Monday, June 9, 2014

Skin Tips: Summer Sun Care

Hope everyone's been having a great summer! Recently, I just tumbled onto the site Total Beauty...Have you ever heard of it before? It's so interest and so useful. I want to share with you all about some summer skin care tips I discovered on the site. It makes me wanna spend so much money on skin care products now~~ hahaha

  • Look for mineral rather than chemical sunscreen ingredients: zinc and titanium dioxide over avobenzone and octinoxate. Why? Because avobenzone and octinoxate break down as they absorb UV rays, releasing free radicals! Free radicals may lead to aging...On the other hand, the mineral ingredients lay on top of the skin (rather than being soaked into your skin) and provide a protective layer!
  • It doesn't matter if the sunscreen has antioxidants! The antioxidants don't work well if "drowned" in SPF ingredients! Rather use an antioxidant serum first and then apply a layer of sunscreen after the serum has been absorbed. The antioxidants can help prevent the breakdown of elastin, but doesn't help reverse the process of aging. Look for a serum containing Vitamin C and E and ferulic acid. Vitamin E can help extend shelf life if combined with C, and ferulic acid helps increase the UV protective properties of Vitamin C. 
  • Avoid retinol in sunscreen. Retinol lessens appearances of fine lines and speeds up cell turnover rate. It is best used at night, because the sun lessens its effectiveness, so using such an expensive ingredient is wasteful during the day...
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What's your summer skin care regime like? Mine's really lacking...I barely do anything! Gotta protect my skin more now!


  1. Rinako グレーJune 9, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Very nice tips dear1 Thank you for sharing ^^

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  2. These are really helpful tips! I will need them when UK gets hotter! Thank you so much for sharing them! ^^

  3. I should be paying more attention to my sunscreen @_@ God knows what I've been using might actually be bad for my skin! Thanks for the tips Anna! XD

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  4. I know, me too T___T hahaha :) <3

  5. Thanks for the tips! Very useful <3

  6. No problem! Thanks for stopping by~