Celebs love their time in the sun, as do we, but if you plan on putting in extra time at the beach this summer, we definitely recommend bringing a bottle of sunscreen to help keep your skin supple and fresh.
To hide the effects of sun damage that include shine, enlarged pores, accentuated lines and uneven skin tone, a good primer is key. A little goes a long way and helps create a smoother, flawless surface for the skin—something we could all benefit from.
And while we all love straight hair, dont't be afraid to take a break from the flat iron during the summer months and give your hair a much-needed vacation. Your ends will thank you for it!
Beauty Bailout: If you're suffering from shine, enlarged pores, accentuated lines and uneven skin tone – you need to give your skin a good, strong exfoliation the night before a big event.
If your skin is sensitive, try a fruit enzyme peel like 100% Pure Pineapple Enzyme Facial Peel Mask. If your skin can take an aggressive product punch, then go for the big guns and use a peel that has glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acid, like Kate Somerville Micro Glycolic Polisher. Note: You MUST wear sunscreen the next day or you will look like you got caught in a chemical fire!
After the peel, drench your skin in a soothing moisturizer or moisturizing sleeping mask like Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial. The day of the event, apply a hydrating mask that will help blur fine lines and pores, like Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask.
After removing your mask, apply a hydrating serum that contains hyaluronic acid, like SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel. Next, apply your daily moisturizer. Then, follow with an oil-free mattifying primer that will minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and make pores less visible, like Lancôme Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur.
Once primer is set, apply a brightening foundation to even out skin tone and make pores less visible, like Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation. Tip: Blot face with a damp sponge for an airbrushed-looking finish.
As for Ms. Paltrow's crispy tresses, she needs to let her hair go au naturel (read: no more heat styling tools!!) We also recommend a good deep conditioning treatment like Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask at least once a week!
We hope the Goop Goddess is treating her outside as well as her inside. Eating clean is amazing, but if she's going to bake in the sun, she should eat definitely consume more fresh fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water to keep her skin and hair hydrated to the max!