8 Must Haves for your Beach Bag:
1. Aveda’s Smoothing Body Polish
Exfoliate twice a week before you head to the pool to get rid of dull skin. Don’t forget to pay special attention to your elbows, knees and feet, especially if you plan to fake-bake. Spray tans are more even with well exfoliated skin.
2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Sun exposed skin tends to be drier and needs the extra hydration. Face moisturizers with SPF have come such a long way and are available for any skin type. No more break outs – promise! Dermalogica offers a number of moisturizers with SPF from oily skin to mature skin and sensitive skin in between. Come in and ask for a sample! Don’t forget the rest of your body, Aveda’s Stress Fix Lotion with Lavender is a great lotion for after sun pampering.
Did I mention SPF yet? Don’t forget the SPF on your body! Re-apply every 2 hours. Many products claim to be sweat or water resistant but still need to be re-applied throughout the day. Pay attention to your skin, it you notice redness it has had enough (despite sunscreen). Be smart, cover up.
4. Keep your color fresh
Chlorine and UV radiation can do a number on your hair. If you have color treated hair, ask your stylist for recommendations to keep your color vibrant. Color maintenance shampoos, conditioners, heat protectants and treatments are a great way to make that color last. You invested good money into great color, we can tell you how to make it last.
5. Did you pack the hydrating masque?
Calm your skin down after a day in the sun. After care is just as important. A fantastic way to take some redness out of your skin and give extra hydration is Aveda’s Intensive Hydrating Masque. This aloe based masque is particularly effective and refreshing when you keep it in the refrigerator or cooler. Apply a layer to your cleansed skin and leave on for 10 minutes. This product is an all-round talent and can be used on the entire family.
6. Where’s your hat?
Always a good idea to have your head covered. A hat can very much be a fashion statement while covering your ears and neck as well. Overheating happens and many of us have had sunburns on our heads.
7. SPF clothing
There is beach wear with built in SPF that will help protect you from too much sun exposure. Not a bad idea for people with sensitive skin and children.
Protect your eyes, you only have one pair.