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DealDash Beauty: Spring Skincare Tips

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Now that the weather is warming up your skincare routine needs to change a little. Here are some Spring skincare tips from DealDash.

The weather is warm and the sun is shining, however, your skin might still be a little dull and flakey from the long winter. There are a few things that should change in your skincare routine now that it’s warmer out. Read on for more information from DealDash.

SPF, Always

I know that many people skimp on the SPF when it’s winter. They figure that they won’t be outside for long anyway, they are covered up with a scarf, etc. You should try to always wear an SPF no matter what time of the year, but it’s especially important in Spring and Summer that you are applying an SPF every single day before you leave the house. Many daytime moisturizers make this easy by including SPF in their formulas. If your moisturizer doesn’t include an SPF be sure to put at least an SPF 30 on your face every day before you go out in the Spring.

Trade in Your Heavy Moisturizer

Many people use a heavier moisturizer in the Winter. Now that it’s Spring you can trade in that heavy moisturizer for a lighter one. Most moisturizers can be used for up to a year after you open them. If you look at the bottle of moisturizer you should see a little symbol of a bottle opening and a number such as 12. This means that you can use it for 12 months after you have opened it. This makes it easy to know if you can re-use this moisturizer when Fall and Winter come around again.

Try to remember to write the date in Sharpie marker on the bottom of your bottle when you open your next one, this way you will know when it needs to be tossed. This will save you money and aggravation for next time.

Exfoliate that Winter Skin Away

Even though it’s warm and sunny now your skin might still be dry and dull from the winter. No problem! You just need to exfoliate that dead skin away. Many people like to use a face wash that has a crushed exfoliator in it, however, this is not what I would recommend. The most popular kinds of face wash with an exfoliator included either have crushed apricot pits in them. They might seem like they are great at exfoliating your face, but they are really causing tiny little micro-abrasions in your skin. A much better choice is to use a sonic face cleanser with a non-exfoliating face wash.

A sonic face cleanser is an excellent way to get rid of the dry and dull skin that Winter causes. DealDash carries sonic face cleansers and often has them up for auction. They are up for auction both singularly and also in bundle packages. If you would like to do your skin a favor and get a sonic facial brush, then click right here and check out the auctions on DealDash.

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There are so many good reasons out there as to why you should change your skincare routine in the Spring. Try out these tips on skincare from DealDash, you will be happy that you did.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on skincare. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers.

Do you need skincare items? Go check DealDash for facial and spa items. DealDash has all of the spa things that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

DealDash  This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Makes a Pampering Kit

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Pampering and self-care is an important part of life. Here are some tips on making a pampering kit, from DealDash.

What Goes in a Pampering Kit?

Basically, anything that makes you feel relaxed and calm can go in your pampering kit. Whether it’s your favorite book, some snacks, some skincare products, or a sleep mask, nothing is off-limits. Please note that both men and women can enjoy a pampering kit, so guys, don’t be put off by the word “pamper”!

Journaling, Writing, and Coloring

One important part of pampering, in my opinion, is doing something that can help you relax. Personally, I love writing (as you can probably tell!), and I also enjoy the trend of coloring books for adults. There’s nothing as soothing as cracking open a nice fresh coloring book and set of colored pencils. For some people, this might not be fun or soothing, but many people enjoy it.

Snacks Make Me Happy

Everyone enjoys snacks, and what sort of snacks that go in the kit are up to you! Some of my personal favorites are coffee and tea, popcorn, and fruity candy. Some other options might be pretzels, chocolate, chips, or even wine. It’s up to you, whatever makes you feel happy.

Pictures and Letters

When I’m feeling down or just in the mood for a little pick-me-up I love looking at pictures of my kids when they were babies, pictures of myself with my friends and family, and old cards and letters. You can make a mini photo book to put in your pampering kit. You can either print out the pictures or just put them on a flash drive to pop into the computer when you feel the need.

Take Care of the Body

There’s nothing like a nice bath with a bath fizzy or bubble bath to drain the tension away. If you’re not a bath person, then a shower with a great-smelling shower gel or some lotion after can make you feel great. Some other fun things to do when you’re in the pampering mood are facial sheet masks, black mask peel-offs, and a serum and moisturizer to top things off. If that doesn’t sound like your idea of fun, then how about using your foot or back massager that you win from DealDash? That makes any pampering session wonderful.

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on making a pampering kit. Everyone needs a pampering kit that you can turn to when times are tough. Try out these tips from DealDash and enjoy your day. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below. I love to see your comments and answer your DealDash questions.

If you’re lonely, pampering can help! Go check DealDash for gift cards, candles, clothing, and more. DealDash has all of the items that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! DealDash This sponsored blog post was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this post. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

 

Baby Oil – Not Just for Babies, DealDash

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There are a surprising amount of uses for baby oil that don’t involve babies. Here are a few from DealDash.

Baby oil is a simple formula – it’s approximately 98% mineral oil and 2% fragrance. So basically, baby oil is a lightly scented mineral oil combination. Mineral oil is good for the skin, it won’t clog your pores because it sits on top of your skin and creates a protective barrier for your skin. It also will help your skin keep its moisture in the winter. The only time when mineral oil isn’t good for your skin is if you attempt to use it as a tanning agent by rubbing it on your skin and sitting in the sun. This is dangerous and I don’t advise it. There are many more uses for baby oil, here are some from DealDash.

Use as a Massage Oil

There’s no need to buy expensive massage oils when you have some baby oil on hand. Baby oil is around $2-$4, and massage oils start at $10 and go up in price from there, so baby oil is the clear choice if you’re massaging on a budget. If you love massages, have you seen the neck and foot massagers that are offered on DealDash? There are also massage chairs available as well.

Gum in Your Hair? No Problem!

If you or your child has the bad luck to have gum in your hair, it’s not a problem. Baby oil can fix that problem for you. Simply take some baby oil in your hands and apply it to the gum in your hair. Work it around, and add more baby oil if needed. The gum should come out with little difficulty.

Eye Makeup Remover

Oils are great for removing eye makeup, even the waterproof type. Personally, I prefer coconut oil to remove eye makeup because I like the smell. However, believe it or not, some people don’t like the smell of coconut. If you’re one of those people, then maybe baby oil is your eye makeup removal solution. Just put some on a cotton ball or cotton round, and gently rub off all of the eye makeup. After it’s gone, follow up with a second cotton ball or cotton round to get off the remainder.

Temporary Tattoo Remover

I’m guessing that most of the people who are reading this blog are past the temporary tattoo stage, but if you have a child or grandchild who likes them, then read on. Baby oil is excellent for removing a temporary tattoo. Just get a cotton ball, apply the baby oil, and let it sit on the tattoo for a minute or two. It should come off without too much scrubbing.

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash blog on baby oil. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Read this to learn more about uses for baby oil. Check DealDash for baby items. DealDash has it all. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this blog article. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Prepares Your Skin for Makeup

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Your beautiful skin is perfect just how it is – but sometimes it’s fun to wear makeup. Here are some tips for preparing skin for makeup from DealDash.

Firstly, I realize that makeup isn’t for everyone, but sometimes it’s fun to try out new looks. Before you put your makeup on, however, it’s important to make sure that your skin is clean and healthy before you put lots of extra things on it. In addition to being your faithful DealDash blogger, I am also a certified aesthetician, so I am well-versed in this area. Read on for more information.

Cleanse Your Face

Before putting anything on your skin you’ll want to cleanse it. You don’t need to buy any fancy or expensive cleansers. You just want to make sure that you are not using bar soap to cleanse your skin. This will dry it out very quickly. Go to your local big box store, supermarket, or pharmacy and pick any cleanser that claims to be gentle or for sensitive skin. You’ll want to use this daily, so make sure that you like the smell of it before you buy it.

Use a Gentle Facial Scrub

If you’re using the classic “Apricot” or “Walnut Shell” exfoliating scrub I would throw it away. Those are very harsh on your skin and can cause micro-abrasions in your skin. Pick out (or make!) a facial sugar scrub. These are much more gentle and very effective. I would suggest using a sugar scrub 2-3 times per week.

Use a Facial Serum

A serum is basically a vitamin for your face. They come in many different types such as anti-aging, Vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. These are a liquidy and lightweight formula that deeply penetrates the skin. These are not a replacement for a regular moisturizer, they go on before a moisturizer and are not typically used daily.

Moisturize, Daily and Nightly

Ideally, you will use two moisturizers – a lightweight daytime one with SPF 30 and a nighttime one that is thicker. If you’re on a tight budget and only want to purchase one, then I would go with a non-SPF medium-weight moisturizer. Do keep in mind, though, that if you are going to be out in the sun you need to apply an SPF to stay safe.

Use a Makeup Primer

Finally, the final step before applying makeup is to use a primer. A primer is a clear gel substance that fills in the tiny imperfections in the skin to make it appear smoother. It’s just a temporary solution, but it will make your makeup look flawless! Make sure that the one you get is dimethicone-based, as these have the best results. After applying your makeup primer you’re free to apply your makeup and enjoy the benefits of beautiful, healthy skin.

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash blog on skin and makeup. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Read this to learn more about skin care. Check DealDash for beauty items. DealDash has everything. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this blog article. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Does Summer Skincare

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Caring for your skin in the summer is just as important as caring for it in the winter. Follow these tips and tricks from DealDash to have the best summer skin.

Summer skin can be delicate, just like winter skin. One of the most important things that you can do for yourself is to take care of your skin. You can’t go back and erase the damage that you have done to it with sunburns and lack of care, but you can go forward and take the best care of your skin that you can. There are many products on the market that can help you with that, but I’ll tell you about the most important product of all…Sunscreen.

Using Sunscreen is Very Important

You need to be using an SPF sunscreen in the morning, even if you are only going to be out in the car running errands. 30 to 50 SPF is the ideal number for most people for daily use. Thankfully, a lot of moisturizers, foundation, or face powders have 15 to 30 SPF built right in, there’s no need to double up unless you are planning on being out in the sun for a longer period of time, such as taking a walk, going to the playground with your kids, or of course the beach. If you’re going to mostly be in the car running around from store to store, then that SPF in your moisturizer should be fine for you.

Protect Your Skin With a Hat

The next summer skincare tip is to be sure that you wear a hat or visor if you’re going to be in the sun for a longer period of time, even if you have on SPF. If you’re planning on going to the beach or lake, be sure that you wear a hat or visor as well as re-applying your 30 or higher SPF sunscreen every few hours. Sunlight is great for your health and getting the Vitamin D that it provides is important, but please make sure that you apply SPF on a regular basis to protect your skin and keep it looking healthy.

Wash the Sunscreen Off

So you’ve been using your sunscreen every day, that’s great! However, please don’t forget to wash it off in the evening. It’s always a smart idea to wash your face at the end of the day, even if you don’t have any sunscreen or makeup on. However, please be sure not to use regular soap. Regular soap is very drying to the skin. If you don’t have any facial wash, then plain water will work just fine if you have a bare face.

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Finally, thanks a lot for reading the newest DealDash article on summer skincare. Be sure to come back every day for new articles on this blog as well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please write a comment down below.

Skin care and pampering go hand-in-hand. Go check DealDash for things that you need for yourself. DealDash has everything! Visit DealDash today to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash – Maintaining Your Radiant Beauty

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Taking good care of your body and skin is important. Here are some of DealDash’s best tips to maintain your body and skin.

Taking good care of your health, body, and skin is very important, especially as we age. It isn’t as simple as just washing your face, there’s more to it than that. Here are some top tips for maintaining your radiant beauty from DealDash.

5 Simple Tips

Here are five of the best simple tips and activities to keep your natural beauty fresh and radiant at any age:

  1. Sleep

You don’t have to stay up late, you’re not missing anything. We have all heard about “beauty sleep”, and I have to say this is by no means just a saying. There are studies that show that sleeping reduces wrinkles, makes your eyes less puffy, and gives you a glowing complexion.

  1.  Running

What other exercise, if not running, gives the most benefits? From a healthier heart to lower stress levels, running will always be one of the main activities to lose weight and tone your body.

  1. Water

Recently, there have been many studies involving water and overall beauty. It has been shown that enough H2O makes your skin glow and clears acne. The studies also show a reduction in hair loss and makes the nails stronger.

  1.  Food Selection

You’ve heard the saying “we are what we eat”, and it couldn’t be more true nowadays when we are inundated with so many types of food. Though fruits are healthy, don’t drink too many citrus juices that might damage your teeth. Grapefruit and lemon juice are well-known enamel enemies. Make strawberries part of your daily life. The Vitamin C helps to build up collagen which reduces the wrinkles. Surprisingly enough, strawberries can actually help whiten your teeth!

  1.  Wash your hair less often

Dermatologists all around the world know that shampooing too often can lead to hair loss and it can damage the health of your hair. Remember: everything that is done too often or used too much can cause damage to your body.

If you’re a little more concerned with makeup than skin care, here’s an extra tip:

Use the Right Tools for the Job

You can have the best eyeshadow money can buy, the world’s most luxurious foundation, or a bronzer straight from the cosmetic bag of a supermodel. But if you don’t have the right tools to apply them, their benefits will be lost. You might as well be applying makeup from the dollar store!

What constitutes the “right” tools? Brushes should be soft and feel gentle on the skin, but also have substance to them so the product can be easily applied to the surface of your skin. If you dip a brush in shadow or blush and the color falls off before you make it to your face, that’s a bad brush, experts say.

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on skin care. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Now that you have pampering on your mind be sure to go check DealDash for candles, styling products, jewelry, and more. DealDash has all of the items that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashtips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

Soften Up Your Hands With DealDash

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Your hands are such an important and useful part of the body. Take care of them and pamper them with these tips from DealDash.

We are jumping into March, headed with an eye towards Spring. We’re so tired of Winter with of dry hands and papery crunchy skin. We should all take the best care of our hands possible, they are the only ones we get! Let DealDash help you take special care of your hands.

What Should You Put on Your Hands?

Hand Cream – You should put on plenty of hand cream. Putting it on once a day isn’t really going to cut it. Every time you wash your hands you should be slathering on the hand cream. The thicker the hand cream, the better.

Sunblock – Yes, sunblock! Your hands are almost always exposed to the sun when you’re outside, so you should protect it. The minimum SPF I would suggest is 30. If you’re going to be outside for a long amount of time I would suggest SPF 50.

Hand Mask – You’ve heard of face masks, right? A hand mask uses the same principal – and if you have a favorite face mask you can put it on your hands as well. Why not have a full-on pampering night and do a face mask as well as a hand mask?

What Should You Avoid?

If your hands are dry, cracked, and sensitive you need to take extra-special care of them. However, when you’re slathering on the hand creams, avoid creams that have too much perfume, alcohol or water in them. Even if they feel thick and comforting the additives will just dry them out even more.

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash Tips article on taking care of your hands. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDashTips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below. I love to see your comments and answer your DealDash questions.

Now that you want to pamper yourself be sure to go check DealDash for hair dryers, candles, spa gift cards, and more. DealDash has all of the items that you need. VisitDealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Skin Care: Vitamin C

Every so often a new trend comes around in skin care. Right now the “it” trend for skin is products with Vitamin C. It’s delicious and nutritious for your skin.

“Anti-aging” “Lightening” “Brightening” these are just a few of the claims associated with using skin care products with Vitamin C in them. How true are these claims? Let’s take a closer look and see.

Vitamin C’s skin benefits are mostly due to its benefits in supporting healthy collagen. Collagen works closely with elastin to support the skin. In layman’s terms, it comprises the framework that provides form, firmness, and strength to the skin, while elastin is what gives skin its flexibility. Think of collagen as the peanut butter to elastin’s jelly. Unfortunately, the amount of collagen in your skin declines with age, and its accelerated by many different factors such as sunlight, smoking, free radicals, and inflammation. Luckily, vitamin C can help a bit with your collagen. When vitamin C is topically applied to the skin, it provides a skin-rejuvenating effect by improving collagen synthesis in the skin that slows down with aging, and also limits skin damage from free radicals.

Does it have to be topical? Yes. While ingesting vitamin C is definitely healthy for your body it doesn’t really do much to help your skin. Amazingly, when you apply topical vitamin C to the skin it is 20 times more effective than oral ingestion! Don’t toss out your oranges and grapefruits just yet, though. Vitamin C plays an important part of keeping your body healthy inside as well. Why choose? Ingest and topically apply vitamin C for excellent health inside and out.

Now that you know that vitamin C can help you with your collagen, you might be wondering how you should incorporate Vitamin C-based skin care products into your daily routine. Vitamin C-based products come in a variety of different types of formulas. You can find vitamin C in creams, lotions, serums, face oils, and other types of treatments. Pay attention to the label, look for a concentration of vitamin C at about 10-20%. Anything less and it won’t be as effective, and any more and you may irritate your skin.

I hope that this article has given you a few new ideas about skin care. DealDash has some great beauty and personal care items in their Fashion, Health, and Beauty category. Visit DealDash at this link right here and see all of the beauty products available. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Having beautiful skin comes naturally to some people while others have to work for it. Here are some tips to show off your best skin.

Some people wake up with beautiful skin, do nothing to it, and have it look great with no effort required whatsoever. Other people have the worst luck with eczema, others have problems with comedones. Comedones are what most people refer to as pimples. Open comedones are blackheads; black because of surface pigment (melanin), rather than dirt. Closed comedones are whiteheads; the follicle is completely blocked.

Comedones are fairly easy to stay on top of by using a quality cleanser and a facial scrubbing-brush. Eczema is a little more difficult, there is actually no known cure for eczema, only treatments to manage it. People are usually diagnosed with eczema when they are babies, and some people eventually grow out of it. For others their eczema needs to be managed with high-quality creams and the dedication to use them daily.

In addition to these skin care tips you should also remember that daily sunblock is very important. When you are getting ready for the day it’s important to remember to apply a facial moisturizer or a sunblock that’s meant for the face. 30 SPF is the protection factor that I always advise for someone who wants to start an SPF daily ritual.

It’s also important to remember that whatever your skin type, be it normal, oily, dry, or combination you should be using a high-quality cleanser that is meant to be used on the face. A lot of people have asked me why they can’t just use the soap that they use on their body if it’s a “gentle” type soap. The truth of the matter is that soap dries out your skin. The drying effect on the skin of the body isn’t usually noticed, but it can be very damaging to the facial skin.

I hope that these skincare tips can help you in your daily life. If you are in need of a great facial cleansing brush you should check out DealDash. I have gotten a few of the face and body cleansing brushes from DealDash and I enjoy them very much. I actually gave one to my Mother-In-Law as a gift last year and she loves it as well. If you’d like to check out the cleansing brushes on DealDash just click this link right here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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As a certified aesthetician I am constantly being asked by friends and family for skin care tips. Now you can get the benefit of my esthetic training without having to pretend that you enjoy my cooking!

My number one important tip for having beautiful skin is directed mostly towards the ladies that wear make up – make sure that you wash your face before you go to sleep, and be sure that there’s nothing other than moisturizer on your face when you go to sleep. No make up of course, but make sure that there’s not any lingering SPF sunscreen from the daytime, either. You can use a wash cloth, sponge, or even a fancy sonic cleaner to wash your face at night.
Even if the products that you are using say that they are non comedogenic (non pore clogging) they still aren’t good for your skin to keep on overnight when you are sleeping. Not only are they bad to keep on your skin while you are sleeping, they aren’t great for your pillow case, either!
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My next tip is even though you need to make sure that you go to sleep with no SPF sunscreen on your face be sure to put it on in the morning! Everyone should be using a SPF sunscreen in the morning, even if you are only going to be out in the sunlight for an hour here and there. 30 SPF is the ideal number for most people for daily use, and check your make up, ladies – a lot of moisturizer, foundation, or powder have SPF built-in, there’s no need to double up unless you are planning on being out in the sun for a longer period of time.
Speaking of the sun, my next tip is to be sure that you wear a hat or visor if you’re going to be in the sun for a longer period of time. For example if you’re going to the beach or lake, be sure that you wear a hat as well as re-applying your SPF sunscreen every few hours. Sunlight is great for your health and getting the Vitamin D that it provides is important, but please make sure that you apply SPF daily to protect your skin and keep it looking healthy.
So as you can see, the most important part of having great skin is prevention. If you’re looking for some skin care or spa items be sure to check out DealDash at this link right here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!