5 Summer Beauty and Skin Care Essentials
Summer is quickly creeping up, and it’s a fact that summer weather can take a toll on your skin. To make sure you are prepared to fight the elements, here are 5 beauty and skincare essentials that you should have handy.
Sunscreen is a summer essential for everyone. Overexposure to the sun causes premature aging, so it is important to slather SPF all over your body and face, and appropriately re-apply if your are swimming. Make sure the sunscreen you are using is broad spectrum. Broad spectrum sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
2. Lightweight foundation
A lightweight foundation is a must have during summertime. Foundation provides your skin extra protection from the sun, while perfecting flaws. If you are not into foundations, a great alternative to a lightweight foundation is a tinted moisturizer, BB or CC cream.
3. Hair mask
All of those hours spent swimming in the pool or ocean are harsh on your hair. Both salt and chlorine dry your hair out. A simple solution to this is treating your strands to a hair mask once a week. Look for something with rich emollients like argan oil, avocado oil or shea butter.
4. Waterproof mascara
Mascara is one of those cosmetic products you should never leave the house without. Since no one likes raccoon eyes, choose a waterproof mascara for your summer time aquatic activities. Even if you’re not going to be getting wet, hot and humid climates can cause regular mascara to smudge.
5. Tinted lip balm
Summer makeup is always best when it’s understated. Instead of wearing a traditional lipstick, opt for a tinted lip balm. A tinted lip balm will give you lips a wash of color, while keeping them moisturized throughout the day.
Article by DWHITNEY EMANUEL of Paul Wharton Style