The sun is out and we go out more, enjoying the longer days. Our endorphin levels are high and we feel happy, but is our skin that happy with more sebum, sweat and pollution? Sweating has never been the best friend for our skin and makeup! Here are the 10 tips to have a healthy skin and look fresh and radiant all day long.
1. Out Dead Cells
The best way for your makeup to look good is to start with the basic essential: have a good skincare regimen! Exfoliating is key to remove any dead cells on the skin surface which make the complexion look dull. Try Suki® Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser with real sugar crystals.
2. Absorb excess oil
During summer, not only do we sweat but there is also more production of sebum, which makes the face look greasy especially for combination to oily skin. To prevent pores from getting clogged and infected due to impurities and pollution, apply an absorbing mask once to three times per week. Try Lumière de Vie Volcanic Exfoliating Mask with is infused with AHA and absorbing kaolin for an immediate detoxifying action.
3. Moisturise and Protect
Moisturise the skin is the first step towards delaying skin ageing. It also helps reinforce your natural skin barrier. Try oMoi “All-In-One” Balm – anti-ageing, anti-oxidant and moisturising. A little goes a long way! To protect against the nasty sunrays, apply your sunscreen on top. My favourite is Benefit Dream Screen SPF 45 PA +++.
4. Prime your skin
Why? The primer acts as a barrier between your skincare and your makeup and above all, it smooths out any unevenness on the skin surface. Ideal if you have open pores and fine lines as it prevents your foundation or any makeup applied afterwards to set in. Try Motives Perfecting Face Primer or Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener.
5. Complexion is key
If you are addicted to foundation, then switch to a light texture with sheer-coverage. Try Motives Ageless Renewal Foundation which not only reduces the appearance of imperfections, but it also has anti-ageing skincare benefits thanks to coenzyme Q10 and hydrolysed collagen.
Should you wish to skip the liquid foundation step, you can apply the Jane Iredale Purepressed Powder directly after the primer. It provides Broad Spectrum SPF20 and UVA P++ protection, that is water resistant up to 40 minutes. Ideal for busy women as it provides a foundation, concealer, sunscreen and active skincare benefits all in one.
6. Get the Sun kissed effect
Don’t go too heavy on the bronzing powder as it can make your complexion look dull. The Motives Pressed Bronzer Miami Glow has a gold shimmer-infused glow. Apply it on the protruding areas of the face that get the first sunrays.
TIP: For a healthier look, apply blush on the apple of the cheeks on top of the bronzer.
7. Keep day eye makeup simple
A lovely colour for summer time is gold which usually flatters most complexions when you start getting tanned. I like Motives Pressed Eyeshadows for their high pigments. Try the Antique Gold colour, which can also be perfectly blended with other deeper colours for a night makeup.
8. Perfect your eyeliner
No more fear with the eyeliner application with Cailyn Line Fix Gel Liner.
The brush is integrated in the cap and the hairs are just the right size and firmness to draw a smooth line easily and hassle-free. The gel is smudge-proof and waterproof for 24h! Highly pigmented and exists in different colours, it is safe for sensitive eyes.
If you still don’t feel confident with the eyeliner, go for a softer line with the Cailyn Gel Glider Eyeliner – highly pigmented gel eyeliners in pencil form.
9. Treat your lips
For me, even before thinking of applying any kind of lipstick or gloss, the first and foremost thing to do is to treat your lips! They age, lose volume and crack.
Try the Oh Lief Natural Lip Balm Grapefruit or Motives 40FY™ Lip Treatment which instantly plumps up, moisturises and protects your lips.
10. Work your pout!
Whether you prefer lipstick or gloss, adding colour to your lips can instantly bring a glow to your overall complexion. Try Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm for a matte covering finish or Cailyn Pearly Shimmer Lip Balm for an illuminating glossy effect.