Summer Do’s and Don’ts… A few of my favorite things….

By July 10, 2007 5 Comments

Summer Do’s and Don’ts… A few of my favorite things….

DO let your face soak in the salt water. Salt water is a natural drying agent – extracting those black heads and healing any sort of acne.

DON’T let your hair soak in the salt water. The ocean strips your hair of it’s color and shine AND dries it out. Try spraying some sort of hair defense spray (We’re loving Pureology’s Antifade Complex UV Hair Colour Defense! Thanks to the Silver Spoon Beach House, I was given a sample of this color protection spray. It’s amazing! Helping to reduce breakage and protect your hair from the sun and salt.)

DO layer your face and lips with Sunblock! Try Lancome’s SÔLEIL ULTRA EXPERT SUN CARE – SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream for Sensitive Skin! To completely prevent wrinkles and sunspots, you need a high SPF!

DON’T leave a white residue (or any color) of sun protection ANYWHERE on your face (this includes lips!) Colored zinc is soooo 1990’s!

DO wear lighter, more sheer colors on the face. Try Mark by Avon’s Summer line. The Shimmer and Shine tubes are fab for easy lip shine! Also, so well priced at $5.00 a pop! Try Marshmallow, the perfect pink.

DON’T layer your face with reds and blacks. Bold is great, just not for summer make-up!

DO wear lose, clothing… breazy and beachy. White is a summer staple. Beach attire should be more relaxed and tropical then every day attire. Try a cover-up by Float Designs. We’re loving the Sun-Soaked Pullover in white – perfect worn alone for the beach, add some jeans and flats and it’s great for a casual dinner as well!

DON’T dress like you’re a club rat. Leave the stiletto’s and boots at home! The sand is no place for your Jimmy Choo’s.

DO wear a bathing suit that suits your specific body type. Try Syla Swimwear – beautiful, fun and flirty swimsuits for every body type! The designer, Sylvie Cachay, worked at Victoria’s Secret before launching her own line. And let me tell you, these bikini’s are God sent! Pure beach bliss!!! (We’re loving the Carolina!)

DON’T wear a string bikini just because it’s “in.” Too much skin is just as bad as too little.

DO keep your body hydrated! Inside and Out! Drink tons of water and use a refreshing spray to offer refuge from the sun and heat. Try Banana Boat’s Aloe After Sun Gel Ultramist Continuous Spray. It smells sweet, replenishes moisture, aloe vera clams the skin AND it actually refreshes! We love this product!

DON’T slather on tons of oil just because you want a fast and easy tan. Burning is sooo not a cute look. Nor is skin cancer!

And lastly, DO have fun! Summer is all about the fun…

***Special Thanks to The Silver Spoon Beach House for giving us the A-list treatment and introducing us to some fabulous Summer lines!***

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