It’s no secret that healthy skin starts from the inside. The nutrients that keep your skin youthful and glowing are found in several different vitamins.
You might think you can skip applying sunscreen once the winter months begin. This is NOT a good idea. The sun’s harmful rays are still as active as they are during summer. Cool temperatures do not equal safe sun exposure. Here are four reasons why you should be applying sunscreen year round!
1. Radiation Reflection On Snow
It’s important to protect yourself in the winter. Studies show that Almost 80 percent of UV radiation is reflected from snow while only 25 percent from sand. Think about this before you begin your day. This can be especially dangerous for those that practice winter sports such as snowboarding and skiing.
2. Your Skin Will Age More Slowly
Skin-aging UVA rays are just as present and harmful in the winter because they penetrate clouds. These are the same rays that cause wrinkles and fine lines. Want to look younger for a longer period of time? Apply sunscreen daily – even during winter!
3. Winter Conditions Remove Sunscreen Faster
You’re likely to sweat off some sunscreen and reapply at the beach. What most people don’t realize is that wintry conditions erode your sunscreen even faster. The Skin Cancer Foundation warns that snow and winds wear away sunscreen and reduce its effectiveness, so during winter, you can’t just apply in the morning and assume you’re protected all day. Instead, it’s recommended that during winter you reapply every two hours, and immediately after sweating.
4. Infrared Light Is Also Harmful
Some data dictates that pigment cells can be harmed not only by the sun’s UV rays but even by lower doses of ambient and infrared light, emitted by your computer screen or overhead lamps.
I love Cellular LaboratoriesDe-Aging Sunscreen for its non-oily versatility! And better yet, it’s a Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, so it’s just what you need for year-round skin protection.
Another amazing product from my skincare line is Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Day Creme SPF 20
Cellular Laboratories De-Aging Moisturizing Day Crème with Sunscreen SPF 20 helps to protect the skin from premature aging brought on by harsh environments and the sun. Vitamins help make the skin smooth and soft while protecting against free radicals. Use this day crème to promote proper moisture retention, as a great makeup base that preps your skin for makeup application, and to keep your makeup in place and looking fresh throughout the day.
Motives® Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation with SPF 15 is a great solution for sunscreen when you want to wear makeup. A 3-in-1 foundation that provides the superior, buildable coverage of a crème foundation while offering SPF and primer, with the natural-looking, sheer finish of a powder foundation. This foundation hides discolorations and covers skin with a fine, light-diffusing layer to minimize pores and imperfections for clear, satiny-smooth skin under any lighting.
And I have great news for my Custom Blend foundation clients! The minerals contain a sunscreen naturally AND we can even increase the SPF with enhancers, so you’re covered!
Are you confused and unsure about the differences between different sunscreens and what they protect you from? You can learn more about sunscreen? Read my article EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUNSCREEN.
Stay protected and beautiful this winter! XOXO
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One of the most asked for demos during my make up lesson sessions is: How to color correct?
What is color correcting?
Before you can begin to even think about contouring or applying bronzer, you have to lay the foundation (so to speak) for a flawless finish. Color correcting will help you eliminate your complexion concerns by neutralizing imperfections.
You have to use the correct tones to neutralize different areas on your face-the opposite color on the color wheel. This all starts with understanding color theory.
Now I’m not going to go into depth and teach a full blown color theory class, that’s what I do during my Custom Blend Cosmetics class, but I will teach you enough to aid you in covering up those pesky under eye circles, or even blemishes you may have.
Now if you’re anything like me, I love visual guides, so I find this helpful, but I also have an interactive tool that you can use. Check it out here.
Now that you know what colors will neutralize which tones. What are you going to use, and how will you use it?
I LOVE the Motives Color Correction Quads. Not only are they super creamy, very pigmented, but they are also easy to blend. You also get a pretty decent amount, so they will last for quite a long time. Motives offers two, a light to medium and tan to deep.
Here is a great demo by @elymarino
Still not convinced that you can do it?
I actually do personal consults with anyone that purchases a Motives Color Correction Quad from me and it doesn’t matter where you live, I will do a live video session. I also have a more detailed guide that I will give you.
So I hope that I have given you enough to empower you to give it a try!