The Summer time is the perfect time to let your skin breathe. Vitamin D is important for our health, beauty, and well being. After taking precautions with SPF and sunscreen, it’s natural to want to wear a little less makeup in the warmer months. Our pores open when we got overheated and that can make makeup sit in them and become blocked. In the Summer, it’s more important than ever to establish a regular cleaning and exfoliation routine. It will remove dirt and impurities from the day. But in the golden light and balmy breezes, there is never a better time to let your natural beauty show through your skin. If you want to make the most of your skin as a feature this Summer, then take some inspiration from the tips below.
Go Easy On The Coverage
Most people feel a little self-conscious about areas of their skin. There might be redness, pigmentation, dark circles or blemishes. But that doesn’t mean we have to cover up every part of our skin just for the sake of a few problem areas. Higher coverage and concealers are fine for spots that we want to cover, but we should be strategic about it. As long as we have a great color match, we can apply products to our problem areas and leave the rest to breathe. That way, it’s possible to actually trick the eye into thinking that the whole of the skin is flawless. Skip the foundation in favor of a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. Some of these include SPF or other skin care properties, and that will definitely save us time in the morning too!
Highlighter and Bronzer
Skin highlighters have sky-rocketed in popularity in recent years. They are intended to highlight the high points of the face and make the skin look glossy and flawless. They emphasis our bone structure and can be a great finishing touch to any makeup. Bronzers warm up our complexion and allow us to look sun-kissed without risking burning or premature wrinkles. You can use a bronzer softly in the daytime where the sun would naturally hit the face such as the cheeks, forehead and bridge of the nose. In the evening or nighttime, you can apply a little more to achieve a gorgeous tan or deeper skin tone. The Balm’s famous Bahama Mama is a staple of many popular makeup artists for creating a flawless, bronzed skin.
Cream and Gel Blush
Blush is often thought of as a powder, and many of the most popular blushes do have this form. But in the Summer and heat, powder can quickly look matte, cakey, and unnatural. Try a cream or gel blush instead for a “lit from within” style glow. Not only can gel-based blushes be long lasting but they also look seamless on the skin. Blending with a finger is usually sufficient to help them sink in without any harsh lines or obvious blotches. They are ultra low maintenance and can be reapplied throughout the day if we wish. Powdering down the face to reduce shine should be limited to the T-zone area (forehead, nose and chin). Everywhere else can be allowed to shine for a natural, pretty glow.
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