A guide to Quick Summer Skin
A full face of makeup during the Summer can be exhausting. It looks great at the start but once the sunshine appears it almost melts off your face. Looking fab in Summer doesn’t have to require full glam all the time. We have put together this quick and simple 10 step Summer Skin routine, ideal for anyone who is lucky enough to be having a staycation or even a little holiday abroad. We will have you looking Summer ready and out the door in no time!
Step 1: Always start your day by cleansing and toning. It is a vital step in your skincare routine no matter the weather. It removes any dirts and impurities from the skin, leaving it looking and feeling fresh.
Step 2: Always moisturise your skin after cleansing to keep it hydrated. Decleor Green Mandarin Sun Kissed Cream is the perfect Summer moisturiser. The clue is in the name, it gives the skin a soft glow without feeling heavy or looking greasy.
Step 3: You MUST apply your SPF no matter what the weather but especially in the Summer months. Mineral Radiance SPF 50 from Skinceuticals is a go to for Summer Skin. Not only is it protecting your skin from the UV rays it also has a slight tint to it which helps to even out the skin tone. It is also a lightweight formula, perfect for hot Summer days.
Step 4: A skin mist is a great addition to your Summer Skin routine. Superfood Kefir Tea Mist is a multi-use product which means it has many different uses. Spritzing after your SPF, it can act as a primer for makeup without layering more products.
Step 5: As we already have the coverage from the Mineral Radiance SPF we won’t need foundation but instead take your favourite concealer and apply it anywhere you need a little extra coverage and blend out using either your fingers, your favourite blending brush or a beauty sponge.
Step 6: Next take a translucent powder and pop it on any areas where you feel you might get a little oily, around the nose and mouth or the forehead. This will help to prevent shine without leaving your feeling cakey.
Step 7: Bronze and blush are a staple when it comes to Summer Skin. It helps to bring colour back into the face and give your skin a fresh and healthy glow. Apply your bronzer gently to the forehead and cheekbones and then pop your blush on the apples of your cheeks making sure to blend any harsh edges.
Step 8: If you are one of the lucky ones that has been in to us for their lash lift and brows then you can skip out this step but if not then go in with your favourite mascara and apply a light coat to the lashes to help add emphasis to the eyes. For brows , you can use a spoolie to just brush them into place and a small bit of pencil where needs be.
Step 9: Finish off your Summer Skin with your favourite lip gloss or lip balm.
Step 10: Lastly, you want to spritz your face again using the Elemis Kefir Tea Mist to help refresh the skin, lock in moisture, hold your Summer makeup in place and keep your skin cool during the day.