Expert Beauty Tips for Healthy Summertime Skin & Hair


If you’re wondering how to keep your hair and skin healthy all summer, not to worry! Lifestyle expert Jeanne Kissman, founder of PlumHill pure body essentials, shared fantastic tips below on ways to keep your skin and hair in tip top shape this summer.

Tips For Healthy Summertime Skin And Hair

Protect your lips. The summer sun can dry out and cause damage to delicate lip tissue, so use an all natural lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher.

Take a cold shower. After a hot day in the sun, a hot shower will enhance the effects of dry skin. Take a cold shower to lower the temperature in your skin and reduce acne breakouts.

Drink some red wine. Treat yourself to a glass of red wine before spending time in the sun. Studies suggest that the flavonoids found in the skin of red grapes may reduce the sun’s ability to destroy skin cells. Not only does wine taste yummy, but it also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.

Use mineral makeup. Sunscreen is your skin’s first line of defense against harmful UVA rays, but also use all natural mineral makeup for light coverage and an SPF protection of 30-50.

Wear a wide-brimmed hat. Protect your skin and hair from the sun’s damaging rays by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. The hat will also protect your scalp and prevent sunburn.

Exfoliate away the dry skin. Everyone wants to have soft, supple skin in the summer, so use a sugar or salt scrub to rub away unwanted dry skin. Homemade scrubs are inexpensive and can be made from sugar or salt, olive oil, lemon juice, and your favorite essential oils. Pay close attention to the knees and elbows.

Dine on melons. Beautiful summer skin comes from within. Eat a lot of cantaloupe and watermelon, as they are filled with antioxidants and will help hydrate the skin. Enjoy radiant summer skin by eating a healthy diet.

Even out your skin tone. Use fresh strawberries to freshen up your skin tone. Cut large strawberries in half, squeeze them to release the juices, and rub them in circular motions over your face. Leave on your face for 2 – 3 minutes, then rinse. Consistent use will brighten sun and age spots to give you a more even skin tone.

Protect your hair before swimming. Wet hair will absorb fewer chemicals like chlorine than dry hair. Also keep hair braided or pinned up to prevent unruly tangles. Avoid a tight bun, as wet hair is susceptible to breakage when it is pulled.

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It’s time to gear up for exciting outdoor summer excursions, but it is also important to prepare your hair and skin for all of the extra sun exposure. In addition to taking measures to protect against the sun, freshen up your skin and celebrate the season with sweet and tropical scented body essentials from PlumHill! PlumHill is an all-natural skin care line that’ll take your skin from dry and chapped to fresh, glowing, and silky smooth! From bath and body products to gift sets and lip balms, PlumHill is the perfect choice for those wanting to bring a natural, paraben-free line of products into their skincare regimen.

The below summertime PlumHill pure body essentials will help you relax after long afternoons of beach volleyball and hikes.

Pictured below, left to right and top to bottom: Coconut Lime Body Creme ($14), Coconut Lime Body Oil ($29), Coconut Lime Sugar Body Scrub ($28), Coconut Lime Hand & Body Wash ($14), Island Woods Body Creme ($14), Island Woods Body Oil ($29), Island Woods Sugar Body Scrub ($28), and Island Woods Hand & Body Wash ($14).


Don’t forget to bring along one of PlumHill’s travel sets of pure body essentials wherever you go this summer! They make the perfect companion for your beach bag or carry-on for your summer getaway. Each travel set ($19) includes a 2oz Sugar Body Scrub, 2oz Body Oil, 2oz Hand and Body Wash, and a .15oz Lip Balm.



About Jeanne Kissman
Jeanne Kissman is a skin care expert and the founder of Plum Hill Pure Body Essentials. Plum Hill Body Essentials features all natural body care products that are good for your skin and good for the planet. Created to combat the effects of dry skin, you’ll find that Plum Hill nourishes your skin with very special ingredients such as sweet almond oil, shea butter, kukui nut oil, and pure cane sugar that are all natural, paraben-free, and never tested on animals. Available in 5 captivating scents at

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Kiehl’s Friends & Family 20% off- Starts Tomorrow!

Kiehl’s once a year only Friends & Family 20% off event begins tomorrow thru 5/18. Show this flyer (below) in any Kiehl’s store or redeem using code FAMILY on

I am a Kiehl’s fan to the end, great products at reasonable prices and the best part is how well they work. This is a great time of year to stock up on all your essential products. And Kiehl’s is great for gifts, they have an amazing Men’s line that makes great Father’s Day gifts for the Dad or man in your life.


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Cocoa Brown Sunless Tanner Launches in the US

cocoa brown

A new sunless tanner has jumped the pond from the UK and is now available in the US. And you will be glad its available here, this is a truly great tanning product and an unbelievable price.

I was sent a sample of their 1 hour tan mousse a product that yields a golden bronze color in as little as an hour! The tanning mousse is  light and airy like shaving cream but creamy like whipped cream. It was super easy to apply and blended incredibly well. I loved the texture of this mousse it was one of the easiest I have ever applied and I have used a lot of sunless tanners.

cocoa brown mousse

I applied the tanning mousse with the mitt, it kept my hand from getting overly tanned and spread the mousse like buttah. I love how quickly the mousse dried, and it didn’t leave and sticky residue on my skin. And one of the best features it smells fantastic very tropical and no hint of the dreaded sunless tanner scent.

cocoa brown swatch

I wasn’t sure how dark the 3 hour curing time would leave me so I rinsed off the tanner just after the 2 hour mark. I put a little piece of tape on the inside of my arm before applying the tanner and was shocked how bronzed my skin was after just two hours. And it leaves a really beautiful bronze color, very natural. As the day continued the bronze color increased leaving me with the perfect golden color. I love how fast this product worked and now 5 days later I still have a golden bronze and the color is fading as naturally as a real tan.

Having using every type, brand and price point out there of sunless tanners I can tell you this is hands down one of my favorites. It works quickly and creates a natural bronze color, all while smelling amazing. And I love that the price won’t break your budget. I will be stocking up to keep a beautiful healthy golden glow all summer.

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE $13.99
Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE has gained cult beauty status since its launch in 2012, rocking the tanning market by receiving nothing but hundreds of rave reviews and winning multiple industry awards.

  • WINNER RSVP Magazine Beauty Awards 2013 – ‘Best Tan For Body’
  • WINNER IMAGE Magazine Beauty Awards 2014 – ‘Best Tanning Innovation’
  • WINNER RSVP Magazine Beauty Awards 2014 – ‘Best Tan For Body’

Colour Varies between light and dark depending on how long you leave the tan on before showering.

1 HOUR = Light Glow

2 HOURS= Medium Glow

3 HOURS= Dark Glow

1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE is now available in DARK.

Apply tan and wait between 1 and 3 hours. Once you wash it off the resulting tan will last up to 5 days.

– Accelerating ingredients mean that this revolutionary, speedy self-tan develops into a rich Cocoa Brown colour in just 1 HOUR.
– Once rinsed off, your tan will last for between 5 and 7 days.
– Signature Tahitian Gardenia scent-NO fake tan pong!
– Moisturising and kind enough to be used on both face and body.
– Easy to apply mousse, fast-drying, non-stick and fades evenly.
– Vegetable derived DHA and No Parabens = kind to sensitive skin.
– As always Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter tan is brown, not orange.

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter is now available in RickysNYC and online at


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

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New! Coola Sunscreen partners with Tommy Bahama


I have been a fan of Coola Sunscreen since my first introduction to the line. Coola has lots of new great products for summer including a line created with Tommy Bahama.  I was able to check out the new Tommy Bahama Day at the Beach and its amazing.

The super light mist makes it really easy to apply and I love how quickly it absorbs. The Day at the Beach scents is a mixture of almond, coconut and orange…pure bliss! My daughter had a softball double header this weekend and we were out in the sun and 85 degree temps for over 4 hours. I used this on my kids and myself. And not a single hint of burn on any of us, and we are very fair. My kids love the smell so much they didn’t mind when I applied it or reapplied later in the day.

A great sunscreen that works well and smells fantastic. You need one of these in your beach bag this summer!

cool day at the beach

TOMMY BAHAMA Day At The Beach Spray Sunscreen SPF 30 $15.99
The beach is calling. As you plan your escape, protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays with this broad spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray with 40 minutes of water resistance. Tommy Bahama Sunscreens incorporate the “Perfect 10 Blend”, a cocktail of natural ingredients, and a non-aerosol, environmentally design that can be applied at any angle. Spend your Day at the Beach with notes of almond, coconut, and bergamot.


The Tommy Bahama Coola line is available at and



Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

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