Spring has sprung— but as the temperatures rise, our complexions start feeling the heat. We thought layering on more makeup or frequent blotting were the only options to counter shine and sweat, but not anymore. Enter the oil-controlling, acne-fighting and SPF-depositing powers of Peter Thomas Roth Oily Problem Skin Instant Mineral SPF 30. Salicylic Acid and willow bark absorb oil and eradicate blackhead-causing bacteria, while titanium dioxide protects from UVA and UVB rays. A stable of antioxidant vitamins (A, C and E) also work to stave off and undo sun damage and nourish skin. Best of all: The convenient, no-spill brush dispenser makes mid-day touch-ups— even over makeup— a breeze.
—By Alana Peden, contributing blogger
Today may be the first day of fall, but that doesn’t mean you should stash your sunscreen until next summer. Even on dreary days like today, we protect ourselves with SPF, like Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer SPF 30. This silky lotion absorbs quickly, smells slightly sweet, and does double duty, offering extra protection with a trio of antioxidants: vitamins A, C, and E. Our skin has been smoother than ever and virtually irritation-free since we’ve started using it.
Tell us: What’s your go-to daily SPF?
We love a glass of red at the end of the day just as much as the next gal, so we’re excited to share these wine-related beauty tidbits from Jody Levine, M.D., dermatologist for Tone in New York City (their Vino Moisture Crushed Grape Shea Butter Body Wash contains potent grape extracts) and Carolyn Wente, CEO of Wente Vineyards:
- Wine has high antioxidant levels due to the polyphenols that naturally occur in grapes, so it can protect your body and skin from damaging free radicals.
- Vinotherapy treatments, like those offered both at home and in-spa by Caudalie, are a growing trend in skincare and provide anti-aging benefits.
- The pulp found in the residue from wine-making is great for gently exfoliating the skin and soothing without irritation.
- A glass of wine can temporarily cause blood vessels in the face to dilate, giving your skin a glowy flush. Don’t overindulge, though—too much alcohol can cause inflammation.
Keep your eye out for another surprising skincare-related use for grapes in our October issue, on stands in September!