Top five products for sun-safe pool play
June 28, 2012 | 1:00 pm
(Updated: February 25, 2013 | 12:49 pm)
You’ve done the yoga, pilates or daily gym workouts to look your best for the summer. Although you’ve gotten fit and healthy on the inside, don’t forget your body’s largest organ, on the outside: your skin, which, after a day at the pool, can turn painfully red and peely, not to mention the premature aging. Compliment those squats and lunges with some poolside products to put the cherry on top of that strong, sweet bod you’ve cultivated.
1 Cover Up/Sunscreen Combo:
Clarins UV Plus Day Screen High
Protection Tint SPF 40, $40 at Sephora
Not everyone can sport the au natural I’m-just-sweating-balls–and-still-look-fabulous look. Some of us – and when I say some I mean most – need a little extra help. Clarins’ UV – Plus Day Screen High Protection Tint in SPF 40 helps protect the sun-conscious from harsh rays while providing your face a smooth, silky finish, with help from its anti-pollution complex and cantaloupe melon extract.
Rodial Skinny Beach SPF 15 Tinted, $49 at Nordstrom
The subtle tint to this crème helps enhance a natural tan, while the low SPF content provides minimal protection to boost your bronzing capabilities. Along with these attributes, this crème is also fortified with caffeine; carotene complex, and vegetable collagens that can hold diminish cellulite, swelling and even skin’s tone and texture.
3 Hair Protector:
Alterna Summer Hair Sun Recovery Spray, $20 at Sephora
Sun-kissed locks are often welcomed, but lounging by the pool exposes your delicate strands to all sorts of damaging UV rays that can not only fade hair but turn it dry, brittle and frizzy. Paul Mitchell’s Sun Shield Conditioning Spray helps protect your do from both UVA and UVB rays, while simultaneously softening and adding shine to your beautiful tresses.
4 Sun Damage Repair Crème:
Nia 24 Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands, $55 at dermstore.com
There is a fine line between bronzed goddess and blushing lobster, and once that line is crossed, say sianara to any form of public appearance for a while. That was until Nia’s Sun Damage Repair for Decolletage and Hands, which not only speeds up your redness recovery time, but also reduces wrinkles and discolorations, two unfortunate side effects of your sun lounging days.
5 Cellulite Crème:
St. Ives Cellulite Shield Gel Crème, $6.99 at Target
For those who slave laboriously at the gym and still posses the cottuled texture of cottage cheese on your legs (its unfair, I tell ya!), St. Ives Cellulite Shield Gel Crème can help. One of the least expensive cellulite remedies on the market, this crème packs a punch with caffeine, green tea and menthol to help smooth and firm your troubled areas, with a citrusy scent that will smell great poolside.