Story by Barbara Angelakis
The long hard winter finally roared to a close and happily its time to turn our heads towards warmer weather and travel to distant locals… but travel presents its own set of challenges and so here are a few tips to make things a bit less stressful both at home and abroad.
To prep our winter-light complexions for summer wardrobes exposing more skin, consider Skin Authority Sunless Tanner. All the Skin Authority products I have used have delivered on their promises and so far the Tanner is no exception. The product goes on smoothly leaving no streaks or orange blotches. Warning: take your time to apply cream evenly and don’t ignore back of legs or arms. When applying to face (sparingly as color builds up) make sure to include the neck so there is no visible chin line. And, remember a tanning agent does not replace sun screen agents that protect again the damaging rays of the sun. Visit www.skinauthority.com for product line and special offers.
Now for that all important sun screen agent, try Sun Therapè by Pharmagel®. Sun Therapè not only provides protection from the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays reaching below the Epidermis into the Dermis and Hypodermis, but also combines with anti-aging properties that work to repair sun-damaged cells. Its broad spectrum protection combats free-radical damage, hydrates and moisturizes the skin, and provides protection against signs of aging caused by exposure to the sun such as dry and wrinkled skin. Sun Therapè is SPF 35 and comes in Face, Body, and Sport versions. For help in locating the nearest salon, spa or retailer call 800.882.4889 or visit www.pharmagel.net and while there check-out their full line of products and threatments.
To keep your skin young and supple looking try using topical dermal filler, Ageless Line Smoother with Hyacare®. from Sublime Beauty. One or two pumps of serum blended over a clean face will reduce lines and wrinkles without the need for needles. Ageless Line Smoother is a patented blend of ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, which protects against drying skin while the peptide Matrixyl works to double collagen production and Argireline relaxes wrinkles and lines. Use day or night and follow with your regular skincare products for hydration and moisturizing. All Sublime Beauty products are available through www.sublimebeautyshop.com or www.amazon.com
Now that your face is younger looking, keeping it that way requires hydration. Try Sulwhasoo Hydro-aid Moisturizing Lifting Mist. It’s a fragrant Korean herbal seaweed ultra-fine mist that aids in moisturizing the skin. Ingredients include Rehmannia, Purslane, and Hydro-aid Capsules (Calcium derived from Seaweed and Hyaluronic Acid). Spray all over face to help fight premature aging and improve skins moisture. The handsome light-weight plastic bottle is a perfect size to pop in your bag for quick pick-me ups during the day and evenings, especially in warmer weather. The mist has a lovely scent and a silky texture, and leaves your face feeling refreshed and smooth. Sulwhasoo Hydro-aid Moisturizing Lifting Mist is available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and online at www.us.sulwhasoo.com
To tame those frizzy locks during the summer humidity try Zero Frizz® Keatin Corrective Extra Strength Hair Serum. It will give your hair volume and keeps it frizz-free or try L.A. Looks Absolute Curls to create waves and curls without frizz. Both products available in most retail stores.
Another product to help hair during the hot summer months when heat can make thin hair look even sparser, is Sure Thik® Hair Thickening Products. They offer a series of products such as mists, foams, serums, and lotions, that simulates hair follicles and encourage new healthier growth. Sure Thik uses only natural ingredients of fruit and plant extracts, and has been cleared by the FDA. For a complete product line visit www.surethik.com
When traveling, remember to be kind to your feet, they will take you where you want to go, if they are kept pain free. Dr. Phillipo Vasyli, Australian podiatrist and Orthaheel® founder, has developed a sandal, casual, and sport line, of stylish shoes called Vionic by Orthaheel® that corrects foot alignment and provides support, even after-sport injury. The trendy sandals have a built in Triple-Density Midsole, High-Traction Outsole, and are Bio-mechanically contoured with a motion controlled footbed. So confident in their product they offer a 30-day walk pain free or money back guarantee. To see the entire line visit www.vionicshoes.com
Ok, so now you have comfortable walking shoes but you still want to slip on those high heels for dress-up. Well esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. Randal Haworth has come up with Heel No Pain/Style by Biochemistry. Heel No Pain is a cucumber-scented pain numbing spray that works by deadening the nerves that transmit pain. It’s available in 1 or 2oz. size spray bottles for travel or home so like many celebrity fashionistas, you can pop the 1oz. travel size in your bag and carry it with you for spray-ups as the night (and dancing) wears on. Available at www.biochemistry.la/purchse/
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