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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chemical Sunscreens BEWARE!!

So you might know i not a fan of chemical filled sunscreens and always look for more natural options.Well i found another one i wanted to tell you about today.Burts Bees Non-Chemical Sunscreen and i found it at walmart !!:)It even came with a free SPF 8 chapstick.

Most synthetic sunscreens include chemicals   like octinoxate and oxybenzone. These chemicals can seep into your skin and potentially alter how your body processes the sun’s rays, or disrupt your body’s normal hormone balance.

The main ingredient in Burt's Bees sunscreen is titanium dioxide, which acts as a physical blocker (it is not absorbed by your skin),reflecting a broad spectrum of the sun’s harmful rays (UVA and UVB).Plus, many of the ingredients in synthetic sunscreens are not biodegradable, and may have harmful environmental effects when worn in the water or discarded into landfills.

Also remember this type of sunscreen starts working as soon as you put it on ,you do NOT have to wait 30 minutes!!! SOOO AWESOME!!

Do you worry about all the chemicals in sunscreens?? It seems this topic needs more talking about,and more people need to be aware,especially when putting it on children.

Also one more thing-this is only SPF 15 so what they means is it needs to be reapplied every 150 minutes for protection.It does come in SPF which would protect you for 300 minutes,do not be fooled that a higher SPF means more protection it is the same,you just do not need to re-apply as often.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bronzers you need for the summer :)

Soo it is finally starting to get warmer out there!! Yippeee! So we all want that sun kissed glow,but not from the real sun but with some amazing bronzers!! So today i am going to list a few of the ones i just adore .

1)Lets start with PHYSICIANS FORMULA-I have been a fan and user of theres for years and it always impresses me!This year they have come out with a few new ones i am just wild about.

 This is called HAPPY BOOSTER BRONZER and it contains natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress.How rad is that ??? It is Ultra smooth and gives you a healthy pop of color!

Don't forget its -Hypoallergenic. Paraben free. Dermatologist approved. Non-Comedogenic.:)Priced around $16.00 at Walmart and up to $20 at Shoppers Drug Mart .

2)Another one i enjoy that never looks orange or fake is RIMMEL NATURAL BRONZER-

I like this one well because the price is under $10.00 and it is light and pretty and has a SPF of 8 in it. (which is not a lot so wear sunscreen too ladies)

3)One last one that i am also digging is from STILA and its a bronzing tinted moisturizer with SPF 20.
Shoppers Drug Mart now carries this super amazing brand.
This is an amazing product! It is oil free but it still hydrates your skin .It contains great stuff like ginseng root extract, gingko biloba leaf extract and chamomile for antioxidant protection.But it also 
is infused with light diffusing pigments to help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles and hyaluronic acid to increase elasticity.
Dont forget it is very lightweight and blends easy into the skin for a natural look with a glow.
It is priced at about $32.00 but so worth it cause it a sunblock too!!

One last thing do you all know how to apply a bronzer  powder for a Natural look?? Well follow these easy hints-

A little goes a long way,start by putting it in the apple of your cheeks where you would normally apply blush then carry it all the way up in the hairline near the ears. And apply it areas where the sun would naturally hit you like your nose ,forehead ,chin and do not forget a little on your neck on you decollete.Again keep it looking natural and do not over do it . :)

Do u have any bronzers you cannot live without ??