Your summer look probably isn’t an issue during the day while
you're playing camp counselor, ice cream scooper or babysitter, but what do you
do when you want to wear a little makeup and look your best?
Don’t worry! There are a few little changes you can do to
keep your look from melting away in the summer heat. Check out our top five summer
skin and makeup tips:
1. Use a Gentle, Exfoliating Face Wash
These face washes gently remove dead skin and keep your face
smooth. It will help remove any dirt, oil and makeup and will give you a great canvas
for makeup to go on easily and evenly.
2. Maintain A Routine for Healthy Skin
If you didn’t know, there should be a difference between
how you take care of your skin between seasons. Although general rules still apply
(cleanse and moisturize daily), you’ll have to adapt for the heat and humidity of
summer when you go through your routine. Do this by increasing moisturizer for the
summer – also, consider a lightweight lotion with SPF already included. Also continue
to stay hydrated throughout the summer by drinking plenty of water. It keeps your
skin elastic and helps with moisture.
3. Use Season-Appropriate Products
If you use a liquid foundation, opt for a tinted moisturizer
or mineral foundation instead of heavy liquid makeup in the summer. Liquid foundation
is likely to be too heavy on your skin, especially when temperatures increase. You
want to keep it light.
In order to keep your eyes beautiful and fresh, even in sweaty
situations, dab a tiny bit of foundation over your eyelids. The foundation will
act as a primer and will hold your eye shadow in place, longer.
To add color to your lips without overkill, choose a tinted
lip balm or try out some new lipgloss colors. It’s sure to add just the right amount
of color and complete your look.
4. Go Waterproof!
Waterproof makeup can be a great way to achieve a long-wearing
look and still allow you to take a dip in the pool. A simple swap of your favorite
mascara to the same product in a waterproof formula will save you from raccoon eyes.
5. Don’t Overdo It!
What's the best advice for keeping your makeup on during
those hot and sticky nights?
Less is more! Don't cake on your makeup layer upon layer
because you'll be asking for trouble. Keep it light, keep it simple and the upkeep
will be far less stressful. And, with these tips and a regimen to keep your skin
healthy, you’ll be able to focus on what really matters: being free from school
and having fun!