Q&A: Do I Need To Wear Sunscreen Even If It’s Rainy Season?

YES! Si! Oui! Oo! 

Get the picture?

You absolutely, positively do have to wear sunscreen every day—even if it’s cloudy outside. Heck, even if you’re just at home. Your computer screen, fluorescent lights, and just every little UV ray coming through the windows still penetrate your skin. And that will accumulate over time and skin damage!

Found this cool infographic from Badger. It's a simple way of explaining how sunscreen protects your skin. I really suggest SPF30 as the new minimum. SPF15 really isn't enough anymore.

Do you want wrinkles, sagging, age spots? Okidoki, then don’t apply sunscreen. But in case you’re interested in protecting your skin (yay!), here’s a cool infographic from Badger that explains how sunscreen works. As you can see, SPF30 is best for optimum protection.

Are you still not convinced? Are you thinking, “Ya, I already know this…but I’ll probably skip it anyway. Doesn’t really make a difference.” Well, well, well, my friend. Watch this video and prepare to feel the fear.

Okaaaay, so I don’t really want you to feel the fear. That was just me being overdramatic. But I do want you to take your sunscreen  application seriously. Commit to it. You’ll be glad you did 10 years from now. Trust me—I’m 33 and I owe it all to two things: (1) good genes and (2) my constant reapplying.

Do you apply sunscreen daily? What’s your SPF of choice? ♥

Sad Beauty News

Say it isn’t so…

Que horror!

Que horror!

I saw this while I was researching about anti-aging tricks online and wish I could un-see it! Haha! I have a feeling this has more to do with processed sugar and that dark chocolate might actually be okay—but where’s the fun in that?? Boo! Until I verify this little factoid with my derma contacts, I’m gonna have to think twice before ordering dessert and will just drink more water whenever I crave for something sweet. Sigh.

Do you think this beauty tidbit is true? And would you stop having chocolate if ever? Leave a comment and let me know! ♥

5 Sneaky Ways You’re Making Yourself Age Faster

Why kudos on using that reusable cup. The straw? Not so much.

Why kudos on using that reusable tumbler. The straw? Not so much.

Some of your daily habits can actually speed up the aging process—and you might not even know it! Here’s a quick rundown to help you catch these sneaky, wrinkle-causing culprits.

Culprit #1: The Way You Wash Your Face
The Reason: The constant tugging and pulling of the gentle skin around your face can cause sagging.
The Fix: You know those silly facial wash commercials where you see girls carefully lathering up and rinsing off their faces with a smile? Ya, do that. And please pat (don’t rub!) your face dry while you’re at it.

Culprit #2: Sipping On A Straw
The Reason: Repetitive puckering motions can cause the tiny creases around your mouth to deepen in the long run.
The Fix: Simple—just drink directly from the glass or bottle as much as you can.

Can you guess what the other three culprits are? Instagramming is one of them! Continue reading