Sunscreen is vital to skin health all year round.
This important step no matter what time of the year and that is to always use sunscreen. Sun protection is probably the best tip we can offer for long-term skin health and vitality. The sun, though great in moderation is very damaging to the skin with UVA, UVB, and UVC rays so it is imperative to use a broad spectrum sunscreen any time you go outside, are near a window with direct sun exposure, and as much as possible, try to reapply as directed.
Apply makeup in thin layers
Although we may be partial to a natural, sheerer coverage of makeup, this works well for all skin types during the summer. Fuller, thicker coverage is prone to melting as the thicker the coverage is, the less grip the top layers will have. Opt for a lighter coverage using foundation to even out the skin and spot applying concealer to address areas needing more coverage.
Lock it in with Powder
If using any cream or liquid products (foundation, concealer, etc) increase the longevity of your makeup with a light veil of powder. Adding dry products like setting powders will lock all wet products in place and help them last and prevent products from shifting and moving.
Say no to silicone
Silicone has long been advertised as the go to ingredient in the last few years for longwearing makeup, and the appearance of smooth skin, but during the summer and especially with oily skin, it is a big thing to avoid. The smoothness of silicone actually causes makeup to move around especially if not set properly. While I am all about a good primer, nothing beats good old proper skin preparation.
Say yes to water resistant/waterproof makeup
In today’s world, cosmetics have benefitted from advancements of technology. There are endless products that are meant to last up to 24 hours (although I highly recommend always taking off makeup daily before going to bed.) As an oily skinned girl, I have found some great foundations, concealers, and eye products (primers, liners, mascaras, etc) to stay put all day long and can last well into the night time. Look for products labeled as long-wearing, waterproof, 24 hour, water-resistant, and smudgeproof. These products, when applied properly can last through the hottest, most humid days and may even stay on through a beach or pool day.
I hope these tips will help you with makeup that will last all day long during these endless summer days. Do you have any summer proof tips? We’d love to hear from you.
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