Keep Oily Skin In Check With the Summer Humidity

When you have oily skin, hot and humid weather can really stand in the way of your fabulousness, making your pores seem larger than normal and making it harder to keep breakouts in check. This summer has been particularly humid and if you’re battling a sticky skin situation, it may be time to change up your routine with some oil-absorbing products to save your skin. Check out some of our beauty picks for to combat oil this summer.

The first step you want to take is making sure your cleanser is really working for you. Gel, foam and clay formulas are great for oily skin and Planet Beauty has a great selection to choose from. Murad’s Pore Reform Daily Cleansing Foam is a great choice for oily/combination skin because it tightens and tones pores without excessively drying your skin. The combination of ingredients which include Pomegranate and Witch Hazel help remove oils from your skin while providing antioxidant benefits. If your skin tends to breakout, Dermalogica’s Clearing Skin Wash from their Medibac line is a great option, as well. Salicylic Acid works to unclog impurities and congestion with natural exfoliation, preventing future breakouts from occurring. If you happen to love and use GLAMGLOW, Planet Beauty now carries their mud to foam cleansers.  The SUPERCLEANSE Daily Clearing Cleanser is packed with amazing ingredients to keep your skin looking radiant. K17 and Mediterranean Clays work together to detox, balance and refine the texture of your skin.  A Black Cumin Seed Extract offers antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, which help keep your skin clear from breakouts and clogged pores.

Our August Beauty Picks Are All About Your Skin

Planet Beauty’s August Beauty Picks are in and this month, it’s all about your skin! Caring for your skin is always important and we’re putting the spotlight on two of our beloved brands to get you through the last month of summer.

Whether you’re looking for a new skincare regimen, planning a vacation or looking for a special gift, Dermalogica has just what you need with their skincare travel kits. If you’ve never tried Dermalogica and have always wanted to, the travel kits are the perfect way to start a new skincare regimen. Customized for every skin type, there is a kit for everyone to choose from. These travel-sized kits also make it easy for you to toss in your suitcase for traveling. For anyone who enjoys the gift of beauty, this makes a wonderful present for the skincare junkies in your life.  If you’re unsure what kit best suits you, stop by your local Planet Beauty and ask for a sample or make an appointment for a face-mapping session. Dermalogica’s face-mapping technique helps you pinpoint your problem areas and pick out the best products for your skin type and condition. As we end the summer and make our way into fall, this is a great way to revamp your beauty routine.

Find Your Perfect Sunscreen this Summer

If you’re wearing sunscreen properly, then by summer’s end, you should have to replace your favorite bottle, tube or powder. One of the things I find when I’m making recommendations on the sales floor is that my customers just aren’t wearing the right amount of sunscreen to stay protected against damaging UV rays. This is mainly in part to the fact they just haven’t found one they absolutely love applying. If this sounds a little bit like you, you may just need a little help finding the right sunscreen that bests suits you. With so many different formulas out there, it can make choosing the right product more stressful than it needs to be. I thought I’d break down some of my favorite sunscreen products to help you find the right one.

If you wear foundation, re-applying a sunscreen lotion won’t be happening. This doesn’t mean you should be satisfied with the small SPF your foundation has, especially if you’re looking to spend time outdoors. Powdered sunscreens make re-applying so much easier, plus it helps keep your makeup looking fresh. Colorscience, jane iredale cosmetics, Peter Thomas Roth and Eminence all carry sunscreen in powder form. The perfect addition to your makeup bag or tote, you’ll actually enjoy the re-applying process. A powdered sunscreen is also a perfect option for anyone with oily skin who dreads using lotion formulas.

Top Beauty Essentials You Need On Your Honeymoon

If you're planning your honeymoon, then I'm sure you're going back and forth about what products you absolutely need. On one hand, you want to enjoy your romantic getaway without much fuss. On the other hand, you want to look and feel fabulous. If you're unsure what to pack, I have eight honeymoon must-haves that you shouldn't leave without.

1. Coola Sport Spray SPF 30 in Pina Colada: Regardless of your destination, chances are, you're going to be spending some time outdoors. Keep your skin protected with this easy-to-apply sunscreen that smells like a pina colada on the beach. Made with 97% certified organic ingredients, this sunscreen will protect, hydrate and cool your skin upon application.

2. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue: Ditch your heavy foundation and opt for this multi-tasking lightweight gel cream. Marine Botanicals keep your skin hydrated, while a non-chemical SPF 30 protects against UVA/UVB rays. Whether you want a sheer or medium coverage, this is a must-have for the ultimate, woke-up-like-this look.

3. Jane Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain: Get that beautiful flushed look with this beauty must-have. Another multi-tasker, you can leave the blush at home and use this on both your lips and cheeks. Available in rose or peach, you can choose the tone that best works for you.

4. Alterna Sheer Blossom Dry Shampoo: Your honeymoon is a prime time to rock that 2nd day hair and this dry shampoo will never disappoint. It absorbs oil and residue while giving you body and texture. The Sheer Blossom scent is lightweight and feminine.

In the spirit of Summer, We Share Our Must-Haves!

Summer officially starts this Sunday and I'm sharing our personal must-haves to beat the heat and stay gorgeous all season long! I talked with some of our top employees about our tried and true products for the summer season and our beauty picks will have you covered from head to toe. Whether you're looking for the best faux tan, body lotion or sunscreen, Planet Beauty has something for everyone. 

Narrowing down my top 3 must-haves was hard, but my hair and skin are the areas I chose to focus on the most. One of the most common concerns I hear from customers is that they don't have time to reapply their sunscreen. Luckily, brands like Colorscience and jane iredale have made it a little easier to keep your skin protected all summer. What's easier than a sunscreen you can lightly dust over your face throughout the day? Not only do you avoid the goopy mess of regular sunscreen, but you can wear it over your makeup, too. 

One of the best things about summer is sporting beachy, textured hair without worry. Both Pureology and Alterna Haircare have styling products that help keep your style looking beautiful while protecting your hair from damage and fading. What goes better with beachy hair than a beautiful tan? Before you spend hours under the sun, try some of Planet Beauty's top-selling self-tanners. I promise you, no one will know the difference.

Check out our summer must-haves and share your own! We want to know what products you love and need to get you through the summer. 


Spoil Mom With These Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is right around the corner and if you're still searching for gift ideas, look no further. Planet Beauty has something for every mom, whether she's into the best anti-aging devices or hottest new fragrances. If you want to give your mom the gift of beauty, check out some of our top picks for Mother's Day gifts.

1. Clarisonic Pedi: If your mom is making an appointment for the nail salon every 2-3 weeks, she'll love the Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System. The ideal gift for the mom who loves to take care of her pretty feet, this device will help exfoliate rough, dry skin for sandal-ready feet 24/7. With 3 different speeds to choose from, she can customize her foot care regimen. With summer right around the corner, this gift idea will get so much use. (If she's not really into her feet, then you can't go wrong with a regular Clarisonic Cleansing Brush.)

2. NuFACE Trinity: If you really want to spoil your mom this Mother's Day, give her the gift she'll never expect. This award-winning skincare device improves the facial contour while smoothing and toning skin with microcurrent technology. For the mom who wants to feel her best without surgical procedures, this is one amazing gift she will thank you for all year long. 

5 Earth-Friendly Skincare Products to Celebrate Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day and whether you plan to recycle, use less water or plant a tree, every little gesture will go a long way to preserve our environment. You can also be conscientious of Mother Nature when it comes to your everyday purchases, as well. If you plan on stopping by your local Planet Beauty today, then I invite you to try some of our favorite skincare products from some of our Earth-friendly lines. 

Soothing Cleansing Milk by Dr. Hauschka: This multi-use cleansing product gently removes makeup and dirt from skin before cleansing. Formulated with Anthyllis, Jojoba and Almond Oil, this cleansing milk can be used daily as a cleanser for sensitive skin and gentle shaving lotion. 

Repairative Moisturizer by Tata Harper: Let's be honest. Whether you were dealing with the harsh winter snow storms back east or bracing the drought here in the west, your skin felt drier than normal. This silky and rich moisturizer not only helps hydrate your skin, but it plumps it up and keeps it looking youthful for a dewy, healthy finish. 

April Beauty Must-Haves

Planet Beauty has chosen their April beauty picks and I know you're going to love them! The spring season is all about showing off great skin and hair and these two beauty must-haves will help you accomplish that. 

Keeping the ends of your hair healthy isn't always easy, especially during the warmer months of the year due to our higher level of outdoor activity. Whether you're tossing your hair up for that spin class or taking surfing lessons before summer, all that friction can really do some damage on your ends, making your hair look dry and frayed. To keep your ends looking healthy, pick up a tube of Schwarzkopf's BC Hairtherapy Repair Rescue Sealed Ends. If this beauty-must have is already a staple in your beauty routine, then kudos to you! If it's not, you have to give this award-winning product a try. This lightweight super cream helps prevent split ends and breakage. If you plan to lighten up your hair this season, you'll definitely want this handy. Using just a small amount on your ends will help keep your hair smoothed and relaxed. Panthenol and Amino Cell Rebuild technology keep your hair moisturized and healthier. For a limited time, Planet Beauty will be offering Sealed Ends in a bonus size, so stop in and grab this beauty bargain. If your hair is really damaged, I suggest pairing Sealed Ends with Schwarzkopf's Repair Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner. 

Pick-Me-Ups To Get You Through This Week

If you're struggling to get through the week because of the time change, you're not alone. Even though it's only an hour, it can really throw you off. Since there's nothing we can do about our lost time, I'm inviting you to try some wonderful beauty pick-me-ups to get you through the week. 

1. Glamglow Brightmud Eye Treatment: If losing an hour of sleep is making you look and feel more tired, brighten up your under eye area with this amazing eye treatment. Reduce dark circles and puffiness with Caffeine, Peppermint and Ectoin. All this eye treatment requires is three minutes of your time and voila--eyes will look refreshed!

2. bareMinerals Well Rested CC Eye Primer:  If you need a little extra help covering dark circles this week, pick up a Well-Rested CC Eye Primer from bareMinerals. A color-correcting primer, this little miracle tube helps cool and recharge the under eye area with a mineral blend, caffeine and aloe, revitalizing tired eyes. 

3. Ahava Eucalyptus Mineral Bath Salt: Pamper yourself midweek with a therapeutic bath with Ahava. Relieve tension and get energized with 100% natural Dead Sea Salts and eucalyptus oils. Your mind, body and soul will be recharged. 

Anti-aging Treatments at Home With NuFace

The fight against aging can be an arduous one. From searching for the perfect skincare regimen to the best kind of anti-aging diet, it can all feel feel overwhelming. While it may seem like the only option is to go under the knife, I'm here to reassure you that it isn't. At-home skincare devices are so advanced these days that surgery is no longer the only option for youthful skin. The beauty industry has been buzzing for years with at-home treatments because of their cost, effectiveness and safety. The NuFace Trinity has been featured on Good Morning America, Ellen, Dr. Oz and magazines like Allure, InStyle and Marie Claire for its anti-aging power.

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