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Back to School Ready: Skin Care Edition

Our teens and wide-eyed college coeds are returning from sleepaway camp, teen tours and backpacking excursions in Europe and Asia. The 12 – 21 set has been so busy soaking up the sun, and god knows what else, that they are probably in need of a good facial to reset their skin. They have been so busy with summer activities that a daily skin care regimen has fallen to the bottom of the to do list. Our progeny have returned home with breakouts and post-summer skin irritation due to overexposure to the sun, perhaps sans proper protection and care.

Whether going back to school or off to university, it is a good time to start kids off with a simple custom regimen that will empower them to easily take care of their skin all year round. Yasmine Djerradine Institut de Beauté offers a Teenage Facial devised with teenage skin in mind.

A Cautionary Word of Warning

Young skin is sensitive. It is an imperative to select products that are gentle (organic is not always the answer – many organic products can be the harshest as they tend to have high concentrations of ingredients) on the skin. Products that are too harsh tend to be a major culprit contributing to adolescent skin irritation and spots.

Back To School Skin Care Regimen

In the spirit of keeping it simple, here are three easy, turnkey steps that are sure to work for all:

Step One: Cleanse

Lavido makes a gentle Purifying Face Cleanser that is specially formulated for sensitive skin. It is well suited for everyone and gently removes dead skin cells and impurities. For those in their late teens and early twenties, who wear makeup and are willing to take an extra step, I also suggest a post cleansing toner. Heaven Skincare EllaJane Celebrity Skin Wipes are ideal. It’s a toner in an easy to use wipe. They contain honey which heals and moisturizes as well as peppermint which balances the skin’s oil levels and keeps blemishes at bay. Wipes are my favorite, particularly for nighttime when everyone is tired and just wants to crawl into bed. Cleansing and moisturizing are most important at night as this is the time when the skin carries out its filtering activities at the cellular level.

Step Two: Moisturize

Alchimie Forever Daily Defense Cream SPF 23 is all natural, dermatologist-tested and vegan. This moisturizer is gentle and has a light SPF, which is beneficial all year long.

For young men that are about to start shaving or are already doing so, Ursa Major Traveler’s Skin Care Kit is an all encompassing try me kit containing a cleaner, toner, moisturizer/aftershave and toner soaked face wipes. Fortifying Face Balm is an ideal moisturizer and/or aftershave. It fights razor burn and irritation like a charm. Ursa Major’s individually wrapped Essential Face Wipes are perfect for use after gym class, as a late afternoon refresher or quick clean-up before bed.

Step Three: At Home Mini Facial

For those that will take the extra step, applying a mask once a week will do wonders. It is akin to an at home mini facial that will keep their skin clear all year long. Lavido Gentle Exfoliator Peeling Cream is meant to be a 2- 3 x per week gentle face scrub but I use it as a face mask. The formula contains oyster shell powder and pomegranate peel grains to turn over dead skin cells and buildup. It is extremely effective at unclogging pores but is gentle enough not to overdry skin. Plus, on days that it is used, it can be used as a 2-in-one cleanser and mask. Just apply, leave on for 5 – 10 minutes and rinse. Very easy.

Some Useful Extras

For teens that find themselves with blemishes, B. Kamins Laboratories Blemish Gel 5% is the perfect spot treatment to dab onto affected areas. It delivers the right amount of medicine in a lower dose than other over the counter treatments and will not irritate or overdry skin.

Additionally, Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream is a no brainer. With the change of season and school stress, everyone can use a new lip balm to kick off the school year with a stunning smile!

All of these products will take you and your teens through fall and into winter seamlessly.

By: Alyssa Barrie Weiss, Twitter @AlyssaBarrie

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Best Summer Skin Care Products

The Products You Need in Your Summer Skin Care Repertoire

We find ourselves suddenly in the middle of the summer. For many of us this means much time spent outdoors in the sun and heat. Whether we are running errands, sitting on the beach, barbecuing, hiking or just day dreaming, it is important to protect ourselves from the elements during the day, and then nourish our skin later in the evening.

Here are some of my favorite products to keep you covered from face to toe all summer long.

Best Summer Skin Care Products For Face

  1. Institut Esthederm Cellular Water: Great for a quick spray if you’re on the beach, out for a walk or simply enjoying the outdoors. Cellular Water rehydrates the skin and restores its vital energy.
  2. Heaven Skincare Ella Jane Celebrity Skin Wipes & URSA Major Essential Face Wipes: Both of these are organic and great for men and women on the go. They not only rid the face (and the rest of the body) of grime, but also tone the skin; whether you are traveling, après gym or getting off the subway particularly schvitzy.
  3. Alchimie Forever Daily Defense Cream SPF 23: An anti-aging, light daily moisturizer with all the sun protection you need rolled up in one product. It is perfect for summer and is dermatologically formulated and tested, making it well suited for all skin types.
  4. Institut Esthederm Time Technology Cream: A light, revitalizing moisturizer, perfect for the summer and/or traveling. It contains algae extract that detoxifies and promotes microcirculation. This fresh cream contains a subtle, shimmery glow, so even with the faintest hint of a tan you won’t need to wear much makeup. It is perfect for going out on a summer evening.
  5. Juvena Pure Lifting Peeling Powder: This cleanser is the perfect at-home mini facial. It contains bamboo particles that give your face a stellar non-abrasive clean. This cleanser is especially good in summer if you have been in the sun all day and/or layering on SPF, which can clog pores.
  6. Cosmetics 27 Baume 27: Great as an après sun moisturizer. It is cooling and calming, especially after a day outdoors or in the sun. During the summer, this balm is particularly well suited as a restorative and reparative nighttime face cream. It quite literally slows down the oxidation or aging process as it protects against free radicals, one of the main causes of aging. Don’t forget to massage into your décolleté as well.

Best Summer Skin Care Products For Eyes

  1. Cosmetics 27 Eyes 27: Containing nanomolecules, this lightweight under eye cream is perfect for use day and night during the summer. Great under makeup or on its own.

Best Summer Skin Care Products For Body

Remember that the body is just as much in need of care as the face. When you return from a day in the sun, the body requires moisture and rehydration.

  1. Alchimie Forever Dry Skin Balm is an all-in-one intensive anti-aging moisturizer for the entire body. It deeply nourishes and calms dehydrated skin.
  2. If you prefer body oil, look no further than Heaven Skincare Cellulite and Firming Oil. Its essential oils make it a great après sun product, soothing and calming the skin.

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Exclusive Interview with Taylor & Caitlin of Glitter Guide

Not only did we get to chat with the lovely ladies behind Glitter Guide, but Taylor & Caitlin also took the time to shop Travel Beauty! They did a fantastic job curating a Glitter Guide Travel Beauty Travel Kit. What’s inside? Here are their top product picks to pack and summer beauty travel tips for a beauty-full beach vacation.

Glitter Guide’s Essential Beach Beauty and Post-sun Skin Care Product Picks:

Keep reading for our exclusive Q & A with these inspiring gals.

TB: What is your favorite part of what you do? How did you become interested in beauty?

GG: Inspiring others and coming up with unique ideas to share with our readers. Beauty has always been an interest for as long as we can remember and now that it’s part of our job it’s even more fun!

TB: What are your must-have travel beauty products that always make the cut into your dopp kit while traveling during the summer months?

GG: Good shampoo and conditioner (hotel products always dry out my hair), sunscreen, hair oil to use post-sun, a lightweight moisturizer and sunless tanner.

TB: What are you most concerned about, beauty-wise, when you travel during the summer months?

GG: Having our tried and true products with us that we know work! Also making sure to have sunscreen and moisturizer (for post-sun burns) during the summer is key.

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TB: What is your fastest, fail-safe, look refreshed tip when traveling?

GG: When traveling long distances or flying we tend to go for the ‘no fuss’ look — i.e. simple hair and makeup so there is less of a chance for things to go astray. We keep our hair in a pony (or wear a hat), simple tinted moisturizer, mascara and lip balm. When flying we always keep lip balm and both hand and face lotion in our carry-on to combat dry airplane air.

TB: Can you walk us through the process of how you created your very own Travel Beauty Travel Kit?

GG: Well, we’ll just say it was hard to pick just a few items from your selection!! We thought of the products that we’d hate to leave home without, but typically wouldn’t have in a travel size.

Create your very own travel kit now.

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