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It's not just your cosmetic color palette that should be changed up this summer. Beauty regimens change with the seasons, and the summer heat will make very different demands than the winter cold when it comes to your skin. First, purge yourself of all expired skin care. You'll notice that many of last year's leftovers will have passed their shelf lives. This is especially true of products containing SPF, which generally should be replaced every 3-6 months. Then, take the following shopping list with you. Below I describe some of my favorites for the summer and year.
ReVersital's 3-in-1 MicrodermaStick Developed by Margaux Levy, this product is fantastic year round but is especially important in the summer, when you're showing a bit more skin. Use it on your elbows, knees, and heels to soften skin for flirty blouses, short skirts, and strappy sandals. And as always, enjoy the 3-in-1 effects on your complexion. Just wet your face and the microdermabrasion stick and gently cleanse, resurface, and moisturize skin by applying it over the skin in a circular motion for 30 to 60 seconds. Rinse thoroughly and you'll have softer skin in just one use. Look for it at ReVersital.net.
I On Youth Roll-On Serum If I didn't completely believe in this product, I wouldn't have developed it. It is the foundation of my skin care routine. This deeply hydrating serum is a must for keeping your skin balanced and comfortable. Hyaluronic acid binds moisture to the collagen fibers in your skin, meaning that your face is seriously moisturized without the heavy texture of goopy lotions and creams. Use after cleansing and follow with primer, and favorites cosmetics. Look for it at Amazon.
Make Up For Ever UV PRIME SPF 50/PA +++ This is a must during hot summer days when everything wants to melt off your face, and it has the added bonus of an SPF 50 that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Of course, you should always apply sun protection year round, but higher levels are especially important when you are spending more time outdoors. This product delivers the protection you need to prevent the most avoidable sign of aging: sun damage. Look for it at Sephora.
Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil This long-wear formula stands up to the heat and humidity of summer. Worried about a little sweat collecting on your brow? Be confident that your brows will stay in place with this awesome pencil. It's also very easy to use with its slanted tip and attached brush. Look for it in better department stores and beauty retailers.
YSL's luxe Crème De Blush I could write a whole favorites list just from YSL's great cosmetic lines, but this product must be one of my top picks. Creamy and blendable, it gives a radiant glow to skin that is light with a powdery finish. And because you can easily apply it with your fingertips, it's great to throw in your bag for quick touchups throughout the day. Look for it in better department stores and beauty retailers.
With these products in tow, your look is sure to withstand the summer heat. Enjoy these favorites and enjoy your summer!
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