Summer is calling our names, and we are more than ready for late nights, beach days and all the fun in the sun we can think of. But is your beauty cabinet in prime condition to tackle oily skin, photodamage, dehydration and more?
Give your routine an overhaul with these must-try products:
You may be wondering why you need to put oil on your body when you spend most days sweating. But, the reason you ask is the reason you need it! As you sweat everything out, you’re body is dehydrating. Drinking water is the obvious way to replenish it, but give your skin some extra love with an in-shower oil.
This is an obvious one – and one that isn’t limited to a summer skin routine. Every day, rain or shine, you should be applying SPF30 to your face, neck and hands at the very least. This will protect you from harsh UVA/UVB rays that can cause cancer and spur on signs of aging.
Your skin goes through a lot in the summer. Chlorine, saltwater, wiping away sweat, sun damage – the list goes on and on. Vitamin C serums can protect you from photodamage done by the sun, while a night time repair serum can put moisture back into the skin.
When you’re so busy protecting your skin, you’re most likely getting tan lines. But, bronzing the highpoints of your face for that sunkissed looked isn’t the only place you can add some color. If you have a slight tan line on your body, buff in a little bronzer to even it out a little bit.
In the warmer months, we tend to want lighter makeup. Jelly blush products offer just that! They tend to be more pigmented, but weigh less on the skin so you don’t feel like you’re trapping dirt and oils under a cake face.
In trend this summer is bold brows once again. And going along with a “no makeup makeup” look, running a brow gel through your little caterpillars can give them a perfectly undone finish for a youthful face.
When you’re hot, chances are you’ve got a bit of a natural perfume already going on. So, instead of masking it with an overpowering scent, whisk it away with something light. Warm, musky scents are great for a summer night around the campfire, while cooler, sweet scents with ingredients like rose water are great for running around town.
Mom may have always reminded you to get your ears when putting on sunscreen, but what about your lips? Yup, they burn too. Stay covered by carrying a chapstick that contains SPF. This’ll take the thinking out of it!
Let your nails be as bright at the sun shining above! A soft, eggshell yellow is the color of the summer. A perk? You’ll nails will be the best accessory against your tanned skin.
You dish out big bucks for foundation only for it to melt off. Opt for something lighter that’ll keep from clogging your pores, and you won’t feel as guilty when taking a dip in the pool with it on. Tinted moisturizer will help conceal some acne redness, but allows your skin to breathe, giving you the best of both world.
The truth of the matter is you don’t always want to wear makeup in the summer. Keep it simple by adding a pop of color with a moisturizing, tinted lip balm. No, this doesn’t mean “balm” as in chapstick, but rather a lip gloss/lipstick combo that’ll leave with with a natural flush.