There’s nothing quite like relaxing on a beach or at the pool on a summer day. The warm sunshine, a gentle breeze, the relaxing sound of water...and a perfectly packed beach bag will have you in total bliss. While some items like sunscreen and a hat may seem obvious, there are many other things you may not have considered. Read on to find out how you can make your next day in the sun even more enjoyable than ever before.
Skin Care Products
First things first, you’ll want to protect your skin from harmful UV rays with a high quality sunscreen. While the aestheticians at Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center are proud to have many great SPFs in stock for all skin types, the Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50, a daytime moisturizer with sunscreen, is very popular. The formula contains zinc oxide, to ensure broad-spectrum protection, and is lightweight, silky and easier to apply than most sunscreens.
Another product to pack in your beach bag is Skinceuticals C E Ferulic, a synergistic antioxidant combination of pure vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid. This serum helps neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation and ozone pollution, which may lead to visible signs of accelerated skin aging. C E Ferulic also helps to improve signs of aging, photodamage, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, all while brightening your skin's complexion.
Get summer-ready feet with the help of Baby Foot! This game-changing foot peel is designed to eliminate dead skin cells on the bottom of the feet, making it easy to care for and maintain beautiful feet at home without a trip to the salon or spa. Baby Foot contains 17 different natural extracts and packs some serious moisturizing power. After peeling, the sole of your foot will be noticeably softer and smoother!
Building sand castles and playing in the water can work up quite an appetite, but you don’t have to resort to cold cuts or store-bought potato chips. For example, this lemon, sesame and garlic hummus from Martha Stewart would go great with crackers, veggie sticks or a wrap. Another great idea is to pack a four-berry fruit salad with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries. Berries are naturally rich in antioxidants which prevent free radicals from aging your skin.
Finally, be sure to pack plenty of H2O to stay hydrated throughout the day. It’s so important to hydrate your skin from the inside out because when skin is properly hydrated, it is plump, elastic and less likely to crack or let external particles penetrate the skin which can cause irritations and blemishes.
Enter for a chance to win the Sunsational Summer Beach Bag pictured, valued at $260! Prize includes 1 beach tote; 1 Obagi cleanser, toner and sunscreen (travel size); 1 SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, 1 Baby Foot peel and 1 FIJI water bottle. Stop by either the Leawood or North KC location between Monday, June 12 and Friday, June 16 to be entered for a chance to win. No purchase is necessary. Good luck!