Answers: What’s the right thing to do if you get a sunburn?

No matter how hard we try to follow the rules of sun safety, sometimes we still get burned. Some days, we don’t reapply SPF often enough; on others—like an overcast afternoon (“the most dangerous day at the beach,” according to dermatologist Margaret Weiss, M.D.)—we don’t even realize the sun is out. Vogue asked the experts for their best tips for finding instant relief—and getting ahead of the damage cycle.

Here are all the tips you know from skincancer.org via Vogue:

POP A PILL
At the beach, by the pool, “if you start seeing red while you’re still outside, you’re in trouble,” says Weiss, assistant professor of dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As a preemptive strike against swelling and inflammation, she suggests immediately taking an ibuprofen.

CHILL OUT
To lower overall body temperature after a scorcher, Elizabeth K. Hale, M.D., clinical associate professor of dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center, suggests a cool bath or shower, or better yet, a cold milk compress. The protein and fat in milk—whole milk, especially—will help to ease discomfort better than plain water, she says.

SEE A DERM
For patients with blistering skin, derms like Robert J. Friedman, M.D., suggests over-the-counter topical steroids (hydrocortisone); Dr. Hale puts some patients under infrared LED lights to help reduce redness. “[For sunburns] it does take out some of that inflammation, and this could potentially decrease long-term damage to the skin,” she says.

HEAL—DON’T PEEL!
Once burned skin starts to peel, the urge to “help it along,” says Los Angeles derm Karyn Grossman, M.D., can be irresistible. However, picking away dead layers or using exfoliants or treatment products (even your usual AHAs or glycolics) can make matters worse, exposing raw, fragile skin to the elements. Instead, says Grossman, “let it gently come off on its own. Keep skin super-hydrated with plain products like CeraVe or Cetaphil. Use Aquaphor on blisters at bedtime.” Weiss advises patients to avoid anything containing topical Benadryl (“or anything that ends in ‘dryl’—caladryl for instance”), which can potentially further sensitize skin or cause a rash. And, make sure to stay hydrated, drinking plenty of fluids.


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eos’ NEW Lip Balm Smooth Sphere Summer Pack

I love the new summer twin pack of eos lip spheres,  my favorite of the two has to be the Passion Fruit it tastes and smells like a perfect summer cocktail. Perfect for keeping my lips soft and smooth all summer and the sphere shape is so easy to find in the hidden recesses of my purse. Love how great my lips feel when I am using eos.

Don’t just leave it to your wardrobe and handbag collection to sport the season’s hottest colors! Fill your purse, makeup or beach bag this summer with the ultimate pastel accessory – eos’ NEW Lip Balm Smooth Sphere Summer Pack – complete with brand new, Limited-Edition flavors – Passion Fruit (purple) and Strawberry Sorbet (pink) – of everyone’s favorite USDA-certified organic and 100% natural lip balm!

Just like eos’ other flavored Lip Balm Smooth Spheres (Summer Fruit, Sweet Mint, Honeysuckle Honeydew, Lemon Drop SPF 15 and Anti-Bacterial Tangerine) these new fruity flavors, packaged in powder pink and lavender soft-to-the touch spheres, are petrolatum, paraben and gluten-free, and contain moisturizing and nourishing ingredients shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin E to keep your lips soft, smooth and smiling all summer long!

eos 2011 Lip Balm Smooth Sphere Summer Pack retails for $5.99 at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Target.com and EvolutionofSmooth.com

Disclosure: A complimentary sample of the above mentioned product was sent to me for an honest review.


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Heaven in a tube!


I have been dreaming of traveling back to Hawaii or anywhere tropical for that matter but my pocket book tells me a trip  the Hawaiian decoration isle in Party City is more in my budget. Well thank you Lavanila for giving me a few minutes of pure tropical bliss in the morning.

To be honest I am amazed by how great their new Healthy Body Wash 2 in 1 in Vanilla Coconut smells. On top of a blissful scent the body wash is great and its so moisturizing I love using it to shave.

Lavanila Laboratories is pleased to announce its latest launch: the Healthy Body Wash 2-in-1 Shower & Shave. A multi-tasking formula for gentle cleansing and silky-smooth shaving, this new formula offers a luxurious natural lather while creating a soothing barrier for a close, non-irritating shave.

Healthy Body Wash 2-in-1 Shower & Shave ($14) – Packed with nourishing ingredients that promote healthy skin, this non-irritating time-saver soothes, cleans, and moisturizes. While traditional washes and shave creams are made with sulfates and other harsh detergents that can irritate sensitive skin, Lavanila’s all-natural, chemical-free formula is packed with a daily dose of anti-oxidants and vitamins that promote calm, healthy, super soft skin.

Key Ingredients include:
· Coconut Oil works as a natural anti-bacterial agent to keep skin clean without stripping it of essential moisture.
· Organic Rose Hip Oil is a superb tissue hydrator that penetrates instantly for a luxurious cushion that delivers a close, non- irritating shave.
· Organic Aloe leaves skin feeling soft and supple.
· Calendula penetrates skin’s surface to hydrate and soothe for soft, touchable skin.
· NO: Petrochemicals, Phthalates, Propylene glycol, Mineral oils, Silicone, Synthetic dyes, Parabens, Harsh detergents or sulfates

THE SCENTS
· Vanilla Passion Fruit: Passion fruit and fresh peach nectar impart a magnetic allure.
· Vanilla Lavender: Spanish lavender fuses with soft vanilla for a clean, fresh aroma.
· Pure Vanilla: Warm vanilla and soft freesia petals offer a feminine whisper of fragrance.
· Vanilla Grapefruit: Crisp grapefruit and lime awaken the senses.
· Vanilla Coconut: Tropical coconut and bright tiare flower evoke an exotic escape.

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review.


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Loving Sultra’s Feather Hair Accents!

Sultra Feather Hair Accents are long-lasting, do-it-yourself, clip-in hair accessories. I think they’re totally cute – and I think they look fabulous on anyone with longer hair. My hair is too short, I’m not sure it would look good on me.

These colorful, chic hair accessories are made from natural rooster feathers that can be dried, ironed, and curled. Easy to use, the discrete clip makes applying and removing the extension simple.

These extensions are designed for any hair type and color. Sultra Natural Feather Hair Accent clip extensions are an ideal alternative to salon applied extensions, which cannot be removed and reused.

Would you wear these feather extensions?

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$25


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