For the last few months most of us have been covered up from the neck down. With spring coming, the layers start to come off and more of our skin is exposed. Here are some tips to get your skin ready for warm weather!
1. Brush: Skin has its own life cycle. Every so often, skin cells close to the surface die and should be removed to reveal the younger, newer skin cells below. What better time to focus on this practice than this season of new life? The result will be glowing skin and a vibrant, springlike appearance. There are two effective ways to do this:
• Exfoliate your face and body with a natural scrub. Choose an exfoliant that has natural, organic ingredients that are gentle to the skin. Mychelle Fruit Enzyme Scrub gently polishes the skin without irritating or tearing the surface. Fruit enzymes further dissolve away dulling residue for ultra-smooth, ultra-soft skin. Continue reading “3 Tips to Get Your Skin Ready For Warm Weather”
Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts out a sunscreen guide, rating many brands of sunscreens from 0 to 10. This is known as the ingredient hazard score, and reflects known and suspected hazards of ingredients. The safest, most effective products are rated 0 to 2. Products that are rated 3 to 6 have moderate hazardous to health, and from 7 to 10 are considered high hazards to health.
When it comes to my children, I am particularly careful about sunscreen. I need it to be safe, effective and easy to put on. And although spray sunscreens seem very convenient, they should be avoided, especially for children as they may pose serious inhalation risks, and they make it too easy to apply too little or miss a spot. It is no secret that I am a fan of the Badger brand for my children. I can clearly see where I have missed a spot, and it keeps the fairest of my children from burning.
So check out where your sunscreen rates, and visit Village Green Apothecary for more safe sunscreens.
Also check out this link for more tips on summer safety.
Enjoy the summer!
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released the best and safest sunscreens for 2013. Click here to see if the sunscreen you are using makes the cut.
Village Green Apothecary carries effective sunscreens that are at the top of the list for safety and efficacy. Click here to purchase safe sunscreen for your entire family.
Even in the cold of winter, your skin still needs protection from the harsh effects of the sun. Don’t pack away the sunscreen with your shorts and swimwear once the weather turns cold. Sunscreen should be part of your routine, just like brushing your teeth… especially for your little ones.
Before heading out the door, apply sunscreen liberally to all exposed areas. Even if your kids are riding in a car or school bus, those harmful rays penetrate the glass and cause skin damage.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals: Sunshield SPF 28 is an unscented, environmentally-safe, full spectrum UVA/UVB sun defense that offers powerfully effective protection, yet is gentle enough for infants and non-irritating near the eyes. It uses translucent zinc and titanium dioxides that act as physical barriers.
Once the warm weather starts, my husband and I pack up the kids and head to our little sanctuary up north. There is bound to be something left behind with the numerous trips we make, but I always make sure that these five items are in my purse or diaper bag before the car rolls of out of the driveway.
1. Sunscreen: I have talked about this many times, but Badger Unscented SPF 30 sunscreen is the best sunscreen for my kids. It is a bit thick, since zinc oxide is the main ingredient, but the protection it provides is worth it. Even my little girl, who inherited by husbands’s English/Irish complexion, stays burn-free with this product. Since we are outdoors most of the time, this is a must!
2. Insect repellent: Did I mention that the mosquito is the area’s national animal?! Wearing light-colored clothing and covering as much possible helps, but we also spray Quantum Buzzaway Insect Repellent to help keep these pesky insects away. Made with essential oils, it is even safe to use on my 1-year-old. Continue reading “My 5 “Must Haves” for Weekend Getaways”