I recently did a TV segment for CLTV’s and WGN’s “Living Healthy Chicago.” If you missed the show, watch my segment (below) to find out my beauty must-haves.
It’s hard enough to abstain from anything, let alone the sun. The feeling of those rays warming your shoulders is just too good to resist. So, if you’re going to be outside, be smart about it and protect yourself. I’ve combed through tons of new formulas and chosen my summer sunblock picks that will have you covered from head to toe. Check out my favorites in my TV segment that aired on WGN’s and CLTV’s Living Healthy Chicago. Need a cheat sheet? Here’s a roundup of my sunblock picks. Whether you have oily skin or are a sweat machine, this list has a formula for everyone. FACE Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50 It’s lightweight, oil free and has a matte finish so you can easily layer with makeup. Vichy Normaderm Pro Mat SPF 15 We tend to look shiny and greasy in the heat. This formula solves that problem by absorbing excess oil on our skin. Aveeno Positively Ageless Has antioxidants such as feverfew and soy that repair skin and offers protection as high as SPF 100. BG TIP Even though it offers a high SPF, it’s important to apply a teaspoon worth of product to your face to get the proper protection. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Powerful Sun Protection SPF 30 These individual towelettes are one of my all-time favorites. They’re great for face and body when you’re on-the-go. Supergoop! SPF 30 Sunscreen Wipes These wipes contain a physical blocking agent (zinc oxide) so they’re gentle for sensitive skin types and kiddies. Clarins Sunscreen Wrinkle Control Eye SPF 30 Has plant-based extracts so it will protect without irritating your eyes. Want to try this product for free? Check back tomorrow. I’ll be giving away 3! LIPS Benefit Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15 This beautiful cheery balm is perfect to slick on at the beach because it adds a pinch of color without looking like you’re trying too hard. Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 Available in an array of juicy shades. Avon Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick SPF 15 in fuchsia fun. Love this hot pink for daytime, and I recommend pairing with a golden eye. Tarte Natural Lip Sheer SPF 15 Get the benefits of a lip conditioner, plus a hint of color. Kinerase Ultimate Volume Lip Conditioner SPF 20 Plumps, repairs and protects your pucker. What more could a girl want! BODY La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 60 The cult favorite Anthelios franchise that used to only be available abroad has landed in the US. This formula retains its SPF for an additional 40 minutes post swim and sweat. Mission Skincare All Sport Premium Sunscreen SPF 30 Formulated with athletes in mind, this spray is ultra sweatproof and a dream at the beach because the spray application makes reapplying sand-free. Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70 Say bah-bye to tacky, greasy sunblock. This formula absorbs in a jiffy and feels invisible on skin. HAIR The below products contain UV blocking agents. Mists: L’Oreal EverPure UV Protect Spray and Kerastase Soleil Micro-Voile Protecteur. Styling aide: Goldwell Sun Reflects Shimmer Gel. Treatment: Leonor Greyl Huile de Palme Before Shampoo Treatment for Dry Hair.
Looking younger can be as simple as choosing the right makeup. Watch my latest TV segment on WGN’s and CLTV’s Living Healthy Chicago for age-defying makeup tips. Now that you’re equipped with the best tips, here are my product picks: Prep the skin with a Primer: Lorac aquaPRIME, $30, is oil-free so it’s great for sensitive skin. Get flawless skin with a semi-matte Foundation: MAC Mineralize SatinFinish SPF 15 Foundation, $29.50 Keep Eye Shadows neutral: I like the following shades: Napoleon Perdis Ultra Pearl in #28 or #46, $18 each; Pixi Fair Light Solos Eye Shadow, $14; www.target.com JK Jemma Kidd I-Design Eye Color in Vanity Fair, $16; www.target.com Laura Mercier Eye Colour in Burnished, $22; Curl lashes with a Lash Curler: Shu Uemura, $19 Hide dark circles with an Undereye Concealer: Bobbi Brown Brightening Spot Treatment Corrector SPF 25, $35 Fill cheeks with Blush: If you prefer a cream formula, try Maybelline Dream Mouse Blush in Peach Satin or Rose Petal $5.99; drugstores nationwide. If you prefer a powder, try Maybelline Expert Wear Blush in Precious Pink, $4.49; drugstores nationwide. Get luminous skin with a Highlighter: DuWop Doubleglow 7, $25 Enhance Lips with light Gloss. I like Rimmel Royal Gloss, $4.99; drugstores nationwide and Stila Lip Glaze in Papaya, $22.