LIFE&STYLE

Summer beauty tips

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Aug 2, 2013 - 20:46
  • Updated : Aug 2, 2013 - 20:46

New sunscreen products are on store shelves every summer, confusing shoppers about what to pick for their vacations. Sunscreens come in various forms: lotion, spray, balm and stick.

To protect every area of your skin from the sizzling sun, more than one type of sunscreen is needed. If you plan to hit the beach, sunscreen spray is useful in applying to areas that you find hard to reach such as the back; stick type for curvy areas; and balm as it provides full coverage on areas that may go unprotected. The sunscreen balm works for elbows, knees and heels.

Sunscreen sprays are evolving not just to better protect the skin, but to help the skin from going dry and itchy, with moisture boosters such as hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil. The Soleil essence sunscreen spray by HMJ Korea has been improved this year to contain more moisturizing elements, as well as ingredients that cool down hot skin.

For those who want a polished look, Hankook Cosmetic’s color control cream enriched with vitamin C not only improves the appearance of skin darkened and blotchy from the sun, but also prevents spots and freckles from sun exposure.

For both men and women, confidently revealing one’s body on the beach requires extra care, especially the removal of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal offers a permanent solution, but for at-home solutions, waxing provides a more lasting result compared to other depilatory products. It has become convenient with easy-to-use wax strips like Veet products and lotions that prevent skin irritation from hair removal.

(wylee@heraldcorp.com)