4 Sunscreen Myths You Need to Stop Believing

It’s no secret that sunscreen is essential. What does seem to cause some confusion, though, are the many myths and half-truths surrounding this essential beauty product. Which are facts, and which would best be described as complete fiction? Here are four common sunscreen myths you need to stop believing.

 

Myth: You Don’t Need Full Body Coverage

Truth: Many people feel they’re sufficiently protected so long as they slather sunscreen on the face. But sun damage can affect any area of the body, from foreheads to toes, and eventually lead to skin cancer. That’s why it’s so critical to apply sun protection everywhere. Think of the wrinkly hands and aging necks that are often dead giveaways of a person’s true age—they’re also highly indicative of poor sun care habits.

Try: Avene Mineral Light Hydrating Lotion SPF 50+ (Face and Body), $24.99

 

Myth: You Need Sun Exposure for Optimal Vitamin D Levels

Truth: Vitamin D is the “feel good” nutrient all healthy humans need. While the sun helps skin produce vitamin D, it’s not the only source—and certainly not a reason to skimp on sunscreen in an effort to soak up as much D as possible. In fact, that’s counterproductive because your skin only produces so much of the vitamin within a certain time frame before it stops. (Imagine if your skin generated vitamin D during every waking moment spent in the sunlight—it would quickly reach overdosed levels!) Keep wearing that sunscreen, and rely on a combination of supplements, a healthy diet, and brief sunlight exposure to enjoy optimal levels.

Try: Dr. Brandt XYY Power Dose D Sunshine Vitamin for Skin, $30.99

Myth: You Only Need Sunscreen During Peak Hours

Truth: Peak sunlight time is typically defined as 10 am to 4 pm, when the sun’s rays are especially powerful. Naturally, it’s vital to wear sunscreen during these hours, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the day is precluded from harming your skin. Harmful UVA rays are present throughout the day, and can lead to skin damage and some forms of skin cancer. Even cloudy days aren’t enough to protect skin. In fact, those are the days that often produce some of the worst sunburns because people neglect to wear sunscreen altogether. Clouds block only a small percentage of UV rays, meaning that you can still suffer even if you don’t necessarily see or feel the sun.

Try: La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen, $24.99

 

Myth: You Can Wear Any Sunscreen to Prevent UVA and UVB Damage

Truth: Sunscreens that are labeled “broad-spectrum” are the only ones that prevent damage from both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are responsible for producing visible signs of aging, including spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, while UVB rays cause sunburns. Both of them can ultimately lead to skin cancer, so it’s best to wear a product that effectively combats them equally.

Try: Elta MD UV Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 45, $38.89

Highlighter is here to stay!

Makeup trends seem to come and go faster than we can hit our favorite Makeup store. It seems like a new product comes out every day and it’s hard to keep up sometimes! One product that seems to be taking over everyone’s makeup routine is highlighter. It seems like every makeup artist and fashion magazine is always mentioning and swearing by this magical, glowing beautifier.

But what exactly is highlighter and why is it so important when it comes to looking your best? Basically, highlighter is face makeup that attracts light, creating the illusion of brightness and height. It can completely change your look in a subtle way that can’t exactly be placed but makes all the difference. For instance, the Glo Minerals Highlighter ($20.99) can add a hint of radiant light to your makeup. Apply this pink luminizer anywhere you want a subtle, natural glo that can instantly brighten your complexion. It is the perfect finishing touch!

There are three main areas you should apply highlighter: the cheekbones and temples, the eyes, and the Cupid’s bow. Applying highlighter in a diagonal line from just beneath the center of your eye socket up towards your hairline gives your cheekbones some extra definition. If you need to look awake when you’re working on three hours of sleep just a pinch of highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes can brighten up those dark circles. For these areas, Jane Iredale Eye Highlighter Pencil – White/Pink ($11.99) is literally perfection! This product instantly wakes up tired eyes and give eyes a lift with this white and pink pencil. Use the white side to line inside the eye ledge to make eyes appear bigger and brighter. Use the pink side to give a soft, radiant appearance. Use to highlight the brow bone or cheek bone. On the other hand, highlighter can also benefit your lipstick by giving it a really clean look with one swipe of the product.

Highlighter has become so popular that a new makeup trend called “strobing” is taking over the internet. Instead of using a darker color and a lighter color to chisel the face through contouring, all you do is use highlighter. Another great option that we suggest is the Jane Iredale In Touch Highlighter – Complete ($20.99) this creamy lightweight formula can be applied to the tops of cheekbones, brow bones, and nose bridge.  The result is more natural-looking, dewy skin that glimmers in all the right places.

Skincare 101: Everything You Need to Know

 Choosing the right skincare products can be a tricky thing. Once you’ve settled on a regimen, you have to make sure you’re using your products in the right order, applying them at the right time of day, and treating your concerns effectively. It can be mind boggling simply navigating the skincare aisle at the drugstore! That’s why we’ve broken down the fine art of caring for your skin. Here’s everything you need to know.

 

Q: In what order should I use my skincare products?

It’s no good having a great collection of products if you aren’t applying them in the proper order. The first step is to remove all traces of dirt and debris with an effective cleanser formulated for your skin type. The goal is simply to start with a clean canvas. Make a commitment to exfoliate dry skin two to three times a week with a gentle scrub. Focus on those areas where clogged pores are most prominent, like your cheeks and nose.

Follow with a serum that’s packed with ingredients that target your skin’s unique needs. Formulas enriched with retinol’s and hyaluronic acids are designed to target aging, while nourishing oils lock in moisture for dry skin. Remember to pat your serum on—don’t rub. Next, pat eye cream on gently, taking care not to rub or tug the delicate skin in this area. Work your way from the outer corners of your eyes and down along the orbital bone. Then apply moisturizer. Your final step is sunscreen, which is essential if you’re headed outdoors.

 

Q: Can I use a face oil if I have oily skin? 

It may sound counterintuitive, but face oils are remarkably effective even on oily skin. They key is not to go overboard in your usage, and to stick with nourishing ingredients that help balance your skin. We like Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil 100% Purified Squalene ($23.99) for its gentle, non-comedogenic formula. If you find that most oils feel too heavy, look for a product specifically formulated as lightweight. You might also want to add just a drop to your nighttime moisturizer instead of slicking it onto your skin full throttle. Nighttime is definitely an important qualifier, too: your skin is less oily at night, so it’s best to apply your face oil right before you hit the sack.

 

Q: What’s the difference between a hydrator and a moisturizer?

Thought the terms are often used interchangeably, hydration and moisturization are two different concepts. Hydrators are designed to increase your skin’s water content, while moisturizers lock in moisture to prevent that water content from being lost. This is why it’s advisable to apply moisturizer to slightly damp skin—it’s the water that keeps skin hydrated, while the moisturizer seals that hydration and keeps skin soft and supple. For extra dry skin, we love Skinmedia HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator ($329.89) to really ramp up your skin’s ability to combat fine lines while maintaining a smoother, healthier complexion.

 

Q: How long should I wait before applying sunscreen?

 

You’ve slathered sunscreen all over your face and body about 20 minutes before heading outside. You’re good to go—for now, at least. Pay attention to your sunscreen’s SPF rating. That number indicates how much time you can safely spend in the sun before your skin starts to show signs of damage (like pinkness or redness). As a general rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to reapply sunscreen after two hours. If you’re using a water-resistant formula, note that their efficacy times may differ. So if you’re swimming or surfing, be sure to reapply as often as the packaging instructs. One of our favorite head-to-toe formulas is Avene Mineral Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ for Face and Body ($24.99).

5 Hacks To Start 2017 With Your Best Hair Yet!

Happy New Year everyone! Lets talk about our goals –or let’s be more specific- hair goals! We all have something we’ve been trying far too long to fix with our manes — such as frizz, a tedious morning blow-dry routine, or locks that won’t hold curls. Lets make 2017 the year we have or best hair yet; it will boost your confidence and make you feel better than ever!

Use Make Up Primer to Combat Fizz: We’re pretty sure you never heard this one before, but it really works! Primer contains silicone, an ingredient commonly used in hair products to create a smooth surface. The Glo∙Minerals Face Primer ($16.99) could be a great option to fight against humidity to keep your hair looking fresh and fab.style-your-hairDid you know that masks are not only for the face: Because hair that touches your shoulders or beyond can be several years old, which means we definitely need to take real care of it. We suggest using moisture-based masks and oils weekly. The Agadir Argan Oil Moisture Masque ($0.59) contains Keratin Protein and provides a sulfate-free anti color fade treatment for long lasting hair color. This moisturizing product provides deep repair to smooth, strengthen, protect for hair that shines. Repairs badly damaged hair from the effect of hot tools and chemical services in just a few treatments.

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Meet your new best friend, dry shampoo: Is like magic on a small bottle. Trust us, one of the best ways to extend the blowout without letting your hair turn greasy is to apply dry shampoo to the roots, around the ears, and at the nape of the neck. Then massage it in, brush it down, or blast it with a blow-dryer. Your hair is perfect again. We recommend The Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($14.99) since it is perfect for those days where hair is greasy, it also adds instant volume and protects hair against damaging sun rays.

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Salt Spray for the perfect beach waves: Stop damaging your hair with tons of hairspray to make your waves stay fab, the secret to getting beach-worthy waves all year round is on the Salt Spray. TIGI Session Series Salt Spray ($13.99) gives a light pliable hold to your hair with this texturizing spray while sea salt adds body and definition to the hair to create the most amazing looks. This is the kind of products you need to have on your bathroom cabinets this 2017.

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Prepare your hair the night before: Texturing products always help and they can become your best friends when it comes to save time. The Blow Pro Beach Blow Texturizing Mist ($7.99) adds fullness and volume thickening the hairs cuticle to get a long-lasting, beachy waves hairstyle. Whether you decide to sleep in braids, or using a texturizing product, styling the night before saves you the morning hassle. Plus the next-day look is always better.

By following some of the tips, you can get the hair you have always dreamed of. Remember that this is a process that can take some time, but it’s going to be very worth it! P.S. We’re having a Haircare Saleto help you achieve your #HAIRGOALS

 

 

Macadamia Natural Oil: Professional Haircare Products

Macadamia Natural Oil Products

Macadamia Natural Oil Products

Here at TheBeautyPlace.com, we know more than most that there is always a latest beauty buzz on the block.  Currently, we are all excited about  Macadamia Natural Oil.  The professional hair care line contains two of the most beneficial oils: Macadamia and Argan.

Together, macadamia oil and argan oil replenish the hair’s natural emollients with the high content of essential fatty acids found naturally in both of these exceptional oils. The combined benefits help to nourish and protect the hair from harmful UV rays while repairing hair follicles for improved elasticity and shine.

Macadamia nut oil is extremely similar to the body’s natural oils and is therefore easily and quickly absorbed by the hair and skin. Use the complete regimen of Macadamia Natural Oil haircare products for best results to revitalize your hair. Macadamia Natural Oil products include a full line of haircare products as well as an extensive selection of styling products, all of which are excellent for dry, damaged hair.

TheBeautyPlace.com Trend Alert: Embracing The Frizz

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Frizzy hair at Marc Jacobs

Here in TheBeautyPlace.com offices, we refer to “frizz” as “the other ‘F’ word.”  And, as our home-base is Miami, Florida, our hair succumbs to the not-so-positive effects of humid heat all too often.

So, we were slightly amused to hear that some of the world’s leading hairstylists (such as Orlando Pita and Guido) have taken on the mission of inviting women to embrace the fuzz by making it bigger and better than ever.

“Say what?!” We hear your cry?  We KNOW!  We reply.  We couldn’t believe it either.  But, having reviewed the runways we can tell you: it’s true.

And here, our essential five products for embracing–and rocking–the frizz.

 

  1. Thickening Lotion:Apply to damp hair to give body and texture.  We recommend BioSilk Thickening Creme.
  2. Volumizing Mousse: Apply to damp hair to give hold.  We like Big Sexy Root Pump Plus Volumizing Spray Mousse.
  3. Dry Shampoo or Texturizing Spray: Spray on dry hair until you get a chalky, powdery feeling and then tease.  One of our faves is CHI Infra Texture Dual Action Hair Spray.
  4. Boar-and-Nylon Hairbrush: Adds volume and fluff when used for teasing.  It’s also less damaging than a comb.
  5. Hairspray: Spritz your favorite hairspray (we like TIGI Catwalk Your Highness Firm Hold Hairspray) on a brush to help tame flyaways, or spray directly onto teased hair to help maintain height.
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