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Skin Care On The Go

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Skin care routine when I'm traveling
I don't skim on my skin care ritual when I'm on the go for these reasons.

ONE // Most important one - Your skin deserves the best pampering, whether you're at home or not!  I won't compromise my skin health and if it means getting up a little earlier or staying up a littler later, I'll do it.

TWO // Not changing out your products too much will help normalize your skin. Plus, you don't want to be dealing with skin reaction when you're traveling!

THREE // Using the same products that you would at home is the best remedy for homesickness.  As much as I love traveling and seeing new places, I get homesick every now and then.  Seeing familiar things help ease that a little bit.

FOUR // Having a few options for those special treats (sheet masks, clay mask, eye-refreshers, etc) is like carrying a mini-first-aid kit with you in case your skin needs some extra attention in your new location.

I stick with my core products and bring full size or travel size depending on my destination

I know it looks like a lot in this photo, but my core ritual consists of only 8 steps with the rest on rotation depending on how my skin feels.  If I'm visiting home, I bring my full-size since I don't have to worry about multiple transit points or the need to do carry-on only.  If I'm traveling to destinations, then I bring travel-size.

The white triangle includes my 8 core steps.  1.   Pre-Cleanse // Tatcha Pure Camellia Cleansing Oil 2.  Cleanse // Fresh Soy Cleanser (Not Shown) 3.  Tone // SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (Transferred to a travel-size spray bottle) 4.  Treat Specific Needs // Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster (for brightening) 5.  Treat Specific Needs // Clarins Double Serum (for anti-aging) 6.  Treat Specific Needs // Clinique Pep-Start (eye cream) 7.  Moisturize // Clarins Multi-Active Moisturizer (day and night)   8.  Apply Sun Protection // Tatcha Silken Pore-Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35   
The yellow triangle includes special treats on rotation.  1.   Hydrating // GlamGlow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment (use as overnight leave-on sleeping mask) 2.  Firming // GlamGlow Gravitymud Firming Treatment + Dr. Jart+ Firming Solution Sheet Mask 3.  Brightening // Fresh Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask (leave-on) + SkinFood Blanc Pearl Caviar Cream Mask Sheet 4.  Eye Treatment // GlamGlow Brightmud Eye Treatment + Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist 24 Eye Mask + DHC Revitalizing Moisture Strips for Eyes. 5.  Pore-Clearing // Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
If you're curious about these products, you can check out the stories I had posted before (just click on each product)

Tatcha Pure Camellia Cleansing Oil

Clarins Double Serum (I've found a site selling this at a more reasonable price!)

Tatcha Silken Pore-Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35

Dr. Jart+ Sheet Mask (I wrote about Dr. J's Brightening Solution mask)

Like this post if you agree with me that our skin deserves the best pampering no matter where we are!

I'd also love to learn about your skin care ritual...Leave a comment below!

Thanks for stopping by :)


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The Sunscreen Worshiper // Why I Wear Sunscreen Everyday, Rain or Shine

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Put some sunscreen on! Poolside at Maui Andaz.
Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Body Cream
Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35
It's fun in the sun, but don't forget your sunscreen!
I am dedicating this post to my best friend's husband (who still needs some convincing) and all those who work hard to spread their professional knowledge on and personal experience with sun protection...

I was bad in my younger years - Worshiped the sun instead of my sunscreen. I also neglected my poor face when it came to sun protection.  Now I am left with a losing battle with my dark spots.  At the same time, I know I'm one of the lucky few who have escaped skin cancer.  I am extremely grateful for my "second chance" and take my sun protection very seriously.

This story is about more than just showing you products I love...it’s also giving me a chance to share what I know about sun damage and I hope, after reading this story, you will convert to sunscreen-worshiping, too!


worship these sunscreens

for your face

Sunscreen for face is tricky as it tends to clog pores and not always ideal for oily/combo skin.  However, with new technology in skin care, there are more options these days that are more gentle to the skin.  After some trial & error, I've finally narrowed down to these gentle and lightweight versions that don't stir up the oily pot and work well with layering.  And for those with normal or dry skin, I encourage you to try them out, too, as some of these have great skin care benefits while protecting your face from UV radiations!

P.S. I'm also including some tidbits about sun damage, sunscreen labeling and sun protection in each section. My goal is to share what I know, so that you are armed with information to make informed decisions about your own skin care ritual!

 

Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35
Learn what SPF truly represents and what the SPF numbers are telling us about how much sun protection we are receiving.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
Explaining UV Rays and the differences between UVA and UVB.
La Roche Posay Anthelio 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 60
Learn about how much SPF we need in order to be effectively protecting our skin from UV rays.

// Where to Buy //

Tatcha // Tatcha or Sephora // $68.00 (2 0z) or $13.00 (0.33 0z) //

La Roche Posay // ULTA or Walgreens // $29.99 -  $30.00 (1.7 oz) //

Neutrogena // ULTA or Walgreens or any local supermarkets // $12.99 - $13.99 (1.4 oz) //


worship these sunscreens

for your BODY

The smell of Coppertone is one of those sensorial experience I could never forget.  You just knew when someone’s wearing sunscreen with that intense smell back in those days.  And I think for this and many other reasons, most of us forgo applying sunscreen from the neck down on a normal day.  The truth is that UV rays don't discriminate and it is as harsh on your body skin as it is on your face.  But thank goodness for technology and now we have these less-scented, lightweight, no-white-streak options that don't make us go "ewk" while protecting our body skin.

Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Body Cream
Reasons for wearing sunscreen even on a cloudy day & for the need to wash it off every night.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
Reason you need to use sunscreens that read "Broad Spectrum SPF" or "PA & SPF”.
Cera Ve Sunscreen Body Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50
The amount of sunscreen you need with every application in order for your skin to get the true SPF stated on packaging.

// Where to Buy //

Clinique // Sephora or Nordstrom // $23.00 (5.0 oz) //

Cera Ve // ULTA or Walgreens // $14.22 - 16.99 (3.0 oz) //

Neutrogena // ULTA or Walmart  or any local supermarkets // $11.47 - $11.99 (3.0 oz) //


what do you think?

I am really curious to know your thoughts because I sometimes feel like I'm preaching the importance of sun protection and some people may want to tune me out...but I truly mean well and just want everyone to understand what the UV rays are doing to our skin and how we can protect it while still allowing us to enjoy the great outdoor!

It was very hard to narrow down all the tidbits to just one post.  If you have questions or would like to know more, feel free to ping me via email (tiffany@hulawithme.com), Instagram (@hulawithme), or leave a comment in the comment box at the bottom of this post.

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The Big C - Sephora Sample Roundup with Clinique

 
Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer &amp; Take The Day Off Makeup Remover

CLINIQUE SUPERPRIMER UNIVERSAL FACE PRIMER (top)

I'm so happy I got this sample when it was first introduced!  I've had quite a few primers in my beauty junkyard, so I wouldn't have bought a full-size of this straight up. My usual problem with primer is that even the oil-free formula makes my skin oily almost as soon as I apply it on my face.  This Clinique primer kept my skin matte for much longer - I did not need to blot until after lunch. 

I've already re-purchased the full size, and have converted to the other version of this primer -  The "Colour Corrects" that comes in a light orange color.  Both work wonders. Give them a try!

Available At Sephora

 

CLINIQUE TAKE THE DAY OFF - MAKEUP REMOVER FOR LIDS, LASHES & LIPS (Bottom)

I use cleansing oil to remove makeup and wouldn't go back to the old ways if you pay me a million bucks!  Also, if you follow my journey on Instagram, you know I often go the no-makeup or basic makeup route with little to none eye makeup and light lip colors, so I rarely have the need to use a dedicated makeup remover for these areas.  At the same time, I must say that this product has a very gentle formula - No burning around the eyes and it melts away the makeup quite effortlessly, meaning less pulling and tugging around our delicate eye area. 

I wouldn't purchase the full size since I don't have a use for it, but I would recommend to those who use eye makeup remover on a regular basis because of its gentleness on the skin.

Available At Sephora

 

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What are some of your fave Clinique products?

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