Time isn’t the only thing that ages and changes your skin. The sun is a major culprit when it comes to fine lines, wrinkles and altered pigmentation. “A person should look for an SPF of at least 30 and it should say broad spectrum, which means that it covers UVA, as well as UVB radiation,” says dermatologist Cheryl Rosen, national director of the Canadian Dermatology Association’s sun awareness program. “They can both damage DNA and they can both cause skin cancer.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends reapplying sunscreen every two hours, which is especially important during long periods of sun exposure. On how to prevent sunspots, Dr. Rosen suggests playing it safe. “Wear a hat, seek shade, and play your tennis game at nine in the morning instead of noon.”
Whether it’s in the form of a clutch, high heel shoe or lipstick, colour is on our minds this season. “Take cues from the runway and opt for bright makeup products that will make your features pop,” says makeup artist Rita Stirpe. With a swipe of coral lipstick and a coat of mascara, you will create a beach-ready look that complements your summer glow. For those of you who want to highlight your pretty peepers, don’t be afraid to experiment with sea blue eye shadows for your next date night. Complete your playful look with a mani and pedi that screams summer.