The days grow longer, we spend more time outdoors and in some cases get a glowing tan: summer is here and it’s time to adapt your beauty routine to make the most of the nice and warm weather while preventing skin aging, breakouts and looking like you are sick because you tried for the natural, non-makeup look and your skin wasn’t up for it. The following beauty tips for healthy summer skin are a good place to start.
Protect Your Skin
Your skin will still suffer from excess UV exposure, unless you use beauty products with sunscreen, even if you are nowhere near a beach. Save yourself some wrinkles and use a moisturizer or make up with a SPF factor of at least 15 if you have dark skin, or apply sunscreen about half an hour before leaving your home if you know you’ll be outdoors for a long time. A hat will not only look cute, it will also protect the delicate skin of your face and your hair from excessive UV radiation when you are walking to the office.
Exchange Foundation for Tinted Moisturizer
Nothing screams more of summer than naked, glowing skin. But it’s perfectly understandable if the idea of leaving your foundation on your makeup bag gives you the shivers, so why not change it for a tinted moisturizer or a product with a touch of self-tan? This way you’ll be able to pull the “I didn’t really use any makeup today” while still looking healthy and glowing. It’s also a good moment to update your makeup bag with lipsticks that have a heavy moisturizer component, as your lips will crack with the sun and the heat, especially if you are outdoors in the sun.
Simplify your Makeup
Not only heavy makeup is simply not fashionable in summer, but it can also block your pores more than usual when you take into account the extra heat and potential sweating, leading to spots and skin irritation. Powder foundations can cake with the heat and the sweat and peel off, looking like something went really bad with your skin, but you can use some oily skin cleaning wipes to remove excess shine and gently tap them on the oily areas of your face when required, instead of trying to cover everything up with makeup. Invest in waterproof products such as mascara and a good makeup remover so you can sunbathe in the beach while looking great and forget about your makeup making you look like a panda bear.