The SPF Products You Need Now

Sunscreen is the most important ingredient you can add to your skin care routine. This potent product protects your skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are two types of UVA rays: UVA and UVB. UVA skins penetrate the skin deeply, and leave it susceptible to premature lines and wrinkles. Skin may appear leathery and droopy with repeated sun exposure. UVB rays, meanwhile, are the key cause of sunburns.

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At TheBeautyPlace.com, we recognize that there’s more to your beauty routine than simply looking great—it’s also about adding effective products to the mix that actually make a long-term difference in the condition of your skin. We carry an extensive range of products loaded with SPF, including makeup and skin care products. Here, the ones we suggest to help protect your skin from those dangerous UV rays.

Dry skin benefits from ultra-hydrating moisturizers that drench skin with much-needed emollients. One to try: PCA Skin Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($25.99). This enriching moisturizer is loaded with free radical-busting antioxidants that leave skin looking healthier over time.

If you wear makeup every day, you may as well choose a formula that offers more than just the standard coverage. bareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder SPF 25 ($17.99) is perfect for completing your look. It gives skin a natural, practically flawless finish, and it’s ideal to use on oily skin because it soaks up the sebum to prevent that telltale shiny gleam.

coola-eco-lux-sport-continuous-spray-spf50-unscented-8-oz-bfRain or shine, it’s smart to wear sunscreen year round. One of the easiest to use is COOLA ECO-LUX Sport Continuous Spray SPF 50 ($30.99). The spray-on formula is quick and easy to use, and it provides continuous, water-resistant coverage for up to 80 minutes. As it blocks those harmful UV rays, it also kisses skin with a fresh, fruity guava mango fragrance. It’s perfect for summer—but during those cooler months, it will remind you of the warmer months to come!

 

If you’re at all familiar with the no-makeup movement, you probably wish you could get on board with it. Try a tinted moisturizer, like Quitessence Sunshade SPF 30 Tinted ($22.99), which contains green tea and vitamins D and E to help repair existing damage while preventing further problems. It’s available in light, medium, and dark skin tones, so there’s one for everyone.

 

uvlipbalmtube_mediumDon’t forget your lips! Smooth and creamy, Elta MD UV Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($9.99) is a water-resistant formula that combats the harsh effects of dry air. Your lips will feel softer for longer, and over time you’ll notice a visible improvement in the condition of your pout. Feel free to wear this over your favorite lipstick—it’s lightweight and colorless, so it’s perfect for adding a much-needed layer of protection.

 

What’s your SPF quotient? Make sure your beauty collection is loaded with the SPF-infused products you need for your skin and body. Don’t miss our SPF sale, beginning this Saturday, October 15, at TheBeautyPlace.com!

 

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Fall Getaway: 5 Essential On-the-Go Products

Part of planning your fall vacation is stocking up on the essential beauty products you’ll need while you’re on the road. It’s true that hotels provide some limited items, like shampoo and conditioner, but you’re usually on your own when it comes to other things. Fortunately, theBeautyPlace.com is stocked with everything you need to look glamorous on the go. Here are five essential products for your next getaway.

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Take your dermatologist’s best tools on the road! The Dr. Brandt Glow Travel Kit ($42.99) is a two-piece set that includes pump bottles of Overnight Resurfacing Serum and Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme. Apply the cream to cleansed skin in the AM, making sure to follow with sunscreen (retinol can make your skin more susceptible to sunburn). Before bed, apply the serum to your skin and wake up to smoother, deeply hydrated skin in the morning.

There’s no guarantee your brows won’t go astray even during a short weekend trip. Keep them in perfect control with some help from Tweezerman Mini Brow Rescue Kit ($20.99), which is packed with everything you need to achieve picture-perfect arches on the go. Use the tweezers to pluck pesky strays, the Browmousse to keep brows in place, and the Eyenhance pencil to highlight the brow bone for an eye-opening finish. There’s also a shaping brush to help control thicker brows.

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Lip moisturizer is a must, especially if you’re flying and exposed to dry cabin air. Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm ($12.99) works instantly to hydrate parched lips. It even soothes the pain of chapped lips. Its formula is a revitalizing cocktail of vitamins E and F, plus Avene thermal spring water. The combination imparts long-lasting moisture while keeping lips healthier and smoother in the long run.

fb_fallskincareSince most hotels don’t offer toothpaste, you may as well pack the best of the best. The Supersmile Pro Whitening System ($2.99) includes tubes of whitening toothpaste and whitening accelerator. To use, apply a drop of each onto a dry toothbrush and gently brush. This tiny duo will last you a month—or several trips!

Why lug around a heavy bottle of foundation when you could slip a tube of La Roche Posay Rosaliac CC Cream SPF 30 ($1.99) into your cosmetic bag or purse? It evens out your skin tone and is gentle enough to use on even the most sensitive skin. It also hydrates dry skin and contains sunscreen to protect skin from harmful UV rays.

Stock up on your fall skincare essentials this weekend during our Falling for Skincare Sale! Get $10 off skincare orders over $99.

Skincare for Dry Skin in the Summer

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Winter is not the only season that brings out dry skin. The summer’s ruthless rays and dry heat call dry, flaky skin out to play, as well. Without the proper care for dry skin, you may see a new coming of rashes, dryness and blemishes. Aside from the aesthetic concerns that result from dry skin, it’s also uncomfortable as it may often mean itchiness, tightness or even pain. Dry skin is very common; everyday-causes include the wrong soap, hot baths, medical conditions or clothing.

Face
Facials and face masks are important during the summer season because they cleanse and exfoliate the top layer of dry skin. Protect the skin’s acid mantel, which covers the skin and locks in moisture, by avoiding soap and water. If you can’t resist, use a mild soap and limit it to once in the morning. Too much wetting and drying of the skin dries it out.
Tip: Use a cream or oil-based cleanser in the morning and evening. Apply to the skin, massage in gently, let it sit for a few seconds and then wipe it off with a damp, soft cloth. If you use a toner, make sure it is alcohol free (Peter Thomas Roth Aloe Tonic Mist).
Recommendations: DDF Anti-Aging Non Drying Gentle Cleanser or Clarisonic Gentle Hydro Cleanser.

Moisturizing
Use mild moisturizers without perfumes. For dry body skin, thick and greasy moisturizers are best. A simple test: put some lotion in the palm of your hand and flip your hand over; if it runs or drips, it’s not thick enough for dry body skin.
Tip: According to experts, many of us do not use moisturizers correctly. Don’t apply moisturizer on dry skin. Apply moisturizer when the skin is still damp (water helps lock in moisture). Pat your skin dry with a towel and apply the moisturizer. Let it sit for a few minutes and then towel off any excess product.
Recommendations: For the face: DDF Anti Aging Daily Protective Moisturizer SPF 15. For the body: MD Skincare Hydra-Pure Firming Body Cream.

Bath Time
Prolonged exposure to water (especially hot water) can wash away the skin’s protective natural oils.  If your skin feels tight when you get out of the bath or shower, it’s dried out.
Tip: Choose showers over baths, limit it to a few minutes and use lukewarm water rather than hot. Keep the lukewarm water rule when you wash your hands, as well.

Soap
Soap can strip away the skin’s protective natural oils. The majority of people use too much soap; unless you’re a child or work in a job that really gets your dirty, the only parts of your body that need soap are your face, hands, feet, groin and underarms. The other parts of us can do with simple rinsing.
Tip: Use a mild, creamy, moisturizing non-soap cleanser that contains glycerin or petrolatum and is fragrance-free.
Recommendations: For the face: see above. For the body: Peter Thomas Roth Botanical Oasis Body Wash.

Exfoliating
Moisturizers are much more effective on skin that is properly exfoliated.
Tip: According to Marcia Kilgore of Bliss Spa in New York, it is best to scrub skin when it is dry. Apply the scrub to the skin before you turn on the water. Mix with some lotion if the scrub needs moisture. Massage the scrub into the skin for a few minutes and then rinse.
Recommendations: For the face: DDF Anti Aging Advanced Micro-Exfoliation Cleanser. For the body: Peter Thomas Roth Botanical Buffing Beads.

Lips
Our lips retain less moisture than the rest of our body and dry out more quickly. Licking your lips only dries them out more.
Tip: Use a toothbrush to brush your lips in a circular motion to remove dead flakes.
Recommendations: Use a lip balm or lip treatment such as the Murad Energizing Pomegranate Lip Therapy.

Sun Protection
Incase you weren’t paying attention before, the sun’s harsh rays dry out your skin.
Tip: Keep your skin safe from the sun with a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher (reapply regularly).
Recommendations: Murad Essential C Day Moisture SPF 30 or DDF Enhancing Sun Protection SPF 30.

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