Playing in the SUN!

IMG_1808Is so much fun!

This weekend we celebrate Memorial day weekend with barbeques,cocktails andย  spending time outdoors in the SUNSHINE! While Florida is not going to get a piece of that sunny pie due to the subtropical storm that’s headed our way you may get your share of fun in the sun.

SAVE that pretty face!

Use a self tanner a few days or the night before you go out in the sun.You’ll get a dash of color and feel better too.

Sunscreen! MY ANTI-AGING DREAM CREAM! A shot glass applied to your skin at least every 4 hours will cover you!

Did you know there are many other ways you can protect your skin from the sun?ย  Powder up with Sun Powder. A light powder with sunscreen that protects and evens out your complexion a bit.

Wear a lip conditioner or a hydrating lipstick but stay away from glossy extra shiny lip gloss. They attract the sun to your face and may actually give you a sunburn.

Wear SUNNIES but buy non reflective shiny sunglasses While I love the way they look they too attract the suns rays and can give you a burn.

Wear a pretty or fun in the sun hat…any kind of hat. Did you know even your scalp and hair can get a sunburn?

If you do happen to get sunburned on your face this summer season …HELP is your refrigerator. Plain organic yogurt works wonders to calm the heat and your skin down.

Another trick is to bathe in real milk (This was Cleopatra’s beauty secret). OR pour some milk on wash cloth with cold milk. Applied to your skin it cools you down and helps with sunburn and peeling.

Nowadays…There is NO REASON why you have to get a sunburn.

You don’t want old leathery looking skin, sunspots,red splotches,wrinkles or worse yet skin cancer. Do you?

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Luscious Tart Lemons!

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Lemons can save the day when you’ve eaten your way since Thanksgiving day! I hope you had a yummy day.

Make hot water like you would for making hot tea. Then pour it into a tea cup or coffee mug. Next, squeeze a fresh lemon wedge or two into the water. The more of the lovely lemons the merrier.
I learned this recipe from my beautiful blue eyed mom who said it was a Polish remedy and had used this recipe for years.
It aids in digestion and cleans out your digestive system in its own lemon water way. And it makes you feel better.

Your skin will benefit from this simple hot drink too! I actually do this daily.
Soon you’ll be ready for the decadent eating Thanksgiving leftovers this weekend (lol) or just enjoy feeling a bit slimmer in that LBD (little black dress) this weekend.