I recently wrote a post on how you can update your makeup collection for the upcoming spring season. We’re now well into spring, which is often the best time of the year to infuse colour, freshness and dewiness into your makeup and beauty routine. However, the summer season can be a harsh one. We don’t always recognize that it can be damaging and dehydrating. While it’s still a great idea to continue to experiment with colour at this time of the year, it’s also very important to stock up on some protective skincare and makeup products before the summer season arrives.
Let’s take a look at some makeup and skincare products that you can stock up on and keep handy before the summer is here.
1. A lightweight and waterproof base product:
The winter season may have been all about heavy, full-coverage foundations and concealers, but the summertime is all about wearing lightweight makeup and letting your skin breathe in the hot weather. Pick lightweight liquid concealers and foundations and wear only as much product as you need. You can skip the powder if you don’t require it. The other thing to keep in mind is to make sure that these products are melt-proof and sweat-proof, as they will have to withstand high temperatures. It’s ideal to squeeze in some extra sun protection, so look out for products with SPF in them.
2. A lip balm with SPF:
Just like the rest of your skin, your lips need as much protection from the sun. Summertime can be quite harsh and dehydrating, and the effects of that are likely to show up on your lips. Don’t be surprised if you have dry and flaky lips even in the hot months. The best way to deal with that is to scrub your lips regularly and to invest in a good lip balm with SPF.
3. A nourishing hair mask:
Make sure not to neglect your hair in the summer season. Just like your skin needs all the protection at this time of the year, you hair does too. A deeply nourishing hair mask will help your hair stay hydrated and will also protect against the harsh effects of sun damage and help it heal from the same.
4. An effective sunscreen lotion or spray:
Adequate sun protection isn’t just about the SPF. Your sunscreen must offer you broad spectrum UV protection against the sun. Pick a formula that works for your facial skin (depending on your skin concerns and preferences) and another formula that works for your body. Spray bottles are great for the body while lotions are ideal for the face.
5. Liquid, cream or cushion cheek products:
Like we’ve already discussed, it’s a great idea to amp up the colour in your makeup during the spring and summer months. When it comes to blush, bronzer and highlighter, it’s ideal for you to skip powder formulas and to go for cheek products with a lightweight, fresh and dewy finish. Cushion formula blushes and bronzers are an excellent option if you want to look fresh and naturally radiant this summer season. However, liquid and cream cheek products also work well for this time of the year.
6. A refreshing summer fragrance:
Just like you will switch up your makeup and skincare products from winter-appropriate ones to the ones that are better suited for the warmer months, it’s also a great idea to pick a fragrance that is suited to the summer season. The summer months are all about fresh, fruity and floral scents that are not too heavy on the senses. A lightweight and refreshing fragrance is ideal and will work wonderfully to add a finishing touch to your summer makeup and outfit.
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