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For some women, lipstick is the only makeup requirement necessary. Need a little boost to your attitude? Throw on your favorite shade, and you’re instantly in a better mood!
The hard part? Finding the perfect tint for you. Luckily, in honor of #NationalLipstickDay, we’ve put together a list of the MINDBODY San Diego office’s favorite hues, styles, and brands!
“It’s hard for me to find a product that doesn't dry my lips out, especially a matte red lip color. I love how moisturizing the Bare Minerals lipstick is, and the color looks amazing on all skin tones. It's the perfect red for day to night!"
- Lauren Thalman, Product Manager
“I’ve been a loyal “Brownie” by Bobbi Brown fan for over 8+ years now (and have gone through way too many to count!). It’s the perfect pinky/brown shade that adapts to your natural lip color. A semi-matte finish combined with enriching, hydrating vitamins C and E, it keeps your lips nourished all day long!”
- Devin Dilday, Marketing Communications Specialist
Color: Shining Moment
“This shade of pink is the perfect pop of color—any time of the year. I love the high-shine, lightweight formula. It glides on seamlessly, almost like a gloss. It keeps my lips moisturized and nourished with the perfect amount of subtle color, so it’s great for work, happy hour, or running errands.”
- Brittany Raine, Team Lead, Marketing Content
Color: Bold, Juicy Coral
“It’s one of my faves and all-time best selling lip treatment for a reason. The entire Sugar Coral lip collection includes SPF 15 that moisturizes, protects, and smoothes your lips with a little bit of color. It’s the practical and stylish, so you can feel good during the day and spice things up at night. Can’t get enough of it!”
- Keana Noons, Marketing Manager
Color: Pure Zen
“You can always find Pure Zen in my purse! I love the semi-glossy finish and comforting feel. It also provides long-term hydration, as well as an instant shine. It’s the perfect pick-me-up throughout the day and into the night!”
- Mariah McFarland, Manager, Product Management
“My favorite lip product at the moment is Glossier Rose Balm Dotcom! During the summer I like to keep my lips protected from the dry heat in San Diego. I love the light rose scent, and even though it’s not technically a lipstick, it has a hint of pink which is great to wear any time of day!”
- Hanna Hutchison, Consumer Marketing Services Associate
Color: Purple Aura
“I got Revlon® Super Lustrous™ Lipstick as a sample from BeautyCon and immediately bought it after. It’s great for days you don’t want to wear makeup but want to add a little bit of glam in your life. If you want to make a statement with bold lip color and don’t know where to start, this one's for you!”
- Yuki Daniel, Executive Assistant
“My skin is too sensitive for most makeup, so I use Burt's Bees' Beeswax Lip Balm to keep my lips hydrated. I love that it's natural and has Peppermint Oil in it for a nice little tingle. I keep one in my car and one in my bag for whenever I need to reapply!”
- Erica Arvanitis, Copywriter
Summer is officially here, and with that, there are so many fun activities that will motivate you to get outside to stay in shape and strive for those post-quarantine fitness goals. But before you decide to get outside to enjoy some walking, yoga, swimming, or hiking, remember these best practice skincare habits to protect your skin from common skin concerns, such as, sunburns, chafing, and excessive dryness.
Here, board-certified Dermatologist, Dr. Bottiglione, shares some advice to help your skin stay healthy as you embark into the great outdoors.
When going outside, the sun is going to be your biggest culprit for damaging your skin. While the sun boosts benefits like vitamin D production, take notice when your skin is overexposed to the sun’s harmful rays as it becomes dangerous. When overexposed to direct sunlight, the skin is irritated, causing sunburns, dryness, and sensitivity that can increase the chances for wrinkles and skin cancer as we age.
Luckily, staying inside when it’s so pleasant outside is not the only skincare alternative to avoid the sun’s damaging rays. Here are a few simple tips to prep your skin before stepping outside.
Opt to protect your skin with a clinical-grade sunblocking lotion of 15 SPF or higher.
“Anytime you go outside, you need to apply sunscreen to your skin,” advises Dr. B. “Ensure you apply sunscreen to the full body and reapply often. In the morning, after cleansing your face, is the best time to apply.” He recommends a spray for oily skin, or the Dermatologist’s Choice Sunscreen Enhanced Moisturizer for dry to combination skin types that needs a little extra hydration.
The key is the more intentional you are about proactively protecting your summer skin, the healthier it will be. It may sound simple, but your skin will be happier when you take a preventive approach rather than a reactive approach—for example, applying the sunscreen moisturizer before a walk to help to avoid the treatment of a sunburn after. When prepping your bag for the fun day ahead, make sure to add sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.
Now the real excitement begins! However you decide to get your fitness outdoors, we have the skincare routine you need or a carefree and healthy day.
Deep breath. Like our favorite flow, these skincare tips will keep our mind—and our skin—at ease. If you take your yoga practice outdoors, wear an SPF shirt, and lay your mat under a nicely shaded tree to help shield you from excessive sun exposure.
“Avoiding direct sunlight and wearing protective clothing is smart to protect your skin from sun damage. Even if you are going for a relaxing walk or doing just a few sun salutations. Staying out of the direct sunlight will reduce your risk of sun damage and wrinkles.” - Dr. B
Swimming is one of the best cardio and strength training workouts, while also an enjoyable activity during the summer. Whether you are swimming in open water or laps in the pool, the excess amount of water with exposure to pool chemicals and environmental pollutants can cause skin irritation and dryness. To keep your skin hydrated and protected, Dr. B. recommends applying the Dermatologist’s Choice Pre-Bath Oil to your skin before entering the water. This will seal your skin’s protective barrier to avoid skin irritation from chemicals and debris. He adds, “The Pre-Bath Oil is what I give to all my patients with eczema or dry skin. It is the only thing that will protect and also deeply hydrate the skin.” Just apply this serum before you put on your sunscreen, and you're good to go!
With warm temperatures during the summer months, it’s the perfect time for hiking and exploring the mountainous outdoors. It is essential to take the necessary steps to avoid your skin becoming sunburnt, irritated, or breaking out. “Wearing a hat with a large brim that will shade your face and neck is key. A baseball cap is just not enough for the sun protection you need. After your hike, it is important to clean your face and pores of sweat, dirt, and toxins with Dermatologist’s Choice Glycolic Peel Cleansing Pads to avoid breakouts from occurring,” Dr. B. warns. Keep them in your bag for easy cleansing after a hike.
One of the biggest skin concerns cyclists or runners usually bring to dermatologists is chafing. Even if you’re just cruising along the seaside or taking a cycling class, those tight clothes and friction can cause some intense irritation and redness. “When you have an issue with chafing, you need to protect your skin. You need armor over the skin. Beeswax, for example, is thick to coat the skin and protect it. Another effective option is the hydrating Dermatologist’s Choice Pre-Bath Oil. For best results, moisturize your skin, and then add a piece of clothing to cover it (that is actually like armor),” Dr. B. shares. Are you a runner? Feel free to use this tip too before your next mile or 30.
At the end of your activity, the real results of that skin preparation set in. But sometimes, you need a little extra support afterwards. After any good workout, cleansing off the sweat, dirt, toxins, and irritant is paramount. Dermatologist Choice pH Balanced Cleanser helps to gently but effectively remove sweat, oil, and restore the skin’s natural pH levels.
Did you end up getting a sunburn, or is your skin dry from the elements? Soothe with the Pre-Bath Oil with natural oils like sunflower and jojoba oil for deep hydration and healing.
“Sun damage can manifest in multiple ways. Most often, you will notice a sunburn first, which can then lead to irritated skin—and over time, sun damage increases the appearance of wrinkles.” For safe measure, at night regenerate sun-damaged skin with Dermatologist's Choice Ultra Anti-Aging Cream with 15% non-neutralized glycolic acid to your skin. This powerful dermatology treatment rebuilds the collagen and exfoliates fine lines, sunspots, and acne on the skin. “Do not apply the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream on a sunburn or irritated skin,” Dr. B. shares. These are long-term habits to aid in maintaining your best skin health.
Capture your best skin with everything you need this summer with the Dermatologist’s Choice Skin Kit, and get 20% off your order with code MB20 at www.dermchoice.com.