Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to discuss how to stay looking fresh in the heat! Here in Texas, some days it almost seems impossible to stay cool and put together (the humidity is killer sometimes ya’ll!). I wanted to share my top 10 beauty tips that help my beauty routine to stay fresh looking all day, even when it’s hot!
Know Your SPF!
SPF is simply how long you can stay in the sun and be protected. Example… SPF 60 means you can stay in the sun 60 minutes longer than if you weren’t protected. It’s SO important to protect your skin with SPF or a combination of SPF + a mechanical shield. Choosing a high quality sunscreen is key, so make sure you check those ingredients! Also, don’t forget to reapply as you go throughout the day! Just because you apply once, doesn’t mean you are protected the rest of the day! My FAVORITE sunblock ever is Senegence’s SeneSun, because it has ingredients that physically block the sun. Read: it’s even better than traditional SPF! I swear I never get a sunburn wearing this stuff! You can buy it here (and it’s worth every penny!).
Don’t Forget to Grab a Cute Hat!
Wearing cute hats is a great way to further protect your skin, especially the ultra-sensitive skin of your face! I wear anything from a baseball cap to a cute floppy hat at the pool! Wearing a hat not only is a cute fashion accessory, but it benefits your skin! Check out these cute options HERE, HERE and HERE.
Grab a Foundation That Further Protects Your Skin!
I LOVE wearing foundation that also acts to block out UV rays. Not only is my face protected from SeneSun, but I further protect it with another layer of a mechanical shield. My face is ultra protected, which means no sun spots for me! I LOVE Senegence’s Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer and the Anti-Aging Foundation for this reason! Plus there is a wide shade range and the shades adjust up and down to match your skin perfectly!
Keep Using High Quality Skincare!
Summer isn’t a time to skip the skincare. If you do get a sunburn, skincare is what will help heal and protect your skin from further damage. It’s also important to be careful that you are reading ingredients of your skincare (year round, obviously) to make sure you are using products that are non-comedogenic. This will ensure the ingredients are actually penetrating your skin and helping to heal and protect it. This is why I LOVE Senegence’s skincare, because it protects and helps improve the look of my skin + it actually works! Also, don’t forget those anti-aging products to help reverse/prevent any sun damage!
Don’t Over Exfoliate
I’m all about exfoliating and helping my skin to look it’s best. I’m not saying to skip exfoliation all together, but go a little lighter in the summer. Over exfoliating your skin can lead to more sunburns throughout the day! My favorite gentle exfoliator is the SeneDerm Polishing Exfoliator because it does the trick without being harsh!
Try a Bright, Bold Lip
I love a bright, fun lip color, especially in the summer time! This is the perfect time to bust out those fun corals, oranges and pinks! You can even try a tinted gloss so even more hydration! My favorite summer colors are Summer Sunset, Be Mine, Papaya Gloss, and Purple Reign! Plus these colors stay all day, even in the pool!
Grab Makeup That Will Stay All Day!
No one likes the look of raccoon eyes, smudged lips and eyeshadow, or melting foundation. The key to gorgeous glowing makeup in the summer is being very light handed with your products, and picking products that will actually STAY! What a concept, am I right?! I usually go for all Senegence makeup (obviously) because it works and it stays! I like to start with the Silk Primer, then use Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer mixed with a little bit of Pearlizer for a nice glow to my skin. Then I fill in my brows and do an eye look with ShadowSense and our amazing waterproof mascara! Then I finish with a fun, bright lip color!
Instead of Tanning in the Sun, Use a Self-Tanner
I’m sure we have all done it…we’ve laid in the sun to tan all day. I’m super guilty of this! The better option (that our skin will thank us for later in life), is to use a self tanner, especially on our faces. This will still give us that bronze look but also keep us from being tempted to tan using harmful UVA and UVB rays. My favorite self tanner is the Self-Tanning Bronzing Coconut Milk. It smells amazing and gives you the prettiest glow to your skin (and you won’t look orange!).
2 Words: Bicycle Shorts
I think I’ve discovered my new favorite fashion item, especially during summer and being pregnant in the summer. Stretchy bicycle shorts will be your best friend because 1. They are stretchy and thin, so you won’t sweat. 2. They look super cute with a blouse or a long tunic and sandals and 3. They will help prevent chaffing on your legs! Check out some great options HERE, HERE and HERE!
Try Some Fun, Bold Nail Art
Summer is a great time to wear bright colors on your fingers and toes! It’s also a fun time to get wild and bright nail art! Experiment with neon colors mixes with neutrals for a fun look! Want to DIY a long lasting manicure? Try my FAVORITE nail polish EVER that you can get for cheap! Also, don’t forget to take care of your nails with this Nail Extend nail growth serum!
I hope you enjoyed this fun list of summer beauty tips and Tricks! Tell me in the comments which one was your favorite! I love hearing feedback from all of you!