Spring Break – Protect your Skin

It’s finally here! Spring – and with it comes warmer temperatures and for many of you, spring break! Treat your skin with care and protect it from the damaging rays of the sun with some of the newest and best products on the market today.

Kid Friendly
I know as a kid I hated it when I had to put on sunscreen – that thick white lotion took forever to skin into my skin and I wanted to get back into the water or the sun. Kids today have so many new and wonderful options that won’t put them on the sidelines for long.

These Hello Kitty sunscreen sprays are perfect for kids. They offer 30 or 50 SPF and come in fun scents like Pineapple and Kiwi – no kid will be able to resist. Even wiggle worms will be covered in no time with a few sprays that work on both dry and wet skin.
 
Face Friendly
Your pretty face needs protection, but please don’t slather body sunscreens on it. Use something specifically for the face, like La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios 30. It’s a cooling water-lotion that will protect and refresh skin without clogging pores or causing breakouts. Because let’s face it, a breakout is never wanted! I love this because it melts into skin almost immediately, leaving no residue behind.

A Little Bronzing
Unless you’ve been tanning all winter (and really, is that good for your skin?) your legs might be a little pasty for spring break. No worries. Australian Gold offers sunscreen (15-30SPF) with bronzer to protect and add a hint of color so you won’t blind everyone when you step out into the sun for the first time this year. Bonus: It smells great, too.


After Sun
Mistakes happen. Did you get a little too much sun? Even if skin just feels tight and itchy, Alba Bontanica’s Very Emollient After Sun Lotion will soothe, hydrate and replenish skin. Made from 85% aloe vera and no parabens, phthalates or synthetic fragrances, you can feel good about putting this on anyone in the family.

February Favorites

I’ve been rekindling my love with some forgotten products and here they are:

1. Clean & Clear Oil-Free Shine Control Moisturizer
This is a great light moisturizer for the day that helps keep oil slicks away. I see this becoming my daily go-to product over the next few months as it warms up. I still use a heavier moisturizer at night and my day and night serums, but this is an excellent day lotion.

2. Londontown Lakur nail color in Thames from the Eye
I’ve been wearing this on my toes for a while now. I love the color. It’s unique and sophisticated and fun – plus it reminds me of ocean water which has been nice during the crazy weather we’ve been having. But, the best thing about this polish it its staying power. It really lasts! I will be looking into getting some additional colors once my obsession with this turquoise color fades.

3. Ahava Dead Sea Osmoterâ„¢Concentrate
This is my holy grail serum. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but it bears repeating. It’s amazing. So light and silky feeling, but it really helps hold moisture in my skin. I can tell if I forget to use it. It’s perfect to use day and night along with your preferred day and night cream. It lasts a long time – I’ve been using mine for about 2 months now and have not had to replace it yet. So, while it’s a bit pricey (about $60) – it’s worth it because it will last you at least a couple of months, bringing the price down considerably each month.