Beach bound? Beat the heat with summer skincare tips from Sisley’s International Make-up Artist and Skincare Specialist, Alfredo Lizardi. With 17 years of experience, Alfredo has travelled around the Americas spreading his knowledge and expertise. We chatted with the skincare guru to find out his tips on how to stay gorgeous wherever the summer may take you.
Everybody loves a little colour; a tan is our way of visually welcoming summer! This spring, we are excited to have launched a new self-tanner that creates a beautiful natural-looking and luminous tan without exposing yourself to harmful UV rays. Self Tanning Hydrating Facial Skin Care, $145.
You should always use a gentle exfoliate. Self-tanners virtually paint the top layers of your skin—which is essentially just dead skin cells. These cells are usually uneven and can result in patchy self-tanner applications. To ensure a smooth application, we recommend exfoliating a couple times a week to keep your self-tanner smooth and even throughout the summer. Buff and Wash facial gel, $120.
Another thing to remember is that you don’t need to massage the self-tanners into the skin. They are not really creams to be absorbed; they should just sit on the surface on the skin. So the less we massage it, the better off we are. You also want to specifically avoid applying too much of the product on your knees, elbows, heels, or knuckles—because that will give you away!
Without the sun we all would die, so a little sun worshipping won’t hurt, you just need the right protection. That’s why we also launched Sunleÿa. It’s a beautiful SPF 15 cream that also has anti-aging ingredients and helps to neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals in the skin. Just remember to reapply your SPF protection every 2 hours and you’re all set. Sunleÿa Age Minimizing After-Sun Care, $245.
Absolutely! A lot of people feel more comfortable having two sets of moisturizers to alternate by season based on your skins needs. In the summer, we usually tend to stay out a little more in the sun, and this can dehydrate your skin. The ‘Hydra-Global’ is a wonderful summer daily moisturizer that tackles hydration on all three levels of the skin without being too heavy. Hydra-Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration, $270.
Yes, we have a unique product called ‘All Day All Year’ that is perfect for every one of all ages. It acts like a bubble and filters 90% of harmful rays to protect the skin from outside aggressors for up to 8 consecutive hours. We recommend layering this with whatever other moisturizers you are currently using as this is purely for protection. All Day All Year Essential Anti-Aging Day Care, $435.
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