Tips for Glowing Summer Skin
Get ready to say, “Goodbye” to dehydrated, dry, cracked skin. Summer is here and we’re ready to catch some rays all season long while we sip on cocktails. We crave clear, glowing skin during the winter seasons, but nothing beats that alluring summertime glow! Although we all love to bask in the sun near the pool on a warm day, we cannot ignore the proper precautions to keep our skin safe and looking fabulous. Make your skin your top priority this season by staying hydrated, wearing ample SPF, and maintaining that beautiful summer glow.
Stock Up on SPF
Ok ladies – sun protection factor (SPF) should always be part of your morning skin-care routine, especially in the summer! Wearing at least SPF 30 on your face is crucial to protect your skin from harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays from the sun. SPF 30 blocks out 97% of UV rays, so you want to make sure you apply it to your face at all times. Sunscreen protects against sunburn, prevents wrinkles, lessens the appearance of sun damage, and so much more. Time can slip away from us when we’re enjoying a nice summer day out in the sun, but don’t forget to reapply every 2 hours to help maintain that healthy skin. Don’t forget about the cloudy days too! Although we may not feel the sun directly hit our skin, it can still penetrate through the clouds and target our skin.
Skincare First, Makeup Second
Anybody can achieve the summer glow with makeup, but healthy skin must start from within. Staying hydrated and maintaining a healthy diet is the first way to achieve the glow from within. Water and nutrients are the keys to keep your skin and everything else in your body healthy. Cut out heavily processed food like fast and fried food, instead try focusing on eating whole foods that give you energy like fruits and veggies.
The next important tip involves creating and following a skin regimen. You don’t need to empty your bank account to give you skin the love it deserves. All you need to achieve healthy, glowing skin is a facial cleanser, a moisturizer, and of course, sunscreen. There are so many skincare products on the market it is hard to choose just one. We recommend trying different products meant for your skin type first. Some of us have oily, dry, combination, or normal skin, and there is something out there for every skin type. Caring for your skin is the best thing to do to achieve the summer glow we all crave.
It’s Makeup Time!
Caking on makeup in the summer heat is not always ideal, but there are easier ways to look like you’re wearing a full face of makeup with minimal products. Natural, radiant skin is the goal this season whether you’re spending the day out with friends, or a date night out. Don’t forget, what’s underneath the makeup is just as important! Make sure you begin your makeup routine with a hydrating moisturizer containing high SPF levels.
To achieve that dewy looking skin, hold off on the foundation, ladies. Instead, try going in with a tinted moisturizer to even out your skin tone. Tinted moisturizers are so much lighter than foundations and are great alternatives if you still want a little bit of coverage. Even better, you can find tinted moisturizers from NYX Cosmetics and Neutrogena, at any drugstore for an affordable price. If you have some extra money to spare, head to Sephora to check out all the high-end tinted moisturizers like Laura Mercier and NARS.
The summer glow doesn’t stop there! For a little extra shine, go in with a highlighter on the tip of your nose and high points of the cheeks. Highlighter is an essential makeup product every girl needs in their kit. This product will makeup you look like a shining star all summer long!
Introducing the “No Makeup” Makeup Look
This summer is all about soaking up the sun while letting your skin breathe. This means packing on layers of makeup doesn’t always help you achieve vibrant summer skin. To be sure your skin is the healthiest it can be, drink lots of water daily and eat foods that nourish your body. After all, healthy, youthful skin starts on the inside and eventually works its way out! Protect your skin with SPF, a hydrating skincare routine, and light makeup application. Our tips are bound to help you reach your summer skin goals and we can’t wait to see you rock your glow!