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Nonchalant beauty is the definition of summer beauty, with less makeup and more of an emphasis on protecting your skin. Hydration is a requirement all year long, but especially in the summer! Here are some must-haves to have in your arsenal for women and men to protect the skin from the harsh sun’s rays and to look fabulous.

A great lightweight formula like Peter Thomas Roth‘s Ultra-Lite SPF 30 Sunscreen ($26) will protect your skin without leaving a greasy texture or a heavy feeling.  Malin+Goetz Vitamin B5 Body moisturizer suits all skin types with fatty acid absorption technology and Drunk Elephant‘s Umbra Sheer Physical Defense lotion ($42), will help replenish moisture ($38). The Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer ($66) will leave skin with a flawless glowing complexion for paler types that need some help.  For men, Bulldog created a fresh-scented Original Body Lotion to stay sharp ($11) and for the face, EShave‘s Shaving Oil ($22) helps replace the oils stripped from the face after shaving.

As the sun is the #1 cause for wrinkles and skin spots, be sure to cover your eye region! The Alexander McQueen Oversized Stripe Acetate Sunglasses ($380) is a girl’s best friend in neutral clear white and can pair with anything. Saint Laurent created a classically bold Rose Gold Steel with Grey Lenses for a guy that likes the aviator shape that’s a bit different ($375).

Don’t forget about your hair! Under the beating sun it’s easy to have your hair dry out so revitalize it with Davines Replumping Conditioner ($26).  For the perfect styling we recommend Umberto Beverly Hills Dry Texture Hairspray ($13) and Charles Worthington Style Setter Long Lasting Max Hold Hairspray ($12).

For those long summer nights when dancing is the only thing you want to worry about, “The high-heel hangover cure” a Soothing Gel for Legs from IOMA Paris ($75) is the perfect healing solution for your legs and feet (Available at Saks Fifth Ave).  In the evening we recommend minimal makeup with a concealer from Shiseido ($30) and a nice red lip from Marc Jacob‘s lipstick line ($30).

Last but not least, Louis Vuitton‘s bags are the epitome of fabulous travel-wear.  We love the Pegase 55 Travel Bag in the classic monogram canvas ($3,450), it’s medium-sized with wheels and with an expandable handle that’s perfect for weekend getaways without being a burden.

– Paris Amaro

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