Summer skin care products that protect and heal
Has your skin been taking a beating from the summer sun? With July being National UV Month, there is no better time to keep skin care on the top of your summer to-do list. Shielding your skin with clothing and shade is one way to avoid the ravages of the sun, but using skin care products that offer sun protection and healing properties can revitalize your skin and keep it healthy all summer long. Here are some of our top picks for summer skin care products that protect and heal.
Bethesda Sunscreen Soap
Even though you know slathering on sunscreen is essential for daily sun protection, how often do you forget to apply it? Bethesda Skincare, a company of all-natural products, has just the product to make sure you never leave home without SPF protection. Bethesda Sunscreen Soap, the world's first all-natural sunscreen body bar, can be used in the shower or bath, leaving a minimum of SPF 10 on your skin. This neutrally-scented body bar also delivers over 50 vitamins, minerals and amino acids that promote healthy skin and may even alleviate skin problems. Though the bar does offer sun protection, Bethesda Sunscreen Soap should be used in conjunction with a regular sunscreen lotion or spray.
Available at BethesdaSkincare.com.
Price: $8 per 4.5-ounce bar
Cor Silver Soap
The award-winning Cor Silver Soap best known for its gentle cleansing and rejuvenating skin properties can also protect your skin from the sun. This soap not only replenishes collagen to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, it also offers an added dose of SPF 15 sun protection after each use. Healthy skin is much more resilient against the elements of summer and using Cor Silver Soap before applying sunscreen can act as a double defense against the penetrating rays of the sun.
Available at CorSilver.com.
Price: $125 per 4-ounce bar
La Fresh SPF 30 Sunscreen Wipes
Dermatologist-approved La Fresh SPF 30 Sunscreen Wipes are premoistened biodegradable towlettes that come individually packaged in small packets that conveniently fit in your purse, backpack or wallet. These single-use wipes are also ideal for travel, when luggage space is at a premium. No need to tote a large bottle of sunscreen on your outdoor treks, La Fresh SPF Sunscreen Wipes can even fit in your pocket.
Available at LaFreshGroup.com and, for your convenience, at high-end pharmacies, travel stores and airport kiosks.
Price: $3.99 for a 4-pack; $19.99 for a 30-pack
Coola LipLux SPF lip treatment
To nourish and protect your lips from the sun, LipLux is an all-in-one lip treatment – available in Original LIPLUX 30 and Peppermint Vanilla LIPLUX 15 – made of certified organic and active ingredients, featuring a propietary blend of tasty fruit butters, broad spectrum UV protection and natural photo protectors. Vitamin and antioxidant enriched, LipLux is non-staining, hypoallergenic, sweat-resistant and chemical free. Before you head out the door, apply LipLux to super hydrate your lips and keep them protected from the sun.
Available at CoolaSuncare.com and select specialty stores nationwide.
Price: $12 each
Perlabella PureDose Pearls
Direct from Italy, Perlabella PureDose Pearls deliver four different highly concentrated anti-aging serums to fight wrinkles and repair damaged skin. The Retinol Face formula works beneath the skin's surface to promote plumper, healthier skin cells while stimulating collagen production, while the Q10 formula helps boost skin repair and regeneration, protecting the skin against free radicals. The Perlabella Vitamin C Face serum protects skin against free radicals and ultraviolet light, and the Retinol Eye serum protects the thin, sensitive skin around the eyes, minimizing the appearance and formation of wrinkles. Each single use of any four of the serums is encapsulated in a PureDose Pearl, which ensures purity of the ingredients, protects the products from contaminants and makes them easy to use.
Available exclusively at Walgreens stores nationwide. Visit Perlabella.com for more information.
Price: Each serum is $19.99 for a 28-day supply
Made of a synergistic blend of the finest natural essential oils, including lavender, rose, geranium, and clary sage, NovaMoist provides sustained relief to damaged skin and promotes healing. This all-natural product helps eliminate dry skin and inflammatory skin conditions with just one to two drops per application. The thin, smooth, non-greasy formula is rapidly absorbed and restores moisture to sunburned skin. NovaMoist contains no chemical additives, synthetic fragrances, petroleum derivatives or animal products. Apply this healing formula on damaged skin after you get out of the shower and before you apply your regular sunscreen.
Available at NovaMoist.com.
Price: $29.99 for .33 fluid ounce bottle (over 200 drops)
ProFoot Heel Rescue Super Moisturizing Foot Cream
Walking barefoot is a quintessential summer activity, but it can leave your feet sore, dry and cracked. ProFoot Heel Rescue is a specially-designed lotion that penetrates, smooths and repairs the toughest of summer-worn feet. The silky rich formula, made with the same emollients contained in more expensive products, will leave your feet (and elbows and knees!) feeling soothed, smooth and revitalized. Slather it on before you apply your sunscreen and keep it handy for moisturizing your skin after you shower.
Available at retailers including Walgreens, Duane Reade, and Wal-Mart.
Price: $9.49 for a 16-ounce bottle