Just as your wardrobe has its classic, go to pieces – your killer black pants, fabulous nude slingbacks, perfectly cut blazer,
your skin care wardrobe has its must have, year round pieces too.
The most important of which
is your facial SPF.
Nothing ages you more quickly or more savagely than the sun.
Not worried about aging?
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Well, basal cell carcinomas and melanomas being removed from your face,
leaving holes and scars should have you worried.
Its not worth the grief,
just use a good facial SPF every day,
and be done with it.
Now for those of you who have already tried some of the facial SPFs out there
and suffered through subsequent clogged pores and breakouts,
shiny skin and makeup that won’t stay on,
or if you’re new to the facial SPF market
here are my top four facial SPF products to try.
These all give major sun protection
don’t clog your pores
and won’t mess with your makeup.
My personal favorite, worn everyday of the year is
Neutrogena Dry Touch SPF 85 with helioplex.
I go for the highest SPF possible, just for the extra length of protection.
I have mad love for La Roche-Posay Athelios SPF 60
This one is big time recommended by dermatologists and plastics doctors
for patients who have had lazer/glycolics/ any big resurfacing done.
It is super skin friendly and very lightweight.
Its actually the SPF I carry in my pro makeup kit to use on clients when we’re shooting outdoors,
on beaches, by the water etc.
NIA 24 Sun Damage Prevention SPF 30
is another dermatologist recommended product.
It has the highest available UVA shield (UVA = aging, UVB = burning)
and pro niacin to speed cell turnover and diminish the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation.
Clarins is a fabulous skin care line that I am falling in love with all over again
after Air France gave me a collection of their products.
The Clarins UV + HP Multi Protection Day Screen SPF 40
not only gives great protection, but also mattifies the skin, almost like a primer.
Mineral filters and plant polymers absorb oil and protect the skin while fighting greasiness.
It also has a potent antioxidant to fight off free radicals.
…and don’t forget, whichever product you use needs to be applied liberally, everyday.
Make sure you get your neck, ears and decollete too!