By Melissa Thompson
Originally posted on NYDailyNews.com
Summer is here and it is time to give your skin a seasonal restoration. On the set of “Devious Maids,” Ana Ortiz says she sometimes skips the big extravagant lunches for yoga instead.
“It really helps my mind and my skin, ” she says.
And without yoga and a single product to getting our skin back in top form, here are more recommendations for great summer skin.
Rank & Style, a New York City-based startup adds science, technology, and crowd-sourced feedback and reviews into recommendations to round up the perfect product mix to get your skin looking fresh and sunny for a new season.
Start by cleansing away the dead skin cells with Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – a dermatologist-trade microdermabrasion that removes dead skin cells and leaves skin bright, soft and smooth.
This exfoliator and cleanser is the perfect product to use as a base for other creams and serums.
BrightenUp! not only boasts a delicious papaya and coconut, but also an amazing price point for the ultimate value purchase. ($34, available at Amazon, Birchbox).
Following a base facial treatment, use Sara Happ’s The Lip Scrub to freshen chapped lips. The product comes in delectable flavors, like Brown Sugar, Crème Brulee and Peppermint.
In the spirit of spring, we recommend the Sparkling Peach. This lip exfoliator’s lightweight crystals blend together with jojoba and grape seed oils, to remove dry, flaking skin, resulting in smooth, kissable lips ($24, available at Nordstrom, Amazon.)
Now with a fresh face, apply Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment, a hydrating treatment and mask that improves skin’s circulation, reduces hyperpigmentation and results in younger-looking and a more vibrant skin tone.
This hydrating multi-purpose treatment works to plump fine lines and wrinkles and over time will help reduce damaged skin and give you “good genes” ($105, available at Sephora, SundayRiley.com).
To wrap up your facial renewal, apply Rodin Luxury Face Oil for an intensive moisture treatment. This super-luxe oil combines eleven essential oils to leave your newly fresh and younger-looking skin feeling pampered and smelling of aromatic jasmine and sweet almond.
This complex treatment only requires a few drops, does not leave oily residue and is suitable for any skin type. ($150, available at Barneys, or net-a-porter.com.)
Lastly, the process wouldn’t be complete without giving the rest of your body’s skin some attention.
Our pick-of-the-list is Josie Maran’s Whipped Argan Oil, Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter (also known as: the product you never know you needed, but you’ll be thankful you do now).
Josie Maran whips signature ingredient, argan oil, together with powerful antioxidants to create a truly unique body butter with a refreshing spring fragrance, revitalizing and enriching your skin and indulging your senses.
This velvety body butter is ultimate dessert for the skin ($35, available at Sephora).