Our guide to getting your skin summer ready
Summer officially starts this weekend – but tell that to New Yorkers, who have been sweltering in a heatwave all week. That humidity is no joke, let us tell you! There was barely a patch of grass in Central Park that wasn’t covered in a towel, picnic blanket, or one of those giant inflatable sausage beds. And if you were one of the humans lucky enough to get on the packed ferry to the beach, we’re only a tiny bit jealous.
Whatever you’re doing to beat the heat, we hope you do it beautifully, whether you’re chasing the sun or staying inside with the AC blasting.
This is our pick of products to get you summer ready … safely.
And if you happen to be in LA, we’d love to see your gorgeous face. We’re collaborating with doors. on a month-long pop-up on Melrose Ave, between May 28 and June 26. Come along to shop indie beauty brands, fashion, and art. Keep watching our social channels for full details.
Dry skin brushing is one of the best ways to cleanse the skin without removing the protective mantle of acids and oils. Used throughout history in all kinds of diverse cultures, it’s a preventative for dry skin and a way to exfoliate the body, simulating skin renewal. And once you’ve brushed off all those dead skin cells, you’re prepped for the perfect tan.
DRY BODY BRUSH, $10
An on-the-go, broad-spectrum SPF 50 that comes in an oil-free, PABA free, mess-free stick. Genius! Clear Day is packed with clean ingredients to protect skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Glide it over your face, neck, chest … and any other body part that may get a glimpse of the sun. Antioxidant-rich chamomile and vitamin E soothe, hydrate, and ward off signs of premature aging, while stabilized vitamin C brightens and renews skin (you know we LOVE a multitasker!).
CLEAR DAY BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50, $32
Brush on INIKA’s Baked Mineral Bronzer for an instant, smooched-by-the-sun radiance. Use it over your foundation or moisturizer, or just on its own for a beautifully natural-looking glow – without any of the ouch caused by the sun.
INIKA BAKED MINERAL BRONZER - SUNKISSED, $49
Sometimes we underestimate the sun’s power. That’s OK - you’ll get no judgment from us. But when you’re suffering from the pain of sunburn, reach for Skinergies’ After Sun Restorative Lotion to dramatically help soothe, restore, and rehydrate the skin. This magical product features a proprietary, scientifically developed blend of cutting-edge marine and botanical ingredients to ease the redness and heat associated with sunburn, as well as alleviating the damaging, longer-term effects of excessive sun exposure.
AFTER SUN RESTORATIVE LOTION, $45
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
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