I’ll be spending a large portion of the summer in Las Vegas with J. He’ll play poker almost everyday, with an occasional day off to hang out with me.
One thing I need to do before I go is restock my arsenal of desert beauty products. It is HOT out there, and my fair skin is no match for the Nevada sun. Here’s my list of must-have products to keep my hair and skin healthy and looking good:
One great thing about the dry air out there is that you can go an extra day between hair washes. I recently learned that this Bumble Surf Spray is the key to mastering the “effortless” look- several days in a row! I curl my hair once, and just spritz and scrunch on day 2 (and 3…and maybe 4?) Because really, who wants to blow dry and curl their hair when it’s 110* outside?
Broad-spectrum sunblock with a high SPF. I use a spray for my body, but this lotion for my face and neck. I wear it all the time in Las Vegas, even if I’m just stepping outside for a second. I keep some in my purse, too, so I can reapply every few hours.
A daytime moisturizer with SPF. This is an everyday essential no matter where you are, but the list wouldn’t be complete without it.
A fabulous, rich night cream. Since I have low maintenance skin, I don’t usually bother with night cream (naughty, I know!). But if I don’t use something thick and creamy before bed in Las Vegas, I wake up feeling like my skin is tight on my face. Last year I used this Olay cream, but this year I’m going to try something I picked up at the local farmers market. It’s all natural and it smells fantastic, plus I’m happy to support a local vendor.
Along with the sunscreen, I keep this hand cream in my purse (I prefer the unscented version). I use it a couple of times a day, and it keeps my hands and cuticles feeling good and moisturized.
And of course, WATER! I always have a bottle in my bag. Between the heat and the constant flow of booze, it’s literally a life-saver.
If you’re crazy enough to brave Vegas (or another desert climate) this summer, take my advice and throw these products in your suitcase (the checked one- you’re not going to make it through security with all this!). Happy traveling 🙂