I’m a product of the slather on the baby oil and lay out in the sun for hour’s era. I shudder to think of it. But in the words of Ms. Angelou, “When you know better, you do better.” May is Melanoma Month, so what better time to remind ourselves of the importance of protecting our skin against the sun as we approach the summer months. The options for practicing “safe sun” are endless. Here is a list of skin care products to ensure you are well-protected during the summer months, but more importantly, healthy afterwards.
Peter Thomas Roth Sunscreen in a Brush. This super cool, mineral-based powder protects you from the sun, while also fighting against the aging process. Small in size, it will fit perfectly into your summer tote or beach bag.
Tocca Stella SPF 30+ Sunscreen Towelette. I love these! Not only do they protect you from harmful UV Rays, not only are they so compact that you can carry them in the smallest clutch, but they are also scented in Tocca’s classic scent ~ Italian Blood Orange! Bella! Soleil Organique. This 100% natural sunscreen is made for you more eco-friendly dolls, and is available in both face and body formulas.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads. If you’re not in to tanning at all, this exfoliator also gives you a little color ~ “glow” ~ upon application. I recommend trying one of the pads on your inner wrist first, which tends to be the same color as your face. You want to make sure you are comfortable with the results.
Beautiful, well-protected skin gives the option of forgoing makeup or playing with beachy, bronzy summer color palettes. Love this Beach Lover Set by NARS with gold, copper and peach hues. Two of my FAVORITE all-time “go-to” products for the summer are NARS Body Glow and Michael Kors Leg Shine. A little of each on your legs, arms, and chest and you’ll radiate sun goddess! Finally, summer wouldn’t be summer without the appropriate sunglasses. I tend to favor the classic Ray-Ban Aviator. No one rocks them better than my Daddy and Brother; but I love them too with my hair slicked back in to a neat ponytail.
And for a more dramatic look, I always reach for a classic Jackie O. inspired larger frame.
Image: Femme Fatale
What’s on your summer beauty checklist?
~ The Pretty Domestic