1. Protect Your Pout
“The sun’s rays are drying on the delicate lip tissue,” Henriksen says. To keep your lips luscious like Penelope Cruz, start with a richly textured lip balm with an SPF 15 or higher and reapply regularly when outdoors. The La Prairie Ultra Protection Stick
) keeps lips hydrated, and can be used on the rest of your face to shield the sun’s rays.
2. Cool Off
"Keep a face mist in your ice chest so you can mist your face and body while on the beach," cosmetician Ole Henriksen, who works with Charlize Theron and Renee Zellweger, suggests.
3. Spritz Your Scalp
Long locks offer some shade from the sun, but the sensitive skin along your hairline and part still get bombarded with harmful UVA and UVB rays. “Use a sunscreen spray along your part. It’s harder for creams to be absorbed there, and you can still burn,” New York dermatologist Dr. Neil Sadick, who is a Global Medical Advisor for Dior Beauty, suggests.
4. Take a Cold Shower
Hot showers after sun exposure further dry skin—turn down the temperature and you’ll pick up a few added benefits. “A cool shower after excess sweating helps keep the skin unoccluded, decreasing acne breakouts,” Dr. Sadick says.
5. Sip Some Red Wine
White wine is refreshing in the summer, but red wine is healing. Resveratol, a naturally occurring phenol found in the skin of red grapes can decrease redness from acute sunburns. It has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. Cheers!
6. Powder Your Nose
Who wants to go through the hassle of washing your face and redoing your makeup each time you need to reapply sunscreen? To streamline the process, NYC dermatologist Pat Wexler suggests touching up with mineral makeup that contains SPF 50.
7. Wear a Wide Brim
A baseball cap won’t protect your face from sun coming at an angle. “Opt for a hat with a brim for full protection,” says Wexler. Kate Beckinsale, left, must have heard this tip before.
8. Slough Away Dry Skin
"One of the most effective ways to exfoliate during the summer is to use a scrub on dry skin before you shower," says New York dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf. "Pay special attention to knees and elbows. And finish with a rich body cream or oil within three minutes of toweling off."
9. Load Up On Melon
Cantaloupe is the melon of choice for beautiful summer skin, according to Dr. Nicholas Perricone, NYC antiaging dermatologist and proponent of treating skin from within. “The sweet delicious fruit is rich in antioxidants and delivers a unique hydration to the skin, resulting in a radiant complexion.” Facialist Kate Somerville, whose clients include Katy Perry, Jessica Alba and Katherine Heigl, likes watermelon in the summer months. “It can actually boost your SPF by several factors,” she says.
10. Love Your Legs
“The trick to great summer legs is to alter the way light reflects off the skin’s surface,” Dr. Hilary Reich, Noxema’s consulting dermatologist, explains. “Exfoliate first with a Sea Salt Scrub or a Clarisonic Brush. Then apply a Body Butter. For the final touch, rub on a leg shine.
11. Take of your Make Up at Night
Damone swears by this, as should you. Allow your skin to breath at night and make sure you wash off all the make up and oils that build up throughout the day! Your face will thank you!
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To a sexy Summer!