Get Ready for Summer with Lisa’s Skincare Tips
- Pick a lightweight moisturizer that is at least an SPF15 and packed with antioxidants.
Vitamins A, C, E and lycopene reduce the photo-aging effects of the sun. Jan Marini SPF30 and Coola Suncare Plant SPF30 Moisturizer
- Don’t ignore your lips. Use an SPF of at least 15. Use balm instead of glosses. They stay on longer. Don’t forget to reapply. Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 and Fresh Sugar lip treatment
- Look for hydration in foods. Watermelon is 91% water! Other fruits with high water content are strawberries, grapefruit, cantaloupe and peaches. Vegetables, try cucumber, lettuce, zucchini, radish and celery.
- If you do get some summer color, remember you still need to exfoliate and moisturize. It will keep your color looking youthful and fresh, not take it away.
- Instant cure for puffy eyes: soak cotton balls in cold whole milk. Squeeze out excess and place on your eyes. When the cotton balls start to warm up, dunk them back in cold milk and put them back on your eyes. Do this for 10 minutes.
- Take cooler showers in the summer. This stops further drying out of the skin also helps to decrease acne breakouts.
- White wine is refreshing in the summer but the reversitol in red wine can actually help decrease the redness from a bad sunburn. Make a delicious summer red sangria with lots of antioxidant-rich fruits. Remember moderation.
- Protect hair and face with a wide brimmed hat. Try Coolibar.com for lots of great options are very fashionable as well.
- Plain yogurt makes a great facial mask for the summer. The lactic acid has calming, soothing properties. Leave on for 30 minutes before taking a cool shower and pat dry.
- Thirty minutes before you go out in the sun for the day, apply sunscreen. Apply before you put on your clothing or bathing suit to avoid sunburn streaks from missing next to your suit.
- Keep those peepers on in the sun! Choose those that are 100% UVA and UVB blocking, not only to prevent squinting that leads to fine lines and wrinkles, but also protect the eye and lid.
- Two weeks before you go on extended beach trip, apply sunscreen every night before you go to bed so the SPF builds up in your stratum corneum.
- Throw a facial mist in the cooler for the beach or pool. Make sure it’s packed with antioxidants and minerals. It’s like Gatorade for the face. Jane Iredale D2O or Balance mists or Dermalogica Antioxidant hydramist.
- Try in-salon/office peels once a month in the summer to get rid of dull, dead skin, draw out excess oil, rid skin of shine, kill bacteria and help skin look tighter.
- Check expiration dates on sunscreen. They don’t last forever and lose their effectiveness.