Tuesday, June 01, 2010
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.