routine for 4 months. And now of course I’ve changed up few things in my routine. All of these products helped cleared up my skin issues. As you can see, my face is looking much better!!
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
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