Now that we’re in the thick of the dog days of summer (it’s hot out there!), I want to share how my beauty routine has changed with the temperature change. I wear less makeup in the summer months. For one, it’s hot out and the last thing I want to do is put a lot on my skin (other than SPF!). It needs to feel light or I’m probably not wearing it all. That said, I still want to look put together when we’re out at the pool or meeting up with friends. While SPF is a priority for me year-round, we wear A LOT of safer sunscreen as a family come summer. After all, limiting sun damage is the #1 anti-aging “secret.”
Here are a handful of my skincare and makeup staples that you’ll find in my beauty bag this summer.
My Summer Skincare & Makeup Staples
With the arrival of warmer weather, it’s important to adjust our skincare and makeup routines accordingly.
For summer, I recommend incorporating lightweight moisturizers with SPF, tinted moisturizers or BB creams for natural and breathable coverage, and waterproof mascara to withstand hot and humid days. To keep your skin feeling cool and refreshed, don’t forget to use a facial mist or setting spray throughout the day.
These summer staples will help you look and feel your best all season long!
Beautycounter Reflect Effect AHA Smoothing Facial Mask
I am still LOVINGGGG the Reflect Effect AHA Mask. You can check out a how-to video for using the mask in this post. It makes a huge difference in my skin’s texture, and I notice the difference for a few days each time I use it. The mask is pricey – which is why I hesitated to order my own! – but it’s worth it. If you want to try it without committing to a full-sized jar, you can try the mini version here.
Beautycounter Countersun Daily Sheer Defense For Face
Best face sunscreen (SPF 25) there ever was! It blends seamlessly and layers well under makeup. It’s a zinc-based mineral sunscreen but doesn’t leave any white cast. I can’t rave about it enough and it’s gentle on the kids’ skin, too.
Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer
I typically reach for Dew Skin over Skin Twin in the summer. It provides a little bit of sheer coverage while evening out my skin tone. Plus, it has SPF 20. It’s very lightweight and leaves a lovely glow! Not to mention, the lightweight formula of Dew Skin is perfect for hot and humid weather, allowing your skin to breathe while still looking flawless.
Beautycounter All Bright C Serum
This smells like sunshine in a bottle! Beautycounter’s vitamin C serum is great for all skin types to help brighten sun spots and reduce hyperpigmentation. I use this every single morning under my moisturizer and notice a difference in my skin immediately. If you try one product, this is one that I would recommend because so many users notice a difference right away.
Tarte Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte makes my favorite eyeshadows and they have so many gorgeous palettes. I also have super sensitive eyes and have never had a problem with their makeup. Along with Beautycounter, it’s one of my go-to brands.
Beautycounter All Bright Triple Acid AHA Toner
The new Beautycounter AHA toner is heeeeere! I was lucky to get my hands on an advanced product sample and it’s one of my favorite new products. I’m so pumped I can finally spread the word because I’ve been using it now for the past few weeks with amazing results.
Made with a powerful blend of AHAs, beta hydroxy acid, kombucha, and niacinamide, this hardworking toner exfoliates skin to reveal a glowing complexion. Plus, it’s pore refining, helping to improve and minimize the appearance of pores.
Beautycounter Brilliant Brow Gel
I wear the brow gel almost every day. I use the medium shade and it helps me feel more put together instantly. It’s also worth noting that the brow gel is also long-lasting. So, you can feel confident that your brows will stay in place throughout the day.
Beautycounter Beyond Gloss
While I typically save my darker, more pigmented lip shades for fall and winter, I’m all about these glosses come spring and summer. They are ultra shiny and never sticky and have a subtle hint of ethically-sourced vanilla. They’re made with clean ingredients, so I don’t have to worry about Liv stealing these. 😉
Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops
I’ve been using these for a couple of years and I love that they give a natural color – not orange-y at all. You can customize these by the number of drops you add to your body moisturizer for a darker or lighter tone. I like 6 drops of body lotion and add 4 drops to my facial moisturizer.
Beautycounter Think Big All-in-One Mascara
If you’re on the hunt for a new mascara, you have to check out the Beautycounter Think Big All-In-One Mascara. As someone who uses it regularly, I can confidently say that the new formula is a game-changer!
I’ve been a fan of Beautycounter for a while now, but I have to admit that the previous formula of their mascara didn’t quite live up to my expectations. That’s why I was thrilled to hear that they had revamped it and let me tell you, the new formula is seriously impressive. I give a more in-depth review of the mascara HERE!
Skincare Tips For Summer
Now…with the summer heat in full swing, it’s important to take care of your skin with the right skincare products.
You should opt for lightweight products that won’t clog pores and cause breakouts, especially if you have oily or acne-prone skin. I would also look for products with active ingredients like hyaluronic acid to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. And of course, don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun!
Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and free radicals that can cause sun damage. If you’re planning on spending a lot of time in the sun, consider using a tinted sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher for extra protection. And always remember to reapply every two hours if you’re outside. For the best advice on skincare and sun protection, consult with a board-certified dermatologist. They can help you find the right products and routines to keep your skin looking and feeling its best all summer long.
If you have dry skin, consider using water-based products to keep your skin hydrated without feeling heavy or greasy. With the right skincare routine, you can enjoy the summer without worrying about damaging your skin.
Get glowing this summer with expert skincare and makeup guidance!
As the spring season comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking about the skincare and makeup staples that will get us through the heat and humidity.
By incorporating lightweight moisturizers, sunscreens with high SPF, and other nourishing products into your daily regimen, you can keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and luminous throughout the summer.
In a nutshell, I recommend consulting with a board-certified dermatologist to create a summer skincare and makeup routine if you are unsure of how to do so. Make sure they help you come up with a routine that’s customized to your specific needs. These experts can guide you in selecting products that are both safe and effective in shielding your skin from harmful sun exposure, which can lead to damage and premature aging.
So, do yourself a favor and invest in your skin this season, and enjoy all the fun under the sun with confidence and peace of mind.
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Tell me, friends: what are some of your favorite summer makeup and skincare staples?
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