Summer Beauty Bummers Solved
TOO MUCH SUN You know it’s crucial to slather on the SPF—but who hasn’t gone to bed a little pink after a fun day in the sun? “To soothe sunburned skin, apply a super-hydrating lotion or oil that provides ample moisture and antioxidants to help heal skin,” says New York City-based dermatologist Howard Sobel, M.D. Most important, of course, is to make sure you’re applying (and reapplying) broad spectrum protection before you go outside, which blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Opt for a sunscreen with a physical block, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, which sits on top of the skin and fends off the sun’s harmful rays most effectively. Using a moisturizer or foundation with SPF 15 or higher is fine for a day when you’re mostly inside, says Sobel. But when you know you’ll be in the great outdoors, apply a stronger sunblock at least 20 minutes before heading out. Reapply every two hours to stay protected.
(a) Caudalie VinoSource Quenching Sorbet-Creme ($40; caudalie-usa.com) takes away that tight, parched feeling.
(b) Lavanila The Healthy Lip Screen SPF 30 ($16; lavanila.com) protects your pout with mineral sunscreen and soothes lips with vanilla and peppermint.
(c) colorescience Pro Mineral Powder Sun Protection SPF 50 ($60; colorescience.com) is a handy sunblock that provides both UVA and UVB protection.
(d) Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Rehydrating Reactivation Cream ($60; kiehls.com) contains Haberlea rhodopensis, a flower that helps minimize moisture loss.
(e) AHAVA Mineral Suncare Aftersun Rehydrating Balm Body & Face ($28; ahavaus.com) protects against moisture loss caused by exposure to the elements.
(f) Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Lightweight UV-Lotion SPF 15 ($8; walgreens.com) is a lightweight, oil-free gel that helps keep skin hydrated