Sunday, June 01, 2008
By Lourdes Regala
Her facial regimen starts before even going out in the sun. “Give yourself a light exfoliation at least once a week to remove pollution and dead skin cells.” Her fave is Fenix 24 Botanical Scrub for both face and body. Moisturize afterwards with Environ C-quence #4, an antioxidant serum that provides protection from free radicals. Then shield your skin from damaging solar rays with La Roche-Posay Sunblock. “This is the only one I recommend because La Roche-Posay is the only sunscreen with mexsoryl sx, an ingredient that provides the highest UVB and UVA protection and has been approved by the FDA for total sun protection.”
If you’re spending a lot of time on the beach, Ronit likes Waterproof Sunscreen by Fenix to protect the rest of your skin. Afterwards, don’t forget to re-nourish your sun-drenched skin with a hydrating oil after showering. She recommends Neutrogena Body Oil followed by La Roche-Posay Body Emollient to “help the oil penetrate the skin and make it smooth.” Chapped lips or sun burned? Use Aquaphor ointment by Eucerin.
Treat your face to the CA Botana Honey Almond Mask from the Ambrosia line, which is rich in vitamins and great for all skin types. Ronit says the mask has a calming and soothing effect and is especially excellent for the summer when you’ve dehydrated your skin. She adds, “It’s one that does it all. It’s also great for the body. Actually, Bo Derek uses it all over her body. She loves it!”
Well, we may not all look like Bo, but with Ronit’s tips we can definitely make our skin a “10!”