As you know, summer can wreak havoc on your skin. In and out of the pool and lots of showering can cause dryness, not to mention the harsh rays of the sun. I’ve been using Bliss vanilla and bergamot bath + shower gel all summer long. I was first attracted to the heavenly sweet smell of the shower gel. Frequent dips in the pool allow me to indulge in sometimes two or more showers a day and I love how my skin smells and feels very soft after wards. The scent is sweet and a bit smokey and not too overpowering. A scented mix of amber, lemon, bergamot, myrrh, musk, and vanilla. My daily routine involves the bath + shower gel, exfoliating in the shower with the buffing scrub followed by the body butter. Read more
Here on A Girl’s Gotta Spa! we’re going to be featuring more and more men’s grooming reviews and tips because we all know that guy’s often go to their wives and girlfriends for skin care advice (whether they admit it or not!) Since I am a big fan of manscaping, yeah TMI but whatev (!), let’s start off with some grooming tips from Jay Anthony Valadez, barber and stylist for Remington.
When shaving either your arms, legs, chest or, um, groin, itâ€™s often better to just shave where hair shouldnâ€™t be growing or trim overgrown areas rather than go for total hair removal. It’s ridiculous if you look like a gorilla, but if you take it down to nothing, you get itchy stubble, it gets irritated. Just clean it up for a nice, clean, fresh look. Thatâ€™s why they call it manscaping.Â Read more
Just this past week the story broke that skin cancer is the number one form of cancer in the U.S. As someone who has had family members who have battled skin cancer (and survived) and one that did not (she passed 3 months after learning she had melanoma), I take this so very seriously. While I do love to hang out at the beach with my 4 sons donning SPF 30 sunscreen, I definitely know my limit on sun exposure. Which, of course, results in me looking unusually pale compared to my sun kissed friends and family. To fake that summer glow, I turn to sunless tanners and Cover FX’s Skin Tint and Radiant FX Bronzer.