Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Beauty Tips Tuesday - Sizzling save your skin accessories!

Mother nature has been teasing me the last few weeks . . . showing off her bright sun rays and melting snow, only to swirl in fresh flakes and cold temps on the tail of a warm breeze. It makes me antsy. . . hard to sit still. Makes my mind whirl with the planning of warm weather fix up projects. Like painting. Lots of painting. The garage, the house trim, the front door. And landscaping. The planting of flowers and herbs. Oh and those sweet little baby peas that my 4 yr old insists we grow, and not because she like peas, but because they are her imaginary friend's favorite! So many things to do, only if Spring would officially arrive. Though Spring is undoubtedly well on her way, many of you are not likely to wait. The itch, the cabin fever, it runs rampant this time of year and the most common cure is to plan a little warm weather getaway. With that in mind, I thought it best to talk about sun protection this week.

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

Dior "Glossy" Sunglasses - $240

Lulu's - All the Glitz and Glam Sunglasses $8

J. Crew - Beachcloth Belted Tunic $59.50

Victoria's Secret - Scoopneck Flyaway Cover up Dress $88

Bare Escentuals - bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen $28

Azur - SPF 40 Face & Body $21


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♥ Lindsay ♥ said...

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Bill said...

I purchased this product on the asumption that it was immune healthy as advertised. Unfortunately, It contains chemicals that I not comfortable with.
Those who are considering this product and have an interest in an immune healthy sunscreen, might want to research the ingredient list.