Thursday, March 07, 2013

Beachy Blunders

Pre-soak Strands:


Chlorine from the pool and the salt in the ocean can dry out your hair (and turn it wacky colors).
So, to prevent the tangled and frizzy look of a beach bum, take care of your hair
before you go take a dip.



Saturate your hair with water and conditioner before hitting the water.

Hydrate:


As mentioned in the introduction of the week,
do not let the sun soak up all of your moisture.

Getting at least eight glasses of water (more if you are getting physical exercise)
is crucial during your vacation.

Plus, if you decide to sip on an alcoholic fruity beverage by the poolside,
you will need to replenish your inner irrigation system.

Visiting the hospital for heatstroke does not count as a tourist attraction.

SPF:


Another important factor, also mention in the introduction,
sunscreen is an essential for any day in the sun..

But, do not be fooled and apply only once. The FDA recommends wearing "water-resistant"
protection and reapplying every 40 minutes. The prescribed dosage is one ounce,
so think golf ball-sized dollops.


The higher the SPF, the lower the risk of sunburn (so choose 30 or more).

Also, make sure you cover all the places exposed to the sun's rays
- that means on lips and underneath straps, too.

Wax:



Do you wax?

If you do, you probably want a neat bikini for the beach
or tanning by the poolside. But you do not want to feel the burn in that area.

The trick is to avoid shaving or waxing immediately before you dip
(your pores are still open and super sensitive).

Also, in order to ward off unpleasant razor rash,
use a shaving gel and new blades every time.

Skip Makeup:



Yes, I said skip the makeup.

Why?

While you want to look cute while you lay out in the sun,
or even during your travels, you need to let your natural glow shine.

In other words, leave your makeup bag at home or in your hotel room.

Any oil-based products will quickly turn to a slippery mess on your face and body
(which will only attract sand in unwanted places).

For your beach beauty bag, keep it simple.

Sunscreen and SPF lip balm is all your really need,
but you can add waterproof mascara if need be.

See you next time,

HJ

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