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May29

So What About Those Anti-Aging Products for Hands?

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Hi Amy, What’s your opinion on buying special anti aging/moisturizing hand lotions versus just bothering to religiously apply a halfway decent sunscreen with a high SPF? I currently apply neither, a strategy which hasn’t boded well for my granny looking hands. I’m sort of hoping your recommend something fabulous by Bliss or L’Occitane, but I’m […]

May19

Smackdown Updates II: Preemptive SPF, Smudgy Mascara & Pre-Motherhood Jitters

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Another batch of great updates on past columns! Links to the original questions are in the bolded headers, and my responses are in italics. UPDATE ON: Using Anti-Aging Products in Your 20s Hi, I wrote in asking what kind of products I should begin to think about using to shield my face from sun damage […]

May15

Smackdown Updates: Sunscreen, Teeth Whiteners, Field Trips & Handbag Dilemmas

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Thank you SO MUCH to everybody who sent in updates to past questions! These were all really great to read. If you’ve got an update to a past question and would like to share what worked (or what didn’t work), please drop me a line at amyadvice AT gmail.com, with UPDATE or something similar in […]

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Apr25
Oh My Goodness More SPF Talk: Slippery Sunblock and Burning Eyes

Oh My Goodness More SPF Talk: Slippery Sunblock and Burning Eyes

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Hi Amy: I have another sunscreen issue to ask about if you’re not too sick of the subject. Sunscreen is really important and I’m glad you take it seriously. Here’s my problem though. Any SPF higher than about 12 or 14 (either standalone or in foundation) burns my eyes after it has been on my […]

Apr21
More SPF Talk: How Often Should I Apply Sunscreen to Mah Face?

More SPF Talk: How Often Should I Apply Sunscreen to Mah Face?

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Hi Amy, So here’s a dumb one: When using sunscreen daily, how often do you apply it? Do you just put it on in the morning and wear it all day, or do you have to reapply every hour? Or is there some entirely different schedule of reapplication? Reading today’s Smackdown made me realize that […]

Apr18

Wearing SPF to Bed = Do Not Want

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Hi Amy, Just had a quick question. You have mentioned several times that you don’t recommend using a moisturizer with SPF in it as your nightly moisturizer. Is this just because it’s a waste of SPF if you’re not in the sun or are you saying that SPF can actually do harm to your skin […]

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