With plenty of heat and humidity heading our way, it’s a good idea to invest in cosmetic products that will stay put in the face of moisture and high temperatures throughout the summer months. Whether you’ll be spending the summer lounging by the pool or traipsing along the hot city sidewalks, it’s always valuable to have makeup that’s lightweight, waterproof, and not prone to melting off your face.
Let’s start with the basics: foundation. In the heat of summer, liquid foundation can feel heavy and stifling. You also risk it running if you find yourself getting a litt
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Summer is the time to show some skin, but if your complexion is showing signs of previous sun indulgences, take care of that now. Fine lines, wrinkles and discolorations can be eliminated or minimized by the new crop of professional and at-home treatments. And once you have perfected your complexion, maintain it by protecting your skin everyday with an effective top-of-the line sunscreen. Here’s how to perfect and protect in two easy steps.
STEP 1: Erase signs of existing sun damage with radio frequency devices and/or topical treatments. These are two of our favorite options.
eTwo – This recently FDA-cleared aesthetic device focuses on facial rejuvenation with two unique treatments
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Ever try to buy just one skincare product at a beauty counter? It’s nearly impossible. Treatment products work in conjunction with each other and it’s very hard to choose a new moisturizer over a new exfoliator. Thankfully, the beautymakers have come up with a solution – kits – many of which offer a combination of full sized with travel sized products, allowing you to test out a full skincare regimen. “Some kits include a product to cleanse and prepare the skin before the application of a toner or collagen enhancer,” explains Kei Horton, a Fort Lauderdale-based esthetician. “The better ones include a resurfacing agent and serum, plus a day or night gel or cream.” Generally, k
Fun on the slopes can do the mind and body wonders, but for our skin, not so much. The high altitude, sub-zero temps, harmful UV rays and heat indoors can all take its toll on our skin.
“During harsh weather our skin requires much more moisture to maintain the skins protective barrier,” says New York City-based dermatologist Cheryl Karcher. “The humidity is lower, the cold wind is harsher and sun exposure is more than one thinks.”
Dry, cold climates can do damage to all skin types. Karcher explains that when in cool harsh weather conditions, it’s vital to maintain the skin’s natural moisture protective barrier. “That means protection during the day from the elemen