The Countdown is ON..... Your Top 10 Summer Essentials!
Posted: Jul 07 2014
Summer is officially here!!!
Summer means sunshine, long days spent outside and activities that can take a toll on our bodies. The heat can wreak havoc on our favourite beauty routines; from causing our makeup to melt off to making hair frizz the moment we set foot outside.
When you’re battling the heat, less is more. Katey (our resident makeup artist and stylist) will be counting down her top 10 summer essentials that make looking cute beating the heat a whole lot easier.
NUMBER 10: Sunscreen
SPF is an absolute must regardless of season but it is especially important during the summer months. It should be applied daily to the face and neck, and if you’re going to the beach be sure to apply to any exposed skin 30 minutes before sun exposure. Look for a sunscreen that has SPF 30 or higher and protects against both UVA and UVB rays. UVA and UVB rays are harmful rays from the sun that cause premature aging (including sun spots and wrinkles), sunburn and in some cases skin cancer.
My favourite is John Masters Organics Mineral Sunscreen (SPF 30), which combines titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to provide full range skin protection from both UVA and UVB rays. It includes green tea, shea butter and jojoba extracts to moisturize skin while providing sun protection. I am all about organic and natural products whenever possible!