Here Comes the Sun

by Katelyn Rutt

How to achieve glowing skin this summer. 

FORGET DRY, DEHYDRATED SKIN. This summer is all about sun protection, radiance and that perfect, sunkissed gleam. From facials to on-the-go solutions and expert advice, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to achieve a just-got-back-from-vacation glow for the entire summer.


Bluemercury | M-61 Vitablast C Serum Pads | $38 | 

Created by Marla Beck, founder of Bluemercury, these single-use serum pads combine convenience with luxurious radiance and hydration. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, peptides and vitamins B5, C and E, the pads are a staple for glowing summer skin.




Sarah Akram Skincare | $135-$350 | 125 S Fairfax St. Alexandria, Va. 

Get a celebrity treatment without having to travel to New York or Los Angeles. Sarah Akram Skincare offers a range of services which have been praised by A-List clients including Chelsea Handler. We recommend the SA Luxury Treatment, which incorporates cutting-edge technology like LED Therapy and Sonophoresis, among others, to strengthen tired muscles and create a luminous glow in just 90 minutes.




Lululemon | Sweat Reset Face Moisturizer | $48 | Basic Balm | $14 

Lululemon has recently expanded from its popular athleisure wear to offer a new on-the-go selfcare line that is perfect post-workout. Included in the line is a face moisturizer formulated to clean and reduce redness, as well as a buttery lip balm that restores hydration.



Veer & Wander Apothecary | 1260 5th St. NE | 

Newly opened in the Union Market District, this shop is the perfect place to browse non-toxic beauty brands like Ayuna, Goop and Vintners Daughter. The apothecary is the second of its kind, with roots in San Francisco. Inside guests can shop, test curated products or apply a face mask while lounging in the “beauty den” with a glass of herbal sparking water.


Glo30 Facial Subscription | | $79-$299 per month

Rooted in the concept of consistency, this membership allows customers to book a customized facial treatment every 30 days. Running short on time? Each treatment takes an hour or less, making it the ideal choice for a busy summer schedule.


Noelle S. Sherber, M.D., F.A.A.D. | Sherber + Rad | 1101 15th St. NW | 

“All skin types should look for broad-spectrum coverage with at least SPF 30. Oily skin types often benefit from oil-free or oil-absorbing sunscreens. Dry skin types may be best suited by creamy formulations and sensitive skin types may fare best with 100 percent mineral sunscreens. Those with skin that can change from dry to oily due to the Washington, D.C. area’s dramatic weather shifts may like lightweight hydrating formulations.”


*Oily: Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33 | $51

*Dry: La Mer The Reparative Face Sun Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | $135

*Sensitive: Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 | $55

*Changing Skin: Troiareuke Acsen U.V. Protector Essence SPF 50 PA+++ | $55


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