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Pore Refinement

This time of year we all start feeling a little more greasy and our faces take on an unwanted shine. There are many products out there that can help keep this problem at bay, but Clinique has created a new little miracle that really does keep your skin grease-free while giving it just the right amount of hydration.
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator is an oil-free and non-acnegenic hydrator that instantly refines the look of pores with unique light-scattering optics and controls unwanted luster on your face. It controls oil and shine and your t-zone stays fresh and matte for up to 8 hours. Using this twice a day will give you a renewed appearance and your skin will glow, not shine. And that is just what I want and need during the hot summer months.

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Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator $36
available at department stores and Sephora

Trust me when I say this will keep the shinies away. I suffer from oily skin and this does wonders. My skin looks radiant and comfortably matte.

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Perfect Sun Protection

You just couldn’t ask for better weather here in Minnesota. Yesterday, the hubby and I went kayaking down the Minnesota river. Kayaking! On St. Patrick’s Day! In Minnesota! Unheard of and absolutely amazing. But as many people have learned the hard way, just because it’s March doesn’t mean those sun rays won’t burn you. As one who suffers from sun damage (I was a child in the 70’s and 80’s. Baby oil was the name of the game), I knew I would need sunscreen. Good thing too. I have a very nice tan going, but that would have been red if not for sunscreen. While I don’t mind putting it on my body, I always hated applying it to my face. It always seemed greasy and not very attractive. But a couple of years ago I discovered the ultimate sunscreen for faces from Peter Thomas Roth. A renowned skin guru, he has created the perfect protection that gives you a youthful glow and protects you from damaging rays. There are many formulations, but these are my favorites. I never leave home without one in my bag.

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Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45 $30
This is a transparent mineral powder that comes with a convenient brush applicator. It blocks UVA, UVB, and infrared rays, and prevents sunburn, skin damage, freckling, and discoloration. This matte powder is so easy to apply-just twist and brush over your face. It’s talc-free and mess free. There is no residue either.

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Bronze Instant Mineral Powder SPF 30 $35
This is my favorite. I use this as my powder all summer long. It has a dual chamber that allows you to blend your perfect color. It mixes transparent powder with a mineral bronzer and you can choose light, medium, or dark. It’s a finely milled powder that gives you a soft, residue-free layer of sunblock. You get a build-able, sun-kissed glow and ultimate protection.

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Oily Problem Skin Instant Mineral Powder SPF 30 $30
This has all the sun protection you could need plus it’s blemish-fighting and oil-free. This matte powder absorbs oil, helping to reduce shine and prevent future breakouts. And don’t we all need some help with shine in the summer?

All products by Peter Thomas Roth and are available at Sephora

These powders really last too. I have had the matte powder for years. The bronzer I used all the light color in one summer, but still-it got me through several months. Of course, now I have a lot of the medium and dark left. Oh well. There really is no better sunscreen for your face. It’s convenient, easy to use, and gives you a wonderful, youthful glow!

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