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Exclusive Giveaway | Skin Care Products for a Fresh Summer Look

Jul. 19th, 2012 | Comments 15 | Make a Comment   
As the weather warms up and your exposure to the sun undoubtedly increases, consider stepping up your skin care regimen with increased diligence and a few new luxury skin care products. Wondering what the secret is to enjoying the joys of sunny weather without wrecking havoc on your precious skin? Read on!

According to Dr. Melanie D. Palm, Director of Art of Skin in Solana Beach, CA, “Great summer skin starts with three foundations: a strong sunscreen, a good anti-oxidant serum or cream for morning, and a rejuvenative product for evening. Summer skin usually only requires a light moisturizer, and be sure to select one with at least SPF 30.”
Photo Courtesy of Susan Posnick

To ensure you’re well protected, we love Susan Posnick’s Brush on Block for every day. This revolutionary dry, brush-on mineral-based powder sunscreen is free of unwanted harmful chemicals and can be worn alone or over makeup. An easily portable product, it’s perfect for the girl on the go who wants to keep herself protected at all times. Simply stash in your purse and re-apply throughout the day. Best of all—we’re giving away five Brush on Blocks (valued at $25 each) to JustLuxe readers! Simply comment below with your favorite summer skin care tip and you’ll be entered to win. (See below for Terms & Conditions)
Photo Couresy of Murad

During the summer months it’s advisable to switch out your facial cleanser to one that’s clarifying and refreshing. Murad’s Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser instantly awakens skin, leaving it revitalized, radiant and smelling delicious. This foam cleanser is gentle, non-irritating and gets the job done—ridding sweaty summer skin of makeup and impurities in one fell swoop.
Photo Courtesy of Cecilia Wong

Once your skin is cleansed, pay special attention to anti-aging efforts. According to Cecilia Wong of Cecilia Wong Skincare, most aging occurs during the summer months, so stay hydrated and always tote sunglasses for added protection while outdoors. Smooth on an ultra-hydrating eye cream, like her own Firming Black Currant Eye Cream, to combat fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Bursting with natural ingredients like raspberry seed oil, (a natural SPF and antioxidant), black currant seed oil, and elderberry, the cream will hydrate and soothe the under-eye area while promoting circulation.
Photo Courtesy of Perricone MD

At night, give your skin an added boost of TLC with Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15. This miracle worker is scientifically proven to boost collagen products, smooth skin texture and dramatically brighten the skin—in as few as seven days. Apply in the evening following cleansing and before moisturizing for awe-inspiring results including firmer, tighter, more supple skin, reversed signs of aging and a glowing, radiant more even-toned complexion.
Photo Courtesy of Jane Iredale

Searching for a summer foundation that provides coverage, protection and staying power no matter the weather? Jane Iredale PowderMe SPF Dry Sunscreen functions as a genius mineral foundation, sunscreen and concealer in one! It wonderfully evens out the skin tone, provides sheer flawless coverage and is perfect for travel thanks to its compact design. Best of all? It won’t melt off your face like liquid foundations.
Photo Courtesy of eos

Lastly, don’t overlook your lips! eos lip balm is our go-to product for long-lasting moisture—no matter the season! The adorable colorful packaging is as fun as the flavors (honeysuckle honeydew, sweet mint, summer fruit and lemon drop SPF 15 are just a few of our faves!) and are packed with shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin E.

Brush on Block Giveaway Terms & Conditions

Simply comment below with your favorite summer skin care tip and you’ll be entered to win. Comments must be received by August 2, 2012 11:59pm EST, winner will be notified by August 5, 2012.
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15 Comments on this Article

Sara Davis commented on August 21, 2013

I love Sun Putty. My skin looks great since I've been using it for 8 weeks. It is great for daily skin care and SPF 30 sun protection. http://www.sunputty.com http://www.sunputty.com/sunputty_online_store/index.php

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Constanza Oller de Moore commented on August 1, 2012

I drink tons of water, stay in the shade use tinted moisturizer with at least SPF 15 and I have a cap or a hat with me always

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Constanza Oller de Moore commented on August 1, 2012

I drink tons of water, stay in the shade use tinted moisturizer with at least SPF 15 and I have a cap ora hat with me always

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jvpmedia commented on July 30, 2012

Lancome Bien Vital SPF 30 moisterizer and a hat! I always wear a hat and cover my face.....

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Sweep Nets commented on July 22, 2012

I use foundation and face lotion that contains some type of SPF. I also make sure if I'm going to be in the sun for a long time that I wear a hat.

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CoLoR349 commented on July 22, 2012

You know I have a couple of summer skin care tips, number 1--stay hydrated. Drinks lots of water, not tea or soda but good old H2O. Number 2-depending on the occassion wear some type of hat or cap that will shade your face and number 3-this may sound strange, but always carry a small umbrella. When you pop it open, it provides some much needed shade from the very hot sun.

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Christina Bandy commented on July 22, 2012

Vitamin E. I always use Vitamin E, whether it is Oil or just Vitamin E cream. It makes skin really soft. I can also mix sun screen with it.

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Joann Chan commented on July 21, 2012

use a bb cream with spf. a little goes a long way and you don't want your makeup to melt off!

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Sam Sain commented on July 21, 2012

My favorite summer skin care tip is to use a SPF moisturizer! :)

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Beverley commented on July 20, 2012

Reapplying sunscreeen when outdoors every two hours is very important.

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Tara commented on July 19, 2012

I like the advice you gave about switching cleansers for the summer- I've never thought of that! I would love the opportunity to win the sunscreen. On June 30th, I was with my husband and 8 month old baby in the car when we were struck by a semi truck who ran a red light. I was the only one that was hurt, thankfully, but had to have lots of glass removed from my face and broke an ocular bone. The doctor that stitched me up said that my best bet for the scars to heal and not stay red is for me to continually stay covered in a high SPF sunscreen. I would love this opportunity to give this one a shot! Thank you.

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lalauraloo commented on July 19, 2012

I like to mix a dab of neosporin into lotion. It's prefect for healing dry or sunburnt skin.

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Courtney commented on July 19, 2012

to help keep hair color from fading in the summer from the pool, heat, and sun use a leave-in conditioner and or spray with UV protection to help boost color protection. and of course hats always help!

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Christine Guederian commented on July 19, 2012

I'd love to win! Great tips Jen :)

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Gloria Yang commented on July 19, 2012

Using antioxidants on top of SPF to further boost the level of sun protection!

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