Sunday, April 21, 2013

Preparing for our mini day in the sun

Today is the last day I'm applying tretinoin on my face. Tretinoin is my beauty secret now. My pimples are gone, my acne marks are lightening, my skin is looking tight! Miracle cream! But tretinoin also makes skin very sensitive to the sun so I'm discontinuing use this week because, in a few days, my little family is off to Edsa Shangri-la Hotel for a retreat!

To protect and care for our skin, I'm bringing these:
My family loves NIVEA. We've been using NIVEA products even before we were a family! Their products just really work. For our pool escapade, I already packed the NIVEA Sun Kids Swim & Play Sun Lotion, which has SPF 50+. But I'm also bringing this along. It's a spray!

My problem with lotions, you see, is my kids never sit still long enough for me to apply everywhere. Okay, not just my kids, make that "my boys." Yes, their father included. I'm hoping this spray, which is also cooling and refreshing, will be the solution!

These are for me. Like I said, my face is tretinoin-ed now so it's very sensitive. I usually use Kiehl's or Lancome for my face but those are expensive haha so for maximum sun exposure, I'm going to need a more affordable sunscreen that I can pour on my face but is just as effective. Celeteque! I'm going to put this baby on my face and neck and then I'm going to top that with Benefit Hello! Flawless Oxygen liquid foundation with even more sunscreen and then I'm going to put on a big hat.

I hope no one mistakes me for a Korean or a Japanese. Every single time I put on my big straw hat, people think I'm Korean or Japanese!

Then, after all that sun exposure, I'm going to soothe my skin with Celeteque's After-Sun Gel and pamper my hair with L'Oreal Professionnel's Mythic Oil. I've heard so much about this oil but I've not tried it. I'm so excited to try it out this week at Shangri-la!

The baby's excited to try out the products, too! I'll tell you all about our poolside adventure next weekend! Meanwhile, enjoy this one!

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