Tag: sunscreen

How to Apply Sunscreen

We’ve been experiencing a heat wave in the Pacific Northwest (no complaints here!) so it seems an opportune time to discuss sunscreen; more specifically, how to apply sunscreen. You most likely already appreciate the importance of daily sunscreen use year round. Sunscreen protects against burning UVB rays and deeper penetrating UVA rays, helping to minimize… Read more »

Sunscreen Ingredients

When it comes to choosing a UV protective treatment, the sunscreen ingredients that make up the formulation are one of the most important factors to consider. In this post, let’s dive into the most commonly used sunscreen ingredients to determine which one may be best for you. Chemical vs Physical Sunscreen Ingredients Sun filtering agents… Read more »

Layer Skin Care Treatments

A topic that seems to generate a lot of confusion is how to layer skin care treatments. In a world of serums, essences, concentrates, emulsions, moisturizers and toners, the confusion probably isn’t all that surprising. I hope that this post helps to clarify how to do it right. How to Layer Skin Care Treatments Right… Read more »

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Today, March 20th, marks the Spring Equinox and more springtime sun! I’m excited for warmer weather and felt today would be the perfect time to share 10 facts about the sun and sunscreen. You wouldn’t be alone in assuming that springtime sun exposure is less dangerous than that in the summer. It’s not as warm… Read more »

Winter Sunscreen Tips

The deep of January may seem an odd time to deliver winter sunscreen tips. However, you need to apply sunscreen regardless of the time of year. In this post I’ll share my top 5 winter sunscreen tips to help you keep your skin protected from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Two types of the… Read more »

Apothekari Bespoke Vitamin C 10 and 15%

When it comes to cosmetics, there are 3 skin care ingredients considered essential to great skin. Ask most skin care professionals and you’ll likely get consensus. It’s easy to get confused by marketing and side-tracked by trendy new ingredients, but if you want to make the most of your skin care dollars and simplify your… Read more »

asian face splash

Mornings, especially if you are not an early riser like me, can be a slog so it’s not surprising that the morning skin care routine is one that often suffers. Blame it on the snooze button, the late night or being disorganized, but it’s a safe bet that the morning skin care routine is more… Read more »

Skin Cancer Awareness

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and throughout the month of May, people are encouraged to do their part to raise awareness about skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and the third most common in Canada. Fortunately, it is also one of the most preventable forms… Read more »