The piece(s) your summer skincare routine is missing
As we all know, sunscreen is a top skincare priority for summer, and hopefully you’ve stepped up your SPF game. Don’t hate me for saying this—but once your sun protection is sorted out, it’s a good idea to amp up your antioxidant arsenal as well. Although sunscreen helps protect your skin from UV rays, some products don’t do anything to shield your skin from free radicals, which can be just as damaging over time.
The French pharmacy favorite Avène is here to help with three new antioxidant-rich products that help fend off free radicals while giving your skin a radiance boost. A great option for kicking your environmental protection up a notch is the A-OXitive Antioxidant Defense Serum. Featuring powerful skincare technology that includes a super-stable vitamin C, supercharged version of vitamin E and an exclusive molecule that helps these antioxidants work even better—you also get protection for your precious collagen as well as brighter skin over time and instant soothing courtesy of Avène Thermal Spring Water.
If you’d like a bit of extra lightweight moisture along with your antioxidant protection, the A-OXitive Antioxidant Water-Cream serves up the hydration your skin is looking for, plus mother-of-pearl for an instant illuminating glow. And in the event you get a little too much sun or treat yourself to a chemical peel, IPL or another in-office treatment, the A-OXitive SOS Antioxidant Sheet Mask comes to the rescue. (I used it last week when I was in the Bahamas and it made my skin look and feel so good, especially after spending the day on the beach!)
Sunscreen and topical antioxidants are like peanut butter and jelly (minus the potential allergy threat) and once you have these two essential skincare products you should be all set for summer—but I can’t promise this will be my last skin-protection suggestion for the season.