Friday, June 17, 2016

SUNNY ESSENTIALS Skincare Bets for Outdoors

Part One...

IT'S getting to be that time of year when 2 showers a day are the norm...and our needs for maintaining some of kind of acceptability, looks wise-changes dramatically.

Some Protective Products To Help Keep Summery Temps
 Effects in check...
BODYGLIDE-used  at every triathlon we've ever done...anti-chafe, anti-blister protection and fyi-a must for getting a wetsuit off in a timely manner...several targeted balms for pain relief, sun protection, feet ...in easy to use roll-ons...
Sunscreens---vary in durability-water resistance tough, ease of application-and of course ingredients. We prefer mineral sunscreens (found them longer lasting) and layer on two layers when our outdoor jaunts are going to be long and sweaty...
BONUS:Chalky white pasty 'lifeguard' look is a thing of the past...some brands we prefer...blocking damaging UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum rays... .Goddess Garden...a reasonably priced label widely available
Goddess Garden....great for sensitive skins-a white film appears on application-but can be rubbed to disappear...long lasting these  mineral based actives Titanium Oxide -Zinc Oxide sunscreens-come in Everyday (pictured-green-one we use is creamy tube formula), Baby-active Zinc Oxide, Kids, Sport and Facial -including new primer/sunscreen version-active Zinc Oxide.
Prefer a spray? This cheekily named My Cabana Boy applicator is genius...most standard sunscreen cans fit in...with a satisfying click...and by extending one's reach...makes getting to the hard spots....easy to protect. SMART.











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Laguna Blue Towels...think about it...do those gym towels really wipe off the nasties-on equipment or mats which are well used by who knows?From a medical industry oriented company-new consumer venture is on our speed dial list...super plush soft microfiber (unique Enviro Linen fabric) anti-bacterial, non-linting towels (effective against potentially deadly MRSA, E-Coli) are even more water absorbent than cotton towels-need less water and heat when cleaning (WIN WIN)...making them a great choice for transitioning from the swim to the bike in T1. IMO: Kitchen towels of yore...meet the new competition
Buzzing annoying flying bugs...be gone...without DEET...and from decent smelling repellants too.....
Sallye Ander Soaps No-Bite-Me Cream -and there's a soap too..are DEET FREE...made of a blend of 16 essential oils including cedar, mint, lemongrass, lemongrass, geranium, clove, thyme, rosemary and eugenol oils  




DEET FREE BUG'OV from Carpe Insectae™ for humans or furry friends-dogs (even a bandana package-cute) horses or cats ...different sprays for each and stick and cream formulation for banishing annoying black flies ...the Don't Bite formula $11 for hefty 8oz....has active ingredients of essential oils- cedar, citronella, cedar, lemongrass, peppermint and clove.