Yes, you DO still need to wear SPF while at home…

and here’s why

Call me a psychic because now that it’s getting warmer outside I’m predicting many surprise sunburns!  It’s true that we’re all spending WAY more time inside than ever before (that’s just a fact), but that absolutely does not mean that you can skip using SPF on your skin… and here are two reasons why:
 
Blue light damage from your smartphone and computer
This is the one that I’m still getting used to myself.  Skin damage from my computer and phone?! Yep.  Well, I first should say that some blue light is actually good for you (it regulates the body’s natural circadian rhythm) but there have been a ton of recent studies that show when your skin is exposed to too much blue light, it can cause hyperpigmentation such as melasma and brown spots, photoaging and collagen breakdown (which leads to wrinkles, of course).  And not to mention blue light has also been linked to eye issues such as cataracts and glaucoma (which I’m genetically pre-dispositioned to get, btw), hence the blue light glasses trend.  These blue light blocking glasses are my personal favorites and I wear them frequently.
 
So what can you do about it?
 
My personal favorite for fighting blue ray skin damage is JAFRA ROYAL Boost Play It Safe Sunscreen SPF 30.  In addition to protecting your pretty face from blue light damage, it also protects against the usual UVA and UVB damage (those outside sun rays!) and it’s great for even dry and sensitive skin.  One of the reasons this version from JAFRA is my favorite for inside use is because it’s super light and feels almost like a primer before putting on any foundation or pre-Zoom makeup.  And when I do go outside, I like knowing that I’m automatically also protected, you know?
 
It’s also got the brand’s patented Royal Jelly RJˣ, JAFRA’s exclusive technology that boosts the power, potency and precision of nature’s royal jelly to increase skin’s resistance to the signs of aging, matcha for that energizing antioxidant boost, and ginger, an antioxidant ingredient that protects the skin from free radical damage J
 
Incidental sun exposure
Let me give you a few examples of this: sitting by a window, running errands, walking your dog.
 
Crazy, right?
 
Even during these global health concerns, it’s important to apply SPF to your arms, chest and legs – pretty much any area that might get exposed when you least expect it.  The other day I went to my mailbox area and ended up talking to one of neighbors for about 15 minutes (about 10 feet apart, of course), but I realized about two minutes into our conversation the sun was hitting the back of my legs and it was hitting them HARD. I ended up awkwardly asking my neighbor to move back more so that I could get them out of the sun while still maintaining social distance.  Wild times, guys.  Wild times.
 
My favorite incidental sun exposure SPF:  JAFRA Sun Body Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 50.  This body SPF is, of course, broad spectrum, lightweight, fast-absorbing and best of all just feels REALLY NICE when you put it on.  The non-greasy formula feels more like a moisturizer than a sunscreen and can actually be used on everyone (even babies and kids age six months and older).  On top of all that, it’s formulated with the brand’s PPC Complex, which is proven to help protect, prevent and correct sun damage, so basically you’re not only protecting your skin from damage, but you’re also correcting the damage that’s already done.
 
What do you guys think? Will you pay closer attention to blue light damage and incidental sun exposure?
 
 
Thank you to JAFRA for sponsoring this post!

Quarantine Beauty

Let’s Remember the Examples of Jan Day and Lucille Ball

I always admired the way women on television in the 1950’s were always done up and pulled together in their “home style.” Their stylish “house robe dresses,” hair perfectly done in a permed up-do and makeup flawlessly put on. I Love Lucy was one of my favorite television shows growing up and Lucile Ball’s home regimen became something I always aspired to. Especially now... more than ever this ritual of making myself beautiful on the outside while in quarantine has never been more important! More than ever now, I am continuing the ritual of putting on makeup every day because of the way it makes me feel. It’s like putting on war paint. If I start my day with a wonderful workout, a nice shower, and a fresh face of JAFRA makeup I feel ready to conquer the world as I work from home. I feel good about myself every time I pass my reflection. I feel like life hasn’t changed that much after all. However, if I choose to skip this ritual of “getting ready” my headspace is never as clear. It’s as if the ritual of pulling oneself together is actually mentally preparing yourself to take on the world!

 I lived with my grandmother, Jan Day, as a child and later as a teenager... she was like a Lucille Ball. I can’t ever remember one day where I found my grandma in her pajamas during the day. She was always wearing a stylish day outfit, hair always perfect, and her makeup was always beautifully painted on. Without even knowing it, this greatly influenced me to be the best version of myself at all times. To watch my hero, my grandmother, be always so pulled together and ready to take on the world. It would not have been as inspirational if she had stayed in bed all day and wore pajamas around the house LOL!

 Let’s all remember, as we navigate through these unprecedented times, how important it is for us to take care of ourselves, for our own wellbeing. Let’s remember the examples of Jan Day and Lucille Ball. We shall remember to jump out of bed every day and take on life’s beautiful moments, challenges, and everything in between .... with a freshly painted JAFRA face!

5 TRUTHS ABOUT SKIN AGING

And, how JAFRA ROYAL Defy can help!

Wrinkles and sagging. Dullness and dark spots. Concerns about signs of aging are on the rise, even with women who have flawless complexions. If you’ve ever searched for the truth about skin aging, you know that the internet is swamped with posts. We’re here to help you get the facts straight and fight back with new JAFRA ROYAL Defy, our breakthrough solution for mature skin.
 
  1. FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: PLUMPNESS & HYDRATION
As we age, natural levels of moisture drop. The skin barrier, which keeps moisture in and irritants out, stops functioning as effectively. JAFRA ROYAL Defy goes beyond simple moisturization with a multi-pronged approach. Exclusive Royal Jelly RJX and targeted actives build on each other for 24-hour moisture care. Hyaluronic acid, which holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water, and sodium PCA flood skin with hydration and seal in moisture for youthful plumpness and cushion.
 
  1. FAQS ABOUT FIRMING: SCULPTED CONTOURS & COLLAGEN
Found naturally in our bodies, collagen is a key factor in skin firmness. As we age, and especially at the time of menopause, a decline in estrogen leads to a sharp drop in collagen production. JAFRA ROYAL Defy Active Firming Serum responds with an advanced peptide complex that delivers the look and feel of firmer skin. In an independent test, 81% of women noticed an instant firming and lifting effect from the first application.
 
  1. A WRINKLE IN TIME: THE DERMIS & DEEP LINES
Skin is made of three layers: the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. A strong dermal layer provides support that keeps skin looking smooth. Over time, it weakens and lines begin to appear. You may have noticed this around your eyes, first. Our Research and Development Team identified potent actives with the power to visibly reduce even the deepest wrinkles. JAFRA ROYAL Defy Lift Express Eye Treatment is loaded with these actives. After 4 weeks of use, 9 out of 10 women noticed diminished crow’s feet.
 
  1. ALL ABOUT LUMINOSITY: ROSY, GLOWING & EVEN-TONED
Stress, pollution and dehydration can leave skin looking dull or blotchy. And, in mature skin, hormonal changes can disrupt melanin distribution and cause uneven tone. JAFRA ROYAL Defy helps bring back the look of youthful luminosity and even-toned skin with an arsenal of potent ingredients. New breakthrough royal jelly oil restores clarity and boosts radiance while precious white truffle helps even tone and Niacinamide delivers a visible brightening effect.
 
  1. THE UV FACTOR: 80% OF SKIN AGING IS PREVENTABLE
Here comes the sun… as well as sagging and wrinkles! Why? Over time, UV exposure breaks down collagen and makes skin less resilient. Protection from the sun, blue light and pollution is essential at any age. And, as we get older, we need extra special care. JAFRA ROYAL Defy Multi-Performance Age Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 50 has the answer. This soothing formula supports the natural barrier while protecting with SPF. Potent antioxidants mop up free radicals to leave skin deeply protected, softer and radiant.
 
 

JAFRA Products You Need Right Now!

Stay fabulous while you’re safe at home

We're all going through it… sleepless nights, forgetting what day of the week it is, wearing pajamas all day, the list goes on. Well JAFRA Beauty, we want to remind you why it’s still so important to take care of yourself in JAFRA #selfcare fashion. We may be stuck at home now, but our lives will soon be back to “normal” and I’m pretty sure you want to emerge from this cocooning experience as the most fab butterfly you can be, right?
 

Skin Care

I can’t emphasize enough how IMPORTANT skin care is right now. Who’s having stress acne pop up out of nowhere? I’ve been personally victimized by the nasty little derma-demons, myself. And what’s protecting you from skin damaged caused by your cellphone? You know as well as I do that the thumb-fatigue you’re experiencing is not a symptom but the result of all that extra scrolling and screen time. Take a look at our JAFRA ROYAL Skin Care lines and see which one fits your change-of-lifestyle needs.
If you’re in desperate need of something that will target specific areas of your skin, try these:

Under eye/dark circles from late night binging: Quick pick-me-up for under eye Botox-withdrawals: Skin protection with a blue light filter for scrolling overload:  

Hair Care

Hey all you “messy hair, don’t care” friends out there. You know who you are. Safe at home also means at-home haircare. Just because you’re not stepping out, doesn’t mean you don’t have to maintain your mane. When hair isn’t properly washed or cared for, it can cause split ends and more damage. If that sounds like you, consider JAFRA's Botanical Expertise Hair Care line:  

Hand Care

The constant washing is drying your hands more than usual—especially if you’re doing it for two full Happy Birthdays. Moisturizing your hands is so crucial right now. Our hands are one of the first places to show signs of aging so they need some extra TLC. If hand care isn’t part of your ritual, there’s no better time to start than now!  

Makeup

For all you natural beauties, how’s quarantine going for you? Keep caring for your skin and keep it real! As for all you “glam goddesses,” if you haven’t lost the motivation to keep your look 100% every morning, kudos for you! For those who have, don't forget how good your favorite lipstick makes you feel—it can totally change your mood! Take this time to try a new product or try a new look with some of your go-to faves!  
Share with us your top 4 JAFRA products that you have been using lately on social media and tag @jafracosmetics! We can’t wait to see your fab JAFRA selfies!
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