Styling by Erinn Morgan
Photos by April Stokes
Beat the heat, sun, and dry desert climate with hot new lotions, creams, and potions to protect and saturate your skin.
Is your skin feeling parched? Annet King, worldwide training and development
manager for the International Dermal Institute, says dry climates make the skin
Water just instantly evaporates out of the skin if its not locked
in, so its hydrate, hydrate, hydrate -the entire body, she says.
High altitudes add to this and eyes and lip areas will become especially
Her top tips for saving your skin this summer:
1. Pack a sunscreen SPF 15-30 and apply liberally every two hours.
2. Use a thicker, more emollient oil-based face cream, eye cream, and body
moisturizer if youre in the mountains.
3. In the desert, carry a hydrating spritz with you and continue to use it
throughout the day.
Id add in a hydrating moisture-rich vitamin masque to stop my
skin from being parched, she says. You could even and put it on
the ends of your hair.
4. Hands and lips will feel dry too, so pack a moisture-rich hand cream that
has a built-in SPF and a lip protector.
You may just find some skin salvation in some of the following products:
Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque, Solar Defense Booster SPF 30 (can be used
alone or with your favorite moisturizer), and Intensive Moisture Balance7. All
available at Genesis Salon, 250 Crummer Lane, 327-6907, and Soleil Salon Day
Spa, 6522 McCarran Blvd., 828-2323
Aveda Caribbean Therapy body cream with Caribbean mango and lime, And waterproof
Lip Saver SPF 15 with beeswax and sunflower seed oil. Both available at at Lessence
Day Spa, 242 W. Liberty St., 323-2040.
DerMed Brightening Skin Cleanser, Sun Protective Cream (oil-free and SPF 25),
and Anti-Oxidant Rich Cream. All available at Purity Medical Spa, 640 Moana
Kiss My Face organic Cell Mate 15 SPF moisturizer, Clean For a Day cleanser,
and Sunswat SPF15 combo-spray of sunscreen and insect repellant. All available
at Wild Oats, 5695 S. Virginia St., 829-8666.
Baxter of California Super Shape (SPF 15) hydrating moisturizer for men and
soothing/moisturizing After-shave Balm (alcohol-free). Available at Tranquility
Salon & Spa, 4840 Vista Blvd., Sparks, 354-1111.
Dr. Hauschka, no-fuss SPF 20 Sunscreen Spray for children and sensitive skin
and refreshing After-sun Lotion. Available at Wild Oats, 5695 S. Virginia St.,