Archive for the ‘Sunburn & Sun Damage’ Category

Do you know how to hide a sunburn with your makeup?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Do you know how to hide a sunburn with your makeup?

You might have had a great time on your vacation to the tropics, but spending too much time under the sun may have left you with an icky sunburn. No one wants to be seen with a red tinge on her face, and with the right makeup, you don't have to walk around with your souvenir from the sun.

First, use your bronzer to your advantage. Become Gorgeous claims that bronzer can be your best friend in a fight against a sunburn – the tint of the makeup can efficiently hide redness. Just be sure to evenly distribute it  over your face – not just on the burn – to create a flawless appearance.

Next, Daily Makeover encourages the use of a yellow-tinted powder to further hide any signs of redness from the sun. A loose powder can also be more comfortable on your skin as it recovers, unlike a cream formula.

Finally, make sure you take the proper preventative measures to keep your skin from suffering the wrath of the sun in the future. Many cosmetics now include SPF to help you maintain the health of your skin by protecting against ultraviolet rays.

Three effective skincare tips for winter lovers

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Three effective skincare tips for winter loversIf you love winter sports such as skiing or you simply enjoy spending time outdoors, you’re likely going to need to give your skin a little extra TLC once the cold weather rolls in. It’s no secret that chilly temperatures can do damage to your complexion, even if you’re adamant about moisturizing. Here are some tips for the ski bunnies and winter lovers out there who will be braving the cold.

1. Don’t forget about the sun.
The sun might not be its strongest during the winter, but The Huffington Post reports that its ultraviolet rays can still have a damaging effect on skin. Consider a product such as Dermablend Cover Creme SPF 30 to even out your complexion and avoid a scorching from the sun.

2. Moisturize often.
As The Telegraph reports, it may not be enough to moisturize just once a day during the winter, especially if you have dry skin. Don’t be shy about re-applying your Dermalogica products throughout the day to stay hydrated.

3. Take care of your lips!
Chapped lips go hand-in-hand with winter, but they don’t have to be a seasonal mainstay. Keep lip gloss on hand to ensure that your pout is always moist and beautiful.

Caring for your Skin Type

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Caring for your Skin Type infographics


Caring for your Skin Type

Adopt this habits for your unique skin type to maintain an even, blemish-free tone!

  1. Dry Skin: Tight & Uncomfortable
    • Skip the morning wash with soap and use plain water instead. Applying moisturizer frequently helps skin produce and retain natural oils.
  2. Sun Damaged: Spots & Wrinkles
    • While you can’t undo the effects of sun damage, you can prevent further wreckage by always applying sunscreen before heading outside.
  3. Sensitive Skin: Stinging & Burning
    • Reduce exposure to irritating chemicals by avoiding products that contain fragrance, alcohol or acidic ingredients. Stick to well-known and trusted professional skin care products.
  4. Oil & Acne: Shine & Pimples
    • Wash your face 2-3 times daily with a gentle cleanser. Use a light, oil-free moisturizer that won’t clog pores or irritate pimples.


How not be turned to a Human Lobster?

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Suncare for your skin infographics


Hey Gorgeous, Miss a Spot?

Regularly applying sunscreen will keep you from looking like a human lobster. It is also reduces the possibility of wrinkles later on down the line. Sometimes, despite your diligence, a few places can get passed over.
Here are some commonly missed spots that you seriously don’t want to burn!

  • Ears
  • Neck
  • Tops of Hands
  • Back of Knees
  • Tops of Feet

The importance of sunscreen

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Combine your makeup and sunscreen routines.When you were a little kid, before you could go frolic in the waves or in the park, your mother probably held you down while slathering you in sunscreen. (You may or may not have been throwing a tantrum.) Alright, it's no secret that children don't want to pause to put on their sunblock. But as you get older, you need to remember this crucial step, even when mom's not around to force you to.

Sun damage is no joke. Harmful UV rays can do a real number on your skin, and it's not just aesthetic. Yes, too much sun exposure can lead to wrinkles and age spots, but it can also cause deadly diseases like melanoma – the deadliest form of cancer.

Not sure you can remember to put your sunscreen on every day? Don't worry – build those SPFs into your daily routine by purchasing makeup and lotion products that contain sun protection! Many different types of foundation come with SPFs of 15, 25 and even higher, so you can put on your makeup and your sunscreen in one fell swoop. If you don't want to switch foundations, you can buy translucent powders that not only set your makeup and give you a dewy glow, but offer added sun protection at the same time.

For fellas, plenty of face lotions contain sunscreen. Apply a little lotion after your get out of the shower or finish shaving to moisturize and protect yourself all at once.