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My Favorite Summer Skincare Secret

After the fires and this dismal rainy winter, I’m looking forward to summer fun! I appreciate the internal aspect of winter, but BBQs, beachin’ it & music in the park make me feel vibrant and more connected to my community. I love the warmth and the power of the sun, but I stopped sunbathing years ago! This alone has preserved my skin. Try it this year! Make it a #sunlesssummer and take note of the health of your skin in the fall. It will look smooth, supple, and younger!!!

One summer with safe protection from the sun’s rays can take years off of your skin.

My favorite dream team for the summer months is Vitamin C and a good mineral sunscreen. Not only does Vitamin C extend the life of your SPF, it adds a layer of protection. This powerful combination provides more protection against photodamage. It is a photoprotectant.

You all know that I am a big fan of Vitamin C because it is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free radicals formed by UV radiation. UVA rays are the leading source of damage to collagen, elastin, and other dermal structures, whereas UVB rays (also called the burning ray) contribute to skin burning and skin cancer.

Sun damage is an oxidative process. UV rays and other environmental stressors like pollution and cigarette smoke cause the release of damaging free radicals in the body. Free radicals lead to premature signs of aging, but Vitamin C is a scavenger for those little devils and it neutralizes them! This shields your skin from damage and keeps your complexion healthy and glowing.

My favorite Vitamin C product is the Glo Skin Beauty Skin Protecting Duo. Featuring Daily Power C and Daily Hydration serums, this dynamic duo deliver the skin protecting and age-defying benefits achieved when using Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid together. Protect your beautiful Vitamin C rich skin with Glo Skin Beauty Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+. This tinted moisturizer features a sheer hint of color to soften and even out skin tone while enhancing radiance. I love the creaminess of this product and the crushed diamonds deflect the light away from fine lines and wrinkles! This tinted moisturizer comes in 3 shades - light, medium, and dark. When in doubt, go for medium, which works best for most skin tones! For those of you who don’t want color in your SPF, Solar Shade SPF 50 is a mineral based, bio-degradable reef safe, sunscreen that is eco-friendly and safe to wear in the ocean.

Now let's all have a safe summer full of fun, great memories, and beautiful skin! xoxo Lori Carhart

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