Monday Product Education Part Three! Sun Protection
We carry SkinMedica’s Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen SPF 30+. It can be applied over makeup, it is oil- and fragrance-free, and contains micronized forms of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide so it settles smoothly without the typical white pasty appearance of most SPF’s. The best way to apply is to warm a pea-sized amount of the product by rubbing it between your hands then pressing into the skin (which is why it can be applied over makeup). Some find that it refreshes the appearance of makeup and mattifies the oil sheen from the day.
Don’t be fooled! This post may be short but it is easily the most important step of all. Living in an area that is cloudy and rainy doesn’t mean you are safe from the sun’s harmful rays. Sunscreen application is important every single day even if you work indoors all day because even the smallest bit of exposure can lead to increased melanin production which leads to dark spots, collagen breakdown which leads to sagging and wrinkles, and increased risk of skin cancer.