Give Me The Blue Light
In a world filled with cell phones, electronic tablets, and computers *literally* at our fingertips, it’s hard to completely step away from the blue light. But with the convenience of technology, comes exposure to the potential acceleration of skin damage. So, what exactly is this pesky blue light in our midst? According to Harvard researchers, it’s the “most commonly emitted light coming from our electronic screens.” To keep skin protected from its unwanted side effects, consider applying protective screens to help shield your skin. Now, continue snapping those gorgeous selfies worry-free!
Straight off the runway, you’re hearing it here first: bare skin is in! And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a full face of makeup, beauty and fashion insiders alike are unified in going au naturale. Aesthetician Stella Lisi prepped the models at Rebecca Minkoff’s show with sheet masks, while Self Portrait’s models received LED facials pre-catwalk. So, this month, don’t be surprised if you find our team pampering ourselves with Bevara Skin as we get ready for our fashion show debut. Ciao!
Layering Isn’t Just For Fashion
Sure, you might own virtually every skincare product under the sun, but are you applying them in the right order? If you answered no or feel totally clueless right now (no judgment here!), Bevara Skin is here to help you get the most out of your skincare routine. After cleansing, products should be layered from thinnest to thickest consistency (i.e. toner to face cream, etc.). For an in-depth breakdown of when to slather on each serum, oil, and cream, check out Cosmo’s foolproof guide to skincare layering. Our favorite takeaway? Never skip your AM sun protection and be sure to let it absorb into the skin for at least five minutes before applying makeup.
Photo via: cosmopolitan.com
Ingredient Spotlight: Kojic Acid
Don’t be frightened by the word “acid”. Kojic acid is one ingredient your skin will love, especially if you’re looking to brighten unwanted dark spots! So, how exactly does kojic acid work? It inhibits the formation of tyrosine, which is essential for producing melanin (or pigment). Like its naturally-derived predecessors, glycolic and salicylic acid, kojic acid is extracted from fungi, making it a suitable alternative to lab-made dark spot brighteners.
Kojic Acid Benefits:
- Inhibits melanin production to help lighten existing dark spots and sun spots
- Helps improve melasma
- Helps even skin tone by fighting free radical damage caused by UV rays and pollution
- Anti-inflammatory in nature
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