Add These 3 P's To Your Summer Routine
July 4th marks the middle of the dog days of summer, and as we cruise through this beautiful season, there are 3 P’s to add to your summertime routine.
There is nothing quite like a beautiful summer day where the sky is blue and the sun is brightly shining. But the reality is that big 'ol radiant sun can be very harsh, leaving our one-and-only body vulnerable to harmful rays. If we make sunscreen part of our daily routine, it feels more natural, and we aid in lowering our risk of sunburn, which can lead to skin damage, or even worse, skin cancer. So what if we make this sunscreen thing a part of our regimen, but what if what we are slathering on was really actually causing more harm than good?
Did you know that most sunscreens contain Oxybenzone, a harmful ingredient that is banned from Hawaii, due to the fact that it is causing great damage to the coral reefs? Also, Oxybenzone has been linked as an endocrine disrupter, causing endometriosis to develop and grow.
But what if there were a safer alternative to traditional sunscreens?
This Countersun air-powered sunscreen is formulated with non-nano zinc oxide and antioxidant-rich California Poppy. This physical formulation provides an effective shield from UVA, UVB & Blue Light rays, while still gentle on the skin. It sprays on white so you can see the application, blends in easily, and dries super fast without leaving behind a greasy feeling.
So just why is this one safer?
Technology: The Countersun sunscreen avoids any chemical SPF filters due to their high potential for skin irritation, and is a mineral-based sunscreen.
Formula: This sunscreen uses non-nano zinc oxide its particle size is evaluated to ensure there is no potential risk of respiration when sprayed and does not enter the bloodstream to cause harmful effects to the body. This will never ever contain Octinoxate or Oxybenzone, ingredients known to contribute to the collapse of coral reefs around the world. So in a nutshell, this sunscreen is good for you and good for the ocean.
Packaging: This particular sunscreen uses a non-aerosol, bag-on-valve actuator system. While it delivers the convenience and even application of an aerosol, it is actually air-powered. So, no potentially harmful propellant chemicals are sprayed into the atmosphere or onto the skin. Woohoo!
The other easy way to get my daily dose of SPF is using the Dew Skin tinted moisturizer on my face. With SPF 20, I can feel confident that my face has protection right away as I begin my day. Dew Skin also contains hyaluronic acid, which is one of my all-time favorite ingredients in skin care. It helps to hydrate and plump, leaving your skin ready to take on whatever your day may bring. Speaking of plumpness, let's dive into the second "P."
Even as we diligently protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays, we are still at risk for our skin losing its youthful plumpness. Even in the summer, when we tend to be less dry than in the wintertime, our skin still craves hydration. Hydration is key to maintain that plumpness, which in turn creates that younger looking skin. There are several products that I adore that help keep skin looking dewy, fresh and plump.
Countermatch Moisturizer: I love this moisturizer because it adapts to the level of hydration that your skin needs. It contains hyaluronic acid, which again serves as a humectant, drawing extra moisture to the skin. It smooths, plumps and helps to even out the skin's texture. What's even better, is that you can score this baby for free when you join the Band of Beauty. That's a $49 value gifted to you!
Plumping and Peony Facial Mist: This is such a staple for spritzing on morning, mid-day and night. It is active-infused and alcohol-free, invigorating mist preps skin, sets makeup, and refreshes throughout your day. Replenishing peony root helps plump skin, while rye seed minimizes the appearance of fine lines. Perfect for all skin types, especially those concerned with dryness, loss of elasticity, and fine lines. I love this mist!
Add a pop of color to your summer look by adding a few new pieces to your makeup collection.
Color Intense Lipstick: Nothing makes a statement like a bold, beautiful lip. These lipsticks are full of eye-popping pigment and empty of all the bad. Free of lead, and full of all the goodness and color. Jojoba Esters moisturize, soothe and condition, while carnauba wax promotes hydration and adds a lustrious shine. The color payoff is divine, and they last through coffee and kisses.
Illuminating Cream Highlighter: These come in three shades, Pearl Glow, Bronze Glow and Rose Glow and make the perfect trio for easy highlighting and contouring. I love that they come in a stick form, and they make application so quick and easy. It adds the perfect pop of dew and glow, while still effortless.
So as we continue to celebrate the summer with happy hearts, I encourage you to incorporate the 3 P's into your routine. I am always here to help, and I would love for you to take the skin care evaluation, so I can help match you with your perfect routine.