Last night, in our Georgetown showroom, we hosted lovely group of people from the Harvard Club of DC – all alumni of my alma mater who live in the DC region. The goal: networking, enjoying delicious wine and treats, and to discuss summer beauty tips.
Summer… = sun, heat, humidity, “smaller” clothes…
So here goes:
- Remember your body. Aging doesn’t stop at the jaw line – indeed, my father (before Norah Ephron in I feel bad about my neck) always told me to look at a woman’s neck and décolleté to determine her age. Our faces lie… our necks tell the truth! Extend that to arms, legs, and feet. Think of our Alexandrite gel for neck and bust, and our Q-switch body contouring gel.
- Open toe shoes = feet are more visible. Don’t skip that pedicure, and in between your visits to your favorite nail salon, use our 532nm antioxidant relief for hands and feet.
- In hot and humid weather, your skin loses less of its moisture and needs less hydration. Switch to a lighter moisturizer. Our Yttrium protective day cream is perfect.
- Ironically, however, in hot and humid weather, we sweat more, and so our body needs more hydration. Remember to drink a lot of water (says me, who often drinks 8 cups of coffee and then finishes the day with a glass of wine…)
- In hot and humid weather, my hair looks like a mess. Hence my summer hair day go to trick, a loose bun. Then the messy look looks like it is done on purpose – and it stays off my shoulders and keeps me cooler.
- I just came back from a week in Greece, and while I have a bit of color on my skin, I am not really tanned. Indeed, a similarly sun-paranoid girlfriend with whom I had lunch today told me I was the only person other than her who would spend a week in the sun and not come back tanned. Well, a week on a Greek island yes, but with 50+ sunscreen and always in the shade under an umbrella. Summer = sunscreen is mandatory. No exceptions.
- And lastly, in summer, I like a little more color… brighter lipstick (pinks, corals, reds) is a must.
Enjoy the summer, stay cool, stay beautiful!