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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 supplement

Beauty,Health,22 June 2020

Maksettu kaupallinen yhteistyö Oslo Skin Lab kanssa// Paid collaboration with Oslo Skin Lab

Every now and then someone asks me which supplements I use. First, I thought it was a random question, but then I realized it’s actually quite interesting. There are so many supplements out there and I’m sure everyone’s daily doses look somewhat different. I take D-vitamin, and multivitamin. Sometimes I take biotin, calcium or iron, but only in shorter periods. I usually always include also one beautifying supplement, but to be completely honest most of them taste like poop, therefore I’m not motivated enough to take them continuously ;).

Maybe you’ve already stumbled upon Oslo Skin lab, The solution? I heard about it a year ago and now it’s been quite visible on social media. So why collagen? As you know, our skin is our largest organ and 80% of the weight of our skin is collagen. After 25, the collagen in our skin decreases with 1-2%, which means that our skin becomes less firm, loses elasticity and we get more visible lines, cellulite and lose skin. That’s life, and I actually love getting older and getting more wrinkles :D. However, I would love for my skin to stay smooth and firm which is something I’ve already seen a change in, especially after becoming a mum.

I believe that beauty comes from within, but if we want to enhance our outer beauty and preserve it, I believe there’s only one way – a continuous routine! Whether it’s your skin care routine, sleep, nutrition, hydration or supplements. Making it be a part of your lifestyle is the only way it will work.

The scientific tests show that this supplement reduces visible signs of aging, firms’ skin, decreases the depth of wrinkles (up to 20% only in 8 weeks) and reduces cellulite.

I’ve now taken this supplement for almost 8 weeks and love that I’ve found a supplement that is completely taste-free and easy to use. I mix it with a big glass of water every morning, but you can mix it with anything or sprinkle it on top of your yoghurt, oatmeal or smoothie. Whatever floats your boat really ;). It’s super easy, therefore it’s easy to make a new habit.

If you’re interested, you now get 60% off (price 22,80€) your first package with my code SOFIA or just by shopping via this link! You also get 30% off (price 39,80€) if you want to order more than one. One package includes 28 doses (1 dose/ day).

Have you tried it already? If you have, I’d love to hear what you think!