5 Skincare Hacks for Tropical Weather

On Electrify Mag’s recent shoot in the Dominican Republic at Sea Horse Ranch, I was inspired by the nature and lush landscape of the Caribbean in keeping the look of our talent — Jocelyn Chew (ONE.1), Farah Holt (Marilyn), and Daiane Sodré (ONE) — as natural and fresh as the surroundings.

Whether floating down a jungle river, adventuring the coast with surfboards, or jumping of a catamaran into crystal blue waters, I wanted them to look and feel as though they belonged in the environment.

I prepped the models each morning with Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector and Water-Light Lotion for Face and Body in SPF 30 or 50 depending on skin type. This sunscreen has an amazing texture, and is enriched with vitamin E, making layering easy and fuss free.

I skipped heavy foundations and reached for Burt’s Bees BB Cream and Dr Jart’s Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm.  These wonder products do it all- conceals, smoothes, perfects, and illuminates skin. Burt’s BB Cream also contains noni extract, which grows wild in the Dominican and is a best kept secret among natives for it’s beautifying properties. I used Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 to give a perfect shine and gloss while still nourishing and protecting against the sun wind and sea. See the photo story below to get a sneak peak at the full editorial releasing this December 2016!


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Recommended Products


Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 ($7)


Activated Sun Protector Water-Light Lotion For Face & Body ($29)


Every Sun Day UV Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($34)


Activated Sun Protector 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 ($29)


Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm ($36)BBCream_Light_Tube

BB Cream ($15)

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