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Summer Beauty Essentials

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Sip-N-Spray – Looking for the quickest and safest way to tan? BeautyJuly2013Michelle Stiebing and Renee Lopard at Sip-N-Spray have you covered, so to speak. Choose from four different levels of color and enjoy your natural-looking tan for up to a week. Stiebing and Lopard operate by appointment only and even make house calls for your convenience.

Sip-N-Spray
(504) 908-2260
HELIOCARE™
Licensed cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Barbara Bopp of the Metairie-based clinic, Bopp Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery, recommends using HELIOCARE during the summer months to protect your skin from within. A powerful antioxidant derived from a fern that is native to South America, HELIOCARE aids in eliminating free radicals produced by sun exposure. Taken daily, each capsule will protect for 24 hours.
La Mer Reparative Face Sun Lotion SPF 30
La Mer has brought its Miracle Broth™ to a new level with this deeply hydrating sun lotion with SPF 30. The Reparative Face Sun Lotion offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and anti-aging benefits to help repair existing damage and prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.

Available at Saks Fifth Avenue
301 Canal Street
(504) 524-2200
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
This unique spray should be a staple in every woman’s beach bag. A few sprays produce instant volume and texture to hair, creating that hard-to-replicate sexy, windblown beach hair look.

Available at Sephora
Lakeside Mall
3301 Veterans Blvd
(504) 837-9880
Hot (and Safe) Fun in the Summertime
You’ve gotten the perfect pedicure, highlighted your hair and waxed your bikini area, but no summer beauty regimen is complete without a safe way to stay beautiful while in the sun. Pharmacy and department store shelves are packed with products that offer sun protection.

Shopping Tips: Safe Sun Products
Look for makeup products that have an SPF of at least 15.
Broad spectrum sunscreens that protect you from both UVA and UVB rays should have an SPF of 30 or higher.
Layering products with sun protection does not mean you are doubling the SPF. Your protection factor is that of the product with the higher SPF.
Don’t forget your lips! Use a lip balm with sun protection such as Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15.
Expert Advice: Protect Your Hair
Before going into the surf or pool, saturate your hair with tap water to prevent chlorine and salt water penetration.
While in the sun, always apply a good heavy conditioner. Comb it all the way through the ends and leave it in for as long as your hair is exposed to the sun.
Wearing a hat is the best way to ensure your highlights are protected from the harsh rays.

Skip Bagley
Salon Senoj
101 Aris Avenue
(504) 835-5500
Expert Advice: Perfect Summer Makeup
“Silicone-based makeup fills in fine lines and gives you a no-streaking, flawless look that stays put in warmer climates. I recommend Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation for a radiant complexion that lasts all day.”

Betsy Boone
Celebrity makeup artist
(504) 251-9065
Tip: Read the Ingredients
There is no way of rating a sunscreen’s ability to block UVA rays, so pay attention to the ingredients. Titanium dioxide, oxybenzone and zinc oxide provide the best protection.