Showing posts with label chemical sunscreen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chemical sunscreen. Show all posts

Coppertone's Nutra Shield Dual Defense Sunscreen Review!

I have been using Coppertone’s Nutra Shield Dual Defense Sunscreen for a while now and I love it! I wanted to wait a while, before I updated my review, because I had a breakout at first.

I think a few pimples popped up, because before I started using this new Coppertone sunscreen I was trying out another new sunscreen. And then I switched to Coppertone, so my skin was irritated. I could not tell which product was breaking out my skin.

That is why it is best to only use one new product at a time and give each new skincare product about a month until your full critique.

Coppertone’s Nutra Shield Dual Defense sunscreen is a very light texture that sinks in my skin easily. It works well on my oily skin too, it does not leave a very shiny residue. And it feels like I am wearing nothing. This sunscreen also contains antioxidants, which can help fight free radicals. I am not using any antioxidant product right now, so it is nice that this sunscreen contains some.
The best part of this Coppertone sunscreen is that my red marks from previous pimples are fading and I have no pimples right now!

update: While on vacation the last couple of weeks, I wore this sunscreen on my face outside all day at NASCAR and skiing another whole day, and I did not get sunburn at all!

I will be updating more about Coppertone’s 2009 line of sunscreens in the future. I am excited about their new sunscreens. Their whole new 2009 line of sunscreens are stable with great broad protection from UVA and UVB rays.

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Coppertone Sunscreen Nutra Shield Dual Defense

So I went back to Wal-mart yesterday and I found that sunscreen I was talking about in my post a couple days ago. And yes it was the Coppertone brand! I am not crazy…hehe. :)

However, I do not think this Coppertone sunscreen is very new. Well, the bottle does not have the “new” label on it anywhere. I cannot find any reviews about it anywhere though, which is a bummer. I bought it up anyway, even though I like to buy skincare products after reading the reviews. I decided to give this new sunscreen a try.

Besides, you cannot just go by reviews. Even if a product receives all five star reviews, it still comes to down to your skin. Everybody’s skin is different and what your skin tolerates is different.

The Coppertone Nutra Shield SPF 70 Dual Defense with antioxidant down the in the middle of the ingredient list, so not much effectiveness there. However, I am not using any antioxidant product, because they were breaking me out and I just have not tried anymore. So I thought even a little bit may be better than nothing.

Coppertone has this Nutra Shield SPF70 sunscreen in a smaller bottle face version and the bigger bottle for the whole body. I bought the bigger bottle, because I have found that the ingredients in many facial sunscreens is very smiliar to the body version of sunscreens, thus it is more economical to buyer the larger bottle.

I also kind of want to find a more protective sunscreen for summer coming up. Plus, the higher PPD the better for preventing premature aging and post acne marks. Update: The PPD is around 10 judging from the CIBA sunscreen calculator. A PPD of 8 is good, anything higher is great.

The consistency of this sunscreen is very light and it rubs in easily. My other Neutrogena SPF 30 color boosting sunscreen is much thicker. The smell is very light too, I could not even detect one. So far I like it, but it is only the first day. Update, to follow if breakouts or no breakouts occur.

Have a great day and don't forget to wear sunscreen everyday, rain or shine! :)

New Coppertone Sunscreen or Not?

I was at Wal-Mart today and I saw a new sunscreen by Coppertone with antioxidants in it. And so I went home to check out the reviews and look it up at and the Coppertone website. However, I cannot find it anywhere!

I know it was the brand Coppertone, because I made a point to double check the brand name. Maybe, I am going crazy or maybe it was not Coppertone.

I did not buy it right off, because I was just browsing and did not need a new sunscreen yet. Plus, I like to read reviews about products before I buy them.

I kind of want to go back to that Wal-Mart tomorrow and buy it, just to prove to myself that it was indeed Coppertone! Stay tuned for the verdict soon!

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New Neutrogena Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

So I was at Wal-Mart yesterday and I saw a new Neutrogena sunscreen. Do you wear sunscreen everyday? It really is important to protect you against the sun's harsh rays. Incidental exposure adds up when you are just driving around in your car. It is an all physical sunscreen for people with sensitive skin. It is called, Neutrogena SPF 60 for sensitive skin. Check it out at Wal-Mart or at

Here are the ingredients: (note: the ingredients are in alphabetical order, NOT greatest to least.)

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (4.9%), Zinc Oxide (4.7%)

Inactive Ingredients: Alumina, Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Ascorbic Acid, Beeswax, Behenyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, BHT, Bisobolol, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Dimethicone PEG 8 Laurate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Methicone, Methylisothiazolinone, Pantothenic Acid, PEG 100 Stearate, PEG 8, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polysorbate 60, Retinyl Palmitate, Silica, Stearic Acid, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Trisiloxane, Water, Xanthan Gum

The high level of SPF is pretty amazing from the percentages of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. If you enter the numbers into the calculator, you would get a Pigment Persistent Darkening(PPD) of around 12. Remember PPD is the number that fights against the UVA rays, which causes aging. A PPD of 12 is good, especially for a physical sunscreen.

Let me know if you try this one! Hopefully it will not be greasy nor leave a white cast. Remember to wear 1/4 teaspoon to your face and a 1/4 teaspoon of sunscreen to your neck. And don't forget to wear sunscreen everyday rain or shine!

Anti Wrinkle Cream, Glasses, and Aging

Aging happens to everybody. Unfortunately, as we get older our eyes cannot see words in books or blogs as clearly as in the past. Do you think you might need glasses? It is important to take care of your eyes and providing them with glasses will keep you from squinting. And the less your squint, the less wrinkles you will get around your eyes. Anti wrinkle cream works, but so does the proper glasses.

There are simple reading glasses that are cute too. They make really nice glasses nowadays, in big brand names as well. Looking like the sexy secretary every once in awhile probably won't be so bad either. If they really bother you though, you could always try contacts. It is all about seeing better and making sure you don't squint, which can cause more wrinkles. 

So have fun reading your books next to a warm fire this winter and be cute doing it. Also remember to wear sunscreen around your eyes even in the winter. Sunscreen is the best anti-aging skincare product. If your face sunscreen stings your eyes then try using a separate one for around your eyes. Use a gentle physical one or the Hawaiian Tropics Baby Faces and Tender Places one is really gentle too. Don't forget about sunglasses either. You can buy prescription sunglasses as well. Sunglasses with broad spectrum UVA/UVB built right into the lenses will protect you from the sun's harsh rays. Sunglasses are wonderful for anti-aging and they will last you forever, unlike the anti wrinkle creams.

Mineral Makeup Coverage

Mineral makeup is huge right now. I do not personally use mineral makeup, but most of my friends do and my Mom does too. My friend has asked me why I do not use mineral makeup? No reason. I have just never tried it.

Mineral makeup contains natural ingredients, including Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide. Having sunscreen in makeup never hurts that is for sure. And some say that Zinc oxide actually help people with acne, which is one reason why many acne prone say that mineral makeup heals their acne.

Please be aware though, that just wearing mineral makeup alone without sunscreen is not enough protection for everyday running around. Remember to apply a ¼ teaspoon of sunscreen to your face everyday.

Since, researching mineral makeup and sunscreen more, I have found that wearing a physical sunscreen with mineral makeup is best. If you wear a chemical sunscreen the oxides in the makeup can destabilize the ingredients in the chemical sunscreen. Many people do however, say that is taking it too far and that there is little affect by wearing mineral makeup over chemical sunscreen. So it is up to you and your instincts.

My Mom has asked me to look for good mineral makeup that provides great coverage, but still feels light. looks like a great place to me, what do you think? There is no membership to join and they have free access to aestheticians to answer any of your questions. Plus, you can buy trial sizes, I recommend buying a trial size of pretty much any new beauty product to test it out. Try out the mineral makeup product for a week or two in order to see how you like it and if it breaks you out or not.

Anti Wrinkle Cream and Dad

Shopping, shopping, and more shopping. Did you make sure to pick up all the skincare essentials for everybody on your list? Have you gotten all of your Christmas shopping done yet? What about your Dad? Is he worried about aging at all? Does he want to look his best? I have just about bought something for everybody. Of course my Dad’s birthday is the day after Christmas so I will have to pick something extra up for him next week and I am thinking about getting him the best anti wrinkle cream.

Men need skincare products too. Sunscreen is the number one anti-aging product to buy, then retinoids. Hopefully, you can get your dad to use at least the sunscreen. Make sure it is a good one that protects against UVA and UVB rays. The sun's rays are very harsh and a huge cause of wrinkles. So give your Dad the best anti aging wrinkle cream ever, sunscreen. Yes, start thinking of sunscreen as an anti aging cream, because really is the best.

Pregnant, Retinoids, Babies, and Sunscreen

I just wanted to post a quick reminder to NOT use retinoids while you are pregnant! I am pretty sure it says on the directions or retinoid boxes, but sometimes people do not read the directions.

Always consult your doctor about your skincare routine when you become pregnant. Consult your doctor with all the products you use and anything new you want to try.

Also consult your doctor about when to start sunscreen protection for your baby. Doctors have said in the past to NOT use sunscreen on babies under 6 months. And now I have recently read on the American Academy of Pediatrics that you can put sunscreen on infants under 6 months, but only on the face and back of hands. Consult with your doctor and go with your instinct.

After 6 months definitely protect your baby, by using sunscreen. The American Academy of Dermatology states, “It is estimated that we get about 80 percent of our total lifetime sun exposure in the first 18 years of life. Therefore, sun prevention in childhood is very important to prevent skin cancer later in life."

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Vitamin D and Cheese Please!

Children need to get more vitamin D! A recent study has claim that children may need up to 2000 IU! Perhaps it is because many children do not go out and play as much as they use too. I have also heard some doctors say that you should get 15 minutes on sun with no sunscreen everyday. Then other doctors say that you get enough sun from the sun hitting your arm all the time.

Vitamin D supplements increases are being raised by many, read the study here for the certain type of Vitamin D and more research. "Both the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommend an adequate daily intake of 200 IUs of vitamin D for children"(

Vitamin D is important for many health reasons. "In adults, vitamin D deficiency may precipitate or exacerbate osteopenia, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, fractures, common cancers, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases and cardiovascular diseases"(

There is another study that says that eating fortified vitamin D cheese is just as good as taking supplements! "Both full-fat cheddar cheese and low-fat cheese fortified with high-dose vitamin D produced rises in blood vitamin D similar to a liquid vitamin D supplement, according to a study with 80 people published in the Journal of Nutrition"( Yes! I love cheese and I will take any reason to eat more, let alone a great one!

I think it may be best to take a vitamin D supplement and up you intake of cheese!

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Free Skin Cancer Screening on a Tour Bus!

I went and a got a free cancer skin screening this weekend. It was the Road to Healthy Skin tour bus that came to Rite Aid sponsored by Aveeno. I got my whole family to come with me to get checked out as well. :) They set up a tent and table outside of the bus with an assistant there to hand out forms to sign. I got their early to avoid lines and there were still a couple people before me. The assistant said good thing we got there early because later in the day there are long lines!

When it was time to go inside the bus, there was a little waiting room with three chairs and a desk. I waited there while the first person came out from one of the two screening rooms. That’s right, there were two screening rooms and two doctors to do the screenings. When it was my turn the screening room was just like a small doctors room at a doctors office! The assistant asked me if I wanted a full body screening or a half body. I got the full. And you get to keep on your undergarments and put on one of those paper robe thingy.

Then the doctor came in and he was really nice and seem like a happy person. He examined each limb starting with my arms, legs, back, and stomach. He said you want to look at each mole and make sure they are not a irregular shape and no bigger than a pencil eraser.

I also told him that I was concerned about a mole on my face. See, I have had what I thought was a black head for about two years right in the middle of all my stubborn blackheads, next to my nose. Then I figured out that it must be a really black mole! I never get black moles. That is the main reason why I went on the screening. And the doctor confirmed that it was a mole! He said since it was very small, that there was nothing to be concerned with, just to keep an eye on it and if it gets bigger to see a dermatologist. He recommended getting a skin cancer screening once a year since I have a lot of moles and I am kind of fair skinned.

So it turned out to be a good experience. And I am definitely going to get my yearly screening, especially since May is free skin cancer screening month. So every May will be my skin routine.

They also gave me free samples of the new Aveeno Active Naturals Continuous Protections sunscreen SPF55. This sunscreen contains antioxidants and is very similar to the Neutrogena Age Shield SPF55. I tried it today for the first time and unfortunately it balls up a little too, but not as much as the Netrogena, of course this is based on only one day. So I will let you know my full review in the future.

I recommend getting a skin cancer screening on the next bus tour that comes your way. Check the Skin Cancer Foundation website to see when they are coming to you!

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Face Primers

Makeup primers for the whole face are suppose to make your makeup last longer and make your foundation more even. I have tried primers for my whole face and they do not have any affect on me. Of course I do have oily skin, so perhaps that is why I don’t notice anything. Have you noticed an affect from primers? Everybody’s skin is different and many primers are different.

I have not found the right primer for me and I think I have given up looking for one. Sunscreen is enough moisturizer for me. I do not need anything extra that may cause more breakouts. Less really is more sometimes.

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Anti-Aging Treatments for 50 Years Young!

What is the best anti-aging treatment for ladies who are 50 years young?

Well of course it really comes down to what works for you. Lasers, botox, and plastic surgery of course work the best, because they are the most extreme. I would definitely go for lasers and botox before plastic surgery, because that is all you may need.

I have not research much on lasers and botox, because well I do not need to get it done right now, so when the time comes if I choose, I will deeply research it and get recommendations. Botox sounds cool and not very expensive, even though you do have to get it done every three months. And it is amazing how technology just gets better and better. If you want me to research something specific for you let me know.

As for a topical anti-aging treatment. Prescriptions of Retin-A works the best if your skin can tolerate it. Retin-A has been scientifically proven to work over and over again. Prescription are the strongest formulations you can get.

If you do not want to get a prescription. Then of course I recommend Eau Thermale Avene as I have talked about in many other posts. There are many different formulations of retrinal over the counter and you want to make sure to get the strongest one. Avene’s formulation of retrinal is stronger than other retinol formulations.

Then just make sure to wear the highest UVA/UVB broad spectrum sunscreen that your skin tolerates. If you are afraid to use one of these treatments because they make you more photosensitive to the sun then reapply your sunscreen. Even the best sunscreen will not protect you all day, but if you apply sunscreen in the morning, at lunch, and before you commute home then you should be plenty protected!

Talk to your dermatologist about it if you are really worried. And if you are that worried than perhaps these types of anti-aging treatments are not for you. A good sunscreen after all is the best anti-aging treatment you can do for you skin. Perhaps just a good sunscreen and a nice antioxidant serum is what you need.

I hope all of you beautiful wise ladies find an anti-aging treatment that works for you. And please share any beauty tips you have learned with me.

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Differences of Dermatologists

I just want to put another notice out there.

Please do not believe everything your dermatologist says. Dermatologists do not know everything when it comes to skincare. Some say one product is terrible and another says the same product is the best thing since slice bread.

Dermatologists do not know everything about sunscreen either, you cannot trust them completely. That is why we have to take more responsibility for ourselves and really learn about the ingredients in everything.

I hear so many horror stories about Dermatologists and I am sure you have too and been there as well. I know I have. There are so many crazy ones out there!

If you really want to find a dermatologist you have to keep trying ones and make sure they know their stuff. Research the products yourself first. It is just like anything, it is best to get a second opinion. It is amazing how doctors are so different and how they have such opposite opinions.

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FDA 4 Star Sunscreen Rating for UVA Rays

So I have talked about how America is getting better with sunscreens and UVA rays before. The FDA has been working on a new regulation that sunscreens will need a 4 star rating to provide good UVA protection.

This star rating system will finally tell us consumers the protection the sunscreen is providing against UVA rays. It is awesome that they are making it easier on people to fine a sunscreen the protects them from UVA rays, because not all do. UVA rays causes wrinkles, tanning, and cancer. We did not know the affects of the UVA rays in the past, we thought that UVB rays were more damaging, which is how the SPF number got put on the sunscreen bottle.

The FDA thought they would have sunscreens out this summer, but unfortunately they have to go through 20,000 comments on the proposed rules. So it looks like the new 4 star rating system will not pop up until next summer.

If you want a good UVA sunscreen now, check out my other post with a list of sunscreens with estimated UVA protection called PPD.

Happy Friday!


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SkinCare Product Marketing Hype

Be careful when buying any product. Some brands may only have one or two good products. There is no reason to buy all the products from one line. This is just another marketing hype to get you to buy more of their products.

Also you may hear claims that such and such company makes bad products, but it doesn’t mean all of their products are bad. This itself is another claim. This is why you should take responsibility yourself and really research the ingredients on every product you buy. This will help your skin and your wallet.

Many people have their own agenda out there. Claims on sunscreen have been coming up a lot lately. Well not all sunscreens work well, which is why you especially should know how to read the active ingredients. Unfortunately the UVA protection is not written on the bottle like the UVB protection is, which is what the SPF number is. There are bottles of sunscreen in most brands out there that do not have any UVA protection at all! And then there are bottles of sunscreen in that same line that have great UVA protection. Fortunately the FDA is working on getting the UVA number put on all bottles of sunscreen.

In the mean time look at the percentages of the active ingredients on your bottle. Use the ciba calculator to get a estimation, just an estimation, of the UVA protection that your sunscreen is providing. Also make sure to apply the correct amount of sunscreen to be properly protected or you will burn. ¼ teaspoon for face, ¼ teaspoon for neck, shot glass for whole body, don’t forget your hands too. And remember to reapply every two hours, immediately if you going swimming or sweat excessively.

I hope you all are having a fun summer!

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Cleanser and Sunscreen in One!

Have you heard about St.Ives new cleanser that has SPF 10 built right into it?

Well, unfortunately this product will NOT do exactly what it fully claims. Sunscreen cannot be put on through a cleanser very efficiently. If you wash off the cleanser then there cannot be much sunscreen on your face or hands.

Plus I would think that cleansing ingredients would actually work against any sunscreen staying on your face. Not too mention that you are suppose to splash your face with water to remove this St.Ives cleanser. Water removes sunscreen. Apparently a little SPF will stay on your face. Also if you look at the ingredients in this St.Ives cleanser you will see that there is only titanium dioxide. There is no zinc oxide. So this sunscreen/cleanser would not protect you very well from UVA rays.

Plus there is always the small fact that many doctors say that an SPF 15 or 30 NOT 10 is recommended for everyday!

Some skincare products have high claims. People should not believe all the claims on products. This cleanser/sunscreen will not fully protect you from UVA and UVB rays. This sunscreen/cleanser will provide some UVB protection. I hope this post reaches some people! Use this in addition to your regular sunscreen.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

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Rosacea Series: Treatments

Control your rosacea flare ups with these treatment tips!

First of all since everybody's skin is different, rosacea treatments will be different for everybody. Treatments depend on how severe your rosacea is at the moment. Doctors can prescribe antibiotics and topical treatments to get your rosacea flare ups under control now! Using a long term topical treatment will help you from having a rosacea relapse. Finacea, plexion, metrocream or metrogel can help.

When needed doctors can also perform laser treatments or other surgical procedures to help eliminate blood vessels and severe redness.

The skincare that you choose can affect your rosacea. Skincare made for sensitive skin often works best. Avoid anything that stings or irritates your skin. Being gentle with your face is key. Euresin redness relief products work well.

After you wash your face make sure to wait about 10 to 20 minutes before applying topical medicine. If you apply the medicine in the morning wait another 5 to 10 minutes before applying sunscreen and then at least 20 minutes before applying makeup.

Do not use abrasive scrubs or acids if you skin gets irritated. I have heard or people with rosacea using retin-A, though people often buffer it with creams or wash it off after 30 minutes. The retin-A does not really help with the rosacea, it helps with wrinkles and acne. Read my other post on retinoids.

Don't forget your sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses when going outside. Wear sunscreen everyday rain or shine! Read my other posts on sunscreen if you want to make sure yours is protecting you correctly!

Whatever you are using if it works then stick with it. Do not buy new products often, stick to what works. Use a new product for a month to fully see if it works or not.

I hope this helps you! For more information seek your doctor or read the website. There is also a Rosacea Board to gain advice from others who have Rosacea!

Now go and enjoy your summertime! Happy Friday Everyone!

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Are You Putting on Sunscreen Everyday?

How long have you worn sunscreen everyday? For me, I have worn sunscreen off and on for about 7 years. And I do not even know if that sunscreen that I wore was stable, the odds are that the sunscreen was unstable. So I have worn an stable sunscreen consistently everyday for only two years now.

Now I cannot make any excuses because it is my own fault. I thought that sunscreens would break me out because of my very oily very acne prone skin. Now it is true that some sunscreens will break you out, but some will NOT, it just takes time finding the right one. I also knew about the harmful effects of the sun, but I thought no, I won’t get cancer, not me. And I also really loved looking tan, I mean I live on the beach, everybody around me is tan too. I still love looking tan, but I try to do it by the spray on tan method.

Many people still do not listen to doctors’ advice about wearing sunscreen everyday. They just do not think that cancer can affect them. Many people think they only need sunscreen just at the beach on long sun exposure days, but it is all the incidental sun exposure days that really add up. What will it take for more people to listen? People have to want to do it. Learning more about the sun's UVA rays and anti-aging might also help, especially since so many people are so anti-aging obsessed nowadays.

Perhaps reading about the sun and anti-aging posts will help too:)

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SPF Eye Creams!

I thought I better talk about wearing sunscreen around your eyes! I don’t think I mentioned that you can put the same sunscreen that you put on your face around your eyes too! In fact, that would be ideal! Given that most sunscreens or should I say moisturizers with sunscreen within do not provide very good UVA protection. So dab some sunscreen all around your eyes and eyelids!

Just make sure if does not sting your eyelids or eyes. Especially oily girls, some sunscreen may seep into your eyes and sting so it is just another time of trial and error. Other than that there is no problem with using the same sunscreen! This idea goes right along with your nighttime moisturizer too, you can also use that around your eyes. Special eye creams are just another way for skincare companies to get more money out of ya. Just be sure not to use a huge glob, dab a little bit around your eyes. Your eyelids will tell you if they need more moisture or not.

Now if you insist in using a special eye cream with sunscreen make sure to read the active labels! One that I think that has decent, not good, but decent UVA protection is Neutrogena’s Healthy eyes SPF30. This sunscreen is physical so be careful about not mixing it with your chemical face sunscreen! It also only has a UVA protection of 3 or 4. Remember 8 is good for everyday.

Now some people may think that this is fine. I just think that the eyes are usually the first to show aging, so if there is anyway to wear a higher UVA protective sunscreen, then wear it! However, you do have to use what you can tolerate, afford, and obtain easily. So wear this sunscreen if you must. Although, I have heard that Hawaiian Tropics Baby Faces and Tender Places SPF 50 works good around the eye area as well. I will let you know how I like this one soon. And I will keep my eyes open for more options out there!
Always remember to wear your sunglasses every time you go outside too!

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Do Chinese Facial Exercises Work?

Happy Friday!

Back to Chinese facial exercises.
The face shows so many emotions everyday. Joy, sorrow, anger, confusion, shock, bewilderment, seriousness, mundane, grief...and on and on. Our expressions communicate what we think and feel. Without expressions life would be pretty boring. Therefore the face should be treated with great care and gentleness.

Chinese facial exercises have been around for quite awhile. Many people believe that they are the non-surgical miracle to staying young. Yoga facial exercises classes are even all the rage at exercise clubs. They believe that your face will stay toned and firm by building up all the muscles in your face.

However, skin sags too. Building muscle under the skin will not stop skin from sagging. Plus you know all the expression lines we get from smiling or raising our foreheads, well it will only get worse if you perform these exercises multiple times a day. Chinese facial exercises tell you to hold all kinds of positions for 20sets three times a day... It is a great commitment that has to implemented into your daily exercise routine. And there is no clear evidence that it really works as an anti-aging treatment.

Making your face crease more sounds like it will only create more wrinkles. They are called expression lines for a reason. Besides the face is worked and toned everyday just by making everyday expressions! Relaxing the face more will help you to look younger and have less wrinkles.

What causes wrinkles? Gravity, the sun, and making expressions.

Exercise in general well help your skin and your overall body. It is known that exercising at least 3 days a week can add years to your life! Exercise does help blood circulation causing more oxygen to the skin, thus your skin will look more radiant. So body exercise not facial exercise is the secret to anti-aging!

Keep on smiling too! Smiling and laughing has to add a couple years on to your life, plus it makes everybody more beautiful!
Happy Mother's Day to all you Mothers out there!

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