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5 sunny beauty trends for this summer

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Summer is here, which means it’s finally time to part ways with your knit scarves and cute wool jackets — at least for the next few months. It’s the season to bathe in the sun and enjoy the warm weather.

Summer is all about having fun! Flip-flops, shorts, iced coffee and long nights sitting outdoors. At the same time, the heat, humidity and sun mean you’ll need to make a few changes to your beauty routine.

And who better to bring in summer beauty tips than one of the season’s most radiant recording artists, Leslie Grace?

Show off your eyes. Even if you have a dozen pairs of cute, stylish sunglasses that you’ve been dying to wear, show the world your eyes. For a fresh summer look, put away the eyeliner and embrace a subtler look that highlights your natural beauty. Use a sparkling cream shadow for eyelids and accent it with your favorite mascara.

Lead with your smile. A healthy, white smile is always in style, especially on those sun-soaked days! But drinks like iced coffee, rose wine and soda (and what’s a summer without these?) can stain your pearly whites. Leslie’s favorite product to use for her teeth is Colgate Optic White Stain-Less White Toothpaste, which helps remove those unwanted stains.

Keep your hair healthy. Let your hair down and show off your natural beauty! For those of you with naturally curly hair, like Leslie, get in the habit of pinning your hair up at night so it won’t get tangled or damaged!

Love the sun, but with caution. You’ll probably be working on your tan this summer. At the same time, take precautions to protect your skin for the long term. This includes moisturizing your skin, hands and lips — and always make sure to apply plenty of sunscreen!

The perfect makeup combo. The secret for getting the most out of your makeup this summer is to match the season. Don’t shy away from bold, vibrant colors. For instance, blue eye shadow and red lipstick complement the bright colors of summer. For that extra pop and to really make a statement on your nights out, try glittery makeup for a glowing look.

Whether you plan to lounge by a pool, dance on a rooftop or spend your summer in the sand, let these tips serve as a foundation to your summer style. Doing so will give you that natural shine that matches summer’s glow.

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Pollution protection: 5 easy tips for combating the environment’s effects on skin

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Properly taking care of your skin each day — and countering the possible effects of pollution — is quick, affordable and easy to do. So why do so many Americans forgo that step in their daily routines?

A recent survey by CeraVe found 48 percent of American adults often worry about their skin, yet 36 percent have no regular skincare routine. Only 36 percent regularly use cleanser, and 33 percent say they’re confused about how to choose effective products and methods.

Unfortunately, everyday pollution and UV rays can easily wreak havoc on your skin, so it’s essential to develop a proper skincare routine to combat these effects. In a given year, Americans are subject to some 83 million tons of pollution particles emitted into the air. Many Americans encounter those particles on their daily commutes, and because they can be 20 times smaller than your pores, they can infiltrate deep levels of your epidermis, leading to inflammation, dehydration and/or loss of elasticity.

Without a regular skincare routine, you’re also more apt to deal with dryness, irritation, acne, accelerated aging, hyperpigmentation, dullness and other unwanted attributes that can result from the air quality. That may be why six in 10 U.S. adults say they cope with as many as 10 “bad skin days” monthly.

“Forming good skincare habits is not complicated, and it can pay off significantly in terms of your health and appearance,” notes board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michelle Henry. “It’s never too late to begin a daily skincare routine that offers the best possible protection against unhealthy elements in our environment.”

Consider adopting these five habits that will keep your skin glowing and protected from all that it encounters.

1) Use an effective sunscreen every day. Apply a product that has an SPF of 30 or higher, is water resistant and provides broad-spectrum coverage so it protects you from both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply it throughout the day as needed. Henry points to studies indicating pollution may worsen the effects of UV and increase the risk of skin cancer.

2) Wash twice daily with a quality cleanser. Choosing the right product is key. Henry recommends CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser or Foaming Facial Cleanser, which are gentle on skin and deeply cleanse to remove dirt, oil and residue that build up throughout the day, helping to counteract the harmful effects of pollution and leaving skin hydrated.

3) Send linens through the laundry. Ideally, towels and washcloths should be washed in hot water after one use, and pillowcases should be washed or changed multiple times per week. While this may seem nearly impossible, frequently changing or washing pillowcases will help to keep dirt, oil and dead skin cells from building up and seeping into skin night after night.

4) Eat an optimal diet. Henry suggests eating a diet rich in antioxidants, which may help protect skin, pointing to foods such as carrots, apricots, spinach, tomatoes, berries, beans, peas, lentils, salmon and nuts. Conversely, diets high in processed or refined sugars or other carbohydrates and unhealthy fats may promote skin aging.

5) Get moving. Ever notice how your skin glows after a good workout? Physical activity promotes circulation, which carries oxygen and nutrients that nourish skin cells. Increased blood flow also helps whisk away waste products like free radicals from your cells. Further, exercise can reduce stress that may adversely affect your skin.

Taking a few minutes each day to care for your skin is well worth your while, especially when it comes to combating the effects of pollutants encountered daily. Visit Cerave.com to find dermatologist-recommended skincare products suitable for your skin’s needs.

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La vie est belle

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“La vie est belle”, a French expression meaning “Life is beautiful”; the manifesto of a new era. Universal yet personal, Lancôme’s femininity is a choice embraced by women, not an imposed standard. The choice to live one’s life and fill it with beauty. Your own way.

Lancôme has long fostered this conviction, and shares it today with all women in the form of an exceptional creation. The fragrance of joyful femininity and happiness. The fragrance that makes life more beautiful.

La vie est belle introduces a new olfactive story, the first ever iris gourmand. The juice is made with the most precious natural ingredients, a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a twist of gourmand. It entwines the elegance of iris with the strength of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend; for an incredible scent with depth and complexity.

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Moonlight in Heaven- Croisière

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A limited edition blend that pushes exoticism to its extreme, more succulent and addictive.

The new fragrance opens with a sunbeam of lemon and bergamot to the unique accord of a juicer mango and addictive coconut milk that captures the core vacation vibe. Sambac jasmine, mixed with the gourmandise of Tonka bean, form a delectable entry into a veritable slice of heaven on earth.

Styled fresh for summer, with the transparent glass of the iconic KILIAN flacon getting gunmetal hardware and a paintbrush stroke in Klein Blue. Made in two spontaneous gestures—one serene like the sea’s surface and the other more rounded, recalling the sea’s deep sensuality and undulating infinity.

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