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Do you apply foundation in a way that minimizes movement of your sunscreen?

If I’m going out during the day, as in when there’s ANY significant sunlight, I’ll wear sunscreen under my foundation. This includes if I go out at like 6:00 pm and the sun sets at 7:00 pm haha. Yes, I know I’m crazy. For reference, I wear a mineral-sunscreen mixed with a bit of mattifying … Continue reading

Come Out! (With Your Skin Care) Adrianna Lenko!

Introduction: Adrianna lives in a hot climate that’s fortunately, also dry rather than humid year round. She describes her skin as oily that’s also acne-prone. The acne is predominately whiteheads and blackheads, with more inflammatory forms appearing every few months. As a result, she has several physical “ice pick” scars on the cheek area. She also has issues with flakiness that she … Continue reading

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer SPF 15

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer SPF 15: ($20.95 for 2 oz) Positives: This is an inorganic sunscreen that also contains moderate amounts of vitamins C and E, as well as CoQ10 or ubiquinone, which have all been shown to work synergistically with the active ingredients in chemical sunscreens to provide additional sun protection. In physical sunscreens, they still does provide additional sun protection, just in … Continue reading

Why and How to Mix Sunscreens

Question: Why should I mix sunscreens? Answer: There are several plausible scenarios where mixing a sunscreen with another skin care product would yield a desirable outcome. The reasons can usually be placed under two broad categories: a cosmetic or formulary concern. A cosmetic concern would be if for example, you’d like the sunscreen to mattify more quickly or to … Continue reading

Come Out! (With Your Skin Care) Lisa Thompson!

Introduction: Lisa is middle-aged and blessed with “normal” skin, meaning that she experiences only mild bouts of dry or oily skin; any deviations are likely the result of seasonal changes in the weather. But no extreme climate conditions are experienced as Lisa spends most of her time indoors. However, this doesn’t mean that Lisa has no issues when it comes to her skin. … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail: Updated Skin Care History

Current Routine: Morning: Part 1: For a more detailed explanation, click HERE. Cleanser: (Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser) Toner: (Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner) Treatment: (Paula’s Choice CLEAR Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution) Lip Moisturizer: (MAC Lip Conditioner in a Tube)                                    OR Lip Moisturizer with SPF: (Jack Black Black Tea and Blackberry Intense … Continue reading

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15: ($11.19 for 4.0 oz) Positives: As a sunscreen, this product is an excellent chemical-based one! Not only does it contain 3% avobenzone, but it also contains (drum roll please) 10% octocrylene, which will ensure the stability and enhanced performance of avobenzone and its ability to provide UVA protection. Granted, you should still reapply … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail Part V

Morning: Moisturizer with SPF: Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Sensitive, SPF 30+. I like this because it contains 10% zinc oxide and 5% titanium dioxide, is cosmetically elegant, and again I don’t have to wait 30 minutes after applying to go out into the sun. I’m also thrilled that the manufacturers didn’t reverse the two percentages because zinc … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail Part II

Morning Part 2: Moisturizer: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel OR Paula’s Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Serum. The Moisture Gel is reserved, yep you guessed it, for when I’m indoors. Surprise, surprise. On the other hand, the RESIST Serum is applied under my sunscreen and foundation; it acts as an additional layer of (antioxidant) protection against … Continue reading

Shopping for Skin Care in Detail: Get Involved

Get involved continued… Now, depending on how enthusiastic or keen you are to aggressively perfecting your skin care routine, you can begin researching ingredient profiles on a variety of websites. FYI, my favorites ones are listed either in my “Useful Websites” or “Skin Care Loves” category of the Links section visible on the homepage. I also have … Continue reading

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