3 Tips for Applying Sunscreen

Some ingredients used in certain lotions can inhibit the way sunscreen ingredients deposit/spread on the skin. Based on this fact, I recommend applying sunscreen first to make sure that nothing interferes with the deposition of the active ingredient.

If you are applying a product on top of the sunscreen, it’s best to wait a little while before applying the second product. Try applying the sunscreen as the first step in your post-cleaning routine, then do the rest of your beauty routine. Finally, come back and apply your facial moisturizer. This will give the sunscreen time to soak in and minimize the change for negative interaction.

To save time and effort, you could solve your problem by using a moisturizer with sunscreen in it. That’s probably the best approach because the sunscreen active has been tested with the rest of the ingredients in the formula.

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4th of July Beauty Tips

Barbecue and picnic attire usually means casual and effortless, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo looking cute. Slip into your favorite pair of capri pants or pop on a brightly colored sundress for the perfect summer party look.

Stay away from stilettos when heading to outdoor events and functions or run the risk of a twisted ankle. Opt for wedges if you still want some height or a cute pair of slides to show off your sexy pedicure.

Prime and prep skin with a mattifying lotion or gel for a shine-free complexion that will hold up through a heat wave.

Give your hair a rest from heat styling and go natural. For curly or wavy girls, use pomades or gels to help define natural curls and beat the frizz. For straight haired chicas, let hair air-dry and apply a sand-infused spray for texture and body.

Skip heavy foundation in favor of tinted moisturizers which let your natural skin show through.

Dip tips and toes in bright polish shades for that modern pop of color on a hot summer day.

Abandon your favorite perfume and pick up a light body splash or body oil instead. The humidity and heat only amplifies the fragrance.

Slather your skin with an SPF infused lotion and remember to reapply throughout the day in order to guarantee the best sun protection possible.

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