Earlier this week, I traveled to sunny Tampa to appear on the nationally syndicated Daytime show. I was there to talk about ways we can survive the dog days of summer. You know, those brutally hot weeks of summer where we step outside and it feels as though a faucet has been turned on and we start counting down the days to cooler weather. I discussed topics ranging from UV protection to hyperhidrosis and even ice cream! Check out each item I featured on the show below.
Acuvue Brand Contact Lenses
We all know the importance of wearing UV protection while outside, but an area that people often forget about is their eyes. Just like you protect your skin from UV rays, you need to protect your eyes too. For people who wear contact lenses, Acuvue Brand Contact Lenses is the only brand to offer products with the highest levels of UV-blocking available in a contact lens. UV protection is available in every product in the Acuvue Brand Contact Lens portfolio. And remember that contacts are not a standalone solution for UV protection – you should always wear a wide-brimmed hat and UV blocking sunglasses that have a wrap or wider temples on the sides to defend your eyes and skin against the sun’s damaging rays. Go on to Acuvue.com for more information.
Carmex Click Sticks with SPF 15The skin on our lips is incredibly delicate and needs to be protected against the sun’s rays too. These Carmex Click Sticks with SPF 15 are perfect for travel and give you UVA/UVB protection while reducing your risk of skin cancer and premature aging. They come in original, strawberry and cherry (my favorite) and cost only $1.50! Leave one in your purse, car, desk at work, gym bag –you can never have too many lip balms! Go on to MyCarmex.com for more information.
MD Complete Youthful Skin Sun Shield
When it comes to protecting the skin on our face, it can be challenging to find a high spf that doesn’t leave our skin feeling greasy. It can be even harder to find one that works well under makeup too. Luckily, I came across MD Complete Youthful Skin Sun Shield. It’s a sheer, fragrance-free sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum sun protection of SPF 50! The formula is lightweight and absorbs quickly. Best of all, it leaves skin with a beautiful, matte finish! You can find it at Target for only $24.99 and learn more at mdcompleteskincare.com.
With summer comes intense heat and humidity which means perspiration! You could incorporate a clinical deodorant and refreshing wipes in your routine but many people suffer from excessive perspiration and need to think beyond the beauty counter. Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for this type of excessive sweating and it can get in the way of so many important life moments. Fortunately, there is a great online resource called RealSelf.com that can help. RealSelf is an online community where people go to make confident decisions around elective cosmetic procedures. Two procedures you can consider for hyperhidrosis treatment are MiraDry and Botox. MiraDry is a permanent, non-surgical treatment for underarm perspiration that actually uses electromagnetic energy to reduce sweat glands. It has a “worth it” rating of 91% on RealSelf. If you’re looking for more options, Botox is a temporary solution that works wonders for perspiration of the hands, feet, underarms, and upper lip. RealSelf.com users have given it a “worth it” rating of 93%.
Summer is the perfect time for parents and teens to spend more quality time together and talk about important issues. It’s no secret that the teenage years can be difficult and it’s estimated that 90% of teens feel judged by their peers. Invisalign has a new campaign called Unbrace Teen Confidence that helps parents and teens navigate important issues like bullying and peer pressure. Visit UnbraceTeenConfidence.com to learn more about the campaign and how Invisalign clear aligners can help your teen’s smile be its best.
Lactaid Ice CreamA scoop of rich, creamy ice cream might be the quintessential summer treat but many people are sensitive to dairy and can’t enjoy this dessert without experiencing discomfort. The solution? Lactaid Ice Cream! It’s made with 100% real milk and cream and there are two new flavors that have joined the lineup. Lactaid Salted Caramel Chip & Lactaid Berry Chocolate Crumble are perfect to enjoy on a sweltering day this season. You get 100% real dairy ice cream without the lactose! It’s $4.49 and available at your local Walmart or grocery store. Learn more by visiting Lactaid.com.