Girls Just Wanna Have Sun!

Don’t you just LOVE a sunny day?

It really makes me happier,think better and I know more productive.

How about you? What does the sun do for you?cropped-sunscreen-beach-2014-photo.jpgWhile I live in Florida. I spent more time at the beaches of New York and New Jersey shore than I do now.Crazy huh?After getting stung by skin cancer I just can’t spend a lot of time out there. Being in the beauty and spa business I really have to practice what I preach.

BUT when I do go here are a few of my fave things to take and do to make your day in the sun more fun.

  • At the top of my list I have to remind all you girls who are baking like cookies on the beach…to PROTECT yourself. Apply a shot glass size of sunscreen at least a half an hour before you leave.
  • Freeze fresh grapes and blueberries overnight and pack in snack bags to enjoy a refreshing treat at the beach. Watermelon (do not freeze)cubes is another cool you down treat.
  • Make your own fruit or vegetable infused water and put in a travel glass or bottle for sipping.

Examples: Kiwi and Strawberry slices or watermelon and mint. Get creative. But beware of citrus as it may interfere with your skin care and you can open the door to more sensitive skin in the sun = sun spots.

  • Apply a quarter size of almond oil to your hair and comb it back and up away from your face. Your hair will condition while you spend your day at the beach.
  • Give your feet  foot facial by taking a walk on the beach near the water. The WET sand is cheaper than any potion you can buy on the beauty store shelf.
  • Rub in sunflower or almond oil on your cuticles (hand and feet) your skin will hydrate while you beach.
  • Get some exercise and rev up that heart and walk or take a short run.
  • Bring out you inner child and build a mini castle or sculpture …it will exfoliate rough fingers hands too.
  • Hunt for seashells that might have a hole in them and create a necklace when you get home of it to remind you of your time. I have some from Hawaii and every time I wear or look at them I think of my awesome trip.Beautiful memories.

Have fun in the sun and protect that pretty face!

 

 

 

A Day at the Beach !

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If you don’t want to look older before your age…START a beauty regime and use a beautiful beauty secret…

A SUNSCREEN.

Want to lose elasticity,get more wrinkles,drier skin,sunspots,red splotches uneven skin tone and MAYBE get skin cancer…then you need to use it even more. This month is Skin Cancer Melanoma Awareness month. Be street smart! Be sun smart be careful guys and gals. As much as I love the sun and sunshine rays you need to be aware and BEWARE.

A day at the beach,riding a bike or taking a hike ALL need your TLC and skin love.

MY mantra ala Noreen Young says “Give your skin a hug with sunscreen.”

Your skin does a lot for you…LOVE it back!

http://www.stopskincancer.org

Day 24 to more beautiful skin!

Sun spots according to most women and men aren’t very pretty.

Days in the sun,pregnancy or prescription medicine can give those little or big brown spots and splotches. In the Orient women dislike them so much they get skin whitening facials to eliminate them and to lighten the skin.
The bright news is you can fade those spots over time. The magic ingredient is Hydroquinone,and should be dabbed directly onto brOwn spots every night.I have one pesky spot on my upper right cheek and I use this nightly. I do not apply it right before I go to sleep, I apply it an hour before after I have washed my face and give it a chance to do its magic to help lighten my spot. This way I don’t rub my face into my pillow case and the cream is gone. I recommend this cream to all my clients who are concerned about this spotty issue.

See a dermatologist for this remedy for spot beauty or your spa. You’ll look awesome before you know it!

You’ve got beauty questions I’ve got answers!

As I told you yesterday I answered some beauty questions on TV this time instead of doing a segment doing makeup or skin care secrets on a model. Sometimes the TV station comes to you but most of the time we go there. Hope these questions and the answers to them help you with a question you’ve been wanting to know about.

What do I do that is more natural home remedy for stretch marks besides cocoa butter?

Stretch marks from a makeup artists point of view…are softened with  Jojoba it is not really an oil but what they call a liquid ester. I have heard from clients my recommendation in using Jojoba and rubbing it on gently and daily on stretch marks will soften the appearance of them. If you want to cover them up try a product called Dermablend..it covers a multitude of sins from tattoos to minimizing the look of stretch marks.

How do I put false eyelashes on without losing my mind?

Lashes love them or hate false eyelashes…Here is what to do. TRY a demi- strip like half a lash instead of a full strip.This will be a bit easier to apply. I too have my challenges with them and use them ONLY on special occasions not everyday.

Best product for Brown spots?

Retin- A  is the key ingredient and cream to apply for tired looking skin and on sunspots. Your skin may be irritated at first but so worth it. If you bake in the sun they will come back. If you are careful and use it wisely and NOT bake your spots will fade or tone down in their appearance.

What do I do with old lipsticks that have melted, broken or have been discontinued?

To be continued…