Do yourself a favor now

Beauty,8 July 2020

Maksettu kaupallinen yhteistyö La Roche-Posay :n kanssa// Paid collaboration with La Roche-Posay

What I’m about to say now is my biggest skin care lesson in life, my best advice to all young adults, teenagers and well, – everyone. If you only have time to do one thing then do yourself a favor and do this. Today I have the big honor to announce to be a Finnish ambassador for La Roche-Posay, a pharmacy skin care brand I’ve been using and loving for years.

As you might know already, both me, my husband and our children have both declared atopic skin or symptoms of atopic skin and especially one of my children have extremely sensitive skin. Some lotions I’ve tried made my skin itchy, burn or irritate and what surprised me about a year ago was that some products that used to work fine, didn’t work any longer on my sensitive skin. Thanks to some recommendations on Instagram both from a relative, one of my best friends and some of you I found some products from La Roche-Posay that become our favorites. I will present these products to you later this year. However, my most used and most familiar La Roche-Posay product is this Anthelios Ultra Light SPF50+ sunscreen for adults that I’ve been using for years.

I know I lift sun protection every year, but I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s been my main obsession within skin care for the past 10 years. After hunting sun burn after sun burn that eventually will “turn into a tan” (that will last for 2 days before it falls off) during my teenage years, I realized how badly it affects our skin and how huge of an effect only sunlight has on how our skin ages.

My absolutely most important advice and tip for all young adults, teenagers and children even, who starts taking care of their skin and pay more attention to beauty is: Always protect your skin from the sun, every day, 365 days of the year.

So, do I see any traces of my sun adoring teenage years? Yes! My décolleté has a memory of its own and gets a red skin tone as soon as it gets exposed to sunlight. Also, hyper pigmentation is something I’ve been struggling with due to my irresponsible years. We all act stupid sometimes, but thankfully I learned just in time and really started to invest in my skin. Signs of aging affected by sunlight become visible later in life, so even though it feels boring to work in a preventative way just do it! You will thank yourself later.

I always make sure to protect my skin with high sun protection. To be completely honest, I actually despise the feeling of wearing sunscreen in my face, therefore it’s so important that it’s completely non- sticky.

I apply Anthelios Ultra Light SPF50+ the first thing I do in the morning and make sure to apply it carefully all over my face, ears and décolleté. (The ears are super important and in the high- risk zone). I make sure to always protect both my neck and décolleté all year, to keep also these areas stay smooth and nice. The formula feels light, non-sticky and is kind to my sensitive skin. Anthelios Ultra Light SPF50+ is water and sweat proof, but does not clog pores, which is a big bonus!

For my body I use Anthelios Invisible Spray SPF50+ and for our children I love Anthelios Kids Spray SPF50+. I prefer spray formula due to its less sticky feel and its easiness to apply. Our children are half mermaid half human, therefore it’s super important for the product to be very water resistant. We also always make sure they wear a hat and that we reapply sunscreen often.

If you want to take care of your skin and age beautifully and healthily, staying protected from the sun is a great start and one of the most important corner pieces of the puzzle.

Do you have healthy sun habits?


Beauty,28 June 2020

Maksettu kaupallinen yhteistyö Tanrevel :n kanssa// Paid collaboration with Tanrevel

Hi my summer loves! How is your tanning going? Since my last post about Tanrevel I got some questions both regarding the use of it and the technicalities. Therefore, I decided to sum up the most common questions I got and explain a bit more thoroughly.

The most important thing I want to say is please read the instructions! It’s so much easier for you to get your question answered if you just read it. It’s very simple and short and comes with every order. I gladly answer, but you probably get your question answered faster if you just read it once.1. Remember to charge the device for 2 hours before using.

2. Fill up the device with the formula. It has to be almost completely full, otherwise the mist will be much weaker, and you probably won’t get the full result.

3. Make sure you keep the face-mist distance at 10-15 cm sharp!

4. Spray much longer than you think (1-2 minutes or more). Fill device when needed.

Now, some of you wondered whether you can use the formula on your body and yes, I’ve now been using it all over my body, but not by spraying. The device needs quite a lot of liquid, so I wouldn’t waste it for the entire body.

I’ve been pouring some onto my self -tanning glove and applied it how I usually do with other lotions or mousses. Works perfectly for the face too! If you a want a slowly deepening tan, you can mix a few drops with you day cream or lotion.

What I love about Tanrevel compared to other self-tanners is the perfect shade, the zero stickiness and the wonderful scent that never leaks the scent of self-tanner. It is for sure the best self-tanner formula I’ve tried, and I’m not just saying that.

So, if you’ve been struggling with the device, don’t give up. Either keep trying (you will get it right, even I succeeded eventually) or try to apply it with a glove.

I’m so happy I got to share the discount code with you one more time. SOFIA20 now gives you 20% off until 5.7.2020. Get to site HERE!