Tom Ford sunglasses…check, Brazilian cut bikini…check, plane tickets to Belize…check, beach beauty must-haves…uuhhh?  Your trip to the beach is booked and you’ve been planning since February.  Have you thought about what you need to take to protect your hair and skin from the sun, salt and chlorine?  Or more importantly, if the sun sneaks up on you, what you can do to repair the damage?  The sun; it lifts our mood, inhibits D Vitamin deficient and is the ultimate symbol that summer is here.  Even the bronzed goddess that personifies “summer beauty” would beg us to be savvy with our exposure.  The truth is that UV rays wreak havoc on our hair and skin and it is our responsibility to protect ourselves from the glorious sun.  Plain and simple, protect and repair.

PRE-SUN REGIMIN

SAVE YOUR SKINeltaMD UV Sport

Start off with a sunscreen for sport so you don’t have to reapply as often.  We like zinc oxide based eltaMD SKINCARE UV Sport Broad-Spectrum SPF 50.  This water-resistant formula offers UVA/UVB sun protection and has never broken out my acne prone skin type.  Can be used for face and body.

FAKE THAT TAN!!!prtty peaushun

If you haven’t tried PRTTY PEAUSHUN Skin Tight Bodylotion, you have to check it out.  Being a makeup artist, I’m a bit of a skeptic when I hear about a new product.  Lotion is lotion, right?  NO, it’s not.  PRTTY PEAUSHUN was created by Celebrity Makeup Artist, Bethany Karlyn and is a light reflective “potion” that conceals imperfections, tightens skin, diminishes the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, minimizes bruising, sore muscles and works as a insect repellent.  PRTTY PEAUSHUN is 100% natural, gluten free with certified organic ingredients available in five glowing shades.  Coined as Photoshop in a pouch.

PRE SUN HAIR PREPdavines su milk

Davines SU Milk is a take it in your beach bag product.  Rich in vitamins and mineral salts and can be used in wet and dry hair.  Spray this light weight product in the hair to protect against UV rays during sun exposure.  SU Milk is highly concentrated in potassium, sodium and magnesium and helps inhibit structural damage.  Spray in as a leave-in conditioner and braid your hair prior to hitting the beach.  Your hair will thank you.

I GOT TOO MUCH SUN, NOW WHAT?

BURN CARE – CREME DE LA MERcreme de la mer  

Creme De La Mer, the legendary moisturizer, is not new to the skin care world.  We often associate Creme de La Mer with luxury and as the ultimate in skin care, not as an after-sun remedy.  Aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber perfected his “miracle broth” after suffering burns in a laboratory accident.  He spent 12 years and conducted 6,000 experiments before perfecting the formulation of Creme De La Mer.  Each jar ferments for three to four months prior to being delivered to retailers.  Due to it’s reparative and healing properties and its ability to transform the appearance of skin; it is a must have in any beach bag for after-sun care.  I have never had a product knock out a sunburn faster than Creme de la Mer Moisturizing Cream.  Press it into the skin directly after sun exposure and twice daily until the burn has disappeared.  Many times the sunburn is gone by morning or within a day; without peeling I must add.  I want to see aloe vera do that.

3 STEPS TO POST SUN HAIR REPAIR

  1. davines su shampooSHAMPOO – Davines SU Shampoo restores softness and hydration while eliminating salt and chlorine.  It restructures sun damaged hair to its optimal condition while protecting hair color.

  2. coconut skin careMASK – Many over the counter hair masks are the love of my life, although, repairing the hair naturally has my attention this summer.  You’ve heard the advantages of coconut oil and if you follow our blog you know that coconut oil is one of our favorite culinary finds.  Head to the kitchen for this  DIY mask.  Mix 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, 2 egg yolks and 1 cup of water together and apply to the hair.  Massage into the scalp and allow to absorb for at least 20 minutes.  Rinse and lightly shampoo only at the root if necessary.  This type of mask can be applied once a week for damage prevention.  For more tips on using coconut oil for beauty, check out 2 Unexpected Tips for a Pretty Pout.

  3. oribe gold lustLEAVE IN TREATMENT- ORIBE Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil is a must have for dry, damaged hair.  After a day in the sun apply to damp hair to detangle and reduce frizz.  This 24 carat treatment is a UV and thermal protectant reducing dry time.  ORIBE features a full line of styling products, visit our latest blog on curly hair ideas using ORIBE Hair Care.

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