Miss A Columnist

Andrea Rodgers is the Founder of Miss A (AskMissA.com), which covers the intersection of charity and lifestyle for 1.5 million unique readers annually. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A has a presence in 21 U.S. cities with 30 editors and hundreds of writer. Andrea was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. At the core of the Miss A brand is Andrea’s personal belief in the positive power of volunteering and charity — not only to benefit those less fortunate, but to improve the individual, business or brand that gives their time, money and energy to a cause. AskMissA.com serves as a technological platform which connects editors, writers and readers around this core belief and shines a spotlight on the best nonprofits, charity events, cause marketing campaigns and philanthropic & stylish people, businesses and brands to inspire others to get involved.

Andrea Rodgers is a member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion & culture. She has been featured in Vogue, W and Allure, CNN, Fox News, NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24, Alhurra, USA Today, Washington Post & Politico.

Miss A’s Fave: Neutrogena Age Shield Sunblock FACE SPF90+

Women my age and younger frequently ask me what I’ve done to keep my skin looking so young. For those who don’t know, I’ll be 39 this August. I think the main thing that has helped my skin is that I have been wearing sunblock on daily basis since my mid-twenties. I wear Neutrogena® Age Shield Face Sunblock 90+ with Helioplex® every day. I don’t just use it on sunny days. I literally use it everyday as my moisturizer. It doesn’t matter if it’s snowing or raining, I wear it consistently. It’s not just the sun we get on vacation or while at the pool that damages our skin. It’s the cumulative effect of getting sun every day that ages the skin. This product is great as it’s oil-free and works well under foundation. Not only does it block out the UVB burning rays, but it prevents UVA skin aging rays from penetrating through surface layers for exceptional deep cellular protection.

I’ve definitely had my share of microdermabrasion, and use VIVITÉ® with 20% glycolic compound and exfoliating scrubs at home. As we age, our skin doesn’t turnover cells as quickly as it used to and needs help. These treatments are great for removing the damaged outer layer of skin to reveal smoother, more radiant, younger looking skin. But using sunscreen is every day is key. It prevents damage from happening in the first place, and will protect this  fresh new layer of skin. I’m all about value. There is no need to spend money on expensive moisturizers, this product is amazing.

– Miss A

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