Summer Skin Care Products Washington DC

For every delight summer promises—sundresses, outdoor activities, warm breezes—it presents a corresponding challenge—exposed skin, itchy ailments, frizz. But with a few thoughtful changes to your self-care routine, you can shed your dull winter skin, protect yourself from the hazards of heat, humidity, and sun exposure, and radiate with vitality from head to toe.

Sephora
(703) 415-4501
1100 S. Hayes Street, Suite G6-G8
Arlington, VA
Hours
Monday-Saturday:10am-9:30pm
Sunday:11am-6pm

Sephora
(301) 270-3400
3500 East West Hwy Ste 1000
Hyattsville, MD
Hours
Monday-Saturday:10am-9:30pm
Sunday:11am-6pm

Sephora
(703) 971-8850
6699 Springfield Mall
SPRINGFIELD, VA
Hours
Monday-Thursday:10am-9:30pm
Friday-Saturday:10am-10pm
Sunday:11am-7pm

Jasmine Moghissi, MD
Jasmine
9401 Lee Hwy,Suite 302
Fairfax, VA
 
Sephora
(703) 435-9099
11960 Market Street
Reston, VA
Hours
Monday-Saturday:10am-9:30pm
Sunday:12pm-6pm

Sephora
(202) 338-5644
3065 M St. NW # 619
Washington, DC
Hours
Monday-Saturday:10am-9pm
Sunday:12pm-6pm

Sephora
(301) 365-9590
7101 Democracy Blvd. #2042
Bethesda, MD
Hours
Monday-Friday:10:30am-9:00pm
Saturday:10am-9pm
Sunday:11am-6pm

Sephora
(703) 917-0002
7975 Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA
Hours
Monday-Saturday:10am-9:30pm
Sunday:11am-7pm

Sephora
(301) 645-3925
11130 Mall Circle
Waldorf, MD
Hours
Monday-Thursday:10am-9:30pm
Friday-Saturday:10am-10pm
Sunday:11am-7pm

Sephora
(301) 840-0010
701 Russell Ave
Gaithersburg, MD
Hours
Monday-Saturday:10am-9:30pm
Sunday:11am-6pm


Uncover Your Bare-Worthy Body

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By Kate Hanley

Ah, summer. For every delight the season promises—sundresses, outdoor activities, warm breezes—it presents a corresponding challenge—exposed skin, itchy ailments, frizz. But with a few thoughtful changes to your self-care routine, you can shed your dull winter skin, protect yourself from the hazards of heat, humidity, and sun exposure, and radiate with vitality from head to toe. Our field guide to your body shows you how.

Hair
Curly hair frizzes because it’s dry. “Healthy hair cuticles are like a tightly bundled bud still on the tree,” explains Lorraine Massey, author of Curly Girl (Workman Publishing, 2001). “But when hair lacks moisture, the cuticle opens like a pinecone drying on the forest floor.” In humidity, thirsty curls will likely go on a drinking binge unless you take steps to seal in moisture.

Shelve the sulfates. Most shampoos contain sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate—foaming agents that create the suds. “Sulfates are incredibly drying and the prime cause of frizz,” Massey says. To achieve a healthy clean, she advises looking for a shampoo with no ingredients that end with “sulfate.”
Try: Terressentials Pure Earth Hair Wash ($10.75, 8 oz; www.terressentials.com )

Throw in the towel. “A towel is so absorbent, it will remove too much moisture from your hair,” Massey says. And because a towel has uneven texture, rubbing your hair vigorously with it will also roughen up your cuticles and cause them to open (in other words, frizz). Instead, use a smooth fabric—such as a T-shirt or pillowcase—and gently squeeze your hair dry.

Eyes
Although ultraviolet and blue light exist year-round, increased outdoor time boosts your exposure to these hazardous rays. Over time, UV exposure can lead to free radicals in the cells of the eye, a precondition for cataracts and macular degeneration.

Boost your defenses. Marc Grossman, OD, LAc, an optometrist in New Paltz, New York and author of Natural Eye Care (McGraw-Hill, 1999), recommends 6 mg of lutein, 3 mg of zeaxanthin, and at least 500 mg of vitamin C daily. “I call lutein and zeaxanthin nature’s sunglasses because of their ability to protect the photoreceptive cells of the macular from sun damage, while vitamin C protects the cells in the lens of the eye,” Grossman says. To get your allotment of these nutrients through food, he recommends you eat kale (for lutein) and orange peppers (zeaxanthin) three or four times a week.

Keep your eyes under wraps. Just as brown-eyed people are less sensitive to the sun than people with lighter-colored eyes, sunglasses with brown or amber lenses offer more protection from UV and blue light rays than lighter lenses. “Wear wraparound, brown-lensed sunglasses whenever you will be in the sun for prolonged periods of time,” Grossman advises. But since the eye needs light to function properly, he suggests taking those shades off when you’re indoors: “Sunglasses are a great protective tool, but they are only necessary when ...

Author: Kate Hanley

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