Keeping up with appearances involves more than just maintaining a well-stocked medicine cabinet. Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Every month, my inbox is overflowing with questions on everything from polish to perfume.
Below, I tackle two of your latest inquires:
Q: Dear Tara, I am seeking a great summer fragrance and I don’t know where to start. I want something sophisticated, but nothing too intense. Any ideas?
A. You’re right in seeking a fresh substitute for your heavy wintertime scents – in the warmer months, they’re totally out of place. Still, you don’t have to resort to smelling like a resort just because it’s suddenly sunny. Stay sophisticated yet soft with a juicy herbal fragrance like A Perfume Organic’s Green. It’s citrus-y and soothing and not at all cloying or expected. Think a fresh hike in the woods versus a day at the beach. I love dabbing a bit behind the knees on warm summery nights.
Q. I need a great sunscreen for my kids that will stay on during a day at the beach. Any suggestions?
A. Of course! Right now I am loving Episencial’s Sunny Sunscreen. It’s a totally kid-friendly formula free of chemicals and toxins. Plus, it doesn’t leave behind any white residue and works for both face and body. Beeswax and shea butter do an amazing – and natural – job of water protection to boot.
Got beauty questions? Send them in and I’ll answer in a future column.