Everyone loves long, lazy days of summer, but you’ll want to be prepared for them. Go dust of that Beach bag and stock it with these summer essentials. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is which bikini to wear.
We all know the importance of sunscreen. No one wants to look 80 when they are 40. For my face I use Colorescience SPF 30. It’s a weightless mineral powder. This SPF is a great alternative to the typical, greasy lotion. It’s free of chemicals and dyes, so it’s perfect for people with sensitive skin. I love that it’s waterproof and provides me with a healthy glow. Definitely worth the money. Purchase @ www.lovelyskin.com 41.60, comes in six shades.
#2 A uv protectant for hair & an After treatment
Swimming pools, ocean water, & sun can be extremely damaging to your hair. It can lead to faded color, split ends, and an overall dry texture. Your hair color is a big investment and it should be protected. Applying sunscreen to your hair can be just as important as applying it to your skin. I chose 4 different products starting with the cheapest option as suggestions
Wella/Sun protection spray I use Wella products and love them, they smell amazing too purchase@ beautybay.com $11.80
Paul Mitchell/ color protect locking spray, UV protection You can’t go wrong with a trusted & well know brand like Paul Mitchell. purchase @ www.lovelyskin.com $24.0
Aveda makes a three-part defense and recovery system sun care protective hair veil $28.00A lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist that forms an invisible screen to help protect hair from sun exposure for up to 16 hours, to minimize color fadage, damage and dryness. Suncare hair and body cleanser $21.0 Removes chlorine, salt and product build-up, while helping to maintain moisture balance. Sun care after-sun hair masque $26.00 Purchase @ www.aveda.com I’m a big fan of all the Aveda products.
#3 A Refresher
An Instant Pick-me-up to refresh, smooth, & Energize Dull looking skin on a hot summer day. These are a few I’ve tried and really like.
Evian Spray Brumisateur natural mineral water
I love the feeling of spraying this on my face, especially on a hot summer day. It’s also great for setting makeup too. Purchase @ www.drugstore.com $7.00
Vitamin C Energizing Face spritz.
This stuff is awesome, it smells great, doubles as a facial toner, & also sets your makeup. Purchase @ www.thebodyshop.com $18.00
#4 A cute Sun Hat
A hat can shield your face from the sun preventing premature aging. I’m always on a mission to find a hat that is cute & functional.