We've been taking our skincare and anti-aging regimens very seriously for quite some time, but Lilly just turned 30 and Lindsey is turning 31 this Monday and birthdays always encourage us to step up our game a little. We're not getting any younger ladies [insert ugly cry face].
We all want that natural sun-kissed summer glow after a long day at the beach where you effortlessly don't have to wear any makeup out at night, but that's something that just doesn't happen anymore. Let's be honest, it really never happened at all. That only happens in the Nantucket books we read. Irish/German skin will never exude a sun-kissed summer glow. Some of you know exactly what we mean by this, and if you don't you're [hashtag] blessed.
So, is it safe to say that the rain and stormy weather is behind us? Probably not , but in the spirit of wishful thinking, we’re jumping into the summer frame of mind this week by featuring some of our favorite products and tips that will keep your skin healthy this season. Here's what we're putting on our skin this summer!
If you can’t tan it, fake it!
If you insist on having that summer glow, but don’t have the time to lay out in the sun, fake it! There is nothing we love more than a good spray tan. As you know, we pretty much live for them, but you have to be careful with who you trust to spray you. We trust GLOW Tanning in Delray Beach if you're looking for a one-on-one experience of someone spraying you. If a spray tan booth is more your speed, we will only recommend one place and one place only, South Beach Tanning in Wilton Manors. Normally, we wouldn't recommend a booth at all because it can be intimidating and come out looking unnatural, but South Beach Tanning has magical spray booths that leave your skin glowing with an airbrush finish.
Whether you're re-applying your sunscreen like the responsible adult you are or not, you're going to want a post-beach product that soothes your skin and cools you down after a shower. Insert our newest favorite serum, XO8 Cosmeceuticals' Placenta Stem Cell Serum - you will never use another serum again. Our skin completely drinks it in, it's the most refreshing thing we've ever put on our face. The XO8 Placenta Stem Cell Serum uses the same cocktail of unique and highly active ingredients found in our phenomenal XO8 Placenta Stem Cell Mask, plus Palmitoyl Pentapeptide -5 (Matrixyl) to promote collagen synthesis, SNAP-8 to diminish the appearance of expression lines, and Ferulic Acid to reduce free radical damage. It's the end all be all to skincare. Lucky for you all, XO8 Cosmeceuticals' is launching a retail skin care line NEXT MONTH. So, hold tight everyone! You're that much closer to getting your hands on their products, we know you've been waiting.
Exfoliating is something you should be doing throughout the year, not just during the summer months. Exfoliating is particularly important during the summer to rid your body of dead skin, so it’s fresh and ready to soak in the sun and create an even tan. Our favorite exfoliant is the GLAMGLOWYOUTHMUD™ Tinglexfoliate Treatment, which can be purchased at your nearest Sephora! After exfoliating make sure to cover your body from head-to-toe with sunscreen.
Sunscreen for You
With so many sunscreens on the market, it’s hard to find the sunscreen that works best for you and your skin. First and foremost, we always recommend you speak with a Dermatologist if you’re planning on spending a lot of time in the sun, since they know your skin best! In past posts, we have spotlighted our personal favorite sunscreen by Neutrogena. You can always trust Neutrogena because they are a skincare company first and foremost, so they know how to keep your skin healthy, vibrant and protected with lightweight creams and serums. Their Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is perfect for the face because it provides over the top sun protection without the threat of breakouts. For sun protection on the rest of your body, we recommend Neutrogena’s Wet Skin Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Since summer vacations are usually spent around the pool or on the beach, this is the sunscreen that’s meant to be applied to wet skin for direct sun protection.
Sunscreen for the Kids
We don't have kids yet, but our friends do and they have to treat their skin very differently. That being said, we have polled our trusted mom bloggers to find out the sun protection products they will be using on their kids this summer. Honest mineral sunscreen spf 50+ provides sun protection that was formulated for babies and children and their sensitive skin, but more importantly to block them from harsh sun rays.
Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ Not only does the CC cream from IT Cosmetics give you full coverage AND match your skin tone, it serves as the ultimate sun protection product as an SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. It’s light enough for you to wear every day without having to reapply. Another perk? It’s infused with an advanced anti-aging serum! Complete with peptides, niacin, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and vitamins A, B, C and E. This is the end all be all to foundations and CC creams.
Eye know you look Tired
The Neocutis Lumiere eye cream protects the most delicate skin you have, and that is the skin around your eyes. This eye cream in particular is perfect when applied in the morning or the evening before bed because it’s fast absorbing, non-greasy and blends easily into the skin.
Sunspots & Skin Discoloration
W.T. actual F. Has anyone else noticed skin discoloration creeping into their 30 year old skin? As we grow older, sunspots are something we have to start worrying about. You're now familiar with XO8 Cosmeceuticals' Serum, but here we are going to walk about their world famous Placenta Stem Cell MASK! Similar to the serum, XO8's Mask can repair the appearance of dark spots and blemish marks, while instantly firming, hydrating, and brightening the skin. It also simultaneously promotes collagen production for results that will last. Again, we wish you could buy the mask, but it's coming out in July and we promise to make all kinds of announcements about it. It will be well wroth the wait.
Protecting your skin this summer is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, so make sure to cover up and reapply x1000! You don't want to look like wrinkly witch come fall...