As the weather changes, so does your beauty routine. Humidity paired with heat is something your skin adapts to endure. However, there are a few ways to make the transition a little easier. It all comes down to your skin barrier. Your skin barrier has a few important functions. According to a study, “Physically, it protects from external threats such as infectious agents, chemicals, systemic toxicity, and allergens. Internally, the skin helps to maintain homeostasis and protects from enhanced loss of water from the body.”
It’s important to hydrate and care for your skin in order to keep it at its best, especially during the hot summer months. This means applying sunscreen accordingly and swapping out products you would typically use in the Winter to lighter, Summer-ready ones.
Upgrade your summer freckles
Time to ditch the dotted eyeliner faux freckles and level up your look. Pseudo Labs PHreckles are long-lasting, natural-looking faux freckles that also happen to be water-resistant for up to 80 minutes! This is a great way to get the freckled look you love that won’t wash off when taking a dip in the pool. If you have freckles that tend to stand out more after being in the sun, this is a great alternative to get the same look without any risk of sun damage.
Incorporate SPF into your makeup routine
Swapping your traditional shimmery highlighter to an SPF glow stick will give you a similar look while protecting your skin. Highlighter typically reflects where the light hits your face, so it would be best to protect those areas from the sun.
Ditch the thick cream moisturizer
Rotating out a thick cream-based moisturizer for a light, non-greasy moisturizer with a high SPF will have your skin thanking you this summer. This will give you the same effect of a highlight while keeping your skin health in mind.
Skip the creamy face wash
Instead of reaching for a creamy facial cleanser, go for a foaming face wash instead. Going with a foaming facial cleanser will do a better job of removing sweat, oil, and makeup. This is great for removing excess sebum, or oils secreted from your pores. Investing in a great cleanser specifically for oil removal will help you and your skin during these warm summer months, especially if you have normal to oily-prone skin.
Swap out the heavy foundations
Making the swap from a heavy foundation to a light CC cream or tinted moisturizer will give a more natural Summer glow. In addition to evening out your skin tone in a lightweight formula, these are great because many CC creams or tinted moisturizers include SPF. You can have the perfect summertime coverage with the added UV protection. What’s not to love?
Toss the gloss
Okay, you don’t really have to toss it, but definitely keep it on the back burner this summer. Making the swap to a tinted lip balm or lip tint is major. Making sure that it has SPF in it will definitely make a difference. It is important to remember that your lips need protection from the sun as well, so don’t skip out on it. Taking care of your skin this summer is something that you will thank yourself for down the line!
Kanwar, A. J.. “Skin barrier function.” The Indian Journal of Medical Research vol. 147,1 (2018): 117–118. doi:10.4103/0971-5916.232013