Archive: Skincare

Answers: What’s the right thing to do if you get a sunburn?

No matter how hard we try to follow the rules of sun safety, sometimes we still get burned. Some days, we don’t reapply SPF often enough; on others—like an overcast afternoon (“the most dangerous day at the beach,” according to dermatologist Margaret Weiss, M.D.)—we don’t even realize the sun is out. Vogue asked the experts for their best tips for finding instant relief—and getting ahead of the damage cycle.

Here are all the tips you know from skincancer.org via Vogue:

POP A PILL
At the beach, by the pool, “if you start seeing red while you’re still outside, you’re in trouble,” says Weiss, assistant professor of dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As a preemptive strike against swelling and inflammation, she suggests immediately taking an ibuprofen.

CHILL OUT
To lower overall body temperature after a scorcher, Elizabeth K. Hale, M.D., clinical associate professor of dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center, suggests a cool bath or shower, or better yet, a cold milk compress. The protein and fat in milk—whole milk, especially—will help to ease discomfort better than plain water, she says.

SEE A DERM
For patients with blistering skin, derms like Robert J. Friedman, M.D., suggests over-the-counter topical steroids (hydrocortisone); Dr. Hale puts some patients under infrared LED lights to help reduce redness. “[For sunburns] it does take out some of that inflammation, and this could potentially decrease long-term damage to the skin,” she says.

HEAL—DON’T PEEL!
Once burned skin starts to peel, the urge to “help it along,” says Los Angeles derm Karyn Grossman, M.D., can be irresistible. However, picking away dead layers or using exfoliants or treatment products (even your usual AHAs or glycolics) can make matters worse, exposing raw, fragile skin to the elements. Instead, says Grossman, “let it gently come off on its own. Keep skin super-hydrated with plain products like CeraVe or Cetaphil. Use Aquaphor on blisters at bedtime.” Weiss advises patients to avoid anything containing topical Benadryl (“or anything that ends in ‘dryl’—caladryl for instance”), which can potentially further sensitize skin or cause a rash. And, make sure to stay hydrated, drinking plenty of fluids.

What is your protection plan for incidental sun exposure?

Did you know that just a few minutes of incidental sun exposure continuously over the course of years can have dire effects on the way your skin looks and feels?

While practicing safe sunning at the beach is key, a whopping 80% of your lifetime sun exposure comes from daily activities. Just one year of unprotected daily sun exposure is like spending a week at the beach without sunscreen!

While summer is the most common time for recreational sun exposure, it is important not to lose sight of the incidental exposure that occurs during day-to-day activities like walking your dog or driving to work. Random exposure to UV rays can cause premature aging and wrinkles on your body, and can even lead to skin cancer.

Do you and your family SPF? Is it an everyday protection or just on long summer days in the sun?

We would love to hear your thoughts about summer sun protection come join us in the blogfrog Coffee Community and share your opinion. As a culture are we too obsessed with sunscreen or not protected enough?

BIORE Makeup Removing Towelettes are Amazing!

Biore introduces a NEW effective make-up removal towelette without any greasy residue!

A conditioning formula that dissolves dirt, oil and makeup – even waterproof mascara. Want thorough cleansing without the greasy residue? Look no further than Bioré® Makeup Removing Towelettes, an instant complexion facial treatment that whisks away make-up without leaving a trace. Developed with Green Tea, known for its antioxidant and detoxifying benefits, these new cleansing cloths deliver a clean you can see and feel—without soap and water.

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Bioré® Makeup Removing Towelettes are infused with Vitamin E, Green Coconut Water and Indian Ginseng that are known to moisturize, nourish and rejuvenate even while removing the most stubborn makeup. In fact, Bioré® Makeup Removing Towelettes remove mascara better than the leading cloth, without leaving behind a greasy residue. Enhanced with cotton for a softer, more luxurious feel, the towelettes are the first cloth in the mass market to be made from 100% renewable resources.

We hosted a girls night the other night where we were able to try these awesome Makeup Removing Towelettes alongside the Pore Cleansing Scrub and the Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. The Pore Cleansing Scrub is more effective than the leading scrub — yet gentle enough to use every day. Get rid of surface toxins and dirt as this creamy cleanser penetrates deep down to help prevent future blemishes.

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We followed the cleansing towelettes and cleansing scrub with the Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. Ready, set, strip! It’s instant gratification of the very best kind. Combine this weekly treatment with one of the recommended cleansers for the Complete Bioré® Clean!

Twice as effective as the leading pore cleanser at getting rid of pore-clogging build-up and blackheads.

I’m obsessed with the Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. I do them about once  a week, and the results are shocking. They’re great!

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Pore Unclogging Scrub

More effective than the leading scrub* — yet gentle enough to use every day. Get rid of surface toxins and dirt as this creamy cleanser penetrates deep down to help prevent future blemishes.

Pair with a pore strip weekly for your Complete Bioré® Clean.


Hot Chocolate Bath?

Are you a chocoholic? This may be the product for you! Cadbury is about to launch a new range of bath products which will smell like three new flavors of it’s Dairy Milk bar.

The confectionary giant has joined forces with cosmetic company Anatomicals to create a truffle bath creme, toffee body butter and a hazelnut exfoliating wash.

But sweet-toothed fans of the brown stuff won’t be able to pick this chocolate treat up from any old corner shop. The limited edition products will only be available from John Lewis and online fashion store asos.com.

Cadbury’s Bliss bars launched in September last year, while the range of good-enough-to-eat bath products will be available to buy in June.

This is the first time Cadbury has dipped its toe into this new market, which it hopes will attract young females and support what they call the ‘luxury theme’ of the Bliss brand.

I don’t know about this one. I’ve never smelled a chocolate beauty product that smelled good to me. I don’t think I’d want my body to smell like chocolate. I’d have to try this and see what I think. Feel free to send me a sample. :)

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