Australian Beauty: Tell Us Your Secrets!

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Stay in the Clear
Equator-neighboring Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer, so people there have to be extra vigilant about sun protection. Zinc is the ultimate skin shield, but it leaves a white mask. Enter clear zinc (try Invisible Zinc 4 Hour Water Resistant Sunscreen SPF 30, $38, newlondonpharmacy.com). "It's a physical blocker, so it won't irritate sensitive skin," says Sydney-based dermatologist Adrian Lim, M.D.



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Send Sunspots Packing
Religiously applying sunscreen will prevent major sunspots, but over time, some can still pop up. Lim recommends looking for face creams that contain natural skin-lightening ingredients (which remove dark pigments without bleaching your skin) such as retinols, kojic acid, glycolic acid, niacinamide, ascorbic acid, mulberry, licorice extracts, or soy. Try Jurlique Purely White Skin Brightening Night Treatment, $48, sephora.com.



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Guard Your Locks
"Use products that contain a UV protectant, which shields your hair from the sun's harmful rays," says Australian hairstylist Brad Ngata. Try Kerastase Bain Apres-Soleil shampoo, $36, and Masque UV Defense Active, $60, kerastase-usa.com.



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Get a Bare-Worthy Butt
Aussie bottoms stay bump-and blemish-free thanks to dry body brushing, an ayurvedic technique used by Aussie Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr. Here's how to do it: Grab a natural-bristle dry skin brush (try Elemis Body Brush, $44, timetospa.com) and run it upward from your thighs to the top of your butt cheeks in one motion for two minutes before you shower to stimulate circulation, says Caelia Corse, beauty editor at Women's Health Australia. In the shower, ditch the brush and use a gentle scrub like Australian Organics Exfoliating Body Scrub, $10, walgreens.com.



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C Your Skin Improve!
Australian Kakadu plums were found by Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation to contain over 130 times more vitamin C than oranges! In skin care, vitamin C helps keep skin smooth and supple. Try Elemental Herbology Soothing Oil-Free Facial Hydrator, which contains Kakadu plum extract ($68, spacenk.com).



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Tan Yourself in Two Seconds
"A golden glow never goes out of style, but no one messes with a real tan these days," says Aussie hair and makeup artist Melanie Burnicle. Tan your arms and legs with this trick: "Mix bronzing powder with body lotion and rub it on—zero drying time or blotchiness!" she says. Try Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder in Bronze, $28, sephora.com.



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Take a Dip
"Salt water is a great texturizer for your hair and adds natural definition to any style," says Ngata. After a swim, twist sections of hair with your fingers, tousle them a bit, and then let your hair dry. The salt will help the beachy waves hold. No ocean in sight? Achieve a similar effect by spritzing damp hair with a sea-inspired texturizer. Try Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Beach Waves, $24, fekkai.com.



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Flash Lush Lashes
"Aussies love lash extensions because they want amazing eyelashes at the beach—and no panda eyes," says Burnicle. You can also try false lashes that come on a clear (not black) strip.



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Go for a (Slightly) Smoky Eye
"To turn up the heat in the evening, Australian women do a nude lip and create a toned-down smoky eye with purple liner," says Sydney-based makeup artist Elsa Morgan. Try Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Ava, $22, suedevittbeauty.com, and Aussie fave Becca Sheer Tint Lip Colour in Gisella, $24, beccacosmetics.com.



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