Need Good Summer Skin Care?
Use products that protect your skin while keeping it soft, smooth, and youthful! My top picks are based on 25+ years of dermatology practice. This includes feedback from my patients about products I personally depend on.
#1: Tinted Mineral Zinc Facial Sunscreens
Tinting gives a bronzed glow and can be great sun protection. It helps soften complexion flaws. It can also be used instead of foundation or as a foundation primer. Choose the product depending on your skin type:
- Suntegrity 5 in 1 BB Cream Sunscreen for dry to normal skin.
- Sheer Strength Pure Mineral Matte Sunscreen for oily to normal skin types and acne-prone complexions.
#2: Double-duty Skin Exfoliation (physical and AHA)
Try my Ultra Fast Body Smoothing Kit! This light-textured formula never feels heavy, even in hot and humid weather. Double exfoliation gives you the softest, smoothest skin – and almost instantly! You won’t be embarrassed by flaky, or crusty age issues when you wear your summer clothes!
#3: Self Tanner
It’s nice to have a little richness to your skin color. No sun allowed though! The sun activates collagen breakdown that continues even when you’re out of the sun. If this process has started, use a retinoid, vitamin C and/or an AHA to stimulate collagen synthesis.
Self-tanners come in different consistencies. Some are laced with allergens from fragrances, but all work based on the same ingredient that stains dead skin cells: dihydroxyacetone. Combine a self-tanner with the body exfoliation listed above for best results! My favorite tanner is Avene Self Tanning Lotion. I even have it on as I type this. Avene on my skin says summer’s here!
#4: The Best Antioxidants to Fight Free Radicals
Free radicals can destroy skin structure if UV rays sneak through your best sun protection efforts. Loading your skin with the right antioxidants gives a second layer of protection. Use green tea and vitamin C for the best results! Wear Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy under your sunscreen daily. If possible, add Vitamin C Professional Serum on top of that.
This is another must-have for anyone wearing sandals! You’ll have soft, sandal-ready feet almost overnight with this strong kit. I use it weekly during the summer.
Don’t forget your sun protection strategy! Get my sun protection advice to round out your summer skin care. This page includes the best sunscreen guide, info on sun protective clothing, and my tips to stay cool and protected while enjoying hours outdoors.