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Skin Care 101 at the Neutrogena Skin Health Summit

Are you strict when it comes to your skin care? I know there are a lot of you out there that are. I am now…took me long enough. Well, know that proper skin care isn’t just a myth, if you care for it the right way, it shows. A few weeks ago, I was invited to the Neutrogena Skin Health Summit. Held here in Los Angeles, it was two days of skin fabulousness. Take a look below. 

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As a Neutrogena ambassador, I get to try a bunch of their products and work on a lot of campaigns. I love being able to discover and share what I’m learning. Believe me, I know there can be a lot of confusion out there.

At the Neutrogena Skin Health Summit, we got an inside look into what they’re doing to help us better understand our skin and how we can protect it. All with the help of a lineup of skin experts and dermatologists.

As you’ll see in the photos below, there was a lot going on in these two days. On the first day, we were welcomed with a delicious lunch hosted by Kristen Bell. Yes, the Veronica Mars Kristen Bell! She was super sweet and down to earth. She shares her daily beauty routine with us here.

After our lunch, we put on our lab coats and went right into the skin care tips. For example, did you know that exfoliation is really important. Without it your moisturizers might not absorb right due to dead layers of skin. And don’t think we’re alone in this, men deal with skin and pore issues too! Also, doubling two skin products with two different SPF’s won’t add up for greater protection. It doesn’t work that way.

After our session, a few of us were treated to hair blowouts. That was so niiiiiice. Then we gathered on the rooftop for a little soiree with the rest of the bloggers.

The morning of day two was all about sun care, which is my favorite. We don’t think about it, but skin cancer is a problem for every shade of skin. From light to dark. And if detected early enough, skin cancer can be cured. Don’t forget that your sunscreen should be “Broad Spectrum” helping to protect against UVA and UVB rays.

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Here’s where it get’s interesting. After our lunch, we headed over to the Neutrogena headquarters and had our skin’s photo taken by the Clinical Skin Imager to identify any unseen acne. That’s the photo you see below. Yes, all of those little white dots can turn into acne! Kinda gross but kinda cool. And I bet you didn’t know that pimples take 6 to 8 weeks to form under the skin. It’s up to you to maintain your skin, so it doesn’t form. We all know that adult acne is no bueno!

We ended the day with a makeup consultation and touch ups. Take a look at some of the photos below. And if you have any skin care questions, make sure you leave them below and I’ll try to answer them for you!

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