Summer is upon us so what better time to talk about skin. Mother was right when she told you to wear your sunscreen. Did you know it takes a shot glass amount to cover head to toe? And don’t wait until you’re in the sun – apply 30 minutes before heading outdoors. I like Coola mineral sunscreens. They are some of the safest on the market with even an option for baby.
So what to do if you’ve had too much sun? Try CV Skinlabs Rescue and Relief Spray for instant, cooling relief. This organic, aloe based, refreshing emulsion drenches skin with moisture while calming and soothing flushed, sensitive skin.
Now is the time to adjust your skincare routine. Consider lighter versions of the basics: cleanser, hydrating toner and moisturizer. Want to treat and prevent fine lines and sun damage (yes, please)? Add a serum to the mix for best results. Try Tata Harper’s Rejuvenating Serum. With 29 active ingredients, this 100% non-toxic beauty dramatically improves the vitality of your skin.
When your skin is healthy it glows, literally, because light reflects off healthy skin. So keep your makeup simple – tinted moisturizer, sheer lip color and a light coat of mascara. My picks: Jane Iredale’s Dream Tint with spf 15 and RMS Beauty’s Lip Shine and Volumizing Mascara.
Last month, readers were introduced to RMS Beauty and hands down, this is one of my favorites! Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with RMS Beauty’s creator, celebrity makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift, for a first-hand scoop. I was so impressed by her dedication and conviction. She insists on using only raw, food-grade and organic ingredients in all of her lovely little colors – and she knows color. Her pigments and textures are fantastic and blend beautifully to create your perfect shade. Remember that aforementioned sunburn? Soothe it with her Raw Coconut Cream, a truly amazing multi-tasker. Use it as a facial cleanser and skin moisturizer, add a scoop to bathwater, and dab a little on underarms as a deodorant. There really is nothing this clever little oil can’t do!
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