CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia.
In this issue:
- The 2019 Christmas Gift Guide
- City Skin Detox
- Fool Proof Steps for Party Survival
- Diet is a Dirty Word
- Hair Trends from Catwalk Zimmerman
- Fertility Options for Cancer Survivors
feature Slip slop slap No feature on surviving summer holiday season would be complete without hammering the point of sun protection. You. Must. Cover. Up. Every single day. It’s as simple, and as inconvenient, as that. Item one on your summer shopping list should be a broadspectrum sun block. Broad-spectrum protection blocks both UVA and UVB rays from the sun, and an SPF factor of at least 30 is essential. Sun protection isn’t just an issue at the beach or by the pool. Every morning apply a sunscreen to all exposed areas, including your face. These days there are plenty of good-quality sunscreens for the face, so there’s no excuse for not applying one. To boost protection, apply a topical antioxidant serum containing free-radical guzzling goodies such as Vitamin C. Reapplying during the day is admittedly not a viable option for those who wear makeup to work. To keep your protection levels going, touch up with mineral makeup, which acts as a sunblock, during the day. If you’re in the sun for an extended period, you’ll need to cover up with more than just a lotion. Wear loose long-sleeved clothing, sunglasses with UV protection and a hat.
Don’t sweat it Whether you sweat, perspire or glow, it’s a normal and essential bodily function that prevents us from overheating when it gets too warm; but damp patches under the arms, runny makeup and lank hair are not good looks for the party season. Here’s how to keep your cool: • Wear an anti-perspirant as opposed to a deodorant. An anti-perspirant contains aluminium, which temporarily blocks the pores from which your perspiration flows. A deodorant only masks the odour of perspiration. • Carry a pack of wet body wipes in your handbag to freshen up during the day. Personal hygiene is a must during summer. Daily showers are essential and, as the days start to really heat up, a shower before bed. Body powder helps to soak up excess perspiration on the feet, body and scalp. There are talc and talc-free options available, with or without fragrance. Dust yourself after your morning shower to stay fresh throughout the day. • Stay hydrated. The more you perspire, the more dehydrated you become. Not only that, essential salts are excreted. If you perspire too heavily without replenishing what you are losing, the result might be muscle cramps and headaches. www.cosbeauty.com.au 87