I’ve received quite a few emails asking what moisturizer I use with my sunscreen. Actually I don’t. I’m not a big fan of layering products on my skin. Its hard enough for bare skin to absorb ingredients in a single product. I can’t help but think that adding a separate moisturizer interferes with absobption of sun protection chemicals. And thats what they have to do to be effective. Rather than sit on your face like a ski mask, most sunblocks work within the skin to deal with UV rays.
If you have dry skin or if you are using Retin A and you feel as if your skin is thirsty using just a sunblock, I have two suggestions:
1. Rather than using a traditional sunscreen, use a moisturizer than also has an SPF of at least 30. In fact my … Continue Reading… →
When I was a twenty something, Memorial Day was the start of a glorious tanning season. Now that I am over forty, hot sunny days sends me scrambling for the biggest baddest sunscreen I can find. And each year I find myself standing in front of shelves of sunscreens until my eyes glaze over. Should I buy oil free? fragrance fee? and what is Helioplex? In the past I grabbed a few different brands and hoped for the best. Now that I am committed to an anti-aging program, I need to do better. So here is the start of my sunscreen cheat sheet:
1. Broad Spectrum — this means that it provides protection against all types of damaging sun rays. There are basically two types — UV A and UVB. At one time experts believed that UVA was a good guy and caused the skin to tan and UVB was the bad guy … Continue Reading… →