I bet all of us set goals for summertime, whether it’s to get our bodies beach ready, prepare for the wedding season, graduations, finally grow the perfect garden, or host a party to celebrate our favorite sports teams, or simply spend more time with family.
What about me? Well, my personal plans and goals include attending a friend’s wedding; enjoying the outdoors while making sure my skin doesn’t completely roast in the sun; get out of my neutral rut and finally incorporate more color into my beauty routine; start eating healthier and lose 10 lbs; congratulate my husband’s cousin with her high school graduation, and his other cousin with graduating college; attend several Birthday parties; root for my favorite soccer team and maybe even host a game viewing party; visit family more often; work on a super-secret business project with my sister and more… So many plans!
In preparation for some of those goals I stopped by my local Walgreens to pick up a few healthy essentials, like sunscreen, moisturizing body lotion, and topical antibiotic to make my life a little easier during this busy season. If you are a Balance Rewards member, you can also score 3,000 bonus points for purchasing $15 worth of select Johnson&Johnson products. Those are some great savings!
Friend’s wedding is among my closest plans [it’s this upcoming weekend, actually], so I was looking for a cute outfit to wear. I needed something I would feel comfortable in, but at the same time appropriate for the occasion, so I decided to wear a sleeveless red dress. Part of the celebration will be outside, and since the dress will reveal my bare wintery-white legs and arms, I have to make sure my porcelain complexion doesn’t become lobster complexion. My sunscreen for the day has to be sweat-proof and easy to reapply, so I chose Neutrogena® Beach Defense® SPF 30. It provides broad-spectrum protection that will prevent my skin from sun burns and photo-aging; and its lightweight formula absorbs immediately without leaving a sticky layer behind. I will also spray it on my updo, because hair needs sun protection, too.
Knowing that I will have to spend all day wearing high heels, I figured it would be smart to also pick up a tube of Neosporin and some bandages, just in case I develop a blister. We all know, when that happens, the pain is the only thing we can think about.
After a long day in the sun, it’s always nice to pamper your skin with a moisturizing body lotion. On my shopping trip to Walgreens I picked up a bottle of Lubriderm® Daily Moisture Lotion to keep my skin nourished. I’ve been using a body oil before, but once the temperatures reach mid 90s, I think it’s time to switch to something lighter.
P.S.: If any of you are in Chicago, Miami or LA, you might be interested to know that there will be some fun events in select Walgreens stores that you and your family can enjoy. There will be live music, giveaways and product samples, autograph signing with former soccer player Germán Villa, sports injury prevention activities, and even free health checks valued at $100 provided by Walgreens.
- Chicago: 5158 N Lincoln Ave on 6/7 and on 5600 W. Fullerton Ave on 6/8
- Miami: 1751 Bonaventure Blvd in Westin on 6/21 and at 9675 NW 41st St. in Doral on 6/22
- Los Angeles: 98 Long Beach Blvd in South Gate on 6/28 and at 1625 West Sunset in Los Angeles on 6/29