Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Summer Skin Savers

Every year I do a post about how to keep your skin youthful and radiant during the summer months and I think it's just about that time to revisit the topic.

Here are my current 10 tips for saving your skin during summer:

1 - Use a primer so that makeup doesn't melt off. Primers give the skin a matte finish, absorbing excess oil while also aiding in keeping on makeup longer. Try the original: Smashbox Photo Finish.

2 - Keep skin protected with SPF. This goes without saying. Every day, wear SPF on all parts of skin that are exposed to sunlight. Click here for my current favorite SPF's.

3 - Go the extra mile and wear a hat and oversized sunglasses to protect your face from harmful UV rays. Note to Self: while a hat is great to keep sun away from your skin, it actually oxidizes colored hair quicker. But if I had to choose, I'll protect my face before my dye job.

4 - Keep hydrated. Water is great -- for your insides, but too much water on your skin will actually dehydrate it. Choose to spritz with a cooling mist like Caudelie Beauty Elixir, chalk-full of healthy botanicals. 

5 - Peppermint lotions will give your skin that "cooling" effect the summer heat deprives you of. Try Avalon Organics Peppermint Lotion.

6 - Use an eye gel for summer and keep it in the fridge. This seriously works to get rid of undereye bags. I'm currently using Clinique's All About the Eyes Serum.

7 - Try a gel-moisturizer for your body... and keep this in the fridge as well. Something with a fresh, summery scent. I love C.O. Bigelow's Lemon & Lime Body Souffle. It's got that burst of summer scent with a very light gel-like consistency.

8 - Lips need love to. Protect with a moisturizing SPF balm. Try Kiehl's. They even come colored for a hint of hue (pictured).

9 - Shave prior to surf and sun. Shaving is like an exfoliator - it takes off all of the dead skin and, in turn, will take your tan with it!

10 - Waterproof makeup is essential. Combine heat, humidity, sun and water and you've got yourself a lethal combination of makeup meltdown. Waterproof your makeup routine. Make Up For Ever makes great waterproof eye liners called Aqua Eyes. Of course, waterproof mascara is key.

1 comments:

Laura Peper and Hasmik Ekimyan said...

Great ideas! I always get a bit stressed when it gets hot and sunny and I want to stay fresh. Check out beautyundercover, they've been giving away a lot of free products that will help out this new summer season, like sunscreens, etc.

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