In this summer’s steamy, hot weather, protecting your skin against the sun is essential! Drink lots of water and liquids. For a cool, refreshing beverage, add a mint leaf or a twist of lemon or lime to your water. Serve the combination chilled with ice. If you like carrying bottled water, freeze it overnight and enjoy it as the ice melts during the day.

Take cool showers. Wear loose-fitting, breathable clothing in natural (i.e. cotton or linen) fabrics. Your feet usually swell (just a bit) in the excess heat. Purchase summer shoes a half-size larger. If you must wear flip-flops, select a style that offers support. Of course, a pedicure is a must. Choose your shoes for comfort, then style.

Store your fragrances in the fridge. Enjoy summer and limit your exposure to the sun. Your health and beauty depend on it.

Clarins, a leader in sun protection products, takes safe sun one step further for even more beautiful skin. They have introduced a new line of high performance, high protection SPF 50+ sun products to help maintain beautiful, healthy-looking skin. UV rays deteriorate cell structures and functions, ultimately weakening the skin’s auto-defense mechanisms, causing skin to age.

Clarins’ revolutionary Multi-Cellular Protection is a combination of a multi-filter complex and Phyto-Sunactyl 2. It helps protect beautiful, healthy-looking skin. Their SPF 50 sun care duo protects your skin against UVA and UVB rays while preventing sun-induced aging. To break it down, the multi-filter complex protects the skin against UVA and UVB rays, while the Phyto-Sunactyl 2 complex, a combination of five plant extracts (senna, pea, plane tree, olive and baobab), resists the sun’s aggressions and protects against the appearance of premature signs of aging.

The products’ benefits include high protection 50+ SPF. This system guards skin from the appearance of wrinkles, sun-induced age spots and uneven skin tones. It’s ideal for sensitive skin types, moisturizes your skin and has a non-sticky texture.

The complex includes SPF 50+ Wrinkle Control Cream, $32, and SPF 50 Sunscreen Care Milk-Lotion Spray, $30. These products are available at Clarins counters nationwide.