During summer, it becomes more and more frustrating to have to keep on reapplying your foundation as it slides off your face from the heat. If you want tips on how to keep your make-up on I wrote a post on that here, but for this post, I am focusing on how to keep your skin looking fresh and good during the summer months.
Personally, I hate wearing a heavy foundation during the summer, as, like I said before, it will melt off your face, and it also feels sticky and like you're wearing a mask. It is important to let your skin breath. A great alternative is tinted moisturizer - it's lighter and it won't be as noticeable if it does partially come off. If you want more coverage, you can add some concealer - I recommend Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection, as it has very high coverage and stays put for ages.
I also enjoy cream products in summer, as they appear more natural on the skin. Things such as cream blush, bronzer and highlighter will give you a dewy glow and be less noticeable than a power alternative. However, if you want long staying power, these may not be for you, as they can fade quite quickly. For ultimate staying power, try using a powder product over a cream one, as it will set it and add more colour. Also, make sure to use face powder over all your face make-up after using cream products, not before, as it will partially set them and if used before, the cream make-up will not blend into the skin as nicely.
If you want to wear less make-up, is it important that you feel happy with your skin, which means cleansing. What works best for you depends on your skin type, but I personally like ones with exfoliating beads in them, and I have found that the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Blackhead Scrub is not too abrasive and can be used daily. I also like using face masks - I would recommend any of the ones from Lush! The Cupcake one smells amazing, and works well at really cleansing the skin. It is important to use a suntan cream with a high spf on your face as well to protect it - if you are worried about pores being clogged, there are ones made specifically for the face that won't!
Hope everyone is having a great summer! <3
- L x