Summer is by far the harshest season for your complexion. Sun, chlorine or salty seawater can take revenge on even the most beautiful skin and quickly turn it to splotchy, weathered and rough. Here are some helpful tips for how you can prevent summers assault on your skin.
Make sure you switch from your daily sunblock to something more substantial.
My favorite is SkinCeutical’s Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50. Besides the regular one that makes your skin slightly white caused by high zinc content, they make the tinted version that is excellent and water resistant for up to 40 minutes! An equally outstanding sunscreen is Solar Defense’s Tizo 2 & 3 SPF 40. It’s a mineral sunblock that is great for sensitive skin. Another favorite by Solar Defense is their SPF 60 Tinted Concealer, which contains color solution so you can customize to achieve perfect skin color (you can completely avoid using make-up with this particular product). It has medium to heavy coverage and its mineral base will prevent you from breaking out. Other excellent sun blocks to consider are: Blue Lizards SPF 50 Sport, Vanicream Sunscreen for sensitive skin SPF 60 and Vanicream Sunscreen Sport SPF 35. Don’t forget to always carry your sunblock in your glove department or purse and apply it on your hands, chest and generally any area where you want to avoid sun damage and aging to occur.
Daily Vitamin C serums are an absolute must in order to prevent free-radical damage throughout the day.
My favorite by far is CE and Ferulic Acid by SkinCeuticals. This is an excellent anti-oxidant combination that delivers advanced protection against photo aging and neutralizes free radicals. Since this serum is slightly sticky, make sure you always follow with your daily moisturizer or apply sun block directly over it.
Daily moisturizers should be equally prepared to fight environmental damage throughout the day.
Olga Lorencin Skin Care's Intense Moisturizer with Peptides, recommended for dry and mature skin, is a multi-purpose cream and an anti-aging powerhouse. Targeting symptoms such as wrinkles, dehydration, sun damage, sagging and loss of firmness, this nourishing cream penetrates deeply for a firmer, more youthful and luminous appearance. For normal to oily skin, try Olga Lorencin Skin Care's Weightless Moisturizer. Absorbent on contact, this anti-aging, oil-free, non-comedogenic, gel-cream boosts moisture content of skin and diminishes signs of aging.
Do not forget sun-protective clothing — from rash guards to hats!
Coola Sun Care is one of my favorite eco-friendly, sun-protecting companies. If you’re going on a beach vacation, Coola is an absolute must! Great for adults and kids alike.