Thursday, June 22, 2017

Must-Have Beauty Products For Summer

By Alyssa Weiss

It's official. Summer is here! And if you're anything like me, you will be spending endless hours out East soaking up the sun. Whether sitting on the beach, running errands, barbecuing, hiking or just day dreaming, you cannot forget how important it is to protect your skin from the elements during the day, and then nourish it later that evening. Here are some of my favorite products that will do just that (from head to toe) all summer long.

FOR FACE
A sunscreen that will protect your skin from the elements is a must as the sun accelerates the skin's aging process. For my face, I love Institut Esthederm Bronz Repair Sunscreen For Face SPF 15. This French cult favorite is high tech, anti-aging sun care that enables you to enjoy the benefits of the sun without experiencing its harmful effects. There's real science behind this line of bio-cosmetics that takes a completely different approach to sun care. It works with aging skin's biology and the sun's properties, instead of against these factors, enabling your skin to protect itself from the elements.

Institut Esthederm's sun care products are, bar none, the best you can find on the market. And because of active ingredients like beeswax and rice bran oil that moisturize and nourish skin, containing anti-free radical properties, Bronz Repair can be used as your daily anti-aging moisturizer all summer long.

FOR BODY
Institut Esthederm Sun Care Oil Extreme Sun is the best sun care for body I have found and also doubles as a luxurious body care oil all year long. It ensures safe prolonged sun exposure in severe conditions, including the intense tropical sun. It allows a deep, intense natural tan to develop without any harmful UV damage. Sun Care Oil Extreme is formulated with UV in-Cellium Technology to protect the skin from the inside by strengthening its self-defense systems. This hi-tech sunscreen is extremely moisturizing and can be used to protect hair from the harmful rays of the sun as well, making it a multi-tasking sun care dynamo.

FOR EYES
During the summer months, our eye area is usually in need of a little more than just a great under-eye cream. Consider Institut Esthederm Lift & Repair Eye Contour Lift Patches your mother's little helper.

This treatment contains caffeine, sodium hyaluronate (the same active ingredient found in injectables) and algae extract to wake up your eyes from the inside out. You won't believe the difference ten minutes make. They are perfect for après airplane travel or for transitioning from work/beach activities to nighttime play. They are an instant eye opener!

FOR HAIR
If you plan on sitting out in the sun, playing outdoor sports or even hiking, Christophe Robin Moisturizing Hair Oil with Lavender is a must. Fact: Your hair and scalp can burn in the sun. This leave-in hair treatment contains SPF 6 to protect your crown from getting scorched and moisturizes your hair in the process.

It even provides for a convenient way to style your hair while on the beach or by the pool that keeps it off your face.

I apply it in sections and then braid my hair. For short hair just apply and slick hair back. Trés chick! When you wash it out at the end of the day, your hair will feel silky, smooth and nourished.

APRES SUN
Remember to treat your skin to some extra added tender loving care especially after a day outdoors or in the sun. Cosmetics 27 Baume 27 is cooling and calming and is great as an après sun moisturizer.

During the summer, this balm is particularly well suited as a restorative and reparative nighttime face cream. It quite literally slows down the oxidation or aging process as it protects against free radicals, one of the main causes of aging. Don't forget to massage into your décolleté as well.

NOT JUST LIP SERVICE
Be sure to pick up B. Kamins Laboratories SPF 20 Lip Balm. In extreme cold, wind or sun, lips are usually the first body part to suffer. Just a few minutes of exposure to extreme weather can lead to days of chapped, cracked lips. Reapply your lip balm frequently to keep your lips comfortable and protected all day and night.