Baked, Burnt & Hungover! Summer’s Not So Sexy Moments

by on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 with


This summer if you wind up over dosing on way too much sun, surf, sand, chips, salsa and margaritas… fear not!  I headed to the nationally syndicated talk show, Hollywood Today Live and shared a little RX with hosts, Garcelle Beauvais and Kristen Brockman.  My mission was to get you “right and tight” as you say “adios” to your hangover, sunburn and dry, frizzy hair and “hola”  to reality after a great summer vacation.


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TIME LIMIT: “If I put my sunscreen on first thing in the morning… that’s good it should last me all day!” Uh hey Einsteins… it’s good for two hours max! And depending on the sunscreen it might not even last that long. The skin literally “uses up” the active ingredient in the lotion over time, meaning it can’t do any more. Sweating and swimming causes the sunscreen to wear off even faster, so consider reapplying every hour in those conditions.

STRENGTH: “15 Is strong enough right?” Key is to apply an SPF of 30 or higher and give it 15 full minutes to absorb before you’re able to count on it to do it’s thing!

HOW MUCH TO USE: “I don’t need that much right?” When in doubt, slather more on: across the board, experts agree there’s no such thing as too much. It’s always more than you think you should put on. Think along the lines of the “teaspoon rule” to figure out how much to apply on exposed skin when you’re clothed and “shot glass” when you’re in your swimwear.

HOW TO APPLY: And whomever came up with the notion of leaving big globs of thick on SPF on top of their skin it on and NOT rubbing it in… Slow your roll!  Sunscreen is most effective when applied in a thin film and decreases when it is rubbed in. Next time you’re headed outdoors, leave a little SPF goodness on your skin & allow it to sink in.

TRY: NEUTROGENA ULTRA SHEER SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 45, Price: $9.49.                                    Shop: WHY THIS ONE? Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 is more about what you DON’T FEEL compared to what you do feel. I’m suggesting it because it feels like you have nothing on… which is a huge selling point. However by the same token, it delivers broad-spectrum protection to help prevent sun damage. Ultra Sheer provides advanced protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays, along with Dry-Touch technology. Dry Touch is great since it’s ultra-light, non-shiny finish and fast-absorbing. The water-resistant and non-oily formula is something guys and teens will like as much as ladies do because you don’t feel that heavy, layered sensation we normally get.

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  • Skin cancer continues to be a health epidemic in the United States. Over the past 10 years, melanoma cases have continued to be on the rise, including California with a 36% increase AND  a 26% increase in New York just to name two cities and create a perspective for you.
  • 350 cases are diagnosed each hour! What? OMG!
  • 1 In 5 Amerincas will get this type of cancer during their lifetime.
  • According to a recent survey of more than 500 leading dermatologists, 99% agree that regular use of sunscreen helps lower skin cancer risk.
  • Additionally: 99% recommend that their friends/family use sunscreen to help protect their skin
  • Nearly all dermatologists (96%) consider FDA-approved sunscreens currently available in the U.S. to be safe, including those with filters like oxybenzone and avobenzone
  • Dermatologists cite SPF levels as one of the main criteria that they regularly use to recommend a sunscreen. Overall, 92% are comfortable recommending sunscreens with a SPF 50 or higher.


THIS COMES OUT IN AUGUST, HTL IS THE FIRST TO KNOW:  Naturelle Pro MajesticOil Treatment – 3.4 oz,                                   

PRICE: $12.99,  SHOP: Sally Beauty Supply in a few weeks! It’s coming and it’s awesome!

Naturelle Pro’s Majestic Oil is a light weight, color safe conditioning serum that transforms hair’s condition to make it stronger, smoother and shinier. It’s secret sauce is a unique blend of argan plus keratin protein. It’s 100% natural Moroccan oil that smells amazing. So great everyone will be trying to smell your head as you walk around town. And IF you’re on a budget, know this: it looks and performs like the BIG NAME BRAND that retails for $44 BUT this is $12.99, saving you $31 dollars you can bank for your next vacation.  Sulfate, phosphate and paraben-fre.
TREATMENT: It’s quick and easy. Apply to damp or dry hair and style to add in shine and minimize unruly, dry, frizz head!

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TWO WORDS: Mirakle Cream!!!!

Price: $34 Normally $29 For You.  SAVES YOU $5 PLUS FREE SHIPPING! So Think $11 Total Savings,  TYPE: “HTLSUMMER” at checkout
Game Changer? Yes, Seattle local, Natalya Rachkova is a Master Esthetician who created this natural formula 25 years ago. She recently updated it with modern science (peptides/hyaluronic acids) to bring to market.  What Mirakle Cream Does: 25 Cures and counting for the face and body, apply as frequently as needed: Soother post overexposure to the sun, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, extremely moisturizing, calms rosacea and eczema, firms tones and tightens skin, reduces hyper pigmentation (dark spots), increases luminosity, excellent make-up primer (used this past February at the Grammys) and many other healing benefits. This is the type of remedy you purchase multiples of and stash in your car, purse, gym bag or even your teen daughter’s school locker! It’s a “hero” catch all, multi-tasker I’m loving.  Ingredients: Aloe, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Algae, Sea Buckthorn, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter and a host of other beneficial ingredients.

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                                                                         RUH OH… I’M FEELING A HANGOVER                                                                                                                                                                    (AND I DON’T MEAN AN URGE TO WATCH THE COMEDY CLASSIC, I MEAN I FEEL ICKY)

WORST HANGOVER CULPRIT: Congratulations Champagne
BEST FOOD TO EAT: Bacon, it has lots of B vitamins & is rich in fat! Eggs and cheese also have lots of protein and fat too.
BEST DRINKS TO REMEDY: Surprisingly Coke! The cocoa leaves in it off up lots of antioxidants and caffeine which work well to treat headaches. Also tomato juice with cayenne pepper, sugar and lime replenish electrolytes and get blood sugar back on track!

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