Posts tagged sun

tarte tutorial: how to apply bronzer

Are you bronzer-challenged? It’s a condition far more common than you think!

But it’s time to get over this silly phobia. We’ve created this simple how-to video to help you. A healthy alternative to real sun, our best-selling Amazonian clay mineral bronzer in park ave princess helps to create a warm glowing complexion, and it works for all skin tones. Watch and learn tartelettes…

the breakdown on SPF

Summer is at our heels, tartelettes — for you west coast girls it is already here (lucky)! But with rising temps come harmful rays, and by now you should know that sun protection is key to maintaining a youthful complexion. And today, I’m going to tell you why.

SPF

A sunscreen’s SPF, or sun protection factor, measures how much the product shields the sun’s shorter-wave ultraviolet B rays, known as UVB radiation, which can cause sunburn — this leads to wrinkles and skin damage, not to mention skin cancer. You should be wearing a daily protection level of anywhere between SPF 15 to SPF 30. Always apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to sun exposure, and when spending time in direct sunlight,  you should reapply your every two hours. Many people — like me before I wrote this blog — are not sure how much sunscreen they need to apply in order to achieve full protection; one ounce or a shot glass size full of sunscreen should cover your entire body.

When shopping around for sun block, you want to choose one that guards against both UVA and UVB rays, this will help  maintain and protect the health of your skin and  prevents signs of aging from sun damage. I’ve broken down a list of products that will keep you covered when frolicking around outside this summer,  wherever in the world you may be.

Replenishing Solar Defence copy.jpg1. For full face coverage try MyChelle Replenishing Solar Defense SPF 30

 

2. For all over protection try Suntegrity all natural moisturizing body protection, broad spectrum SPF 30

 

 

3. Hair too is in danger when exposed to the sun, prevent sun damage to your hair by applying REDKEN Color Extend Sun Solar Screen SPF 12

 

4. What about my makeup you ask? Not to worry tarte offers a smooth operator™ Amazonian clay tinted moisturizer w/SPF 20

5. Protective accessories!

 

Sunglasses..duh!

Hide under a hat!


SPF alert: don’t worry tarte’s got you covered…


 

Ladies, ladies, ladies, we all want the secret to timeless skin but the truth is  there isn’t one. While we can’t stop our skin from aging, we can take steps to delay it dramatically. The first step to maintaining a youthful glow and firmer skin texture starts with skin protection….say it with me everyone, the key to anti-aging is SPF.

Don’t be caught stepping into the rays without — at least — SPF 15 coverage.  Lucky for you, tarte formulates a lot of our wonderful everyday products with SPF. Visit tarte.com to pick us essentials such as  foundation, pressed powder, tinted moisturizer and lip balm.

Get some coverage tartelettes!

Sun Safety

I love a long day at the beach, but there’s nothing worse than trying to get dressed with a sun-scorched body. Ouch!!

 

I urge you don’t skip or skimp out on sunblock! To begin you’ll experience that immediate, lobster- redness and pain. Secondly, you’re aging your skin. Hello, wrinkles!  And the scariest aspect: skin damage or even that dreaded C word. Well folks with just some simple steps, you can easily prevent it! Wear sunscreen and SPF, throw on a hat (protect your clap and that new hair shade), and rock a pair of trendy sunglasses!  And don’t forget about your lips!  Apply a healthy lip balm like tarte’s 24.7 lip sheer infused with SPF 15 and forgo the days of chapped lips.

 

Have fun in the sun but remember to stay protected. What are some of your sun safety tips?! We want to hear.

 

xo,

Jen

“My UV Check”

Hi tartelettes,

With summer just around the corner there’s one thing on my mind: SUNSHINE! While I’m ashamed to admit it, I had a history of spending the day at the beach and not wearing enough sunscreen. In fact, there have been days I even woke up the next day looking like a lobster. This year I plan on enjoying the sunshine while still properly protecting my skin.  Luckily, I recently came across a new iPhone application, “My UV Check” which is part of the Save our Skin campaign.  My UV Check is the first application on the market that measures both the UVA and UVB index, provides individualized sun risk diagnosis and demonstrates how to check your own skin for suspicious lesions/moles. It also allows you to explore the La Roche – Posay Anthelios range for individualized product recommendations and to find the closest store near you. This app is the perfect way to help people like me practice save sunning!

To find out more about the Save your Skin campaign, I recommend visiting www.SOSSaveOurSin.com.

xo,

Kate

Florida Feelings

08/23/07
~The countdown is on…for my mini vacation that is! Greg & I are heading to Naples, Florida on Friday morning! I really can’t wait to do absolutely nothing but sunbathe (with SPF protection, of course), read all of the delicious fall fashion magazines and run on the beach. We’re going on a sunset cruise in the Gulf of Mexico which will be beautiful. Then when we get back from our trip we’re back to unpacking, painting and decorating our new apartment. -candace