Lipgloss Break: sun protection
Showing posts with label sun protection. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sun protection. Show all posts

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 Review


I'm all about sunscreen in the spring and summer, and I usually use a higher SPF on my face when in the sun. I'm currently loving Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50. It's a daily moisturizer that provides great protection from the sun, while helping to minimize aging. It's a medium-weight moisturizer, and so far hasn't caused me any breakouts or rosacea (I've used it about 10x). 

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery has no artificial fragrances, colors or parabens. Since it's a little bit thicker, I feel like I need to use a little more than my lighter moisturizer to get full coverage on my face. Plus, if I'm going to be in the sun, I like to make sure I'm evenly covered. This moisturizer blends in really well.

Some of the additional benefits listed on the Dermalogica site include:
 - long lasting hydration
 - controls triggers that lead to aging skin

This is the second Dermalogica product I have tried and have really enjoyed. Check out my review of Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster. Have you tried out Dermalogica products before? If so, which ones are your favorite? Please share in the comments below! 

A tip from Dermalogica: always protect your skin with SPF on a daily basis to protect against skin-aging environmental assault. 

Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.




What's in my Beach Bag? Sun Bum SPF 30!

I definitely consider myself a 'Sun Bum' in the Michigan Spring/Summer time. My coworker always teases me because whenever the sun is out I can always be found working on our office deck. But I'm also very cautious to make sure I'm fully protected by sunscreen when outside.

Just the name of this sun protection line had me hooked. I received a sample of Sun Bum SPF 30 Continuous Spray and the lip balms to try out. I tried them out this past weekend while out on the lake and they kept both me and husband burn free! They are a new essential for my weekend beach bag.

The Continuous Spray sunscreen provided great coverage and made for easy application. I could even get my back covered without help! Sun Bum SPF 30 is water proof and sweat proof, paraben free, oil free and hypoallergenic. To top it off, it smells like the beach, coconut and sand. Retails for $15.99 and can be purchased online and at select retailers.

The lip balms are great too. Normally I'm not a fan of wax based lip balms, but this one goes on smooth and doesn't dry out lips or have a thick waxy feeling to it. It's super moisturizing! All of their fun flavors (my favorite so far is Banana) contain cocoa butter, and are PABA free. Other tasty flavors include Mango, Key Lime, Coconut, Pint Guava and Pomegranate. Sun Bum lip balms are $3.99 a piece and can be purchased online. These are steal for how moisturizing and tasty they are, with the added benefit of SPF.

Do you wear sunscreen? I hope everyone comments 'yes' below! Take my advice and wear your sunscreen...you'll thank me later!




Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection / Parsol® 1789 Ultra Waterproof / Ultra Sweatproof Paraben Free / PABA Free / Oil Free Hypoallergenic Photostable Vitamin E Enriched - See more at: http://shop.trustthebum.com/spf-30-continuous-spray-sunscreen/#sthash.YWA8GTCU.dpuf
Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection / Parsol® 1789 Ultra Waterproof / Ultra Sweatproof Paraben Free / PABA Free / Oil Free Hypoallergenic Photostable Vitamin E Enriched - See more at: http://shop.trustthebum.com/spf-30-continuous-spray-sunscreen/#sthash.YWA8GTCU.dpuf
Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection / Parsol® 1789 Ultra Waterproof / Ultra Sweatproof Paraben Free / PABA Free / Oil Free Hypoallergenic Photostable Vitamin E Enriched - See more at: http://shop.trustthebum.com/spf-30-continuous-spray-sunscreen/#sthash.YWA8GTCU.dpuf
Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection / Parsol® 1789 Ultra Waterproof / Ultra Sweatproof Paraben Free / PABA Free / Oil Free Hypoallergenic Photostable Vitamin E Enriched - See more at: http://shop.trustthebum.com/spf-30-continuous-spray-sunscreen/#sthash.YWA8GTCU.dpuf
This easy to use, ultra sheer/dry touch continuous spray formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while enriching your skin with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, which are the main cause of premature skin aging.
Features / Benefits
  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection / Parsol® 1789
  • Ultra Waterproof / Ultra Sweatproof
  • Paraben Free / PABA Free / Oil Free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Photostable
  • Vitamin E Enriched
- See more at: http://shop.trustthebum.com/spf-30-continuous-spray-sunscreen/#sthash.YWA8GTCU.dpuf


What's in My Beach Bag? Sothys After-Sun

No matter how much sunscreen you use, after being out in the sun all day, your skin is going to experience some damage, whether it be a sun burn or drying, you need to moisturize at the end of the day.

I've found Sothys Soothing After-Sun lotion, part of Sothys's Cellu-Guard Sun Care line, to be a perfect way to end my day after being out in the sun. It's refreshing, almost citrus-y, scent isn't over-powering, and it immediately softens my skin. It contains soothing active ingredients, and prevents photo-induced aging. It soaks in pretty fast and doesn't leave me greasy or stain my clothing.

I'll admit, I got a pretty bad burn this summer (in spots that I missed sunscreen) and I've used Sothys Soothing After Sun lotion to help moisturize and prevent peeling.



Find Your SPF Number

Going in the sun this summer? This article is a must read. Paula Begoun from The Cosmetics Cop writes about how to find your perfect SPF number. It's pretty lengthy, so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

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The Basics
Sun protection is an everyday must for anyone concerned with keeping their skin in top shape (and that includes avoiding wrinkles, brown discolorations, building collagen, keeping skin firm, and even preventing skin cancer). SPF 15 is the minimum rating to look for and greater is better for some skin colors and conditions; all sunscreens must be liberally applied; and UVA protection is critical.

UVA protection depends on the active ingredients in the product you are using so be sure one or more of these active ingredients are included: avobenzone (sometimes listed as butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane), titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, Mexoryl (ecamsule) or, outside the U.S., Tinosorb.

Decisions, Decisions
There are several important factors that influence how you choose and should apply a sunscreen:

  1. How long you are going to be in the sun or sitting next to a window (UVA radiation, the sun's most damaging rays, come through windows). The longer you are going to be in the sun or exposed to UVA radiation via windows the higher the SPF number you need to look for.
  2. Are you willing to apply your chosen sunscreen liberally? No matter what SPF rating you choose, you have to apply it liberally. If you aren't applying it liberally always go for a higher number to assure you are getting as much sunscreen ingredients on your skin as possible.
  3. Will you be swimming or perspiring heavily? If so, go for sunscreens labeled water resistant or very water resistant. Be sure to reapply as directed, especially after toweling off.

You'll also want to take into consideration your skin type and whether or not you'll be wearing makeup.

  1. Those with normal to dry skin should use sunscreens in a lotion or cream base.
  2. Those with oily or combination skin should go for sunscreens formulated in a lightweight lotion with a matte finish, a liquid, or an alcohol-free gel base. Many spray-on sunscreens are excellent for oily skin.
  3. If you're going to be wearing foundation, you can choose a foundation with sunscreen and pair it with a moisturizer with sunscreen and a pressed powder with sunscreen!
What's Your Rating?
Your ideal SPF number is a multiplication figure based on your skin color and the SPF number on the product.

REGARDLESS OF YOUR SKIN COLOR AND HOW EASILY YOU TAN, WRINKLES, SKIN DISCOLORATIONS, AND SKIN CANCERS ARE PRIMARILY CAUSED BY UNPROTECTED SUN EXPOSURE!

Next, Do the Math:

  • Your Level of Sunburn Risk x by the SPF Rating = Safe Sun Exposure for Your Skin Color
  • The SPF number is a rating that determines how long you can stay in the sun without burning when you wear that product without needing to reapply it. It does not indicate quality of protection, just length of time. Here's how to do the math. If you have:
    • Level 1 skin (very fair): That means you usually get a burn in about 15 to 20 minutes of unprotected sun exposure. Determining your skin's response to various SPF ratings works like this:
      • SPF 15 x 20 minutes = 300 minutes (5 hours) of protection
      • SPF 30 x 20 minutes = 600 minutes (10 hours) of protection
      • SPF 45 x 20 minutes = 900 minutes (15 hours) of protection
    • Level 2 skin (fair to light): That means you usually get a burn in about 30 minutes of unprotected sun exposure. Determining your skin's response to various SPF ratings works like this:
      • SPF 15 x 30 minutes = 450 minutes (7.5 hours) of protection
      • SPF 30 x 30 minutes = 900 minutes (15 hours) of protection
      • SPF 45 x 30 minutes = 1,350 minutes (22.5 hours) of protection
    • Level 3 skin (light to medium/olive): That means you usually get a burn in about 40 minutes of unprotected sun exposure. Determining your skin's response to various SPF ratings works like this:
      • SPF 15 x 40 minutes = 600 minutes (10 hours) of protection
      • SPF 30 x 40 minutes = 1,200 minutes (20 hours) of protection
      • SPF 45 x 40 minutes = 1,800 minutes (30 hours) of protection
    • Level 4 skin (medium to tan): That means you usually get a burn in about 60 minutes of unprotected sun exposure. Determining your skin's response to various SPF ratings works like this:
      • SPF 15 x 60 minutes = 900 minutes (15 hours) of protection
      • SPF 30 x 60 minutes = 1,800 minutes (30 hours) of protection
      • SPF 45 x 60 minutes = 2,700 minutes (45 hours) of protection
    • Level 5 and Level 6 skin (brown to dark brown or black): That means you usually get a burn in about 120 minutes (2 hours) of unprotected sun exposure. Determining your skin's response to various SPF ratings works like this:
      • SPF 15 x 120 minutes = 1.800 minutes (*30 hours) of protection
      • SPF 30 x 120 minutes = 3,600 minutes (60 hours) of protection
      • SPF 45 x 120 minutes = 5,400 minutes (90 hours) of protection
*Note that level 5 and 6 skin should do just fine with a well-formulated sunscreen rated SPF 15. However, liberal applications is still important. If you do not think you'll be applying the sunscreen as liberally as you should, consider a sunscreen rated SPF 30.