Wednesday, June 20, 2012
When you have beautiful day and summer Fridays, how can you not spend as much time outside as possible? Sitting in the park for lunch, after-work cocktails and weekends at the beach. Yay summer!
However, al fresco events quickly take their toll on your skin if you don't prep properly... For the third post in my summer essentials series, here are my picks for keeping fresh and sun damage-free. This group isn't fancy at all, but they all do the job you need...
Even if I don't plan on extended periods of time outside, I start with Aveeno's Ultra-calming daily moisturizer with SPF 15 every day. I have particularly sensitive skin so the cooling properties are nice and freshen me up in the morning. It's not greasy at all and if I need to spend extended time in the sun, I can add another sunscreen on top.
When I went to school in Paris, I always saw the chic French women pull out these tiny Evian Spritz bottles out of their purse to cool themselves (you never do see them sweat!). A quick spray and they always looked perfect. You can buy them Stateside and do the same...
For real outdoor plans, Hawaiian Tropic's Silk Hydration has up to 50 SPF (for UV-phobic freaks like me) as well as shea butter and silk proteins to really keep skin soft against salt, sand and sun rays. I have been carrying this bottle around with me every weekend so far this summer.
If you burn easily despite your diligent efforts with sunscreen, you still have a chance to save yourself. Prevent peeling, sooth redness and pamper your fried senses with a good dose of aloe gel. I keep a bottle of Hawaiian Tropic Cool Aloe After Sun Burn in my refrigerator. I pull it out for an icy treatment every time I accidentally fall asleep outdoors midday.
Summer is the time to relax and renew! Make sure your skin gets refreshed as much as you do.
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