Hello to all my lovely viewers! Welcome back to W&W for another wonderful Makeup Monday. Today is all about getting that perfect summer skin. Lately, I have had a really hard time with my skin so I have been investing in taking better care of my skin this season.
First off, remember it’s important to change our skin care routine throughout the seasons. For instance, in summer I am much more concerned about protection from the sun during the summer than the winter; therefore, my routine changes. My friends over at Dollar Shave Club are all about promoting good skin care routines for the different seasons.
Today, since its obviously summer, I wanted to share 5 of my personal tips for having fabulous summer skin! *Please remember I am no professional dermatologist. These are the tips that I have learned over the years and work well for me*
1. Don’t be a hero, put on sunscreen!
I can’t tell you how many times I have been swimming, laying out, or even just out working and have thought I was stronger than the sun…meaning, “Oh I won’t be out here long, I won’t burn.” LIES. I have burned way more then I should have because I didn’t take good care of my skin and wear sunscreen. Make sure you are wearing makeup with sunscreen or apply your favorite brand anytime you are going to be in the sunlight. Sunburns dry out my skin and really take a toll on them. But keeping my skin protected keeps my skin beautiful through the season!
2. Get your shave on! (With a good blade)
Don’t forget that your legs are skin too. During the summer, us ladies probably shave even more then we do in any other season. If you’re like me, you tend to buy cheap razor that eventually cuts you and gives you razor burn. In the summer, I don’t want to be worrying about razor burn while I’m at the pool! Dollar Shave Club, though marketed mainly for men, offer great razors for women as well! The 4X and the Executive are great blades for women to use to get perfectly smooth skin during the summer. And at $6 for the 4X and $9 for the Executive a month, that is cheaper than the money I spend on blades that dull out easily and don’t do any good for my skin. Pick out your favorite one here, and get them sent monthly- easy and no hassle! For summer you want soft, smooth skin and using a great razor like Dollar Shave Club offers is a great way to achieve it.
3. Make cleanser your best friend
During the summer season, for me, it’s extremely important to make sure I cleanse my face. The makeup, dirt, and sweat needs to come off fully everyday and the best way to do so is to use a cleanser. I always think my makeup wipes do the full and perfect job until I use a cleanser and realize how much was left behind. Keeping your face clean and fresh is a great way to keep your skinning looking stunning during the summer months.
4. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
While typically the winter months are most known for drying your skin out, I find that sometimes summer months can be drying too. With all the pool chemicals, the sun, and everything else; it’s easy to get dry skin in the summer. Using a good moisturizer is a great way to keep your skin soft, smooth, and hydrated during those hot summer days. I find after a hot day at the pool, my skin feels rough and dry so I love to end the day with a freshly washed face and some moisturizer.
5. Control the oil
On the flip side of sometimes having dry skin, my skin can also be extremely oily during the summer months as well. Especially if I use an oily sunscreen, hello breakouts! I’ve found that this summer all the sudden my breakouts have been more frequent than usual months. So during the summer, don’t forget about the acne control! One way I do that is by not wearing makeup when I can…it allows my skin to breathe more and I find I get less breakouts. Keep using your favorite acne fighting routine during the summer, good news is most of the sets have a cleanser which is a good step like I mentioned above.
Everyone seems to have their own tips and tricks for skin care; but the most important tip I can give you is follow the seasons! Don’t forget to change your skin care routine as the seasons change to ensure beautiful and healthy skin all year round! What’s your favorite tip for seasonal skin care?