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There’s no escaping the summer heat, since we all have step outside eventually, right? It feels like a jungle out there, and it’s a fact that increased temperatures can have an impact on your skin. Dermatologist Dr. Deanne Mraz Robinson of Modern Dermatology of Connecticut in Westport shares the affects heat can have, and how to protect your skin this summer.
When we feel the sensation of heat on our skin, infrared-A (IRA) energy is to blame. “The sun emits many wavelengths of light, and while UVA and UVB rays are the most talked about, they only account for roughly 5 percent of what reaches us from the sun. IRA is invisible, but it accounts for approximately 50 percent of the ener
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Between sweat, humidity and environmental assaults encountered in the great outdoors, exercise can be tough on our skin. And while we don’t advocate wearing a full face of makeup while working out, there’s no reason to look like a hot mess either. As the wellness movement grows, we’ve seen the dawn an entirely new category of products designed specifically for use before, during and after active endeavors, and here are our picks…
CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Whether you’re hitting Pilates, Crossfit or just running errands around town, this lightweight foundation helps even out skin tone and disguise imperfections with medium coverage that stands up to sweat
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Between heat, humidity, swimming and inevitable sweating, we all need makeup that can stand up to the elements come summer. Since no one wants their makeup running down their face—or on their beach towel—these products will keep you sitting pretty no matter what Mother Nature has in store.
Oxygenetics Oxygenating Foundation
Few foundations can say they’re water-resistant (up to 90 minutes) with SPF 25, appropriate for all skin types and safe use after in-office procedures like laser treatments, chemical peels and minor surgery—but Oxygenetics can. The breathable gel-based formula is available in 14 blendable, buildable shades so virtually everyone can have flawless skin whether
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What did we do before vitamin C? For starters, we got scurvy (but that was a long time ago). As far as our skin is concerned, research began to shed light on the beneficial effects of this antioxidant back in the late 90s, and advances in technology have helped optimize potency, absorption and its visible anti-aging effects. Known to stimulate collagen production and brighten the complexion, liquid-based serums were the only way to give your skin its daily dose before SkinCeuticals introduced their groundbreaking Phloretin CF Gel in 2011. But today, these alternative vitamin C formulations are having their moment in the limelight.
Vitabrid C12 FACE Brightening Powder ($60)
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