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Summer is here! – How to protect your skin .

Since we’ve been at home for about three months if feels like summer arrived without us even noticing. However, the high temperatures are here and we need to take care of our body, specially our skin. We’ve decided to give you our top 5 tips to keep your skin radiant this summer, whether you are staying home or you have plans to visit the Riviera Maya. 

Make friends with H20

Higher temperatures, wearing a facemask when going outside and just spending some  time at the beach or even your terrace leads to internal dehydration, which can result in headaches and dizzy spells!

Avoid dehydration by drinking a minimum of eight 8-ounce glasses of plain, filtered water every day help maintain critical moisture balance of the body and skin, and assist in detoxification. Tip: If you drink caffeinated beverages, you must triple the amount of water you drink!

If you are chilling at the beach in Tulum, order some coconut water!. Coconut water has natural electrolytes to keep you hydrated, this is a great option containing natural sugars. 

Add Antioxidants to your beauty regime & diet. 

You can include antioxidants in your skin care regimen by adding them to your diet, so the summer is the perfect time to add some citrus fruits, green and leafy vegetables, green tea, nuts, and whole grains to your meals and have younger looking skin.

Time to scrub – Exfoliate! 

Most of the year dermatologist recommend not to over-exfoliate, but summertime it’s the season to scrub away. If you have oily skin,incorporating an exfoliator into your skin-care routine would be super beneficial, check out some DIY scrub recipes or head down to the beach and let the sand work its magic. 

Keep your skin hydrated

You can improve your hydration regimen with intensive face masques, perfect for use one to two times a week. Boosters are a great fit, working best when layered underneath a moisturizer. Toners are a refreshing moisturizer prep, working to even out skin porosity. 

Top Tip: Refresh with a revitalizing toner spritz at your desk, in the car, at the gym, beach bag, on the plane!

Protect your skin!  

Don’t leave home without wearing sunscreen. Make sure your sunscreen is reef friendly, let’s take care of the Riviera Maya coral reefs. There’s lots of great reef friendly sunscreen options, click here for some ideas.

The wedding day essentials no bride should be without!

 

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We truly hope you don’t have any beauty emergency on your wedding day, however the key to avoid them is to be prepared. It’s super important to have handy those items that could save the day, so before you come down to the Riviera Maya, México for your destination wedding, we would recommend you to stop by your local pharmacy and grab some of these travel size beauty essentials:

Beauty essentials:

Your favorite lipstick or lip-gloss: for touch ups through out the day!

Breath mints: It sure will be nice for your first kiss as a married woman to be sweet and fresh!

Nail polish : Always ready for the ring/ bouquet picture!

Tissues: happy tears, no problema!

Hair bits and bobs: Ask your professional hair dresser to provide you with a few bobby pins and hair bands before she leaves, so you can fix and tweak your hair or even attach your wedding veil.

Comb or brush and small mirror: to keep your hair do under control.

Hair spray: with the tropics humid weather, it’s always a good idea to have some hair spray to make sure your do stays put!

And the essentials for your general beach wedding travel kit:

You might also want to bring these with you to the reception: deodorant, bug spray and sun- screen, after all you are in a tropical country having an amazing beach wedding, but lets face it it might be hot and humid, with the probability of mosquitoes and sun burns. And maybe include some first aid basics like pain reliever or aspirin and band aids.

For any wardrobe emergencies, don’t forget: Super glue (to fix any shoe, or hair accessory)  , stain remover, and the sewing kit!

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Also, if you are having a trash the dress (specially during the winter months), make sure you bring with you a towel, change of clothes, a thermos or a mug with hot chocolate or coffee, and a chocolate bar for the breaks in between shots, cause the water can get very cold!!!

imagesPass the list to one of your bridesmaids and put her in charge of the emergency kit, you guys can buy a cute make-up bag, a tote bag or a little box for these items, stash it in a safe but easy-to-access place during the ceremony and just feel relax, cause you know you are ready for almost anything!

If we missed any ¨must have ítems¨, send us a comment and let us know your experience and how you handled the situation!