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Summer 2012: Must-Haves

Summer Must-Haves by Manhattan DermatologySunny days are here again and summer is fast approaching! Dr. Magovern has assembled a fantastic list of must-haves to keep your skin protected from the sun and glowing all summer long.

  1. Glytone Exfoliating Body Lotion SPF 15*—leaves skin smooth and bright.
  2. Chocolate Sun Organic Sunless Tanning—available at Mind Body Manhattan.
  3. At-home sunless tanning productsFake Bake Self-Tanning Lotion* is a new favorite, as is St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse.
  4. Solar Protection Formula LipTect SPF 45 Lip Balm—I love this!
  5. Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System*—will give you a deep clean and get off all of the sunblock, sweat and dirt of the summer.
  6. A Vitamin C Product, like Obagi Professional-C Serum 15%*,  to boost the effectiveness of your sunscreen and to prevent and repair sun damage—apply after cleansing, before moisturizer and sunscreen.
  7. Daily Sunscreen for Face: EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40* for normal or dry skin types or try their UV Clear SPF 46* if you are more acne-prone.
  8. Daily Splurge for Face: NeoCutis Journée BioRestorative Day Cream with PSP*. A lightweight, tinted, anti-aging cream, nicely formulated with antioxidants and growth factors, and has an SPF 30 to boot.
  9. Sunscreen for Beach + Vacation: EltaMD Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47* (great for sensitive skin) or their UV Lotion SPF 30+* (more moisturizing and comes with in an easy-to-use pump), Blue Lizard Sport SPF 30+* (great for the price), La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Body Milk Sunscreen.
  10. Sunscreen for Babies + Kids: Blue Lizard Sensitive/Baby SPF 30+*, EltaMD Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47* (chemical and paraben-free).
  11. Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Brush SPF 30—such a fun product and perfect for summer. Perfect for reapplications throughout the day—throw it in your beach bag or purse.
  12. Sun Protective Bathing Suits and Clothing: UV Skinz is a great place for kids’ suits and hats.
  13. A Wide-Brimmed Hat (3-4 inches), available at Gum Tree.
  14. Superfoods: Fruits and vegetables rich with nutrients and anti-oxidants, whole grains and legumes for fiber, nuts and proteins with Omega-3s, and green tea. A few excellent recipes here.

*All products with asterisks are available at Manhattan Dermatology and, through July 31, we are offering 20% off all sunscreen. Come by to stock up—we’re open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

About Dr. M + Team

Founded by Dr. Ashley Magovern, a board-certified dermatologist and South Bay native, Manhattan Dermatology offers the latest in general, cosmetic and pediatric dermatology services in a friendly, intimate environment. Our skilled, compassionate team delivers exceptional state-of-the-art care using the most advanced treatments and technologies, including laser services, Ultherapy ultrasound skin tightening, injectables such as Botox and Juvederm, liquid face lifts, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, photorejuvenation and sclerotherapy. We partner closely with you to solve your skin care concerns, be it sun damage or acne, wrinkles or redness, brown spots or unwanted hair. We want you to walk out of our door feeling special, radiant, and confident in your skin.
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