#SELOVES: Summer Skincare Essentials

On the cold days of winter, skincare is mostly focused on keeping moisturized. The temperatures are below zero, and the dry air is damaging (not to mention the chance of frostbite when it’s freezing outside). During the summer, the it’s best to avoid the sun’s harmful rays from burning – and, of course, aging – the skin. The end goal? Keeping the dermis deeply nourished when it’s ice cream-loving weather.

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Korres’ Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil is a powerful brightening oil infused with real rose petals, wild rose oil, and Super C (used to increase skin’s absorption of vitamin C by 1,000%). The ultra concentrated oil is rich in omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids, vitamins A and C, and provides significant antioxidant action while repairing fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin’s overall tone and texture. The Korres Wild Rose Brightening Targeted Tone Corrector is a daily serum designed to visibly correct discoloration and even out the skin’s tone. Enriched with targeted actives, pure vitamin C and wild rose oil, it reduces the size and intensity of skin pigmentation, discoloration – resulting in a more balanced complexion.

Needing a little more protection? There’s Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating Shield. It combines pollution and UV protection with Elizabeth Arden’s DNA Enzyme Complex to strengthen skin (not to mention containing Idebenone, the most powerful antioxidant – when applied topically, it helps with skin’s aging), keeping it hydrated, and features a universal tint and optical diffusers that are compatible with all skin tones and makeup products.

After keeping skin protected, it’s time to get a little colour… safely. The St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Tinted Body Lotion is an ultra-hydrating body lotion that gradually builds to create a healthy-looking, sun kissed glow. Easy to apply, it’s streak-free, quick-drying while delivering skin-perfecting coverage. Used daily –applied to clean, dry skin in an upward circular motion – to achieve a deepening tan, it doesn’t contain the “fake tan” scent and is clinically proven to hydrate the skin for up to 48 hours. Note: Exfoliate regularly to maintain the St. Tropez glow, allow four to eight hours before getting wet and make sure to wash the palms of your hands after application.

And for those who want to keep looking refreshed on those sizzling days of summer, there’s Bliss Triple Oxygen Radiance Restoring Mist. The all-in-one facial mist with CPR technology provides radiance, toning, and hydration, while protecting skin against environmental aggressors – the end result being one of a glow-y complexion. Two pluses: it’s ideal to keep hydrated while on planes, and can be refrigerated for an extra cooling sensation.

It’s time to get your skincare game on for summer.

– Steven Carver

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