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How to Prevent Sun Damage to Skin
How to Prevent Sun Damage to Skin

1. Chill your aloe Vera, or anti-inflammatory moisturizer or cream in the refrigerator for an hour before you apply it on your skin.  The sheer coolness will help again the sensation of burning and will help to calm redness and inflammation with the active are working to help repair skin (Chill any BORBA SPF for further sun protection post sun exposure).
2. Keep skin hydrated.  A mobile atomizer is a welcome skin quencher.  Continuously spritzing or misting the skin will allow it to absorb and help lock in the moisture to re-balance itself. (BORBA atomizer)
3. Stay out of extreme temperatures.  By going into a super refrigerated environment after a sunburn could potentially shock skin.  Ease skin to a comfortable temperature with gradual steps.  Cold compresses are a wonderful relive to high temperature skin.

Sun block:
1. Since we’re on the run all the time, use a physical block like TD or Zink.  They work immediately with contact to the skin so you don’t have to wait before you head to the car or to the beach. (any BORBA SPF)

Look for a tri-spectum product that incorporates full spectrum (UVA, UVB) and UVC – for carbon protection from the ozone and environmental factors (Like the Advanced Aging SPF 45 and Hand Cream SPF 25) to help fight against burning and again rays all in one step.  Be certain that use a product that has mattifying ingredients to keep skin looking healthy and not greasy (BORBA Clarifying cotton)

Founder & Creator of BORBA
Founder & Creative Director of E.L.F. Cosmetics

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad.

Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores. Aside from contributing to the monthly blogs, he oversees new product development and leads the brand with head-turning innovation.

A graduate of Santa Clara University, Scott-Vincent received an education in Psychology, Law, Business and Marketing.  Since then, he has succeeded as a high-fashion model, TV personality and became a licensed aesthetician to further his credentials and experiences. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it.

Beyond creating groundbreaking approaches to skin care, Scott-Vincent Borba’s passion lies in raising awareness for the needs of troubled children.  He is an active spokesperson for The Covenant House, a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, counseling and education for youth in need.



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Camoflauge Summer Sun Challenges
Camoflauge Summer Sun Challenges

Even though you and I both know that sun is not your friend, you may have had a few to may rays.  Problem:  So your skin looks dehydrated, beginning to freckle, or light spots seems to be popping up.   Solution: Intensely Moisturize with e.l.f. body butter as a base. Then lightly layer e.l.f shimmering facial whip in “spot light” over the entire neck and decollate area.  Make certain to use the duo on your arms or legs, whatever has the same sum damaged effect.  The beauty is that the products are so affordable, you can help keep your skin looking healthy until the dreaded turtle neck returns. 

Xo Scott-Vincent Borba Celebrity Esthetician and Make-Up Artist



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Sun-Kissed Glow - by Sandy Gold
Sun-Kissed Glow - by Sandy Gold

Using a self-tanner is one of the best ways to get a healthy sun-kissed glow without the harmful rays of the sun.  But, we all know, if not applied properly - it can be a streaky mess! So to prevent you from looking like a ripe orange - here are some quick and easy tips to help you get glowing from home in minutes!

  • Before exposing your skin to any self-tanning product - it's super important to exfoliate firts.  Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells that lye on the surface of the skin, and when not removed - it can leave it dry and dull-looking and nobody wants that!
  • Make sure to exfoliate from your head toyour toes!  Concentrate on areas that tend to be more dry, like your elbows, knees and feet.
  • If you don't have an exfoliator - try making one from home! All you have to do is mix together organic honey and sugar in a bowl - and viola, a homemade exfoliator in seconds! Yiipppeee!
  • When applying a self-tanner - I like to start at my feet and work my way up - in small circular motions.
  • If you don't like the smell of self-tanners - try applying it at night - so you can shower when you wake up and be fresh and tanned in the morning.
I hope this helped you out! Now, get glowing!

And, don't  forget to Wake.up & Make.up!


Sandy Gold is always up to date with the latest and hottest beauty trends as a Professional Makeup Artist, Beauty Consultant and the Creator of the popular Beauty Blog - 
She is also an online beauty video producer and host, creating how-to makeup videos on YouTube [which have received over 4 million hits and is #99 - Most Subscribed (All Time) in Canada]. Her make.up videos teach real women easy-do-it yourself tips and techniques on how to look and feel great each and everyday, and have received recognition from The New York Times, The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, SELF Magazine, The Toronto Star and The National Post. 
She has also created flawless faces for many well known celebrities and athletes like: Elle Macpherson, Viggo Mortensen, Chris Bosh, Mats Sundin, Kevin Bacon and Jeff Daniels, to name a few.
Today, you can catch Sandy demonstrating some of her tips and techniques as a Beauty Expert on a variety of television, radio and online media like: CBC - The Steven and Chris Show, Breakfast Television, Global News at Six, Elle Canada and


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Summer Necessities
Summer Necessities
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2007


Summer is here, which means bikini season has sprung…scary!!  The long winter sheltered my once tan body to a now scarish white hue.  No worries though, nothing a little self bronzer, a few non-fat latte’s and cardio can’t fix.  Here’s my best bronzer routine:

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