Do you know what’s the worst? What’s the worst is when a member or instructor comes into the studio sporting a bright red and painful sunburn. It’s inevitable that it happens from time-to-time, right? You get stuck somewhere without enough sun protection (or worse, you opt not to use any at all – shame!), or maybe you’re the mom who slathers her kid up, but forgets to put it on herself until it’s WAY too late. Either way, with the 4th of July drawing us all outside to beaches, pools, and all-day celebrations, we thought it would be good to re-address the importance of sun protection.
Think about it – you spend all this time and effort to keep your body healthy and fit here with us at Studio Barre, you try to eat healthy (especially if you’ve ever done one or more of our nutrition challenges!), and the vibe in the studio is always positive and uplifting. We’re improving ourselves mentally and physically, from the inside out, so wouldn’t you want to take some simple steps to protect the outside as well?!?! Here are some great facts you need to know…
Consider a fabulous spray tan instead of baking away in the sun. Your Studio Barre instructors certainly do! In fact, our very own Meredith owns Bella Bronze, a fabulous travelling spray tan service. She’ll come right to your home so that you never have to walk out the door feeling pale! But REMEMBER that a fake tan, either via spray or bottle, DOES NOT protect you from the sun. You have to be just as diligent with the sun protection, even when you look tan!
So what products do we like? Stores like Sprouts, Whole Foods, and Jimbos carry some really terrific organic, PABA-free options. But what we’re really stoked about right now is a skin protection line from COOLA (www.coolasuncare.com). COOLA products are made with up to 97% certified organic ingredients, sourced with a Farm-to-Face philosophy. What does this mean? It means that ingredients are sourced locally, and brought in for processing in their most complete, organic states. Want to try it? You can find COOLA skin protection products at Ulta in the Prestige Skincare selection, as well as many hotels and spas. There’s a product finder tool right on the web site where you can enter your zip code. We searched and found it at La Costa Resort, which is right around the corner! You can also order it online, which is super convenient.
So we hope not to see any post-beach sunburns walking through our doors. We want our clients (and instructors) looking and feeling young and beautiful, and of course skin cancer free!