Forecasts predict another hot and humid summer. Go gives you the best tips for fresh, hydrated and dewy skin.
BALMY AND HUMID
IN NEW ORLEANS
Dr. Sherry Shieh, NYC Dermatologist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University, says:
☁ "Choose an oil-free sunscreen and reapply every two hours."
☁ To banish breakouts, "Cleanse the skin with a 1-2% salicylic cleanser. Use a clay mask to decongest pores and remove excess oil."
☁ "Use an oil-free lotion for dry skin. Oilier types may not need a moisturizer."
☁ Cane + Austin Ultra Sheer Weightless Protect SPF 55 We love this sheer sunscreen for its protection, its oil-, fragrance- and paraben-free formula, and its host of antioxidants. $38. www.caneandaustin.com
☁ Ole Henriksen Blemish Attack Mask This mask keeps breakouts at bay with salicylic acid, copper, zinc, purifying clays and anti-inflammatory and healing botanicals. $32. www.olehenriksen.com
☁ Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone Free Zone This nutrient-infused moisturizer gives just the right amount of hydration, while calming any redness.$38. www.getsuper.com
HOT AND DRY
Dermatologist Dr. Tony Nakhla, author of The Skin Commandments: 10 Rules To Healthy, Beautiful Skin, says:
☀ Hydration is key. "Increase water intake and water-rich, plant-based foods (cucumber, watermelon, tomato and citrus fruits) and reapply moisturizer to keep skin hydrated."
☀ Choose a sunscreen with both UVA/UVB protection.
☀ "Look for products fortified with antioxidants like L-Ergothioneine, vitamin C, green tea and CoQ10 to help protect the skin."
☀ Coola SPF 30 Unscented Matte Finish Tint Infused with organic ingredients like borage seed oil, evening primrose extract and shea butter, this oil-free sunscreen imparts a sheer, moisturizing tint. $36. www.coolasuncare.com
☀ Elemental Herbology Cell Food This lightweight elixir lives up to its name, boasting soy, vitamins A, C and E, CoQ10 to protect against free radical damage, plus pomegranate, aloe, rose and damask water. $76. us.spacenk.com
☀ Avene Thermal Spring Water A spritz of this soothing mineral water keeps skin calm and refreshed. $7 for 1.76 oz. www.aveneusa.com
RAINY AND COOL
Dr. Jeannette Graf, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and author of Stop Aging, Start Living, says:
☂ Don't skip SPF. "Sunblock is always essential regardless of weather, since UV rays penetrate clouds."
☂ Consider switching to mineral makeup. "It has a protective effect on skin."
☂ "Keep moisturizer with antioxidants handy."
☂ Peter Thomas Roth Bronze Instant Mineral SPF 30 How brilliant is this brush-on bronzer/SPF/oil-absorbing mineral powder? A retractable (travel-worthy!) brush lets you determine your ideal shade. $30. www.peterthomasroth.com
☂ RéVive SensitifTM Oil Free Lotion SPF 15 A wonder lotion that does quadruple-duty: controls excess oil, hydrates, protects from sun damage and rejuvenates. $195. www.reviveskincare.com
☂ M-61 Fast Blast Give your complexion a boost with this brightening and exfoliating mask. Vitamin C and B5, seaweed and aloe left our skin looking radiant. $50. www.m61labs.com
SUMMER SKIN PRIMER
We've got everything you need to protect and pamper your complexion — whatever the climate. Find our top product picks along with tips from some of the country's leading skin experts.