Monthly Archives: June 2013

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Summer is here , which means sunscreen choices that are too complicated to decipher and choices that boarder on madness. Its been in the making, but the FDA has sent out a new set of guidelines to help consumers make the right choices by requiring clearer labeling and better testing of products.
If you see the word water-proof or prevents cancer , it may not be true. And don’t assume that one or two applications give you all day protection. Reapply often, especially after being in the water. Also do not use spray sunscreens. They are popular on set but spray into your palms and apply by hand.
In Northern California we tend to think there is no sun. This is not true of course. Just ask any surfer out there and they will all have a favorite sunscreen.
So what do you use? Pick out sunscreens with UVA and UVB and SPF 30 or above. Here are a few recommendations from Northern California surfers, men and women who spend their lives in the water.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch

Lancôme Bienfait UV SPF 50 Broad Spectrum

Ella Bache Great 50+ Sportsbloc active

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When you work hard for productions there is never any expectations for pats on the back. You are there to deliver for the director, producers and crew.
But when James Gandolfini wrote personal thank you notes to individual crew members on Hemingway and Gellhorn for a job well done that said a lot for his character. This makeup artist won’t forget his generosity .