The summer is the perfect time to get that beautiful tan while spending time with friends and just to enjoy the warmth. However, the weather also brings problems when it comes to makeup. You need the perfect products to tackle issues like dust, allergens, and heat.
Here you’ll find out the top 10 products you need to have for that perfect beach look.
Just What Are the Problems In Summer?
While it’s a time for fun, makeup lovers do come across some of the worst issues. The heat for one can cause makeup to run down the face, leaving black streaks and blotchy sections on the face. Even if the heat doesn’t do that to the makeup, sweat on the face can make it harder just to apply it in the first place. It leads to many women choosing to go without, but not really being that confident with their look.
At the same time, the heat can make hair stick to the face. This then leads to makeup getting into the hair, and it’s just not pretty!
On top of all that, you have the problem of dust and sand when it gets windy. They get stuck in the makeup and start irritating the face. If you suffer from allergies, like hay fever, you also have to put up with runny eyes, inflammation in the skin, and some irritation around the face. You may not be able to wear makeup to cover some of the rashes and red blotches that allergens can cause.
Just what are your options when it comes to all this? As well as choosing the best makeup products, you can also help yourself by going through the perfect skin care tips.
10 Summer Skin Care Tips to Abide By
Use Plenty of Sunscreen
Before you even think about applying your makeup, use plenty of sunscreens to protect your skin. Foundation isn’t enough to protect against the harmful UV rays. You can buy a sunscreen that isn’t greasy, and some can include tints. There’s even the option of making your own sunscreen if you want to keep away from some of the chemicals used.
SPF 30 is highly recommended to protect your skin from sun damage. You’ll always want to reapply it during the day if you are out longer than you expected.
Use it whether you go out in the hottest part of the day or not. Even apply it if it looks cloudy. You never know when the sun will come out.
Don’t Forget Lip Sunscreen
Most people will protect their skin but forget about their lips. Make sure you get a sunscreen for your lips, whether it’s a balm, stick, or gloss. You can even get tinted options, which will limit the amount of summer makeup you need to buy.
Like your regular sunscreen, look out for SPF 30 options. You can apply lipstick over the sunscreen if you get a clear one.
Remember to Exfoliate
Your skin needs protecting from ingrown hairs, too. Make sure you exfoliate regularly, especially along parts of your bikini line when you wax! Exfoliating will also leave your skin soft, so you’re ready for your makeup application.
There’s no need to spend a fortune on exfoliates. There are plenty of natural remedies that you can create to keep the budget and chemicals down.
Moisturise Your Skin
This may sound like it will affect your sunscreen, but it won’t. Apply this before you apply your sunscreen to protect your pores and cut down on the risk of acne.
Like with the sunscreen, make sure you invest in a non-greasy moisturising cream. You can also invest in a tinted one to cut down on the amount of makeup you need to use.
Watch Out for Products That Increase Sunburn Chances
There are certain products out there that will increase the risk of being sunburnt. Chemical peels and scrubs are just some of the skincare ones, but antibiotics can also cause a problem. If you’ve had any of them recently, make applying sunscreen to your face a priority.
This is also the perfect reason to invest in a cute hate to wear on the beach. You’ll protect not only your face but also your hair.
This isn’t just beneficial for your skin, but for your overall health. The recommended two litres a day isn’t going to be enough when it comes to the warmer weather. You’ll need to drink more, as your body will sweat some of the water from your system to keep it cool.
Carry a bottle of water around with you at all times. You can also start your day with a glass of lemon water to boost hydration and health benefits. Try different fruits to make tap water tastier. Cutting down on caffeine will also help, as this just dehydrates the body.
Get Your Vitamins
The skin needs vitamin help to remain healthy. Certain vitamins like A, C and E can all help to protect the skin from sun damage and repair it afterwards if it does burn.
You can get your vitamins and minerals through your diet. Another option is to apply them topically. This is especially beneficially if there are sections that have been damaged by the sun and you want to help them heal quickly.
Consider making a moisturising cream naturally that includes the vitamins and minerals. You’ll be able to kill two birds with one stone!
Use Aloe Products
Aloe vera is a great option for the skin, especially when it is damaged by the sun. It helps to prevent and reduce inflammation in the body while boosting healing. Even if you haven’t done any damage, applying it to your skin after removing your makeup will help to soothe any irritation and allergen symptoms.
Antioxidants are also in aloe in large amounts. How does this help your skin care? They help to repair damaged skin and will help to prevent cancer from forming and spreading. You don’t need to buy any special, expensive products. You can make your own products!
Opt for Non-Comedogenic Products
When it comes to sunscreen and moisturising creams you want to opt for the non-comedogenic products. These will prevent the clogging of pores, which will help to prevent bacteria build-up and stop acne appearing. If you do have acne prone skin, which is a must have for your beauty case?
Another benefit of these types of products is that they won’t mix with your sweat. Greasy sunscreens and moisturisers can capture the sweat and cause more pore blocking. Non-comedogenic ones will just allow the sweat to roll off!
Remove Your Makeup
This can sound like an obvious skin care tip, but you’ll be surprised by the amount of people who don’t do it. Removing your makeup at the end of the day is essential. And you need to make sure you remove it all! Don’t rely on baby wipes or normal makeup wipes to get rid of it all. You’ll want to get in there with warm water and a gentle cleanser to get right into the pores.
Leaving makeup overnight will allow it to seep into your pores. You don’t let the pores breathe, and bacteria can build. This just leads to more acne on your skin. You’ll also have more work on a morning to get rid of the residue build-up, and clean the sheets from your makeup stains.
Now that you know how to look after your skin during the summer, it’s time to focus on the right type of makeup products. These will help you get the perfect beach look every day of the week.
Top 10 Makeup Products for the Perfect Beach Look
Remember always to change the shade of makeup as you build your summer glow. Opting for those ivory shades at the start of the summer later on will make your tan look ghostly white! Switch your foundation, eye shadow, and blusher shades!
Complexion Rescue Tinted Gel Cream
When you want to mix sunscreen and makeup, the Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream is the product to choose. This offers an SPF 30 protection for your face while giving you a sunkissed glow from the very start of the summer.
It comes in 16 shades, perfect for all bases to start with. You can build your tint up as your skin gets more natural colour. It also acts as a moisturiser to add hydration to your skin naturally. All women who have used the product have said that it improves hydration and feel on the skin.
Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer
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Never wear makeup without a primer, and choose Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer for your summer makeup. The water-based product helps to reduce your pores and create a soft look and feel, ready for applying your foundation. There are also extra hydration benefits!
One of the biggest benefits of this primer is that it lasts for 8 hours. You’ll get a whole day with your friends, and it will even help to reduce some of the inflammation the hot weather can create around the eyes. There are lemon extracts in the makeup to help protect and revitalise skin.
Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
Now it’s time to apply your foundation, and for that, you want to Make Up Forever’s Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation. This comes in numerous shades, from alabaster to dark brown, and it won’t even look like you’re wearing it, even with a 4k lens!
When you blend it in, it will cover up all flaws and make your skin look soft and beach ready. It’s also non-greasy, working perfectly with the heat.
Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer
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Your concealer is your best friend, but it needs to be waterproof and beach ready. Estee Lauder’s Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer is a must have for under the eyes, under the lips, and between the eyebrows.
This is even perfect for those who love to swim or spend time splashing in the sea. It’s water-resistant, never streaking throughout the day. For those who live in humid parts of the country, this is also the one to carry in your bag. You’ll never feel like you’re wearing makeup.
Pro Bronze Fusion
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Once you’ve done the concealer and the foundation, it’s time to add a little bronzing to your cheeks. Makeup Forever is the place to turn again, this time for the Pro Bronze Fusion. You’ll get a lightweight and light glow to your face, making it look beach ready and sunkissed.
It also comes in six different shades to match your current facial tones. Don’t forget to go up and down as your skin chances summer throughout the year! All you’ll get are compliments for how natural your makeup looks.
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Don’t forget about your eyebrows when doing your makeup. Sephora has the perfect option with the DIPBROW Pomade from Anatasia Beverly Hills.
This eyebrow powder is completely waterproof and won’t smudge as you apply it. No more having to start all over again! It’s a gel-based product, working as a filler across your eyebrows for a natural look. It lasts for the whole day so you won’t have to worry about your makeup as your day turns into night.
Rainforest Glow Instant Matte Waterproof Body Perfector
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Don’t forget about an overall natural looking tan! You can get your skin beach perfect with the Rainforest Glow Instant Matte Waterproof Body Perfector from Tarte.
Not only will it tan, but your skin will look flawless. It even goes over varicose and spiders veins! The good news is the small tub comes with its own mitt, so there’s no need to worry about getting it all over your hands!
This instant tan comes in a natural and matte finish, depending on your preferences.
Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liner
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Don’t forget about making your eyes pop with Tarte’s Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liner. The small tub will fit perfectly in your bag for short touch-ups, but you won’t need to pull it out that often. It’s designed to counter sweat and running eyes from allergens in the air.
The eye shadow comes in various shades, whether you want a sea breeze green or luscious pink. Get a few different colours depending on where your mood takes you on a daily basis.
Volume & Definition Mascara
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Of course, you need mascara to help finish off your look. Waterproof options are a must, especially if you suffer from allergies.
This clump-free option from Wonderlash is a must have for those looking for beach perfect makeup. It’s full of Argan Oil and runs perfectly over your lashes for a longer look. The brush is completely flexible, so you don’t miss anything from root to tip.
The downside is that it only does come in one shade: Black. It’s great for emphasising length, which is really what you want to do for the beach.
PORE MEDIC Pore Minish Mist
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Finally, it’s time to think about refreshing your look throughout the day. If you have oily skin, you’ll know that the summer months can leave even the best makeup feeling heavy and clumpy. Those with dry skin will feel like their skin feels even drying than normal.
PORE MEDIC Pore Minish Mist is a little bottle that you can carry in your purse. It controls the oil production while help to rehydrate the skin. It’s also a great way to detoxify, to leave you feeling fresh and ready for the rest of the day.
The mist will also help to produce less sebum naturally, so you don’t have a build-up in your pores. Your skin is less acne prone than ever before.
Now’s your chance to get beach-ready skin. Follow the tips above and make sure you invest in the best products money can buy.