Do not forget to wear sunscreen every day, even when it is cloudy. Facial skin gets constant year-round, sun exposure and as a result of this, our facial skin is the primary area that is most prone to premature wrinkling and sun damage. Look at the sites on your skin that get constant sun exposure like your face and compare your skin to the areas that don’t get much sun. It is easy to see that the sun is the cause of wrinkles, freckles, and thinning of the skin.
Sun protection on the face is the most important thing you can do to prevent further premature aging. For women, a mineral based powder and foundation are very effective forms of sunscreens.
The active and main ingredient in powder or liquid foundation is zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These two ingredients are excellent broad spectrum UVA-UVB physical sunscreens. They protect skin nicely and are safe for every day use. Women who wear “makeup” have sun protection that lasts all day because they have a physical sunscreen protecting their skin. Unfortunately, chemical sunscreens have a shorter life and need to be reapplied frequently. A chemical lotion sunscreen applied at 7:00 am is not going to protect you at 2:00 pm.
When you are going to be playing in the sun and in the water you may want to use a chemical sunscreen. But remember, RE-APPLY SUNSCREEN FREQUENTLY to be effective. Most people put on about ½ as much sunscreen as they need to get the SPF rating on the bottle. So, you may want to apply the sunscreen and then re-apply it right away to get closer to the SPF rating on the bottle. Recently, the FDA has legislated that sunscreens must have full, broad-UVA/UVB-coverage or they cannot be labeled to protect the skin from cancer-causing UVA-UVB rays.
Also, sunscreens used on the face have a tendency to cause acne outbreaks even if they say they are “oil free”. Oil free does not mean acne free!
For every day use
Chemical Sunscreens (ingredients pulled from a few of the big name sunscreens)
This past weekend two of our cofounders, Amanda and Lisa, took a trip to Sun Valley. They were there to visit a store that is carrying Amanda Blakley Skincare to check in with the sales team and talk all things skin care! Here are some photos from the recent trip as well as our great display in their store.
Don’t forget, next time you are in Sun Valley, stop into Brass Ranch and meet the great people working there and check out our products! (ps. try a hike or adventure too, its a beautiful place!)
We Invite All of You to Join Our Haunted Halloween Photo Contest Giveaway!
What:Submit a photo of your Amanda Blakley Skincare products in a festive fall photo OR a photo of yourself, friends, or family members in a halloween costume (with or without Amanda Blakley Skincare products in the shot)!
*See below for example*
When: Submit photo by Saturday October 31 at 11:59pm.
*Winner will be notified Sunday November 1*
Why: AFree Cleanser AND Moisturizer will be sent to the winner! We will also upload the winning photo to our website and social media accounts!
How:Submit by emailing us the photo, your name, and contact information at email@example.com