Skin Care Secret: Sunscreen

neutrogena-sunscreen-lWhether it’s summer or winter, sunscreen should be a staple product in your skin care regime. I will apply this after cleansing and applying moisturizer. I like Neutrogena’s line as it’s lightweight and will rarely break me out. Remember to check the expiration date as this product will last you a long time. It’s safe to use under makeup as well.

Price Range: $15 and up


Night cream for preventive skin care

Prevention is the key to skin care nowadays. If you are in your 20s, now is the time to begin your skin care regimen to ensure you have healthy skin by the time you reach your 30s or 40s. Remember, aging begins roughly around the age of 35.

I began including Vitamin E in my skin care routine. After cleansing and toning, I use Jamieson’s Provitemina E Cream with 30 000 UI. It’s a thick cream which should be massaged into your skin gently during application. Make sure you wash your face in the morning as this cream could cause extra oiliness and breakouts. It is very moisturizing and softens your skin. Using this product, I do feel I am doing my skin a favor.

It can be purchased at any large department store or drugstore for $15 and up.


What to look for in a facial moisturizer

Vitamin A:

Vitamin A compound retinol has shown the most promise for temporary wrinkle reduction.

Synthetic hydroxy acids:

are commonly found in moisturizers as well; they’re meant to exfoliate dead skin cells and trigger new skin cell growth

Soy compounds:

may even out skin tone and build collagen fibers that give skin its smooth texture.

Vitamin C

is also thought encourage collagen production, although it doesn’t interact well with vitamin A (which retinol is derived from).


So, you want retinal, collagen boosting ingredients, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), anti-oxidants mostly. These ingredients will prevent your skin from aging too fast and ALWAYS wear sunscreen whether it is winter or summer.