Written and compiled by Jennifer Florendo

The colors are vibrant and spring is the perfect season to try new items including makeup and hair care. Listen to a podcast while relaxing outdoors in the Summer is the time to hit the open road, air and sand. Don’t get caught unprepared … here are our top trends to kick off your summer.

Skin Care

Skin Harmony Face Serum

This serum with estriol is formulated with ingredients that are specifically targeted for aging skin. Antioxidants protect and vitamin A addresses texture and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid moisturizes and sugar exfoliants will have your skin glowing. Apply this in an upward motion, follow with SPF and a moisturizer and your skincare regime will restore a more youthful appearance to your face.

$49.99, harmonyserum.com

Scalp Care

Phillip Kingsley Scalp Trio

The summer sun can wreak havoc on your hair and scalp. Give it a little summer lovin’ with this trio of wonder products. The Exfoliating Scalp Mask ($30) is an intensive anti-dandruff treatment that helps to soothe and clear the scalp of any flakes or irritation. Add in some of the Flaky Scalp Toner ($36) for a soothing leave-in, anti-flaking treatment that provides immediate relief. After you are done in the sun, apply the After Sun Scalp Mask ($30) to soothe your sunburnt scalp for long-lasting comfort.
All products are available at philipkingsley.com

Hair Care

The Kicker by Drybar

If you want to add soft texture to your hair for some gorgeous beachy waves, grab yourself a bottle of The Kicker. When used on dry hair, it instantly creates a piece-y textured look that is tousled and undone, yet incredibly perfect.

$26, available at the Drybar locations at Fashion Show, The Miracle Mile Shops and The Cosmopolitan

Summer Trip

Packing Cubes

Reorganize the way you pack for summer getaways with packing cubes. These containers keep clothes, shoes and accessories organized within your luggage, making it easy to unpack and repack just what you need when you hit your destination. Smaller-sized bags work perfectly for cosmetics and accessories while the larger squares and rectangles keep your clothes compact and fairly wrinkle free. Single bags and sets in a range of styles, sizes and colors, including one style with TSA locks, can be found on eBags.
Prices vary, ebags.com


Sweatcoin App

Getting rewarded for doing something you love is one of the best motivators. Now, with the Sweatcoin app, you can earn “sweatcoins” for every 1,000 steps you take outside. It is not yet set up for tracking indoor steps, which we understand can be hindered during the sweltering summer months. But if you are an early bird or a night owl, this is a great incentive to get outside and get moving. Sweatcoins can be redeemed in their store for gift cards, music, exercise classes, and more.
Download Sweatcoin from iTunes or Google Play for free.

Body Positive

Survey says…
The recent rise in social media usage and the pressure to be perfect is causing our society to suffer when it comes to loving ourselves. The Florida House Experience recently surveyed 1,000 men and women on a variety of personal topics from body positivity to confidence, mainstream media to selfies.

The results aren’t kind. Over 47% of women feel less confident about their bodies as they age. Understandably, things may not always be where

they once were and a few more wrinkles may have seemingly come out of nowhere.

For women, social media is the top factor for influencing how they feel about their bodies, television and movies. The perceptions of other people are the next-most important: first, their significant other; second, their family member; and lastly, themselves.

To learn more, please visit: fherehab.com/news/bodypositive.