Here Comes the Sun: 5 Beauty Products to Save Your Skin This Summer
Sun-worshippers, beach babes, and salt water goddesses unite. It’s time to embrace the sexy Summer months without spoiling your skin. Here’s how:
1. SPF SPF SPF!
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it from every skincare expert. Because the sun is the biggest extrinsic aging factor, sun protection is your best weapon against aging. Whether concerned with wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (dark spots), or laxity, not to mention cancer, UV exposure is contributing to our beauty woes.
MUST: Broad-spectrum protection against both UV-A and UV-B Every Day, rain or shine with a minimum SPF of 30.
Incorporate it in your daily moisturizer and you’re one and done!
TRY: PCA Skin Protecting Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 30
2. Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum
This powerhouse antioxidant is especially beneficial in the summer when we are exposed to increased UV exposure, but is a must year-round at any age. This antioxidant fightsfree radical damage in the skin, preventing cellular deterioration, brightens skin, reduces inflammation and irritation, and promotes collagen production.
TRY: Intraceuticals Vitamin C+3 Booster
3. Add Moisture with Hyaluronic Acid
This miracle ingredient can hold 1000 times its molecular weight binding moisture to the skin. This is not a harsh acid as the name implies, but a nourishing hydrator. Found in serums and moisturizers, hyaluronic acid adds moisture without adding oil so it’s perfect for all skin types including oily and acneic.
Hydrafacial Antiox+ $79.99
4. Thorough Cleansing…Day AND Night!
We’ve all had those long days or wild nights where we just want to crash! Before you let your head hit the pillow, wash your face. Because our skin repairs itself at night, it’s a must to remove makeup, the daily environmental “gunk”, and remember that SPF? That needs to come off too! Too late and are already in bed? Stash a pack of facial wipes in the nightstand and you’ll wake up to clearer healthy skin.
TRY: Clarisonic Cleansing Brush 6x-11x more effective than washing with hands alone depending on the model used.
“The patented Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing Brush uses a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to deeply cleanse the skin far more effectively, yet more gently, than traditional superficial cleansing or simple rotating brushes.”
Clarisonic Mia 1 $99
5. Gentle Exfoliation
Summer is the time to halt intensive exfoliation methods like advanced chemical peels and retinols. These make the skin more photo-sensitive. READ: will make you burn more easily! A gentle enzyme or low percentage AHA like hydrating lactic acid is your go to for radiant skin. Incorporate AHAs in your cleanser for gentle daily skin renewal and use a papaya enzyme weekly as an in-home facial treatment.
Jan Marini Skin Zyme Mask