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Summer Skin

Summer means summer vacation, sunshine, beaches, dresses, shorts, sleeveless tops, open toed shoes and bathing suits and flip flops… And humidity, sweating, and other beauty challenges. Here is how to stay looking fresh and perfect all summer long:

  1. Switch to a gel–based cleanser to get rid of all traces of sweat and to avoid clogged pores; the Alchimie Forever Excimer Purifying Facial Cleanser is perfect.
  2. Take cooler showers, which will tighten pores, stimulate circulation, and give your hair some added shine.
  3. Switch to a lighter moisturizer. While humidity can be awful for hair, it truly is wonderful for skin. Skin will absorb some of the moisture in the air, and as such, most skin types can benefit from a lighter moisturizer during the warmer months. The Alchimie Forever Yttrium Protective Morning Cream is particularly ideal and leaves a very matte finish on the skin.
  4. Sunscreen is a must. Indeed, while sunscreen is a must every day, it is a MUST when out by the beach, the pool, or the river. My dermatologist father recommends sun care products by La Roche Posay. He also recommends avoiding the sun between 11 am and 3 pm, and to be particularly careful when in the water, as sun gets reflected and is then twice a dangerous.
  5. Don’t forget your lips – they too are prone to sunburn. Whatever sunscreen you apply on the face, don’t avoid your lips or lip contours. And make sure you use a lip balm that contains an SPF. As for color, in summer, I like a little more color… brighter lipstick (pinks, corals, reds) is a must. Treat yourself to one like IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Butter – In Love.
  6. Don’t forget your eyes – sunglasses will help protect your eyes from the sun, and will help prevent squinting, which leads to wrinkles.
  7. Shorter dresses and arm–baring tops mean that I am particularly conscious of my body. Remember your body. Aging doesn’t stop at the jaw line – indeed, my father (before Norah Ephron in I Feel Bad about My Neck) always told me to look at a woman’s neck and décolleté to determine her age. Our faces lie… our necks tell the truth! Extend that to arms, legs, and feet. Think of Alchimie Forever Alexandrite Firming Gel for Neck and Bust.
  8. Remember that we sweat more in hot and humid weather, so our body needs more hydration. Remember to drink a lot of water.

Happy bathing suit season!


  


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