Essential Summer Skin Protection
Published: March 2009
By Elizabeth Woodson
Whether you’re off to California or Capri, these seven essentials will keep you looking good wherever you roam.
Make your beauty routine beach-ready with these smart new products. Prolonged sun exposure calls for extra protection. Not only does the RéVive Filtre de Soleil SPF 45 shield against UVA and UVB rays but it also absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy or chalky residue. For your body, the Powerful Sun Protection Sunscreen cream from MD Skincare offers an SPF of 45—plus it helps guard against other environmental aggressors, like pollution. Soothe and repair your skin with After Sun Cellular Support Balm from Lancaster, a calming treatment. The last thing you want in a hot climate is a heavy moisturizer: AmorePacific Time Response Gel Creme is hydrating and lightweight. For added TLC, apply Guerlain’s Super Aqua-Serum under your moisturizer. Warm weather also calls for pared-down makeup. The T. LeClerc Sunflower Bronzer gives a natural-looking glow. And instead of mascara, opt for a lash stain, such as this one from Tarte; it conditions and is smudge-proof, even in high humidity.