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Tag Archives: acne

Tinted Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin.

23 Apr

For those of you that have been following my blog for a while, you know that I’m an SPF addict! I wear hats and SPF daily to avoid any sun exposure to my face. I am very sensitive when it comes to sunscreens and break out very easily when I try new brands. My friend Jacki talked me into trying Elta MD and I am obsessed!!! First of all, it’s tinted so I love that(they have non tinted as well) and secondly, it’s made for skin types prone to acne, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. I have acne prone skin and hyperpigmentation (dark patches) so I was all for it! Hyperpigmentation can be kept under control when the sun is avoided. This particular sunscreen is made with Zinc oxide which sits on top of the skin, so the sun can’t penetrate at all and since I’ve been using this SPF my dark patches have lightened. With summer approaching I thought I’d share this amazing Sunscreen with you all.  elta

Shop Elta MD HERE

It is more expensive than traditional non zinc sunscreen, but it actually works! I wear it alone and under my makeup. I also prefer a high SPF so I wear 46, but they have lower SPFs as well.

 

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My New Favorite BB Cream!

13 Mar

Great product alert!!!!! Today I was informed by a good friend that she had found the BB cream of her dreams! When it comes to BB creams/Tinted moisturizers, I have tried them all. So I drove to my local Benefit makeup counter and tried it out! I must say this product outdoes them all. I was beyond impressed!

Benefit Better Than BB Big Easy

Benefit Big Easy $38

Here are a few reasons why-

*The coverage is great although it feels super lightweight. No cakey feel here!

*The Liquid to powder formula dries matte- with every other BB cream I’ve tried I feel they leave me somewhat shiny/sticky and I always have to set them with powder. So not the case with this product, I can wear it by itself!!!  or I can build on it if I want to for a night out.

*It has SPF 35! Not 15 or 20 like usual, but 35! That’s great!

*Blends right into my skin with this foundation brush. I can also use my fingers to dab it on dark spots etc. for a bit more coverage.

benefit brush

The only cons are-

*I feel like the shades don’t go dark enough for deep skinned makeup lovers. There are 6 shades available and I wear the 5th darkest and I’m not that dark! My favorite fashionista Lupita Nyong’o would NOT be able to wear this and that’s a damn shame! The product is fairly new, so I’m holding out hope that they will include more shades in the future.

*looks amazing over moisturizer- not so perfect without moisturizer. I always moisturize when I wash my face or get out of the shower, but for those of you who don’t, this product skims over dry patches of skin without really covering them.

If you’re willing to moisturize first- this is the best BB cream on the market in my opinion! Give it a shot!

I also purchased the Boi-ing industrial strength concealer for my little pimple friends that come to visit and it covers flawlessly!

Benefit concealer

 

My Zit Zapping Secret

18 Apr

When I feel a “friend” about to surface I dab on this miracle gel and it usually gets rid of the blemish pretty quick.  I’m talking about Origins Super spot Remover. It comes in a tiny 0.3 fl. oz. bottle but works BIG magic. Origins description of this amazing product is spot on……Breakout? Heal, fight and fade it fast. Just dab on a dot and feel Oregano plus blemish-busting Salicylic Acid instantly speed healing while anti-spot technology helps correct post pimple hyperpigmentation(dark spots). Skin-calming Caffeine and Red Algae help relieve irritating redness. Retails for $13.50 and is available at Origins.