Warmer months used to be all about mattifying and disguising shine. Remember blotting papers? But with minimal makeup trends still going strong, we’re embracing a healthy sheen. This summer, dewy skin is in. No stranger to humidity and shine, Nashville-based cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Natalie Curcio shares her top 4 tips for achieving healthy, glowy skin - without feeling oily.
"Remove excess oil, digest the dead layer of skin which can clog pores, and help your other products penetrate better. I like the 2-Minute Reveal Masque to quickly restore radiance to skin. This triple enzyme mask is gentle, appropriate for most skin types, including oily skin, and can be used at home once to twice per week; the ultra-fine sugar crystals perform gentle physical exfoliation before they dissolve in water, leaving skin toned and balanced."
Steer clear of oil and petroleum based products
"If you want to look glowy rather than shiny, avoid ingredients including coconut oil and mineral oil. Also avoid Sodium lauryl sulfate and Sodium laureth sulfate and alcohols which strip the skin of beneficial oils, causing an imbalance of oil production, leaving us with excessively oily or extremely dry skin, causing skin irritation."
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
“The 24/7 Barrier Balance Cream delivers intense hydration while also repairing your skin’s natural barrier to stop it from losing moisture. It provides what we call the ' DefenAge glow ' .”
Use a smart serum
"My favorite anti-aging product is the 8-in-1 BioSerum. Most people start noticing a difference in 4-8 weeks (as I did) and others will comment on how much “smoother” and radiant your skin looks, truly a ‘Global Visual Improvement’!"