The transitioning weather is the perfect cue to switch up your skin care routine.. Often the first signs of dropping humidity are manifested on my lips - they become drier, tighter and sometimes chapped. Wearing matte lipstick becomes even more challenging despite the selection of hydrating matte lipsticks available.
On a recent trip to Harmon, I picked up a tube of the new Lip Smacker Rx Medicated lip balm in eucalyptus mint for $1.99. Attracted by the cute pill package design - very Dr Mario-esque, and healing formula, I eagerly ripped it out of the package as soon as I left the store and applied.
The balm is transparent on lips and has a pleasantly minty after taste that doesn't linger too long. It's a great mid-afternoon pick me up :)
The balm imparts a cooling tingle on lips and immediately relieves sensations of dryness such as, tightness and discomfort. Unlike many stick balms, this one applies on thickly and wears pretty well. When I use under llipstick, I make sure to apply a thick layer and let it sit for 5 minutes then tissue off prior to applying lip product.
I like to best use this product as an overnight lip mask, where I apply it all over my lips, tracing the lip border skin to seal in my moisturizer - giving delicate lip contour skin some extra TLC!
Overall, this cheap thrill delivered on moisturizing and relieving my parched pucker, while taking me back to the nineties by inspiring my memory of my first Lip Smackers lip balm - Pink Lemonade. Recommended as a must-have everyday and an easy add to any skincare and makeup regimen, and ideal for everyone.
Summer days call for a casual and easy beauty routine. No matter where your summer vacation takes you, the following nifty products help streamline your getaway vanity and leave you ever ready for fun in the sun. Each product also multi-tasks in a pinch. Find out more below!
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Nothing sets the tone for a productive weekend than an intense kickboxing class first thing on a Saturday morning. One of the staples I stock in each gym bag is Dove Advanced Care Deodorant. Despite trying several solid sticks, I still keep coming back to Dove purely for the skincare + wetness protection.
The Advanced Care Deodorant line features 14 different scents each providing 48 hours of odor and wetness protection, and features NutriumMoisture technology.
Although I was approached recently by Influenster to review this deodorant, I have been a long time user of Dove Advanced Care Deodorant since it launched 1+ years ago, and have been using the Dove Basic Protection solid stick deodorants since I was a senior in high school.
I had switched to the Advanced Care line for several reasons that include getting tired of the scents in the Basic Protection line (I miss the value as I can often bulk buy the Basic line as there are often 2-for-1 offers at the drugstore or multi-packs at CostCo and WalMart), premium packaging that was easier to handle, skincare benefits, better scent range and wetness and odor protection. It wasn't until I moved to NE that I experienced such humid summers!
Exercising in the heat, humidity and indoors despite AC, is always the perfect recipe for a sweat shower during an intense circuit workout like kickboxing or Cross-Fit. To minimize stink and wetness, I keep two sticks of Advanced Care Deo. One stick, I use to apply on areas such as forehead, nape, under boob area, sternum and inner thighs to protect against chaffing and wetness (invaluable if you're marathon training!). The other, strictly for under arms. As I am super paranoid about stink, I apply post-shower in the AM, prior to working out and post-workout, and it has worked well.
A tip I learnt from a dermatologist at a recent derm meeting (about controlling sweaty pits) is to apply anti-antiperspirant deo at night time to boost dryness protection. This works because the product gets absorbed overnight, and in the morning, when you re-apply post shower, you've already got a layer of protection.
As mentioned above, another reason I switched to Advanced Care was motivated by the packaging. The sleek ergonomic matte finish outer packaging makes it easy to identify the product in your gym bag and easy to control application as it's not as wide as the Basic Protection packaging. No slipping as you apply!
Advanced Care is ideal for anyone looking for a reliable solid deodorant that provides extended protection against odor and wetness while caring for delicate underarm skin.
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