By Morgan Smith, Aesthetician – Panama City, Florida
Are you wondering what products you should be using this summer to protect yourself from all that UV exposure and heat? Well, let’s start with your sun protection factor (SPF) choice. With so many options to choose from, it can get confusing on what is effective and safe for your face! When it comes to protecting my skin from those damaging UVA and UVB rays, my go-to choice for sunscreen is Obagi® Sun Shield Matte. It’s recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation and contains physical and chemical SPF. Not to mention it also contains an SPF of 50 and dries on the skin into a matte finish, which allows the product to be easily worn under any makeup. Wearing an SPF 50 daily, like the Sun Shield Matte, can help decrease your risk of skin reddening, sunburn, brown spots, accelerated signs of aging and skin cancer.
And for skin soothing? For me when it comes to the heat, nothing soothes skin better than SkinCeuticals® Phyto Corrective Masque. This masque contains highly concentrated botanical extracts, a calming dipeptide and hyaluronic acid to immediately soothe and replenish temporary skin reactivity. This intensive calming facial mask cools on contact, comforts skin sensitivity, and helps restore your natural radiance and smoothness. It is also great for skin post-workout or just after a hot shower! Just apply the masque to clean skin for 10-15 minutes then rinse with cool water. Even better, you can apply this masque 2-3 times a week.
As always check with your aesthetician to make sure these products can be combined into your skin care routine, and don’t let the sun get in the way of your fun this summer! Be sun smart and stay protected!
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