Q: What’s the best way to keep skin glowing, fresh and protected during the summer months?
TAMMY WRITES: First and always, I rely on physical sun barriers—from big hats to parasols to pareos and long-sleeved shirts—all summer long, and plan my time in the garden or walking along the beach for hours of the day when the sun is low. I also always recommend applying sunscreen as a last layer, so that skin can drink in the benefits of your favorite crème or treatment serum.
But while we all know that sunscreens are so important in protecting skin from the elements, they can also congest the pores. In the evening, as soon as you come in for the day, take a moment to cleanse your skin of any sunscreen, giving the skin a chance to breathe. In fact, as part of my summer routine, I love to use our exfoliating mask-and-peel Epi-Peel at the end of the day, completely washing away any impurities and leaving the complexion so fresh. In the season’s heat, it feels especially good to follow with a light layer Antioxidant Crème, which rebalances the skin and provides a restorative blast of vitamin-C.
In the same way, I know you’ll enjoy our new summer juice blend—incorporating some of the beautifully beneficial citrus ingredients that power Antioxidant Crème. We blend freshly juiced orange, grapefruit and lemon with carrot, adding a little ginger and honey for sweetness and zing. Lemon is said to strengthen melanin production, and beta carotene, found in carrots, boosts skin’s protection. So this is a great way to bolster skin strength from the inside out, and drinking this juice icy cold is a delicious way to shake the heat.
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