Katy Atlas is the author of Sugarlaws.com, and “Moving Neutral” by Katy Atlas. She is passionate about food, fashion and beauty.
Summer weather means brutal heat, which can take a major toll on your makeup!
City living takes summer heat to a whole new level, between crowded public spots and jarring transitions from air-conditioned buildings to the sun outside. To stop your made up face, from running down your face, keep your skin meltdown-free in just a few key steps!
First and foremost: SPF is important year round, but during the summer it’s especially crucial to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays! We tend to spend more time outdoors in the warmer months, so sun protection should be part of your daily skincare regimen. Start with Simple Skincare Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15 for daily use, and add an extra layer of SPF 45 for days when you’ll be spending lots of time outside. Use big sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat to keep your face protected when you’re venturing outside during the hottest months.
Be sure to carry products that will keep your skin hydrated and prevent your makeup from caking. A small spray-bottle of purified water can really help skin feel refreshed in hot summer weather, so slip one into your purse and leave it there till fall. Also, be sure to carry Simple Skincare Radiance Cleansing Wipes in your purse or car, so you can refresh your makeup in a pinch if you need to. It’s always better to start with a clean base, so if you’re on the go and can’t wash your face, makeup wipes are a summer must-have!
Finally, great summer skin starts from the inside. Including a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables in your diet is the best way to have radiant skin at any time of the year! During the summer, take advantage of your city’s farmers markets for affordable, seasonal produce, and look for a wide array of colors in your choices to ensure you’re getting a broad range of vitamins and nutrients.
With these tips, you’ll be boasting radiant summer skin in no time!
Written by Katy Atlas. You can read more from Katy on her blog, Sugarlaws.