Anyone that knows me well, knows that I am a huge advocate for protecting your skin against sun damage. I do this for mostly vain reasons, but also know it is good for my health. As a make-up artist, almost all beauty concerns from my clients stem from sun damage. Seriously!! Aside from blemishes and the rare skin disorder, ALL concerns are damage caused by UVA and UVB rays. Wrinkles, enlarged pores, hyper pigmentation, texture problems, elasticity issues, etc. Women will sit in my chair and want a quick fix but not heed my warnings of applying SPF daily, protecting themselves from over exposure, and using tanning beds. They will be taken with the make-up, but not give the sunscreen a second thought.
Cosmetics can do very little if the texture of your skin is less then lovely. Make-up really only looks as good as the skin that it is applied to. This is where a couple good skin care products and a consistent routine can help reduce some of the damage, but long term benefits relay on prevention. So while you are planning your warm weather getaway, consider packing a few of these great save your skin accessories!
Luxury Divas - Cherry Red Wide Brim Cotton Floppy Beach Hat $18
Luxury Divas - Black and White Wide Brim Straw Beach Hat $25
Lulu's - All the Glitz and Glam Sunglasses $8