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The Right Way to Use Sunscreen

This season, you are probably spending every moment you possibly can outside (remember winter? let’s not). Our skin is exposed and vulnerable more often than we realize—driving around with the windows down, having lunch on a restaurant patio, enjoying a stroll in the park—and exposure to damaging rays is no joke. Putting on sunscreen should be as normal a part of your beauty routine as your favorite mascara.

Now is the time to make sure you’re using the right kind sunscreen and that you’re also using it correctly. Remember, the sun doesn’t have your back, it burns it. 

Beware of high numbers.
Cast a wary glance at sunscreens that boast an SPF higher than 50. SPF (or sun protection factor) is basically a number that translates to how long you can stay exposed to the sun without burning. For example, SPF of 15 means that it will take 15 times as long for your skin to burn. When the number gets to over 50, that’s where the rule doesn’t apply. An SPF of 30 to 50 is adequate enough. 

Look for “broad spectrum” formulas.
Did you know that there are two types of rays that the sun emits? They are UVA and UVB. UVA can damage skin on a more deeper level, while UVB is the ray that causes sunburns. Broad spectrum sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Try: Eve Lom Daily Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen. 

How much to use.
You know how it’s recommended to use a quarter-sized amount of shampoo when washing your hair? With sunscreen it’s the opposite. You’ll want to use an ounce, which equals out to about the size of a shot glass.

When to put it on.
Your skin needs to soak up the sunscreen in order to give proper protection. You can’t just slap some on and immediately run outside! Apply the lotion about 15 to 30 minutes prior to stepping out in the world.

Put in on everywhere.
You’ll want to make sure you get all of your body’s exposed areas. Watch out for the back of your neck, shoulders, chest, ears and even your hands! 

Don’t forget to reapply.
Even if a sunscreen is waterproof, it can still be wiped off with a towel or come off when sweating. Make sure to reapply every couple of hours. If you’re in the pool, reapply as soon as you get out.

Your pucker needs protection too.
News flash: lips can fall victim to sun damage too, and sunburned lips are a hell all its own. Protect them with a lip balm that contains SPF. 

 

(Original Post:https://www.beautylish.com/a/vzrry/the-right-way-to-use-sunscreen)

YOUR PERFECT LIPSTICK SHADE IS APPARENTLY THE SAME COLOR AS YOUR NIPPLES!?

You learn something new every day! That's what keeps life interesting, my friends.

Today's tidbit of knowledge comes from The Doctors, who posit the theory that your best lipstick shade is one that matches your nipple color. (I don't make the news, folks; I just report it!)

The reason behind this is nature really is the best colorist, and she knows what compliments your skin tone best. I guess it makes sense?! Kind of!? Maybe?

Watch the segment below and then let me know how long it takes you to get out all your lipsticks, take off your shirt, and get to work.https://youtu.be/HTx3XVMTJJc

 

(Original Post:http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/makeup/a9621924/your-perfect-lipstick-shade-is-apparently-the-same-color-as-your-nipples/)

 

Let it Glow: Pro Tips for a Radiant Complexion

Here are a few of my pro tips (plus some easy fixes) for a natural, effortless makeup application that will leave you aglow.

Exfoliate:

Using a gentle exfoliating product or even a soft washcloth helps remove dead skin that, mixing with perspiration, clogs pores. A good exfoliation will leave the surface of the skin freshened to give you a smoother canvas to apply foundation.

James’s Pick: Twinmedix Resurface

Tone:

Using a gentle toner is perfect for warm summer months. It removes excess dirt and cleanser, but it also serves several other purposes. Toner can help achieve the appearance of smaller pores, restore the pH balance  of your skin, and add a layer of weightless protection. A spray toner is also a brilliant way to add a little extra moisture for even the oiliest skins. This humectant’s properties are more subtle. With a simple spritz, you can refresh the skin and restore your makeup’s placement all day long.

James’s Pick: Embryolisse Rosamelis 

Moisturize:

The heat can quickly dry out your skin. Drink water (of course) and use a lightweight moisturizer to help your skin remain soft and hydrated this summer. You can keep it simple with a basic moisturizer, or, for some added protection, try one of the new breeds of products that contain sunscreen. You can also opt for a tinted moisturizer that will provide light coverage while protecting and fortifying the skin.

James’s Pick: rms beauty Raw Coconut Cream, $18 - $42 | Shop it 

Protect:

Even if your moisturizer contains SPF, you should use a separate sunscreen with a much higher SPF for added and necessary protection. A lightweight sunscreen that is safe for use on the face is a favorite in the kits of professional artists. There are many on the market that can match your personal preferences and price range. Look for a formula that is lightweight and dries quickly. Be sure to carry this product with you all day if you are enjoying time in the sun -- it will need to be reapplied.

James’s Pick: Eve Lom Daily Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen, $90 | Shop it

Cover:

My advice for summer weather complexion is to keep your foundation sheer and waterproof. Many makeup companies make waterproof and sweat-proof formulas that will withstand brutal summer temperatures. While most liquid formulas are not designed to give much more than sheer or light coverage, they can be an easy way to even out tone and allow you to simply conceal the spots that need additional cover.

James’s Pick: MAKE UP FOR EVER Face and Body Liquid Make-up

Bronze:

For a natural, sun-kissed, sophisticated glow, try brushing on a light powder bronzer. The powder will stay put and not smear like some liquid bronzers and will also add some additional setting properties. For the most natural look, choose a bronzer that is matte in finish and a hue that is one to two shades darker than your complexion. Apply the bronzer using a powder brush along the parts of the face that would naturally get more sun: start at your temple and follow the natural contour downward from your forehead across the highest point of the cheekbone. Add bronzer onto your chin and down the center of the nose. Finish by applying to any exposed skin such as shoulders or décolletage.

James’s Pick: Anastasia Contour Kit, $40 | Shop it

Highlight:

Summer is all about sun-kissed light, so it makes sense that we would add highlights to a face that we just warmed up with bronzer. Powder highlighters should add soft shine and subtle shimmer onto the areas of the face you wish to lift or illuminate. With a small detail brush, add a touch of luminosity to the brow bone, cheek bone, bow of the lip, and along the highest points of the collar bone.

James’s Pick: Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder Candlelight, $44 | Shop it

Set:

Powder is not the only product designed to keep things perfectly put. I recommend using a setting spray to keep your makeup from moving. Choose a lightweight, long-lasting, professional setting spray. Keep it twelve inches from the face and apply in an even stream to set makeup and bring back shine to the skin. Have a touch-up powder on hand to remove excess shine, especially down the center of the face.

James’s Picks: Model In a Bottle Setting Spray;  Inglot SSS Powder

Final Touch:

Complete this gorgeous summer glow with other waterproof products that stay all day even in intense summer conditions. Waterproof mascara, waterproof cream shadow and liner, and a soft, high shine lip will add to your glow. Just be sure to avoid hard lines and edges. Most of all be sure to have fun and let that inner light shine through. Your glow is guaranteed to stay looking great.

 

(Original Post: https://www.beautylish.com/a/vzrzq/let-it-glow-pro-tips-for-a-radiant-complexion)