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Our expert shares tips and product picks for summer facial care and makeup.

Reviewed by Karyn Grossman, MD on June 02, 2014
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Dermatologist Wendy E. Roberts, MD, shares her favorite products and tips to stay cool as a cucumber during warm summer months.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment ($5.99) "A nightly application of this fragrance-free ointment to my lips keeps them soft and moist during the day. It contains petrolatum and glycerin, which eliminate any type of dry skin."

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser ($11.99) "Use this cleanser with a warm facecloth to easily remove makeup -- including stubborn waterproof black eyeliner. The foam formula whisks away the dirt and makeup, while ceramides help keep skin cells healthy and hyaluronic acid moisturizes skin on contact."

NeoStrata Bionic Face Serum ($72) "This over-the-counter product contains a slew of antioxidants including vitamins A, C, and E, plus alpha hydroxy acids that work together to reverse most of the signs of stressed and aging skin. I apply it in the morning before SPF to help fight lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and mottled pigmentation. Plus, the ingredients have been clinically researched and vetted by dermatologists."

Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette ($54) "This palette of neutral shadows is especially great for summer and achieving that effortless, natural look. The pigments are rich, long-lasting, and eye-catching."

Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray SPF 70 ($10.49) "Toss this waterproof, broad-spectrum SPF spray in your beach bag. Spray yourself, spray your friends, spray Dad’s scalp, spray Baby’s arms. And since it does not feel thick or tacky on skin, you can even use this on your face."

Colorescience Mascara ($19.50) "There aren’t many mineral-based mascaras out there that are humidity-, water-, and smudge-proof. But, this is one! It’s made with peptides, vitamins, and botanical extracts that give lashes dramatic volume and length while keeping them soft and conditioned."

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Wendy Roberts, MD, dermatologist, Rancho Mirage, CA.

Deirdre O'Boyle Hooper, MD, dermatologist, New Orleans, LA.

Jonathan Elkhouri, owner, master stylist, Salon Khouri, Fairfax, VA.

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