Everything you’ll need in your beauty bag.
You might have heard people referring to Summer ‘19 as “Hot Girl Summer”, and the best way to live your best (carefree) summer lifestyle is to start with your skin! Think about it; how many times has it happened that you notice a pimple and it ruins your whole day? Taking care of our skin is one of the quickest ways to feel like we can conquer the world. Here are all the summer skincare essentials that you’ll need to keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout these warm months.
Must-Have Summer Skincare Products
Instead of piling on the powder to soak up shine, try oil-blotting papers. They absorb sweat and oil in the scorching heat without messing with your makeup. We’re sure that these little paper saviors will become a part of your daily skincare routine this summer.
Remember, your skin responds differently in warmer weather, so your winter moisturizer probably isn’t going to cut it during the hot summer months. It’s super important to have a great lightweight moisturizer on hand at all times. Don’t forget to look into some easy and light hydrating formulas to keep your skin happy and healthy.
Travel-Sized Face Cleanser
Those unsightly pimples that seem to pop up when you’re away from home are likely the result of three things: using terrible hotel bar soap, dried up sweat or missing your favorite skin care products that you left at home. Keep you face blemish-free by packing your dependable face cleanser in a small TSA-friendly bottle and consider picking up a LUNA fofo for a satisfying, deep facial cleanse.
The most important thing to pack is some heavy-duty sunscreen. Summertime is packed with fun things to do, but don’t let your skin suffer under harmful UV rays while you’re out and about. For the best skin protection in the summer use SPF over 45+ and be sure to reapply every hour, especially if you’re going in and out of the water.
At some point, you’ll need to wipe that sunscreen off. Be sure to pack some always-handy makeup removing wipes to take off those pore-clogging products at the end of the day. Make sure to follow-up by washing your face to keep your skin blemish-free during your vacay.
If you’re travelling to a warmer climate and looking for the perfect skincare treat to deal with the hot weather, why not try out a gel cooling spray?It will keep your skin feeling hydrated even in the worst heat. Simply spray the mist on your face for a refreshing mid-day pick-me-up.
Summertime Skin Glam
Swap out heavy foundations for a breathable base, which is the best way to keep your skin healthy during the summer. Try multitasking formulas like tinted moisturizers, BB creams, or CC creams that hydrate skin while also blurring imperfections with light coverage. Bonus points for formulas spiked with SPF.
If you’re looking for something super light, give powder foundation a go. The name sounds daunting, as if you’ll be slathering your skin in layers and layers of heavy buildup, but this is probably the lightest coverage you can get – perfect for the summer! Check out this list of powder foundations to learn more and find one that’s right for you.
Long-Lasting Lip Stain
Put away your creamy lipstick and stick with something that’ll stay put, like a long-lasting lip stain that will be sure to give a natural looking summer skincare routine. Try a punchy orange, red, or hot pink for instant impact.
Not a fan of the smudged “raccoon eyes” look? Then make sure you have a tried and trusted waterproof mascara that will stay intact even after a dip in the sea. This minimal effort addition is a great way to give your gaze a little extra (but natural looking) “oomph” all summer long.
Sunless Tanner & Bronzer
We’re fans of a healthy glow. But did you know you can get a beautiful bronze without exposing yourself to skin-damaging sun rays? If you want to make sure you get the best skin protection for the summer, choose a safe alternative to tanning by picking out a spray on tanner or bronzer.