Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer Beauty Skincare Tips

It's hot out! Nobody really wants to be wearing much makeup when the temperatures are this hot. My recommendation for summer skincare is : Keep It Simple.  Do the basics. Cleanse 2x per day, Tone, Moisturize and most of all keep yourself protected from the sun. If possible, stay indoors during the strongest hours of sunlight. Choose to stand in the shade whenever possible. Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen and/or sun protective clothing. Sunhats & sunglasses are essential. Especially if you will need to be outside during the hottest times of the day.

Another summer skincare tip is to keep a cool bottle of misting water with you (works better than a fan) or put your favorite toner in the refrigerator and use it to spritz your face a few times during the day. Cool cucumber slices work well on the eye area. Drink LOTS of water to stay hydrated. If you really want to wear makeup, perhaps choose a very light foundation, mascara and lip gloss. Speaking of foundations....if you are looking for a FABULOUS custom blend foundation call me to set up a personalized Motives Cosmetics Custom blend mineral powder appointment. It's perfect for the summer and you will be amazed at how light and silky it feels when applied to your skin.

Nutrition in summer to benefit your skin:
Include foods in your diet that are in season. Lettuce, cucumber, berries, watermelon, nectarines. They all contain water that will help to hydrate your skin from within.

Stay cool and enjoy your summer!