That time of the year when you can wear your flowy summer dresses and cute bikinis, and enjoy refreshing cocktails by the pool or beach. But the heat also calls for an updated skincare and makeup routine to help you dodge breakouts and minimize sun damage.
Changing your skincare and beauty routines for the warm weather is essential. During summer, you sweat more, and heat makes everything sitting on the skin feel heavy. Switching to summer-proof products allows you to fully enjoy the season’s pleasures, including that glorious sunshine, while feeling confident and fresh.
Look your best even under the scorching sun with these summer beauty tips:
The golden rule of good skincare, especially during summer, is never to leave the house without SPF! Whether you’re running errands or hanging by the pool, make sure to apply sunscreen with SPF30 or higher to protect your skin from sun damage while outside. And reapply throughout the day to ensure that protection lasts.
But even when you’re working from home, you need to be mindful of potential sun damage -- especially if you sit by a window. Italian beauty brand Perlier’s Black Rice Platinum Absolute Youth Cream with SPF15 should be enough to help protect your skin from environmental aggressors and harmful UV rays.
Hot weather can make you feel more sluggish than usual. That’s why many people turn to cold, sugary beverages like sodas, fruit-flavored drinks, and even alcohol. But know that too many snacks and sugary drinks can make your skin prone to breakouts; and even fun, fizzy alcoholic beverages are extra dehydrating in the heat. Instead, it’s better to switch to healthier alternatives that hydrate your body and make you feel (and look) refreshed from the inside.
Choose seasonal fruits and veggies for a balanced diet, and that’s the right recipe for cool drinks, too. Make your fruit smoothies or frozen cocktails with strawberries, peaches, fresh citrus, and other fruits, and then supplement them with at least 8–10 glasses of water daily.
For increased skin hydration, apply a good amount of Borghese Cura di Vita Protettivo Moisturizer with SPF15 before your makeup. It’s lightweight and keeps your skin supple, perfect for priming the skin before putting on light makeup. Plus, it has SPF15 for your daily UV light protection.
Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, and aloe-infused skincare products help calm and soothe your skin after exposure to the sun. Preventative use of aloe can also reduce the intense skin dryness that often occurs during summer.
If you’re feeling the burn after a day outdoors, apply aloe vera gel liberally onto your sunburned skin to remoisten the dry cells. You’ll feel a cooling sensation instantly.
The skin is the largest organ of the body. A multipurpose, nourishing dry oil, such as Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Shimmering Body Oil, can be your new summer best friend. You’ll see the difference on your arms and legs as it nourishes and keeps the skin plump and hydrated. Plus, it protects the skin from free radicals while making it look glowing and sun-kissed.
Give your full-coverage foundation and creamy products a rest; lightweight and sheer products are best for summertime. These products are designed to be sweat-proof and light, which minimizes the chances of melting makeup once the sun hits the skin.
Products specifically designed for warmer weather provide that natural dewy—not oily—glow throughout the day. And just to be sure, tuck some tissues and oil-control powder in your bag for quick touch-ups to keep oils and sweat at bay all day.
If your beauty and skincare products have “non-comedogenic” on the label, that’s great. But if not, you might want to switch to non-comedogenic products for good measure. This fancy word essentially tells you that a product is built without pore-clogging ingredients.
Opting for non-comedogenic products is a summer beauty tip you can practice throughout the seasons, but especially when the temperatures are high and you’re out in the fresh air and sunlight. Since oil and sweat tend to build up quickly during summertime, and there are more environmental aggressors to avoid, it’s important to wear makeup that doesn’t put additional strain on your skin.
Finally, forgoing lip care during summertime is a huge no-no. Lip cosmetics, heat, and chlorine from the pool can strip the lips of moisture. It’s painful and inconvenient to suffer from dry and flaky lips!
Always keep a trusty lip balm on hand to keep your lips moisturized all summer long. The Tuttotondo Uva Fragola Lip Balm is formulated with Shea butter, Jojoba oil, Argan oil, rice wax, and Vitamin E, ensuring that your puckers stay supple and soft from day through night.
Beat The Heat and Look Hot At The Same Time
Summertime is the perfect season for going out, enjoying life, and spending an active day at the park, on the trails, or at the beach. But plan ahead for all that your skin will be exposed to when you’re out and build your summertime beauty arsenal with the right products to minimize sun damage and breakouts. And don’t forget to bring a large hat or umbrella, for sun protection… and a little extra style!
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