Top 10 Beauty Tips For The Summer Months
Check out these essential beauty tips for the warm summer months!
Practice the beauty trifecta:
Exercise + water + healthy foods all contribute to the overall health of our skin. Exercise increases our endorphins and helps us feel and look less tired. Our bodies need approximately 2 litres of water a day and that number increases with warmer weather. I like to drink Smartwater, which comes in a convenient 1 litre size, so I know that every day I need to at least drink two bottles. Thirdly, eating foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins like berries, spinach and legumes can help cells repair quickly and prevent premature aging. We are what we eat after all.
Get the balance right:
Ensure you are using a moisturizer that is right for your skin type whether it’s dry, oily or a combination of both.
Beautify your skin:
Follow what your mom said and wash your face everyday. A clean face makes for healthy skin
Find the right shade of lightweight foundation. I recommend testing shades out in natural light along your jaw line. Tinted moisturizers are also great because they provide coverage while moisturizing.
One of the best ways to protect your skin is to use a moisturizer or foundation with a SPF of 30 or higher everyday, especially in the summer months. While it’s nice to have a healthy glow, the sun’s rays are damaging to our skin. From wrinkles to sun spots, the sun is not our friend. You can protect yourself by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and applying sunscreen like it’s your job…because it is.
Water is the essence of moisture:
Drink enough water in a day. It is the most natural way to keep us energized and looking vibrant.
Try keeping a little mister can of hydration in your purse. When you are overheating by the pool give yourself a little spritz.
Bronze it up: Want to look like a bronzed goddess without being a sun worshipper? Pass on the heavy foundations and use a lightweight matte bronzer with a big fluffy brush focusing on the bone structure of your face.
Be shine free:
When your glow begins to look a little shiny try using rice paper blotters on the oily T-zone.
Take a cold shower:
Try giving your blood a little boost by switching from hot to cold in the shower. Switch back and forth a couple of times for about 30 seconds, it will get the blood flowing and give you energy. Be sure to moisturize head to toe while your skin is still damp.
By: Cheryl Gushue, Beauty Expert and Makeup Artist