Temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and you’re spending all your free time outside. Summer is magical, but it’s not so magical for your skin. All those UV rays and that insufferable humidity are working against you. So how can you care for — and if necessary, repair — your delicate epidermis this time of year? Barneys asked four experts for their best you’ll-thank-me-later summer skin tips.
START WITH A CLEVER CLEANSER
“It’s important to properly cleanse your skin. With an increase in temperature and humidity, summer time causes the body to produce more oils that can easily clog your pores. Using a great cleanser (or in my case, double cleansing) to remove oils, sunscreen, and makeup is another one of my best-kept secrets.
— Erica Chung, 3LAB
NOT JUST ANY OLD SUNSCREEN
“Adequate sun protection is essential to prevent skin cancer development and premature skin aging. Thus, a regular use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen is highly recommended as the last step in your daily skincare regimen. I developed Daily Defense SPF 30 to protect the skin against both UVA and UVB and also to enhance DNA repair processes. It is fortified with powerful antioxidants that effectively fight against damaging free radicals. This velvet-touch, light-weight, oil-free formula is suitable for all skin types and can be used in a city environment as well as whenever you are exposed to the sun.”
— Dr. Marco Lens, Zelens
YOU GOTS TO DETOX
“Many sunscreen ingredients can clog pores. To keep the skin conditioned and clear, a mask or exfoliator is a great consideration for a healthy glow. Our Detox Face Mask offers a deep cleanse and intense hydration, hitting both key issues from additional sun exposure.”
— Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz, Malin + Goetz
RÉVIVE & RENEW
“The single most important anti-aging product that anyone can use is a sunscreen. Révive’s Sensitif Renewal Cream not only protects with SPF 30, but it also soothes the skin, calms inflammation, and encourages cell repair.”
— Dr. Gregory Brown, Révive