Sun-Kissed Summer: Sunblock and Bronzers for a Gorgeous, Safe Glow
My picks for the best sunblock by skin type and new bronzing products to die for!
Okay, gorgeous! My last column was all about the perfect summer cover ups by skin type and concern. If you missed it, just click here!
Being sun-kissed without all that future skin damage is easy if you apply the right sunblock before your cover up. Then, add a few new illuminating color products to spice up your cosmetic wardrobe and you’ll look glowing and bronzed all summer long (the safe way)!
Protection first! Choose your sunblock based on your skin concern:
Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46 ($29, amazon.com) has an oil free protective formula with Niacinamide [Vitamin B3] to keep skin clear. It’s also great for sensitive skin.
Derma Doctor Ain’t Misbehavin Skin Clarifying & Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 30 ($30, sephora.com) is a protective formula with clarifying willow bark that stays matte all day!
Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Moisturizing Balm ($88, bobbibrowncosmetics.com). Formulated with Glycerin and Shea Butter, this yummy concoction soothes even the driest skins!
Best All Around/Sensitive Skin
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 melt-In Sunscreen ($35.50, laroche-posay.us) is completely water resistant, UVA/UVB resistant, and has a beautiful velvety finish.
Now, pretty girls, new ways to bronze:
Stila One Step Bronze Skin Tone Illuminating Bronzing Serum ($36, sephora.com) is an oil free formula with three different illuminating bronzers for an incredible glow!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Illumin8 With Youthful Synergy Complex Bronzer ($26, sephora.com) is my new fave! Gorgeous, antioxidant rich powder with brown algae smoothes, firms and hydrates skin. Plus, exclusive diamond core powder diffuses shadows and minimizes pores. Fabulous!
Now your skin should be ready for a wonderful summer! I’ll be showing you the latest color looks to set off this bronzilicious complexion that everyone will be raving about in my next column!
Save me a lounger by the pool!
Harvey Helms is a beauty culturist and writer, drawing on 30 years of experience in cosmetics, fashion and design. Harvey has held positions ranging from Global Director of Beauty for Revlon Cosmetics to Executive Director of Special Events for Donna Karan Beauty. Harvey currently lives and works in Silicon Valley, where he just finished writing his first book in a trilogy of three: an engaging tell-all on the fashion industry. Follow Harvey on Twitter at Twitter.com/HarveyHelms.