Summer may be the season of tanning and sunbathing (don't forget the sunscreen!), but we know there are many of you out there who prefer the stand-out appeal of the mestiza look. In a sea of tanned babes, porcelain skin really does draw attention. (And, there are a lot of guys who do still prefer girls with lighter skin.) A summer tan can be quite attractive, but with it comes the hassle of switching up makup products to match your new, temporary shade. If you want to maintain your bright complexion—or simply avoid going a shade darker—we've got the latest products from trusted brands to help you achieve a bright and radiant glow.
If you have skin that's prone to dryness, especially during the warm summer months, we suggest using a lightening product with vitamins and organic ingredients that target hyperpigmentation while providing adequate hydration. The Body Shop offers a line of products called Moisture White that's formulated with the Shiso mint herb known to reduce melanin production. The four-step range includes sunscreen components and soothing aloe vera to quench your skin in the heat. As with most products from The Body Shop, this line contains Community Fair Trade and imported organic ingredients, which are good for your skin.
For those of you with more problematic skin, opt for the latest CyberWhite Brilliant Cells line by Estee Lauder. Their products are non-acnegenic and dermatologist-tested so you won't have to worry about irritating sensitive skin. The system targets the four key dark spots that plague women: barely visible spots, small surface spots, stubborn age spots, and recurring spots. It also includes a range of oil-free, humidity-resistant, and skin-friendly makeup so you get complete daily care, no matter the weather.
For more intense treatment of skin imperfections, look into the latest line by Lancome called Blanc Expert. The seven-step process stimulates melanolysis, dissolving the melanosomes that cause skin darkening. These are great for gals who like multi-tasking products like BB Creams that work as both skin care, cosmetic, and sun protectant. They also have products specifically for lightening the delicate eye area that's so prone to darkening (particularly after late-night summer escapades!)--a definite must-have.
New York brand Kiehl's (which a lot of Hollywood celebrities are a fan of) also offers a range of lightening products dubbed Ultimate White that offer immediate brightening effects and lasting whitening benefits. The line targets visible skin damage while preventing new ones from developing. This line is great for girls interested in a routine that ensures long-term whitening effects.
Check out the gallery by clicking the button below to see the details of these products, including others that lighten the body, are great for carrying while traveling, and provide maximum whitening effects. Don't hide yourself away from the sun this summer; step outside with confidence in your radiant, attention-grabbing fair skin.