May 6, 2013

5 Hot Weather Beauty Secrets

Summer is almost here. In order to maintain our skin in optimum condition we have to take really good care of it during these warm (and hot) months.

1. Use that sunscreen

Sun is the no 1 concern during summertime. You should wear your broad spectrum UVB/UVA sunscreen every single time you spend time outdoors. Even if you have oily skin you should invest in a good sunscreen with a matte finish. Keep in mind that prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause not only a burn but also brown spots, wrinkles and the worst... skin cancer. Also reapply regularly especially if you do sports or sweat a lot.

If you managed to get a burn, you can seek relief in an Aloe Vera Gel. 

2. Lighten up your skincare

The skincare you love in winter or fall might not suit your skin's needs during summer. Combination skin will probably become oily and your moisturiser might feel greasy and sticky. So you should probably downgrade your thick moisturiser with a gel based moisturiser or a lightweight lotion. 

3. Multi-layer bronzer and blush cake

This amazing cake effect makes an appearance when on top of your foundation and powder you add tons of powder blush and powder bronzer (which will get worse if you also put on some powder highlighter with tons of shimmery particles!). Solution? Go for gels and creams! When using gel/cream bronzer you instantly reduce the cake effect, even if you put it on top of powder. Same thing with the blush and highlighter. Blushes come in other forms like creams and tints. 

4. Switch to lightweight foundation

The heavier the foundation the easier it slides off your face. How about switching to a tinted moisturiser or a bb cream ? You can achieve really good coverage with some of these and a bit of concealer. If your skin is extremely oily you can layer some primer under your bb cream/tinted moisturiser. 

5. Pull your hair back

Believe it or not sweaty hair (especially bangs/fringe) can increase the amount of breakouts  and zits on your face. Try putting your hair up in a ponytail or practise some stylish updo's . 

Enjoy summer and stay safe with beautiful skin !


  1. Τέλεις συμβουλές!! Περιττό να πώ πως από σένα έμαθα την αναγκαιότητα του αντιηλιακού και στο πρόσωπο καθημερινά! Αυτό με την bb cream το έχω ήδη κάνει και το aloe vera είναι στα άμεσα σχέδια μου. Keep blogging! <3 :* ~aegloswen

  2. Άψογο post!!!
    Χρηστικό και υπέροχο!!!


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