Keeping your skin looking fresh in the summer can be difficult, especially if you have oily or combination skin. Find out the best skin care and makeup tips for fresh summer skin.
Despite usual seasonal changes in makeup routine, getting fresh skin in summer isn't always easy. Replacing almost all your powder products with creamy or liquid ones is a big step, but not the only one.
Keep Your Skin Clean
During the summer, you can keep your skin fresh by washing it with a cleanser twice a day. Over-washing can lead to more oil production and you'll get the opposite effect. For a deep pore cleansing, try the John Masters Organics Jojoba & Ginseng Exfoliating Face Cleanser. If you feel your skin is oily, you can wash it with water more often, but keep the products like Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Face Cleanser only for morning and evening use.
Forget about scrubs during the summer. Even the most gentle ones can mess with your pores. Get fresh skin in summer by using only chemical exfoliants, like the Carol's Daughter Acai Hydrating Exfoliating Toner or the Glytone Step-Up Rejuvenate Exfoliating Lotion. By sticking to products that remove dead cells and dirt without any rubbing, you'll keep skin fresh and breakout free.
Use an Oil-Free Moisturizer
Regular moisturizing is important, but fresh summer skin needs oil-free moisturizers. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Trifix Oil-Free Moisturizer and theBalm timeBalm Skincare Juniper Oil-Free Moisturizer are great choices, but you can also opt for a moisturizer with built-in sunscreen to keep skin fresh and protected from UVA/UVB radiation.
Wear a Sheer Foundation
Lightweight is a key word for foundations in the summer. You can get the right sheer look with liquid foundations like the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, but if you love mineral makeup, you should try the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Mineral Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15. If you're experiencing breakouts, skip the foundation altogether and replace it with a tinted moisturizer.
Finish Your Look with Translucent Powder
Keep skin looking fresh even in the hottest summer days with translucent powder. It's absolutely necessary for setting in your foundation, but it will also give you fresh summer skin without it. Try the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Skin Soothing Loose Powder or theBalm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder for the right effect.