December 2019

Sunscreens We Love

We all know that it’s extremely important to protect our delicate skin from the sun’s harsh rays, especially during the summer! Whether you’re lounging at the beach or biking in the park, we’ve gathered a list of our favorite sunscreens. Get the proper protection your skin needs by slathering on the SPF and have some fun in the sun (in moderation of course)!

Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock SPF 45, $9.99
Neutrogena spray sunscreen refreshes skin with it’s cooling mist while shielding you from the sun’s rays…perfect for those steamy hot days. This sunscreen is a beach bag essential for your next trip to the beach or pool. We love that it is waterproof and sweat proof too!

LA ROCHE-POSAY Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid , $18
The top-rated facial sunscreen is perfect for anyone because it quickly absorbs into the skin and leaves no residue or white film while offering maximum UV protection. This lightweight formula is easy to wear under make-up and is also waterproof, fragrance-free, PABA-free & non-comedogenic. We wear this one year round!

Avene High Protection Mineral Cream SPF 50, $21
For all of our sensitive skin gals out there this is the sunscreen for you. Avene has created this 100% mineral sunscreen specifically for those who need non-irritating protection from the sun. It has all the benefits of mineral makeup but in a sunscreen! And, it’s formula is hypo-allergenic and packed with Vitamin E.

Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector Sunscreen for Body SPF 50, $23
Kiehls has done it again! This new oil-free sunscreen for the body protects against both UVB rays (the ones that cause sunburns) and UVA rays (these cause signs of aging). We love using this lightweight formula on our skin and feel confident spending time in the sun with its high SPF 50 protection. Bonus: It’s also nourished with antioxidants and Vitamin E to keep skin looking young and fresh.

Cetaphil® Daily Facial Moisturizer UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50, $20.98
As women we are always conscious and mindful of smoothing sunscreen on our faces, and this is one of the best SPF/Moisturizer combinations out there. It has all the moisturizing proprieties we expect from Cetaphil products while also dishing out a SPF 50 count for protection. It’s non-greasy formula keeps you hydrated for up to eight hours while shielding you from the sun. You can wear it under your makeup or mix it with your favorite foundation to create a DIY tinted moisturizer.

Coppertone Foaming Oil Free Sunscreen Lotion SPF 75, $8.99
The foaming oil-free formula (so cool) is a revolution in sun care. It goes on super smooth and lightweight without a greasy feeling. It’s fragrance free and non-comedogenic so it’s perfect to use on your body and face without clogging any pores. It’s a great drugstore sunscreen and the price is right!

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50, $20
If you are a fan of the Eight Hour Cream line then this is a great product to add to your makeup bag. This sunscreen stick is perfect for getting those spots that we sometimes skip over like our earlobes and nose. It’s small enough to fit in the tiniest of day clutches so you can easily tote it around.

Tips in case you do get a little too much sun…it happens to the best of us:

1. Take an aspirin. It helps diminish the redness and swelling of a sunburn and most of all eases the pain.
2. Use a cold milk compress on your skin. Soak a washcloth is a mixture of half ice water and half milk and apply to the skin.
3. Apply the Greek yogurt you usually eat for breakfast, and smooth it over your burn. After letting set for 15 min apply some aloe vera.
4. It is important to stay hydrated! Your sunburn has caused your skin to lose a lot of moisture so drink plenty of H20 or some fresh squeezed lemonade.

We sometimes burn because we’re not sure when to reapply our sunscreen, so here is a good rule to follow. Take the amount of SPF you are wearing and multiply it by 10…that is how many minutes your sunscreen will last until you need to reapply. (15 SPF x 10= 150 minutes).

Products we Love for Summer

With summer upon us and in full swing, there are a few essentials you need to make the best of these heated days. Staying fresh and looking chic are important, but hard to maintain in sweltering heat waves. Here are some of my favorite products to help get you through the rest of this hot season without cramping your style.

To hide your bra straps: Hollywood Fashion Tape Bra converting clip 4-pack 1 clip, $9.99

These clips are a must-have for any summer top. They can convert your regular bra into a racer-back style in no time and keep your straps from slipping. With clear and black options, they will be discreet and keep you comfortable all day and night long.

To get your hair off your face: Urban Outfitters Loose Leaf Headband, $19

With the summer heating up, this stylish metallic headband is the perfect solution to keep your hair looking great and off your face. The pretty leaf detail adds a bit of boho chic to any outfit.

To waterproof your lashes: Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat, $21

Avoid raccoon eyes and keep your lashes looking fresh all day, with this waterproof topcoat. The lightweight formula goes on smooth and won’t clump your already applied mascara. Added bonus: it can be used to give your lashes an extra boost throughout the day.

To catch some rays: Steve Madden Juliet Beach Mat, $24.99 

Tote this fashionable beach mat to your next outdoor adventure. Whether it’s to the beach or the park, you will be able to relax in style. And it’s super easy to carry, just roll up and go.

To cool you down: Evian Mineral Water Spray, $11

Keep cool with this Evian Mineral Water Spray. The formulated spray will revive your makeup and give an added boost of freshness to your day. It’s also great for rehydrating sunburnt or dry skin.

To protect your skin: Aveeno Hydrosport Sunblock Spray SPF 30, $8.09

Have fun in the sun while protecting your skin with this easy SPF waterproof spray. The nicely scented formula is lightweight, non-greasy and contains natural ingredients. Perfect for an adventurous summer day outdoors, especially since you can apply on your skin even if it’s wet.

To soothe your skin: June Jacobs After Sun Hydrator, $36  

Renew your skin after a day in the sun with this After Sun Hydrator. The formula will prolong your tan and moisturize sun soaked skin. Complete with anti-aging antioxidants and anti-inflammatory extracts to keep skin looking and feeling fresh.

Summer Skincare 101

Caring for your skin this summer is all about sun protection. Here’s what you need to keep your face, body, lips, hair and even your nails safe from those harmful rays, and to stay looking fabulous this summer…

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration SPF 50, $10.99
Protect your skin with a hydrating sunscreen.  Hawaiian Tropic is known for a delicious tropical scent in their sunscreens.  This new product is less greasy than the original, and is perfect to use as an everyday moisturizer with sun protection.

Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30, $38
Upgrade the SPF in your makeup with a tinted face moisturizer.  It provides skin perfecting coverage as well as SPF 30, which is higher than most cosmetic sunscreens.  I love that Josie Maran makes all of her products with Argan oil, one of the best natural moisturizing ingredients.

Doctor T’s Supergoop SPF 30, $8.50
Don’t forget about your lips! Lip products often don’t have a high SPF, yet our lips have the thinnest skin on our body.  Supergoop’s lip balms smell incredible and are super moisturizing, perfect for a day at the beach.

Living Proof Restore Revitalizing Spray with heat and UV protection, $26
Your hair can fall victim to sun damage as well.  The latest line to come from Living Proof’s labs helps repair dry and damaged hair while keeping it looking smooth and gorgeous.  This conditioning spray protects from heat and the sun’s rays, too!
Tip: use spray on hair after a swim.

 

Essie Sun-e with UV protection, $15
Prevent nail polish from fading or yellowing in the sun with this top coat.  No more dull summer pedicures!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Hawaiian Tropic® Sun Care via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hawaiian Tropic.

Hawaiian Tropic is a trademark of Tanning Research Laboratories, LLC.

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Must-Haves for Your Next Beach Day

 

One of my favorite things about summer is going to the beach.  I love to relax and enjoy the sun, sand and ocean.  Here are all the essentials you need to soak up some rays safely, and in style!

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration SPF 50, $10.99
Before you head out the door, make sure to slather on some SPF so it has time to soak in and protect you from harmful UV rays.  I love Hawaiian Tropic’s new Silk Hydration sunscreen.  It is available in SPF 12, 30 and 50 for whatever level of protection you need, and it smells incredible!  It also contains nourishing antioxidants and moisturizing shea butter so it feels amazing on skin and not greasy at all.

Hat Attack Raffia Crochet Cowboy Hat, $96
A fab hat helps protect your hair and face from the sun.  I’m a huge fan of Hat Attack’s straw hats.  Rihanna was recently spotted in this beaded cowboy style.  It’s perfect for a boho chic beach look.

Ray-Ban Folding Icons Wayfarer Sunglasses, $155
Keep the sun out of your eyes with a chic pair of classic sunnies.  This pair from Ray-ban folds up, so it’s perfect for carrying with you.  Plus, a wayfarer is flattering on almost every face shape.

Hawaiian Tropic Aloha Kiss Moisturizing Lip Gloss with SPF 20 in Island Berry, $8.48
Don’t forget to protect your lips, too!  Hawaiian Tropic’s lip gloss has a sheer wash of color and shine to look your best while you’re at the beach.

Anthropologie Reseda Beach Towel, $150
A luxe beach towel to lay out on is a must.  Tribal print is huge for summer, so stand out in this bright Anthropologie towel.

Privet House at Target Canvas Tote in Coral, $19
Throw everything in a chic tote like this one from Le Privet’s line for Target.  I love that the neutral bag has a pop of color.  It comes in green, too!

Lavender Brown Baby Doll Dress, $110
A great beach to street dress is a staple, too.  Lavender Brown makes amazing on-trend frocks that double as a cover-up.  This python print babydoll is a great way to try the animal print trend.

You’ll also need a great sandals. Check out our 7 faves!

Stay tuned for our picks for the perfect swimsuit!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Hawaiian Tropic® Sun Care via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hawaiian Tropic.

Hawaiian Tropic is a trademark of Tanning Research Laboratories, LLC.

Buy Supergoop SPF30 Sunscreen Swipes, $10

Buy Supergoop SPF30 Sunscreen Swipes, $10

  • Pre-moistened, ready to calm, soothe and protect your skin from the harsh summer rays
  • Help to reduce irritation and redness

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Buy LAVANILA – The Healthy Lip Sunscreen, SPF 30, $16

Buy LAVANILA – The Healthy Lip Sunscreen, SPF 30, $16

  • Creamy, non-whitening and tastes minty
  • Moisturizes your lips while blocking the sun’s harmful rays

Shop the Full Story: Best Sunscreens and Sun Protection Make-up for Fun in the Sun

Buy NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen, $45

Buy NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen, $45

  • Light-weight
  • Anti-aging
  • Diminishes the appearance of sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles

Shop the Full Story: Best Sunscreens and Sun Protection Make-up for Fun in the Sun

StriVectin-SH™ Age Protect SPF 30/PA+++, $49

 

Buy StriVectin-SH™ Age Protect SPF 30/PA+++, $49, at Sephora.com

  • Oil-free, ultra sheer sunscreen
  • Clinically proven to repair existing skin damage
  • Anti-aging

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Sun Protection Tips from Dr. Kenneth Mark

With the recent FDA regulations, we wanted to offer some sunscreen tips for your consideration from board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs skin cancer surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Mark. Dr. Mark is a credible expert with four prestigious practices, including two in the Hamptons (he is celebrating his 10th-year anniversary practicing in East Hampton and Southampton this summer), one in Aspen, and one in NYC. He is also a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University.

TIP 1: New FDA regulations on sunscreen

o   The main benefit of the new FDA regulations is that there will be increased knowledge and transparency to the consumer for the UVA protection in products and education of SPF designations, which only addressed UVB protection

o   Since SPF designation relates to UVB protection from getting a sunburn, these new regulations help consumers understand that it is actually the UVA rays which penetrate the skin deeper and cause harmful effects on the skin, from aging to cancer.

TIP 2: How often should you apply sunscreen

o   When in direct sunlight (at the beach, outside), apply sunscreen at least every two hours. If you are sweating or swimming, reapply every 30 minutes after significant water exposure.

o   When you are in and out of the sun, apply your sunscreen two or three times throughout the day.

TIP 3: What are the most important ingredients to look for in a sunscreen

o   You should always use a sunscreen with a physical blocker, such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (both work to block out full UVA and UVB spectrum).

o   Most sunscreens have excellent UVB protection, so with products that don’t have those physical blockers, look for UVA-blocking chemicals, including:

–  Parsol 1789 (a.k.a. Avobenzone)

–  Ecamsule

–  Mexoryl

–  Antihelios

–  Helioplexhttp

TIP 4: What sunscreens are recommended

o   Z-Silc has a wonderful sunscreen that has a full range of UV protection and rubs in smoothly.

o   I would also recommend Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist, which contains Helioplex.

Buy Now, Z-Silc Sunblock SPF30, $35.50
Buy Now, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock SPF30, $8.99

   

Dr. Mark is a Fellow of The American College of Mohs Surgery, the most prestigious group of Mohs surgeons in the world, whose membership is limited to those who have successfully completed a nationally recognized fellowship program. Dr. Mark spent two additional years of training after his dermatology residency to become an expert in Mohs, plastic reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic procedures. As proof of his expertise, Dr. Mark lectures at national meetings, including the Orlando Dermatology and Aesthetic Conference, where in January of 2011  he demonstrated fillers and Botox live on-stage in front of 600 attendees. Also a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at NYU, Dr. Mark was honored as one of the best doctors of 2010 in a peer-based evaluation and is a Fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.With two practices in the Hamptons, one in Aspen, and availability in Manhattan, Dr. Mark is the authority for all dermatological needs. He is a true injectable expert in cosmetic procedures, including Botox and fillers, laser surgery, Mohs skin cancer surgery and reconstructive surgery (skin grafts and flaps). He also brings the latest innovations to your daily skin-care regimen with the Dr. Kenneth Mark Skin Care collection.

 

Be Chic at the Gym: Cool Workout Wear and Accessories

Just because you sweat at the gym, doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style. From post-gym primping, to super cute equipment, check out my favorite product recommendations when sporting around town.

Lululemon Athletica Power Y Tank
Lululemon Athletica just can’t be beat in terms of fit and style for exercise clothing. This form-fitting tank with built-in shelf bra allows for freedom in movement and is flattering on all figures. Available in a range of radiant hues (my favorite for this season is the light pink).
Buy Now, $52

Lululemon Athletica Reversible Wunder Under Pant Reversible
Like a second skin, these reversible pants are made to move. The Wunder Under Pant is made of a material that provides a four-way stretch, has a smooth elastic waistband to hide the very dreaded muffin top, and even includes a hidden waistband pocket to hold your money and keys. I love the look of the tight legging-style pants when working out!
Buy Now, $88

Insound Heather Grey Girls Full Zip Hoodie
What better way to consolidate your gym clothes than with a headphone embedded sweatshirt? Simply plug your iPod into the front pocket and listen through the drawstrings. This sweatshirt saves space and provides the perfect portal for holding onto your iPod as you move to, from, and within the gym. The light heather grey color is perfect for the summer.
Buy Now, $25

3 Floz Gym Kit
This kit tucks neatly into your bag and is filled with a compact collection of all your post-gym grooming needs. Packed with volumizing dry shampoo, hair spray, face towelettes and antibacterial towelettes, you will be fresh and fabulous in no time. Great for those on the go!
Buy Now, $57

Indego Africa Yoga Bags
Tribal is one of this season’s hottest prints. Carry your yoga mat in the cutest case possible with these trendy Indego Africa yoga bags. Made by Rwandan women, all profits from the bags go toward teaching the artisans long-term skills.
Buy Now, $45

Vita Dumb-Bells
Dump the dull dumbbells and pick up these sleek and modern 1kg ones. Not only are these weights aesthetically beautiful and decorative, they are also functional and super easy to hold.
Buy Now, $29

Anya Hindmarch Large Gym Tote
Forget those nylon drawstring bags, this chic canvas tote is a must-have for the gym. No need to sacrifice style when going to your favorite place to workout. Plus, it holds everything—even your sneakers!
Buy Now, $135

MISSION Skincare Sunscreens
These sunscreens are tailor-made to protect during athletic performance, especially if you prefer the great outdoors to the gym. The No-Sting Sunscreen Facestick doesn’t sting your eyes, and the SPF 50+ Sun Defeated Continuous Spray is packed with antioxidants and vitamins. It is also sweatproof and waterproof, as well as free of parabens and preservatives. Used by athletes like Mia Hamm and David Wright, MISSION Skincare Sunscreens are great for the summer runner, biker, and tennis player.
Buy Now, $9-10

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