Sunday, June 26, 2016

Top 5 Summer Products

As I am packing for a 4th of July vacation to the beach, I realized that I had to have these items so that I can avoid a sunburn! I thought I would share them with you, because they are cosmetically elegant and I have literally been on the hunt for things that work under the toughest conditions. Living in Austin has increased my time in the sun and I LOVE it, but had to change things up a little.

Last summer I was not prepared and one month of unpreparedness out here made a mark on my melasma, so I learned quick!

1. Elta MD Sport has the Skin Cancer Foundation endorsement, will not sting your eyes if you are sweating and has a pretty good feel for being sweat/water resistant. It is also oil free and paraben free! Bonus!!

2. Phloretin CF- AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Goes under sunscreen and gives you so much more protection than sunscreen alone, I never leave home without it (unless it's night, of course). CE Ferulic is also fantastic, but is for drier skin. These two skinceuticals products are the best antioxidants for summer sun, in my personal opinion. :)

3. Colorescience Even Out is an AMAZING make up and treatment in one bottle. I wear it over the Elta MD Sport for days that we are out on the lake (in the sun for a long time) and it is a great way to double up on your spf. It boasts a SPF of 50 and reduces the appearance of your pigmentation immediately. It goes on light and smooth, like a mousse, and is so natural looking you don't look like you have make up on.

4. Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen is also amazing! It is an spf 50 and is a brush and spf combined in one clever brush. I cannot lie, I do put both on top of my sunscreen when in the sun for long periods of time, but if that's not for you than this is a great way to be able to reapply throughout the day with no hassle.

5. My materail love, the magic mitt. HAHA! I take it with me (when out in the sun for awhile) so that I can clean my face easily and reapply all the layers. I just use bottled water and my magic mitt, rub on my face and neck gently, and voila! I am ready for my next application. You have got to be clever when trying to keep your melasma in check! It gets out of control fast, so this is the best for ongoing pigmentation issues.