The crispy days of summer are off to a lovely start, and it is important that you be ready for them in order to look your best, feel amazing and keep yourself protected from the treacherous sun.
Each season comes with its own wardrobe choices, that have to be tailor-made for all the weather-related situations you are going to face, in order to keep you looking good and feeling great all the time.
Summer is one of the pickiest seasons when it comes to your clothes, as you have to keep all the heat under control and minimize sweating, but at the same time keep your skin protected from the sun.
Well, you have to take just as much care of your skin as you do of your clothing, because beautiful skin is always the best accessory possible. In order to keep your skin safe from the sun and looking healthy, you have to follow two main rules when you pick your face and body cream.
Firstly, you need to keep your skin hydrated, because the high temperatures drain it of its powers. And secondly, you have to make sure that the cream protects you from the sun’s damaging rays. This means that you have to use creams and lotions that have SPF protection included, or to buy specific ones for this particular feature.
Your face needs to get extra care, because the skin is much more sensitive there. Therefore, you are going to need better hydrating and higher SPF protection for your face in particular.
This is why, especially during summertime, using different products for your face and your body is the basic rule behind all make-up patterns. And so, you need to use at least an SPF 30 body lotion, but a face cream of at least 50 for your face. As for hydrating, the more your cream can do, the better it is, because this year we’re in for a hot sizzling summer.
As for the make-up itself, the main thing you have to remember is that you need to be prepared for sweating quite a lot, if the weather forecasts are right for this year. Therefore, a heavy foundation is clearly off the table up until September. Powder will not be your friend either, so you should stick to small amounts of it.
The first step is applying the cream and then just a bit of foundation, to provide your skin a homogenous look. But if it’s an especially warm day, you might want to stay clear of it all together, for your own comfort.
Waterproof products will prove particularly helpful when it comes to mascara and eyeliner, because they will last longer throughout the day. Eyeshadow options are rather limited, but the power ones are clearly better than those that with a faster melting texture, that will gather up in thick lines around your eyelids.
Also, the color pallet that you chose should be appropriate for summertime. You should keep black just for mascara and for eyeliner, if you must. Otherwise, the world is your oyster, because you can chose from a great variety of luminous airy shades of your favorite colors.
Pastels are particularly in tone with the summer mood, and so you can chose between dreamy pinks, leafy pale greens, sky blues and exotic yellows. And you can chose that matches or contrasts with your make-up to create that happy carefree summer look.
And don’t forget your toenails, because sandals are most likely in your summer wardrobe. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to apply some of that SPF lotion on your feet, because they need protection too.
Also, before you try on all your colorful earrings this summer, put some sunscreen on your ears as well. The toes and ears are the most disregarded parts of the body when it comes to protection from the sun.
Lastly, you need to take special care of your lips as well, because they get were easily affected by the dehydration from those hot summer days. You can apply cream on your lips at the beginning of your makeup ritual and then, add lipsticks and lip-glosses that allow your skin to breathe and that convey further hydrating throughout the day.
Since June has already started, be careful to update your make-up kit as well as your wardrobe for a perfect summer filled with fun in the sun and wonderful worm days.
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