Wedding After-Hour Beauty To-Do’s

You’ve been planning the “big day” for how many months now? Well, all your planning is finally coming together today!

You haven’t had an adequate amount of sleep for the last two weeks because you had to make sure you got plum ribbon for the center pieces instead of mauve. You haven’t eaten a home cooked meal, washed your hair, or done laundry in a week because you still haven’t gotten the caterer’s to confirm they’ll have enough silverware for all of your guests.

Your time has come to walk down the aisle and you’re ready to FINALLY just have a good time. You say “I do”, dance until your feet are literally ready to fall off, and then it’s just you and your new hubby.

But, you’re not done yet. I know, I know all you want to do is kick off your heels and go to bed, but you can’t!

NOT YET

NOT YET

1) Take off ALL of your makeup.

2) Wash your face because we know you didn’t NOT break a sweat in that hot tight, sexy dress of yours during the Wobble.

3) Moisturize. Just do it. You and I both know it’s one of the most important steps to gorgeous skin.

4) Brush your hair.. It’ll be a lot easier for what’s next… But save all of those bobby pins, Lord knows your vacuum doesn’t need to suck up anymore.

5)Take a shower, and actually wash your mane, please. You have enough dry shampoo and hairspray in your hair if somebody lit a flame twenty feet away, your hair would be the first thing it’d catch.

Last, but not least, brush your teeth. Burping up fresh mint is a lot more appealing than shrimp cocktail. Leave stank-breath for the morning.

Never EVER sacrifice beauty for being tired, even if it is your wedding night.

Stay Lovely!

 

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Summer Sun Skin Protection

Sunscreen is a major must-have during these exuberantly sunny summer months. Skin protection should always be in mind, especially during the summer when our sun exposure increases and is almost unavoidable.

 

Sunscreen that has an SPF is the best choice. In my house, the only choice. Without SPF you’re basically applying expensive lotion. Ridiculous.

 

According to Dictionary.com, SPF stands for;

“1. Sun Protection Factor: the effectiveness of suntanning preparations in protecting the skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, as rated on a scale of increasing protectiveness from 2 to 15 or sometimes higher.”

 

SPF is what blocks the harmful UVB (ultraviolet B) from entering your skin, but CANNOT block UVA (ultraviolet A)  rays. UVA rays are those that go deep into the skin, while UVB rays affect the outer skin layer.

 

“Sunscreen with the highest SPF is always the best!”   -Everyone EVER

 

Well what do you know. What you have been told your WHOLE life is a lie. Let me explain with a little science:

As said by these specialists, SPF 30 sunscreen is only 3% more effective at blocking UVB rays than an SPF 15 sunscreen blocking 94% of UVB rays emitted. Beyond SPF 30 the protection percentages are BARELY higher… We’re talking tenths and hundredths of a percent higher. Most dermatologists recommend SPF 30 because it blocks almost all of the UVB rays it can, and there really is NO sunscreen that offers 100% protection.

 

Another pointer on the topic of sunscreen; always apply sunscreen at least one hour prior to sun exposure. That one hour gives your skin time to absorb the sunscreen to give you maximum protection. Also, reapply sunscreen every hour for the best results. Nobody likes a sunburn, so keep on lathering up with that SPF!

 

In case of sunburn, treat with aloe vera lotion and avoid further exposure to the sun until your skin can heal. Over exposure to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays can lead to sun spots, which can become skin cancer without proper prevention and treatment. Pretty serious stuff, so always always always wear sunscreen when having fun in the sun! Have an amazing, hopefully sunburn-free summer, lovelies!

 

 

 

 

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