Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Macy's
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts
and opinions expressed are my own.
I had such an amazing time at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Macy's last week! Getting to meet Morgan Stewart from The Breauty Breakdown and sampling mouthwatering treats from Asian restaurants like Chinatown's Chiu Quon Bakery and bubble tea from Te'amo Boba Bar, which really made me think about my own culture and traditions that have been passed down to me from my mother my whole life. I love how focused Morgan was on SPF and moisturizer from Shiseido. These are two things that my mom always emphasized in our beauty routines. SPF is the best and only anti-ager in terms of preventing premature wrinkles (and you know, laying off a few damaging lifestyle vices like smoking and drinking). Never mind chugging smoothies in hopes that all the fruity antioxidants will keep you glowing. You may be careful not to get sunburned, but UV light is still pretty strong all year around. Over time, repeated exposure to UVA and UVB rays breaks down the elastin in your skin (the stuff that keeps it plump) so you age prematurely because your skin can’t help but succumb to wrinkles and fine lines.
Sunscreen is a must in any beauty routine but between toner, serum, moisturizer, and whatever else you slather on, finding a daily sunscreen that slips into your beauty routine and plays nice with every other product is no easy task. I've started using Essential Energy Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 from Shiseido, the same product my mom has been using for the past 20 years and her skin looks younger than mine! Its an energizing hydrator with broad-spectrum SPF 20 to protect against UV rays and pollution while counteracting dullness and dryness. You can find it at Macy's Beauty here! The most important times to use moisturizer are after a bath, shave or exfoliation. For some, this might be twice a day. Moisturizing after a shower is very important because hot water strips all the moisture and oils out of your skin, leaving it parched and dry. While hot water may be relaxing, it also wreaks havoc on your skin. Never skip the moisturizer!
To learn more about Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Macy's and join in the celebration, visit their website here.