Um…it’s really hot up here in Redding. Like, today the high was about 106 degrees, and everyone kept saying, “At least it wasn’t too hot today.”
Because it seems that way when the forecast for tomorrow calls for 113.
At least it’s a dry heat.
I went for a run outside around the neighborhood this morning at around 10 a.m., and it felt like I was being microwaved (it was already 90-something by 10).
Even the wind — not helpful — like being blasted by a giant dryer.
I’m trying to take advantage/make the most of the dry air to test a few moisturizing products, like a bottle of Clark’s Botanical Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist ($45 for a 3.4-ounce spray bottle), which I’ve been carrying around all day.
It’s a moisturizing mist made with Swiss apple stems and algae (also good for soothing sunburns). You can spray it on bare skin or atop makeup, and it dries to a matte finish.
I love the light apple scent, and it really does seem to add some much-needed moisture to my thirsty cheeks.
Also, after my shower this morning I used Orico London’s Superico Omega Rich Body Oil ($40 for a 3.4-ounce bottle), a hydrating body oil with a blend of sunflower seed, rosehip, flaxseed and bergamot oils, and Vitamin E. It has a light, relaxing sandalwood scent, and the formula doesn’t feel sticky or heavy.
Oh, yeah — about the heat again, I noticed this morning on my run that the sun seems REALLY bright out here, like the earth is closer to the sun or something than it is in the Bay Area.
I don’t know…
I feel like I’ve been squinting all day long, and the skin around my eyes needs some TLC.
Hopefully these Rejuvenal-C Orange Eye Pads ($5 for 5 pairs of pads, so 10 pads total) help. They contain chamomile, green tea, orange and Vitamen C.
I’m gonna give ‘em a try tomorrow. The directions say to just set one pad on each eye, lay back and relax for 10-30 minutes.
Dude, I can get behind that!
You can also use them on your cheeks, chin and other parts of your face. For maximum relaxation, store them in the fridge to keep ‘em nice and cold.