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Hot Weather & Summer Skincare Tips

Hot Weather & Summer Skincare Tips

When the weather is warm and sunny, it’s extra important to make sure your skin is shielded from the elements and looking its best from head to toe. Here are our top five summer skincare tips to beat the heat and have beautiful skin.

The Sunscreen That Doesn’t Feel Like Sunscreen

The problem: You know you need to wear sunscreen, but you hate the way it feels, especially in the summer’s sweltering heat!

The solution: RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Fluid SPF 50. Don’t be fooled by the weightless texture; it not only protects skin from sun damage, but also is loaded with beneficial antioxidants to help fight off pollutants.

The Shine Stopper

The problem: Heat and humidity can melt makeup, and sweat mixed with oil can leave skin looking greasy.

The solution: SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish. This summer skincare essential gives you a silky, powder-like finish that controls oil and helps makeup stay put despite those high temps. The icing on the cake? It also minimizes the appearance of pores.

The Dark Spot Eraser

The problem: Spending time in the sun increases your chances of developing brown spots on the face and the body.

The solution: First and foremost, use SUNSCREEN rated SPF 30 or higher (see our recommendation above). Then follow up with one of our most effective products to fade those stubborn discolorations, our RESIST Triple-Action Dark Spot Erasers.

The Body Bump Banisher

The problem: In summertime, shaving your legs and bikini area more often can result in unflattering red bumps.

The solution: BHA (salicylic acid) soothes temperamental skin and diminishes red bumps, plus its potent, yet gentle, exfoliating action removes the buildup of dead skin for a softer, smoother surface. Try our RESIST Weightless Body Treatment 2% BHA! It also significantly lessens the appearance of hard, reddened, clogged pores many people have on their arms and legs, and is even suitable for those with keratosis pilaris.

The “Bacne” Fighter

The problem: Body breakouts become more noticeable with the onset of skin-baring hot weather, especially when it comes to bacne (back acne).

The solution: CLEAR Acne Body Spray With 2% Salicylic Acid. This easy-to-use exfoliant features a unique spray nozzle you can hold at any angle for those hard-to-reach areas on your back. Follow that up with our CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment With 5% Benzoyl Peroxide to stop stubborn acne in its tracks.

References for this information:

Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology, August 2015, pages 455–461
The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, August 2014, pages 13–17
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, December 2012, pages 357–364

About the Experts

Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books about skincare and makeup. She is known worldwide as The Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice Skincare. Paula’s expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international radio, print, and television including:

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