Summer is HERE!!
With the weather getting warmer it's time for a beauty bag re-fresh...check out below to see my favorite beauty buys for summer!
First - Lets talk makeup!
One of my new favorite products for any time, not just summer, is Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer. It has no tint or color to it; its purpose is to reduce puffiness and dark circle. It's perfect for those of us that don't get enough sleep...which is probably all of us, let's be honest!
It's important to protect your skin with sunscreen always but especially in the summer months when you have more intense exposure to the sun.
My favorite options for light, airy coverage while still providing sunscreen is Smashbox, Camera Ready, CC Cream. It comes in tons of different shades and has SPF 30. It can be worn alone or with a light powder for extra coverage.
With summer comes the inevitable outdoor bbq's, pool parties, and ???. Being from the south I'm used to hot humid weather which often causes running makeup which is why I love Stay, by Benefit. This product is for the eye area in particular. You apply it before your make-up and it keeps your eye shadow and concealer from from "straying". And I promise, it really works!!
Now let's talk cleansing!
Between sweat, sunscreen, beach days, and outdoor activities our skin certainly gets a workout so cleansing is extra important!
I like to use Cetaphil Cleansing cloths to take off the first layer of grime. I then wash with the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser. After rinsing throughly I breakout my Clarisonic Mia, with another dollop of the cetaphil cleanser I my face another whirl. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Mia; it provides a gentle way of exfoliating.
Another great tip for keeping clear, healthy skin, is to make sure you're changing out your face towel often!
Once you've cleansed now you need to hydrate!
I absolutley hate wearing a heavy cream in the summer time! The new Neutrogena, Hydro Boost Water Gel is PERFECT!! It is light weight, cool, and refreshing yet still provides excellent moisturizing. I also like to apply it to my neck and the backs of my hands.
In addition to a traditional moisturizer I also like to use an eye cream. I have tried several different brands, all generic drugstore finds, and Roc Retinol Eye Cream has been favorite. I can truly tell a difference in the fine lines and less puffiness. Also, I'm convinced that it has made my eye lash grow longer - which is a huge plus!!
Taking care of our hair is also just as important especially if you color treat your hair!
Two of my favorite products for protecting color treated hair are Pureology's Color Fanatic spray and Perfect 4 Platinum Miracle Treatment. Both of these are must haves for your pool/beach bag and medicine cabinet! They help keep your color protected and your hair healthy while being exposed to the sun, chemical elements from the pool, and harsh salt water and elements from the beach.
And of course we can't forget about our summer tans!!
As we all know, tanning is bad for us...but most of us feel better about our selves when we have a "healthy glow". A great solution to this predicament is the St.Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted lotion. Not only does it give you a healthy glow but it helps smooth out imperfections and gives a flawless looking finish to your skin!
Happy summer ya'll!!
Cheers to fabulous skin and hair!!
Thanks for reading!