Hello my lovelies! I just got home from my first beach trip this year – Phuket, Thailand! I tell you, summer’s just about the best season of the year, as the endless sunshine fills my heart with so much happiness! But of course, one must stay beautiful and fresh all throughout – and here are my beach must-haves this year!
But.of.course. Skin cancer, anyone? Besides tan-phobia ( fear of having darker skin because of the sun ) or not, protecting your skin from the sun is just a must. Key products that I love? Avene Spray-on Sunblock ( that feels like nothing at all ), Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock ( that feels oh, so light ), and Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush SPF 30 ( that is excellent for acne prone skin, to be applied on the face. )
2. Tanning Oil
Sue me. I’m one of the fair-skinned ( well, light to medium, at least ) who want tanned skin. I find tanned skin ultra sexy, and just the color of the season. I can be stark fair when it turns cold, but I’d love to match the heat with a sexy color on my skin. Aside from my trusty Nivea Sun Oil, I’ve also found a very good tanning buddy with Banana Boat Deep Tanning Oil. I prefer tanning oils than tanning lotions because the glow is really golden and shiny. But of course, the usual SPFs of tanning oils have low SPF to start with, so it’s best to apply your trusty sunblock ( say, at least SPF 45? ) before applying these. Reapply as it dries to amplify the sheer, but glorious tan!
3. Aloe Vera Gel
I think my friend, who was with me in Phuket, absolutely hates me now because I have totally forgotten how bad her sunburn was, and I just kept on slapping her back because of our crazy antics! Hahaha! I was actually quite surprised that my skin did not burn at all. Maybe I’m abnormal. But still, aloe vera gel proved to be very useful during the trip. We got a tube from one mall in Phuket , and everyone felt temporary relief using it. There are alot of cooling aloe vera gels out there, just be sure to pack one for your beach trip, for that emergency situation when your skin hurts!
I just love, love summer. I see my skin now, tanned, and it just feels like a new me. I urge adventurous beauties out there to be a bit experimental and try looking at themselves with a deeper color. Anyway, all for the fun of summer!
Speaking of summer, I’m so happy to hold a contest in Beautynomics.com , and this is exclusive to my Philippine readers- I am giving away one Flip-Float courtesy of Havaianas – just tell us, what can you do with the slipper raft, and what is your favorite beach beauty must-have?
I’ll be holding this contest for two weeks, until May 20, 2009. Just leave your comments below.
I’m waiting! Hahaha!