Throwback Thursday: Skin Is In-------
The Model: Carmen Kass
The Moment: Summer skin
The Motivation: It’s 92 degrees outside, New Yorkers—which means summer has arrived on the East Coast, and some changes to your beauty routine are in order. Heavy moisturizers should be transitioned into lighter, gel formulas; bronzers can start replacing pinker blushes; and the quest for the perfect tan—faux or real—is officially on. One of the best parts about the warm weather, though, is the opportunity to scale back your makeup. Summer heat makes piling on a face full of foundation, lipstick, and liner both unappealing and difficult, so we’re busying ourselves with a newfound focus on practical yet effective skincare to arrive at a Carmen Kass-level of complexion perfection, circa this 1998 Patrick Demarchelier snap. Kass exudes a natural, seemingly poreless glow, a feat we’ll be trying to achieve via a plethora of new-to-market standouts. From stem cell skincare and powerful peptides to oh-so-popular CC creams and proper sun protection, there’s no better time than the present to go naked.