At the base of any skin care routine, you’ll find a cleanser, a moisturizer, and a protector. Sure, you may find a toner, or an exfoliant, too. But those basic three are given for just about anyone.
Recent trends have put glitter in just about everything, but did you know it’s even in your sunscreen?! Yes, brands like Unicorn Snot and Beach Gypsy offer sunscreen that will make you glitter in the sunshine! It can be a win-win, if you’re not looking too closely at the possible environmental effects of the plastic glitter pieces!
Is It Safe For Your Skin?
This is the real question you should be asking. Facial skin is especially thin and easily damaged. Burning and aging easily happen if you aren’t diligent! Your daily SPF protection is a layer of defense against UVA and UVB rays that can prematurely age and/or burn your skin. It’s a pretty important part of your skin care that you don’t want to mess with.
Concerns have been raised about the possibility of glitter refracting light back to the skin or simply negating the performance of the sunscreen it’s imbedded in. Fortunately, the most likely problem with glitter is that it can act as an irritant. Be especially careful when applying on your face to avoid the eyes and nose. If you find yourself with a rash after wearing the sunscreen, you should wash it off and discontinue use.
Whether you love to glitter up or simply want to look natural and refreshed, there’s no better place to go than Southwest Plastic Surgery. Dr. Agullo and his team will help you look and feel your best. Follow us for more information: @RealDrWorldWide on Snapchat and Instagram, @Agullo on Twitter, or @AgulloPlasticSurgery on Facebook.