This article was published on July 26th, 2014
Summer is in full swing and pride season is upon us. Just as many guys are hitting the gym hard, working on their tans and counting every calorie, it’s time to make sure you have perfect skin for gay pride week. Here are some great tips to keep you looking your best, being sun safe and making your skin feel fabulous.
Being skin prepared is important, especially when there’s a week full of activities, parties and fun. Prevent getting sun burn during the day so it doesn’t dampen your spirits that night and for the rest of the week. Plus a “sun kissed body” is hotter than the peeling lobster look. It’s easy to keep a travel-size sunscreen with you and to toss on a hat to keep your head cool and hide your sweaty hair. Dry shampoo is a great option for a quick touch-up and to refresh your look if you aren’t a fan of hats.
Being out in the sun all day can dehydrate you pretty quickly. You can either bring a bottle of water with you or grab a bottle from any convenience store along the way. Just keep one with you all the time and sip away. Keeping hydrated will also keep you cooler.
On parade day, be prepared. Bring with you some light snack like protein bars, almonds, peanut butter and a pack of gum to tie you over. It’s easy to pack light and stay looking your best post-parade without having to go home for a complete refresh. Here are some essentials you can easily stash in a small bag.
Dermalogica Agesmart Antioxidant Hydramist will quench your skins thirst with its instant flash of hydration. The antioxidants will create a barrier to help protect against free radical damage, which will prevent premature aging. Powered with rose and clove extracts it will leave the skin feeling refreshed. Mist the toner on face, chest or back through out the day as needed.
Keeping your lips looking full and hydrated is easy with Dermalogica Agesmart Renewal Lip Complex. This yummy lip treatment will melt on your lips and plump up any fine lines keeping lips feeling soft and ready for anything.
At the end of the night it does not matter where you end up, you still want to cleanse before bed. PreCleanse Wipes are travel friendly that use soothing Apricot oil and are alcohol free. These wipes are easy and quick to use, no excuse to have a dirty face!
Dark circles, puffiness is a common concern with many men especially during pride with the long nights and lack of sleep, keep Dermalogica Agesmart Age Reversal Eye Complex with you all week. Apply every night to wake up with bright, flirty eyes.
There you have it! You can find all your pride week skincare at Bare Essentials Skin Bar located on 790 Richards Street, Vancouver under the L’Hermitage Hotel. If you’re headed to Wreck Beach, you can get a free limited edition Demalogica beach bag when you purchase some of these fabulous skincare essentials (while quantities last).