Skin Care Essentials: Summer Skin Tips

Skin endures a lot during the summer months – sunshine, pool water and dry air –it can be tough to keep it looking healthy. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you stay cool, feel cool and look cool in the summer heat.

Stay Cool

  • Sunscreen is ESSENTIAL on exposed and unexposed skin
  • It’s also important to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water; this is especially important if you are physically active
  • While you’re protecting yourself don’t forget to protect your lips with SPF lip balm
    • Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 helps protect against sunburn and relieves chapped lips

Feel Cool

  • Wear lightweight and light colored clothing to protect your skin and stay cool in the heat
  • Wear a hat with a large brim to shade your neck and face
    • The Summer Straw Hat from J Crew is a great on-the-go option
    • Skip heavy meals like stews and soups and incorporate grilled fish and salads into your diet
    • Try a summer facial, keep your products in the fridge before you apply them or try the Bliss Summer Facial Set for a perfect summer cool off.

Look Cool

  • Finish off your look with a bright lipstick
    • Check out Summer Skin Tips from Daniel Sandler for a complete summer skin look featuring bright lipstick colors and the Clarisonic

  • A shade from MAC Cosmetics To the Beach line is perfect for summer
  • Use a bold summer nail polish color
    • Popular colors for summer include: bright pink, baby blue, light green, taupe and traditional pale pink.
    • Try one of the fabulous shades from the OPI Summer Flutter collection.
    • Simplify your makeup routine and stick to the basics
      • Concealer, a light layer of foundation, eye makeup in earth tones and a quick swipe with the blush brush and you are ready to head out the door.
      • This summer is all about big shades and fierce prints

How do you beat the summer heat? We’d love to hear your tips and tricks – leave a comment!