Skin Care Need to Know: The Great Product Swap
May 1, 2007
What: Spring Cleaning for Your Skin Care Arsenal
Why: I estimate that over the course of my life, Iâ€™ve spent thousands of dollars on my face. Iâ€™m not alone â€“- Americans spent a whopping $50 billion on skin care, cosmetics and toiletries last year, leading us to ask: is it really necessary?
Yes and no, dermatologists say. Too many skin care products can irritate skin, but thereâ€™s no denying that technological advancements have improved them. Regardless of how many products you use, the key is to vary your routine between winter and summer. A heavy wool coat and creamy moisturizer for winter is best replaced with a light sweater and equally-weighted face protector for summer.
These nurturing, yet lightweight skin care products are perfect for warm weather and approved by the SheFinds editors:
* Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser: Simple, freshening and gentle on the skin, while still efficient at removing grime.
* Care by Stella McCartney 5 Benefits Moisturising Fluid: Unbelievably light, but packed with antioxidant oils.
* Vincent Longo Light Canvas Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20: Skip the foundation with this all-in-one makeup, moisturizer and skin protectant.