Hot Weather Survival Guide

From sporty beach days to office picnics, beat the summer heat with these expert beauty tips for staying gorgeous wherever the season takes you.

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June 26, 2012 11:00 AM
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Enrique Badulescu

Good Day Sunshine

SUMMER SCENARIO: It feels like your sunscreen is suffocating your skin.

QUICK FIX: Heavy-duty sunscreens — especially sport formulas — are meant to stay put, making them hard to wash off at the end of the day. "Sunscreen ingredients do not typically clog pores, but chemical formulas contain ingredients that can irritate if not thoroughly washed off after use," explains Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Robin Schaffran, adding that physical filters like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide can require extra steps for proper removal. Instead of scrubbing skin clean, Schaffran recommends using a foaming wash followed by cleansing oil "if you still feel a film on the skin."

MC RECOMMENDS: Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Faces SPF 50+ With PureScreen, $11; Sun Bum SPF 30+ Face Stick, $9; Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, $7; Shiseido's Ultimate Cleansing Oil, $25.