Sun Allergy + Product Recommendations

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You were sunbathing and after that pimples, rash and itchy skin appeared? It’s most likely an allergy that appears on the skin as a reaction to excessive sun exposure – sun allergy.


Excessive exposure to harmful UV rays that penetrate deep into the skin and certain ingredients of cosmetics can cause sun allergies, the consumption of various medications also plays a role. Medications such as antibiotics, contraceptives, antihypertensive drugs increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun and can also add to the occurrence of sun allergies. On the other hand, we cannot avoid the sun because it provides us with vitamin D, which is needed for healthy bones.

How to prevent sun allergy or at least alleviate it if it occurs? In addition to daily application of products with a high protection factor every 2-3 hours and hydration of the skin after sunbathing, it’s desirable to fight from the inside too. Increase fluid intake in the summer months and consume foods that are high in calcium, selenium, zinc or beta carotene. I have been taking zinc and selenium vitamins for the last few months and this is certainly one of the reasons why this is the first year I haven’t gotten a sun allergy during my stay at the seaside.

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Skincare based on ingredients

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Nowadays we come across various names of various skincare ingredients – hyaluronic acid, retinol, collagen, niacinamide, etc. Each of these ingredients helps to solve various skin conditions and today I will write about hyaluronic acid and add some product recommendations.


Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our body, and as we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases, so it can be found in various products that we apply to the skin to compensate for the loss of moisture and elasticity of the skin. Hyaluronic acid gives that plumped look to the skin and improves skin elasticity, it can also be used by all skin types.

Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient that everyone should have in their skin care routine, whether it is dry, combination or oily skin in question. It helps remove fine lines, increases skin hydration level, smoothes skin and improves skin elasticity. It’s a great ally in skin hydration, especially if you use chemical exfoliants so you need an extra boost of hydration. This is where hyaluronic acid jumps in because it is a truly neutral ingredient that will not interfere with the performance of any other ingredient, and will provide relief to the skin and prevent skin dehydration.vichy-mineralbooster

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Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Peel

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It’s time for a review of a product that will clean the pores within a few minutes, remove dead skin cells without any irritation. I’m talking about the Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Peel gentle peel – find out below how to use it and what are the benefits of using this product.


Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Peel is an exfoliating cream with micro particles that give gentle exfoliation of the skin. This cream contains natural cellulose that is rich in moisture, it removes dead skin cells and lightly brightens the complexion. In addition to cellulose, it also contains coconut which nourishes the skin, probiotics that protect and balance the skin. Arganin helps in the production of collagen and elastin, and it is also a good antioxidant.

The texture is quite watery and requires a small amount to cover the entire face. Apply a thin layer onto clean skin, avoiding the area around the eyes. Leave on the skin for 2-3 minutes, gently massage into the skin and rinse off. Every time I use this product, my skin is visibly cleaner and softer the next day. This peel is gentle enough not to irritate the skin, and yet strong enough to actually see some difference.pixibeauty-skinpeel

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Missha All Around Waterproof Safe Sun Block SPF 50

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It’s time for a review of a Korean product, I’m talking about Missha SPF cream with a protection factor of 50+. I was using it for the last two months, I’ve almost finished it already, but I finally gathered all my impressions and decided to write a review.


Missha All Around Safe Block SPF50 + / PA ++++ is a protective cream with mineral filters that protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays by blocking them from the skin. It contains silicones that smooth the skin, after application the complexion looks more even and radiant. The cream is waterproof and highly hydrating that does not emphasize dry areas. It’s very thick, but blends easily with the skin.

When applied, the cream leaves a little bit of a white cast on the skin, so it is necessary to massage it well into the skin in order to blend it with the skin. The cream is not mattifying, it leaves a glow on the skin, but doesn’t leave the skin oily. However, this combination is not long-lasting and if you wear foundation or make-up in general, and you have slightly oily skin, your skin will get oily during the day. It doesn’t clog my pores and it hasn’t caused me breakouts, which is great.

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Avène Tolérance Extreme & Eau Thermale Spring Water

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Today I have prepared a review of two Avène products – a moisturizing face cream and thermal water. The thermal water has been in my skincare routine for two years now and the face cream is new in my skincare collection.


Avène Tolérance Extreme is a soothing and moisturizing cream for sensitive and intolerant facial skin – I chose the rich version, and there is an emulsion that’s lighter than this one. I chose this cream because it contains a minimum of ingredients, it has only seven ingredients that are suitable for sensitive skin. I don’t normally have sensitive skin, but my skin just became extremely dehydrated during my stay at home and from the three moisturizers I currently rotate – none of them gave me relief.

The cream is formulated without any preservatives, parabens or perfumes, thus greatly reducing the possibility of skin irritation. The texture is something between a rich and a gel cream, but it is a non-greasy cream that does not leave the skin feeling oily. It hasn’t clogged my pores and my skin looks slightly matte when I apply the cream. The packaging is very practical and hygienically made. When the bottle is pressed, the pump that pushes out the product is lifted and immediately returned so that the cream is always sterile and bacteria do not have access to the cream.

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Body Care with Dove Products

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I noticed some new Dove products on Notino, so I decided to try them out and write my impressions. I really like Dove products, I often buy their shower gels because they are affordable, yet very high quality and they do not dry out my skin.


Dove Exfoliating Body Scrub Crushed Macadamia & Rice Milk really thrilled me. The scrub removes dead skin cells, leaving skin soft and silky after use. The exfoliating particles are gentle and not at all rough on the skin.

The smell is divine and it reminds me of ice cream, my whole bathroom smells like this product after showering. You get a quantity of 225 ml, which is will last for a long time because you only need very little for one use, even for the whole body.dove-bodyscrub

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Home Spa with FOREO UFO 2

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A few months ago, I introduced FOREO, a Swedish brand that produces skincare devices and products, as well as their smart skin cleansing device – FOREO LUNA mini 3. Now I got the opportunity to try their new FOREO UFO 2, a powerful mask & light therapy treatment device.


FOREO UFO 2 is designed with the goal of providing a facial treatment in 90 seconds, equal to the one you would get at a beauty salon. With longer use of this device, more hydrated, plumped, firmer skin with less wrinkles and more glow is expected. This device combines advanced smart mask technology with LED light therapy and thermo therapy, cryotherapy and the use of T-sonic pulsations, which results in a more beautiful and radiant complexion.

The treatment lasts 90 seconds and the procedure can be repeated, if necessary. During the treatment the app plays relaxing music and that’s exactly why I had the feeling that I was really in the spa and not at home in my bathroom. After the end of the treatment, it’s necessary to remove the mask from the device and rinse off the device under warm water. Fear not, the UFO 2 is waterproof, so there is no worry that it will be damaged by water. foreo-ufo2-smartmask

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Byphasse Moisturizing Sorbet Serum

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Skin hydration is very important to me, especially now that I spend a lot of time at home. I do everything I can to prevent skin dehydration, drinking lots of water helps, I also have moisturizing serums in my skincare routine that help in achieving that plumped skin.


Two months ago, I started using Byphasse Sorbet Serum, which provides additional hydration and nourishment to the skin. In addition to hyaluronic acid, this serum also contains highly nourishing ingredients such as peptides, minerals and amino acids that actively combat skin aging and dull complexion.

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our body, and as we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases, so it can be found in the various products we apply to make up for the loss of moisture and skin elasticity. Hyaluronic acid gives that plumped skin look and improves skin elasticity, it’s suitable for all skin types.

It needs to be applied to moist skin so that it can penetrate deeper into the skin and give it hydration. Applying to dry skin can cause side effects and dry out the skin as hyaluronic acid will not pull moisture from the outside surroundings but from the skin itself. After applying the serum, the moisture needs to be locked with moisturizer to prevent skin dehydration and transdermal water loss.byphasse-sorbet-serum

Ever since I started to use this product, I have noticed that I don’t have a single dry part on my face, so-called dry patches. My skin is not dehydrated and my makeup goes on so smoothly. The skin is radiant, looks healthy and nourished. The serum comes in a 50 ml plastic container with a dropper. It has a runny texture that is quickly absorbed into the skin and it beautifully prepares the skin for application of other products.

It contains no parabens, sulfates or alcohol, but it does contain perfumes that can be potentially irritating to the skin. It has a pleasant rose scent, but because of that smell, I feel like I’m applying ice cream on my face, not a moisturizing serum. This is the only reason why I would not buy this product again.

It costs about 4 euros, which is really good for a 50 ml serum. With daily use for the past two months, I have used up half of the serum. Since it has such a runny texture, I take two drops and that’s enough for me to cover my entire face.byphasse-hydratant-serum


-Yes or no?-

Of all the moisturizing serums I’ve tried, I have to say that I was very impressed with this Byphasse Sorbet serum. The quantity is great, it’s affordable and suitable for everyone’s pocket, but I’m not sure if where it can be bought.

Byphasse products are available in our local drugstores, but I’m not sure for this particular product as I bought it in a Spanish drugstore. My skin really looks good since I started using it, but I don’t think I would buy repurchase it because of the perfume. I do love the smell of rose, but this is too much even for me.

If I you ask me, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid is a better choice because it contains no perfume, one is already waiting for me in the drawer and I will switch to that again after I finish this product. Elizavecca hyaluronic acid with niacinamide did not thrill me as well because it didn’t deliver as promised so I prefer to use hyaluron acid and niacinamide in separate vials until I find something that works for me.

What has been your experience with Byphasse products?

Ana

 

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Home Spa and Hair Care

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The positive thing about staying home is that we can focus a little bit more on our skin and body care. I decided to focus more on my hair, try out new hair care products and get rid of the annoying dandruff that sometimes appears on my scalp.


Surely you have heard of double cleansing your face, but have you heard of double cleansing of the scalp and hair? I have been practicing this for several months now and I can say that I noticed a major difference in my hair after the first wash. Scalp hygiene is very important to me as I often struggle with dandruff, especially lately. Every time I wash my hair, I feel like I’ve been in a hair salon because of all the little rituals I have.

What is exactly double hair and scalp cleansing? This is essentially double shampooing, and for this purpose I use mild products that will not irritate the scalp. The first shampooing removes all the dirt, grease and residue of hair styling products, and the second shampooing actually cleans the scalp and nourishes the entire length of the hair.

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Missha UV Pore Blur Starter SPF50+

I started researching Korean cosmetics more and more, and one of the brands I decided to try was Missha. Today I am writing about one product of this brand that has absolutely delighted me, I will tell you that right away.


I’m talking about Missha UV Pore Blur Starter SPF50 + PA ++++, a primer that blurs the pores and mattifies the skin, it also acts like a sunscreen. It really does what it promises – it fills the pores and mattifies the face, while protecting against the harmful rays of the sun. This is the only SPF product that I have tried that it doesn’t look oily on the skin without even a slight shedding after application.

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