340 MARCH/APRIL 2017 | BETHESDAMAGAZINE.COM
How does your beauty routine
change come spring?
The ;rst thing I do is start exfoliating
more. It’s something you need to do
when the seasons change, since your
skin is evolving. Dead skin cells sit on
top of your skin, and if you don’t remove
them, it won’t take in moisture. That’s
why I created our PowerGlow Peel, a one-minute facial peel in a towelette.
What else can brighten faces after
a long winter?
Get a good bronzer. Start with a lighter
What do you recommend for
one in spring, then go darker as you get
a little more sun. I like to mix my bronzer
with blush, then put it on my forehead,
temples and then cheeks.
sunscreen in warmer months?
You should wear sunblock year-round.
But in spring and summer, I move to
one that’s a straight, physical block,
meaning it has titanium or zinc in
it to block the rays. My favorite is
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV
Defense SPF 50. It’s in my kids’
soccer bags and I never play tennis
without putting it on.
Any ideas for scaly, pale legs?
Self-tanners can help there, and I’m really
into oils now. When spring comes, just put
an illuminating body oil on them and you’re
ready to go. Moroccanoil makes a nice one.
What cosmetic color trends
are you seeing?
Periwinkle nail polish is going to be big.
Blues are back in general, but sometimes
they look weird on your face—but with nails
there’s not that issue. Also, I’m seeing a
lot of liquid lipstick, kind of like a cross
between a gloss and a lipstick. Bobbi Brown
makes them in terri;c candy colors. n
Marla Malcolm Beck, 46, the Bethesda-based CEO of beauty mega-chain Bluemercury, loves the brightening
aspects of her beauty routine come spring. Here’s what the founder of the 18-year-old skin and cosmetics temple
(with 120 U.S. stores, including branches in both Wildwood Shopping Center and Bethesda Row) recommends
doing to your face and body when it starts getting warm out.
SPRING TO IT