Summer is coming an end soon and school is just around the corner for many.
Perhaps you have had a lovely summer spending it everyday outside or at the beach.
However, have you been taking care of your skin?
Summer and winter are the two seasons that are always cruel for our skin whether it’s dry or humid. Summer leaves our skin peeling, dry, or extremely oily and I’m sure no one wants to go out in public with damaged skin from the sun.
It’s important to use sunscreen not just for summer time but year round. Sunlight is beautiful but it could be the worst thing ever to have in contact with your skin; don’t forget that ultraviolent radiation is still in the atmosphere even if the sun is nowhere to be found. I cannot stress it enough how important it is to apply sunscreen- it was my 8th grade science project after all! Your face and hands are the first signs in aging and sunscreen can and will prevent wrinkles from forming.
Sometimes, while we’re having the time of our lives during summer vacation, keeping up with the usual skin care routine can be a bit hard to handle. Not to worry, I’ll give you a few tips on how to achieve glowing radiant skin after a summer vacation..
Exfoliating is extremely important if you’re expiring flaking or peeling on your skin caused by lack of moisture and the sun. Use a gentle exfoliator on your skin to help remove the dead skin cells. An easy, gentle but very effective exfoliator is sugar and honey mixed together.
I suggest using an exfoliating brush or pads.
After endless summer nights of partying and having fun a makeup remover wipe just doesn’t cut it to clean your skin thoroughly. Deepending on the makeup remover wipe it’ll only take off the top layer of makeup you have setting on your face. The makeup and bacteria is still clogged up in the pores and may lead to breakouts.
Let. The. Pores. BREATHE.
First things first you must remove every single bit of product on your face.
The eyes, the face, the jaw, the neck, everywhere, honey. everywhere.
It’s important to use warm water when you’re first washing your face, and also use a srubbie or anything that helps clean your face so you may not have to touch your face with your fingers, to whole point of cleaning your face is to get rid of bacteria build up not to create more.
Use your favorite cleansing wash and make sure to get it everywhere on your face avoiding the eyes. I’m currently using Bioré don’t be dirty pore unclogging scrub on a daily basis and Neutrogena’s pink grape fruit facial cleanser for when I’m expecting or experiencing breakouts.
When you have finished be sure to pat the skin dry with a towel that is only meant to be used for the face. Now, this is where the fun part comes into play.
Ah, yes, facial masks, everyone’s favorite part of a beauty routine. Usually, putting on a facial masks makes us feel so relaxed and clean as it should! That’s what it’s for. Apply your favorite pore cleansing facial mask and if you don’t have one here’s a few links to previous posts I have published that you are able to make yourself at home using ingredients you already have!
Tip: You can use different face masks at the same time by putting a certain one in a specific place to where it’s targeted.
Example: For an oily t-zone apply an anti-oil face mask on just the t-zone itself while you put a pore cleansing one on the rest of your face.
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Let’s Talk Makeup
Want to show off that beach babe glow? Or your sun kissed face? Here’s a few tips on how to flaunt your summer beauty without putting too much effot!
- Use a BB/CC Cream – Perfect if you don’t want to use regular foundation but want a bit of coverage.
- Don’t Go Heavy on The Eyeliner – We all love that smokey look but try to go for a more natural and soft look. It’ll help accentuate your features.
- Nude or White Eyeliner on the Waterline – Nude or white eyeliner provides the illusion of bigger eyes opposed to black eyeliner that present smaller eyes. Also, using nude or white eyeliner on the water line hides tired eyes, perfect for the first day back to school!
- Gold or White Eyeshadow in the Tearduct – applying gold or white eyeshadow in the tearduct does the similar effects as a nude or white eyeliner! It helps give the appearance of awake and bigger eyes. Don’t be afraid to use a shimmery shade!
- Bronzer – Apply bronzer to help warm up your face displaying a “sun kissed” apperence wether you’ve been laying out in the sun all summer or inside watching reruns of “How I Met Your Mother” on Netflix.
- Blush – For summer I’d aim for a coral or pink shade of blush and apply lightly to the apples of the cheek for a natural flush.
- Glosses Over Lipstick – I love to apply a similar color of gloss over my lipsticks. Again, try a coral shade, pink or nude for the lips.
Thank you for reading! ❤ I hope this helps and if you would like to see my back to school full face makeup tutorial along with product information on the look below then click here.