5 Summer Beauty Secrets
As seasons change, so should our beauty routine. When the temperature rises, our skin and make-up reacts completely differently to the weather than it does in the winter. There are some make up disasters that can happen in summer sun, which can be prevented with little tricks and a bit of awareness.
Below are some of the summer tricks I use:
1. Watch that yellow nail polish
The sheer pastel, beige and pink nail polish turns into yellowish tint after being exposed to sun for a couple of days. To avoid this, use a clear nail gloss with inbuilt UV protection topcoat and do not forget to rub a bit of sunscreen on nails when applying it to the rest of your body.
2. Change your moisturizer
Our skin needs less moisture in hot weather due to increased humidity in the air. Therefore it’s recommended to switch to a lighter moisturizer to keep your pores clear. This will insure you will be less likely to experience blemishes in the warm seasons.
3. Bronzer is a girl’s best friends
As most of you ladies already know, unfortunately our faces do not tan as well and easily as the rest of our body. So a good bronzer is a must in your make up bag. It adds that needed color to otherwise pale face. A bronzer can be used in a variety of ways — any time of the year really! Apply it to your face to play up a tan, or just to fake one. Strategically place it along the sides of your cheekbones to slim your face.
I usually also apply some on my shoulders for a shimmer effect when wearing a strapless top or dress. My favourite bronzer at the moment is Mac bronzing powder in color- Bronze. I love it, because It’s very subtle and natural looking.
4. Protect Thy hair
Like to be in the water? So do I! There is nothing wrong with it…well, maybe except for the fact I that chlorine and salt water have an adverse affect on the condition of your hair and hair color. I recommend rinsing your hair both before and after swimming and your hair is less likely to soak up chemicals that will cause damage.
5. Kissable Lips
Only soft and smooth lips are inviting to kiss. I personally tend to get dry lips in winter and summer, so one way I’ve learnt to deal with it is by regularly treating them to lip balms and vitamin e, which keeps them from chapping and cracking. When it comes to the color of lipsticks for summer- dark and opaque look too severe in bright sun. Replace them with spf-packed sheer shades and glosses.
What are you summer beauty secrets? Please do share…