Summer is finally here and with it, the hot days of fun in the sun we’ve been looking forward to. For many of us heading outside a little more, it have been some time since we last headed to the beach or stayed outdoors for extended periods. A little bit of protection goes a long way to making sure your precious skin stays radiant, healthy and most importantly, burn-free this summer.

SHIELD YOUR SKIN

Hong Kong’s summers are infamously hot and humid, so adequate and targeted protection for your skin is a must every time you step out the door. If you’re looking for on the simpler side, La Mer’s lightweight SPF50 UV Protecting Fluid PA+++ integrates perfectly into your cosmetic routine and is designed to be worn under makeup or over your moisturizer. For something more long-term, pick up some Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops from JOYCE Beauty, a facial serum that helps to guard against the impacts of more chronic exposure like wrinkles and sun spots.

Those who are extra active can take some of SHISEIDO’s The Perfect Protector with you. Its HeatForce and WetForce technology reacts to the sun’s heat and moisture from water or sweat to boost your UV protection, meaning it only gets stronger to keep up with you.

Planning to be outside more this summer but want to skip the tan? Consider Korean skincare experts MIOGGI’s Professional Treatment UV Block that whitens while protecting against UVA and UVB. Give yourself the full treatment from home with FANCL’s Perfect Whitening Kit, which includes a mask, essence, and mist lotion that repairs dulled skin.

COVER UP IN STYLE

Now that you’ve got your most important base layer taken care of, what’s next? UNIQLO’s brings us its UV Cuts line of apparel that includes its amazing Airism tech to keep you cool and dry. AIGLE’s RAINBO is a lightweight and water-repellant jacket that’s perfect for that oh-so unpredictable weather when sunshine turns to showers.

And last but certainly not least, don’t forget your shades! If you’re venturing out of the city often, pick up a pair of Accrue x ZEISS Adaptive Sun sunglasses from eslite. These block more light (and get darker) the brighter things get, meaning you’ll have all the protection you’ll need. If you normally wear glasses, J!NS has a series of clip-ons for prescription eyeglasses so you can make the switch on the go.

And that’s all there is to it. Now that you’ve got both your skin and your style taken care of, it’s time to get out there and start enjoying your summer!

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