More Inclusive Sun Protection is Here! Meet Beautycounter's Tinted Sunscreen Mist

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So excited that Beautycounter has finally launched Countersun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist! As with all Beautycounter sunscreens, it’s water-resistant up to 80 minutes, reef-friendly, and comes in a non-aerosol spray. The two tinted shades are Light-Medium and Medium-Deep, both providing SPF 30.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, zinc oxide is the active ingredient in sunscreen and also what gives it that chalky whiteness. Typically women with deeper skin tones are then left with a white residue that no amount of rubbing in can fix. While tinted sunscreen for the face is nothing new, a tinted sunscreen mist for the body like Countersun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist is kind of a big deal.

Stock up on all your sun essentials for summer here. If you have any questions before you shop, you can always reach me by clicking on the blue chat bubble on the bottom right of your screen!

Beautycounter Night Time Skin Care Routine: How to Take Care of Your Skin in Your 30s

After posting Beautycounter Morning Routine: How to Take Care of Your Skin in Your 30s, it sounds like a lot of you are also interested in starting a good night time routine. If you’re new to a skin care routine altogether, I always recommend starting with AM or PM so that you don’t overwhelm yourself with too many new steps and products.

There are plenty of variations for skin regimens, including the infamous 12-step Korean beauty regimen that was all the rage for a hot minute until people figured out that that might not be the most sustainable routine to incorporate into their daily lives. I follow Beautycounter’s regimen because it’s only 4 steps: Cleanse, Prep, Treat, Protect. You can always add more products in, but these four steps are a really good baseline.

Check out this night time routine:

Beautycounter Morning Routine: How to Take Care of Your Skin in Your 30s

So maybe you got away with eating Taco Bell through college and the occasional spritz of drugstore sunscreen. In my experience, life after 30 is when shit’s just starting to get good! My skin though? Not so much.

After I turned 30, I started looking tired all the time. My undereye circles got darker even when I stayed in all weekend to sleep and watch FRIENDS reruns, I got these weird bumps that didn’t know if they wanted to be pimples or just clogged pores. And no matter how much I lathered on moisturizer, I’d wake up to sad, parched skin. Almost all of my Beautycounter clients echo these same problems. So let me reiterate once again: Girl, it’s not you. It’s them (your 30s). Your 30s are an interesting time for your skin because it’s when you first start to see early signs of aging, but you’re not quite ready to turn into your mother and shop at the same department store makeup counter as her yet.

I get it. The Rejuvenation line is Beautycounter’s anti-aging skin care line, while the Countermatch line is geared toward adequate hydration and age prevention. Blend these two lines together and you get one hell of a skin care routine for your 30s! Check out the morning routine below:

This Is the Correct Order to Apply Your Skin Care Products

Whether you’re trying a new skin care regimen on for size or you’ve been layering up since Mandy Moore was popular the first time around like I have, knowing which products to apply first can be tricky. And based on what I’ve seen, depending on what you Google or who you talk to, the EXACT order to apply your skin care products might vary slightly, but overall they’re pretty similar. It’s not a perfect science, is what I’ve concluded.

No surprise here but I love BEAUTYCOUNTER’s approach to skin care regimens. They break their regimens down into 4 steps:
1. Cleanse
2. Prep
3. Treat
4. Protect

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This is basically a plug-and-play model, which my overworked brain is all about. Once you know the correct order to apply your skin care products, just customize this 4-step regimen to fit your morning and nighttime routines. Mine looks like this:

AM
Step 1: Cleanse - Rejuvenating Face Cleanser
Step 2: Prep - Brightening Mist
Step 3: Treat - No.1 Brightening Facial Oil
Step 4: Protect - Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion

PM
Step 1: Cleanse - Rejuvenating Face Cleanser
Step 2: Prep - Brightening Mist
Step 3: Treat - Overnight Resurfacing Peel / Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum
Step 4: Protect - Countermatch Sleep Recovery Cream

See? That’s not so hard to remember right?