It’s officially spring! In Arizona, that means our triple digit temps are just weeks away. But don’t wait until then to protect yourself from sun damage.

Protect yourself
Now that warmer weather has you showing more skin, make sure your delicate skin is covered with protective sunscreen. We LOVE our product from Dr. Obagi’s new ZO line of skincare products complete with SPFs. The Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 is composed of natural melanin, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to provide broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. The product was designed to smooth and prime skin prior to make-up application, resulting in an even overall look.

Give it time

Remember to apply not only this product but any sun protection product about 30 minutes before you go out into the sun. This allows the product to fully absorb into the skin’s multiple layers, allowing it to work more effectively than if you apply it immediately before going outside.

Reapply often

Sunscreen is not a “one and done”process. Reapplication is crucial to ensuring you’re skin is protecting for the entire time you’re skin is exposed to the sun. Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours after the initial application and especially after swimming and/or toweling off.
Apply every day
Don’t save sunscreen for a day at the beach. You should apply SPF lotion every single day and reapply it often if you are out in the sun a lot.
Cover up
Despite the fabulous weather, cover up! A little… If you’re going to be in the sun for an extended period of time, wear a big sun hat or a visor, sunglasses and a thin, airy long sleeve blouse or wrap.
Stay hydrated
In addition to drinking lots of water in warmer weather, keep your skin from drying out by applying a high-quality body lotion immediately after you shower and before you go to bed at night. Carry a travel-size lotion for caring for dry hands, elbows and knees while you’re out and about.

Make a statement this spring with your makeup and hairstyle. Go through your vanity and clear out the expired products and start fresh with a fun new color palette.

Bold rosy red lips
Forget natural and nude! Perk up your pucker with a burgundy, rosy pink, coral-orange or any bright shade that complements your skin tone. Remember to keep the rest of your makeup fairly subtle for a daytime look. But feel free to accentuate those bold lips with dramatic eyeliner come nighttime.
Eyeliner for night and day (and try white!)
As for that eyeliner, all types of eyeliner styles are in this season. Go for a smoldering smudged look or a winged line for a defined “cat-eye.” If you dare, try the white eyeliner trend, which can actually make the eyes look brighter and bigger.
Thick, lush lashes
Bat some long, thick lashes this spring by using a lengthening and thickening mascara or growing your own thicker, longer lashes with one of our lash-enhancing procedures.
Au natural eyebrows
Put down those tweezers! A fuller, more natural looking eyebrow is in for spring so fight the urge to over-manicure those bushy brows this season. If you have thin brows, fill them in with a matching pencil to create a fuller look.
Bold color
Blue and green hues aren’t just for the Leprechaun and Easter eggs. Using a thick bold colored pencil, draw a bold streak across your upper eye or, for a subtler look, along your upper lash line.
Rainbow clip-ins or hair color
You don’t want to look like Rainbow Bright (or your teenage daughter), but peek-a-poo color in your hair is still super-hot this spring. Think pink for blondes and blues and purples for brunettes. If you don’t want to commit to bold color, try hair chalk on for size!
Fresh-faced glow
Ditch heavy foundation in favor of light BB cream, which offers coverage while letting your natural glow shine through.
Deep side parts
Bye, bye center part. Say hello to the deep side part, which models have been rocking on the spring runways.
You be you