With summer knocking on our doors, my just-barely-manageable beauty routine requires a minor seasonal revamping. Steamy temps and humidity mean that all that much more skin is exposed, and these three products keep that skin looking it's very best:
- Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads ($38) are admittedly a year-round must for me, but with swimsuits on the agenda weekly this season, it's important to keep pesky ingrowns at bay. I apply this exfoliating and soothing pad daily to the bikini zone to avoid ingrown hair and post-waxing irritation. If budget's a concern, snip each pad in half - voila, you'll get twice the number of uses from each tub.
- Jergens Natural Glow + Protect Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 ($8.99) is nothing short of fully miraculous. Already a best-seller (and with good reason), Jergens Natural Glow has been newly formulated with SPF 20 to offer color and sun protection in one handy-dandy tube. I slather a generous amount on all exposed skin daily, and over the course of a week, a beautifully natural looking tan develops, without any pesky streaking. It's available in both Fair to Medium and Medium to Tan, but for all but the most fair among us, either shade will deliver.
- Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Towelettes ($14) Perhaps it's because I'm just sooooo sweet, but bugs just love to eat me up - this was evidenced when I left a recent al fresco dinner with no fewer than four mosquito bites acquired in the course of an hour. Since that night, I haven't left the house without one of Avon's easy, pleasantly-scented yet effective bug-fighting towelettes - they'll take the bite out of your summer.