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Hours to Avoid the Sun

The weather is warming up. It's time to take good care of your skin while you're outside in the sun so you don't get a nasty sunburn that ends up peeling.  The sun's rays are strong and it's easy to get burnt quickly when you are outside enjoying the weather. There are certain times of day when you need to be extra careful. Hours to Avoid the Strongest Sun The sun's rays are strongest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daylight savings time. I know, it's they're the best hours to be out doing summer thing like going to the beach! You can still do fun things in the sun. You just have to be careful and wear the magic cream. The best way to prevent a sunburn is to apply a good full spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. I call it the magic cream!  Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you go out in the sun to allow the sunscreen to bind with the proteins in your skin.  For more sunburn protection at the beach, look at the shadows.  Go to the be

Tattoo Camo: Tattoo Coverup Makeup Review

From time to time you may find you need to cover up your tattoo. Maybe you are getting married or are in a wedding and you want to hide it. Maybe your family doesn't approve of tattoos and you want to hide it from them. Or perhaps your job requires you to cover any tattoos. Whatever your reason, a good concealer made to cover tattoos will do the job.  My favorite is Tattoo Camo. I've used it to cover tattoos, spider veins, bruises and dermatofibromas. The coverage is amazing! Now you see it                                                                                      Now you don't! The Products Concealer It is a thick full coverage cream concealer that comes in a 20 gram pot that  blends easily with the skin texture.  It is available is 6 colors.  I have 8 and 15 and mix them to create a close color to match the skin I am covering. Here are some swatches. They aren't exact but give you a general idea of how they look.  8 Ivory is the lightest 5 Cr

Are cruelty free products vegan?

I recently discovered that many people don't know the answer to that question even some folks who work at Ulta. My daughter stopped in at our local Ulta store to shop for makeup for a vegan friend. She consulted a sales associate to point out the vegan brands. The associate quickly pulled out her list of cruelty free brands as a list for vegan brands. The answer to the question "Are cruelty free products vegan?" is sometimes but not always. Cruelty free means the cosmetic product and it's ingredients have not been tested on laboratory animals. Alternative, highly precise non animal testing methods, such as in-vitro testing, are used to determine product safety instead of torturing caged animals.  Vegan means free from animal ingredients and animal by products. Animal includes insects, too. Carmine, honey, beeswax and milk which are a few animal derived ingredients. A cosmetic may be cruelty free yet contain animal ingredients. For example, Burt's Bees is a