Carefree, effortless, flawless: These are the words we’d like to use to when it comes to describing our summer beauty routine. In real life, it’s more like sweaty, flat and flustered. As the weather heats up, your beauty routine might need a few tweaks to continue working for you. Hot temperatures and higher humidity, as well as fun summer activities, can affect your skin, hair, and body. Check out the best skin care tips for the summer.
3. Balance Out Your Skin
Although we all have our favorite toners, sometimes we want to give our skin a break and turn to a more natural remedy. For a quick toner, mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and spritz on your face for the same clean effect. To control oil in the middle of the day without disturbing your makeup, try spraying your face with a facial mist, and then blotting gently with oil blotting paper.
6. Switch to a Gel Moisturizer
Warmer temperatures day and night mean that you might not need a heavy moisturizer during the summer. If your usual cream is making your skin feel greasy or weighed down, try switching to a lightweight gel moisturizer. Don't skip the moisturizer entirely, though — that's a surefire way to dehydrate your skin.
9. Protect Yourself From the Sun
You know you should be wearing sunscreen daily during the summer, especially since the sun's rays account for 80% of wrinkles and visible aging. But did you know that you should be reapplying every two hours? The active ingredients in sunscreens break down with sun exposure, or can get rubbed or sweated off. Also, with the UV index being so much higher in the summer, wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.