Protect Your Skin From Summer Hazards

The info below is taken directly from the website WebMd.

Summer is full of vacations, cookouts, and beach trips. All that time outside can take a toll on your skin, though.

Here’s what you can do to avoid or treat some common problems.


They’re uncomfortable, to be sure. But they can also cause premature aging and lead to skin cancer.

Your best bet is to limit how much sun you get — especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when those rays are at their strongest.

Follow these simple steps, too:

  • Apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin about 30 minutes before you go outside. Look for a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30.
  • Put on more screen every 2 hours while you’re in the sun, or right after swimming or sweating.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Use a lip balm with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • If you get a sunburn, take a cool shower or bath, and use a moisturizer or an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream. It should ease the fiery feeling.

Call your doctor right away if you have:

Extreme pain
Swelling of the face
A large area that’s sunburned

Get emergency care if you notice symptoms of:

Heat exhaustion
Bug Bites

From mosquitoes to chiggers, insects can chomp into your summertime fun. But you can avoid them or at least keep the pesky pains they cause to a minimum.

Avoid brushy areas and high grass. If you can’t stay away from it, wear long pants and sleeves, and tuck your pant legs into your socks.

Don’t wear bright colors, perfume, or other strong scents when you go outside.

Use insect repellent when you’re in wooded or brushy areas. Products with DEET or picaridin as active ingredients tend to protect you longer. But don’t use them on children younger than 3 years old.

Oil of lemon eucalyptus gives you protection similar to products with low concentrations of DEET, studies show. DEET should protect you from ticks and mosquitoes, the CDC says. Picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus offer some defense against mosquitoes only. Follow the directions carefully.

Check for ticks after you’ve been outdoors.

If you get bitten, treat it quick if you can. A cold compress or an ice pack will curb the swelling.

For help with itchy bites, use calamine lotion, an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream, or an antihistamine.


Try Bug Guard products at my Avon online store–

Ah! Sleep, Beauty 💤 💤 💤 

Sleep is important for you–inside and out. You might think you’re off the clock when it comes to your beauty routine while you sleep, but your slumber hours play an important role in how you look. 

According to WebMD:

“When it comes to your beauty routine, sleep may be the closest thing there is to a fountain of youth. Your body repairs itself and recovers while you snooze, and that leads to a long list of benefits for your looks. The key is to get enough shut-eye — 7 to 9 quality hours each night.

“If you’re getting fewer than 6 hours, it’s likely affecting your appearance, says Michael Breus, PhD, a board-certified sleep specialist. Start getting 1 to 3 more hours of Zzz’s, and you could see some improvement in as little as a day. Keep it up, and ‘within 2 to 3 weeks, people will notice that you’re sleeping better by the way you look,’ Breus says.”

Good night and good sleeping.

Supplies to prepare for your beauty sleep include NutriEffect creams, bathsets, bathoils, and more–are at my online Avon store.

Sideshow by WebMD:


Skin So Soft Aqua Express is a summertime favorite! Infused with watermint oil, the Skin So Soft Aqua Express set includes body wash, body milk spray-on moisturizer and moisturizing gel for all-over soft, hydrated skin.

  • Lightweight formula locks in moisture to smooth and soften skin
  • Contains watermint oil, shea butter and Vitamin E
  • Time-released
  • Dermatologist-tested


  • Keep milk spray in the fridge for a cool spritz on hot days.
  • Keep your skin hydrated and smooth all summer long with this set.


Saying bye to dry

Avoiding dry, cracked, itching skin is possible when you follow a few daily care practices. Dermatologists suggest several ways to help us say “bye to “dry” skin.

  1. Keep baths and showers short and warm (not hot).
  2. Apply moisturizer after getting out of the bath or shower. 
  3. Read ingredients on skin care products. 
  4. Use a humidifier to add much-needed moisture to the air.
  5. Wear soft fabrics that breathe, such as 100 percent cotton.
  6. Apply hand cream after each hand washing.

Shop my online Avon store for Skin So Soft products.

Say Bye to Dry

Tips for nighttime skincare

Avon Consulting Dermatologist Dr. Kim Nichols shares her tips for a nighttime skincareanew-ultimage-supreme-prod_1186920_xlroutine featuring ANEW Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme. There are three important steps for your anti-aging evening skincare regimen: cleanse; treat; and protect.

Dr. Nichols recommends starting your skincare regimen by removing your makeup with ANEW Clean Makeup Remover Wipes. Next, cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser like the ANEW Clean Comforting Cream Cleanser & Mask. A few times per week exfoliate skin using the ANEW Clean Cleansing Brush, which will enhance your facial cleanser.

anew-ultimate-night-creamAfter you’ve cleansed the skin it’s time to use treatment products. Dr. Nichols recommends using an anti-oxidant like the ANEW Vitamin C Brightening Serum, which will help protect skin from sun, pollution and other aggressors. Another important treatment product is the ANEW Clinical Line Eraser with Retinol. This wrinkle-fighting product will help maximize your anti-aging results.

Finally, the most important step in an anti-aging nighttime skincare routine is to moisturize your skin. The moisturizing anti-aging ANEW Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme indulges your skin and rewards it with immediate and long term results on most visible signs of aging, even on the most advanced ones, including deep wrinkles, creases, expression lines and skin firmness. Most (97%) women show improvement in overall fine lines (results after 8 weeks, based on a clinical study).

Check out the video in my playlist entitled “Skincare” on my YouTube Channel.

Visit my Avon online store to see all the ANEW products that are available. Use the link “shop my store” and search “ANEW.”

Blogger shares experience of using Avon’s Anew collection 

​Below is the article by blogger Angela Latner. 

“Skincare has always been important to me, but even more so the older I get.  My mom always stressed the importance of taking good care of your skin because you only get one chance at it.  Knowing that has caused me to be more thoughtful about my product regimen.

“Avon has been around for 130 years (can you even believe that?!) so I’d say that they know a thing or two about women’s skin care. And now more than ever, they are working to rebuild their innovation and technology within the brand, especially when it comes to their iconic ANEW line.   I’ve been reading and hearing about ANEW for some time now, so I jumped at the chance to try out the line myself.  There are six different ANEW lines to choose from, based on your areas of concern and skin’s needs.  I personally chose the ANEW Vitaleline to assist with my skin’s vitality and ANEW Clinical, specifically to help my dark under eye circles.

“My favorite ANEW product has to be the ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector.  If you’ve seen any of my YouTube videos, then you know how real my struggle with dark circles is.  I’m always searching for new products to minimize the circles and help me look more refreshed and awake.  The ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector not only reduces the appearance of my dark circles, but actually brightens the area.  Win-win.

“Another product I really enjoy is the ANEW Vitale Day Lotion with SPF 25.  SPF is so important in day lotions because sun damage is one of the main causes of aging.  The better protected our skin is, the better condition our skin will stay in.  This lotion is fantastic because it’s oil-free, shine-free, but leaves your skin feeling super hydrated.

“One of my favorite benefits to the ANEW line is the price point.  The products are worth every penny, but also won’t break the bank.  You can try out the ANEW products in the Appear Ageless Trio, featuring the Vitale Night Cream, Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask, and Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion for just $35.”

Go to Avon for Anew. 

Boost Your Skin Care With Anew Power Serum

Take your anti-aging skin care routine to the next level with the Anew Power Serum. This firming and smoothing serum is based on Nobel prize-winning research, which resulted in the product to detect and repair visible skin damage. Advance boost technology works to hydrate your skin, smooth visible roughness and wrinkles, and return firmness to your face.

Get your FREE serum by midnight (Eastern Time, 8/31/16) with an order of $50 or more.

Anew Power Serum is so effective that 93% of women agree that it dramatically improved their skin’s appearence.* Anew Power Serum (1 fl oz) is a great compliment to your current skin care routine and works well with moisturizers. 

• Anti-aging serum compliments moisturizers to hydrate, smooth, and firm skin
• Advance Boost Technology helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles while increasing skin’s natural radiance
• Dramatically improves skin’s overall appearance
• Hypoallergenic and non comedogenic 
• Allergy-tested and dematologist-tested 
• Suitable for sensitive skin

• Apply daily on clean, dry skin in the morning and evening, use two pumps of the serum, smoothing it evenly over your skin with your fingertips. Once it is absorbed, follow with your favorite moisturizer

Why a serum?
A serum can boost the benefits of your moisturizers. Concentrated yet lightweight, it’s ideal for layering under your day and night creams. Anew Power Serum has been shown to maximize the performance of your current anti-aging regimen and it also delivers a high concentration of active ingredients.*

*Based on a 7-week consumer perception study of women who used the serum alone for 6 weeks, and the serum with their moisturizers for 1 week.