☀️You’ve probably heard me raving, ranting and complaining about the weather lately 🔅. I am not a summer person at all, I hate getting sweaty, I hate the heat and if things were bad when summer started they just went downhill once the humidity set in 💧.
Lately the humidity here is so god awful it seems you are drenched in your own sweat all the time 💦. When your face is constantly hot and sticky, your hair is sticking to your face and neck and your clothes are sticking to your body the last things on your mind are moisturizers and makeup 😳.
So here are some tried and tested tips to make those awful summer’s a tad more bearable.
☀️Moisturize, Your skin still needs moisture believe it or not. Opt for lighter, mattifying moisturizers if you have oily or combination skin and keep them in the referigerator if possible. I personally use the Lush Vanishing Cream, it’s a light moisturizer perfect for hot, humid weather that will give your skin a drink of moisture without breaking you out.
☀️Use a toner, before your moisturize, apply your favorite toner on a cotton pad and go over your face and neck. It not only refreshes your skin but preps it for the moisturizer. Rose water, witch hazel or tea tree are all good options. I recommend the Lush Tea Tree water, perfect for oily, blemished skin.
☀️Use a serum, yes I know it’s sounds like overkill bit trust me it’s never too early to start on your anti aging regime. Besides you only use a few drops and you can always just mix it in with your moisturizer and apply them together if you want to skip one step .
Again, choose your serums wisely, leave the heavier stuff for the cooler months. Stick to light serums, the Drops of Youth by Body Shop is a good product to start if you’ve never used a serum or concentrate before.
☀️Use a sunscreen, I cannot stress on this enough, the suns rays are damaging year round. Since in summers you want to go with as fewer products as possible it’s better to use a moisturizer with a built in SPF. Look for one with a 30-40 protection factor. The Vitamin C moisturizer from Body Shop is a good summer moisturizer its light and non greasy with an SPF of 30.
☀️Use face masks, I find myself using face masks about 3-4 times a week in the summer time. They instantly soothe and freshen up your complexion while clearing away oil and debris and are a great exfoliant. My favorites are the Lush Love Lettuce and Ayesha mask.
☀️If homemade masks are more your thing try this mask which is a go to for me when I am running low on my Lush stash.
☀️Mix together 1 tsp gram flour, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1/2 tsp yoghurt. Apply to your face, leave on till dry and stiff. Dampen fingers and gently rub off.
☀️This mask is perfect if you have oily, combination or blemish prone skin. The gram flour and lemon clear away the oil and debris while the yoghurt and honey moisturize.
☀️Opt for tinted moisturizers instead of foundation if you can, stick to concealers and mineral based foundation.
☀️Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20, Pacifica Serum Based Foundation with SPF 20 or Dusty Girls Mineral Foundation are all tried and tested options that I would recommend.
☀️Hope you enjoyed these tips let me know how you guys keep your skin fresh this summer ✨.
Until next time xoxo💋❗️