Are you as excited for Summer as I am? I am really only excited though because we got into a pool this year. Apparently that’s a thing here in Delaware. I grew up in a small town in Idaho and we had just one pool that everyone went to. This is my first Summer on the East Coast that I can honestly say I can’t wait for! That being said, I will still be covered up, and so will my kids. I will layer them up with sunscreen, hats, and rash guards, because the sun is not our friend.
My son hates anything on his skin, but will allow me to put my Rodan + Fields Soothe Sunscreen on him. It’s scentless and is lightweight but will still give my kiddos the coverage they need on their face. For their body – I will spray them down, because let’s be honest, putting sunscreen on your kids is like trying to wrestle a greased pig. Nobody body got time for that. As for me, here are my Summer essentials:
While I’m in the shower I will massage this salt and sugar based scrub all over. Not only am I making my skin incredibly soft, I am getting rid of all the dead skin cells leaving my first layer of skin fresh.
Foaming Sunless TannerAfter I get out of the shower and dry off, I like to apply our foaming sunless tanner. I like to look like I started my Summer off somewhere fabulous. Here’s what I love about this product. It doesn’t have a funky smell to it. Did you know that sunless tanners react to your hormones giving them that smell? Yeah that yucky smell some sunless tanners have. With it being foamy, it goes on more evenly than lotion type tanners. I love that I come out with a nice glow, not orange like a Oompa Loompa.
I try to do this on the weekends because I don’t really go anywhere in the mornings except maybe the grocery store. You want it to dry at least 15 minutes before you put on loose clothing and wear said clothing at least 3 to 4 hours.
After I am totally dry and the tanner has set in (4 to 5 hours) I will apply our Daily Body Moisturizer to extend the life of my tan and keep my skin soft.
At the pool or the beach I always have our Body Sunscreen with me and I apply it throughout the day on me. It has a nice, light scent to it and it doesn’t feel greasy on my skin.
Redefine AM Cream
On my face, nothing but Redefine AM cream. This is my most favorite face cream with SPF! Did you know that the higher the SPF the greasier it is?? This has an SPF 30 and is perfect for my skin. It’s lightweight but still gives me the coverage I need when I’m out in the sun. I do tend to try to keep my face shaded as much as possible but when I can’t cover it with shade, this is perfect!
All in all, take good care of your skin. The sun likes to dry it out and dry skin can create wrinkles (GASP!!).
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