finishing Touches: Moisturizers & Sunscreens

We’re finally here. On to the last step in your skincare routine. How will you seal all those products into your skin and give it that final barrier it needs to protect it from this crazy environment?! I’ll tell you.

Moisturizers are fun (weird way to describe them, but seriously, I love them). There’s so many options and I have yet to find one that I don’t love. I’ll share three of my absolute favorite, gotta-have-them, buy-them-right-now, moisturizers and two sunscreens I’ve come to swear by. I stay away from moisturizers that are stricly for one “skin-type”. If you have dry skin it’s because your body is asking for something. Drink more water, eat a little better, get your fruits and veggies. Your skin conditions are typically an indication of whats happening inside of your body, pay attention.

Skin also changes, so I don’t want to commit myself to a full size product that only helps oily skin or that I can ONLY use in the Summer or Winter.

Now onto the good stuff…

Everybody knows I love Tatcha, so of course, I had to include The Water Cream on my list of loved ones. It’s light weight, goes on literally like water and it made my typically oily/combination skin behave. This moisturizer helps with dullness and uneven texture (a problem I have often suffered from), dryness, and pores. You don’t have to have dry skin to use this, it’s great for all skin types.

Next up, The Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer by FRESH. Much like the water cream, this is light weight and goes on smooth. It is a youth preserve so it targets fine lines and wrinkles, but this product is great for the early 20’s-30’s range because it’s made to help with early fine lines. Also great for all skin types.

Last but not least, Tidal Brightening Enyzme Water Cream by Sunday Riley. This stuff is no joke; just like every other Sunday Riley product. They’re pricey but THEY WORK. It’s great for all skin types and targets dryness, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Again, you don’t have to have dry skin to use this. It’s lightweight and glides on, much like the other two.

If you don’t wear SPF you better get with the program

It doesn’t matter if it’s raining or if it’s winter. The sun is still in the sky and you should STILL apply SPF.

When you go to the beach, you (ideally) reapply sunscreen every 15-30 minutes depending on the strength. If you’re using anything less than 50, 70 or 100, I suggest reapplying AT LEAST every 30-45 minutes. Anyway, think of your face the same way only WAY more sensitive and exposed.

The SPF in your make-up is probably not high enough to protect you all day. I like to use a setting spray with SPF in it and I carry it with me (especially if I know i’ll be in the sun all day).

Keep in mind that you aren’t just protecting your skin from skin cancer, but from wrinkles and dark spots!

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