Like surfer tunes and summer blockbusters, radiant skin has always been a summer staple in Southern California. Luckily, these days, there are many healthier ways to get your glow on than laying out in the hot, hot sun.
Achieving flawless summer skin combines healthy skincare habits with amped up sun protection. Chances are you are already wise to the damaging effects of UV rays, which means it’s a good idea to step up your anti-aging protection in the warmer months, too.
Maintaining that golden glow may take a little effort up front, but with a few simple steps, you can keep your skin well nourished, hydrated, and protected all season long. Get ready to enjoy beautiful summer skin with this easy checklist:
For a natural looking, sun-free tan, St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse. Simply apply this lightweight, quick-drying formula for a lasting glow – without that new-tan smell.
hot tip: FOR AN EVEN FINISH, ALWAYS APPLY YOUR SELF-TANNER WITH THE ST. TROPEZ TAN APPLICATOR MITT. BONUS: IT KEEPS YOUR FINGERS STAIN-FREE, TOO!
Perfect the sunkissed look with the BY TERRY Terrybly DensilissSun Glow Blur Bronzing Serum, which offers a flawless, sheer tan with anti-aging benefits. Make sure to whisk away imperfections around the eyes with the BY TERRY Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush, available in Beige, Porcelain and Cream shades.
Turn back the initial signs of aging with the Caudalie VINE[ACTIV] line. This four-step regimen includes the Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum, which protects skin from everyday aggressors like pollution and stress, while visibly smoothing wrinkles and restoring a healthy glow.
Don’t make the painful mistake of missing a spot when applying sunscreen. Beef up your sun protection with the Avène Hydrating Sunscreen Balm SPF 50+, made for sensitive areas like the eye contour, lips, nose, ears, and scars. Packed with antioxidants, this lightweight balm offers powerful protection for delicate skin.
Extra protection. Chapped hands and lips are not just a winter problem. Sun, sand and surf can wreak havoc on these areas in the summer months, too. Designed to improve the skin’s moisture, elasticity and tone, the Rilastil Hand and Lip Care line offers year-round relief and protection to these high-profile parts:
Made with hydrating shea butter, the Rilastil Repairing Hand Cream moisturizes, nourishes and protects all skin types, leaving hands soft and velvety. It is even suitable for hands with very sensitive skin.
hot tip: KEEP AN EXTRA TUBE OF REPAIRING HAND CREAM IN YOUR BAG, SO YOU CAN REAPPLY THROUGHOUT THE DAY FOR CONSTANT HEALING MOISTURE.
The Rilastil Lipstick combats dryness with nourishing ingredients to help soften and protect your pout. Formulated with shea butter and schizandra chinensis extract, it moisturizes and protects lips while maintaining tone and elasticity.
For very dry lips, the Rilastil Repairing Lip Balm offers an intensive smoothing treatment that restores moisture and elasticity while providing a protective layer. This restoring balm is made with argan oil to repair cracked lips and vitamin E to restore and maintain hydration.
hot tip: HEALING LIP PRODUCTS LIKE REPAIRING LIP BALM DO DOUBLE-DUTY AS A CUTICLE TREATMENT! JUST MASSAGE A LITTLE INTO EACH NAIL BED IN THE EVENING BEFORE YOU GO TO SLEEP.