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TROT We’ve uncovered the latest products and procedures
sure to keep you youthful & stunning without going under
the knife in a city where beauty abounds.
I T E X T BY FR AN CE SC A CRUZ
f you call Miami home, then you know you live in
paradise. Aside from year-round beach weather, the
most spectacular scenery, a city that’s thriving and
a nightlife coveted globally — as if we didn’t already
give other places a reason to envy us — now, in a recent
survey by Travel + Leisure, Miami was touted as having another
impressive attraction: It’s home to the most beautiful people.
This means those who live here need to keep their primping
and grooming one step ahead of the game, for not only do we
have a reputation to uphold, but ay caramba…the competition
is only growing stiffer. So as to not sit idle, allowing others
to usurp our sass and sexy appeal; I allocated a few months
to this exposé, diving deep into research to get the latest
on beauty products and procedures that are: nonsurgical,
available in Miami and actually work. There is NO “come
right up” carny lingo pitching hope in a bottle associated
with this piece. If it isn’t tried and true, it was tossed out. To
50 quote the wise and venerable viral sensation known as Sweet
Brown, ‘Ain’t nobody got time for that!”
It all starts with the sun. Our best friend and arch nemesis
in Miami. For those in search of the sun-kissed “Miami look”
baking in the sun will give you the instant gratification of
what appears to be glowing, healthy skin...but with time, you
shall pay the price if you don’t incorporate a sunblock with
an SPF of at least 30 into your daily routine — and this goes
for everyone who lives in The Sunshine State.
Some of the very best SPFs on the market that are top-
of-the-line and don’t leave skin feeling chalky, exposed to
harmful chemicals or cause breakouts are: SkinCeuticals
Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 ($34); SkinMedica
Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum 30+
($46); and La Mer: The Reparative Body Sun Lotion Broad
Spectrum SPF 30 ($85). These can all be found online or at
most skincare providers.